Big oil’s bad, bad day

Tremendously good news from court rulings and shareholder votes that may finally Force the fossil-fuel industry to make systemic changes. From an email sent by Bill McKibben for The New Yorker dated May 26, 2021: In what may be the most cataclysmic day so far for the traditional fossil-fuel industry, a remarkable set of shareholder … Continue reading Big oil’s bad, bad day

Kindness has not died

The vignette where a friend came to sit with her during chemo but had to call up to get her last name before being allowed in is so very typical of modern life. Kindness to strangers -- we all rely on it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/single-coping-with-cancer/2021/05/21/3e703822-a839-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.html Perspective I had ovarian cancer, was single and living by myself. But … Continue reading Kindness has not died

All of Apple OS need to be updated now for security, but there are plums as well

https://macdailynews.com/2021/05/25/whats-new-in-ios-14-6-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/ What’s new in iOS 14.6 for iPhone and iPod touch Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:54 amNo Comments Software Update Apple has released iOS 14.6 which includes support for Apple Card Family and Podcasts subscriptions. This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone. Apple Card Family • Apple Card can be shared with up to … Continue reading All of Apple OS need to be updated now for security, but there are plums as well

Absolute best ice cream spots in NYC

Links to Instagram and the photos will require that you click thru to the article. https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/food/best-nyc-ice-cream-spots-to-cool-off The Absolute Best Ice Cream Spots In NYCby Christie Grimm · May 20, What would summer in the city be without the occasional scoop and stroll? Cup or cone? Vegan or culinary maximalist? No matter your ice cream persuasion, click through … Continue reading Absolute best ice cream spots in NYC

America is now on the honor system as to anyone’s vaccination status

Good explanation of the idiotic situation we’re now in now. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/05/america-covid-vaccine-honor-system/618891/ No One Actually Knows If You’re Vaccinated America has always been on the vaccine honor system.IAN BOGOSTMAY 14, 2021 ADAM MAIDA / THE ATLANTIC / GETTY If you have been fortunate enough to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you also possess an essential, high-tech tool … Continue reading America is now on the honor system as to anyone’s vaccination status

Apple Card owners won’t be able to combine existing accounts until July

First, here’s an article with the ins and outs of the new tweaks to the Apple Card to allow multiple users: https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/24/how-to-share-apple-card/ And here’s the reason you don’t need to be in a rush to understand the details: https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/24/apple-card-merging-in-july/ PSA: Apple Card Owners Won’t Be Able to Combine Existing Accounts Until July Monday May 24, … Continue reading Apple Card owners won’t be able to combine existing accounts until July

15 iPhone apps worth downloading

15 iPhone Apps That Will Make Your Life Much Easier BY FRANKIE ADKINS ON 5/22/21 AT 7:00 AM EDT What would we do without smartphones? Constantly in our hands or our pockets, our trusty devices make our lives easier and more efficient. Apps are on the rise, with more than 218 billion app downloads in 2020, according … Continue reading 15 iPhone apps worth downloading

Here’s a beach read for you

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/20/books/review/summer-on-the-bluffs-sunny-hostin.html? When Your Name Is Sunny (Hostin), Your Beach Read Belongs on the Best-Seller List Sunny Hostin’s first book was a memoir, “I Am These Truths.”Credit...Miller Mobley By Elisabeth Egan May 20, 2021 SUNNY SIDE UP Wherever she goes, Sunny Hostin leaves stacks of books in her wake. In a phone interview, the co-host of “The View” described her … Continue reading Here’s a beach read for you

Apple doesn’t dominate in all of its markets — and that’s a good thing

Very thoughtful explanation of Apple's standing in various product categories -- only the leader in two -- and why that affords Apple the opportunity to innovate and compete. Personal note: as my readership increases, I should explain the plentiful Apple posts. I have no connection with the company other than as a shareholder -- and … Continue reading Apple doesn’t dominate in all of its markets — and that’s a good thing

Plants you should not grow outside

backyardvitality.com/plants-should-never-grow-in-garden/?  Plants You Should NEVER Grow in Your Garden Words by Taylor Ramsey April 19, 2019 It may seem strange to cultivate a list of flowers you should avoid planting in your garden, however it is vital to be aware of some eye-catching beauties that are more trouble than they’re worth. These plants are either toxic, … Continue reading Plants you should not grow outside

Fullest account I could find of Tim Cook’s exchange with the judge in Epic/Apple litigation

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/21/22448023/epic-apple-fortnite-antitrust-lawsuit-judge-tim-cook-app-store-questions Tim Cook faces harsh questions about the App Store from judge in Fortnite trial ‘Your action wasn’t the result of competition’By Adi Robertson@thedextriarchy  May 21, 2021, 5:03pm EDT Apple called CEO Tim Cook to conclude three weeks of testimony in Epic v. Apple — and with the end of the trial approaching, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers engaged Cook … Continue reading Fullest account I could find of Tim Cook’s exchange with the judge in Epic/Apple litigation

Zombie fires a new threat in the Arctic

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/a-zombie-fire-outbreak-may-be-growing-in-the-north/ A zombie-fire outbreak may be growing in the north "Overwintering" fires smolder under the snow, reigniting vegetation in the spring. MATT SIMON, WIRED.COM -  5/22/2021, 7:30 AM Enlarge / White smoke rising from the tundra in front of the Baird Mountains.Western Arctic National Parklands (CC BY 2.0) Each winter, as snow blankets Alaska and northern Canada, the wildfires … Continue reading Zombie fires a new threat in the Arctic