I’m glad they found a new source of drinkable water for Hawaii, but worry that pumping this water will allow the intrusion of seawater.
Covid must be taking a toll on college applications. Just watched an ad for a college emphasizing the application fee is being waived. While important it’s not the only criteria when applying. Turns out there is a whole bunch of colleges with no application fee as well as a bunch of colleges with application fee waivers.
I suspect the process still has legacies even after the sports admission scandal.
$3000 signing bonuses to new workers, but a shiny $10 turkey certificate to existing employees, sounds about right for hyper capitalism.
Steve Jobs felt the same way about the employees who built his company. Refused to give stock to some early employees. Stock options were for new hires, to entice them to join, not people he already owned.
I’m starting to think we were better off when packages arrived without knowing every detail of the journey. While checking to see where a recent package is, I discovered that the tracking codes were of no help. USPS AWAITS ITEM was chronologically after USPS IN POSSESSION OF ITEM, which doesn’t make sense. And then there are the codes that don’t mean anything to the end user like, PRE-SHIPMENT INFO SENT.
If you want to go down the rabbit hole, here is a guide.
If you think you’re going to use the movies to figure out to beat the house, think again.
Today’s song cue
Every time I think I’m having trouble keeping up with the news I get a sign that someone else is falling further behind. The latest spam that got past the email filters is about how Obama is the anti-christ. If you’re going to warn the world about Barack Obama you’re 12 years too late. I would have expected to see Trump or Biden in a quest for clickbait spam, not Obama who isn’t even running this year.
We’re now three Epic Rap Battles past when this warning would have been in time to save us all.
Chicago sums it up with today’s song cue, “Does anybody really know what time it is?”
Novel idea to use light poles in cities to host all sorts of services for the public. One of the proposed use cases is searching for buried bodies. First thought was how often will killers be burying bodies by the light poles unless they didn’t bring a flashlight.
With a reread after the spit take, I realize the intent was after disasters, but in that case won’t the poles near the incident also be affected and unable to be used to search for bodies.
I wish the research team well and hope they “Don’t Stop Believing”
Donald Trump has been attacking the post office, but missing the mark as delivery has continued without interruption despite a pandemic. Also, UPS and Fedex continue to use the post office to deliver the last mile for their packages indicating a level of confidence in the ability of USPS to get packages to customers.
I recently received a survey from USPS about my “recent delivery service”. There is no recent delivery service since the specific business the letter was sent to wrapped up the LLC years ago.
I’ve had a lot of mailings this year from business to business services attempting to reach that closed business. No forwarding order or other paperwork filled out that would give the post office data to sell. Not sure if the post office purchased stale data or is so behind that the survey is only now being sent out.
So it seems a bit presumptuous to send postcards on how to drive through a roundabout, but all the roundabout fail videos indicate that it’s a real problem.
Song cue for today is Roundabout by Yes. The opening crescendo is kind of a tease since it could also be that you’re about to hear Heavy Metal by Don Felder.
No laughing matter with the driver having a small child in the car, but I can’t get the Dukes of Hazzard theme song out of my head now.