One of the mysteries of application development are when systems depend on stable files that could be stored locally but aren't. Like when an infrequently updated schema is downloaded from, say, a national library, every time a task runs and one day that download doesn't work and every task run fails.
I had to inspect the http traffic from the Firefox developer console, but I finally found a few queries that retrieve some of this county's Covid-19 data in a machine readable format. The official presentation of the data, in this and a number of other California counties, is apparently only via some Microsoft business intelligence product embedded in a webpage. It has charts and tables, but it doesn't seem to be possible to copy and paste from the tables.
I'm kind of fascinated by:
1. A viral tweet going around today asking how ripe you like your bananas
2. Nearly the same image (difference appears to be just cropping) being used to ask essentially the same question in different words in August 2017
3. The original tweet* now having its photo blocked via copyright takedown
*The user's username is different now, so you get redirected from that URL
"...in a modern state much real power is suffused with boredom. The agents of planning are usually boring; the planning process is boring; the implementation of plans is always boring. In a democracy boredom works for bureaucracies and corporations as smell works for a skunk. It keeps danger away. Power does not have to be exercised behind the scenes. It can be open. The audience is asleep. The modern world is forged amidst our inattention."
Richard White, The Organic Machine
I would like it if you watched something I made about how the web and I grew up together (only if you have 15 uninterrupted minutes to spare). https://ashleyblewer.com/throttled.html
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