Links and Notes - Fri, Jan 4, 2019

2:33 p.m.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jan 4, 2019 1:52 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 51 F
Humidity : 35%
Wind Speed : SW 8 mph
Barometer : 29.74 in
Dewpoint: 24 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
(formerly Metcalf Airport)
Jan 4, 2019 1:53 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 45 F
Humidity : 53%
Wind Speed : SW 12 mph
Barometer : 29.76 in
Dewpoint: 29 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 39 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
(near Lambertville)
Jan 4, 2019 1:55 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 50 F
Humidity : 39%
Wind Speed : W 7 mph
Barometer : 29.74 in
Dewpoint: 26 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 47 F

1:47 p.m.

Sunny, early spring-like day.

Conditions from about an hour ago:

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jan 4, 2019 12:52 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 49 F
Humidity : 40%
Wind Speed : SW 8 mph
Barometer : 29.77 in
Dewpoint: 26 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 46 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
(formerly Metcalf Airport)
Jan 4, 2019 12:53 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 41 F
Humidity : 65%
Wind Speed : SSW 9 mph
Barometer : 29.79 in
Dewpoint: 30 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 35 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
(near Lambertville)
Jan 4, 2019 1:16 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 49 F
Humidity : 42%
Wind Speed : WSW 8 mph
Barometer : 29.75 in
Dewpoint: 27 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 46 F

9:20 a.m.

January starts like December: comfortably mild with daytime temps in the 30s and 40s and lows in the 20s. March weather. Maple tree sap flowing weather.

October and November were chilly. December was mild and either snowless or nearly snowless. It might have snowed at the beginning of the month.

We received a skiff of snow on Jan 2. It was not measurable. I'm fine with this mid-South winter weather. It's easy to get around.

I have not looked into why our weather has been mild for the past five weeks-plus, but I assume that the jet stream is flowing west to east, instead of dipping down from Canada.

TOL:
Jan 4, 2019 8:52 am EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 33 F
Humidity : 75%
Wind Speed : SW 7 mph
Barometer : 29.88 in
Dewpoint: 26 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 27 F


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jan 4, 2019 5:55 am

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Light northwest wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 44. West wind 5 to 11 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 11 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday: A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then rain. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Links

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Super Wealthy be Taxed Up to 70% to Fund ‘Green New Deal’"

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-calls-for-super-wealthy-to-be-taxed-70-to-fund-green-new-deal/

copyright story
https://www.wired.com/story/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-dancing-video/

In her new book, Jill Abramson says the NYT's publisher drafted a letter “all but apologizing” to the Chinese govt for a Pulitzer-winning story on corruption
http://www.fastcompany.com/90287753/former-nyt-editor-claims-publisher-drafted-letter-all-but-apologizing-to-china-for-tough-story

https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-political-scene/who-killed-the-weekly-standard

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/technology/weather-channel-app-lawsuit.html


https://www.businessinsider.com/all-of-axios-technology-product-and-design-leadership-has-left-the-company-in-the-past-six-months-2019-1?op=1

Tensions between the ad and product sides at ad-driven media companies are inherent. The ad side wants to maximize revenue, which can conflict with the user experience. At Axios, former employees said, the lofty goal of serving the reader sometimes ran up against the pursuit of ad dollars.

That's an amazingly insightful paragraph, but it's also what's assumed by us readers. It's not new information. It's confirming a long-held belief.

At media orgs, bloated, nearly useless websites may not have come from developers and designers on their own. Other departments might have forced the developers and the designers to bloat websites with ads and other crapware, harming the user experience.

Ad people don't care about the UI/UX.

For one thing, the company has launched multiple newsletters, 18 in total, which, as some see it, runs the risk of confusing readers. And Axios just bought Kendall Baker's Sports Internet newsletter and will relaunch it as Axios Sports on January 7.

It's pretty wild that email newsletters can be bought.

This part by Axios is confusing.

A planned mobile app was another sore point mentioned by some former employees. The goal was to make the app distinct from the website, but leaders would add web-like features that would water down the differentiation, people involved said. Months of work later, the app never came out, as the project ended up being delayed to this year.

About the business:

And by its own accounts, Axios is still in strong growth mode. It has said revenue would double in 2018, to more than $20 million, and projects doubling revenue yet again in 2019. Axios has 145 employees, up from 35 at launch, and plans to add another 60 in 2019. Original and new investors put in another $20 million less than a year after the company's founding.

https://www.axios.com/axios-sports-newsletter-launch-kendall-baker-74e34d03-451e-4ef2-98e8-c0e404f99eb2.html

I'm beyond excited to announce that Sports Internet has been acquired by Axios and will be relaunching as Axios Sports on Monday.

When I launched Sports Internet, the description I wrote in my notepad read: "Axios but for sports." I kid you not. Needless to say, I've been inspired by their formatting, style and brevity since day one.


it's rough in toledo at times.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/01/03/fund-raiser-marcus-bailey-homeboys-sports-bar-grille/stories/20190102104

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/courts/2019/01/03/elizabeth-lecron-vincent-armstrong-federally-indicted-for-bar-attack-plans/stories/20190103155

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/01/03/man-beaten-into-unconsciousness-during-fight-outside-toledo-hotel/stories/20190103121

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/01/03/toledo-police-department-two-shot/stories/20190103189

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/courts/2019/01/03/toledo-christopher-krauzer-life-sentence-fatal-shooting-property-line-dispute/stories/20190103120


good overview of the series. 14-min video

The Wire: Jimmy McNulty - "Good Police"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85FzjM-GkCk