Links and Notes - Mon, Jun 3, 2019

8:28 p.m.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 3, 2019 7:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 69 F
Humidity : 32%
Wind Speed : WNW 5 mph
Barometer : 30.09 in
Dewpoint: 38 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 3, 2019 7:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 66 F
Humidity : 39%
Wind Speed : SSW 5 mph
Barometer : 30.10 in
Dewpoint: 40 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 3, 2019 7:56 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 65 F
Humidity : 40%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.09 in
Dewpoint: 40 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 3, 2019 6:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 68 F
Humidity : 36%
Wind Speed : WSW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.09 in
Dewpoint: 40 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 3, 2019 6:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 67 F
Humidity : 36%
Wind Speed : W 3 mph
Barometer : 30.11 in
Dewpoint: 39 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 3, 2019 7:35 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 67 F
Humidity : 37%
Wind Speed : WNW 3 mph
Barometer : 30.09 in
Dewpoint: 40 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

3:52 p.m.

Amazing day of weather.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 3, 2019 2:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 66 F
Humidity : 34%
Wind Speed : W 3 mph
Barometer : 30.12 in
Dewpoint: 37 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 3, 2019 2:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 63 F
Humidity : 43%
Wind Speed : ESE 9 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 40 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 3, 2019 3:36 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 64 F
Humidity : 37%
Wind Speed : NNW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 37 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

8:29 a.m.

Sunny, clear sky, cool, pleasant morning. I like this weather. Chilly early summer weather. Nice. Temps were in the upper 40s to low 50s this morning.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 3, 2019 7:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 50 F
Humidity : 54%
Wind Speed : N 7 mph
Barometer : 30.12 in
Dewpoint: 34 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 47 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 3, 2019 7:53 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 51 F
Humidity : 52%
Wind Speed : N 8 mph
Barometer : 30.12 in
Dewpoint: 34 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 3, 2019 7:56 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 49 F
Humidity : 63%
Wind Speed : NNW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.12 in
Dewpoint: 37 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 46 F

Dark Sky:
Date and Time: 08:30 AM, Mon, Jun 03, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 52 F
Dew Point: 37 F
Humidity: 56 %
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 4 mph
Wind Gust: 4 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 30.12 inches
UV Index: Low : 1.0
Cloud Cover: 0 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 220 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: East-Northeast


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jun 3, 2019 7:25 am

Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Links

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/03/my419life-iconic-restaurants-populate-toledo-area/stories/20190507001

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/03/my419life-made-in-toledo-almondina-cookies/stories/20190509140

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/03/my419life-water-a-magnet-for-an-array-of-recreational-interests/stories/20190526003

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/02/toledo-science-society-pledges-1-million-imagination-station-keybank-theater/stories/20190602158

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/02/Wildlife-Festival-a-draw-for-animal-lovers/stories/20190602164

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/community-events/2019/06/02/glass-city-balloon-festival-returns-rossford-september-2019/stories/20190530019

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/transportation/2019/06/02/toledo-road-construction-pavement-restoration-lane-closures/stories/20190602128

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/445896-poll-biden-has-18-point-lead-on-democratic-field-sanders-only-other

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/29/bernie-sanders-supporters-distrust-joe-biden-poll-/

https://www.france24.com/en/20190530-will-apples-roots-china-hold-fast-amid-political-storm

https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/lockport-to-test-new-school-safety-system-next-week/article_159eff1c-74f1-5490-83ac-1ba1c5123ab9.html

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/us-money-funding-facial-recognition-sensetime-megvii


apparently, google cloud was down for a while yesterday. i never noticed. t

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-02/did-government-just-test-internet-kill-switch

At 3pmET, it appears that Google Cloud (affecting Gmail, YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, and Facebook among others) mysteriously (and almost unprecedently) went offline.

The only service listed that I occasionally use for entertainment purposes only is YouTube. We were at the Old West End festival yesterday from about 1:00 p.m. to around 7:00 p.m. It was gorgeous afternoon with eclectic people, great live music, and tasty beverages and grub.

google cloud is down
google compute engine is down
gmail is down
google drive is down
nest is down
youtube is down
snapchat is down
uber is down
nextDNS is down
Pokemon Go is down
App Engine is down
...
google advertising up

https://www.fastcompany.com/90358396/that-major-google-outage-meant-some-nest-users-couldnt-unlock-doors-or-use-the-ac

That major Google outage meant some Nest users couldn’t unlock doors or use the AC

If you’re a Google user, you probably noticed some trouble last night when trying to access Google-owned services. Last night, Google reported several issues with its Cloud Platform, which made several Google sites slow or inoperable. Because of this, many of Google’s sites and services–including Gmail, G Suite, and YouTube–were slow or completely down for users in the U.S. and Europe.

However, the Google Cloud outage also affected third-party apps and services that use Google Cloud space for hosting. Affected third-party apps and services include Discord, Snapchat, and even Apple’s iCloud services.

But an especially annoying side effect of Google Cloud’s downtime was that Nest-branded smart home products for some users just failed to work. According to reports from Twitter, many people were unable to use their Nest thermostats, Nest smart locks, and Nest cameras during the downtime. This essentially meant that because of a cloud storage outage, people were prevented from getting inside their homes, using their AC, and monitoring their babies.

For Google’s part, the company says a “network congestion issue in eastern USA” was causing the problems and that those issues have now been resolved as of 4 p.m. PT on Sunday. Still, the downtime of their Cloud Platform goes a long way to showing what can happen in an age when smart home technology requires always being connected to the cloud.


holy crap. this is bizarre but unsurprising.

https://www.bottomless.com/

The world of coffee is wonderfully diverse, with many great ways to brew, roast and drink. The best coffee experience is the one you like. No matter how you like your coffee experience, we aim to make it more fresh and convenient.

As busy young professionals, we found it hard to find the time to shop.

Probably because they spend too much of the free time wasting it on social media. People have always been busy, but they still found time to shop. These are excuses. Fabricated problems. First-world whining.

We grew especially frustrated with repeatedly buying the same stuff over and over again so we sought to build a better way. That’s when we realized that data on our consumption could enable our favorite sellers to ship us products to arrive at just the right time.

In early 2016, we saw that fresh coffee beans would be the perfect product for the distribution system we had always envisioned, and Bottomless was born.

Get roasted-to-order coffee, sent when you need it.

Buy the first bag and get the smart scale free of charge.

The smart scale is obviously a wifi-enabled device. The bag of coffee remains on the smart scale. When the coffee is used, the bag weighs less, and the scale phones home this info. When the weight of the coffee bag reaches a low enough point, new coffee is mailed.

Interesting, but whacked a hell. What if I prefer coffee beans from Toledo area roasters? Support local businesses.

Sync it with your WiFi network once, then leave your coffee bag on it. The scale then learns from your consumption and re-orders for you at just the right time.

You will get an alert 12-24 hours before orders are placed so you have a chance to change your coffee, postpone or cancel.

You can also customize how "eager" our algorithms are to order for you. We adapt to your needs using real-time data on your consumption.

Solving the great problems of the world. Maybe if people drank less coffee, especially the sun-grown type, more habitat would be preserved in Central and South America.

We have an online store featuring a variety of roasters. If you like consistency, you can pick a specific coffee which will be reordered repeatedly.

So probably no Toledo area coffee roasters. Plus when I drink coffee, which is rare nowadays, I prefer to use beans that I roasted in the backyard.

The scale is battery powered and lasts for months at a time on a single charge.

The only sensor in the scale is a weight sensor.

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