Links and Notes - Mon, Jun 10, 2019

6:05 p.m.

Temps have cooled late this afternoon. It's like early fall.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 10, 2019 5:52 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 66 F
Humidity : 58%
Wind Speed : NW 16 mph
Wind Gust 29 mph
Barometer : 30.02 in
Dewpoint: 51 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 10, 2019 5:53 pm EDT
Weather : Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
Temperature : 65 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : NW 24 mph
Wind Gust 33 mph
Barometer : 30.00 in
Dewpoint: 54 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 10, 2019 5:56 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 65 F
Humidity : 70%
Wind Speed : NW 12 mph
Wind Gust 25 mph
Barometer : 30.01 in
Dewpoint: 55 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 06:00 PM, Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Summary: Mostly Cloudy
Air Temp: 67 F
Dew Point: 55 F
Humidity: 66 %
Wind Direction: North-Northwest
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind Gust: 13 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 30.01 inches
UV Index: Low : 2.0
Cloud Cover: 91 % : Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 84 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: East

2:18 p.m.

Overcast day. Light rain fell most of the morning. Then it got windy at mid-day.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 10, 2019 1:52 pm EDT
Weather : Light Rain and Breezy
Temperature : 66 F
Humidity : 81%
Wind Speed : WNW 22 mph
Barometer : 29.92 in
Dewpoint: 60 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 10, 2019 1:53 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 73 F
Humidity : 71%
Wind Speed : WNW 15 mph
Barometer : 29.89 in
Dewpoint: 63 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 10, 2019 1:40 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 71 F
Humidity : 76%
Wind Speed : NW 12 mph
Wind Gust 20 mph
Barometer : 29.89 in
Dewpoint: 63 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 02:15 PM, Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Summary: Mostly Cloudy
Air Temp: 72 F
Dew Point: 63 F
Humidity: 72 %
Wind Direction: Northwest
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind Gust: 17 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 29.90 inches
UV Index: Moderate : 5.0
Cloud Cover: 83 % : Mostly Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 56 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: East


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jun 10, 2019 11:59 am

This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 16 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
433 am edt mon jun 10 2019

ohz003-110845-
lucas-
433 am edt mon jun 10 2019

this hazardous weather outlook is for northwest ohio.

.day one...today and tonight.

there is a moderate swimming risk for the beaches of lucas county for
late this afternoon through tonight. waves 2 to 4 feet will present a
heightened risk of rip currents for swimmers.

.days two through seven...tuesday through sunday.

hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.

Links

Buying into the Emacs Platform (2018) (two-wrongs.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20144552

https://indieweb.org/indiewebring


Perl 5.30.0 documentation site (perl.org)

https://perldoc.perl.org/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20146538

HN comment:

Is it just me, or is the site "faster" than most?

Reply:

Bet it's static or server-side rendered, and not running much JS in either case. Every time I've been surprised at the speed of a site in the last few years it's been static or some old-school server-side stuff—even PHP. All our "modern" web stacks are embarrassingly bloated and require heroic effort to be as fast as "bad" old tech.

Another HN comment:

I'm a JS dev but for a static site it shouldn't need JS to be readable.

https://perldoc.pl/


De-Googled Android Experience (swalladge.net)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20143707
https://www.swalladge.net/archives/2019/06/10/degoogled-android/

HN comment:

I de-Googled my Android 3 months ago, and the article reads as if I wrote it. I can totally relate to everything!

Without the Play store, I had to take long hard look at what apps are really essential to me, for which I cannot find a FOSS alternative. Turns out, except Spotify and banking, there was none! Without Google Play, I did not really feel the need to fill my phone with various apps... My primary email and SMS was all the communication I needed.

In the beginning, I missed my notifications. I felt almost uneasy if I did not check my phone every 30 minutes because I felt like I could be missing some urgent notification. However, after only a week, I noticed that nothing of importance was lost, but more importantly, how much focus I reclaimed!

I know this sounds cheesy, but de-cluttering my phone made me realize how much all the apps strived for my attention all the time.

Another HN comment:

I made a similar switch to Lineage about a year ago, and it's also been absolutely great. No regrets whatsoever. Also, AFAIK you can root your phone to fool play store checks, using something like Magisk if that's important enough.

https://lineageos.org/


The Anti-College Is on the Rise (nytimes.com)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/opinion/sunday/college-anti-college-mainstream-universities.html

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20140663


Kill Instant Messaging (dpc.pw)

https://dpc.pw/kill-instant-messaging

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20142907


Write HTML Like It's 1999 (bradleytaunt.com)

https://bradleytaunt.com/2019/06/08/html-like-1999/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20133817

https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/SPSD-html32-20180315/


Curated List of Open-Source Typefaces (beautifulwebtype.com)

https://beautifulwebtype.com/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20145304


Google Made $4.7B from the News Industry in 2018, Study Says (nytimes.com)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/09/business/media/google-news-industry-antitrust.html

https://mediagazer.com/190609/p7#a190609p7

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20146090

Top HN comment:

This is one of the flimsiest things I've ever seen in my life.

Turns out the number is entirely based on a quote in 2006 from Fortune editor Jon Fortt:

“The online giant figures that Google News funnels readers over to the main Google search engine, where they do searches that do produce ads. And that’s a nice business. Think of Google News as a $100 million search referral machine” [1]

He claims he got the number from Marissa Meyer at a tech conference lunch session, but without quoting her directly, and there's zero detail about whether it is supposed to represent revenue or a long-term valuation of the business.

Then the "study" says $100M was 0.7% of Google's revenue in 2006, and assumes it's still proportionally the same, which makes it $4.7B. [2]

Which is completely ridiculous. Google is a vastly larger and more diversified company now, but more importantly hardly needs News to drive users to Search. (Back in 2006 when Yahoo was still a major competitor maybe it did drive meaningful traffic to Search that wouldn't have occurred otherwise, but that's very hard to argue today.)

Twitter reaction, attached to the Mediagazer link.

Aron Pilhofer / @pilhofer: Oh my god is this nonsense. Marissa Mayer makes an offhanded comment in 2008 about a product that has literally no advertising or monetization whatsoever, and suddenly a decade later Google News accounts for 3.3% of Google's revenue? Bullshit.

"News Publishers Go To War With the Internet — and We All Lose"

https://buzzmachine.com/2019/06/10/news-publishers-go-to-war-with-the-internet%e2%80%8a-%e2%80%8aand-we-all-lose/

Around the world, news industry trade associations are corruptly cashing in their political capital — which they have because their members are newspapers, and politicians are scared of them — in desperate acts of protectionism to attack platform companies. The result is a raft of legislation that will damage the internet and in the end hurt everyone, including journalists and especially citizens.

The Times story itself is appalling as it swallowed the News Media Alliance’s PR whole, quoting people from the association and not including comment from Google until hours later. Many on Twitter were aghast at the poor journalism. I contacted Google PR, who said The Times did not reach out to the person who normally speaks on these matters or anyone in the company’s Washington office.

Wow. That actually sounds like fake news, published by the NY Times. It apparently is at least journalistic malpractice. It's more activist propaganda from a media industry that still cries about no longer being the gatekeepers of all information, thanks to the web making the internet popular.

Newspapers did not complain when they had local monopolies over local advertising as admitted this year by the NY Times.

More attached Mediagazer reactions:

Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Utter bullshit. Snippets in search are NOT content. Jeesh. They are links TO the publishers. Google does not monetize Google News. When it makes money on news it's by serving ads ON publishers' sites.

Damon Kiesow / @dkiesow: To summarize: This is a recap of all the complaints publishers have spouted at Google in the past decade. To wit: Google surfaces a lot of news in its search results. There is no rational economic argument being made aside from the specious math the NYT reported yesterday.

David Beard / @dabeard: Google made $4.7 BILLION off news last year. Ailing news publishers, whose newsrooms actually did the work, say they are entitled to that money https://www.nytimes.com/...

Humeyra Pamuk / @humeyra_pamuk: Utterly insane. In 2018, a year that saw newsrooms across the globe shrink & journalists laid off, Google made $4.7 billion, acc to a study, from the work of news publishers via search and Google News - content it does NOT pay for. https://www.nytimes.com/..

Aron Pilhofer @pilhofer Replying to @mathewi This is such a sad-sack own goal because there probably is a serious discussion to be had about the disparity between what Google makes from publishers and what publishes make from Google. But just making up big numbers as a blatant lobbying tactic ...

related comments at twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/pilhofer/status/1138147219872321536?p=p

Sick burn, but I’ll ignore that. Believe me, I am well aware — which is why I have dedicated so much time trying (and usually failing) to get news orgs to stop hoping for some magical savior and start radically transforming their businesses. Before it is too late.

https://mobile.twitter.com/nikkiusher/status/1138148299138064389?p=p

My response to the Google study: Regardless of who stepped in to fill the digital ad market, newspapers screwed up in presuming their monopoly over quality audiences.

It has never been the fault of Craigslist, Google, nor Facebook. The newspaper industry is responsible for the newspaper industry's woes.

https://mobile.twitter.com/pilhofer/status/1138149857938542593?p=p

Say the NMA got everything it wants and Google just wrote a check for $4.7 billion. Divide that by 11,258 (the number of news sites cited in their study… their number, in other words), and you get a cool $417,000 per newsroom. That ain’t going to save journalism.

Maybe the amount would not be evenly distributed. Maybe the distribution would be divided up by subscription numbers. Regardless, the money would last about a year for the Blade.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mathewi/status/1138153015452549123?p=p

This does seem more than a little odd. Why would the Times get a college sports reporter to write about a major study involving Google and the news industry?

https://mobile.twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu/status/1138082627607511040

Thread. One thing I would add: by the time the disruption hit, the culture of the newspaper business was so influenced by near-monopoly status that it made dramatic adaptation virtually impossible.

Yes, local newspapers had a monopoly on local ads and most of the info that dictated local policies.

Whoops:

https://twitter.com/dabeard/status/1137811814241226752

Google made $4.7 BILLION off news last year. Ailing news publishers, whose newsrooms actually did the work, say they are entitled to that money

That's what happens when rushing to share crap on the platform that is the king-master of misinformation.

Another tweet, this time from a Reuters journalist who should know better. But hey, since the story came from the NY Times, other journalists assume that the numbers are valid. Where's the curiosity module? Where's the suspicion module? Where's the logic module?

https://twitter.com/humeyra_pamuk/status/1137815496982769664

Utterly insane. In 2018, a year that saw newsrooms across the globe shrink & journalists laid off, Google made $4.7 billion, acc to a study, from the work of news publishers via search and Google News - content it does NOT pay for.