Links and Notes - Sun, Jun 29, 2019

Edit: - this page is for Saturday, June 29, 2019 and not Sunday.

7:29 p.m.

Temps were in the upper 80s at 7pm. It feels humid.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 29, 2019 6:52 pm EDT
Weather : Light Rain
Temperature : 88 F
Humidity : 52%
Wind Speed : NNW 10 mph
Barometer : 29.99 in
Dewpoint: 68 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 92 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 29, 2019 6:53 pm EDT
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 87 F
Humidity : 55%
Wind Speed : NW 16 mph
Barometer : 30.00 in
Dewpoint: 69 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 91 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 29, 2019 7:17 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 87 F
Humidity : 53%
Wind Speed : NNW 7 mph
Barometer : 29.99 in
Dewpoint: 68 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 90 F

Date and Time: 07:30 PM, Sat, Jun 29, 2019
Summary: Mostly Cloudy
Air Temp: 87 F
Dew Point: 67 F
Humidity: 51 %
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 6 mph
Wind Gust: 8 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 90 F
Pressure: 29.99 inches
UV Index: Low : 1.0
Cloud Cover: 62 % : Partly Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 7.838 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 54 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: Southeast

1:39 p.m.

Today is the fourth consecutive 90-degree day.

This morning, I heard the EAWP in the distance, further from our home. I first heard the EAWP around our home last Saturday, and I have heard each day since, except for Tuesday. Sometimes, it sounds further away, and sometimes it's over our property.

1:02 p.m.

Deb and I participated in a field trip at Oak Openings Metropark, led by Elliot Tramer, from 9:18 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Always informative with Elliot.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 29, 2019 12:52 pm EDT
Weather : Partly Cloudy
Temperature : 91 F
Humidity : 47%
Wind Speed : W 12 mph
Barometer : 30.08 in
Dewpoint: 68 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 95 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 29, 2019 12:53 pm EDT
Weather : A Few Clouds
Temperature : 89 F
Humidity : 54%
Wind Speed : W 12 mph
Wind Gust 21 mph
Barometer : 30.08 in
Dewpoint: 70 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 94 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 29, 2019 12:35 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 87 F
Humidity : 55%
Wind Speed : W 6 mph
Barometer : 30.08 in
Dewpoint: 69 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 91 F

Date and Time: 01:00 PM, Sat, Jun 29, 2019
Summary: Partly Cloudy
Air Temp: 89 F
Dew Point: 69 F
Humidity: 52 %
Wind Direction: West-Southwest
Wind Speed: 8 mph
Wind Gust: 10 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 93 F
Pressure: 30.08 inches
UV Index: Very High : 8.0
Cloud Cover: 32 % : Partly Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 72 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: East-Northeast

7:18 a.m.

Warm morning.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jun 29, 2019 6:52 am EDT
Weather : A Few Clouds
Temperature : 78 F
Humidity : 67%
Wind Speed : WSW 8 mph
Barometer : 30.09 in
Dewpoint: 66 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jun 29, 2019 6:53 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 76 F
Humidity : 76%
Wind Speed : WSW 7 mph
Barometer : 30.10 in
Dewpoint: 68 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Jun 29, 2019 6:59 am EDT
Weather : Partly Cloudy
Temperature : 76 F
Humidity : 79%
Wind Speed : WSW 5 mph
Barometer : 30.09 in
Dewpoint: 69 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
559 am edt sat jun 29 2019

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559 am edt sat jun 29 2019

this hazardous weather outlook is for north central ohio, northeast
ohio, northwest ohio and northwest pennsylvania.

.day one...today and tonight.

scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon.
thunderstorms will be focused along the lake breeze initially, then
shift south with time into this evening ahead of a cold front.
thunderstorms today will pose a marginal risk for severe weather with
a few of the strongest thunderstorms producing hail to one inch in
diameter and wind gusts of 50-60 mph. locally heavy rainfall will
also be possible. thunderstorms will be strongest between 3 pm and 8
pm.

.days two through seven...sunday through friday.

no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jun 29, 2019 7:01 am

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 66. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 9 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Independence Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Links


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Previous version text

As long as the wonderfully-bloated and complex web browsers can render simple HTML text, even for websites that only use "http" instead of "https", then the web remains useful.

And even if the so-called modern web browsers discriminate against old websites that use old technology, then the lesser-known, feature-limited, alternative web browsers, such as Lynx, w3m, links2 -g, and NetSurf, will fill the void and support the sturdy, simplified web. I don't need a 50 gigabyte modern web browser to read HTML text.

I feel sorry for people who think that the web is boring. Maybe they should use the social media silos less. Maybe social media is making people lazy and less curious.


https://mediagazer.com/190628/p16#a190628p16

Days after its 150th birthday, The Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio, announces it will stop production; sources say the paper's final issue will be in mid-August

Need a billionaire buyer.

http://www.wfmj.com/story/40723209/vindicator-announces-it-will-stop-production

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/06/the-vindicator-youngstowns-daily-newspaper-will-close-after-150-years.html

Paul Farhi / @farhip: This tells you how dire the state of local news is. No “digital only” fallback strategy. No three-days-a-week print schedule. A daily newspaper just shuts it all down after more than 100 years:

https://twitter.com/jbenton/status/1144922918884978691

Joshua Benton / @jbenton: Well, my fear was correct: The owners of the Youngstown paper did try to sell it and couldn't find a buyer. That's a very bad sign. There has always been a buyer for a monopoly local newspaper, always.

A monopoly?

https://mobile.twitter.com/jbenton

Occasional enemy of the American people. I run @niemanlab at Harvard.

And he called a local newspaper a monopoly.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BillyPolcha/status/1144937058177290240?p=p

Once again Youngstown is ground central for an industry closing. First steel(my father engineer) mills, then distribution centers (my family), now family owned local monopoly newspaper.

Sounds like the Toledo Blade and its owner the Block family of Block Communications.

Mike Sisak / @mikesisak: Youngstown, Ohio NEEDS a strong news outlet like the Vindicator. All communities do. The subscription renaissance that's boosted the Post and Times hasn't reached small markets, but the need for quality journalism is dire everywhere. Fewer reporters = less accountability.

I'm unconvinced about the Blade's accountability of local, taxpayer funded entities over the past 18 years. I would say that the Blade, through its activist journalism, led by the publisher, has been the cause or enabler of many problems in Toledo this century.

Mike Hixenbaugh / @mike_hixenbaugh: No newspaper in the town that brought us Jim Traficant. A huge victory for forces of darkness, and depressing news for a region where there's already plenty to go around. Can we get a @propublica office in the Steel Valley?

https://mobile.twitter.com/BillyPolcha/status/1144927643957174273?p=p

I am in Youngstown right now visiting family. Last night on local broadcast news Mr Brown claimed that The Vindy has lost $ in 20 of the last 22 years, owners used a "private rainy day fund" to keep the Vindy open. Warren Tribune still prints daily.

Since 1997, the Vindy lost money every year but two years. 1997. That's one year after Craigslist launched its website, and two years after Craigslist started as an email list service. But media people still today blame Craigslist for the newspaper industry's demise. I doubt that Craigslist had any impact on Youngstown and the Vindy in 1997, 1998, 1999, etc.

Lexi Belculfine / @lexibelc: This is completely devastating. The rust belt needs and deserves a thriving free press. And we say over, and over, like a drum beat: News isn't free. Your subscriptions matter. Support democracy.

Democracy? That's a bit hyperbolic.

Subscriptions matter little to none in Toledo, regarding the Toledo Blade. The Blade may have lost money every year since the early 1980s. The Blade is subsidized by the Block family's other businesses that are still profitable: internet service provider and cable TV provider.

Last month ...

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/readers-leaders-react-to-sale-of-eagles-assets

With news breaking Thursday that after 151 years, local ownership for the Reading Eagle was nearing an end — Denver, Colorado-based MediaNews Group was announced as the only qualified bidder in the company's bankruptcy sale — local leaders and newspaper readers spoke with sentimentality and appreciation Friday about the publication.

Maybe someone will swoop in and save the Vindicator.


A young journalist with a personal website, but she does not blog on her site. Naturally, she uses the Twitter. Sigh. Journalists moan about the demise of their industry while I moan about the demise of the open web, which is hastened by journalists and media orgs. We also need a large, open web, like we need local journalism.

https://lexibelculfine.com/


Report: multiple publishers have been unimpressed with revenue from Apple News+; one said revenue has been one twentieth of what Apple said it would be

https://mediagazer.com/190628/p18#a190628p18

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/28/publishers-apple-news-plus-revenue/

Gee, what a shock. No problem though. Big Tech will dangle another carrot in front of the media industry, which will gladly jump into the snare. How many times has this occurred this decade, and the media don't learn, yet they continue to blame Big Tech. The media have enslaved themselves to Big Tech.

Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: I too would like to subtweet all the newsroom leaders I warned about Apple News and Facebook Video. It's amazing how desperate executives are for any promise of profit without weighing the costs.

Mike Dudas / @mdudas: The Apple News subscription product is delivering revenue 95% lower than what publishers were forecast by Apple

That's not a small miss in the forecast.

Rafat Ali / @rafat: Apple News+, also not the savior of news.

The savior of news role began this decade with Apple release its iPad in 2010.

Laurie Voss / @seldo: In a complete shocker that nobody could have predicted, publishers are not making very much money from Apple News+:

Tony Haile / @arctictony: Jibes with what I've been hearing. Choosing paywall access within a siloed app as their core value prop meant that Apple News+ was stuck offering something people didn't need on sites they didn't read.


Many of the NOLA Advocate's merged newsroom staffers come from the Times-Picayune; Advocate was offering 25-40% less pay in some cases, says columnist

https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/in-new-orleans-two-rival-newspaper-organizations-become-one-this-weekend/

Marshall Ramsey / @marshallramsey: If someone had told me in the days and months after Katrina, that the New Orleans Times-Picayune would be gone in a few years, I would have told them that they were nuts. Yet here we are.

A few years? It was about 14 years. Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana and Mississippi areas in August 2005. 14 is not a few.

A lot of technological changes have occurred in the digital landscape, since 2005.

It could be argued that more tech changes have occurred between 2005 and 2019 than between 1990 and 2005. The web began around 1990. Tech evolution gobbled up the Times-Picayune.


Local news outlet The City partners with the Brooklyn Public Library for a yearlong project to make local news more collaborative via 24 neighborhood meetings

https://thecity.nyc/2019/06/how-can-news-better-serve-you-join-the-open-newsroom.html


https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-moves-mac-pro-production-to-china-11561728769

The tech giant has tapped Taiwanese contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to manufacture the $6,000 desktop computer and is ramping up production at a factory near Shanghai, the people said. Apple can save on shipping costs for components given the proximity of many of its suppliers to Shanghai, rather than having to supply a factory in the U.S.

$6,000???