Links and Notes - Mon, Nov 25, 2019

9:36 a.m.

Sunny morning. Barney and I walked for 40 to 45 minutes. On Saturday, we walked for at least 55 minutes. We walked longish yesterday morning too. Temps were below freezing on Saturday morning, but most mornings over the past week, our temps have been above freezing. But we have experienced very little precip, since the snowfall two weeks ago. We received some drizzle or very light rain last Thursday, and that has been it for precip, which is nice. The weather has been stable for November.

That will change on Wednesday. It will be November windy.

TOL:
Nov 25, 2019 8:52 am EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 40 F
Humidity : 79%
Wind Speed : SSW 10 mph
Barometer : 29.69 in
Dewpoint: 34 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 34 F


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Nov 25, 2019 6:40 am

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: A chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 49. Southeast wind 7 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 55. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 23 mph becoming southwest 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy.

Thanksgiving Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

Friday Night: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
704 am est mon nov 25 2019

.synopsis...
low pressure will move slowly east across the northern great lakes
today through tuesday. a rapidly deepening low pressure system will
move northeast from the oklahoma panhandle to the central great
lakes by wednesday. a cold front will sweep east across the local
area wednesday afternoon. the low will move off the coast of maine
thanksgiving day. large high pressure will move east across central
ontario, canada with a ridge extending south across the area to the
gulf coast states thursday. the ridge will dominate the area through
friday.

&&

.near term /through tuesday/...
not too many changes to the forecast this morning with this
update. the mid level clouds are beginning to erode from west to
east across the region as the ridge of high pressure strengthens
over the east coast and warm air advects into the region.
believe that these mid-level clouds will completely vanish by
late morning/early afternoon before some diurnal cumulus
attempts to form over the region later this afternoon. did not
really touch afternoon temperatures but could see them creeping
higher than the current forecast and will address that with
later updates.

previous discussion...
broad lazy troughiness will be the rule across the area through the
next 36 hours in the upper levels. a series of shortwave troughs
will move east through the mean flow during the period. however, a
deep digging upper level low pressure system will dive into the
western united states tuesday. this will be the impetus for a
rapidly intensifying low pressure system that will develop over the
oklahoma panhandle tuesday. as the upper level low pressure system
begins to lift out to the northeast with its resultant negatively
tilted trough, the surface low will begin to track northeast toward
the local area.

for the most part, generally fair weather will be the rule during
this period. the minor exception will be in the extreme northeast
portion of the forecast area where the weak low could push enough
moisture along with lake enhancement to produce a brief shower or
sprinkle and possibly some wet snow mixed in this morning over that
area. the next big chance for precipitation will arrive tuesday
afternoon in the extreme west well in advance of the rapidly
deepening surface low pressure system.

some slight warm air advection will take place today through
tomorrow as high pressure sitting off the carolina coast works in
combination with weak surface low pressure system to produce a mild
south to southwest flow across the area. this should help to bring
the warmer air into the region.

&&

.short term /tuesday night through thursday night/...
the period begins with a strong surface low over ks that will
strengthen further as it reaches northern lake michigan and vicinity
by early wednesday afternoon. the accompanying warm front should
sweep northeast over our cwa tuesday night. the low should then
advance eastward to near the canadian maritimes by nightfall on
thursday. accordingly, the trailing cold front should sweep through
our cwa from west to east wednesday afternoon and be followed by
high pressure ridging building from northern on. the low pressure
system will be accompanied by a tight pressure gradient and strong
wind field aloft. these factors, combined with boundary layer
mixing, will result in strong and gusty surface winds, especially
late wednesday morning through afternoon. wind headlines are
probable for this storm system with future updates to our forecast.

rain will overspread our region from the southwest tuesday night
with the approach and eventual passage of the warm front. additional
periods of rain are then expected along and ahead of the cold front
wednesday morning into afternoon. the rainfall will likely be heavy
at times as the low pressure system`s warm conveyor belt taps into
copious amounts of moisture from the gulf of mexico. as cold air
deepens behind the cold front, westerly to northwesterly low-level
flow should direct multiple bands of lake effect rain and/or snow
across the northeast oh and northwest pa snowbelt wednesday evening
into thursday morning. any lingering lake effect precip should then
end thursday afternoon as the stabilizing high pressure ridge causes
lake-induced instability to wane. at this point, any lake snow
accumulations look to be minor (i.e. no more than an inch or two)
and confined to the higher terrain of the snowbelt.

abundant cloud cover and warm air advection are expected to result
in mild low temperatures in the mid 40s to near 50 degrees tuesday
night. on wednesday, high temperatures should reach the 50
s to 60
degrees before the cold frontal passage. wednesday night will
feature lows in the lower to middle 30s, while afternoon highs on
thanksgiving should reach the upper 30
s to lower 40s. however, the
higher elevations of northwest pa may have highs reach only the mid
30
s.

&&

.long term /friday through sunday/...
quiet weather is expected thursday night and friday as high pressure
drifting over northern on continues to extend a ridge over our cwa.
by friday night, another potent low pressure system should be
developing over eastern co. at this point, the low should reach the
northern great plains by early saturday evening, the eastern great
lakes by early sunday evening, and then the canadian maritimes by
nightfall on monday. the warm front accompanying this surface low is
progged to sweep northeastward over our cwa saturday night and be
followed by the trailing cold frontal passage from west to east on
sunday. given the projected path of this low, forecast timing of the
frontal passages, and the projected extent of this low pressure
system`s warm conveyor belt, periods of widespread rain and/or snow
are possible friday night through sunday. precip may then transition
to localized lake effect precip, mainly in the form of snow, sunday
night into monday as a lake aggregate trough potentially becomes
established over the great lakes. at this point, our primary
snowbelt counties look to be the preferred area for this lake effect
precip.

slightly below-normal temperatures thursday night and friday should
moderate to near or slightly above-normal readings friday night
through saturday night. near-normal temperatures sunday and sunday
night may be followed by slightly colder-than-normal highs next week
monday.

&&

.aviation /12z monday through friday/...
a weak impulse moving through the region this morning has allow
for some mid-level clouds overhead with some lower clouds and
decaying rain showers over nw pa. this system will continue east
this morning and the rain and low clouds will push into new york
state, while the mid-level deck erodes from west to east as warm
air and southerly flow build into the region. with that, have
vfr for the tafs today with the main concern being some diurnal
cumulus this afternoon and some wind gusts to the tune of 20 to
25 kts. a warm front will enter the region from the southwest
and some lower ceilings will move in with the approach of the
front. the timing on these clouds are more likely for tuesday
afternoon, but have mentioned for the end of the taf period for
now.

.outlook...non-vfr conditions and gusty winds possible tuesday and
wednesday. non-vfr conditions also possible throughout the day
thursday.

&&

.marine...
high pressure drifting from the southeast united states to the
western atlantic will extend a ridge over lake erie today through
tuesday. easing winds and abating waves have allowed for the
cancellation of the small craft advisory from avon point to
conneaut. a small craft advisory remains in effect until 7 am this
morning for nearshore waters from conneaut to ripley, where waves up
to 4 feet are expected. as the high drifts northeastward,
southwesterly winds over the lake will become slightly weaker,
allowing for any lingering small craft conditions to subside by
later this morning and be followed by relatively-quiet marine
weather conditions for the entire lake through tuesday as the winds
shift to southeasterly.

a strong low pressure system will develop over the southern plains
on tuesday and move northeast into the great lakes region for
wednesday. southeasterly to southerly flow will increase over the
lake on tuesday night. this flow will then strengthen further and
become southwesterly on wednesday with the approaching low. gales
are expected on wednesday with sustained winds of 35 to 45 kts. as
the low passes to the northeast on wednesday night into thursday,
winds will veer around to the west and then northwest while
subsiding to less than 20 kts by thursday afternoon. with the strong
flow over the basin, waves will be significant for the middle of the
week. given the southwest flow along the long axis of the lake,
waves will approach 15 to 20 ft over the eastern basin on wednesday.
waves will lower gradually on thursday with flow much more
perpendicular the oh and pa shorelines. marine headlines are likely
for lake erie for most or all of wednesday and thursday.

behind the low pressure system, high pressure will build from the
north on thursday and especially friday. this will allow conditions
to improve drastically. simultaneously, northwesterly winds will
gradually become northerly on thursday and then northeasterly on
friday.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...none.
pa...none.
marine...small craft advisory until 7 am est this morning for lez149.

&&

$$
synopsis...lombardy
near term...lombardy/sefcovic
short term...jaszka
long term...jaszka
aviation...sefcovic
marine...jaszka



hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
447 am est mon nov 25 2019

ohz003-006>012-017>020-027>030-036-037-047-089-paz001-261000-
lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-erie-lorain-cuyahoga-lake-hancock-seneca-
huron-medina-wyandot-crawford-richland-ashland-marion-morrow-knox-
ashtabula lakeshore-northern erie-
447 am est mon nov 25 2019

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

.day one...today and tonight.

hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

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

wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are possible wednesday and wednesday
evening. there is the potential for wind gusts to exceed 50 mph.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.

Links

Growing skepticism about big platforms' benefits for journalism can be seen in 42 interviews with people from 27 news outlets, 6 platforms, and 1 foundation

https://mediagazer.com/191123/p2#a191123p2

https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/11/were-wounded-animals-and-wondering-if-theyre-going-to-shoot-us-publishers-have-um-cooled-on-partnerships-with-platforms/


Ex-CPB board member: federal funds received by public radio stations to spend on national programming should instead be shifted to creating local news content

https://mediagazer.com/191123/p3#a191123p3

https://www.cpb.org/ombudsman/Should-We-Disrupt-Public-Media-Create-More-Local-News


https://www.salon.com/2019/11/21/local-news-outlets-can-fill-the-media-trust-gap-but-the-public-needs-to-pony-up_partner/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7209145/Navy-Seal-Eddie-Gallagher-wife-speak-out.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/11/23/koalas-functionally-extinct-after-australia-bushfires-destroy-80-of-their-habitat/#6356bd777bad


TikTok: Cheerfulness and censorship (netzpolitik.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21619098

The Web Began Dying in 2014 (2017) (staltz.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21618373

An 84-year-old Japanese app developer (nikkei.com)
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Meet-the-84-year-old-Japanese-app-developer-who-inspired-Tim-Cook2
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21615924


http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/blogpost/24718/Disturbing-stories-about-the-Toledo-Blade-stalking-a-private-citizen

http://sawv.org/2013/11/26/jh-disturbing-stories-about-the-toledo-blade-stalking-a-private-citizen.html

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsCM_vyTp7bDNwFKzlM8vJw

Originally posted on YouTube by EconCat88.

EconCat88's channel appears to no longer be active and all videos are unavailable for unknown reasons. His content provided a unique view of the effects of the housing bubble of the late 00's and also important historical context of the "Great Recession".

i rarely check the first page of threads at the toledo subreddit, but i saw this thread two days ago.

https://www.reddit.com/r/toledo/comments/e03bgk/econcat88/.compact

http://jothut.com/cgi-bin/junco.pl/relatedblogposts/24718/Disturbing-stories-about-the-Toledo-Blade-stalking-a-private-citizen


I watched the SNF game last night, Packers at 49ers, and San Fran mauled the Packers defensively and offensively. DB Jimmie Ward in his sixth year in the NFL played a great game for the 49ers. He played a Northern Illinois. Jay coached him when Ward was a freshman, and it was Jay's final season at NI.

2016 story:

https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article81122927.html

Jimmie Ward at cornerback for 49ers? College coaches saw potential, too


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/25/thieves-steal-priceless-treasures-dresden-green-vault-museum

https://www.showbiz411.com/2019/11/23/oscars-2020-last-big-movie-to-screen-sam-mendes-extraordinary-1917-best-war-movie-since-private-ryan-iwo-jima

https://www.thewrap.com/1917-overwhelming-acclaim-ny-la-screenings-stunning-on-every-level/


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/web-inventor-unveils-ambitious-rule-book-for-internet-responsibility-2019-11-24

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/24/tim-berners-lee-unveils-global-plan-to-save-the-internet

I love TBL's invention: the web protocol. But it's still hard to take TBL's NEW ideas seriously when he fails to maintain his own personal website. ?!?!?!?

"Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the internet (dw.com)"
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21626473 - 5 comments

top comment:

Step one: do not create a DRM standard.

Step two: if it happens, make sure it can't be a proprietary binary blob.

Step three: damn, too late.

Every time TBL pushes an idea that makes it to HN, someone at HN will mention TBL's support for DRM, which is a negative for the open web. It makes TBL look hypocritical. I'm glad it's always mentioned at HN. It also shows how shoddy the media can be by NOT mentioning it in its coverage of TBL.

HN comment:

Is it just me, or is Sir Tim Berners-Lee unveiling a new plan to save the Internet every 4 months or so?

And he does not mention his ideas on his own website because no such site exists.

A slightly older HN thread related to the above topic with over 80 comments.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21624316

Top comment:

If he really wants to save the web, maybe start by reversing the insane decision on EME DRM that allowed it to turn into a secret vote at the W3C

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/07/amid-unprecedented-controversy-w3c-greenlights-drm-web

I'm really sick of these "influencers" doing horrible things and then coming back and expecting us to give them blank checks as defenders of the web, when they only seem to do the right thing when it's convenient for them. Get your own house in order before coming out and trying to fix everybody else's.

TBL could maintain his own personal website to explain his ideas and to experiment with ideas, created by others. He could use his personal website to experiment IndieWeb.org concepts, such as Microformats, Webmention, and Micropub, along with IndieWeb-supported tech, such as micro.blog and using brid.gy to interact with social media if desirable. He could pick and choose like other IndieWeb supporters. TBL could use his personal website to experiment with ActivityPub and other ideas like many open web hackers.


Bye Bye Microsoft Office. Hello LibreOffice (easydns.com)
https://easydns.com/blog/2019/11/25/bye-bye-microsoft-office-hello-libreoffice/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21628573

A company paying millions for Microsoft Office would probably get better value if they paid some LibreOffice developers to fix the issues. Or just switched to use ODF format.

Another HN comment:

I made the switch to libreoffice a few years back. For simple word documents, it works well.

It breaks down when you are using something like Excel with complex macros/calculations. This is why most companies continue to use Microsoft products.

Another HN comment:

I have some pretty complex spreadsheets from Excel that I now run under LibreOffice without any problems.

But it all goes back to the first comment and suggestion:

A company paying millions for Microsoft Office would probably get better value if they paid some LibreOffice developers to fix the issues.


Writing an Interpreter in Go – Thorsten Ball (interpreterbook.com)
https://interpreterbook.com/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21626972

golang


How to Stabilize a Wobbly Table (2007) (maa.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21625486


No more Google for console junkies (blind.guru)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21626995

https://blind.guru/endofgoogle.html


From dial-up to 5G: logging on to the internet (qz.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21626022

Beating C with one line of Brainfuck (kiwec.net)
https://kiwec.net/blog/posts/beating-c-with-brainfuck/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21622830


Edge vs. Chrome: Microsoft's Tracking Prevention Hits Google the Hardest (zdnet.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21621329

Top comment:

Tracking prevention in Edge makes sense for Microsoft, as they already have more than enough tracking in windows itself.


An Oral History of LimeWire (melmagazine.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21624031


https://mediagazer.com/191125/p9#a191125p9

Michael Bloomberg could have entirely recused himself from decision-making or influence at Bloomberg News, but he has instead stabbed its journalistic heart

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/mike-bloomberg-just-stabbed-the-journalistic-heart-of-his-news-organization/2019/11/25/d4777d24-0f8a-11ea-b0fc-62cc38411ebb_story.html

Memo from Bloomberg EIC says the pub won't investigate Michael Bloomberg or other Democratic presidential candidates and “there will be no unsigned editorials”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/media/bloomberg-news-presidential-race/