A Risky Lab in Wuhan

An investigative article on Politico.com about who knew what when, entitled: “In 2018, Diplomats Warned of Risky Coronavirus Experiments in a Wuhan Lab. No One Listened.

The article is by: Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Global Opinions section at the Washington Post. He is the author of Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century, from which this is adapted.

A Digital Signage Project

I have been working with Timothy Toye, a realtor, for a long time. Originally I was able to buy some software that would display Lake County properties for sale by pulling from the California MLS system. However, over time, the software didn’t keep up with California standards so I decided to build a real estate project by myself. (I could have paid $$ to get a custom version, but that seemed like too much per month.)

I started with using a Lamp stack on the backend with a Laravel library for accessing the MLS data. Then I used a lot of small php routines and bash scripts to create all the materials to create a website carousel property display.

Finally, I mounted a raspberry pi to the back of a large monitor, and put that in the realtor’s front office. I set the pi software to boot up into a chrome browser that points at the website. Everyday a script runs to update the website.

It’s surprising how much work goes into creating a product that seems simple on the surface. Such is programming!

Note to self: Scientists Figured Out How Much Exercise to ‘Offset’ a Day of Sitting

We know that spending hour after hour sitting down isn’t good for us, but just how much exercise is needed to counteract the negative health impact of a day at a desk? A new study suggests about 30-40 minutes per day of building up a sweat should do it. From ScienceAlert.com.

South Dakota Nurse Jodi Doering’s TRAGIC COVID story on CNN: Patients REFUSE to believe it’s real

“On CNN New Day, South Dakota Nurse Jodi Doering told a sad story about how many of her patients with COVID don’t believe they have it given the misinformation by Donald Trump and right-wing media. They thus react with anger and disbelief rather than with an effort to get their affairs in order and speak to their families before passing.”

She says it’s a non-ending nightmare when patients come in and don’t believe they have covid and they’re dying from it, then they get angry and die. And the next day the next batch comes in repeating the same story.