Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

Dennis Pillion at AL.com: Dr. Brytney Cobia said Monday that all but one of her COVID patients in Alabama did not receive the vaccine. The vaccinated patient, she said, just needed a little oxygen and is expected to fully recover. Some of the others are dying. “I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with […]

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Unvaccinated health workers are “unethical and appalling”

Beth Mole at ARS Technica: On Tuesday, seven health organizations—including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Association for Professionals in Epidemiology and Infection, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society—published a consensus statement, saying that “COVID-19 vaccination should be a condition of employment for all healthcare personnel.” Indeed.

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It Might Not Be Just Such a Simple…

Instead of, uh, you know, running around, uh, uh, blaming me, you know, given the nature of all this new shit, you know, I-I-I-I… this could be a-a-a-a lot more, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, complex, I mean, it’s not just, it might not be just such a simple… uh, you know? — Jeff […]

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Maybe You Should Just Stay Home

Betsy Phillips writing at The Nashville Scene: If you need to be warned before you use a public restroom that some people are different than you, maybe you should just stay home No shit!

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Just like Richie Rich and Donald Trump – they’re just TV characters

Earl: The Beverly Hillbillies? Randy: They’re super rich. Earl: They’re pretend Randy! Just like Richie Rich and Donald Trump — they’re just TV characters. — My Name is Earl, S2E2 “Jump for Joy” (2006). Spot on. They are all just TV characters…

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7-11 is opening 500 EV charging ports by the end of 2022

The convenience store chain announced Tuesday that it will be placing 500 EV charger ports at 250 stores in the US and Canada by the end of 2022. The more the merrier.

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Ahhh…

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Nothing He Loved More

“Nothing he loved more than jazz music and women’s titties.” — Zach Galifianakis as Ethan Tremblay, “Due Date” (2010).

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A Certain Italian-American Subculture

“I’ve been accused of being part of a certain Italian-American subculture.” — Vincent Curatola as Johnny ‘Sack’ Sacramoni, The Sopranos S6E14, “Stage 5” (2007).

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Reminder to white people

Reminder to white people: You will continue to mess up re racism. So continue to be teachable, open to correction from POC, and vigilantly monitor yourself for defensiveness and white fragility. You never "arrive" as an ally, you must continually *practice* allyship. — whisky as self care (@itsjacksonbbz) March 19, 2019

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