"The Batavia ear"
The Batavia HS marching band is BIG and they sound great. But their show choreography choices are a bit unusual. They roll this BIG ear out front, and it sits there for their entire show. (ha)
It was kind of odd, disconcerting. (what a baby, ha!) I couldn't get onto Github or The Ryver this morning. It was kind of surreal to wonder if something was wrong with 1) my machine or 2) my network or 3) their site or 4) the internet.
It ended up being #4, something wrong with the internet.
Running errands yesterday, I decided to upgrade my phone. I have TY's old iPhone 4.
I bought the phone at AT&T. That experience was just OK.
My Apple interactions were very positive.
- Most importantly, Apple is smart enough to create a phone that I like, the iPhone SE. It's small. I won't do a BIG phone. And it's worth upgrading because the thing has all the power of an iPhone 6, tucked into its tiny case.
- I had 2 memory choices: 16GB for $400, or 64GB for $450. Four times the memory for just 50 bucks?!? That's an easy choice! Color was an easy choice for me too... fruity tooty or gray. Ha.
- I wanted a case, but it's tough to get a good feel just looking at pictures on Amazon, so I went to the Apple store this morning. I told the guy: "I don't mind a little thickness, so that I can hold onto this dang thing." My Apple guy was a little older (over 30, ha) and a big guy. He smiled and whipped out his iPhone with its cover, and said, "Something like this?" Perfect!
Here it is for you.
8 years as the most powerful man in the world, and here's your signature achievement. (woof)
In Obama's home state of Illinois, for example, the average increase for a Silver plan is 45%. The average for the cheaper Bronze is 44%. The biggest hike in the state is 84%, and the smallest is 20%, according to the state insurance commissioner.Maybe it's just an Illinois thing. Nope.
- Obamacare cost increases, ObamaCare Enrollees Face A Rude Awakening In Two Weeks
I haven't really seen as much of the baseball playoffs as I'd like. I guess it's nice to be busy. It's still been fun and exciting. I especially like seeing a goofball team like Cleveland in the World Series.
This is a fave moment... here's Injun manager T Francona flipping off the TV cameras during the MLB playoffs. (he he)
NBA player Frank Kaminsky flaunts his anti-Cub feelings by wearing a Bartman jersey. Nice.
I have to be a little careful. I've already been exposed here in the williamt blog as a racist, misogynist, anti-gay, xenophobic, Trump-canoodling hater, so I'll put this in Blogger's tiniest font. Just scroll on by. Nothing to see here.
I'm not really a Cub fan any more. I'm not rooting for them. I'm barely following along.
If they win, meh. If they lose, then I won't have to listen to it any more.
There. Don't tell anyone, ok? Thanks.
he he... yow, bill
PS - Addendum. This article has a really good, minute by minute, description of the internet slowdowns today that are effecting DYN, Twitter, Etsy, Github, Soundcloud, Spotify, Heroku, Pagerduty, Shopify, Okta, and Zendesk.