February 16, 2019, Hospitable Weather, What Happens When You Block The Top Five Tech Giants From Your Life?

Atmosphere:

Today will be sunny with a high near 41. There is just a slight chance of precip as we sleep tonight. The weather is looking downright hospitable for the coming week with highs in the 40’s and a flirtation with 50. Time to get those tomato seeds started. I am a little late with that.

Art:

“Patience” (1906), Leonard Campbell Taylor (1874-1969), British.
About the artist, from Wikipedia:

Leonard Campbell Taylor  (12 December 1874 – 1 July 1969) was a British painter, mainly of portraits and interiors in a traditional style. Among his patrons was the founding family of Courtaulds and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He was a member of the Royal Academy.

Thought:

Goodbye Big Five

“Reporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN. Here’s what happened.” More at Gizmodo.


“An infinite God ought to be able to protect Himself, 
without going in partnership with State Legislatures.”

Robert Ingersoll

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.