Rawwr. Really Charlie baker? (Mass Governor)
— Kris H (@NetwerkBear) September 18, 2020
In Covidland, riding public transit has been an experience. At first it was a hot mess, but the T sensed up and realized they had to start to control crowds. One of the buses I ride is a very busy route (well all of the buses through my town are high ridership regardless), and the crowds in non-covid times are just insane. Lots of pushing N shoving. Its annoying.
But since the T is trying to limit crowding, they’ve been far more flexible with adding buses to avoid crowds. Unfortunately, it causes lines like this:
Talk about targeted ads….. I got this email from the Boston Globe today. I feel attacked
I mean really Boston Globe?
|Title:||SCREEN TEST: A message to BD’s Discount Employees|
|Description:||I was so excited that the 7 dollar curtains worked, I had to tell the employees 😛|
Full Article (warning paywall):
Interesting article but most I knew already from talking to local friends. They are petrified of what is to come. And there’s little they can do to stop it. I fear for many of my friends in Ptown now. (more…)
My life is better now. The McDonald’s in square is now open. No more expensive UberEats trips. (more…)
When did grocery shopping become a chore?
So I don’t stream TV. I don’t subscribe to netflix or DirectTV NOW or any streaming service. I have an antenna and I get enough stations for my needs. And I have a plex server.
However, I do stream stuff from Youtube (free) and watch it before I go to bed. Lately its been 80s commercials, specifically commercial breaks from Boston-based TV Stations in the 1980s. (the local commercials from that time are a hoot). But now I’ve also started watching old newscasts from Boston stations also.
I found this gem last night. First off, kudos to WNEV for such reporting on this subject, at a time when many local stations were not giving it the coverage it needed. (but then again, it had a local angle too). but the second story about Boston Edison lowering rates… just watch. I mean was it that bad here in the 1980s?
Currently the town I live in, Chelsea, Massachusetts is the hardest hit city in the town by COVID19. Not only are we the most hit with cases so far (as of 4/22), we’re also a town of service people, so many of my friends and neighbors are out of work. Lots of hard working folks. Sometimes I feel like I’m one of the few on my street that is still employed.
This is picture from my friend Matt Frank who took a photo of the line to get food.
And the link yesterday (4/21/2020) to the Chelsea Collaborative (courtesy of WBZ):
We won’t be able to sustain feeding people without outside help. I’ve given some, and plan to give more, but we need more help.
If you can give, please give to the UnitedWay;’s One Chelsea Fund here:
One of the things I plan on doing alot of is posting to my Youtube Channel and cross posting here. While I am stuck at home for the time being, and I have the gear, and I just recently found Open Broadcaster Software (free software), so I plan on posting lots of stuff, going live and what not.
But here’s a inserted video (to test word press ability) to view a video. And since the silver line anniversary was a few days ago, here’s the first bus that leaves South Station of the SL3 that I shot with my GoPro.