Category: ma

Waiting for the bus

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:

The line to get on the 111 bus

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SCREEN TEST: A message to BD’s Discount Employees

SCREEN TEST: A message to BD’s Discount Employees

Title: SCREEN TEST: A message to BD’s Discount Employees
Date: 6/3/2020
Duration: 0:35
Description: I was so excited that the 7 dollar curtains worked, I had to tell the employees 😛

Link: I’m a Chef in a Seaside Town. I’m Not an Epidemiologist.

Full Article (warning paywall):

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/trust-me-summer-going-be-tough/612058/

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…)

WNEV News Reel

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?

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Help my neighbors in Chelsea, MA

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.

Line for food near Cary Sq, Chelsea, – Courtesy of Matt Frank

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:

https://unitedwaymassbay.org/covid-19/local-funds/chelsea/

Thank you!!!

YouTube Channel

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.