Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake at Fort Baker, Marin County, California

A Northern Pacific rattlesnake at Fort Baker.

Coronavirus Hikes: June 2020

Coronavirus Hikes: June 2020

Coronavirus Hikes: June 2020

Starting to leave San Francisco. Photo is of Bird Island in the Marin Headlands. 39.1 unique miles.

Hike starts at: 37.741862, -122.471579. View in Google Earth.

News: U.S. Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill Qaeda Leader in Syria

U.S. Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill Qaeda Leader in Syria

As previously reported India had rocket propelled swords in the late 18th century!

Book reviews for June 2020

Spymaster (Scot Harvath, #18) by Brad Thor

Spymaster (Scot Harvath, #18) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells

4/5

 

Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) by Martha Wells

Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) by Martha Wells

4/5

 

Backlash (Scot Harvath #19) by Brad Thor

Backlash (Scot Harvath #19) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Agency (The Peripheral #2) by William Gibson

Agency (The Peripheral #2) by William Gibson

4/5

 

ITHCWY Newsletter for June 2020

Bay View Trail to Shoreline Trial at China Camp State Park

Coronavirus by country and US state/county - this post updates two videos daily that show increases in cases and deaths by day. Also more very local hikes.

I can't tell if Microsoft wants me to use Edge.

More ISS.

Previously:

Visualizing Coronavirus Cases and Deaths by Country and US County

Updated on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Visualizing Coronavirus Deaths by Country

Visualizing Coronavirus Deaths by US County

The videos below show coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and deaths by country and by US county. Confirmed cases are shaded blue, deaths are red. Each day is the increase shaded in proportion to the maximum increase recorded for the country or county (i.e the brightest color is the worst day for that region). Where cases and deaths are both increasing the color will be a shade of purple. The videos are updated around 8am Pacific Time daily.

Cases and Deaths by Country

 

Cases and Deaths by US County

 

Case and death data is from Johns Hopkins University. The world map is plotted based on Eric Muller's FIPS 10-4 shapefile. For the US I used shapefiles from ESRI for states and counties. An earlier version of this post used a different data source and a YouTube video and is preserved below (to start with I thought I’d manually update occasionally and then realized I’d much rather automate the whole process).

Updated July 4: The images at the top of the post are now the latest frame from each video (i.e. case/death increases yesterday). You may need to hard refresh the page to get the latest. Regions with no data are shaded dark gray.

Data is from Rodrigo Pombo's JSON on GitHib (which is generated from Johns Hopkins University data). For each day in the video each country is colored on a scale of white (no deaths) to red (maximum increase in deaths for that country). The video currently runs from January 22 to June 19 2020. Countries are plotted using Eric Muller's FIPS 10-4 shapefile and my .net shapefile library. I'll update this post every few weeks with the latest video (post a comment and subscribe if you'd like to be notified).

Do you want me to use Edge, Microsoft?

Updated on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Do you want me to use Edge, Microsoft?

If you're going to ask for something be direct, don't beat around the bush.

So I'm confused, Microsoft. Do you want me to use Edge? After installing updates Edge wants to 'Get started', on a nice modal with no cancel button or even any little x to close it. Must be some mistake right, not quite ready for prime time if they forgot the 'Don't get started' button. Maybe I'll try it when the kinks are worked out.

Ah, right clicking the icon and choosing close would work, right? Nope. Feels more and more like malware.

You can kill it from task manager so at least someone was paying some attention to usability.

Don't I remember some settlement with the DOJ after an antitrust judgement for forcing browsers on someone? That was a while back, must be remembering a different company.

Lizard

Lizard

ISS over San Francisco

International Space Station over San Francisco, California

The International Space Station passes over San Francisco (first crew bearing Dragon capsule attached). 14 stacked two second exposures.