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Marshall's Beach

Wave breaks in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Google Pixel 4 XL 4mm f1.7 1/3,900s ISO62

Fort Point from Marshall's Beach

Google Pixel 4 XL 4mm f1.7 1/2,000s ISO57

Large rock on Marshall's Beach

Google Pixel 4 XL 6mm f2.4 1/1,800s ISO40

Golden Gate Bridge framed by rocks on Marshall's Beach

Google Pixel 4 XL 6mm f2.4 1/640s ISO40

A set of photos from Marshall's Beach in San Francisco. Two views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point and a large rock.

(Previously: Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall's Beach)

ITHCWY Newsletter for April 2021

Average Server Response Time in Azure Metrics

Some changes to the ITHCWY coronavirus visualization page.

For reasons that I'm struggling to understand California's cap and trade system adds a discount to my energy bill.

Catfood WebCamSaver 3.24 released.

Previously:

Links for April 2021

Book reviews for April 2021

Real Tigers (Slough House, #3) by Mick Herron

Real Tigers (Slough House, #3) by Mick Herron

4/5

 

Dead Lions (Slough House, #2) by Mick Herron

Dead Lions (Slough House, #2) by Mick Herron

4/5

 

Slow Horses (Slough House, #1) by Mick Herron

Slow Horses (Slough House, #1) by Mick Herron

4/5

 

Coronavirus Visualization Update

Coronavirus Visualization Update

I've just made a few changes to my daily Coronavirus Visualization post.

The daily version is now based on seven day moving averages. This helps with the rate at which different regions report statistics and makes the animation a but easier to follow. The shading is based on the difference between the average yesterday and the average for the previous day (i.e. today it's the increase from April 17 - 23 to April 18 - 24).

Population scaling is now different between the daily and cumulative versions. Daily frames are scaled to the worst recorded case and death increase for that region. Cumulative frames are scaled to the cumulative highest case and death levels, but each region is scaled by population so the highest level is on a per capita basis not an absolute total. For the US animation this uses 2019 estimates from the US Census Bureau. The global animation the figures are 2018 World Bank estimates.

Finally the frame rate for videos has increased to 24fps from 5fps.

The post Visualizing Coronavirus Cases and Deaths by Country and US County updates around 8:30am PST every day with images summarizing yesterday and videos that show the course of the pandemic so far.

Catfood WebCamSaver 3.24

3.24

Catfood WebCamSaver 3.24 is available for download. This release includes an update to the default list of webcams.

(Previously: Catfood WebCamSaver 3.21)

Sun Halo

Sun Halo

California Climate Credit

Cap & Fade

Once in a while I'm stupid enough to read my email. This month I'm getting a climate credit! Must have done something right? No:

"The California Climate Credit is part of California’s efforts to fight climate change. This credit is from a state program that requires power plants, natural gas providers, and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits. The credit on your bill is your share of the payments from the State’s program."

So... apparently part of fighting climate change is making my energy bill randomly cheaper?

It's hard to think of anything less likely to help. Just as I'm starting to feel the pain of winter bills I'm paying slightly less and so I'm slightly less inclined to turn down the heating or finally do something about my beautiful but effectively absent front windows.

A problem with carbon taxation is that it's regressive. So why not use this money to make the first $xx cheaper, and maybe even charge more at the high end of usage?

Links for April 2021

Updated on Thursday, April 22, 2021
The New York Times: How Brexit Ruined Easter for Britain’s Chocolate Makers

Interesting that there also seems to be a shortage on British supermarket shelves as well then.

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Easter egg hunt: UK shoppers disappointed by shortages | Easter | The Guardian

Here's the Guardian on the shortage. So British chocolate can't be found in Europe or the UK. Where is it going? Eezy Freezy!

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The story behind Kidlapse

Latest update on Kidlapse.

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Search Engine Roundtable: Google: User Generate Content Products Reviews Will Have A Hard Time Ranking Well

And instead we get affiliate link stuffed fluff pieces?

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The Washington Post: We should soon stop catering to the vaccine holdouts

Yes

ITHCWY Newsletter for March 2021

Book reviews for March 2021

The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds by Mark   Humphries

The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds by Mark Humphries

5/5

 

2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman

2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman

3/5

 

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings

4/5

 

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

4/5

 

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean Carroll

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean Carroll

4/5