Several news reports are coming in that Google Calendar was down this morning for two hours. I use Google Calendar, but I didn’t notice and was unaffected by the downtime. I guess I don’t use it often enough. However, many people use Google Calendar for personal and for work since it integrates well with mobile devices and other apps. Thankfully, the downtime was minimal without any loss of data.
Here’s a viral video of two jets landing at the same time in SFO – San Francisco International Airport. I have a somewhat similar experience years ago except that it was a bit more scarier. The jet I was flying in was several hundred feet behind the another jet. Our jet caught the backwash of the jet in front of us and our plane dipped to the left. I was looking right at the water since I had the window seat on the left side of the plane. The pilot calmly leveled off the plane and applied extra power to gain a bit of altitude. We landed safely. Afterwards, the pilot explained what happened. Real story.
There is a city in Northern India called Phalodi, which just set a new heat record today of 51 degrees. On first thought, that doesn’t seem like much, except that the temperature is in centigrade. Convert that to Fahrenheit and you get a temperature of 123.8F. That’s hot. The previous heat record in India was set in 1956 in the town of Alwar at 50.6C. Today’s record is still 6 degrees cooler than the hottest day recorded ever in Death Valley, CA in 1913.
From the Guardian.
If you’ve ever been to London and have taken the Underground, you’ve probably have heard of the words “mind the gap” spoken over the public announcement speakers. Well, the man who did the voice of those famous words have died. His name was Phil Sayer. He was 62.
YouTube has just created another service called YouTube Connect. It give users the ability to livestream that spur-of-the-moment type of videos akin to Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live.
YouTube Connect will have apps that will run on iOS and Android devices. Livestreaming is immediate and will include, chat and tagging features. The Live broadcasts are saved on YouTube so others can see it for later viewing.
All in all, YouTube now has seven apps. They are YouTube app, YouTube Gaming, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids, YouTube Creator Studio, YouTube Capture and YouTube Red. The latter is a add-free subscription service.
When I migrated to SSD on my Mac mini, I kept the original 1 TB hard drive to store my old Mac OS data. That was just in the SSD migration failed. After two weeks of non-event, it was time to blow up my 1 TB hard drive. That means deleting the entire drive and using it as a backup drive for storing miscellaneous and less frequently accessed files. I’m not worried about the new SSD failing, because I have Time Machine. I can always restore the entire OS from my Time Machine backup. So, I dumped everything on the 1 TB drive and emptied the Trash Can. I took awhile, but now I have all that real estate for storage.
If you were shopping for an app, at $8 billion dollars, would you buy Slack?
Slack is one of the hottest app in the last year. Microsoft doesn’t think so. They were thinking of it at one time, but apparently former CEO Bill Gates doesn’t think it’s a great idea.
Slack has $2.8 billion valuation. They have 2.3 million active users, and about 650,000 paid users, and they recently received $160 million funding.
Samsung is now shipping the 15.36 TB SSD based on a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface. It’s will not be cheap. Samsung has not revealed the price yet.
In addition, Samsung will also release different versions at 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 480GB. The speeds of this new SSD are going to be other worldly with sequential read and write speeds of up to 1,200 mbps.
I change fonts on this site often.
It’s made possible by Google fonts and my Google Fonts custom plugin.
Here’s a snapshot of my Google Fonts plugin:
I’m currently using the beautiful ‘Raleway’ font.
It can change in a moments notice.
US Mens National Team is in the “group of death” again after the latest draw for the Copa Centenario. This seems to be the pattern every major tournament. The last two World Cups and now the Copa Centenario. It will be a tough group to get out of. I guess it’s just the luck of the draw. USA will Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rica.