I finally went to see the new “Cleveland” sign at Edgewater Park. It is popular – I had to wait in line as a number of family groups took turns taking their picture with the sign. To make it a little more like an old-fashioned postcard, I increased the color saturation in Photoshop – while Lake Erie was blue yesterday, it wasn’t quite that blue.
Next I need to visit the other two signs – one is in Voinovich Park just north of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the other is on the edge of Tremont, near Sokolowski’s, where it overlooks downtown.
I’m reading The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin, and came to a very interesting passage, (p 165 of the hardback edition). Paraphrasing, he says you hear about writer’s block a lot, but you never hear about talker’s block.
The reason – we never stop talking until we are sure what we are saying is perfect. We just talk “without a lot of concern for whether our inane blather will come back to haunt us.” If you think you have writer’s block, “Just Write. Write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.”
I’m going to try to follow his advice, so there will be a lot less month-long gaps between blog posts.
The NRHS Class of 76 Song of the Week is an appearance by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on the old SCTV show (which explains the somewhat painful comedy bit at the beginning – before you get to “Fever”. You may recognize one of the backup singers – she ended up in a slightly more famous band (although why Southside Johnny never made it big is a mystery to me.)
A malicious attacker managed to send ads tainted with ransomware through advertising networks. Some of the sites that were hit included The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, and AOL, according to a story at Ars Technica. Some of the ad networks that were infected may include Google, AppNexus, AOL, and Rubicon. A more technical blog post at Trend Micro has details, including a graph showing the time when most of the infected ads surfaced.