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75,795 / 194. I went for a another walk today. Not as many cars at Camillus Forest this time. This plot (from here) is horrifying: That’s catastrophic no matter how you slice it. But there’s something to bear in mind: COVID-19 was first diagnosed downstate on 1 March but was not seen upstate until about … More Pandemic notes 7

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44,635 / 115. I went for a walk on Thursday, for the first time in about five days. I drove past the Erie Canalway Trail head and parked at Camillus Forest Unique Area. Both had a lot of cars. Which I guess shouldn’t have surprised me so much: It was 65°, two days after there … More Pandemic notes 6

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30,811 / 65. Went out today, just to the c-store because we were about out of milk. The Binghamton Morris Men met. Via telepresence software. Not to dance, of course, just to talk. Socialize. Connect. I realized I haven’t had a Coke in about 12 days. I’d been trying to curtail drinking the stuff but … More Pandemic notes 5

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A week later. 20,875 cases in the state, 52 in Onondaga County. From the Health Department website: Governor Cuomo announced the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone. The 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows:  Effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, all non-essential businesses statewide … More Pandemic notes 4

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950 cases in the state, now including one in Onondaga County. Quoting Andrew Cuomo, Schools in NYC, Westchester County and Long Island are closed. Remote learning will take place, and plans are being developed so that children still can get the meals they need and essential workers have access to child care. (Your local school … More Pandemic notes 3

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The Broome case was apparently an error, though the DOH site still lists it. Not that it matters much. 729 cases as of this afternoon in New York State. I’ve informed the Binghamton Morris Men and Salt City Ukulele that I will not be participating in their activities until further notice. We’ll need to figure … More Pandemic notes 2

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As of midday today the New York Department of Health lists 524 positive cases of COVID-19 in New York State, 311 of them outside New York City. That includes one or two cases each in Broome, Monroe, and Tompkins Counties. None yet in Onondaga. The state had its first two fatalities today. All campuses of … More Pandemic notes 1

Romero Creations Concert ukulele: Farewell to the excluded middle

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of eight ukuleles, must be in want of a ukulele. Not that it’s all about numbers. I mean, yes, I have many ukuleles, but a lot of them are fun and cute but cheap and not that good. Until this week I had … More Romero Creations Concert ukulele: Farewell to the excluded middle

Movie review: The Retcon Of Skywalker (spoiler-free)

Just saw The Rise Of Skywalker. I think it can be best described as a decent followup to J. J. Abrams’s The Last Jedi.* It was… not terrible? I enjoyed it more than I expected to. More than ROTJ. It was not a waste of $5.  But after Rian Johnson showed how to transcend the lazy tropes that … More Movie review: The Retcon Of Skywalker (spoiler-free)