At the Sunrise Café...

 ... the sun rises on the first café since Easter. Easter began a new approach to comments for reasons discussed in this post and in the comments there. Today, I began what I called "A new era of comments on this blog." Everything is still moderated and I'm maintaining the stricter standards, but you can write the comments in the comments box. With that change, I'm able to do an open thread at the end of the day again — a "café" post.I'm continuing the tradition of putting up a photograph of t...
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Ann Althouse, the Althouse comments community

Jeb the Boxsmith: Doing Something I Love Led to 60,000 Followers on TikTok in Just Over Two Months

James Brathwaite is a 17 year old rising high school senior in real life, but on TikTok he’s Jeb the Boxsmith .  And in about ten weeks, he turned his love of building things out of boxes into over 60,000 followers on the platform.  That wasn’t his plan, but the plan has now changed because of the success he found in such a short amount of time and only twelve videos he posted on the platform – with one of those videos capturing over 900,000 views….and counting. Recently I spoke with Jeb ...
Tags: Instagram, Interviews, Youtube, Sales, Jeb, Leary, Brent Leary, Fortnite, Jeff Brathwaite, Tiktok, James Brathwaite, Jeb the Boxsmith

Facebook Killed Research Into Capitol Riot to Protect Itself—Not Users

When the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5 billion for deceiving its users on privacy, it celebrated the fine as “record-breaking and history-making.” Two years and $200 billion in revenue later, Facebook has found a way to turn lemons into lemonade, deceiving its users once again and using a seemingly…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Federal Trade Commission, Targeted Advertising, Jr, Frank Pallone, Joe Osborne, Jan Schakowsky, Internet Privacy, Samuel Levine

Fresh concern for Barcelona: Sergio Aguero ‘very angry’ with Messi situation

 Word stemming from South America on Friday evening has provided an insight into the mindset of Sergio Aguero, on the back of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit. Blaugrana departure The name of Argentine international Messi has of course taken centre stage in the media over the last 24 hours.This comes on the back of the bombshell announcement that, following two decades with the club, the 34-year-old will be bringing a permanent end to his Barcelona stint this summer.Just hours after it had been wid...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Atletico Madrid, South America, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Gerard Pique, Man City

YouTube Comedian’s ‘Alfredo Rivera’ Frontier Flight Attendant Spoof Video Goes Viral

The extremely bad behavior of one Frontier Airlines passenger — who had to be restrained by being duct-taped to his seat — served as viral comedy gold for YouTube creator and comedian The Real Spark. The Real Spark, whose name is James Bates according to his Instagram, recorded a mock news interview pretending to be […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Youtube, Frontier Airlines, James Bates, Alfredo Rivera, The Real Spark

$10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets: How to win them for Hollywood Pantages performances

LOS ANGELES — A digital lottery opened Friday for a limited number of $10 tickets for the first week’s performances of “Hamilton,” which is set to open Aug. 17 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. The lottery opened at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, and will close at noon on Thursday, Aug. 12, for tickets to performances Aug.17-22. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin each Friday at 10 a.m. and close the following Thursday at noon for the following week’s performances. The Tony Award-winning musical w...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Broadway, Treasury, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Twitter Facebook, Lin Manuel Miranda, Hollywood Boulevard, Tim Robbins, Actors Gang

FYI: Your Chaotic Story Is an Asset — So Share It!

IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, you worry about your startup’s story — or rather presenting it. The pivots, founder feuds, competitors, and development delays are just some of the many hairpin turns that contort your journey into something much more…free-spirited. You and I have realized that we need to strategically and positively frame our stories to raise a successful funding round. Yet, our startup stories can sometimes seem so chaotic that we might mentally predict failure — how on earth can our messy ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Entrepreneurship, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Hamas, Mark Suster, Iron Dome, Medved, Mark McKinney

Arsenal exit incoming? Joe Willock drops major Newcastle social media hint

 Out-of-favour Arsenal star Joe Willock has, on Friday, dropped a hint that his future beyond the summer may well lie at Newcastle United. Gunners starlet in demand Midfield talent Willock of course spent the 2nd half of last season playing his trade at St. James’ Park, after struggling for game-time under Mikel Arteta’s watch at the Emirates.And the 21-year-old quickly went on to remind viewers of his unquestionable talents, racking up a hugely impressive 8 goals in 14 Premier League appearance...
Tags: London, Instagram, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham, Arsenal, Newcastle, Mikel Arteta, St James Park, St James, Magpies, Midfield, James Maddison, Joe Willock, Willock

In the News: The SBA Opens PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of the Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal to alleviate another burden for small business owners. With millions of small businesses receiving billions of dollars in loans, the funds were invaluable. However, with the economy still in limbo, many owners can’t pay the loans back at this moment. The new initiative by the SBA is going to allow small businesses with loans of $150,000 or less to apply for forgivene...
Tags: Pinterest, Instagram, US, Sales, Shopify, SBA, Small Business News, US Small Business Administration SBA, Keap, Ontraport, Tiktok, PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal Now Open

You gotta be out of your gourd not to take a look at these #hamradio photos

Here are some funny photos that I’ve come across lately. This photo was posted to /reddit/amateurradio. Comments included: Just your garden-variety QSL card. Propagation was excellent and they had gourd copy on you. Whoever sent that must be out of their gourd. I think this guy has done a crackerjack job of prototyping this circuit. We pulled up behind this truck on our way back from VA. The company owner must not be a CW operator. (QLF is the Q signal that jokingly means, “Your sending ...
Tags: Photos, Radio, Cw, Just For Fun, On the Internet

Scammers promise to get anyone banned from Instagram for $60—or restored for thousands

Instagram will ban accounts on demand, reports Vice, so long as you are willing to lie. Scammers charge $60 for the "censorship" service, which depends on the company's hair-trigger reaction to claims that someone posted references to self-harm or abuse. — Read the rest
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The First Museum Dedicated to Mary Shelley & Her Literary Creation, Frankenstein, Opens in Bath, England

Halloween came early this year! Last week, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein opened its doors in Bath, England, mere steps from the infinitely more staid Jane Austen Centre. Both authors had a connection to Bath, a popular tourist destination since 43 CE, as evidenced by the ruins of the Roman thermal spa that give the city its name and UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Austen lived there between 1801 and 1806, and used it as a setting for both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Th...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, College, Bbc, Unesco, Museums, Literature, Dorset, Byron, Chris Harris, Frankenstein, SHELLEY, Austen, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

5 Ways US Online Casinos Can Boost their Social Media Engagement

In the digital world, social media is king. Social media engagement is important for all online casinos, but it isn't easy. Think of it like a dinner party. Inviting people over is important, but it isn't enough. You must also entertain and engage with them. Many online casinos can attract followers to their social media platforms, but they fail to engage them. Here are a few ways that online casinos in the United States can improve their social media engagement. 1. Improving Customer Numbe...
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Paris Photos

Another group of photos taken around Paris. I had this up in Montmartre at a Vietnamese restaurant. It was as good as it looks. A typical view of the architecture in Montmartre. Just married at the Mairie. Good luck! This moss covered couch was seen in the window of a florist. I love Art Nouveau architecture. This building is rather spectacular!
Tags: Travel, Photos, Food, Architecture, Paris, Montmartre, Florist

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