I have been on hold for 37 minutes. At 24 minutes the repeating music was interrupted to tell me that “We are experiencing an extremely high call volume.”
What this means is that Dish has chosen to provide poor service by understaffing their customer service.
As if my time, other customers time, is worth nothing. bo
Happy that we are already using Fubo for the Women’s World Cup because Dish does not carry our local Fox Channel. Dish is on their last legs in this household.
NB: It is now 48 minutes.
The Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Lane County, Oregon, USA, recently completed a lichen survey.
“The Mount Pisgah Lichen Inventory Project contributed significant data, offering one of the most thorough biogeographical accounts of lichen species at a single site in the Willamette Valley.”
Read the full report here: bit.ly/3HbPlOd (PDF)
The video Frida Sunflowers by Victor Hugo Garza made me tear up.
You may need to know a bit about Frida Kahlo’s life for it to work on you the same way.
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How To Talk About Anti-Asian Racism With Kids And Family – Code Switch : NPR
The Free Software Foundation: it’s time for a new beginning – Dries Buytaert
The Near-Magical Mystery of Quasiparticles – Quanta magazine
The American Obsession with Lawns – Krystal D’Costa This post originally appeared on Scientific American and was published May 3, 2017. This article is republished on Pocket with permission.
Mississippi River Rescue Plan Called Too Big to Fail – Daniel Cusick: Scientific American
NFTs are a dangerous trap Seth Godin
Offshore Core – James Hankins: Law & Liberty Includes some discussion of the Columbia Core Curriculum
The Little Saildrone Survives and A Weak Tornado Hits Our Coast – Cliff Maas
Willful Blindness, Societal Rift & Death of the Dollar – Michael Leibowitz: RIA
Super Hostile Takeovers – Robin Hansen: Overcoming Bias
New study shows that diet has major impact on gut biomes
Since early this morning on KRVM.org Ed K has been hosting a great edition of Grateful Friday.
Check it out . He will be there for several more hours.
And, become a supporter. We upped our monthly sustaining amount and added a one time kicker.
Friday night we enjoyed via Zoom the first meeting of the 2020-21 session of the Eugene Natural History Society. An interesting zoom presentation by John F. Helmer: Steens Mountain: Sharing a Sky Island
“I want to wish each stranger I see in the chairs and lounges around me, every one of them, an untroubled life. I want everyone here to survive what is coming.”
Barry Lopez, Horizon, pg 5
Wake up to find out that you are the Eyes of the World:
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