Monthly Archives: July 2019

There is a fly or some kind of flying insect in my office. Dog is extremely interested. I would not describe her as entertained — this is serious business!

Is Bruce Hay the Most Gullible Man in Cambridge?

Bruce Hay, a 52-year-old Harvard professor who taught a class in “Judgment and Decision-Making,” let himself get picked up by a pretty stranger in a hardware store. It was the worst decision of his life.

VMware Expands to Google Cloud

VMware scores a hybrid cloud trifecta, bringing its workloads to Google Cloud, following previous deals with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. (Me/Light Reading)

Chandigarh, the modernist utopia

Following the partition and independence of India in 1947, the government created Chandigarh, a town that was supposed to be a work of art. They also created a line of chairs intended as inexpensive furniture for the people, that now fetches a high price at auction. (Nice Try, a podcast about the perpetual search for utopian living)

The Queen: Constance

A decade before she became known as the “welfare queen,” Linda Taylor put herself at the center of a different Chicago scandal. Upon the death of gambling kingpin Lawrence Wakefield, Taylor posed as the heir to his sizable fortune. The hearing revealed Taylor’s real identity and opened a window into her troubled past. (Slate Presents: The Queen – The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth)