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. https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/bruce-hay-paternity-trap-maria-pia-shuman-mischa-haider.html

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) https://www.lightreading.com/cloud/infrastructure-and-platform/vmware-expands-to-google-cloud/d/d-id/753096

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) https://www.curbed.com/2019/6/6/18654337/nice-try-podcast-chandigarh

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) https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/slate-podcasts-915/slate-presents-standoff-what-happened-at-ruby-ridge/the-queen-ep-03-constance/72acf5e3-342f-41a5-982b-f4c93e324e8d