By Lambert Strether of Corrente
Patient readers, I am finishing up a post on RussiaGate 2.0, and so this will be an open thread. I am also totally behind the eight-ball because my iPad, which is an essential part of my workflow when I am gathering material, seems to be possessed by a demon: Random windows opening, random clicking, random, furious typing. It’s impossible to use. My iPad is stock and not jailbroken. I know that viruses and malware are not supposed to happen on the iPad because all the apps go through the Apple store, but I don’t know of any other explanation. If any reader has experienced this and above all solved it, please explain in comments. –lambert
Bird Song of the Day
Vogelkop Bowerbird, Papua, Indonesia. The fluttering and whirring is really neat!
Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) find out how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. From CV:
CV writes: “A flower for Jerri-Lynn.” How kind! (I wish I had arrived at this point in the queue earlier!)
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