Happy birthday, April 21st, to our son, and to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Even though they share the same birthday, and you’ve never seen them together, they are not the same person.
In the European Union, Google has been hit with anti-trust charges in part because it requires Google apps to be installed on all Android phones. What gripes me about Android phones is all the apps that come with the phone, and can’t be uninstalled.
When Ted Cruz criticized New York values back in Iowa, I’m sure he thought (as most of us did) that the New York primary wouldn’t be important. He finished third statewide. In at least one CD, New York’s 16th in Westchester, he finished fourth, behind Ben Carson. Didn’t Carson drop out of the race? Yes, he did, but he dropped out too late to be removed from the New York ballot.
Big shout out and many thanks to Deputy Inspector Christopher Ikone, NYPD. I had a nice chat with Inspector Ikone at the NYPD exhibit at this year’s NY Auto Show. I mentioned to him that my dad was a cop, showed him a picture and asked if he knew what the collar brass, BHS, stood for. He didn’t, but said he’d look into it for me. In less than a week, I received an email and a phone call from the Inspector. He had found a few things about my father, and enclosed scans of them with the email. He apologized that there wasn’t a lot about my dad in NYPD records, but Dad was a cop a long, long time ago so that’s okay, and certainly no fault of the very helpful Inspector. I was absolutely delighted with what Inspector Ikone sent me. I thanked him both profusely, and privately. I just wanted to mention it again in public. Incidentally, all those years ago, BHS stood for borough headquarters squad.
From the Daily News website on Saturday, April 2, 2016: “Shane Thompson, 43, a Navy veteran deep-sea diver, was exploring the treacherous cavern underneath the Blue Hole, a popular diving spot known for its crystal clear waters off the coast of New Mexico.” Not to diminish Mr. Thompson’s death or his life, but what coast of New Mexico? Doesn’t anyone edit, or fact-check anything anymore? New Mexico, as most people know, is landlocked. Thompson actually drowned in a cave in a lake. At least the article didn’t make the same mistake.
The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.
Effective in June, the word internet will no longer be capitalized, according to the new edition of the Associated Press style book. I hereby jump the gun.