That time you sent a blast family text hey, will the last person who used my car please return the umbrella to the seat pocket THEN you found the umbrella tucked in the bottom of your pocketbook. Never mind.
This morning the blackbirds were out in full force, creepily flying in huge swooshes from tree to tree, then sitting in the trees by the hundreds, literally hundreds, singing to each other. I missed the photo op of the mega flying bird swoosh flying from the back of the house to front but it was eerie enough for me to step back inside. Here’s footage of the sound….
WordPress has offered a banner or something to tell readers to vote. I clicked yes, but I don’t see it anywhere. Do you all and I can’t?
In other news of the day, my mother is retaking her eye exam to renew her license. She got new glasses so she’s confident she’ll pass. I have not asked her what she will do if she fails. I’ll cross that bridge later.
Finally, what I think should be the lead story everywhere but isn’t getting much press, the US government has given up control of the internet. Should I be outraged or unconcerned? I don’t know.
Saturday, October 1, marked a historic day for the internet. The U.S. government finally handed over control of the world wide web’s “phonebook” to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) after almost 20 years of transition. The ICANN, a nonprofit organization composed of stakeholders from government organizations, members of private companies, and internet users from all over the world, now has direct control over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the body that manages the web’s domain name system (DNS).
Prior to the handover, ICANN already managed IANA, but the U.S. Department of Commerce, through the U.S. National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), had ultimate authority over any decisions that ICANN made. This meant that the U.S. government could overrule any resolution made by the latter.
Happy Thursday and for my Florida readers, even Peter in Miami who might be safe from the brunt of Matthew, stay safe.