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COVID19 Exposure Notifications Via iPhone Now Available! Set Up Yours Today!

November 27th, 2020 No comments

I have been eagerly waiting for this since it was first announced and my good friend Daniel let me know this morning (via our family and friends Discord server) that it was finally available here in California. It is not like I have gone much of anywhere for the last 261 days, but it always good to keep aware of what is happening around you.

There is nothing to install. Exposure notifications is built into the iPhone. Just follow the steps below to activate.

Once you activate CA COVID Notify, it does all the work. All you do is keep your bluetooth on. You will only receive alerts if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Your privacy is protected as your identity is not known and your location is not tracked.

Set It Up Today!

COVID19 Exposure Notifcations Via iPhone Now Available! Set Up Yours Today!

Complete Information Here

Civics – 2 in a series – LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

November 25th, 2020 No comments

Looking toward the new year, I am making an effort to be more civic-minded and taking more interest in my city, country, state, and country.

Today aI am highlighting the wealth of data available at data.LACity.org. This is public data collected by all the city’s systems and shared online in database format. Today’s resource is a database of all 311 calls (and 311 app requests) for 2020 (and the past, should you wish). 

Have you ever wondered if someone had reported that abandoned sofa on the curb yet? How about the graffiti on the corner or the illegal dumping in the empty lot? Now you can get updated status of these reports and add your own if no one has reported it yet.

MyLA311 Service Request Data 2020

You can slice and dice this data however you wish. I am setting up some custom views for monthly reports and reports by Zip Code and Council District, but they haven’t been approved for public access yet. (Probably the holiday slowing everything down.) Still, you can add filters to limit the data to just your area of interest.

Civics - 2 in a series - LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

There is a lot of interesting data here that Neighborhood Councils could make use of and it is fairly easy to use.

You can also map the data in various ways, like this…

Civics - 2 in a series - LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

Check it out!

So, just what is “civics” anyway?

Civics is defined as: the study or science of the privileges and obligations of citizens.

Civic education is the study of the theoretical, political and practical aspects of citizenship, as well as its rights and duties. It includes the study of civil law and civil code, and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens―as opposed to external factors―in the operation and oversight of government. League of Women Voters of Delaware.

In order to have the government we want, we need to both understand and engage in civics activities in our local communities. I am dedicated to doing better in 2021. How about you?

New Design: Vintage Oberkampf & Cie. Cotton Textile (1785) from the Cooper Hewitt Museum Collection Tops, Pillows, and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

October 26th, 2020 Comments off

New Design: Vintage 18th Century Chinese Silk Panel, Leggings, Pillows, and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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New Design: Vintage Italian Silk Panel Circa 1700s Tops, Totes, and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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New Design: Vintage French Textile from The Cooper Hewitt Tops and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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New Design: French Textile Tops and Bags from the Collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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New Design: Summer Sky Sunbeams Tees and More Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

September 7th, 2020 Comments off

New Design: Summer Sky Sunbeams Tees and More Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

New Design: Summer Sky Sunbeams Tees and More Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Despite being quarantined for months, I managed to make it out for a neighborhood walk one evening and was rewarded with this amazing sky scene — sunbeams and all. It lightened my mood greatly and now I am sharing it with you. — Douglas

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The #Covid19 Lifeline via Instagram

September 7th, 2020 Comments off

The #Covid19 Lifeline

The #Covid19 Lifeline via Instagram

The #Covid19 Lifeline via Instagram

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Leaving work via Instagram

August 27th, 2020 Comments off

Leaving work

Leaving work

My keyboard lights the way to bed at the end of the day.

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