Some folks are calling this whole Covid thing a hoax on a worldwide scale. If so, it's an evil beyond comprehending. I'm just a simple man who tends to believe what my TV tells me, but what would be the best way to suppress the discovery of the real truth? Implement a travel ban across the country. What if I wanted to drive to New York to see the people dying for myself? I can't.

Just sayin...

Depressed... The country I love, that has allowed me to create, prosper, sometimes starve and more often then not, make a fool of myself, is falling apart. I sit here now on my little patch of rented dead-end street lawn listening to the traffic rolling by on the nearby highway and wonder "didn't they get the notice"?

The governor announced a very explicit stay at home order this morning and I am doing my part as a citizen of Tennessee to comply even though I ache for the open road right now. I notice no change in the volume of traffic out there, what the hell is going on?

And why the hell am I living in a state where I can't buy some fucking pot legally? Damn, I wish I was stoned right now.

I've been chasing down the best data sources for my Covid-19 maps, as the ones I've been using have been letting me down. I finally found the source from which all of the others derive from, it's the GitHub data repository operated by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. They put up a daily .csv file containing the U.S. County counts and I've programmed a method for obtaining the most recent one. When you select my County Map you will be guaranteed the very latest information. btw: New York City is at 47,439/1,139 as of yesterday. Working on State data now...

Update: I now have new code for the State Map. It uses the same source as County but totals up each individual County within each State to derive a total. Thus, both State and County final totals match exactly. Done here, moving on...

I caught my porch pelican eating flowers today.

Tomorrow is April Fools day, again, and Google is canceling it's normal bullshit nonsense due to the Virus. The day has always had a secret meaning to me as it was Linda's birthday. She was my girlfriend just as my hormones were beginning to rage and I made the mistake of squeezing her little buds while we were kissing. That was a joke as she dumped me immediately and I was traumatized for years.

So, no April Fools joke for me this year, and happy birthday Linda, wherever you are...

Five letter domains are pretty rare these days, most have been grabbed up by corporate robots, but I now own one which maintains the OMJ brand I've been building up. It's an empty shell with no direction or purpose. A layer upon which I can build.

Since my plans to travel after the fifteen day Trump order was up have been shattered into the ground by, everything, I might as well face reality and just hunker down and do what I do best, write code.

http://omjim.com/ is now my blank canvas. I'll probably spring the extra bucks shortly to make it secure (https), and then go to work. As I love to say, stay tuned...

Kimberly Marsh, a nurse at Westchester Medical Center outside New York City, said "We all think we’re screwed, I know without any doubt that I’m going to lose colleagues. There’s just no way around it."

Tip: Click above to open the map, click on any county name for more...

The new Covid-19 by County layer is ready for viewing. It uses the same display structure as the one by State but has a completely different source (usafacts.org). Drag the map around to an area of interest and zoom in. If a County has any cases, the info will be displayed, otherwise not. Zooming in exposes new counties.

Here's the Link. I focused it initially around Washington State, because. When you drag and zoom the map a permalink url is automatic, so just save the link.

I can't determine if I'm depressed and drinking more because my Parkinsons is getting worse or my Parkinsons is getting worse because I'm depressed and drinking more. For being such a smart guy, I sure am a dumb ass. I can't even get any respect around the house as Piper has taken over my chair (again!) and I'm sitting here on a portable folding chair with an arm rest cup holder. Meanwhile, working on a U.S. County based Covid-19 map, stay tuned...

Some CEO's of major companies obviously had prior notice to a possible pandemic and resigned from their positions and liquidated their holdings in their own companies at a time of record profits and a bright outlook for the economy. Here's a partial list:

• Alphabet - Larry Page   • Bed, Bath & Beyond - Steven Temares   • Best Buy - Hubert Joly   • Boeing - Dennis Muilenburg   • Colgate-Palmolive - Ian Cook   • Disney - Bob Iger   • eBay - Devin Wenig   • Gap - Art Peck   • Harley-Davidson - Matt Levatich   • Hewlet Packard - Dion Weisler   • Hulu - Randy Freer   • IBM - Ginni Rometty   • Kraft Heinz - Bernardo Hees   • LinkedIn - Jeff Weiner   • Mastercard - Ajay Banga   • McDonald’s - Steve Easterbrook   • MetLife - Steven Kandarian   • New York Post - Jesse Angelo   • Nike - Mark Parker   • PG&E - Geisha Williams   • Salesforce - Keith Block   • T-Mobile - John Legere   • Under Armour - Kevin Plank   • United Airlines - Oscar Munoz   • Warner Bros. - Kevin Tsujihara   • Wells Fargo - Tim Sloan  

All of these corporate assholes bailed just before the world found out about Covid-19.