By JW | Wed, 09/14/2022 - 06:13

STL: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Events 📆

  • The Great Forest Park Balloon Race celebrates 50 years this weekend – St. Louis Magazine
  • Great Forest Park Balloon Race celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend – FOX 2

BuySTL 👜

  • St. Louis City SC team store is officially open – FOX 2
  • St. Louis City SC opens up team store at Centene Stadium – KSDK
  • $800M beef processing facility coming to Warren County – FOX 2
  • St. Peters business park welcomes newest distributor, projects $600 million in total investment by 2024 – St. Louis Regional Freightway

Restaurants 🍲

STL100 💯

  • Beloved pizzeria Happy Joe’s plans return to St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Announcing the winners of the 2022 Family Favorites Readers’ Choice Awards – St. Louis Magazine
  • Elephant Rocks rated 3rd in top US landmarks people wish to visit – FOX 2
  • Six turtles rescued from Chesterfield park after getting thrown in trash – FOX 2

STL99 😱

  • Changes unveiled today to Post-Dispatch comics and puzzles –
  • Drivers struggle to find anti-theft equipment amid spike in Kia, Hyundai thefts – KSDK
  • ‘They need to put the guns down, stop all the violence’: Community members react to 2 children shot near Fairground Park – KSDK
  • ‘Sweetie Pie’s’ star Tim Norman takes the stand in his own murder-for-hire trial –
  • Sweetie Pie’s defendant testifies in his own murder-for-hire trial – KSDK
  • Former St. Louis TV Star Gives Marathon Testimony in His Own Trial – RFT

WW99 😱

  • Ukraine astronomers report huge number of UFOs above the country – Boing Boing
  • China Accuses the NSA of Hacking a Top University to Steal Data – Gizmodo
  • Chinese map of the world. – Maps on the Web
  • Ex-Googler Eric Schmidt’s think tank warns China could win global tech race – The Register
  • Taiwan’s GlobalWafers races to break ground in Texas before tax breaks dissolve – The Register
  • Watch the Taliban Crash a Black Hawk Helicopter in Afghanistan – VICE US
  • These Former Colonies Say the British Monarchy Owes Them $45 Trillion – VICE US

Pox Populi™ 🦠

  • St. Charles County health department to hold free drive-thru flu shot clinic in October – KSDK
  • Polio is back rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world – Science Magazine

Police 🚓

  • Questions raised about fatal police shooting in St. Louis – The Big 550 KTRS
  • St. Louis leaders urge authorities to release footage of teen’s police shooting death –
  • Community members voice outrage after standoff in West End neighborhood left man dead – KSDK
  • Cop Fired for Allegedly Groping Teen and Looking at Her Nudes. He Won’t Be Charged. – VICE US

DotGov 🏛

  • Illinois State Treasurer’s Office Tech Team Rated Among Best In World In Recent Competition – RiverBender
  • Oops, Minnesota Accidentally Legalized THC-Spiked Seltzer – VICE US

CityGov 🏛

  • Megan Green wins first-round St. Louis aldermanic president poll –
  • Request for Qualifications for Developers For the Housing Access and Neighborhood Stabilization Revolving Loan Fund – City of St. Louis
  • Where to acquire original house blueprints? – r/StLouis
  • Megan Green pulls ahead in primary election for aldermanic president – KSDK
  • City leaders come up with new ideas to curb downtown gun violence – KSDK

LocalGov 🏛

  • Body storage problem gets worse at St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office – FOX 2
  • St. Louis County Council approves bill banning sex acts on county property –
  • Republican Candidate for St. Louis County Executive chosen – FOX 2
  • Mark Mantovani insists he’s a Republican, calls Sam Page a ‘sloth’ –

MoGov 🏛

  • Missouri Supreme Court won’t weigh recreational pot lawsuit – FOX 2
  • Missouri Supreme Court won’t weigh recreational pot lawsuit, amendment will appear on Nov. ballot – KSDK
  • Missouri schools struggle to fund mental health as student anxiety reaches all-time high – KSDK
  • Challenge to marijuana ballot question jettisoned at Missouri Supreme Court –
  • Mike Parson Doesn’t Want Your Student Debt Forgiven – RFT
  • Rural incentives in Missouri tax cut proposal target biofuels, small producers for help – Missouri Independent

FedGov 🏛

  • U.S. Senate Republicans shy away from proposed 15-week national abortion ban – Missouri Independent
  • Republicans Forget About States’ Rights in Attempt to Ban Abortion Nationwide – VICE US
  • Lindsay Graham promises a National ban on abortion if the GOP wins in November – Boing Boing
  • Behind Washington’s Antitrust Gambit – Techdirt
  • Watch the U.S. Army Prepare for a 40 Drone Swarm Attack – VICE US
  • FCC Commissioner demands review of Starlink rural broadband subsidies – The Register

Jobs 📄

  • Waste Management is hiring drivers and technicians – FOX 2
  • Program Manager II (Building Division) – Jobs
  • Contract Specialist – Jobs
  • Health Services Manager II – Jobs
  • Bi-State Workforce Boards Receive Department of Labor Grant To Launch Gateway Registered Apprenticeship Programs Hub – RiverBender
  • Mama Lucia’s Pizza Is on the Hunt for a Sassy Grandma – RFT

History 🦕

  • In 1960, Kennedy and Nixon got up close with supporters in St. Louis –
  • ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ turns 36: remembering ‘Ice Cream Soup’ – Boing Boing
  • Scooby Doo turns 53 today – Boing Boing

Sustainability ♻️

  • Mining is necessary for a clean energy future. It also destroys forests. – Grist

Infrastructure 🚽

  • $11M pedestrian-friendly street project designed to ‘bridge the gap’ between downtown and north St. Louis – KSDK
  • Dunn Road will see closures starting Monday for I-270 North Project – KSDK
  • Amtrak suspends some routes with potential railroad strike looming – FOX 2

Ecology 🦤

  • World Desert Ecoregions – Maps on the Web
  • Study shows nanoplastics can travel from plants to insects to fish – New Atlas
  • To Save Whales, Don’t Eat Lobster, Watchdog Group Says – NYT > Food
  • Video: Wild animal couldn’t bear to miss out on the cupcakes at child’s birthday party – Boing Boing

WWwx 🌦

  • Shocking Photos Show Spain’s Punishing Drought – Gizmodo

WWW99 🕸

  • Microsoft Raises Alert for Under-Attack Windows Flaw – SecurityWeek
  • Zero-day in WPGateway WordPress plugin actively exploited in attacks – BleepingComputer
  • Adobe Thinks it Can Solve Netflix’s Password ‘Piracy’ Problem – TorrentFreak
  • Hackers breach software vendor for Magento supply-chain attacks – BleepingComputer
  • Patreon lays off 17 percent of its employees – Engadget
  • Patreon Lays off 17% of Staff – Hacker News
  • T-Mobile Fires More Employees After Promising That Most Definitely Wouldn’t Happen After Their Last Merger – Techdirt
  • The 15 Biggest Tech Layoffs of the Year… So Far – Gizmodo
  • Facebook is trying to be Discord with ‘Community Chats’ – Engadget
  • FB feed is 98% suggested pages and barely any friends’ posts – Hacker News
  • Kids Use Discord Chat To Track Predator Teacher’s Actions; Under California’s Kids Code, They’d Be Blocked – Techdirt
  • Google Deepmind Researcher Co-Authors Paper Saying AI Will Eliminate Humanity – VICE US

Twitter 🐦

  • Mudge is a cyber activist, not a business executive – Hacker News
  • Whistleblower: China, India Had Agents Working for Twitter – SecurityWeek
  • Whistleblower Tells Congress: Twitter ‘Doesn’t Know What Data It Has, Where It Lives, or Where It Came From’ – Gizmodo
  • Twitter Ex-Security Chief Tells US Congress of Security Concerns – SecurityWeek
  • Twitter Shareholders Officially Vote in Favor of Embattled Elon Musk Deal – Gizmodo
  • Twitter shareholders vote to approve Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition – Engadget
  • Twitter whistleblower says company had Chinese agent on payroll – Engadget
  • Twitter Whistleblower Says There Was at Least One Chinese Spy Working at the Company – VICE US
  • Twitter whistleblower Zatko disses bird site as dysfunctional data dump – The Register
  • Twitter datacenter melted down in Labor Day heat – The Register
  • Twitter trackers jeopardize military aircraft? – Hacker News

Space 🚀

  • What the Orion Nebula Looks Like to Webb Telescope Vs Hubble Telescope – Gizmodo
  • NASA Has a New Target Date to Launch SLS Megarocket – Gizmodo
  • NASA’s CAPSTONE Moon Probe Is in More Trouble Than We Realized – Gizmodo
  • Watch an unmanned Blue Origin rocket fire its escape capsule – Boing Boing
  • Black Holes Create Mysterious Vortex ‘Structures’ That Could Open ‘Portal’ Into Dark Matter, Physicists Propose – VICE US


  • Transform the way you organize your home with Arduino – Arduino Blog
  • Build your own automatic bean sprouter for superfood meals – Arduino Blog
  • How To Build Fully Articulating Wooden Finger Claws – Laughing Squid
  • NIST and uni friends to design open source research chips, Google to bankroll the fabs – The Register
  • Signing Git commits with your SSH key (2021) – Hacker News
  • W3.css – A minimal alternative to Bootstrap – Hacker News
  • Increase: Banking API – Hacker News
  • WebKit Features in Safari 16.0 – CSS-Tricks
  • How Stripe builds interactive docs with Markdoc – Stripe Blog
  • Early beta of 3.0 for iOS – Manton Reece
  • A Calming ASMR Stop Motion Video of a Coffee Tray Being Constructed From Wood Without Tools – Laughing Squid
  • There are at least 25 different ways to make Totino’s Pizza Rolls – Boing Boing

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • How the floppy disk scene’s going in 2022 – Boing Boing
  • Nikon Small World in Motion winners transport you to a tiny dimension – New Atlas
  • Pluralistic: 13 Sep 2022 Survival of the Richest – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow
  • The Eggplant Emoji Makes You Less Likable According to New Report – Gizmodo
  • Top Five Favorite Emoji in the United States Are 😂, 👍, ❤️, 🤣, and 😢 – MacRumors
  • Manga legend One Piece to become the longest book bound, at 21,540 pages – Boing Boing
  • VW’s ID.Buzz electric van combines nostalgia and technology – Engadget
  • Auto-stabilizing SeaBubble fuel cell hydrofoil unveiled in Cannes – New Atlas
  • GM’s Cruise is making its own chips for self-driving vehicles to save on costs – Engadget
  • Honda plans to release 10 electric motorcycles by 2025 – Engadget
  • Tesla-boosting electric teardrop trailer charges toward market – New Atlas
  • What we bought: How the Blue Yeti Nano finally earned a spot on my desk – Engadget
  • Good Luck Playing Sim Nimby, the Game Where You Can’t Build Anything – VICE US
  • Get Your Hands on One of Elon Musk’s Family Jewels – Gizmodo