By JW | Wed, 02/28/2024 - 06:43

Events 📆

  • Downtown's St. Patrick’s Day Parade Now Has a VIP 'Leprechaun Lounge' - RFT
  • Record temperature recorded in St. Louis Tuesday - FOX 2

BuySTL 👜

  • STL shoppers hope remaining Macy’s stores stay open - FOX 2
  • Schnucks testing smart carts in select St. Louis-area stores. How do they work? - FOX 2

Restaurants 🍲

  • Chicken Out in Kirkwood Has Closed Permanently - RFT

Police 🚓

  • St. Louis Police Probe Possible Internal Leak of Horrifying Crash Video - RFT
  • Night vision drone captures O'Fallon car break-in suspects with precision - FOX 2

DotGov 🏛

  • New broadband map to help rural areas get high-speed internet - FOX 2
  • Why Isn’t Taxpayer-Funded U.S. Broadband Mapping Data Owned By The Public? - Techdirt
  • US Gov Says Software Measurability is ‘Hardest Problem to Solve’ - SecurityWeek

CityGov 🏛

  • St. Louis mayor lobbies to keep city earnings tax and local control of police -
  • Newfangled SUVs Too Hard for St. Louis' Dumb Cops to Drive, Mayor Says - RFT
  • Proposal to change St. Louis liquor license process sees mixed reaction from residents, restaurant owners - KSDK
  • Aldermen considering red light cameras - FOX 2

LocalGov 🏛

  • Ferguson to pay $4.5 million to settle ‘debtors prison’ suit, filed after protests, unrest -
  • Thousands could be eligible for part of $4.5M Ferguson debtor's prison lawsuit settlement - KSDK

FedGov 🏛

  • A partial government shutdown is days away. There’s no agreement on federal funding yet - Missouri Independent

Jobs 📄

Infrastructure 🚽

  • Residents, businesses 'left in the dark' with no working lights or answers - FOX 2
  • Ameren wants you to pay to close its troubled coal plant. State watchdogs say not so fast. -

WWW99 🕸

  • WordPress and Tumblr Plan to Sell User Content to AI Companies - Gizmodo
  • WordPress Plugin Alert - Critical SQLi Vulnerability Threatens 200K+ Websites - The Hacker News
  • Bluesky Begins To Make Its Decentralized Vision Real - Techdirt
  • Google Will Relaunch Gemini in a 'Few Weeks,' After Its Racial Controversy - Gizmodo


  • ESP32 Weather Station Looks Great With Color E-Paper Display - Hackaday
  • A simple(ish) guide to verifying HTTP Message Signatures in PHP - Terence Eden’s Blog

Captain's Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Wendy's to implement Uber-style surge pricing - Boing Boing
  • Wendy’s Wants to Start Uber-like Surge Pricing in 2025 - Gizmodo
  • Underwater Sensor Takes Single Pair Ethernet for a Dip - Hackaday
  • The DeDeterminator Uses Quantum Physics To Make Decisions So You Don’t Have To - Hackaday
  • It’s happening - Marginal REVOLUTION