My Covid roller coaster of a week started with a couple of nap-heavy days after last Sunday’s positive test, transitioned to me waiting to see the positive strips in rapid tests start to fade as my cold-like symptoms already had, and wrapped up with that positive strip vanishing faster than I might have hoped. That leaves me free to proceed with my earlier travel plans: flying to Ireland Monday night for Dublin Tech Summit to moderate two panels there and finally use my Irish passport in the country that issued it to me.
6/8/2022: Sports-streaming panel finds no one winning play in key issues, FierceVideo
Instead of speaking at this publication’s Stream TV Show and writing up a couple of panels, I could only cover this discussion about sports streaming, one of a limited set of talks available via streaming at a conference devoted to that very topic.
6/9/2022: S02 E24 – SmartTechCheck Podcast, Mark Vena
This week’s podcast conversation (also on video) focused on Apple’s WWDC news from earlier in the week.
6/10/2022: Warner Bros. Discovery names sports-CEO pick, FierceVideo
My fill-in duty at my trade-pub client, continuing through Monday, included a quick write-up of this hire.
6/10/2022: US Finally Scraps COVID Test Requirement for Inbound International Flights, PCMag
This is a story I’ve been hoping to write for months.
6/10/2022: Why haven’t iPhone, Android messaging apps evolved to make it easier to talk to each other?, USA Today
I first wrote this after Google I/O last month, then updated it to note how Apple ignored the entire issue of Android-iOS messaging security at WWDC. Alas, that rewriting cycle did not help me catch a stupid mistake that a friend asked about the day after the story was published: I wrote that Apple’s Messages app shows non-iMessage texts in blue bubbles, not the actual green bubbles of shame.
6/11/2022: Biden Admin to Set Standards for Federally Funded EV Charging Stations, PCMag
Writing this post about proposed requirements for electric-car charging stations funded through last year’s infrastructure law took longer than I expected after I got into the weeds reading about the finer points of EV-charging systems. Which is good, because I need to know this stuff in depth.
6/12/2022: Apps can live on in your phone or tablet, even after removed from an app store, USA Today
I wrote this explainer after Apple and Google announced new rules for quasi-neglected apps–and Apple’s first iteration was especially harsh and its revision of them still left app developers a little puzzled.
Updated 6/26/2022 to add the sports-streaming panel; I’m blaming Covid for my forgetting to note that before.