From Pinterest. I know its says Canadian, but this works for my peeps too. Like the time I took my family to California for Christmas. We rented a convertible. Drove with the top down. All the parka clad Californians thought we were bizarre. Hey, it was 50 degrees! Plenty warm enough.Continue Reading →
The rare Tuesday post to advise about an impending event. Tomorrow there is a triple lunar event. A blue moon, which is when the moon appears twice in the same calendar month, a super moon, which is when the moon is closest in its rather wobbly orbit around the earth, and a blood moon, which is a lunar eclipse event when the moon passes through earth’s shadow, and the color of ...Continue Reading →
We are taking a break from our publishing schedule to celebrate Christmas with our family and friends.
- Alan Turing’s 1951 Computer generated Christmas Carols – in a broadcast lost to time, BBC once played two Christmas carols generated by a computer in Alan Turing’s legendary Computing Machine Laboratory at the University of Manchester.
I like to keep the nasty business of politics off of this website, but every now and again it rears its ugly head in ways we cannot ignore. Net neutrality is one of those issues.
Politically, I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal, and voted Libertarian in the last election. I did not vote for Trump, and I couldn’t vote for Hilary, either. As predicted, Trump is dismantling a lot of the Obama administration’s legacy, and network neutrality is ...Continue Reading →
Gifts for Geeks from BuzzFeed
Cyber Monday is tomorrow. Can’t think of what to buy your favorite geek? Here are a few ideas from BuzzFeed by way of Pinterest. Both links have useful gift content. Also check out Grommet. Or pop over to How To Use Linux to see some cool mini-Linux PC. Or check out this list from Global Knowledge
See the post at The Ringer for 11-25 and four honorable mentions.
Number 1 – Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1997). Of course!
Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Right Stuff (1983)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Not sure I agree. My first awesome space ...
We will start with the good stuff for a change. Talk Like A Pirate Day is my second favorite unofficial Holiday. Check out the official website. Check out the cool pirate swag and order yourself a pirate hoodie or tee shirt.
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Occasionally I will write a book review for this blog, and then set up an Amazon link in a half-hearted attempt at “monetizing” my blog. Let’s just say I haven’t quit my day job just yet.
Here are some great books for coders, and they should be funny for coders and anyone who ever has used a computer program (the rest of us.)Continue Reading →