Someone finally made a candy bar for me! The Know-It-All Bar.
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I grew up on Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dudley Doright, and Peabody and Mr Sherman. Here’s a great article from the Smithsonian. It explains how I became a political independent, doubter, freethinker, and rule avoider. It was the subversive cartoons of my childhood! And all on TV!
Now that I am spending a lot of time in the wilds of northwest Wisconsin, I ...Continue Reading →
Rail fans, this story from the Smithsonian Magazine is a great yarn about how a marketing stunt gone wrong turned out to be one of the great railroad marketing schemes of all time.
George Crush had two steam locomotives crash into each other at 50 miles per hour, while 40,000 spectators watched. What could possibly go wrong? Read the full story at the link above.
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 →