Source: In Memoriam: 9 Tech Titans Who Died in 2012 | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com. He was just one […]
Dexter, our cat has been chasing a mouse around the house for the last few winter days. When he does he gets Beulah our sixty pound basset hound all excited and involved in the chase. It is funny to see Beulah with her tail wagging a mile a minute sitting next to Dexter staring at the bottom of the refrigerator where a mouse is currently hiding. When I started this post that picture came to mind but that is really not the topic at hand. Instead it is about giving up my computer mouse.
I started out my computer life with a Radio Shack TRS-80 computer in the 1980s. It had no mouse or graphical user interface (GUI for all you techies). Everything had to be typed in on a keyboard and I spent hundreds of hours on doing just that. I was hooked from the very beginning.
Some time ago I came across a blog from a Romanian blogger named Cristian Mihai that got […]
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. Let a […]
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. Let a person […]
It seems we hear a lot about how the Republicans say they can’t vote for this or for that because they must “follow their principles”. The trouble with all this is that they don’t want any government so blowing up the system IS following their principles.
Their hero told them that “government is the problem”. But what is a country without government? That condition is called “everyone for themselves”. Is that what we want for our country? I think not; at least for 99% of us.
Is there really anything except shutting down government that can pass through a GOP controlled house of representatives now days? Are they really so head strong on eliminating their own jobs? That would be a first for any government employee wouldn’t it?
This is one of my favorite shots from the recent blizzard. When snow covers the ground the cardinals […]
Source: Home for the holidays: Fewer US troops are absent this year – CSMonitor.com. When President Obama and […]
Source: Norquist: Tea party resurgence if no “fiscal cliff” deal – Political Eye – CBS News. Grover Norquist is […]
I am a regular reader of a Quaker blog called Quaker Quaker. On a recent posting by Mac […]
I am a tool guy. I have had many of them throughout my life. My barn is stuffed […]
Being that we are coming upon the end of another year I am in a self-reflections mode. I […]
We have a white out here at the homestead so I will be hunkering down with a picture […]
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. — Woodrow […]
Merry Christmas Everyone
Being a Christian I was taught to be very much offended when I ran across the words “Happy Holidays” as that somehow diminished the real meaning of the season. But after I came across a blog post recently I have changed my opinion on those words. I wish I had kept the explanation as I’m sure the original author explained it much better then I can but since I can no longer find it I will have to do the best I can in justifying his idea.
Source: Conservatives urge GOP leaders to be bold, prepare to go over cliff – The Hill’s On The […]
“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and […]
Source: NRA press conference: Put armed guards in schools (+video) – CSMonitor.com. Mr. LaPierre offered the NRA’s assistance […]
Island House Hotel – A nice place to stay while visiting Mackinac Island.
This is a continuation of the previous post about the words of Jesus taking front and center in […]
Source: What counts as a tax hike? Not Boehner ‘fallback’ plan, says antitax group – CSMonitor.com. The keeper of […]
This is a continuation of my previous post about boredom and apathy. In high school not much changed as far as a lack of a challenge. One of the things I did enjoy there was writing essays. That activity gave me free rein to say what I wanted and I always easily got A’s for my work. Unfortunately I was never guided toward an avocation that would have exercised that talent I definitely showed even in my early days.
After high school college came. That is where I came upon the first real challenges in thinking. Again I excelled in English Comp classes without much effort and the electrical engineering classes I took were challenging but not particularly enjoyable to me. That should have given me a clue that I was in the wrong major but being a naive farm kid that I was that just didn’t occur to me that I had options.
“The devil is in the details” is a well-known quote that definitely applies in all this “fiscal […]