For technologists 50 is the new 85

Posted: Jun 3, 2019

Tonight's Manhattanhenge has been cancelled due to weather. Not looking good for tomorrow either. Will attempt again on July 12

Manhattanhenge

Posted: May 29, 2019

I've seen a lot of posts scolding people for thanking current and former members of the military for their service today. And where I agree it's a shame that people don't know the difference between Memorial Day, Veterans' Day and Armed Forces Day. I don't see why it's worth getting nasty about.

In my lifetime, I've seen Veterans treated horribly by the nation after coming home from war (Vietnam) and am glad to see Americans showing respect to people who've served on any day (Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Arbor Day).

Posted: May 27, 2019

So some of you know that Frosty's box is in the bathtub (he uses the tub to do his business no matter where we put his box). Well he just went into the bathroom to do what he needs to do and CLOSED THE DOOR BEHIND HIM. I went to open the door and his look was basically, "I'm using it, wait your turn".

Posted: May 25, 2019

Have a gmail account? Wanna see something scary?

Goto https://myaccount.google.com/purchases and realize that google is scraping your mail and keeping track of your purchases, from across the web.

Posted: May 25, 2019

Glabor Torres 20-for-41 with 10 HR against Baltimore so far this season. So let's sit him today. I know, I know "analytics don't take into account hot streaks". This modern era of baseball is driving me crazy.

Posted: May 23, 2019

To quote JMS replying to fans criticizing the final episode of Babylon 5:

Dear Mr. Tolkien:
I just wanted to say that I think the way you ended THE LORD OF THE RINGS was crap. You didn't provide any closure. Instead of spending time with the hobbits clearing out the shire (come on, urban renewal in LoTR? give me a break) and lots of goodbyes, you SHOULD have shown me what happened to Tom Bombadil, he was an important part of the story, and you just left his story thread there, unresolved.

You made a big deal out of the elves going to the west, but we never SAW it! We never found out what was there, or what Bilbo found when he got there, or what happened to the dwarves, or what happened to Merry and Pippin....

You betrayed your audience by not resolving every single plot thread you introduced in your book, and as a result, it is never going to be of value to anyone, ever, and will never go past its first printing.

Posted: May 23, 2019