Mac OS 9 To-Go

This is from 9TO5 Mac and is extremely cool. I appreciate the effort that went into creating these. I would not have been able to afford them, but back then I couldn’t afford most Apple products. I started off imagining what iOS would look like...

HDWGH – Story 43 – Going Down?

-*From The How Did We Get Here Series*- **Now**: The co-owner of the law firm Carlton Jacobs couldn’t believe his eyes. His friend and founding partner Jim Nettles was laying in a bloody mess at the bottom of the elevator shaft. His lifeless eyes staring...

Bullshit

This is click bait and the advertiser can go fuck themselves. This is basically saying that they have a list of restaurant chains that will be closing and use an image of a chain that isn’t. You think it is on the list and click...

Touch ID under Duress

A feature that I would like to see on Apple’s Touch ID devices is what I call a “duress” mode. Let’s say someone is mugging you and demanding that you unlock your device. What if you assigned a specific finger to something called duress mode...

How to Win a Gig at ILM

This… Not this…

Space Tax

A space tax. That didn’t take long. If the government doesn’t have anything to do with it, they should not be allowed to tax it. How do they get away with this crap? Picture from here.

HDWGH – Story 42 – Parking Garage Antics

-*From The How Did We Get Here Series*- **Now**: Bobby Jones pressed on the key fob that some hysterical lady just gave to him while running from a man who was in the process of yelling at her. Bobby had never quite heard all of...

Temperature

I found this interesting.

HDWGH – Story 41 – Mistaken Chocolate

-*From The How Did We Get Here Series*- **Now**: Today would be the day that Kevin Duncan would earn a new nickname. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be earned for something he actually had done. He would earn the nickname for something the girls in the lunchroom...

The Summer Slow Down

I used to think that the Winter time was the time that we slowed down and weren’t as productive as at any other time of the year. I actually think the summer is the least productive time. I’ve gotten so much less done this year...

HDWGH – Story 40 – By the Light of the Moon

-*From The How Did We Get Here Series*- **Now**: Mother and daughter arrived at the upstairs bathroom laundry shoot at exactly the same moment both carrying a used towel. Heather Collins looked at her daughter Felicia Collins and smiled without saying a word. Felicia smiled...

Windows Development

I downloaded Visual Studio 2019 yesterday to test it out on Windows 11. The first thing that jumped out at me was the Visual Studio 2019 release. Why not 2021? The second thing I observed was that VS 2019 doesn’t contain any Windows 11 SDKs....

Out of the Box

Overheard today… “There is no scenario where AI doesn’t get out of the box.” What this means is that AI will always get loose and do “who knows what” once it does. It is an absolutely controllable situation that will become an uncontrollable one because...

Fireworks Laws

I wasn’t sure but I had a feeling that fireworks were illegal in my area. Law changed in 2017 Until a few years ago, it was illegal for Pennsylvanians to buy most fireworks, with retailers focusing on sales to outof- state residents. When the law...

HDWGH – Story 39 – Death Peck

-*From The How Did We Get Here Series*- **Now**: The police are standing over the corpse of Tommy “Chiclet” Garcia in the middle of Rotary Park. His body looks like it has been pierced by thousands of tiny projectiles. **Before**: Tommy “Chiclet” Garcia was in...

Religion Origins

Historical fiction is a story that takes place in a certain period of history but the characters are usually fictional. Religion is the exact same thing. Especially if your religions doctrine cannot be independently verified by historians of the time. That is a very basic...