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That Smell!

I am riding back and forth to work again on the bike. I absolutely love it. While riding home this afternoon after it had been raining on and off throughout the day, I couldn’t help but notice how much the outside smelled. Bad. It smelled...

Random Apple Things

I ordered AirTags on Friday and literally sat on the refresh key until the Apple store came back online so I could get my order in. It is ridiculous. I own that. There was a pretty good article that John Gruber linked to about how...

Low Temperatures

The low temperature listed for any given day is actually the low temperature of the next morning. For example, the low temperature listed for Sunday is 48 degrees F. That is actually the low temperature for Monday morning. It took me 15 years of biking...

The Mystery of Dark Matter

Today’s random thought is about Dark Matter. As I was sitting here at my desk thinking about all of the things that we are so close to achieving as far as space exploration, I had a wandering thought. Actually, it was more like a question....

Sports

I grew up with sports. I used to watch my favorite NFL football team play every weekend and couldn’t wait for the Super Bowl. I remember getting depressed after the All-Star game because I knew there would be no football until next season. I actually...

Baby Bottle Service

How about your favorite coffee beverage served in a baby bottle? No. I am not making this up. From my daily newspaper… I’d link to the whole story but since it’s a paywall, I’ll refrain.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

…or as I used to say back in the 90’s. Happy “would have been” Birthday Grandma! I think of her often. She was a wonderful lady. As I go onto Google this morning, I have to ask myself “why is this google so fucking lame?”...

Fake People

Let’s face the reality. People are shit. With that being said, it is little wonder why this story is relevant. Researchers at Netease Fuxi AI Lab and University of Michigan have recently created MeInGame, a deep learning technique that can automatically generate character faces by...

Cancel Culture

I am surprised to see this from California. “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” said state Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “A climate of intolerance has been established and has stifled...

A Comment About Time

I had a rather interesting thought today about why I may become bothered when I get a call or a text or an email or an instant message outside of normal working hours. I think the answer is a perceived “give” and “take.” For example,...

Once Upon a Time on Earth

I just finished writing the fourth entry into my short story collection called 60 Pages. I like this story and definitely felt like this could have easily been a novel. I even left the end of the story open for that purpose. Here is a...

Learning

Since this is my website I can write about whatever I feel like writing about. Today, I’d like to say a few things about learning. I used to have a membership to a weird little website called Lynda.com. I found it because some of the...

Uninstalling Adobe Creative Cloud

I uninstalled the Adobe suite this morning on my M1 MBP and I’ll tell you why. It was consuming mass amounts of my CPU time. It wasn’t a fair amount. Yesterday it clocked the CPU at nearly 100%. Why? That is a good question for...

Aliens: Come and Get It!

This is my #1 reason why I think aliens will have an easy time of conquering our planet should the need arise. A vast majority of the human race whole heartedly believes (sights unseen) in completely made up and imaginary things. That makes them gullible...

What Today Feels Like

Today feels like… …we’ve been chased around the neighborhood by a bully who has a large super soaker. He is shooting everyone he finds. Everyone is wet and no one is happy. Then, one morning the old man down the street sticks out his leg...

Wonder Woman 1984

I am not watching Wonder Woman 1984. It’s not that I don’t like the franchise. I think Gal Gadot is perfect for the role. I loved the first movie. I’m not watching Wonder Woman because I can NOT BUY Wonder Woman. I don’t give a...

Super Intelligent AIs

This is a pretty good article about why we should not create super intelligent AI technology.

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years

Good article about something that hasn’t happened yet and may not happen. Written as a doom and gloom document, I don’t think there is any doubt about what this article says. I believe it. Unfortunately, unless we address the population issues there is nothing we...

Science News Dump

Today, I thought I would just do a quick dump of the news stories I found interesting and added via Instapaper. Coffee and lower prostate cancer US West pollution was mostly caused by wildfires. Shocking. I know. Exawatt class lasers – I picked this story...

Planning

Planning. We all plan. All of the time. We may not know that we are doing it but we do. When you get up in the morning, you may have thought to yourself that you’ll visit an old friend. You don’t necessarily tell anyone but...

Environmental Misbehavior

This is a new term that I coined to explain what setting up a new computing environment is like. It is full of “environmental misbehavior.” Nothing works right the first time in my world. There are way too many complexities. We can’t always think of...

Head Officially in Sand

I refuse to write about politics anymore on this blog. So, I won’t. I’m not sure about what went on yesterday but I’ll say this much… …Jesus.

The Big Bang Hang-Up

I saw an article this morning about a new telescope that is supposed to aid in our understanding of the “Big Bang” theory. You can read it here. As an official scientific community armchair quarterback, I can honestly wonder to myself out loud “who gives...

Masculinity in the Modern Age

I don’t think that just because men do things that women do necessarily makes them gay. The idea that men are supposed to be neanderthals sporting tremendous amounts of body hair and talking in the most gruff voice they can muster used to work ok...

Personal Goal – Programming

Today I spent some time on looking at some of the goals I want to achieve sometime this year. One of those goals is to learn Python 3 programming language formally. What does that mean? Formally to me means that instead of learning the language...