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

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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...

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...

Sad

Local newspaper shenanigans. There is no way that the little girl shown below… 1. Gives a shit about school funding or even knows what it means. 2. Is only 2 years old. Newspaper. Fuck off.

Streaming Services

There are too many of them. My prediction is that this business model in its current form is unsustainable. People just want one place to pay and watch; they don’t want 100 of them. That is too much shit to keep track of. One place....

Apple News

I absolutely love the Apple News app. The News app on my iPhone that is. The News app on my computer is something quite different. For me, it all comes down to one simple thing. It is the inability to save anything to Instapaper. Even...

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....

Biking Season

I am most pleased about being able to bike back and forth to work once again. This will be the 3rd day so far this week. I have been tired for the last couple of days but there is a period of acclamation where the...

Are You Incompetent?

This was a great find on YouTube.

Wondering Why Hiring Sucks?

I think with out the need to write more about the subject, the picture from today’s paper below demonstrates why it is so difficult to hire right now. The company I work for goes through employees like shit through a goose. They hire 5 and...

Societal Concept

Since I write a lot of science fiction stories, I often wonder what would cause a civilization to never make it into space or not very far before the society collapses. The collapse could be for any number of reasons. Here is why I think...

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...

Assumptions

If I am hot and sweaty and I decide to wear something that lets my upper body breathe (mostly talking about my tits), why do men automatically think that by the act of wearing said garment I am advertising that I am available? If I...

Company Leaks

Apple has had a really hard time to leaks to the press or other sources before a major announcement. There are a lot of people that thrive on rumors and want to speculate about what the next big thing will be. These same people may...

Flashbacks

Flashbacks were the subject of a course that I am taking on fictional writing. I have used them in the things that I have written but I admit, I use them sparingly. They can be a great tool but they can also make the story...

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,...

Cold

It is roughly 17 degrees Fahrenheit. For you types that use the Celsius scale, that would be -8.333 degrees. I’m happy to see that things are still capable of cooling down with all of this global warming going on.

NSFW in a Covid-19 Era

What does NSFW mean? It stands for Not Safe for Work. This generally refers to nudity. You certainly wouldn’t want your boss to see that you are looking at explicit photos while you are at work, would you? Normally, it isn’t even an issue. You...

Profound Wisdom

I have another fine quotable from myself. In speaking to a young couple about what they have versus what their neighbor’s have. In other words, they have a nice house and I wish we could have a house like that. The only difference between you...

Hell – I Found It

There is nothing I loathe more than political discussion. Using the word “discussion” is usually putting it mildly. While I was waiting for my ride to work yesterday, I was in a really bad position. I had to stand at the door and look out...

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...

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...