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I started this site on October 25, 1998.

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Time and Maps

July 17, 2019
Randomness because I can't focus on one thing to write about today. https://twitter.com/BiIIMurray/status/524677269252751360 Bill makes a good point. I've always had a love-hate relationship with time travel storylines in sci-fi, partly because of this - if time travel was an actual thing, why ar...
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  • Spooky Stories
    July 15, 2019
    One of the other members had an entry the other day that was asking what movies really flipped you out or scared you - and my immediate reaction was the original Night of the Living Dead, in black and white. I am no horror movie fan by any stretch - but that movie was shown…
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  • When empathy is lost, we lose ourselves
    March 27, 2019
    Gandhi said, "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty". You know what I realized? I'm tired - tired of all the name calling, and you-too-ism, and "both sides" ism, and this person's horrible but this other&h...
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  • Buying bubble wrap
    February 7, 2019
    Don't get me wrong, I love bubble wrapΒ πŸ˜‚ but you all may have noticed we have had some very persistent spammers the last few nights who really, really, REALLY want to sell somebody some bubble wrap. We've put in some extra blocks and protections against spam today, so hopefully that will clear th...
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  • Flatiron
    January 25, 2019
      This building has a really interesting history - was watching a PBS show the other day about the building of it. It was the first skyscraper in New York! Looks pretty this morning πŸ™‚  
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  • Rockets away
    January 17, 2019
    Today I found out that there is an actual User's Guide published online for the SpaceX Falcon rocket: https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/falconusersguide.pdf I don't feel smart enough to read it, I'm not a rocket scientist after all.Β πŸ˜‚ I do want to know (without taking the actual time to r...
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  • Reflections
    January 11, 2019
    These aren't from today, they are from a couple days ago. Usually I don't think the iPhone camera captures colors exactly the way my eye saw them, but I'm pretty pleased with these - especially the reflections of sunlight in the building windows:
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  • Empathy
    January 9, 2019
    I was struck by this quote today from Richard Branson - "People who are inflicting the most pain are often in the most pain themselves." The internet should be an empathy machine - it should have made it easier for us to understand other people's troubles, and take action on them. Instead, it has...
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  • Gratifying
    January 4, 2019
    Very gratifying yesterday to see such a diverse set of new Congresspeople sworn in. There are so many firsts and milestones for the 116th Congress: over 100 women elected Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland are the first Native American women in Congress (Davids is also the first openly LGBT member of...
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  • Residue
    January 3, 2019
    Happy post-New Year πŸ™‚
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