Tag: posted 2012

  • Resolution Progress 2012: End

    Today is the last day of the year, so where am I with those 2012 goals? Reading goals should be at 100%: Complete unfinished novel series. 23.1 of 28 done or 82.5%. So I missed. American History and Decision Making. 10 of 10 done or 100%. So done. Science. 13 of 13 done or 100%. So done. Read 50 books. I have read […]

  • Collected Quotes November/December 2012

    My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. If you can’t be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart. — Lois McMaster Bujold A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. — Henry Miller Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are […]

  • Inconsistent Experiences

    Lately I have been thinking about getting a new TV. An important vacuum I would like to fill is accessing content on the Internet through it. The want is mostly filled by my Wii, but the device is in a physical location that makes playing games inconvenient because of the limited space. So my idea […]

  • Why the world did not end yesterday

    Some NASA scientists have spent most of 2012 trying to debunk theories about the world ending yesterday.

  • Log In With Facebook

    Lately I have come to appreciate web sites that let me visit without connecting to Facebook. The sites asking me to connect use the same technology for the extremely annoying advertisements that disable doing anything on the web site until I figure out how to close it. Or lately, this technology is used to make […]

  • TEDxAlamo – David Eagleman, PhD – 10/29/09

    A neuroscientist talks about what is reality from the frame of perception and illusion. If the below video does not work, then try: TEDxAlamo – David Eagleman, PhD – 10/29/09

  • Automated Testing

    On a call today, our new vendor asked that we verify every web site works before having them apply service packs. Our analyst said, “We can do that.” I pointed out the problem causing the present concern happened one in ten times on one site on one server of the instance. Therefore to catch it, […]

  • Collected Quotes September/October 2012

    My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. — Jorge Luis […]

  • Sneaky Search Engine

    I use Google search from my Chrome omnibox quite a bit. One of my favorite searches is “define <term>”. Somehow my “define” got hijacked so that when I typed it, Chrome switched to a search of word.sc. Fortunately, I knew this probably would be Chrome’s settings for Search Engines (top right wrench or three horizontal […]

  • Why you will fail to have a great career

    I think when he says “Steven J’s commencement address” he means Steve Jobs. If the below does not work, then try this link: Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career