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Listen Up! A Cornucopia of Podcasts

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:09:38 +0000

Technorati Tags: news, philosophy, podcasts, politics

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The Perils and Joys of Twitter

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:49:40 +0000

I’m an early adopter of Twitter and I really liked it when I started. Then I sort of just forgot about it for a couple years. I can’t really explain my neglect. I think I just got distracted by exploring all the other tools that developed, including, the Facebook monster. Recently I have gone back […]

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Reviving the Blog

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:43:46 +0000

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Backslash

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:57:56 +0000

A couple days ago i was listening to a podcast and the speaker was describing a URL for a website and he said something like www.blahblah.com backslash somepage. Backslash? I always thought it was a forward slash. Here’s a backslash \. Heres a forward slash /. Am I wrong? I don’t know. because there seems, […]

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Betas vs Silicon Valley

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:36:38 +0000

I try out a lot of shows. I like winding down with a good show on the tube/pad/laptop/phone/some device. Netflix, Amazon Prime and iTunes. They’re everywhere I am. What a world we live in. So, when we still subscribed to premium cable channels I started getting hooked on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Then along came the […]

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Roadside Assistance

Sun, 18 May 2014 16:00:01 +0000

Travelling can be fun. It can also be fraught with trouble and misshaps, especially when you depend on technology to keep your life and work moving while on the road. My work is all on line. So communication and work tools (phone, iPad, laptop) are essential. Two days into this road trip to Colorado I […]

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Will Wanders for a Cause

Fri, 02 May 2014 04:08:19 +0000

We’ve started offering our home again, via the Warm Showers website, to cyclists passing through town. I know, it sounds a little illicit, but it’s really quite innocent. Most people offer up a place to stay in trade for when they themselves go out on a bike tour. But I’m not touring much any more beyond an […]

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Absorbed by the Borg

Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:08:31 +0000

We Are All Data Already we feel compelled to post so much of what we do on Facebook in order to validate our activities or to prove how active we are or what scrumptious meals we make. We share our photos, our thoughts, our blog posts. We all (well not all are on Facebook [yet] and Facebook […]

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Don’t Believe the FCC

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:02:40 +0000

In spite of their recent blog post defending their new non-net neutrality policy, the FCC really is changing course. But don’t believe me. Here, read this post from Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society and decide for yourself. The question is: What Can We Do About It? It seems to me that only a change […]

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Net Non-Neutrality

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:29:24 +0000

Update: If you’d like to comment on the new FCC proposed policy, the comment period is open. I Loves Me Some Netflix. But Come ON! When Netflix signed a deal with Comcast to pay them extra for faster, more consistent content delivery it was understandable from a business point of view. But it was clear […]

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Rifting on Oculus Rift

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:10:09 +0000

If you haven’t heard of the Oculus Rift, it’s a newly developed 3D virtual reality device that sits on your face like a large pair of goggles. It’s said to be immersive and quite amazing even at this early stage. It garnered a great deal of attention a few months ago, and then, when Facebook […]

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A Small GMO Victory

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:16:29 +0000

I wanted to share a small victory. A relative had proclaimed herself an anti-GMO person to my consternation. She started sending me links, all of which I refuted. Then she told me she’d watched these 2 movies: Genetic Roulette and Genetic Chili, which, so help me, I watched on a Sunday afternoon. After I watched […]

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I’ve Been Workin’ on the IPad

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:29:28 +0000

….all the live long day. So I am finally getting forced to make my IPad more useable as a work machine. My MacBook Pro is in the shop. The Dell laptop where we do bookkeeping and other Windows specific tasks is also in the shop (well actually, different shops), both with weird trackpad/bluetooth mouse issues. […]

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The Amazing Meeting (Part 3): Taking Action

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:53:12 +0000

The conference, which took place in Las Vegas in July, was fun, exciting and stimulating. Meeting James Randi and other skeptic heroes, attending a live recording of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast and just talking to so many nice folks was a thrill. I also came away inspired to become more active in […]

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The Amazing Meeting 2013 (Part 2): What I Learned

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:42:37 +0000

Last week I posted my initial impressions and an overall context for The Amazing Meeting that took place in July in Las Vegas. It’s important for me to try and record some of the most important lessons from the 4 days of workshops, presentations and hallway conversation so that those ideas do not slip away […]

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