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Super Conductor

Super Conductor

Last night I was restless but past the time of wanting to do anything useful. So after wasting some time on a stupid cart racing game on the Amazon Fire TV (more to come about both at a later date) I stumbled upon an old friend, Nova. Nova is a science nerd’s buffet, granted on a weekly basis of often in-depth looks at some scientific principal. Last night was getting super cold, but the part I found so interesting was of course the super conductors that are found at those really cold temperatures.

Tackle Grab

Tackle Grab

I finally decided to give this concept of a box of stuff delivered on a monthly basis a try. And of course I picked a fishing tackle one to begin my experiment. Actually I picked two, but the first one I received is from Tackle Grab. So a few details about the deal, the way it works, and most importantly what I got in the box.

Hero: Glen Campbell

Hero: Glen Campbell

This one comes up because of my wife and I exchanging a couple of smaller Christmas gift last evening. My gift from her, a Glen Campbell Greatest Hits CD, which has been on Amazon wish list for a couple of years. I have been listening to it last evening and again this morning. A wonderful gift indeed.

Linux – Old Times

Linux – Old Times

One of the odder things about my new job is the use of a Windows machine, especially after hardly touching Windows outside a server or troubleshooting someone else’s computer for the last seven years or so. So, I am allowed to put Linux on my work laptop, but for some reason it is giving me some trouble. I was determined last night and so stayed up very late and eventually went to bed without success…

Secret Santa Cops

Secret Santa Cops

Just saw a segment and CBS Sunday Morning that was just perfect and very much in line with exactly how I think the system should work. So, recently in Kansas City, a wealthy anonymous business man who has done Secret Santa cash giveaways for several years enlisted the help of the law enforcement officers there in Kansas City.

We Can Dry Clothes Now!

We Can Dry Clothes Now!

As I mentioned earlier this week, the first attempt at our dryer repair met with epic failure. A second attempt and the repair company actually remembered to bring the parts this time. So, we can dry our clothing once again without having to leave the house.

Two Weeks ’til Christmas!

Two Weeks ’til Christmas!

I know I am going to hear about this from my wife, since I was so adamant about not starting the celebration of the Christmas season until after Thanksgiving… But WOW has time flown by! Do you all realize it a mere two weeks from Christmas as of today? Thankfully, outside of a few small items for a stocking or two I am done with my shopping but it has really seemed to have gotten here in a hurry this year

Torture

Torture

The current big news (aside from a an extension for the operating budget of course) is the recent release of the Senate’s report regarding the ‘enhanced’ methods used after 9/11 to gather information. In another word, and I said it at that time, it is a report on the US government and specifically the CIA using torture.

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