It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish … More Maybe we don’t have it that bad?
My current desktop computer system is about seven years old. In the past couple of years, I’ve swapped hard drives and replaced a failing power supply. A couple of month’s ago, I decided to build a new one and started researching. My desktop is used for writing, web-surfing, video streaming, graphics, and occasionally some audio-video … More New Computer Part One
Point #1: If EMTs rescue you from a fire, the first thing they do is treat you for smoke inhalation. If you toke a cigarette and exhale, there is a small cloud of smoke. If you take a similar toke on a vape device, the cloud is considerably larger and denser. Point #2: There are … More Opinion: Vaping is Bad!
On Friday, November 2nd, between 5pm and 7pm, I’ll be at Poetic Justice Books and Arts in Port St Lucie. I’m going to be reading excerpts from Multiplarity, my latest science fiction novel and autographing just-off-the-press first editions. If you’re curious about the art and craft of independent publishing, creative writing, or computer graphics, come … More Author Special Event!
Let’s get some things straight here. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their pure forms are evil, for different reasons. A limited form of Capitalism is needed to give incentive for people to work and plan for the future. A limited form of Socialism is needed to provide public services such as highways, social safety nets, … More Political Memes [rant]
While my favorite reading is Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, or Steampunk, I try to read non-fiction books several times a year. Most of the time these are either historical or scientific works. These serve not only as part of my ongoing education but also to cleanse the mental palette. Currently, I’m enjoying a wonderful bit … More At Home: A Review
The Supreme Court of the US has just determined that 3D CAD files of weapons are protected under first amendment “freedom of speech”. Anyone with what is today, a very expensive 3D printer, will be able to print components for their own firearms. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Within the next five … More 3D Printers
The Goal is Survival of the Species The number one reason for any sort of space industry and associated colonies is to get all of our eggs out of the single basket that is the Earth. Sooner or later, something is going to try and wipe out humanity. I only hope we are prepared when … More Stepping Stones
I just took the time to read the slideshow presentation on this page: https://www.kleinerperkins.com/perspectives/internet-trends-report-2018 Here are the bullet points I found most interesting. New smartphone shipments peaked in 2010 and there has been zero growth in that market in 2017. Internet users are now at approximately one half of the world’s population. Internet users have … More Internet Trends in 2018
This morning, I saw a Facebook meme with a Democrat / Republican comparison list that asked “Where do you stand”. While simplistic, I thought it warranted an honest and considered reply. Here are my feelings on those questions. Abortion is between a woman and her doctor. Not the government. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their … More Democrats vs Republicans