Started playing Guild Wars 2 and it is not what I was expecting in a very good way!
I have been missing in action far too long. I suppose there were lots of good reasons none of which can stand up to any sort of valid criteria. So I am back we will see how long I last this time.
I am very happy we have a new President of the United (?) States of America.
I had hoped that the Vaccines would resolve the Pandemic, I am still waiting for that resolution.
I am very happy about how much progress is happening around Space Exploration right now.
I wish I was as happy about Climate Change progress.
New MMO up and running on Windows 10 and I am having a blast learning and playing.
Hopefully we will get to rewrite this in a modern language/framework in 2016!
Well, I am back to working on our campaign at work with PERL, hopefully it will be a greatly reduced version but it is hard to say.
Looks like my old theme was replaced sometime during my Rip Van Winkle blog sleep. Went from Misty Look to Misty Lake will probably have to change again.
“I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of apocalypse.” ~Riley Finn
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I am currently working on a PERL application. A total shock!
Wow I have not looked at any client side (non web) blog editors in a really long time. I just picked up BlogDesk (using it on this post). It had one of the smoothest setups that I have ever used for a blog editor. Very nice if you have not looked at it go check it out.
This is a very intriguing article about a dynamic 5th Grade teacher who went against the grain with some great results.
Suben said: “My primary goal as a teacher is to help my students understand the reasoning behind math rules and procedures. I have several core beliefs about this: (1) Understanding is constructed by the learner, not passively received from the teacher. (2) Understanding is built by making connections between as many strands of knowledge as possible. (3) Understanding is galvanized through communication. (4) Understanding is only valuable when you reflect on it and question it.”
Well I have really been slacking on writing in this weblog and I have no excuses. I have a new goal on my Joe’s Goals list to get back to writing here so I am ready to start. I hope everyone has started off the new year in a great way and here is to hoping that 2007 will be better than 2006 in every way!
“Americans will always do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the alternatives,” – Winston Churchill.
“Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle,” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Keith Olbermann is my HERO!
Did it ever occur to you once, that in just 27 months and two days from now when you leave office, some irresponsible future President and a “competent tribunal” of lackeys would be entitled, by the actions of your own hand, to declare the status of “Unlawful Enemy Combatant” for… and convene a Military Commission to try… not John Walker Lindh, but George Walker Bush?
I want to be one of the lackeys for this!
This book sounds like something that I need to read to brighten up my rather dismal view of the future that I have had for the past year or so.
Fred C. Ikle, one of America’s foremost strategic thinkers, in his latest book “Annihilation from Within” (Columbia University Press), sees the ever-faster advances in brain science and computers merging to build superhuman intelligence systems. Brain-computer-interface (BCI) research projects are proliferating among universities in the G-8 major industrial countries and China. And when this quest succeeds, Mr. Ikle says it will trump the latest supercomputers (already up to 73 trillion operations per second) and the best human experts.
Looks like Writely has morphed to Google Docs & Spreadsheets so I guess it is time to test it and see if I can get my Title yet. I know I have not been posting enough lately and part of the reason is the pain of getting Writely to do what I need it to do. I hope this works!
This is a very different look from Writely and it looks like there are a few more features available now. Comment looks like an interesting feature.
I am trying Writely again to see if any of the issues I was having are gone. I was able to login with my gmail account today that is a nice new improvement. I was having several problems previously with Writely which had put me off from using it and I am hoping these are fixed now. I was unable to use the title feature for my posts and the blogged listing on my Post views had stopped working correctly. So I am back today and I will let you know if any of the problems are gone.
“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who likes documentation writing? I don’t! The rest of the Steelpixel team agrees with me on this point, documentation is a necessary evil. Well, court3nay came up with a cool idea today in the #caboose irc room, why not start a project to offer people money to update the rails docs. Brilliant! Court3nay is trying to raise $5000 and they have over half that in less than 12 hours.
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I want to find a workplace like this!
At Semco: Employees set their own working hours, choose their own salaries, All meetings are voluntary and open to everyone, Employees hire their own bosses… read on for more.
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We did it! My wife and I made it to our first dance lesson last night. It was a blast. We started learning the foxtrot, Rumba and mambo and we are greatly looking forward to the next lesson.
do did I have the title in the post area? Well, Writely is not putting the title up when I post from it, even though it used to. I am not sure what is happening with it since google purchased it but it seems to be languishing by the side of the road for some unknown reason.