Posted by: Frank | February 26, 2021

Frank blogged on February 26, 2021 at 10:18AM

Really disappointed with Google. I ordered a Barely Blue Pixel 4a from their store and at the time of the order was told it would ship between February 24-26. Now it says the shipment was delayed and there is no eta. Probably should have stuck with black and Amazon.

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Posted by: Frank | February 25, 2021

Frank blogged on February 25, 2021 at 08:32PM

In this essay,The Death of a Retailer, Om Malik writes fondly about Fry’s and it’s inevitable passing. I agree strongly with the following:

In retrospect, as is often the case, Fry’s death was inevitable. In Fry’s heyday, many of us built our own computers (or at least tinkered with them). We bought software and installed it. The struggle of being a lover of computers was what made it so special. Every year, however, computers became less cumbersome.

Come to think about it, “the struggle” is what captured my imagination about computers and why I still tinker.

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Posted by: Frank | February 24, 2021

Frank blogged on February 24, 2021 at 11:07AM

I am interested in Lunatask because it claims to have end–to-end encryption, which I find most task apps do not have. However, there is no web app and only currently available for MacOS and Windows 10 and therefore not really usable for me at this time.

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Posted by: Frank | February 24, 2021

Frank blogged on February 24, 2021 at 10:10AM

Niklaus Wirth wrote of the 50 Years of Pascal, the programming language he developed. Pascal was the third programming language I learned and the one we used for nearly all of my computer science classes in the early 80s. I remember well how it became popular due to Borland’s Turbo Pascal.

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Posted by: Frank | February 24, 2021

Frank blogged on February 24, 2021 at 09:06AM

I am sad to learn that Fry’s Electronics has gone out of business. I first learned about Fry’s by reading Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor and it’s frequent cameo in Jerry’s stories of his computing adventures. A business trip many years later provided me the opportunity to go to a Fry’s and found it truly geek heaven, there was simply no electronics store like it that I had ever seen.

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Posted by: Frank | February 23, 2021

Frank blogged on February 23, 2021 at 08:54AM

We do not have the sunshine nor are the Cubs playing today as they did last year and we have much more snow on the ground. However, full training camp starts today and the first game is within weeks!

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Posted by: Frank | February 17, 2021

Frank blogged on February 17, 2021 at 11:38AM

MLB camps have opened. Despite the weather, Spring is coming!

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Posted by: Frank | February 15, 2021

Frank blogged on February 15, 2021 at 11:23AM

James Madison and his colleagues believed that by deviating from theoretical majority-rules principles, the American republic would benefit from more stability, a better protection of rights, and generally a higher quality of person in positions of authority. But ironically, it is precisely where minority rule bites deepest that this promise is revealed to be most false. – David Frum, Democracy Is the Only Solution

Madison could not have imagined how the Constitution they wrote creates the structure that allows the combination of technology and wealth to create autocratic minority rule. People who believe the U.S. Constitution is without flaw need to address for whom does it really provide liberty?

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Posted by: Frank | February 11, 2021

Frank blogged on February 11, 2021 at 04:14PM

Joe Biden will tackle global chip shortage with executive order

There’s a chip shortage? Like dude, what am I going to do when I have the munchies?

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Posted by: Frank | February 11, 2021

Frank blogged on February 11, 2021 at 03:30PM

Looking at the case counts and deaths per day for the county in which I live and wonder what will become the accepted “normal” number? I don’t think these numbers will ever get to zero. I imagine they get to many days of zero so we only track monthly numbers, then eventually seasonal numbers, and we probably won’t get there until several years have passed.

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