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Archive for December, 2014

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Watch the aurora, live!

Math and Science, Outdoors

Back in 2008, I had an article here about live web-cams that were pointed at the aurora.  I’ve been noticing hits on the old page (the web never forgets!) and given that is a subject that interests me a lot, I thought I’d make a new article. In the 6 years since I posted the […]

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Do, or do not. There is no “Click Like to Support”.

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

It’s that time of the year when the “Click to support” campaigns will start pushing hard. Here’s something to think about… My heartfelt belief is that clicking like to support a cause is a pointless gesture. To show support, one must make an actual contribution of at least one of time/effort/goods/money.  If you haven’t put […]

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Have you checked your photos lately?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

It’s coming on to Christmas, and that means it’s time for an annual chore: the checking of my photo archives.  Like many people, I have a large number of digital photographs and videos, and I don’t want to lose them.  Each year, I check my archives and make sure that my data is still good. […]

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Dissing the new lightsabre? You should.

Current Events, Entertainment, Technology

  By now, you’ve seen that clip of the lightsabre from the upcoming Star Wars money grab, due out soonish.  And you’ve probably seen people dump on it.  And you’ve probably seen people defend the design with an argument like: It’s just a movie. Yes, it is just a movie.  I can’t deny that. However, […]

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