The ramblings of a giant squid…
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The days get longer?

Math and Science, Outdoors

Days get longer in the summer and shorter in the winter, right?  We all know this.  It’s a truism we all grow up with.  But I was doing some astronomy reading, and realized that, in fact, that truism is completely false!  Days do not get longer in the summer nor shorter in the winter. How […]

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A simple parrot perch

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Parrots

Anyone who reads this may remember that back in April I mentioned that I will be adopting parrots.  Well that has happened, and we now have two little feathery bundles of joy.  Along with the joy comes the care, feeding, and maintenance – a part of which is regular weighings. Weighing a bird that is […]

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Blackberry… I told you so

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been apprehensive about Blackberry “security” since day 1. While I recognized the potential strengths, I was 90% confident of significant weaknesses, the primary of which was that the allegedly secure messaging system of Blackberry might be able to be read by a third party without the knowledge […]

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How to use a computer

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

This is a primer for anyone searching the web looking for tips on how to use a computer.  The language is direct, and intended to be clear and unequivocal. 1. A computer is a dangerous power tool, treat it accordingly As computers become ever more a part of everything we do, there is a tendency […]

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