In San Clemente, sk8rs shovel sand to stick it to the Man. I’d tell the Man where to pound that sand, too. Tip from the Instapundit, which is becoming a hotbed of Re-Open America Revolutionaries.
Writing in Quanta, Susan D’Agostino has a fascinating interview with the computing-est of all computer scientists, Donald Knuth. Who continues his Everest-like trek up his monumental Art of Computer Programming. This (intrinsically) never-to-be-completed opus to the mathematics and techniques of algorithms was, for many of us, the first introduction to formal analysis of algorithms andContinue reading “Oh, and in my spare time, I invented TeX”
Captain Tom Moore, HMRA (retired), cooked up the idea of a 100-lap charity fundraiser to celebrate his impending 100th birthday. 100 laps around his garden, with a walker (he IS 99). His goal was £1000 for the NHS. Word got out. Right now he’s raised £13 million. In a just world, Captain Tom’s birthday celebrationContinue reading “Captain Tom Shows Us How It’s Done”
How did I get to be so old without learning about this? https://twitter.com/Brink_Thinker/status/1219287571517378560 Thanks to GV at American Digest for putting me hip to Kevin W. and his remarkable Facebook page.
From my old childhood favorite Every Who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did NOT! — Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas A Chistmas present from Faisal is not be missed.
While the Man dithers in the aftermath of the Camp Fire, trying to get his sh*t togther, the Little Folks get it I say “That seems like a thankless task.” “Not at all,” she replies. “Not at all.” “Really? Why the hell not?” “Hey, I do this job every day in this store. It’s myContinue reading ““I want to make this the best I can for them””
An American veteran brings his Ukranian bride to the States for a honeymoon, and gets to see his country through fresh eyes. And understands why not to sweat the small stuff: …it’s all too easy to misjudge the gravity of life’s problems when you’re used to peace and prosperity—after all, there’s no microaggression, no trigger,Continue reading ““This is the greatest country in the world.””
Since Christmas, the oh-so-woke fashion and lifestyle press has aggressively ignored first lady Melania Trump. Unlike her husband, she doesn’t bluster, tweet, or speechify; instead she speaks in the language of fashion. For French President Macron’s state visit, she wore this: Impossible to be ignored. The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan writes On these official occasions,Continue reading “Making America GLAMOROUS Again”
IEEE Spectrum has a fascinating bio sketch of Hans Peter Luhn, inventor of the hashing and KWIC indexing algorithms. This is Luhn’s legacy: He helped show that computers and computation weren’t just the province of mathematics, statistics, and logic but also of language, linguistics, and literature. In his day, this was a revolutionary way toContinue reading “KWIC, make me some hash!”
Chatty stuff about writing indie SciFi, with snarky political and cultural commentary. Oh, and a great geeky sense of humor: Update: Francis turner says that cat complains too much