Friday update…..

Grueling day at the office but I got a lot done, delegated some, and brought some home with me. So I check my office email a few minutes ago and there is new stuff waiting to be done ! Busy busy busy but that is a good thing ’cause it makes unemployment unlikely….

Quiet BASIC

BASIC on the Web…

Back in the day (80’s & 90’s) every computer came with the BASIC programming language. Nothing like what we have today but I had fun with it. I just found this on the web so anyone with a nostalgia for BASIC can play with it again.  So if you can’t waste enough time surfing the web or checking Facebook, here is something else…

TED Talk | William Noel | Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes….

How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others. http://goo.gl/ISx0Bi

Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

I’m a firm advocate of free expression but here is something worth considering….

All parties, on left and right, believe in freedom. The question is whether there are ways of having too much freedom, or of using it in the very wrong way, so that it starts to hurt other things we care about, like prosperity, safety and happiness.

The issue comes to a head with internet pornography. The standard view is that people should be left to look at porn as much as they like, just as they should be left to buy guns, eat unhealthy foods, divorce and remarry eight times and make nothing of their talents: it’s a free country, after all….

My most recent web search…

My most recent web search was for “computer science wikipedia links”. The reason for the search was to find a lengthy list of Wikipedia CS links that I had come across quite a while back.

So why was I searching for such a thing ? No reason in particular I guess; so now I have a link to the list on my blog….

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Computer Science links on Wikipedia

Who Needs a Computer Science Degree When There’s Wikipedia?

An extensive compilation of Computer Science links on Wikipedia….

As I realized I was randomizing myself and getting way off the original track, I decided to start assembling the links in one location for my own reference if not some other geek without the funds for their own degree….

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Resources for Spiritual Journeys….

Resources for Spiritual Journeys….

This multifaith and interspiritual website, founded byFrederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site’s name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world’s religions and spiritual paths come together.