What if Suzanne Vega tweeted “Tom’s Diner?” Heh.

What if Suzanne Vega tweeted “Tom’s Diner?” Heh.

In partnering with potential competitors on containers, OpenStack and appliances, VMware is taking business lessons from Star Trek’s Klingons and Ferengi.My latest on +Light Reading

In partnering with potential competitors on containers, OpenStack and appliances, VMware is taking business lessons from Star Trek’s Klingons and Ferengi.

My latest on +Light Reading

I think on the flight out I will be the guy who smiles kindly and offers to help people with their luggage.

Then on the way home I’ll scowl and roll my eyes and sigh noisily.

I like to be unpredictable.

What’s the best airline for San Diego to San Francisco? If it’s +Virgin America please punch me in the face.

Internet access is crap
Can’t get any work done
Flight delayed
Today’s travel sucks
And so does this haiku

Hypothetically, you may be thinking a 5.5” phone should be your next phone.

Hypothetically, you may have a co-worker with a phone that size, so hypothetically you might ask to try it.

Hypothetically, whenever you’re trying out a phone, tablet, or PC, you maybe go into the browser to give it a real-world use test.

Hypothetically, you may see your co-worker had only one site bookmarked, and it’s something you’ll spend the REST OF YOUR LIFE TRYING TO UN-SEE THE GOGGLES THEY DO NOTHING!!

Today on my virtual walk across the US with Minnie: We’re 1.85 miles from Jamestown, Va.Today: 3 miles. Total: 19.1 milesMore information: http://plainspoken.lbl.gov/And here’s the view.

Today on my virtual walk across the US with Minnie: We’re 1.85 miles from Jamestown, Va.

Today: 3 miles. Total: 19.1 miles

More information: http://plainspoken.lbl.gov/

And here’s the view.

Music for Big Dame Hunters.

Music for Big Dame Hunters.

Classy.

Classy.

Back-to-school, Texas, 1960s.  A friend posted a photo on Facebook a week or two ago of his daughter going to college. The photo featured the same trunk. I had the same trunk when I went to college in 1979, and so did everyone in my dorm.

Back-to-school, Texas, 1960s.  A friend posted a photo on Facebook a week or two ago of his daughter going to college. The photo featured the same trunk. I had the same trunk when I went to college in 1979, and so did everyone in my dorm.

Supermarket in Hawaii, about 1959.

Supermarket in Hawaii, about 1959.

If your sexual fetish is a guy in a gorilla suit and a topless woman wearing a diaper and funny hat, this is your lucky day.

If your sexual fetish is a guy in a gorilla suit and a topless woman wearing a diaper and funny hat, this is your lucky day.

Ace G-Man Stories▼ Reshared Post From Pulp Covers ▼F.B.I. Coffins Come High http://bit.ly/1p3fQTo

Ace G-Man Stories

▼ Reshared Post From Pulp Covers ▼

F.B.I. Coffins Come High http://bit.ly/1p3fQTo

Thumbs-up for the new DOCTOR WHO I suddenly find myself loving Clara, after previously loving the actress but thinking the character didn’t do much for me. This episode indicates this season may, in part, be her coming-of-age. They made a big deal in this episode pointing out that she is 27 years old. In her previous story arc, you might think she is a 19-year-old college student working as a governess, but no, she is 27 years old. She has a job as a teacher. And Vastra told Clara to quit acting like a child and put on her big-girl pants. She’s not a girl now; she’s a young woman with someone whom she loves who’s not entirely in his right mind and needs her. Capaldi is terrific. Personally, I like the idea of a doctor who’s a few years older than I am. Made me once again ponder the nature of being over 50 in today’s world: Capaldi, at 56, seems far more youthful than the one-year-younger William Hartnell did, at least as Hartnell was portrayed in the recent TV movie. That assumes the movie was accurate in portraying Hartnell (I think it was). Are people over 50 more youthful than they were in past generations? Or do we have a distorted view of what older people were like back then? Hartnell lived in a time and place where people lived less-healthy lifestyles than they do today. And Hartnell lived an unhealthy lifestyle even by the standards of the day; he was a heavy drinker and smoker. Why did the Doctor choose THAT FACE to regenerate? That’s not a question we’ve seen before in previous incarnations. I’m looking forward to the next episodes.

Thumbs-up for the new DOCTOR WHO 

I suddenly find myself loving Clara, after previously loving the actress but thinking the character didn’t do much for me. This episode indicates this season may, in part, be her coming-of-age. 

They made a big deal in this episode pointing out that she is 27 years old. In her previous story arc, you might think she is a 19-year-old college student working as a governess, but no, she is 27 years old. She has a job as a teacher. And Vastra told Clara to quit acting like a child and put on her big-girl pants. She’s not a girl now; she’s a young woman with someone whom she loves who’s not entirely in his right mind and needs her. 

Capaldi is terrific. Personally, I like the idea of a doctor who’s a few years older than I am. Made me once again ponder the nature of being over 50 in today’s world: Capaldi, at 56, seems far more youthful than the one-year-younger William Hartnell did, at least as Hartnell was portrayed in the recent TV movie. That assumes the movie was accurate in portraying Hartnell (I think it was). 

Are people over 50 more youthful than they were in past generations? Or do we have a distorted view of what older people were like back then? 

Hartnell lived in a time and place where people lived less-healthy lifestyles than they do today. And Hartnell lived an unhealthy lifestyle even by the standards of the day; he was a heavy drinker and smoker. 

Why did the Doctor choose THAT FACE to regenerate? That’s not a question we’ve seen before in previous incarnations. 

I’m looking forward to the next episodes.

Thoreau was a “dilettante”The North Pond hermit lived alone in the Maine woods for 27 years in an unheated nylon tent. Then the cops arrested him. > His name, he revealed, was Christopher Thomas Knight. Born on December 7, 1965. He said he had no address, no vehicle, did not file a tax return, and did not receive mail. He said he lived in the woods.> _”For how long?” wondered [Maine state trooper Diane] Perkins-Vance.> Knight thought for a bit, then asked when the Chernobyl nuclear-plant disaster occurred. He had long ago lost the habit of marking time in months or years; this was just a news event he happened to remember. The nuclear meltdown took place in 1986, the same year, Knight said, he went to live in the woods. He was 20 years old at the time, not long out of high school. He was now 47, a middle-aged man.> _Knight stated that over all those years he slept only in a tent. He never lit a fire, for fear that smoke would give his camp away. He moved strictly at night. He said he didn’t know if his parents were alive or dead. He’d not made one phone call or driven in a car or spent any money. He had never in his life sent an e-mail or even seen the Internet.> He confessed that he’d committed approximately forty robberies a year while in the woods—a total of more than a thousand break-ins. But never when anyone was home. He said he stole only food and kitchenware and propane tanks and reading material and a few other items. Knight admitted that everything he possessed in the world, he’d stolen, including the clothes he was wearing, right down to his underwear. The only exception was his eyeglasses.> Perkins-Vance called dispatch and learned that Knight had no criminal record. He said he grew up in a nearby community, and his senior picture was soon located in the 1984 Lawrence High School yearbook. He was wearing the same eyeglasses.> _For close to three decades, Knight said, he had not seen a doctor or taken any medicine. He mentioned that he had never once been sick. You had to have contact with other humans, he claimed, in order to get sick.When, said Perkins-Vance, was the last time he’d had contact with another person?Sometime in the 1990s, answered Knight, he passed a hiker while walking in the woods._ > "What did you say?" asked Perkins-Vance.> "I said, ‘Hi,’ " Knight replied. Other than that single syllable, he insisted, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this night, for twenty-seven years.

Thoreau was a “dilettante”

The North Pond hermit lived alone in the Maine woods for 27 years in an unheated nylon tent. Then the cops arrested him. 

> His name, he revealed, was Christopher Thomas Knight. Born on December 7, 1965. He said he had no address, no vehicle, did not file a tax return, and did not receive mail. He said he lived in the woods.

> _”For how long?” wondered [Maine state trooper Diane] Perkins-Vance.

> Knight thought for a bit, then asked when the Chernobyl nuclear-plant disaster occurred. He had long ago lost the habit of marking time in months or years; this was just a news event he happened to remember. The nuclear meltdown took place in 1986, the same year, Knight said, he went to live in the woods. He was 20 years old at the time, not long out of high school. He was now 47, a middle-aged man.

> _Knight stated that over all those years he slept only in a tent. He never lit a fire, for fear that smoke would give his camp away. He moved strictly at night. He said he didn’t know if his parents were alive or dead. He’d not made one phone call or driven in a car or spent any money. He had never in his life sent an e-mail or even seen the Internet.

> He confessed that he’d committed approximately forty robberies a year while in the woods—a total of more than a thousand break-ins. But never when anyone was home. He said he stole only food and kitchenware and propane tanks and reading material and a few other items. Knight admitted that everything he possessed in the world, he’d stolen, including the clothes he was wearing, right down to his underwear. The only exception was his eyeglasses.

> Perkins-Vance called dispatch and learned that Knight had no criminal record. He said he grew up in a nearby community, and his senior picture was soon located in the 1984 Lawrence High School yearbook. He was wearing the same eyeglasses.

> _For close to three decades, Knight said, he had not seen a doctor or taken any medicine. He mentioned that he had never once been sick. You had to have contact with other humans, he claimed, in order to get sick.
When, said Perkins-Vance, was the last time he’d had contact with another person?
Sometime in the 1990s, answered Knight, he passed a hiker while walking in the woods._ 

> "What did you say?" asked Perkins-Vance.

> "I said, ‘Hi,’ " Knight replied. Other than that single syllable, he insisted, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this night, for twenty-seven years.