(The reason I used the word 'bucket' twice is because the electric company and the tree trimming company both used a bucket truck to lift their humans high in the air.)
I don't read a lot of news lately, but I have read some about Mr. Snowden. I wish to thank him veRy much for showing how much our federal government is out of control and slowly (?) becoming pre-1989 East Germany. I am thinking that maybe they could rename the place the United Stasi of America.
"People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization." - Agnes Repplier
I saw in the news that the U.S. unemployment rate is holding at a steady 7.6 percent. The last time I checked my personal ME unemployment rate its also steady, a quiet unwavering 100 percent. Oh weLL, I wiLL just keep on studying Java programming and networking ... Perhaps I should study Java the country, repairing fish nets and go find work in a seaside village half way around the world.
I purchased the movie Despicable Me. My friend Candra told me a long time ago that I would enjoy it, and it is delightfuLLy funny. I am going to see the sequel tomorrow as my wife is forcing me to see White House Down today.
R.I.P. Douglas Engelbart - I think it is cool that your set of organizing principles for your computer science lab, termed "bootstrapping strategy", has the word ping in the middle, and the letters s,t,r,a & t on each side, although not in the same order. (To outsiders, there is a piece of computer networking humor there.)
Last night my wife said this sentence and I understood her completely:
"That didn't start doing that until I didn't do that"
Such a beautiful Word Sandwich of That, Didn't and Do
Also, an unusual high density of D's in a sentence with no E's.
For some reason that I can not figure out, the tethering of my iPhone to my iPad for use as an Internet source is unreliable at times. It seems strange to me that I have to keep manuaLLy re-selecting my iPhone as a "Wi-Fi" source if the two objects are separated by a great distance and then brought back in proximity. These two devices are designed by the same company and running the latest versions of their operating systems. I don't see any optional network settings to fine tune the tethering process.
Today's Dumb Cannibal Joke:
Why do cannibals prefer people named 'Fred'?
Answer: Because they prefer to have the Fred-shest ingredients.
In my dream last night I was eXplaining the ideal gas law PV=nRT to someone that I am pretty sure was my wife. I was also eXplaining the relationship of the molecules moving faster to an increase in temperature.
While my wife was having coffee this morning I told her about the dream, and asked her if she would like me to eXplain PV=nRT again while she was awake.
She answered with a simple, "No"
I told her, "Good, I was hoping you would say no because you did such a wonderful job of understanding it in my dream and I didn't want to be disappointed by reality."
Her reply was a sarcastic staccato slow, "Ha ha"
I kiLLed a scorpian yesterday that I found in my laundry room. It was about the same color as my plaid long sleeve shirt and surprised me. I am sure that scorpians are kiLLed by humans with a wide variety of objects used as weapons. This one was probably a rare choice, I used a snow shovel.
You are probably wondering why I have a snow shovel in my laundry room. Answer is, I don't.
I carefuLLy carried the shirt outside to my backyard.
You are probably wondering why I would have a snow shovel in my backyard in the month of July in the Northern Hemisphere. Answer is, I am sometimes slow about putting things away in their proper place. I obviously needed a snow shovel scorpian kiLLing machine, so maybe it was in the right place after aLL.
I came across this quote while doing cryptograms:
"A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one." - Dmitri Shostakovich
I guess my mind doesn't work that way. I seem to almost always know eXactly when I am finished with a piece of art work, and get great satisfaction when I reach that point. My finished pieces then inspire me to push onward to create something different but maybe similar to the current form.
But I also like to move on to completely different kinds of eXpression. I cartooned for about one and a half years, then moved onto completely different things. PeriodicaLLy I may stiLL think of a cartoon, but it doesn't get entered into my old cartoon catalogue system. I also don't seem to have a desire to do abstract computer drawings any more. So my interests slowly evolve as an artist. But I've always liked to write, record and cook - Sharing! I don't see those going away anytime soon.