July 4, 2013

Fourth of July fireworks

The Fourth of July, a little cookout stuff, a little break from rain (an everyday occurrence these days, and a little baseball. All of these are good for your health, except perhaps the baseball. Within a matter of ten minutes or maybe less the home team went from a five run lead to all tied up. I'm devastated. Ten minutes later, good guys up. Crack, one run ahead, crack two runs ahead. I really have to put this game in perspective. In between losing the five run lead, and catching up the next inning, I have threatened to never watch them again, write nasty letters, and wondering what sort of devil worshippers that other ball team must be.

July 3, 2013

Thanks Mr. Engelbart

Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88 Douglas C. Engelbart, a visionary scientist whose singular epiphany in 1950 about technology’s potential to expand human intelligence led to a host of inventions — among them the computer mouse — that became the basis for both the Internet and the modern personal computer, died on Tuesday at his home in Atherton, Calif. He was 88. Some inventions we're thankful for, and some maybe not. This one, especially the wireless, gets my thank you.

A way to stay in touch

My Florida son contacted his mom today that he read a little story I wrote some time back. I couldn't remember the story so I went back and found it. My son Mike has a great sense of humor, always has, and he found the story and forwarded this; "it brought some moisture to my organs of sight." Maybe you had to be there as they say. but we love him so we're a good audience. Secondly, Hazel my wife has come in possession of a cell phone and she loves it. She has turned into a pretty fair techie. She loves it because she can keep in touch with her kids (3 grown people through text and pics.) I have no desire to go the cell phone way, but keeping in touch is desirable so I'm thinking about bringing the Reader out of mothballs. I feel kind of excited, I hope this pans out.