Category Archives: Science & Technology

All stuff covered by Science and Technology with some having subcategories like Apple Technology, Astronomy and whatever else hits my fancy.

As per Astronomy, Summer is “here!”

We already have had a one-month head start on the heat wave which also means Climate Change arrived years ago but it remains a fiction to the morons in charge with their legions of millions like my dead uncle and … Continue reading

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Now most of the US can play!

Welcome to the new Normal! So glad you selfish assholes, namely the Greatest Generation and Boomers, who continued to favor cheap gasoline, we are having the super-hot weather a month early! The added bonus is how you can’t escape it … Continue reading

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Cool eco pencil

When I first received one of these pencils, my initial response was, great, there’s no eraser, thanks…I guess. Then this really nice person handing out treats gave me a couple more and explained why these pencils were cool and special. … Continue reading

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RIP Dave Smith (Synth Guy)

Dang it, too many nice people dying lately but what Dave did just cannot be ignored by me and all who love music. He was a former Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student from UC-Berkeley who got his hands on … Continue reading

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Gave up on Beats, got AirPods this weekend

This week was the final straw with my third pair of Beats. It started off a crack in the plastics around the left headphone. So pissed. Not sure what caused it. Probably dropped to “hard.” Then something went amiss with … Continue reading

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Another good doctor visit and discussion about CBD

My sanity wasn’t exactly in question lately although I have been feeling angrier and more irritable. I blame it on how the GOP and Dems continue to be fucking useless as the world burns. Either way, we had a productive … Continue reading

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Farewell iPod: 2001 to 2022

I think the number one reason for the iPod’s demise is the rise of streaming and improved cellular/wireless availability. Jennifer has some kind of unlimited plan which enables her to play a music service through her phone constantly. Throw in … Continue reading

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The era of Apple server products ends (1992-2022)

Yesterday, Apple announced that its last incarnation of the Server application hit the end of its road after 30 years. This finale was pretty expected, just not its exact date. Server will still operate for those who want to use … Continue reading

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Meet B.O.B.!

Another addition to Castello di Maggi! Thanks to Costco, we got a good deal on a Roomba to help keep our newish tile floor clean. I named it B.O.B., the beat-up robot with Slim Pickens’ voice from The Black Hole. If you … Continue reading

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Smart toilet! Hard pass.

They’ve got to be kidding with this so-called smart toilet! I understand we need to take greater care of our health given all the horrors we Westerners we eat and yes, I’m way, way behind schedule on getting the tube … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Wilhite (belated)

Mr. Wilhite is mostly known by those who really, really know their History of Computer Science or the Internet but he was the person responsible for creating the .GIF. Sadly, he passed away on March 14th from CV-19-related complications. Such … Continue reading

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1922: USS Langley commissioned, the first US aircraft carrier

It’s a good thing the US finally got rolling on the shape of things to come even though other parts of the War Department, White House and Congress were getting pissed off at General Billy Mitchell (father of the US … Continue reading

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My arguments about DST got partial traction!

Well…if you read the article from the most trusted publication these days, The Guardian, it seems the US Senate is oddly in agreement to making DST permanent, which I think it should be. As depressing as it is getting up and … Continue reading

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How Daylight Savings Time feels for about two weeks

It’s baaaaaack! The idiocy of us setting our clocks forward to “save” something other than stress, sleep, time, etc. Once again it is my bi-annual diatribe on why this shit needs to end but I did do some poking around … Continue reading

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Learning about other electronic money systems

Today is a momentous day in Castello di Maggi, Jennifer got paid today and we finally start the fun of balancing out the money and expenses. I bet you dreaded this being another pitch for the latest pyramid scam…cryptocurrency, which I’m confident … Continue reading

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