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Thursday,  12/25/14  11:55 AM

Merry Christmas!Hiya blog public, Merry Christmas!

Our family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve, and last night we had a fabulous dinner with friends and family, and exchanged gifts, and ate [way too much] candy.  And today we rest; watch a little football and a couple of movies.  And we reflect on the year behind and the year ahead.  And we blog.

Each year December seems to fly by; at first you think you have weeks before Christmas but then boom the time has passed and the parties and celebrations and shopping are all a blur, and Christmas has come.  And then you have a pleasant little week between Christmas and New Years to slow down and think.  This year is just like that for me, only more so.  So much to think about, somehow.  I've been looking forward to having nothing to do so I could do it :)

I hope you have an equally nice day and week, and a Happy New Year, and a great 2015...

 

Thursday,  12/25/14  01:01 PM

Catching up with recent events ... a quiet time of the year :) ...

man controls artificial arms wired into his nervesLove this: Man controls two prosthetic arms with his mind.  This technology is amazing to help those who are handicapped of course, but someday it will be available to all of us, and seamless integration of external devices into our nerves will seem commonplace.  USB 8.0 :)

Seth Goden wonders who let the air our of the balloon?  "The market has been offered infinity. Instead of a narrow, scarce selection of hits, those that consume media can have all of it, all the time. The long tail plus bite-sized pieces plus constant snacking."  It's pretty interesting how much things have changed over the past 10 years.  The first 10 years of the internet concentrated everything, but the next 10 years blew it all apart.  And now we have mobile devices...

Apropos to a quiet week ahead, Philip Greenspun shares his reading listDept. of Speculation looks intriguing!  Oh, and to this list please add John Scalzi's Lock-in.

the Great EasternRemembering the last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship.  "The Great Eastern was built in 1858, and was capable of bringing 4,000 people around the world without ever once needing to refuel."  Amazing.  This is a great time to be alive, but I regret missing the golden age of ships.  Maybe someday we'll have space ships just like them!

John Gruber shares the perfect thought for Christmas: Merry.

 
 

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