Another Generation Comes Alive

     A very nice thing about enjoying illness (my neighbor was home sick for ten days with this thing) is only surfacing every now and then to check the obituaries and being disappointed then crawling back under the covers.  During one moment of delirium or was it hunger, I stopped in at MicroCenter and selected the parts to make a new computer.  It took a while to put it together, laying down frequently slowed progress.  Today it is up and running.

 

Every time I build a new one I am wonderfully happy (and surprised) at the progress of the computer industry.  Speed is always the big one, size of components is another and how much more is crammed into to those little packages.  Thinking back to the late nineteen eighties and the 286/386/486 machines, one hundred dollars per meg of memory and chunky black and white or green images on monitors makes me happy to see how we have progressed.

 

The sales person helping me with motherboards was in his twenties.  The earlier era was before he was born.  He was happy to talk to me, and others, about how we got to today in electronics.  He did refer to us as hobbyists, rather cheeky he is.  We were doing our jobs in life and were too cheap to buy the HP, IBM, Apple and other machines which were pre-made.  We also do things to our computers that the manufacturers do not allow done to those.  But things like overclocking we have been doing from the first chip on.

 

 

 

Vote Democratic Party and Only Democratic Party

No longer can you vote for republicans, there is only one Republican Senator left who cares about America.  You can no longer not vote or make a “protest vote” for a third party, that is the same as voting for republicans.  America is at the precipice and we have one election left to keep her from plunging into a crevice so deep she may never recover.

As we have seen the entire republican party has sold out, a few with Russian money, a few for their own income and a few for something that has not seen the light yet.  But, I am not expecting that to be pretty when it does show up.

Vote Democratic Party only to save America.  Vote Democratic Party only to save your life.

 

Shame On A Failed President and Congress

I never thought I would see the death of America, I grew up with the view of an exceptional America, a giant force for Democracy and human rights.  A Democracy which spread the ability to solve the problems of poverty, disease, and over population.

I did not see the failure of these United States.  I did not see racism return.  I did not see an old, senile, racist, bigot, misogynist, crazy guy become president.  Never.

You might think the Congress would prevent the desecration of the Constitution by a dictator.  No.  The Congress is complicit in the destruction of America.  They are letting a mentally unstable man destroy the economy with a trade war and by stopping the inflow of taxes to support America.

The Congress is a failed branch of the government for allowing the filling of concentration camps, or internment camps, or gulags or reeducation camps.  Take your pick.  The man who wants to be Hitler or Stalin, is filling those despicable jails with people seeking asylum within the shell of what used to be the most important country in history.

#Resist can only carry us so far.  We must take back the Congress with this next election, otherwise there will be no more elections as the current Congress works to shred the Constitution.

At His Best, Man is the Noblest of Animals

separated from law and justice he is the worst.  Aristotle

Although I have been absent here, I have been busy elsewhere.  Life is good, and after reviewing everything FB has to share on me i am good to use it to communicate with those who use it to communicate to the world.

Some days are better than most.  Some days are what I do best, American Red Cross Disaster Services Disability Integration Regional Program Lead is my new world.  Being disabled (although I usually forget I am) allows me to understand what to do.  This position in the ARC is very important.

When a disaster strikes, and we know one will hit somewhere anytime all the time, we are there. We can have flood areas in Maryland and a forest fire in Colorado which brings the ARC to action.  Providing food and water to first responders; Providing cleanup kits and bleach to those working to make their homes safe again, we do what we can do where we can go.  And, there are the house or apartment fires we go to.  Life can be busy.

Whatever the disaster, ARC is there and I go to ensure those who need something are taken care of.

Goodbye Facebook

The time has come to say goodbye to an online standard, Facebook.  Considering how little I use it, primarily to see what a handful of people are up to, it is no longer part of my online world.  I hope the few people who communicated with me on it have my email address if they want to contact me. I deactivated my account March 19, 2018.