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I grew up in the early era of computers. I remember cassettes and punch cards. My first computer was a Vic 20 with a cassette player hooked up to it. I didn’t stick with the 20 for long. I quickly updated to the Commodore 64 with a floppy drive. Yeah, I was one of those geeks who automated his coffee maker.
Check out this 1980 documentary about the computers. Kudos to Boing! Boing! for sharing this.
I have always considered The Carol Brunnett Show classic television. In my youth, I watched it every time I could. I always liked her rags to riches persona. Like many aspiring actresses, she held many odd jobs until her big break. Her trademark character became the cleaning lady she often played on her Carol Burnett Show. The intro of the show featured a comic of her in that role. Currently, her career has spanned six decades.
There are great advancements occurring in nanotechnology daily. Just in time for the holidays, researchers have constructed a three-micron tall snowman. I agree with the author over at The Verge. It is difficult to grasp how small that actually is. I thought I would get my math on and try and illustrate it as best I can.
I am not even sure exactly how to describe this… either a mix of figure skating and bicyling or a mix of gymnastics and bicyling. Regardless of how one describes it, it is nothing short of amazing. Additionally, this young woman performs for almost six minutes. If it tried such a stunt, it would be only that many seconds before an ambulance would be called.
This is a re-post from before I wiped out lumpyscorner.com and started over. It was originally published here 19 April, 2012.
Most who know me often say “you should write a book” or “the stuff that only happens to Lumpy”. While I am not one to disregard the suggestions of friends, the truth is that I would be a fool if I wrote because I was told to do so. If one wishes to succeed at writing, one must have a desire to write, not an instruction.
Depending on my success at endeavors of the pen, it is either good fortune or poor fate for the reader that, not only do I keep a journal but that my life is rich with events destined to “only happen to me”.