This is about current day (late summer 2020) politics in the United States. It does not have personal hatred to any one or any thing in it, but if you want to be forewarned before reading on the subject, now you can be.Continue reading A test of, at minimum, honor or honesty
Addiction a counter-conspiracy
This was part of an email to a friend, but after reading the “old fart” his post about a continuous struggle to remain sober (which he reports success at length at). Nothing especially sensitive and no harshness follows.Continue reading Addiction a counter-conspiracy
P O L I T I C S again
Short policy idea for all persons: we (the United States, and the people part of it) should not be using the self-titles of the various people who went to work for the Confederate States during the Civil War.
In examples, Jefferson Davis wasn’t a president, Braxton Bragg wasn’t a general, John Reagan wasn’t the postmaster-general, and so on. The entire time of the war, the United States rejected the idea that the Confederacy was a legitimate thing, fought it over that conclusion, and physically defeated it from holding that idea before eventually being proven correct.
For histories, scholarly or popular, it makes sense to retain them so it is clear who outranked who else and so could give (or have given) this or that order. Elsewhere they just give a dishonest dignity.
P O L I T I C S, and 3 independent discoverys
I live in the United States. This post is completely political. I do not use insulting language, mention any person, or encourage crime. (Some people may be trying to avoid this for emotional health.)Continue reading P O L I T I C S, and 3 independent discoverys
A C-suite idea to improve society
In American English, the “C-suite” refers to all the various head positions at a firm, named because they all have “Chief” in their tituls. The most notorious by far is CEO, or “Chief Executive Officer”, who runs all of the other C-suite inhabitants. There are others, as CPO (privacy), COO (operating), CFO (finantial), CIO (information), and what ever other tituls the organization wants.
I am going to propose something that will add another “CCO” to the Wikipedian list already compiled: Chief Calmness Officer.
We are almost all familiar with the hair trigger of societal media going off half cocked1 on partial information, sometimes maliciously cooked up, often not.
Suppression of Moss in old Buildings
So Lois posted something involving moss, so I had to post this and get it out of my web browser.
6 years before the infamous pranque, a different scandal happened at “the Indiana College”. This time the students were clearly on the right side in my opinion.
Library gossip desires
I have a problem.
As I have mentioned in previous posts (like this one), I volunteer at a library.
In general this entails just filing books on the shelves and also pulling ones that are requested by other libraries in the system. However, there is some patron interaction and also some unavoidable patron overhearing.
Like any institution open to the public, there are regular users of it and these get to be known for their attitudes and preferences.
Now, I would dearly love to talk about some of these characters to the library staff and also anonymized here, but I feel strongly that that is illegitimate. People who come on a public resource for use should feel that they are not required to exchange their dignity for the use of the place. Just the same, the desire is there. I don’t see a way out.
EPSON does a quiet good
Note: I have nothing to do with Epson or the other company and did not get any reward for this post. I edited this post in 2019 to note Windows 10 and fix the links, and in 2020 to mention the new scanner.
I have an old Epson scanner (Perfection 1650) that I have used for ages whenever I needed to “reverse print” a document. On getting a newer, bigger SSD hard drive for my PC I reinstalled Windows 7. Evidently previously I was on x86, because now that I’ve installed x64, my scanner would no longer work!