The Ultimate Weapon

Col. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888–1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer renowned for his liaison role in the Arab Revolt during WWI.

Browser Wars

It used to be a browser was a browser, but then the dollar signs got into everyone’s eyes. (You know Google dropped the “Don’t Be Evil” motto in 2015, right?)

NASA’s Job

The full context of this quote, from my eulogy of Jerry in 1999: Jerry was a brilliant and uncompromising engineer. One of his strengths was keeping humans in the loop: It’s relatively easy to design a machine. It’s a lot harder to design it well so that it helps people, rather than get in their … See the Meme

There’s Support, and Then There’s Support

Stupid me: I’ve been using mine for a doorstop! Thought this would be a good follow-on to Friday’s post. (When choosing categories for this one, I debated about whether to click “Religion” — and while typing this, I decided the answer had to be yes.)

Hi, I’m Clippy!

“BUT ITS’ GRAYED OUT I CANT CLICK IT!!!!!!!!” Take a breath. Whatever it is probably won’t matter to you next week. Everyone calls the infernal thing that Microsoft introduced in Office 97 “Clippy” but its real name is Clippit — and we even know who to thank/blame for the look (but certainly not the idea behind … See the Meme

Forget Chemtrails

They mostly — but not always — attack (and beam up test subjects for those anal probes) in the summer.

Number Blocked

Really: I promise! Oh, and phone spammers? I don’t answer calls from anyone not in my phonebook, either. Go get a real job.

The Future is Here

Seriously: have you seen how some people drive? You want them flying near you? Let’s keep cars on the ground …and I’ll take one of these!

Today’s World

Meanwhile, Education is mostly stuck in the era of “Grapes of Wrath”.

April Fools?

OK, here you go: a religious theme this year for those who thought last year’s Easter meme was irreverent. You can hardly expect me to let an Easter April Fools Day go by without a post! (Photo: Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments — Paramount Pictures, 1956, when the world was still black & white.)