Had a major nostalgia kick (the funeral of Margaret Thatcher maybe?, the new Liberace biopic on HBO?) and ordered a Commodore VIC-20 on eBay. That’s right, the 5K RAM superstar that introduced millions of kids in the early 1980s to PEEKs, POKEs, GOTOs, and the rest of the colorful verbal arsenal of the BASIC programmingContinue reading “A Tale of Two Computers”
The Digital Public Library of America beta site went live today. If you’re a knowledge geek, today is a happy day.
Here is the text of the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” ‘Well regulated Militia’, is that not understood? Could nothing be more clear about what this text means? That the governmentContinue reading “Understanding the Second Amendment”
Came across this place on my way back from the (newish) Muji store. A bit expensive for street grub (12 bucks for a tiny briscuit sandwich and potato salad?), but hey, in the middle of one of the world’s most expensive real estate zones: a German biergarten ambience, clean restrooms (a plus!), and escape fromContinue reading “Changing Gears: StrEat Food!”
From my vantage point on the Corona Heights hill above San Francisco, at least the part below 500 feet, I can see an urban panorama, only 97% of which has already been blogged about. I’m here for the three percent.