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Been to the library lately?

When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the Church, which belongs to God and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer. — Keith Richards Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/03/11/sxsw-the-fate-of-libraries —————————————————– I grew up in the library.  I …

Privacy: Voluntary Do Not Track

Are you using HTTPS when you browse Facebook?  You should be.   But only 2% of the FB users worldwide are. [Turn it on like this:  Top right corner:  Account, Account Settings, Account Security - Check the first box - Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible.] Here’s another …

Happy Birthday Steve

[BTW, I hate this new skin, needs major tweakage but I ran out of time] From Quotes of the Day today Steven Paul Jobs was born at San Francisco on this day in 1955. In high school he had the nerve to call Bill Hewlett to ask for some electronics …

Cover art

Interesting, compelling cover photo on the latest Communications of the ACM magazine. Click it and look at it full size. Also:  Happy Thanksgiving!  I am up WAY too late, doing food prep.  The oven in this new house is very small, I hope the turkey fits.  I know nothing else …

Old

Two things that are okay about getting old: 1. My hearing is going, so much so that I no longer need to wear earplugs to bed most of the time. Now normal house/animal/people noises don’t wake me up every 6 minutes. Just every 12 minutes. It’s like a freakin’ vacation. …