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Haters Gonna Hate

About a month ago I watched The Social Network on television. The Social Network is a 2010 drama film that traces the creation of Facebook and the legal issues that followed the launch of one of the most talked about companies today. The movie follows activities of a college student, Mark Zuckerberg, who creates a … Continue reading

NUMBERS: The Odds of March

After a very cold winter that impacted most of the U.S. population, the best news that I thought anyone could hear this March is that spring has sprung. Yes, spring – the vernal equinox – sprung on March 20, 2014. That said, it is finally starting to warm up across the U.S although it is … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Pi Day is almost Here!

Pi Day is almost here! Although my memory is a bit foggy, I first learned about Pi Day when I lived in California. Although I was not sure why we were celebrating, I knew the significance of Pi in my math and engineering calculations. Besides, how else could I have justified enjoying a slice of … Continue reading

WWW Turns 25

What started out as a modest proposal for a computer system for file sharing and linking pages together is known to most people today as the world wide web (www). The proposal is shown above and was written by a British computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, and not Al Gore as some of us casually joke. … Continue reading

U.S. Gas Prices Inching Upward

The last discussion of local and national gasoline price trends was posted to this blog on January 2, 2014. Gasoline prices have been slowly rising here in the U.S. for more than 30 days according to GasBuddy.com. [Ref 1] This post provides an update on price trends and discusses the potential impacts that the current … Continue reading

It’s Crazy Clock Time Again

When you go to bed tonight, most U.S. residents will reset at least one of their analog or digital clocks, watches, or other time pieces. This annual ritual of moving or springing forward one hour is the beginning of daylight saving time (DST). I won’t be making any adjustments to my devices and neither will … Continue reading

Let Go of My LEGO®

I was watching one of those internet trending videos of two toddlers having a jolly good time playing together in the kitchen. They appear to be twins not more than two years old, and they are standing near each other in front of a cabinet with two doors.  A rubber band has been placed on … Continue reading