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February 21, 2018

Area Codes Listed by Number


Now this is useful.

February 21, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Darker Than You Think" — Jack Williamson


This 1948 novel by one of the giants of science fiction is so good I'm going to read it again twenty years or so after I first came across it.

Rereading is something I almost never do.

You may be familiar with philosopher Thomas Nagel's classic 1974 essay, "What is it like to be a bat?"

If not, you can get up to speed here.

What is it like to be a cat?

Williamson's book takes you as far into the mind — and body — of a big cat as you'll ever get until VR/AR/AI hit their stride, which should be real soon now.


But I digress.

Powerful stuff, best read at night when it's really quiet....

February 21, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Easy Read Clock


Just the thing for those who, like me, are sometimes not oriented to day, date, and time (as we like to check on when we do a quick neurological/psychiatric examination).

But I digress.

From the website:


This desktop clock displays the day, date, and time in easy-to-read-numbers and words.

It has 1.5"-high digits that can be clearly read from across a room, and presents both the day of the week and A.M./P.M. in bold uppercase letters.

The clock shows the calendar date — including month and year — spelled out across the bottom.

It can also display days and months in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch, or Welsh [!], as well as a 12- or 24-hour format.

The 8" LED screen is set behind dark tinted glass to eliminate glare.

8.5" x 6.75" x 1".

Plugs into AC.


Alas, it won't answer the question "Who's your daddy?"

No matter.


N.B. My Crack Research Team©® was all over me to post this on April 24 but hey, I'm not even buying green bananas anymore. 

I say "Strike while the iron is hot" while I'm still able to fog a mirror.

February 21, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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