Daily Archive: May 9, 2015

May 09

Two identical very different trips through the Alford Valley

Alford this past week was a string of turquoise days. Dry air and golden sunshine combined into a perfect backdrop for a couple of ambles through the Alford Valley. On two different days, I took identical routes with different forms of transportation. The first was a walk with my friend Bess, as we surveyed winter …

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May 09

There are 10 types of people in the world…

Those who understand binary, and those who don’t. In┬ámy early days as a computer programmer, I studied┬áthe RCA 501, a 2nd generation computer (in the days of vaccuum tubes, before transistors). It was an octal machine. If you ever saw any of the original Startrek TV series, the console of the Starship Enterprise was actually …

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