Category Archives: News

A Bridge (Plan) To Nowhere

Pennsylvania, as I have noted on occasion, is a very old state in many ways. It is not unique in that regard – there are other ancient states in the United States – but in fact a lot of stuff … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Squares – Republicans (And Democrats?) For The Block

(Image Credit In my last post I noted how the trend towards straight-ticket voting was helping to polarize politics and make it more “Us Versus Them” than ever in the US. And then Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed … Continue reading

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Split Tickets Or Split Country – Straight-Ticket Voting Probably Polarizing

(Image Credit I rarely wade into the political pool but a column I read over the weekend provoked deep thought and consideration of others. Deep thought and consideration of others is not normally associated with our daily political news … Continue reading

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Drone-ing On

(Image Credit A few days before Christmas a World Cup slalom ski competition in Italy was racing along quite nicely when a drone, carrying TV equipment through in the air in an attempt to raise the intensity level for … Continue reading

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Movies Need Supported Not Awarded

(Image Credit According to my trustworthy daily Peanuts desk calendar January 19th is National Popcorn Day. That’s appropriate for this post for a couple reasons. One, popcorn’s association with movie going is well-known and two, everyone has their individual … Continue reading

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The Challenge Of Tweaking Twitter

It is my belief the fundamental charm of Twitter is as much its brevity as its immediacy. Writing in 140 characters or less has become an art form for users. A skill. The national news, entertainment, weather and sports media … Continue reading

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Weather Channel To Cover (More) Weather

For the last few years the Weather Channel has – even during live, severe weather events you’d think would warrant coverage and actually garner them more viewership – run reality shows and documentaries. According to a story in Variety that’s about … Continue reading

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Mr. Robot Season Finale – The Intersection Of Entertainment And Reality

USA Network postponed last evening’s scheduled season finale of their drama series “Mr. Robot” for one week because the episode reportedly contains a scene with similarities to the real-life horror that occurred on live television yesterday morning in Virginia. So … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses – The Silicon Valley Edition

The AP story popped up on my radar over the weekend…”Suit Claims Silicon Valley Scheme”…”Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Apple accused of anti-poaching conspiracy.” Workers for some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley filed a lawsuit in … Continue reading

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Google+ And Facebook Not Sounding Very Social To Me

Sooooooo…take a few minutes away from work today to check out the lead technology stories of the last day or so… I trust you have at least heard of Google+…if not…here’s an overview… It is a new social networking service Google created … Continue reading

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The Future Of Newspapers

I love newspapers.  Always have.  Always will…unless they become extinct, of course.  Plenty of them going under. A couple of newspapers I read appear to be addressing the life span of their industry differently. One paper started to print Quick Reader (“QR”) codes which store … Continue reading

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