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Google, Word Press, Apache, and others

Thank you Google for letting us have and use so many applications, all of them useful and free. I take back all the complaints about “Google is spying on us” because it probably has a purpose in the overall smooth functioning of the Internet, making everybody who uses the NET more or less comply with a certain standard of ethical behaviour. 83 more words


Invasive Adware: The Digital Hijacker

I was infected today by the most insidiously horrific adware I’ve ever experienced. I thought Jolly Wallet was bad, but this one was a doozy. 159 more words


Archivist's View on Baby Milestone Photos

I’ve been seeing more and more of those “baby milestone” (or “baby month-by-month” or “baby growth-progress” or “hey look how much bigger I am!” or whatever you want to call them) photos, especially on Facebook, lately. 910 more words


A [Twitter] Commentary on the Book of Malachi

Mal 1:8 When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? 1,095 more words


Train Time at Mattoon; End of an Era for Me

I don’t remember when my first visit to the Illinois Central passenger station in Mattoon, Ill., occurred. It probably was the Sunday morning when my mother dropped my dad off at the station to catch the… 959 more words

Amtrak Stations

Controversy on the Southern Border

On Monday I was in the audience of a keynote session at the New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA) annual summer conference in Saratoga Springs. One of the presenters stated that in the next year, the U.S. 453 more words


PDFs Aren't the Best Format for Web Content

Years ago, it was common to see PDFs being used as a primary source of web content. While that is happening less frequently today, it’s still common. 253 more words