The Emerging Hate for Social Media

There appears to be a wide-ranging rebuttal emerging against social media.   While I’ve had this blog for nearly 12 years, I have never embraced the real-time social media ‘mob’.  As I’ve written before, I use Feedly as my custom newsreader

Dishwashers and Hard Water

Our water in Montgomery County, Ohio is about 120 ppm of particulates, which is considered moderately hard.   This means that the ‘clean’ water that enters our home suds up with soap in a reasonable fashion, but calcium compounds form on

3D Printing for DoD Replacement Parts

Here’s an interesting story: Renaissance Services, an Ohio-based enterprise systems integrator for aerospace and defense companies, has received an Air Force contract to support production of gearboxes and housings for out-of-production aircraft and engines using 3D printed ceramic molds. Source:

Is Meritocracy Bad?

Some of these people are just plainly “off their rockers”… A math education professor at Brooklyn College contends in a recent academic article that “meritocracy” in math classes is a “tool of whiteness.” Laurie Rubel implicates both meritocracy and “color-blindness”

Microsoft on Google

This is an interesting development: Chromebook users looking for an alternative to Google’s set of editing tools can now turn to Microsoft Office, which is finally available on Chromebooks. The suite of office apps—Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook—has been available

Does Reality Matter Anymore?

We are supposed to be living in this golden age of technology where it provides us with great insights — artificial intelligence, machine learning, and business analytics.   These are activities that are all based on dealing with large amounts of

Flowers in Our Garden

As a follow-up to the previous posting on our efforts with horticulture (found here), I’ve included photos of the various flowers that we’ve raised in our Ohio summer garden (mostly from seeds):