Thelonious Monk – Round Midnight

I’m reading Robin D.G. Kelley’s “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of An American Original” (2009: Free Press). I have heard of T. Monk all my life, and he was alive while I was growing up in New York City. … Continue reading

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When the lights go out…

I love the blues. Always have. Its the music that makes my heart race.

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Loading a Shell on Google’s Chrome CR48

To get to the shell on Google’s Chrome CR48, use Alt-Ctrl-t.

The shell is very limited. You can ssh into a another system. Top is available. “ls” and “df” are not available. The local storage is essentially invisible. “echo” doesn’t exist either.

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Teena Marie

I didn’t pay much attention to Teena Marie until she passed away. I was not aware of her music. I regret that. I would have enjoyed the chance to see her perform. Her voice is beautiful. So, in honor of … Continue reading

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Old constitution of CPUSA

The constitution of the CPUSA as it existed in 1984 is available here.

It is provided for historical purposes only as it is reflective of a world that existed prior to the crises that shook the socialist world in 1991 with the dismantling of the USSR.

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The World Population is Not the Problem – Inequitable Distribution of Wealth Is the Problem

The simple ad from National Geographic raises some very interesting questions about the assumptions of overpopulation vs. the reality that a society dedicated to exploitation for private profit is dooming us to misery and hunger on a massive scale. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/01/seven-billion/kunzig-text

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New York City by Drone Plane – Interesting Photography

These pictures were taken by a robot controlled plane that an individual put together. He flies it around New York City and takes these aerial pictures. Continue reading

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Happy holidays 2010

Channukah is behind us. Christmas is ahead. There are other holidays going on in other cultures and religions and nationalities as well.

The winter solstice just passed on december 21, the days will start elongating toward spring, and though the snow is on the ground and the temperature is in the teens and cooling down, in just a few months the flowers will be bursting out and spring will return to the NE United States and the Lake Michigan area.

This time of year brings yearning for lost friends and family and plans for getting closer with the friends and family I have, commitments to better health and more joy in my life, and pleasant anticipation for the coming year.

I wish for peace, for an end to hunger, homelessness, and assaults on human dignity that are taken as normal in this world.

Hope and optimism, health and joy, to all.

Eric

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Installing Google’s GO programming language on Debian SID

Google’s GO language, a few thoughts about Go and Python, and some early comments on the Cr48. Continue reading

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Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete

A brief introduction to a question of reality and models. Continue reading

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