From the “That’s Giving ‘Em One In the Eye” Dept:

NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Unit just scored a most extraordinary bulls-eye when they intentionally crashed the Double Asteroid Redirector Test (DART) spacecraft into the roughly 170m rock known as Dimorphos which orbits a larger asteroid named Didymos which is about 780m wide. The point of the test is to see if an impactor can significantly affect the orbit of an asteroid so that we might avoid the fate of the dinosaurs which…

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From the “You Can Count On It, Mr President!” Dept:

The third response to the carpet bombing of official Washington about the Supreme Court's leaked first draft in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org. case came from a rather surprising place a couple of weeks after the meh response from our senior Senator. When I saw the image of this envelope in the daily briefing from the US Postal Service which shows the letters destined for my postbox, I was genuinely shocked. When I…

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From the “Life In The Senate? Never Mind…” Dept:

The second response to the carpet bombing of official Washington about the Supreme Court's leaked first draft in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org. case came from Senator Richard Burr, our senior Senator from North Carolina decidedly later than the response from our junior Senator. In fairness, he did actually respond for the first time in four official contacts to his office. And he did actually get my gender correct which Senator Tillis' staff…

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From the “There Is Life In The Senate After All!” Dept:

The first response to the carpet bombing of official Washington about the Supreme Court's leaked first draft in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org. case came from Senator Thom Tillis, our junior Senator from North Carolina fairly quickly after I had mailed off the letters. Shockingly quickly! It was almost as if his staff anticipated the likely negative reaction to the Court's decision and gender of those people who would contact his office and…

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From the “What Did the Bloody English Ever Do For Us?!?” Dept:

When I saw this post, I couldn't help but be reminded of a gent we had round in my last major project at BCBSNC where we were completely revamping the mailing and fulfillment system used to create and send out the subscriber ID cards, welcome kits, the dreaded rate notices, and essentially anything that was printed. Part of that effort was integrating a software package called "Thunderhead" which would take data from the back-end systems…

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From the “Please Don’t Let London Bridge Fall!” Dept:
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits alone in St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

From the “Please Don’t Let London Bridge Fall!” Dept:

Just as my newest friend came round to the Nerdery to install Google Fibre, the BBC was reporting that Her Majesty the Queen has been placed under medical supervision at Balmoral. For the moment, she's reported as being comfortable and resting as the rest of the Royal Family make their way to Aberdeen in Scotland to be at her side. I'm hoping against hope that she'll pull through this medical scare but the reality is…

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