Saturday, January 9th, 2021

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No children died in fires in Massachusetts in 2020 (

Nasa's Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars (

Considering how long it was supposed to last, it's durability and the knowledge we've gained has been truly astonishing.

Quibi’s $1.75B experiment ends with Roku acquisition (

As much as I balk at this business failure, I am reminded of other massive business failures from existing giants such as Target's expansion to Canada. I can highly recommend a podcast my friend Graham pointed me to, "Under the Influence" from the CBC. There is a great episode which discusses big companies failing to expand internationally including: Home Depot to China, Starbucks to Australia and at least one other I can't think of.

This morning's code work:

I am toying with an idea to add "emotes" to posts. Something fun and silly. We'll see if I decide to put it together or not. I am trying to find more ways to add my personality into this blog in fun and unique ways.

It's important to remember, and it's excellent to see the incoming President remind everyone of this fact.

This is your regular reminder that we don't deserve dogs. They are the most wholesome and wonderful animals.

Rep. Cohen (D TN) will introduce bill to abolish the Electoral College (

West Virginia gets its first National Park: New River Gorge (

This is something that is sure to make my dad smile from the great beyond. As a proud West Virginian, my father would always tell me how its bridge was the longest arch bridge in the world (it is now the fifth longest.) But it is a wonderfully beautiful area and as part of the budget bill passed recently, it was declared a national park.

Wikipedia: New River Gorge

Weekly Media Roundup

I think I will make a Saturday tradition of updating on media I have consumed over the past week. Some might have been mentioned earlier in the week, but this will be an overall round up:

Aurally, I'm listening to:

1st Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Sharing here in case anyone needs to reference it in regards to the flagrant assaults on free speech by being deplatformed from online platforms.

And because Twitter reminded me of this excellent XKCD comic:


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