Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BBC E-mail: Wavii rivals Facebook's news feed

I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App and thought you should see it. But the reason I'm posting about it is that Wavii is really pretty useless. :-) There is a huge campaign to hype this thing and it's only a feed for corporate crap. Real interesting stuff about science for example is impossible to get. Just nerdy tech crap, lame political and celebrity fluff, which they claim to be getting rid of, fluff that is. I tried to set up a feed for seismology and paleoanthropology and even just earthquakes or a generic "science" feed and all I got was links to movies! WTF? But if celebrity gossip and politics and Wall Street is your thing then go for it, I'm sure it's wonderful :-p~

** Wavii rivals Facebook's news feed **
A Seattle-based start-up aims to create personalised news streams by scouring the internet for information.
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17684406 >


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Larry Devich
I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Philippians 4:11b

Sunday, April 8, 2012

HE IS RISEN!

He is Risen Indeed! AMEN.

Last night we all attended Easter Vigil at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Livermore. Lora, JD, Serenity and Max all went and witnessed my entry into full communion with the Holy Catholic Church through confirmation and first communion. Afterwards there was a pot-luck dinner and treats in the hall. There was even a cake with the names of all of us who were baptized and/or confirmed. Joining me on the cake were Mary, Maria, Lucas, Alex and Marissa. ;-) Over all it was a very long but glorious night. The mass itself lasted 3 hours, but of course we had to get there early, and we came from Ceres which meant we left the house at 6:30pm and didn't get home until 1:30am this morning. Thanks for coming with me guys, it meant a lot. :-)

Happy Easter to all of my family and friends!

I'm going to take a nap today for sure ;-)
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Larry Devich
I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Philippians 4:11b

Monday, April 2, 2012

World Autism Awareness Day

WAAD?

 I have a lot to say, but I seldom manage to say it.  I guess I should say it mostly goes without saying.  In normal day to day conversations I am stymied by the lack of openings into which I can insert my commentary.  By the time an opening large enough for me to get my words into it arrives my words have become irrelevant to the current stream of conversation.  I want to shout out "Wait!  I have something to add to the stream from twenty minutes ago."  And I've actually done it, but it gets odd looks and there is the sad shaking of heads and there is the ignoring of the words spoken.

Then again, when I do get into the conversation it tends to simply end, my monolog drives others into sullen silence or sends them dashing off on suddenly discovered vital errands.  

What's my point?  I don't really have one other than this is World Autism Awareness Day so I'm trying to be more aware of my own autistic quirks today. 

Oh Happy Day.  :-)'

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Larry Devich
I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Philippians 4:11b