Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Ghost Story

A single tulip had struggled its way free of the weed-choked garden that spanned the front porch.  Long strips of paint peeled from the siding and columns.  Like most of the windows, the doorway held little more than the memory … Continue reading

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More on Writing

Viewers generally need the details of a concrete setting in order to enter the story Engaging all the senses is an important part of creating a setting.  In addition to the visual impact of the setting, one must also consider … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of the Social Unit

The rule of social units in etiquette states that if someone is in a serious relationship with someone else, engaged or married, you may not invite one member of the couple to a gathering without the other.  This rule is … Continue reading

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Microprocessors

The CPU is the brain of the computer, though it is more idiot savant than genius. A CPU uses a communication device called an external data bus (EDB). The external data bus uses on/off patterns to represent pieces of data … Continue reading

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Metric vs Computers

A common misconception is that computer bytes and bits follow the metric system.  It’s an easy mistake to make, as they use the same terminology and the results are somewhat close, but computers use base 2 while the metric system … Continue reading

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On Writing

Personification: giving human characteristics to something nonhuman Many of us do this even outside of writing.  My husband and I will often address the dog as though he were capable of understanding and responding to what we say, and occasionally … Continue reading

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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali painted images from his dreams and the question is often asked, was Dali genius, or madman? Throughout his life he enjoyed creating a sensation as well as creating controversy.  He spent most of his life promoting himself and … Continue reading

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