Apple's iPhone

XS & XS Max

Basically you're getting a gorgeous OLED screen, an extra camera for optical zoom, and a 4x4 MIMO for LTE. The rest of the phone is essentially identical to the XR. That isn't anything to sneer at since everything inside is improved over last year's X and the rest of the phones out there are still trying to catch up to Apple of 2017.


You get a great LCD screen but no haptic touch and just a 2x2 MIMO like in the past. You gain a neat new assortment of colors but don't most people put the phone in a case?

Yellow Ink

Saw this graphic somewhere and got to thinking about the "fake news". Not because I believe in what Trump calls the "fake news". No I was thinking how appropriate the graphic always is on any day. And it is because of all the yellow ink that Trump generates.

Just the facts

In the war between good and evil the side of good only has one weapon - the truth. When you attack the lies you step onto evil's battlefield where it changes the rules (which are also lies) and therefore always wins. For good to win it must ignore the lies which describe things that do not exist and instead state the truth of the thing.

Migrating is tedious

Six decades old now.

Decided to migrate everything to Drupal 8 as part of my new keep-busy keep-up-to-date plan. Since all the news is fake these days I think it may be time for me to get back into the blogging business and write something.

I also plan to attach at least once feed from this website to my and probably may eventually delete a lot of my other social media links to focus on having one presence online.


In 1896 Svante Arrhenius worked out the effects of CO2 in the atmosphere on the Earth's heat. At the rate of human production of CO2 at that time he expected it might take over 3 thousand years for manmade CO2 emissions to have any impact. Data collected since the 1900s has shown the correlation between CO2 and mean temperatures and is not anything new. Greenhouse gases act as the Earth's thermostat. Now in 2016 we are seeing an impact because the amount of CO2 mankind is dumping into the atmosphere has caused it to reach levels in just a few years that have not been seen for an epoch.


The Swamp

It's been almost ten days since the disaster called Election 2016 and the media has been struggling to come up with a narrative they can use to try and keep themselves relevant. The mainstream has to figure out a way to sell "what has happened" to the public. People are already talking about boycotts. Clearly demonstrations and riots are bad for business unless you sell placards or riot gear. And people who still have money in this country want to know how their funds will perform well this Christmas and New Year.

No We Can't*

No one trusts the government anymore. And people feel that government only works for a few, the 1%. This is not just something happening here in the U.S. (although I am writing this the day after Trump was elected). No, this is a world wide condition. If you are living in the first world you probably dislike your government and feel it works for only a few. If you are living anywhere else you probably hate your government and/or the government of the United States. You might even feel threatened by your government. You might feel threatened by somebody else's government.

Zombie Apocalypse Part Two

I wrote this because of the recent election news, but it is also a continuation of an earlier post about the zombie apocalypse.

I don't have cable. I don't watch any news channel. And I don't watch ads except for the few times I am forced to watch them, like previews at the movie theatre. The only other ads I see are the ones Facebook puts in my face every day. So I tend to observe current events by browsing “other” information. Lately I’ve been considering the popularity of apocalyptic movies and TV shows.