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About xamble

Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.

There was this dream . . .

Trump is reported to have called a lot of places ‘shit holes’ and ticked off many people and nations around the world. After years of building and maintaining a global reach for their economy, culture and military might, the top … Continue reading

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OD20171122 or Don’t You Just Love Kaleidoscopes?

optical diversion 20171122 – a little thing I whipped up with Adobe After Effects and Premier. music is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner from YouTube’s Free Audio Library. Press Play and go away for 2 minutes 21 seconds

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Web hunches past court bans

Ever have a hunch? You suspect (or feel you know) something that you don’t really have a solid basis to ‘know’. A conclusion that your mind has come to all on its own that ‘feels correct’ but you can’t show … Continue reading

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On Watch

“Sir! We have an unidentified track coming out of the north!” The sudden voice jarred Royce back from his day dream. “What’s that Lieutenant?” he shot back. “Clarify!” “Sir! The M-Scan system ‘is showing an unidentified track rising from north … Continue reading

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Could an AI be the keeper of extinguishing languages?

Watching a news item about a movie being made in an indigenous setting using indigenous actors speaking the language of their past ancestors. The actors all had to get a language boot camp and still learn how to pronounce the … Continue reading

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Tinnitus detectable as structural changes in how the brain processes thought and emotion

I’m a person with Tinnitus. When I was a child I thought it meant you had a tin ear – that it meant you couldn’t hear or differentiate musical tones the way most people could. I’ve since learned that’s not … Continue reading

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Canada Cuba US Business Hazards

With President Trump’s recent rollback of Obama era changes to Cuban relations have come new challenges to Canadian firms. In this CBC article “U.S. punishes American firm after its Canadian subsidiary leases cars to Cuban embassy in Ottawa” a number … Continue reading

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