Bits & Bytes

2020_02 02 If you've talked with God

2020_02 02 palindrome

IMPEACHMENT: [:19] The Democrats lost the witness vote 51-49.

Only two senators crossed party line, Republicans Susan Collins and Mitt Romney.

Collins will not pay a big price for her rebellion in moderate Maine. But in conservative Utah, Romney could very well (hopefully!) see a primary challenge.

IMPEACHMENT: [9:53] Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School Alan Dershowitz, member of the president’s defense team and author of ‘Guilt by Accusation,’ joins Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

SPYGATE: [12:15]Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ with Maria Bartiromo.

2020_02 02 Obama vacay

POTUS VACAYS: Judicial Watch reports that former President Barack Obama’s family travels cost the U.S. a total of $114 million over his 8 years in office ($14.25 million per year).

So far, President Donald Trump’s family travel has cost taxpayers $10 million over three years ($3.33 million per year).

2020_02 02 ghoulish

GHOULISH: An experimental surgeon has published his sterile protocol for harvesting livers from abortion victims for research purposes. Taxpayers financed this grotesque assault on human dignity.

First, intact babies (18-22 weeks gestation) are delivered alive, then their bodies are placed into sterile bags containing a special solution. Their bodies are then transported quickly, on ice, to a cell isolation facility where they are weighed, rinsed with an iodine solution, and placed onto a sterile surgical tray.

Then researchers cut out their livers.

2020_02 02 Catholic Socialism

CATHOLIC: Some say that democratic socialism is the best way to obey Christ’s command to help the poor. Trent Horn and Catherine R. Pakaluk refute this tempting but false notion.

Drawing on Scripture, history, Catholic social teaching, and basic economic reality, they show beyond a doubt that Catholicism and socialism are utterly incompatible.

Along the way, they debunk many of the common claims used to keep afloat the fantasy of a Christian-socialist hybrid.

2020_01 30 Kids w Nonno Aquarium

2020_01 30 Turtle says hi

GRAMMY NOTES: The Mascots took Nonno to the National Aquarium. That sea turtle swam right up to the glass to say howdy.

2020_02 02 DRIVING schaadenfreude


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4 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. Day late on Palindrome day.

    From the earliest days of computing, I have the habit of using Year/Month/Day. Used in filenames, this means sorting alphabetically will be sorted chronologically. ex “Family-photos-2020-01-01”

    Some folks use numbers in Month/Day/Year, others use Day/Month/Year. I always find this confusing because on days less than 12, unless the month and day are the same number, you have to know if you’re using M/D/Y or D/M/Y. (!) I try to use the three-letter month abbreviation to prevent confusion.

    Note that for this palindromic thingy to work, you have to have leading zeroes on the month and day. And use the full CCYY four-digit year (ex 2020). (Anybody still using 2-digit years failed to learn from Y2K.)

    This guy explains why 02/02/2020 is the most palindromic date EVERr!!


    • chrissythehyphenated

      It took me a few years to figure out that files would be easier to find if I named them with the year first. The other thing I do is sort subjects by year (e.g., 2020 Family), then within that, the sub-folders are labeled 01 January, 02 February, etc. Within THAT, the files are named 2020_01 … It makes finding stuff ever so much easier!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Video … funny! I hadn’t even thought about the British style being also palindromic. 🙂

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