The human brain is in trouble and technology is a cause…

A thought-provoking article on how technology has negatively impacted humanity in a profound manner. I have often surmised that the effect is much worse on children raised on technology as their minds physically grow and mature with such harmful artificial stimuli.

“…our constant engagement with technology interferes with the pursuit of other behaviors critical for maintaining a healthy mind, such as nature exposure, physical movement, face-to-face contact, and restorative sleep. Its negative influence on empathy, compassion, cooperation, and social bonding are just beginning to be understood.”

Atari origins

Interesting article discussing the origins of Atari. I remember bringing home my Pong game console purchased from Sears where I worked and playing it with my brother James all night. I am definitely going to read “Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom)” by Adam Fisher when it comes out.

https://medium.com/s/story/ataris-hard-partying-origin-story-an-oral-history-c438b0ce9440

EU is wondering if daylight savings time is really necessary…me too

I for one am excited that this topic is at least on someone’s radar. It’s been one of my pet peeves for a long time. Perhaps if the EU does away with daylight savings time, the US will follow suit or at least discuss. BTW I sent a tweet to the President on this, but he has yet to respond. I guess he’s busy…

European Commission polls citizens on need for daylight saving time

The EU is asking its citizens if it should continue to enforce its daylight saving time (DST) rules, which require people to adjust their clocks twice a year. The public consultation on the biannual changes — which see the clocks go back an hour on the last Sunday in March and forward on the last Sunday in October — is available as an online questionnaire until August 16.

Uncovered hidden messages in walls

I guess it comes from my fascination with time travel that I find stuff like this so interesting. It’s kind of like burying a time capsule, but I suppose more likely to be found. I have a chance to do this myself as I’m adding some build-in cabinets in the room I use as an office. I’m sure someday someone will ask, “why are their kitchen cabinets in the living room!” LOL

Couple Finds 23-Year-Old Hidden Message From Previous Owners While Renovating House, And It’s Hilarious

New Sod Lawn Care in Colorado

I just moved to Colorado Springs and have a brand-new sodded lawn. Obviously, I wanted to make sure I cared for it properly. My research found that the basic steps are: you water the heck out of it the first two weeks; dry it out and mow; cut back the watering the third week; and cut back again during the forth week. Of course, there’s a lot more to the process, so I put together a detailed document based on information I found. I thought others may benefit from it, so I’m posting it here. Lawn Care in Colorado

LA Trip: Big Bear Spartan Race and Mountains

Well, it’s been a while since my last post…been busy relocating to Colorado Springs! Took a short trip right after the move to LA to be with my daughter, Taylor. She was out there to help with the Spartan Race in Big Bear, conveniently, right near my home in Lake Arrowhead. I was totally unprepared mentally and camera gear-wise, but managed to get a few decent shots of the athletes. There were some low clouds which resulted in some spectacular views of the mountains peaking through along Hwy 18. Didn’t have my wide-angle lens, so I had to make do with what I had. Taylor and I drove down the mountain and visited with my Mom and Dad as well. Fun trip, but way too short!