I Feel Like Alice Down a Rabbit’s HoldRecently I used a data modeling tool called TOADto reverse engineer a SQL application.     The…View Post

I Feel Like Alice Down a Rabbit’s Hold

Recently I used a data modeling tool called TOADto reverse engineer a SQL application.     The…

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Remember the song “Steam Heat”?[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0szHqIXQ2R8&w=604&h=370]
There was a famous Broadway…View Post

Remember the song “Steam Heat”?

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There was a famous Broadway…

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Who Do You Believe: The White House and Wall Street — or the American People?
I did not write this post.  I read it on LinkedIn.  It was written by Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup.  

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Who Do You Believe: The White House and Wall Street — or the American People?

I did not write this post.  I read it on LinkedIn.  It was written by Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup. 

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Too funny!

  • <p dir=ltr> Clara: Run you clever boy. </p>
  • <p dir=ltr> 12: Oh fuck off!</p>

For those upset that Capaldi has been on the show

Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) was in Fires of Pompeii as a priestess and Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) had a small part earlier in the series, too.   It is NOT a big deal. 

Dexter and Hector’s shirt

Another thing that didn’t ring true in the Dexter finale was Maria being fooled by a 40 year old shirt with dried blood on it.  She turned in a shirt and wallet that supposedly proved Dexter had killed Hector Estrada — but if Dex had done a recent kill the shirt would be wet with red blood, or perhaps have some dried blood — BUT a 40 year old piece of evidence would be hard like a board, brittle and the dried blood would be so brown as to be unrecognizable as blood.

No way could anyone confuse a 40 year old piece of evidence with a shirt.

And why would Dex have kept a bloody shirt in the first place?   Surely Maria would have realized that if Dex was smart enough to cut up the body and throw it into the ocean he’d throw all the clothes along with it!

Minor, I know, but these minor things destroy the illusion of the show…

Dexter Finale

Wow.

After an amazing 7th season with one huge surprise after another, the finale had a lot to live up to.   Sure, there were a few details that didn’t make sense:

  1. Deb’s dress should have been covered in blood after she hugged Maria.
  2. Jail phone calls are recorded — the cops would have been forewarned that Hannah’s friend was going to slip her something.
  3. Speaking of recorded — Dexter sure talks openly about killing people — why didn’t Maria bug his apartment?  She would have had him (excuse the pun) dead to rights.

Then there are interesting loose ends which hopefully will get resolved next year:

  1. Did Dexter steal those warrants to get the GPS info on Deb’s and his car? If not they are still in trouble!
  2. How about that DVD of Deb putting gas in the container just blocks from the church.  BTW —how bad was Deb at lying???  :)
  3. How did Dexter stage the deaths?   With Maria shot by Deb’s gun (not Hector’s) did he need to dispose of the body or stage it somewhere? 
  4. Is Hannah going to disappear to Argentina or come back?
  5. Will Hannah try to kill Deb again?
  6. Will Hannah try to kill Dexter? (I don’t think so).

Still — I loved the episode.   What comes next?  Crap now I have to buy Showtime for another year!

doctorwho:

New Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer to be posted this Thursday, August 2nd!!!

Woo hoo!

doctorwho:

New Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer to be posted this Thursday, August 2nd!!!

Woo hoo!

NLD and Teens

I’m the mom of a 13 year old boy diagnosed with NLD a few years ago. 

NLD isn’t easy for anyone who has it — but I think it is the hardest on pre-teens and teens because they are struggling to find themselves and be accepted. They just want to “be like everyone else” — not realizing that there is no “everybody else” — all those peers have the same emotional struggles, just without the NLD related baggage thrown in…

My son is 13, I do “get it” — the very real challenges that come with NLD. As his mom it is hard for me to see him struggle. Here he is SO bright, funny, witty and talented in multiple ways — and yet there are many, many challenges that make things much harder for him than for his peers — and he knows it (which in itself is another hurdle).

I have noticed in the last year he is becoming more confident in his own strengths and feels better about himself — and as a result he has more friends. The problem is that school enforces so many challenges on an NLD kid that adults can avoid or find “work arounds” for. School puts a terrible stress on my son — anxiety, depression, stress — these are very real for an NLD kid and the social challenges are just one more challenge that seems not to be a challenge for so many of their peers…

the-doctor786:

I wonder why there is an apple on the teacher’s desk. You know what they say -

An apple a day keeps The Doctor away.

I have a really good picture to upload. Funny thing is, whenever I try to view it, I don’t tend to remember why I end up laughing. Oh well, I don’t suppose you have any idea?

the-doctor786:

I wonder why there is an apple on the teacher’s desk. You know what they say -

An apple a day keeps The Doctor away.

I have a really good picture to upload. Funny thing is, whenever I try to view it, I don’t tend to remember why I end up laughing. Oh well, I don’t suppose you have any idea?