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haele's Journal
haele's Journal
January 22, 2024

San Diegans, Check in! First major city -wide flood of the century...

I just came back from an hour and a half circuitous route to pick up the grandkids after their school flooded and power there went out. Only 2 1/2 miles away, normally a 20 minute there and back. To get there, I normally drive along Imperial Ave from Market to 69th, but the creek that runs along the Blue line Trolley overflowed about 3 - 5 ft above the banks. GPS was no help, especially since the whole area is hills and dips that were about 1 - 2 ft of rushing water.
I saw a jacked up Jeep stall out trying to ford, never saw anything like that here in San Diego since I moved here in 1984.
The bases all had shelter in place alerts.


January 7, 2024

My Two Cents - Tech Bros, Financial "Wizards", Pundits and Academia....

My Two Cents based on my opinions, shaped by six decades of academic experience (I was a good baby and my parents often took me to their college classes which I still vaguely remember), technical and humanities education and research.

1. Research and Experimentation is iterative. It builds on previous discoveries or writings. Therefore, logically, as individuals or groups work to advance a science, ideas, or their personal positions, these advancements are influenced by a myriad of whatever went before. They simply pick what resonates with their personal philosophical view and go with it.

2. People who are not sitting on their laurels because they gaslight themselves that they are at the top of their fields are constantly reading about or experimenting with the latest advances within their chosen fields.
These people are the ones who are too busy actually doing the work and refining the new information and technology to make headlines or show up for the cameras at conferences, fancy dress events, and on TV/Streaming services on a weekly basis.
You know, the people who are writing the scripts or realizing the ideas for the Bro or Wizard CEOs or Pundit mouthpieces - the Staff.

3. Tech Bros, Pundits, and "Financial Wizards" who find themselves in positions of power routinely plagiarize other people's ideas and work. Especially literary works they read as teenagers.
Those whose high incomes depend on the more emotion based sciences that make up successful political influencing, media dissemination, marketing and branding are constantly referencing authors whose works influenced their career choices.

I have noted before that if one looked at the educational and work background between someone like me, an average computer technician turned Project Manager and Systems Engineer, and Billionaire Tech Bros like Elon Musk or Larry Ellison, the primary differences are the initial financial backing to get into a good university and network, personal marketing, successful plagerization (err, leveraging on or buying out) of other people's hard work and ultimately luck.
One could say the same thing about the average accountant/bank manager like my brother in law and Bill Ackerman or Jimmie Dimon.

My Two Cents. Go ahead and Discuss.


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