In October of Last Year I wrote :

For a while now, I have been building a parallel set of thoughts which now has a permanent home here. It is a set of thoughts that live between the 140 characters of Twitter and this space which I am transitioning to more of an original thought / essay space.

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It is Friday. The end of the week – but not the end of the world. This is my third post on the ‘Topic of Tuesday’ …. and (for now at least) will be my last.

I will explain why I am stopping at the end, but first, if you only read one link through this post – this is it. And as you read it, know that it is dated July 23rd. This not a Monday Morning Quarterback piece – it is a well written thoughtful opinion piece by Tobias Stone as to what might be going on in the world, even before last Tuesday.

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Hilary Lost. We delivered on the request made in the video. Everyone got it wrong. I am not going to bother to comment on broad issues here – enough places are doing that already. Not my job. I want to write this sort posterity as an observation.

I truly hope that I am wrong about what I write below. But everything and anything we have all seen to date is that it won’t be. Here is hoping. I am now paused. I am now just watching. (With possible occasional updates to this single post, as things change.)

I would just like to say that

I am sorry for America

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Levin Minnemann Rudess have a new album – and is available for pre-order.From The Law Offices Of Levin Minnemann RudessRELEASE DATE:  JULY 15, 2016

 This follow up to their highly successful, 2013 self-titled debut album features Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, the Aristocrats) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater).

PRE-ORDER available now:  Standard CD, Digipak (CD+DVD) & Merchandise:

http://www.levinminnemannrudess.com/ and http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lmr

If you need to know more >>>>

‘Uber’ is just one of the five topics that caught my eyes and ears this past week that I wanted to share with you. Enjoy.


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Steinbeck uses the old ‘Dog ate my homework’ line …

I don’t know whether I told you. My setter pup, left alone one night, made confetti of about half of my [manuscript] book. Two months work to do over again. It sets me back. There was no other draft. I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically. I didn’t want to ruin a good dog for a ms. I’m not sure is good at all. He only got an ordinary spanking with his punishment flyswatter. But there’s the work to do over from the start.


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Quandl_7_sins_2x_v04The fine people over at Quandl made me aware of their new campaign focussed on data presentation. As a fan of the ‘information scientist’ Edward Tufte and someone who has devoted a few years of his life to Structured Visual Thinking with John Caswell,  I am always on the look out for software that can help us mortals better present our data in consistent, reliable and understandable ways. Guys like Nathan Yau of Flowing Data just boggle my mind. It looks so easy. And then you try it.

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