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The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth.

The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth.

Mortimer J. Adler, 1902 – 2001
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STM iPad Bag

iPad bag search?

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I bought this STM bag more than a few years ago when I just had to have what they were then calling an “ultra portable” notebook. The smallest Fujitsu Lifebook was, to say the least, not exactly awesome.

So, whatever. A few years ago, I gave that computer to my Mom because I thought she might start using email instead of leaving me voice mail. Yeah, oh well. Later, the machine started not allowing Windows update to authenticate and it was crashing a lot, so I took it back (still not fixed, now a paperweight) and got her a brand new PC notebook. She uses it about once a month or so. I still get the voice mails all the time.

So, this bag…

I ordered this through either Amazon or eBay. It was a glove like, perfect fit for that Fujitsu when I had it in the Zeroshock sleeve. It was almost too tight because I had to shove the power supply in and tightly close the bag, but it was OK. The bag itself is really nice, made of the standard poly canvas like stuff with nice stitching all around, open and closed pockets with velcro and zips and a somewhat heavy duty design.

A few weeks ago, I was looking for iPad bags and really couldn’t find any that I liked. I have my iPad in an Otterbox Defender case, so carrying it without a bag is okay most of the time, but there are times when I either don’t have a free hand or just want to have iPad, power supply and anything else I need ready to go in one place, so I bag would be good. I have a few other bags that are cavernous with only an iPad inside, so something smaller was necessary.

I was searching around for ideas of what to do with the old Fujitsu at some point (I’m probably going to kill Windows and install Jolicloud), I suddenly remembered my old STM “Alley” bag. I called my Mom about 10 days ago and asked her if she remembered the computer she had before that I took back… and the bag… and YES! She had the bag!

This was really all I wanted for Christmas. That 10 day wait reminded me of being a kid, waiting for various presents I usually got tired of within 72 hours. I’m so glad to have this bag again and doubt I’ll become bored with it any time soon!

Do you have an iPad and, if so, are you using a special bag to carry it around?

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Wikileaks: a Big Dangerous US Government Con Job

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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills, 1929 – 2007

via QOTD

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Why Do We Call It “Xmas”?

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All our Western thought is founded on this repulsive pretense that pain is the proper price of any good thing.

All our Western thought is founded on this repulsive pretense that pain is the proper price of any good thing.

Rebecca West, 1892 – 1983
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Alien Face in the Moon?

Okay, I know (look closely at this largest size image) is just the blurry/bad camera phone photo result and not actually alien faces in the moon… but do you see them?

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Bits and Bobs…: Just in case you’re interested and want to get up in the middle of the night to see it:

Bits and Bobs…: Just in case you’re interested and want to get up in the middle of the night to see it:

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Within the law?

What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I’m a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year.

Julian Assange on SNL (via kateoplis)
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EU-Backed ‘Electric Sail’ Could Be the Fastest Man-Made Device Ever Built

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The EU is funding a three-year project at the Finnish Meteorological Institute to build the fastest man-made device in the universe: an electric sail, or ESAIL, that researchers say could make Pluto in just five years’ time.

(…) The ESAIL is propelled by solar radiation and therefore requires no chemical or ion propellant. But rather than actually unfurling a huge membranous sail to catch photons from the sun to provide thrust, the ESAIL repels protons.

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