This is a follow up related to John Oliver’s report on living in Manufactured Home Parks. In his report, he exposed the illegal and immoral actions, potentially violating Antitrust and RICO laws, by various companies. See: HBO: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — Mobile Homes Fact Check: HBO’s John Oliver on Last Week Tonight Mobile Homes Video One of the major threads of his report relates to the actions of Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage and the Manufactured … Continue reading →
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, Presidential candidate Donald Trump visited San Jose. We were notified that there would be traffic congestion and possible protests near the convention center but didn’t have any reason to go near it, so we ignored the event. After attending a VTA Board meeting, we caught the light rail to start our journey home. We were also trying to track down information about reported problems with protestors near the convention center. When we got to our stop at … Continue reading →
MultiMarkdown, or MMD, is a tool to help turn minimally marked-up plain text into well formatted documents, including HTML, PDF (by way of LaTeX), OPML, or OpenDocument (specifically, Flat OpenDocument or ‘.fodt’, which can in turn be converted into RTF, Microsoft Word, or virtually any other word-processing format). There are a lot of cheatsheets available , but they are seem to leave off some critical details. MMD is quite sensitive to syntax mistakes. Here are some of the ones that … Continue reading →
It has been a long time since I wrote an article of a personal or spiritual nature for publication. However, I recently ran across an interesting article, Learning Love is a Choice Kept Me From Ruining My Relationship, that resonated with me. It pointed to a previous article, Forget About Feelings, Real Love Is A Deliberate Choice, which confirmed that feeling. These articles discussed a concept that I have based my marriage on, but never quite put into words. Mary … Continue reading →
Someone on Facebook made a comment implying that, instead of always complaining about local community issues, I should get off my rear end and start doing something about them. Well, this is just to give a hint of my involvement in trying to solve local community issues.