Origins of Google

  Here’s one of those convoluted stories. A hundred years ago, in June 1919, Billy DeBeck introduced the comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. It was very popular and appeared in 900 newspapers in 21 countries. Barney Google rode a horse (see above)...

Adding a Room to Our House

We’re going to add a bedroom to our 3-bed/1-bath house in Palo Alto. I think this will be useful to others around here (Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, etc.), so I’ll document the project. I’ll write every week and add photos of the project....

Will the Web Kill Languages?

Q. Will the Web kill languages? A. I studied at Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany). It’s the #1 German university. When I went to Germany in 1977, only a few students spoke English. Only two or three professors could speak a bit of English, and only at a low...

France in SF

Blogs by INSEEC students in San Francisco PortraitsOfSanFrancisco.wordpress.com by Enzo Bacqueyrisses bobtravelblog.wordpress.com by Bob Awalludin MySanFranciscoBlog.wordpress.com by Vincent Amagat sf8878.wordpress.com by Laura Anteireux...
Upgrading to Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10

After some 450 reminders from Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10, I began to think about it. See? Advertising works 🙂 So I’ll document how I’ll do this. Tues, Jan. 12th, 2016: Will I Yes or Will I No? I have Windows 7. The full name is Windows 7 Home...

What to Read…

Okay, so I read a lot. 2-4 books per week, plus a dozen or more articles. There are two very good blogs: 3 Quarks Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at 3Q. Arts & Letters Daily: Collection of interesting articles and essays at ALD. Both are...