August 2018

Petition to keep WWV Alive

Please sign the Petition to keep NIST radio stations WWV and WWVH funded and operating. More details can be found by clicking the link here.

New England Confectionary Company is Defunct

Anyone growing up in New England likely remembers seeing NECCO candy in local stores. Many of us enjoyed their Clark Bars, Skybars, NECCO Wafers and even those tiny hearts at St. Valentines day. Sadly, the new owner of the company decided to shutter the doors putting at least 200 people out of work. One can only hope that another company will come to the rescue and resurrect NECCO and some of its products, just like McKee Foods of Tennessee did recently when buying Drakes products. You can read more here about the demise of NECCO and here.

For what it is worth, I actually liked NECCO Wafers and still bought a few packages of them most years even going into this year. And I will always remember getting their candy when trick or treating as a kid on Halloween. Wafers, Sky Bars and Mary Janes were the most common items in the bag aside from Hershey's or Nestle's products. RIP NECCO.

Apple finally releasing new Mac Mini

Great news for Mac Mini users. It appears that Apple is going to release updated versions of the Mini this Fall. And also in the works is a new, more affordable entry level laptop. Read more here.

Randumb Thoughts for August

***I have a rare day off from work. Getting a new Axel and Wheel Bearings on my car and I can't get to work as a result. Yet again another setback with my goal to get money saved to get the radio station on the air. Will probably push me back another couple of months. Still can't do anything until the new ATU is marketed by Talking House/ISS.

***Has anyone else noted that whomever is doing President Trump's face makeup is making him look like a Oompa Loompa?

***Here's something really strange. Last year when I would be out in my yard working in the warmer months, I didn't see or get bitten by a single mosquito. This year? Swarms of them despite the fact I don't see any standing water nearby where they can multiply.

***Some good reading about the personality disorders of many people in our society. Link to a blog on Psychology Today.

***And a related subject. A new book by Bill Eddy called : Five Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities. Link.