MOTD::Archive::Summer 2010 (27 August 2010)

Spring 2010 MOTD

1 July 2010

Thurman Speaks About the Arizona Science Foundation
I read Report touts contribution of Science Foundation on page B7 in the 28 June 2010 Arizona Republic. In the article, Ken Alltucker reported the following.

   "Science Foundation Arizona has returned more than $3 for 
    every $1 the state has invested in the group's university 
    and non-profit grant programs over the past three years, 
    a new report indicates."

I logged into my AzCentral.com account and posted the following comment to Alltucker's article.

   This story should be on page A1; not buried on B7. If the 
   Arizona Republic was serious about helping Arizona be a 
   leading CSTEM state, then this would be A1 news.

   Side-bar: STEM is a buzz-acronym and I'm not a fan of using it. 
   Observe that I use CSTEM instead of STEM because STEM advances 
   don't happen without computing and computing gets lost in the STEM. 

Two days later, on 30 June 2010, State should back real moneymaker was one of the Arizona Republic's editorials. The editorial included the following.

   "A new evaluation shows the payoff from this public-private 
    partnership from fiscal 2007 to 2009: 1,151 new jobs, 16 
    new companies, 84 patents and 11 technology licenses. And 
    this remarkable achievement occurred in a severe recession."

[side-bar] These days I've seen people (mostly educators) using STEAM instead of STEM, where the 'A' stands for the arts. STEAM, if used, needs to be CSTEAM. In addition, some people (again, mostly educators) use iSTEM, where the 'i' stands for integrated (not iPhone-based STEM). iSTEM, if used, needs to be iCSTEM.

[side-bar] Many people (mostly politicians) use the phrase "worst recession since the great depression" instead of the phrase "severe recession."

[01 July 2010 (dog days of summer are upon us; 90° at 8:41am) top]


Week Ending 15 May 2010

MOTD::Summer Break 2010 Has Begun
The Summer 2010 MOTD is the 39th edition of the MOTD. The Spring 2010 MOTD has been added to the MOTD archive.

GDT::Blog Stats
Number of GDT::Blog postings between 1 January 2010 and 16 May 2010.

   Internet Observer..... 12
   Unix & Linux Logger... 10
   Security Watchdog..... 15
   Computing Bits........ 17
   Biotech Trekker....... 13
   Stocks Stuffer........ 12
   Nanotech SmallBlog.... 10
   FLOSS E-Rambler....... 11
   Grid Utilitarian......  7
   MathBabbler........... 23
   Robot YottaFiler...... 20

Miscellaneous totals on 16 May 2010.

   AzFoo at AzCentral.......  499 blog postings
   Nanofoo at Twitter....... 1746 tweets w/240 followers
   MathBabbler at Twitter...  720 tweets w/111 followers
   Compufoo at Twitter......  153 tweets w/6 followers
   Yottagoo at Twitter......  167 tweets w/19 followers
   Yottagoo at WordPress....   27 blog postings
   Nanofoo at Google Buzz...   52 blog postings [10 Feb 2010]
   Twitpic..................  136 photos
   Picasa...................   37 albums [167MB of 1204MB used]
   Quotes...................  908 w/14 collections
   Youtube..................  127 video clips
	Facebook.................   33 albums/247 links/8 notes/72 friends

   BABs..................... 2839
   BARS.....................  661
   AlgeBABs.................  187
   nBABs....................  366

I had nine domain names on 16 May 2010.

   Gerald.Thurman.name, AzFoo.net, AzBiotech.net, AzNanotech.net, 
   AzLitter.org, AzPantry.com, VeryVeryVeryCool.com, MathBABs.us, 
   MillAvenueFoodCritic.com

   Expired names: LearningAboutComputing.com, AzGrid.net, AzDot.net,
   RoadHacker.info, FoodHacker.info, FreedomQuoteGiver.us, 
   TuitionGouging.us, USLitter.org, KeepTheInternetFun.org

[16 May 2010 (summer break has started; 74° at 8:30am) top]


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