Melanoma, if pushed one way or the other, can destroy the brain tissue that causes Parkinson's, and thus cure it. New studies out of Southern Tennessee support this claim but question what to do with the Melanoma after. It probably just ends with hallucinations in a spasmodic body that vibrates into dust, some say...

For the doubters, the video:

Piper is sitting in the middle of my desk alternately licking the moisture off the window and licking my forehead. Then she nuzzles my nose with hers and I totally cave and reach for the treats. There's nothing complicated here, just simple love.

Now here we go into Christmas again where the ability to put on a happy face bumps into the hunker down and lay low ho ho and as my wise grandfather used to say My do-lapper-dinker ain't swinging on it's rocking ball!

That phrase evolved centuries ago right up the road from my present location by my ancestors so I reclaim it now and pass it on to my grandchildren, wherever they are.

I awoke this morning thinking about a Javascript function that wasn't working. Turns out I wasn't returning anything from the function and as I looked at the code and laughed I realized that this is a metaphor of my life.

You can enter into the most powerful function ever written, designed to come up with the true perfect answer, but if you never return the results to the caller it dies within the function in a cloud of binary dust, as if the question or answer never existed or mattered.

Stop calling functions that don't return an answer and then decide if it's worth fixing, or moving on.

I was programming computers as a professional consultant for a decade before Microsoft Windows met the world. I had already made the switch from mini-computers to PC's developing graphics software, holding court at mid-eighties Vegas Comdex's in their prime and in later years writing device drivers in assembly for ZSoft's PC Paint on the Windows platform, which means I've got cred.

I have seen Windows through every one of it's painful transitions and I finally arrive here in almost 2020 on a fully-patched current version of Windows 10 on my blazing fast MSI box, and I think it's amazing! My computer world does not crash, contrary to some.

The degree to which I am connected to the world and my computer stagger this old coders mind. I live with a dozen Windows open at once on my wide screen monitor and my awareness of where they are in relation to each other is amusing at times, but always there.

My Aegis 3 is almost three years old and Windows 10 has continued to improve my computer life. Thanks to my fellow geeks over the years that have made this happen!

Why do we let another's mis-spoken words effect us so much and worse, why do we make dramatic decisions based on those words. I've burned so many bridges I should be charged with multiple cases of relationship arson and locked up.

Some were just a case of moving on and some were really personal like not being able to live in a place where one brother is embraced while the other is displaced. I'm very sad about this and as time rolls on the possibility of those bridges ever being built again fade into the long cold winter of life.

As I was working on my drag sliders today I realized they needed a sandbox, a playground, a testing area. A place where users could put their finger on (or mouse) and try out that sweet new setting they just adjusted on the sliders above.

Designing a concept is as much fun as implementing it. Now, back to work...

I bought some cool reusable silicone straws recently that are soft and flexible, come with their own cleaning brushes, and I'm saving the planet. The problem is now, that instead of asking myself if this is the day things are going to be different, I pause to ask which color straw?

Here's a shot I grabbed of Steph yesterday, pretty much sums her up :-)

Describe your essence.

Mine: I self medicate, I don't take pills, I don't eat meat and my feet hit the floor at four forty four every morning. I work constantly on making my health issues not define me. I develop computer concepts in code that I express online. I love my cat.

I finally got some Thanksgiving fixings and quality time with the girls this evening. Lilly has this condition where she can't keep her tounge contained, and I captured it. Click the photo for more.