Are You Wearing A Mask at Your Zoom Meetings?

A company sent out an email that all employees must wear a mask when attending Zoom meetings.

“I am writing you all today to inform you of a new protocol for our staff zoom meetings. Moving forward, everyone will be required to wear a mask during our meetings. One of our team members has a fear of unmasked people, and I want to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable. This requirement is effective immediately.”

Are you wearing a mask in your virtual meetings?

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Testing “Enter The Matrix” (2003) Video Game

When my friend and I saw “The Matrix Resurrections” on Christmas Eve, the movie was deja vu for us. Thomas Anderson, played by Keanu Reeves, is a video game designer in San Francisco. His team working on the sequel to “The Matrix” trilogy called “The Matrix 4.”

That happened to us 20 years ago. We worked at Atari when “Enter The Matrix” entered testing in late 2002. A video game with exclusive live-action video from “The Matrix Reloaded,” the first sequel to “The Matrix.”

I’ll show you how deep the rabbit hole went.

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Americans Against Arabic Numerals As An Internet Meme

During the Christmas break, I saw this screenshot of a poll in my Twitter feed. “Should American schools teach Arabic Numerals as part of their curriculum?” With 2,313 votes submitted, the breakdown was 29% Yes, 57% No, and 14% No Opinion. If that sounds familiar, a tweet based on an actual poll made headlines in 2019. That poll had 56% of Americans against Arabic numerals. What does these tweets reveal about Americans in 2022?

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Christmas In The Park 2021 (Nighttime Walk-Thru)

On Monday, 12/21/2021 @ 5:30PM, I took a nighttime walk-thru of Christmas in The Park in downtown San Jose. One of Silicon Valley’s biggest holiday events. Volunteers were still decorating the Christmas trees. Christmas in The Park is open noon to midnight from Black Friday through New Year’s Day.

Did The CIA Assassinate JFK Over Bird Drones?

The 1963 JFK assassination came back into the news this week. The National Archives released a new batch of declassified documents that made no one happy. The CIA killed JFK over his refusal to exterminate 12 billion birds and replace them with drones. (Wait, what? I need to make a tin foil hat.) And why I think people are stupid.

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Take CompTIA Linux+ Cert Beta Exam (XK0-005) for $50 #SHORTS

CompTIA is now offering a $50 US beta exam (XK0-005) for their Linux+ certification. Regular exam price is $380 US. You can scheduled the beta exam from now through Friday, February 18, 2022. The results won’t be official until the exam releases in June 2022.

I scheduled my online exam for the last day to give myself two months of studying time. I got the “CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide: Exam XK0-004” by Ted Jordan. I should pass since I used Linux since the late 1990s.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2021 Shopping Haul

For Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2021 deals, I bought four products to change different aspects of my life.

Let’s look at my shopping haul for this year.

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