Watching E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) FOR FIRST TIME!

Watching E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) FOR FIRST TIME!

Forty years after Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” came out, I saw the movie for the first time. “E.T.” is back on the big screen in IMAX theaters for a limited time. Between “Bullet Train” a few weeks ago and “Wakanda Forever” in November, old blockbusters are the new blockbusters. I figured out why I didn’t watch “E.T.” as a 12-year-old boy when it first came out in the summer of 1982. “E.T.” was boring.

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Axiom Saves The International Space Station (Mockup)

Axiom Saves The International Space Station (Mockup)

Axiom Space saves the International Space Station (ISS). But not the one in low Earth orbit. The full-sized mockup at the Fry’s Electronics store in Webster, Texas. Axiom will lease the sprawling retail site for its engineering operations. Building out the workspace, offices, and lab space underneath the ISS mockup. If you’re not familiar with Axiom, they’re building the first commercial space station.

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Studying for CompTIA Linux+ Certification (XK0-005)

Studying for CompTIA Linux+ Certification (XK0-005)

I found out two weeks ago that I passed the CompTIA Linux+ certification beta exam that I took last February. The new exam, XK0-005, went live this week. The old exam, XK0-004, won’t retire until Monday, January 16, 2023. You can take either exam in the next five months. Here are the study materials I used to pass the beta exam, and the four new study guides that are coming out.

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Great America Is Shutting Down

California’s Great America amusement park is shutting down. The current owner, Cedar Fair, sold the 112-acre site for $310 million US to Prologis, a real estate developer. The park will continue to operate for the next six to 11 years. I’m sad that Great America will be shutting down since it was a part of my childhood and young adulthood. I’m also excited by what this prime piece of Silicon Valley real estate will become in the future.

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Silicon Valley Auto Show Postponed Until 2023

The Silicon Valley Auto Show got cancelled due to the coronavirus in 2021. The 2022 show was scheduled for January at the San Jose Convention Center, and later postponed to July at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Not anymore. This year’s show got postponed to February 2023 at the Santa Clara Convention center. Not because of the coronavirus, but supply chain issues.

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