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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$10 CREDIT to SWAP Sprint/T-Mobile SIM Cards #SHORTS

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T-Mobile shut down the Sprint LTE network on June 30, 2022. The shutdown affected one million devices. Not all Sprint customers swapped SIM cards. T-Mobile will offer $10 per line credit to swap SIM cards. If you have five-line plan, you can get $50 credit. After SIM cards for ALL five lines are swapped from Sprint to T-Mobile. Credit will apply in one or two billing cycles.

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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Are Male Content Creators Obligated to Talk About Abortion?

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The morning after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade to end 50 years of legalized abortion, a new video appeared in my YouTube feed.

Daniel Batal and Roberto Blake recorded a livestream at VidCon in Anaheim, California. The first in-person gathering of YouTube content creators since the pandemic started over two years ago. The topic that their channels have in common was growing on YouTube in 2022.

The timing looked bad. Never mind that abortion and content creation are unrelated topics. Neither Batal nor Blake would make abortion-related videos on their channels, as it wasn’t a suitable topic for their respective audiences.

I figured someone would virtue signal off that video to condemn them on Twitter. That did happen but in two different ways.

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“If Abortion Was Legal, I Would Have Aborted You” — Mom

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As a child growing up in the 1970s, my mother told me frequently that she would have aborted me if abortion was legal in 1969. Four years before Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal throughout the United States.

My parents got friendly during Thanksgiving weekend in 1968. After the New Year, they knew that they had — in today’s vernacular — an “oopsie” baby. An unplanned pregnancy by an older couple (my father was 34, my mother was 29) with an older child (my brother was 13).

The doctor told my mother that she was expecting twins.

A day after my maternal grandfather’s birthday in early August, she delivered a ten-pound bowling ball in one hour. I was so big and came out so fast that she needed 250 stitches. The latter she would hold against me for years to come.

My father stopped drinking and got a vasectomy. My mother started drinking and became an alcoholic.

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