It is a dark summer morning in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The official temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity 98%. Yesterday the forecast for the day was for thunderstorms all day today. When we have severe thunderstorms I prefer to read a magazine and keep all computers powered down. So far I have not heard rumble so I decided to attempt to write this post before things get ugly and I have to switch tasks.
My wife has let me know that the thunderstorms have arrived! Will pick up when they are done. OK, I am back. The thunderstorms lasted about an hour. It seems that the rest of the day will be fine. Continue reading “Working with Lists and Conditionals – React”
The COVID-19 pandemic started in Wuhan, China continues to infect and kill people all over the world. As of today Wednesday July 08, 2020 the world total confirmed cases and deaths are 11,900,855 and 545,728 respectively. Of course these numbers include reports from countries that are estimating (e.g., Peru and most Latin America countries) and countries (e.g., China) that for their political and financial gain report bogus numbers. Hopefully better treatments which will drastically reduce the symptoms and general public access vaccines will become short term realities. In the mean time, remember to wear a mask and gloves and keep social distancing. Continue reading “Understanding the Base Features and Syntax – React”
Once again, it is Saturday. We are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and it seems that days, weeks and months are flying by. My routine on workdays has not changed at all. I work five 2-hour blocks with most intermissions of about 15 minutes. The intermission for lunch is about an hour. Actual lunch takes about 20 minutes, but my wife and I sit down with a cup of espresso and chat for about 20 more minutes. When done we do the dishes and I go down to my home office.
It is already summer 2020 and some people are saying that it does not seem that summer is here yet. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the transition from spring to summer did not materialize. To me the big thing is that when summer starts days start getting shorter. Living in a suburb of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul we understand what short days in winter feel like.
As you know I am a promoter of never stop learning. A few post back I suggested a project on the Travel Planner System post in this blog. I thought that I listed the technologies that I will be using so I can refresh and catch up with new features before starting the design and implementation phases. I went back to the post and determined that there is no table. Continue reading “React or Angular”
Finally summer 2020 has arrived. Today’s high is in the lower to mid 70s. Currently the sky is overcast. My wife and I prefer it sunny but the temperature is fine with me. My wife prefers hot and humid weather. Not everyone likes chocolate. We will probably keep the windows open all day. Living in Minnesota with long and cold winters, fresh air is always welcomed.
Yesterday we spoke over Jitsi with a couple of friends we both know since our teens. We have traveled abroad on several occasions with and without family. We were going to chat last Sunday (Father’s Day) but due to our schedules we postponed it until Monday. We found out that both have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are being treated as we speak. Their daughter, who lives with them, has not contracted the virus yet. They both looked tired so we limited our call to 20 minutes. Typically we go for a couple hours. Hopefully all will go well and they will have a short recovery! Continue reading “Visual Studio Code Install on Linux”
It is another Saturday in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Last night I changed the alarm to wake up at 05:15 AM. That said I was up around 05:00 AM. My wife and her friend want to get an early start shopping. They should be back around 11:00 AM. They both took masks, gloves and umbrellas. The forecast does not call for rain in this area, but around the time they were leaving there were some spotty dark clouds.
The latest and greatest on liberals is to allow defilement of statues of Christopher Columbus around the country. Not sure what is the point and more important what will change with such actions. Continue reading “Added new CLI to the iCAS”
Hope you are doing well. In the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul things appear to have gone back to normal. As far as I know looting and riots have stopped. There are talks about disbanding the Minneapolis police department. Not sure what liberals are thinking. No matter where you live, social rules and laws have to be enforced so people will follow them. The approach may vary, but force needs to be present. Hopefully it is there just as a deterrent.
Talks about the terrible things happening in many police departments in different liberal cities are being blamed on the current conservative federal government. Please note that in the past 50 years the USA has been under conservative and liberal leaders. If there is blame on what triggered the last wave of looting and riots in several cities in the USA, it needs to be done using established laws. First, the involved police officers should have been put in administrative leave (not fired). Second there should be a trial in which all evidence is presented and discussed. Then the jury should come up with a verdict. If the process is fouled, then the issue should be elevated to the next court. Eventually, if not resolved to the satisfaction of all parties involved, it would reach the Supreme Court. After a decision is made at the highest legal level, people responsible at all levels (i.e., judges, lawyers, union members, politicians, and police officers) should be held accountable and sent to prison if they have done something considered unlawful. Accountability will induce changes which will make groups like “Black Lives Matter” obsolete. Looting and riots do not help the cause of black people. It only aggravates it. Not only that, but the people that lives in the areas that were looted and burned down, now will experience higher prices in stores and shops and will have to travel longer distances to get their shopping done. Thanks looters and rioters! Continue reading “Typing Speed”
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Good morning. It is Sunday May 24, 2020. The world is struggling with different plans on how to restart their economies due to the COVID-19 pandemic that started in a lab in Wuhan, China. It seems like most of the day today is going to be overcast with rain sprinkled here and there. The high temperature in the area I live in is going to be around 76 F. By the way, tomorrow is Memorial Day 2020!
Since I took a Data Science course a couple years ago, I have been talking about a system that would help planning a recreational trip. I have been lucky enough to have traveled for work and holiday reasons in the USA and different countries in North, Central and South America, Western and Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Continue reading “Travel Planner System”
It is a cloudy day in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Today I woke up around 05:00 AM. Read for about 45 minutes and then headed to the kitchen to prepare breakfast.
It is all over the news that most (never say all) states have started updating the stay home orders in order to give people more freedom to do the things we are used to. I fully agree that the economy needs to get back to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic started. That said, we need to move slowly making sure that there are enough ICU beds for all people that requires them. If such quotas cannot be met, then we need to go back to a full quarantine. This type of cycle is well known and will come in the form of multiple waves.
In particular, in the State of Minnesota, the Mall of America and casinos (e.g., Mystic Lake Casino) are opening. My wife and I do not go to casinos. During the long winter months we go to the Mall of America early mornings before stores open to walk. At that time there are very few people. When we shop at the mall we visit Nordstrom and Macy’s.
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