It costs more than three times as much to rid yourself of America citizenship as it does to obtain it.The naturalization fee is $680, including the $85 biometric charge. (If you’re over 75, the biometric fee is waived.)To renounce your citizenship, you must pay an exit fee of $2350, up from $450.Not a lot of […]
Musing on weather at Medium: The weather’s nuts
You’re getting tired of this, aren’t you? Another week, another home automation scheme. This time, it’s another new-old configuration: mesh networking. Wireless mesh networks have been around for quite a while, even in the home automation market (see ZigBee).Read the rest on my blog at All LED Lighting Will Better Networking Mean Better Lighting?
I started this blog 10 years ago today. It was, more or less, a chronicle of my time after my job at IBM went away. It included my search for next jobs, notes from an illness, and large heaps of randomness about life, weather, work, friendship, and technology.The closing bracket to that part of my […]
The Aristophanes play, Lysistrata, noted how women ended the Peloponnesian War by denying intimacy to their husbands and/or lovers until the war was ended.Now, however, it’s getting really serious. Global Post reports that a group of women in Colombia are refusing to have sex until the roads near their homes are repaired.
Patents aren’t the only way or even the best way to protect your intellectual property. Read more in my All LED Lighting blog post, Beyond Patents: SSL Trade Secrets
Decades ago, Grace Hopper, aka Queen of Software, championed light as a communication medium that could be used to build fast, secure computers. The boffins have pushed through another limit, this time silicon photonics. Here’s David Letterman’s interview of Admiral Hopper shortly after she retired from the Navy and joined DEC. “How do you get […]
Lily wins her age group at the Joseph’s Project Shamrock Shuffle 5K in March