Author: Jim Howard

I setup a bulletin board system called Howard's Notebook in 1982. People connected at 300 baud. Upgrades and new things were done until 1995 when the world wide web was invented. Howard's Notebook was then moved to the web and is still in operation. I been blogging since 1982! I had one of the first webcams online.

Looking at 2018

I began blogging in June of 1982 on my Radio Shack computer.  I used a lot of different computers over the years and went from 300 baud to 9600 baud.  Then they invented the world wide web in 1995 and I moved Howard’s Notebook to the web.  The Internet pretty much killed the old bulletin board systems.
Now here on the Internet Facebook has done it’s damage on the blog.  I am not sure what 2018 holds for us old bloggers.  I guess we will slowly die out.
I post to ShowMeBlog/Howad’s Notebook much less now days.  I do post videos to YouTube.  So I am still around.

Save Net Neutrality

Friends. Allies. Compatriots.

We may have lost the net neutrality battle, but the war is far from over.

Our FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, was once a good man. A smart man. A fair man. He was a man with the best interests of internet users in his heart.

Unfortunately, it now seems clear that brain parasites have taken our beloved FCC chairman away from us. From the eyes-up, Ajit Pai is now just an empty head-shaped chamber, home to a tiny alien pulling levers.

All sense, all reason, and any sense of duty has been stolen from Ajit. He is gone.

This intergalactic menace can still be thwarted, however! It’s not too late. Congress can overrule the FCC vote to repeal net neutrality, but, much like my kids brushing their teeth, they probably won’t do it unless we yell at them a lot.

Please, raise your voices and join us in yelling a lot.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/

-Brett
@DreamHostBrett

My God we made a mistake fighting a war to keep the south in the union!

CNN’s Jakes Tapper fact checks Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett, who inaccurately claimed that a Christian Bible must, by law, be used when being sworn into office.

Public officials should swear on a copy of the Constitution.

That might be a good idea.  How about they have to take a test first and see if they can read and if they can understand what the Constitution is and how it works?

  Jim Howard

Feeling bad and the numbers show it

  Last night I felt so bad that I went to bed.  I felt like I was going to faint at any time.  I knew something was wrong.  Not a normal feeling for me.
  This morning I checked my blood sugar and took my blood pressure.

My weight is not bad.  It is 234 pounds.  I wish it was a lot less.  But it has been up to 245 in the past.
My blood sugar is 163. That is bad for me. My blood sugar has been doing very well.  I get numbers of right around 110 all the time.  But Darlene is buying a lot of junk food.  If I say my blood sugar is high she says oh that is not bad.  She will say just take an extra med for it.
We have ice cream here and I been eating some of it.  I know I should not.

My blood pressure is now.  My doctor might like the numbers  117/56 but that is too low for me.  When I get a number like that it is too low for me.

Trump to Have a Physical at Walter Reed

CNN report:  “Trump will undergo a physical and release details early next year

CNN says that Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation.

  We all know how Trump acts and we know that he lies. I do not think he can open his mouth without lying.
So it will not be “early next year” and he not allow the release of an exam.
It will not surprise me if he does not have it done at Walter Reed Medical Center.  He will call their medical care “fake” or something.
What he needs is a mental exam.  I am sure they are not going to do that on the Donald. 

Is President Donald Trump Mentally ill? 

Diagnosing Donald Trump

Psychiatrists Say Trump Has “Dangerous Mental Illness”

 

Trump Hints at Scarborough MURDER

Trump is now asserting that Joe Scarborough killed an intern while he was a congressman in Florida. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Read more here: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-suggest… “When a guest, Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos, mentioned the scandal on air in 2011, he was banned from appearing on MSNBC again. Trump’s accusatory tweet was in response to the announcement this morning that NBC had fired longtime host of NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer, for inappropriate sexual conduct following a Monday-night complaint. Trump has been a vocal critic of many famous men accused of sexual harassment, like Lauer and Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), but has been strangely supportive of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the many allegations he faces. Scarborough has been the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe since 2007. Although a Republican, he has often butted heads with the current Republican president. He penned an op-ed for The Washington Post during the campaign calling for his party to dump Trump, and President Trump has frequently retaliated since then. He’s called Scarborough “Psycho Joe,” and has insulted his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, as well. It’s not the first time Trump has drawn attention to a conspiracy theory via social media or participated in creating one. His latest, according to The New York Times, is his suggestion to advisers that the Access Hollywood tapes in which he made vulgar sexual comments about women were fake. He famously asked for President Barack Obama to present his birth certificate and prove he was American-born, but backtracked on that claim in 2016. Lately, according to the Times, Trump has been telling advisers he thinks Obama’s birth certificate is a fake. Just before his Scarborough tweet, Trump retweeted several violent videos on Wednesday morning from a sketchy account known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. One was titled “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!” Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

The Internet Is UNDER ATTACK, Net Neutrality is Dying

Net Neutrality @ Wikipedia 

“Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating most of the Internet must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.[1] For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content…”