BG's Opinions
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Sep
10

In Math, an asymptotic relationship or formula is defined as:

  • a line that continuously approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance

It’s sort of like a football penalty for half the distance to the goal: you get closer but you never get there.

In my experience, Life is like this asymptote in that I am always working on getting to “perfect” and I keep getting closer (sometimes) but I never quite accomplish that elusive “perfect”.

And, what if I did achieve a “perfect” life?  What would happen then?  What would I have left to do?  At that point, I wouldn’t want to DO anything that might move me away from “perfect”, so would I be completely immobilized and how, exactly, would that help me maintain my perfection?

Or, is the real definition of a “Perfect Life” that we are always working towards it and never really achieving it?

It sounds to me that the continuous reach for a “better life” is much more maintainable than actually achieving a “perfect” life so that there is always something else to work on.

What do you think?

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Jul
27

In May 2018, I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents my “softwareengineeringhandbook.wordpress.com” blog.

The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been posted in my blog for the last few years.  If you are interested, please use the link below to review my Go Fund Me site and, possibly, make a donation for me.

https://www.gofundme.com/bg039s-software-engineering-book&rcid=r01-153045704526-710aea5b95e24eeb&pc=em_co_campmgmt_w

Please keep in mind that anyone who donates $10.00 USD or more will get a FREE and SIGNED copy of the book (I will need a mailing address after the donation) once it is available in hard copy.

Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much!  bgbg

Mar
23

Every second of our lives is a moment in “The Now”. How can it be otherwise?

What is past is passed and we can only remember and HOPE that we Learn from our past. What is Yet To Come holds promise and, perhaps, fear but we spend each Now preparing for what is Yet To Come.

I prepare by focusing on the Present, my knowledge about that moment, the situations I am facing and the lessons I have learned to try and select the most beneficial action to take at that moment. Often that action is not only beneficial to me but sometimes it is focused only on being beneficial for me rather than for all or some others. And, sometimes, it is intended to be beneficial exclusively for others. The hoped for thought in selecting my next action is “the most benefit for the most good”. Hopefully.

What’s your rationale for Actions in “The Now”?

Jan
22

Don’t Impeach Donald Trump.

Don’t Retweet his Tweets; Don’t bother Reading his Tweets.

Don’t debate the accuracy of his latest Blurtings.

Don’t give him ANY Press Coverage.

If we ignore him, maybe he will just Go Away!

Jan
12

Andy Weir is a software engineer / programmer who wrote a book: “The Martian” as his first novel.

At the end of this book, he wrote:

“… human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true.

If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do. …”

Does this reference to “assholes” cause you to think of anyone you know of who is getting way too much press about destroying rather than building?

bgbg

Dec
04

Alabama’s Vote in favor of a Pedophile over any legitimate, honest, politician is their request to Secede from the United States of America.  And PLEASE take your “president with you.

Nov
25

You have them, too.

Those annoying neighbors who always put their Holiday decorations out one day before you do and they almost always look spectacular.

The neighbors with their yards that are immaculate and always look like something out of Homes and Gardens.

And, their kids who are always well dressed, well mannered, and well educated.  Well, Well!

Whatever can we do about these people?  Other than try our best to ignore them except when they are around and saying “Hi!” while walking their dog or going out for dinner.

Nov
24

Every week there are two days that are going to happen and over which we have Little or No Control:

Yesterday happened.  It’s over.  There is nothing we can do about that day anymore.

But, we can take some learning out of our Yesterdays if we choose to.

What happened?  What can we learn from what happened?  What, if anything, can we choose to do using that Learning to influence our lives today and in our future?

Tomorrow is unwritten.  What WILL happen is not within our direct control.  Can we, at least, prepare for it based on what is and has happened in our Yesterdays and Today?  Of course, we can, if we choose to learn from our experiences: all of them.

My recent Thanksgiving has reminded me about what to be truly Thankful for and that is just easy to remember that we all have Today and whatever things happen through us or to us each day!

Thanx

 

Jun
18

Do you know what an Inside Joke is?

It’s a joke that only works inside my head!  That’s an Inside Joke.

And by the way, that, in itself, is an Inside Joke!

 

However, since you are here, why don’t you check out some of my other blogs:

IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering:

https://softwareengineeringhandbook.wordpress.com/

A never ending supply of Opionions, some of which are mine:

https://opinionsarefree.wordpress.com

An evolving look at Life through Golf’s eyes:

https://23thingatimpact.wordpress.com

An aging commentary on Alternative Lifestyles:

https://noalternatelifestyles.wordpress.com

Veteran Computer Consultants: an SDVOSB

https://veterancomputerconsultants.wordpress.com

Practical Project Management:

https://projectmanagementhandbook.wordpress.com

An Age Bracket that I have grown passed:

https://sixtysomethin.wordpress.com

The Path To Inkc – a Social Media offering to Individuals and Small Businesses:

https://thepathtoinkc.wordpress.com

Thanx, bgbg

 

Apr
28

From a Friend on Facebook (I hope he doesn’t mind…)

The first president I remember led the allied forces in Europe to victory in WWII. He cautioned us against the military industrial complex. He built the American highway system to enable American to defend itself.

The second gave his life for America. He read seven newspapers at breakfast every day. He led our race to the moon vs. the then USSR and we won it because in part of his vision for America. He battled religious bigotry and won.

The third got the voting rights act passed. He escalated the Viet Nam War. A war that killed 50,000 Americans of my generation

The fourth was a criminal who escalated the Viet Nam War. A war that killed untold women and children.

The fifth was appointed and he was a bit clumsy.

The sixth became a thoughtful world citizen these past 37 years. He gave us The CAFE standards that are fleet-wide averages that must be achieved by each automaker for its car and truck fleet, each year, since 1978. These standards were intended to roughly double the average fuel economy of the new car fleet to 27.5 mpg by model year (MY) 1985. He put solar panels on the White House roof.

The seventh closed the mental institutions and broke the back of organized labor. He canceled the CAFE standards. He dismantled the solar panels on the White House roof. His action led to the attempted dismantling of the American middle class. He raised taxes several times.

The eighth was a good man who did the right thing, he raised taxes, though it cost him a second term as president.

The ninth squandered his opportunity. He was a brilliant speaker with unrealized potential. He squander our countries potential for his own personal interests.

The tenth was easily led and himself led us poorly into wars we did not need against a non existent fabricated threat. He cost the lives of so many and for what?

The eleventh brought some of us hope while igniting hatred by others. He reinstated the CAFE standards. The program covered car model year 2012 to model year 2016 and ultimately required an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 miles per US gallon (6.63 L/100 km; 42.6 mpg‑imp) in 2016(of 39 miles per gallon for cars and 30 mpg for trucks), a jump from the 2009 average for all vehicles of 25 miles per gallon. He battle racial bigotry and won.

The twelfth doesn’t read. He doesn’t focus. He is absurdity and vanity. He is attempting to dismantle everything in his sight including CAFE standards, the EPA, the list is endless. The stock market loves him. He makes rich people richer.

He makes me appreciate even more that we have Pope Francis.