Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: April 2013

Two weeks ago, I started a new job. Not surprisingly, my last post here was 15 days ago. As I expected, things got really busy, really quickly. I’m not quite ready to do a full write up on what going back to work has been like… I’m going to wait until I’m closer to a full month to do that. But I do have a few random technical notes I thought I’d… Read More

Looked out the window while eating breakfast this morning, and saw a rainbow. So I took a picture—because, you know, that’s how we roll around here. But after taking a picture, I discovered it was actually a DOUBLE-RAINBOW. A double–SUNRISE–rainbow. How cool is that?

Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law states that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” From a science fiction writer’s point of view, that’s a fantastic law. It allows me to create stories around futuristic ideas that no one here, today, can debate because, dude, to you it’s all magic—you’re not technologically advanced enough to understand it. So I can’t be wrong. Right? Ahh. Well. Within reason, perhaps. Recently, however, I’ve come… Read More

If you look at the list of TV watched below, you’ll see that my TV watching seemed to decrease in March. And it probably would have… except that what isn’t seen there is the return of baseball, plus the fact that my wife and I have been completely immersed in re-watching all 7 seasons of The West Wing. We’re part-way through Season 7 now, so I expect this splurge to end soon…. Read More

In my update last month, I talked about how life was beginning to return to normal. That process continued through March. As I announced last week, I will be starting a new job next Monday, April 8th. This is a huge step for me, and I can’t wait to get back to it. I spent the better part of last week learning about the technology I’ll be working with, and the day-long… Read More