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Higgins and Turano Family Tree
Updated:2017-12-10 06:14 by
Keywords:Disler Carter Simpson Mc Gougan Nearpass Harmon Muto Family tree for Charlotte and Don Higgins married January 11, 1969
Updated:2018-01-09 13:49 by
In 2012 I subscribed to Audile.com and have been listening to books every time I go to the YMCA and exercise. I get through at least an hour or more every time. And since I got my BlueTooth enabled hearing aids, I only need to remember to bring my cell phone and download any new books I want while on WI-FI. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction. One of the most moving books I\'ve listened to is the biography of Jonas Salk and the development of the polio vaccine. Back in the 1950\'s there were tens of thousands of kids contracting polio each year and now there none in the USA and only a few dozen in the entire world thanks to the effort by Rotary and others to eradicate polio. Currently I\'m listening to the audio book, \"Scalia Speaks\", which is a compilation of US Supreme Court Justice Scalia speeches. He was a very clear concise and brilliant man. I also injoy fictional misteries such as John Grisham, David Baldacci, and others.
Fire and Fury Audible Books
Updated:2018-01-09 13:54 by
This audiobook about the Trump White House staff just came out on Jan. 5, 2018
Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio Audible Books
Updated:2018-01-09 13:49 by
This is the most moving book I have listened to on Audible. It brought tears to my eyes several times as I learned about the thousands of kids in the US died due to polio. Jonas Salk and his staff developed a vaccine and conducted standard tests to verify its success before vaccinating millions. No US is polio free and after 30 years of work on the eradication of polio world wide, there are only a few dozen cases in 3 countries left. https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotary-and-polio
Updated:2018-02-17 08:12 by
A very moving audio book. You don't have to agree with all his rulings on the Supreme Court to appreciate his speeches about education, judgement, and character. And you might be surprised who one of his best friends was.
Sirius XM Radio
Updated:2018-01-09 13:28 by
In 2015 Charlotte bought a new Cadillic SRX with OnStar and Sirius XM commercial free Radio. We listen to XM Y2Country and XM CNN along with several local FM radio stations in the car. This year I have upgrading Sirius XM service to support streaming of XM channels via iPhone and Bluetooth hearing aids to be able to listen while exercising at the YMCA in addition to listening to audible books.
IBM z/Architecture Principles of Operation
Updated:2018-02-26 07:36 by
This is the IBM Publication defines all the machine operations for IBM z/Architecture mainframe computers. I have been reading these manuals ever since they first appeared for IBM 360 and 370 computers and I started writing assemblers.
Operating Systems by Madnick and Donnavan
Updated:2018-02-26 07:29 by
In 1978 when I still had 20/20 vision, I read this book. At the end of a chapter on assemblers, there was a homework problem which suggested writting your own assembler and linker. I did and have been doing it ever since.
Structured Programming by Dykstra
Updated:2018-02-26 07:07 by
In February 1975 I published an article in ACM SIGPLAN about a Structured FOTRAN Translator named STRFORM which was distributed through the SHARE Program Library at the University of Tennessee. The program was written in structured FORTRAN and bootstrapped using IBM mainframe assembler version of the FORTRAN translator also distributed via the SHARE library. The Translator implemented the basic structured programming statements including IF, ELSE, ELSEIF, END-IF, DO WHILE, END-DO, PERFORM, PENTRY, and PEXIT. These statements enable writing any complex program without using GO TO statements as advocated by Dykstra to make programs more readable: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1243380 STRFORT was used for coding logic in the Florida Power Corporate model. STRFORT was adopted as the corporate standard by the Canadian Postal System. In 1977 FORTRAN 77 was released which included some of these structured programming constructs.
BMW 318i Convertible
Updated:2018-01-15 19:57 by
In 1993 I bought my first used BMW 318i convertible. The picture shows Holly and I riding in it with the top down
Updated:2018-01-16 22:39 by
In 2000 we bought a BMW 525 4 door sedan. It was the best car I've ever had as far as handling on the road and Interstates. I had to give up driving after over 10 years due to my low vision and it was a sad day to give up the freedom and the joy of driving that car.
Buick Century Sedan
Updated:2018-01-16 15:09 by
In 1974 we bought our first new 4 door sedan with automatic transmission and power windows.
Updated:2018-01-26 08:07 by
After I gave up driving and sold the BMW 525, Charlotte upgraded her 7 year old Camry LE to a 2015 Cadilla SRX which has become my made ride when Charlotte was available to drive. When she is not, I use Uber. We also use Uber to and from the airport. The SRX is bigger with greater visibility than the Camry sedan. The SRX also has Sirius XM Radio which enables us to listen to Y2K Country music with no commercials and also CNN and Fox for news updates (but with commercials). The SRX also has seat warmers for those rare Florida days when it is really cold (below 70 F).
Chevy Corvair Named Nameless
Updated:2018-01-15 07:51 by
In 1967 was driving a bronze Chevy Corvair stick shift back and forth to USF in Tampa. That summer I met Charlotte while we were working at the Florida Power Computer Services building at 25th and 255th N in St. Petersburg. I had not given the car a name so Charlotte named it "Nameless". It was a fun car to drive and I thought it looked cool. But one dark rainy night in 1968, I was driving home from USF coming into St. Petersbug on 9th Street N and there was a car stopped to trun left into Gayway Mall at yellow blinking light. When I realized the car was not going to move, I hit the brakes and skipped right into the back of the Pontiac Boneville. Unfortunately the Corvair has no steel chassis so the front end trunk collapsed all the way back to the door post and the car was totaled. I did have seatbelt on so I just banged my knees a little and could walk away.
Updated:2018-01-16 09:05 by
In 1994 we bought Chevy Impala with a huge trunk for hauling stuff back and forth to UF while girls were in college there.
Updated:2018-01-16 22:30 by
In 1984 we bought our first Pontiac Bonneville with power everything including AM/FM controls on steering wheel and antenna that raised and lowered from trunk area. It was white with red interior. We bought a second white Bonneville after the first one.
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