Share Your World 7-8-2020
In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?
Software. I know how it is written. I have written some myself. Nothing fancy, but enough to get a grip on how it is done. I have worked with databases (a lot) and designed databases.
But why does it work? Why do written words tell a machine to do anything? I’m not arguing about it’s functionality. Obviously it works and we get all kinds of aggravated when it doesn’t. But why on earth should a series of written commands make my computer function?
If it isn’t magic, it’s pretty close to it!
Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?
The New York City subway. I grew up in New York and over all, many parts of New York are pretty stinky. By the time I was back on a subway, it had been more than 30 years since I’d ridden one.
What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?
For a fat girl, you dress really well.
What incredibly common thing have you never done?
Rode on a Boston subway (the “T”). I took buses occasionally, we drove when we could — and mostly, we walked for miles rather than take public transport. We lived in the middle of town, so most places were within a mile or two at the most. Besides, with alternate side of the street parking and two cars, it was safer to grab a cab than ones own car.
Please feel free to share some gratitude that you experienced during the past week!
They are now publishing a county-by-county index of COVID cases. Our area of Worcester county is running very low,levels – about 2.5 cases per 100,.000 people. I’m not even sure we have 100,000 people in Worcester county. If we are careful, we may just come out of this alive.