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Sharing from Facebook because people are good and we need to be reminded of that.

From the FB page of Mike Larson:

This is my son Jon with his prom date Maddie. He is a junior and he has autism.

About a month ago, Maddie, a senior, came to my office (I’m a teacher at their school) and asked if Jon’s mom and I would allow her to take him to prom. Maddie had gotten to know Jon through a school club that promotes friendships between special needs kids and regular kids.

“He’s a junior,” she explained “so it’s his prom too. I just think he should have the chance to go.” I told her we would be honored to have him go with her.

During the next couple weeks, she asked what his favorite color was (orange) so she could get a dress in that color. She also made reservations for their group (they doubled with another couple) at a restaurant that served his favorite food – chicken fingers and French fries.

I encourage everyone to like and share this for three reasons:

1. To show support for special kids like Jon.

2. To show support for groups that promote these friendships.

3. To remind us all, in a time when we hear about all the terrible things going on, that there are wonderful kids like Maddie working to make others lives better. #autism
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Years ago, when I lived in a distant State, a tournament director ran a tournament on the two day weekend when we set the clocks ahead one hour.

I'm pretty sure he did it just for the humor of seeing someone come in for the first round on Sunday late.  The rules in the USCF at the time were that, regardless of time control, if you were more than an hour late for the round, you forfeited.  Seems like the players who were most likely to forget resetting their clocks were also the ones who liked to show up a little late for their first game on Sunday.

Even if they made it to the board in under an hour, they were still under a severe time penalty.

Not sure where this post belongs, but if you are playing in a two day tournament this weekend in the US, don't forget to set your clock (at home)!
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“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” 

― Johnny Cash
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Oh yeah, sorry for not mentioning this earlier... was a warm season that one!
Around the time modern humans are thought to have first spread across Asia, a red dwarf star passed just 0.8 light-years from the sun, a group of astronomers have concluded.
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this blows my mind
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The Pechenga Monastery - the northernmost monastery in the world founded in 1533 by a monk from Novgorod, Murmansk region.
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Interested in a distro customized for education? Check out UberStudent via @opensourceway#ubuntu
Read this in-depth review and tutorial of UberStudent, a customized, Linux distribution designed for secondary and post-secondary education.
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Interesting.  Like cloud storage, but not because it lives on your devices.  More like ownCloud, but using P2P, so it could have advantages.
BitTorrent today announced that version 2.0 of its Sync platform for P2P file sharing is shedding the beta tag and becoming available to the general public. A ...
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I am so confused....;-)
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Catching up on Tuesday's DTNS podcast (great Tech News podcast, check it out), someone recommended this weather site.

Looks great.  I'm frustrated with the standard Weather sites (you know who I'm talking about).  It seems like they make a forecast for an area 3 days in advance and they often don't get updated.  This place looks like it updated more often and it provides some nice charts for visualizing forecast patterns upcoming (where the highs and lows hit in a given day, for example).
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Just be glad we don't live in Boston Massachusetts
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The NASA spacecraft set to encounter the icy dwarf planet this summer is providing its first views of the small moons orbiting Pluto.
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Catholic, husband, father of a young man with Autism and a wonderful daughter who is a recent graduate from Miami University (Ohio, Miami was a University before Florida was a state) not sure what I do for a living but I think it has something to do with computers.

I think there's enough information below to figure out if you know me or not.  One thing I'm not is this guy.  I'm 32 years older than that guy!

I thought I was probably the oldest Jordan Henderson in the world, because the name Jordan wasn't popular as a first name in 1959, when I was born, but then I got some email that was supposed to go to a Doctor Jordan Henderson at a DoD Hospital in Texas.  I corresponded with him, determining I was certainly older than him, but he was Jordan Henderson the third, both his Father and Grandfather were named Jordan Henderson, so there is at least one and probably more than one older Jordan Henderson.

I reserve the right to delete comments that I think are off-topic, not of general interest, trolls (I'm arbiter) or for any reason really.  The single threaded discussion threads where most people only see the last comment is bad enough, but can be improved with editorial control, which I do take from time to time.

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My High School chess club came in Second in the state in Indiana many years ago. I placed Second in the Utah Open Chess tournament once and I placed Second in the Salt Lake City Chess Club Championship once.
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