Happier New Year 2023 - unless you live in places like Buffalo or California, or you own Tesla stock.

There was about an inch of snow in the the Toronto area on Monday (Jan. 23); some trees were frosted by a mini-blizzard

A nice item about
Joshua Tree National Monument in southern California, that was shared on "Pocket"... again this was on Monday January 23, 2023

Mid-December notes: according to an item on CBS's "60 Minutes" program on Sunday evening, Dec. 11 there are a couple of major lawsuits pending that involve big social media companies like "Meta"/Facebook.

Early November - The avatars have no legs! Reviews of the Metaverse and its expensive head sets are less than glowing - see (nytimes dot com, slash) 2022/11/04/opinion/facebook-meta-zuckerberg-virtual-reality.html

Early video clips of the stuff on Youtube appeared to be jerky and devoid of content

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Sept. 24 - An article in 'Blind Magazine' (dot com) suggested that big companies like Canon and Nikon are reducing R&D and further development in the DSLR cameras category.

Late August news - Big flooding in Pakistan dampens nuclear program there. So let them eat
yellowcake??? Despite the obvious, all-too-evident problem with national priorities the flooding appeared to be an unparalleled disaster.

July - Whack! Whack! Strong reaction from industry minister, consumer lobbies, NDP in aftermath of Rogers internet downtime.


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An online Google ad quoted one of Accenture's group leaders as saying that the Metaverse "will be bigger than the digital transformation". Welcome to Hype City.

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