Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 13 History National Think Positive Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 13, 2015 Trust your Sunday is off to a good and somehow you are surviving the abysmal heat and humidity today and as always I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest,  a music video  by Boogie Oogie Oogie, a relevant quote by Brian Kernighan, looking forward to enjoying some chocolate, blessed with a positive attitude especially today celebrating National Think Positive Day and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details. 
          1. International Day of the Programmer—commemorating the efforts and accomplishments of software programmers on the 256th day of each year which represents 28, the highest power of two less than 365 days and the number of distinct values that can be represented by an 8 bit byte. 
           2. National Think Positive Day—celebrating since 2003 the need to think positively in one’s life free of the negative thoughts that stack the deck of life with too many cards of failure.
           3. 1978 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1978n a run of three weeks in that position Taste Of Honey by Boogie, Oogie, Oogie.  Here is a link to Boogie Oogie Oogie performing Taste Of Honey:
          4.  National Chocolate Day—celebrating on the day of the birthday of Milton S. Hershey a day near and dear to the hearts of chocoholics and observed by consuming chocolate in all its addictive forms.
           5. Jaws Of Fame Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1939 of Richard Kiel, the actor who appeared as Jaws in several Bond movies.                                                                                                                                 On this day in:                                           
            a. 1501 Michelangelo began construction of his famous statue Michelangelo.
            b. 1898 Hannibal Goodwin received a patent for celluloid photographic film.    
            c. 1948 Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to have been elected to the House of Representatives and Senate. 
           d. 1971 New York State Police, retired correctional officers and National Guard troops under a cloud of tear gas, firing shotguns essentially blind moved in to quell the Attica Prison takeover by convicts resulting in the death of 33 inmates and 10 correctional officers being held as hostage.
            e. 2001 civilian air traffic in the U.S. began again after being grounded on 9/11 as a result of the 9/11 attacks.
Reflection on software programmers: “Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.  Brian Kernighan, noted computer programmer and professor of computer science at Princeton
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