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Litter in the Philippines

Posted in Health, Philippines on July 5, 2022

Litter is a big problem in many countries, not just the Philippines. It just seems more pervasive to me in the Philippines because I get to see it more. The United States was just like that in the 1960s and early 1970s. I used to see empty beer bottles and cans, along with soda bottles,…

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Independence Day in the United States

Posted in Culture, Philippines, United States on July 4, 2022

July 4 is the official holiday for Independence Day in the United States. The United States declared independence from England on July 4, 1776. Due to time commitments and work constraints, many Americans observe it before or after the holiday. The American Independence Day Most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and backyard barbecues. Well,…

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Penmanship Is Slowly Being Replaced by Typing

Posted in Culture, Education on July 3, 2022

My penmanship today is atrocious. It was never great to begin with, but I’m so out of practice that addressing an envelope to be mailed is almost impossible. Like everyone else of my generation, I can blame it on devices like mobile phones, tablets and computers. We want to get things done quickly, and typing…

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Living Expenses and the Cost of Living

Posted in Philippines, United States on July 2, 2022

I’m reminded of living expenses in various places by a single memory. My younger brother, Joel, once told me, “You’ve got to live where you’re at”. Grammatically incorrect, as he was always back then, he made a good point. The reason most people suffer from the cost of living in one particular place is because…

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EndeavourOS Cinnamon Desktop Environment for the Raspberry Pi

Posted in Computers on July 1, 2022

The latest release of EndeavourOS is called “Artemis”. I don’t know why the development team bothered to name it anything other than the version number, since it’s a rolling release. When you view their home page, you’ll notice they offer multiple editions and multiple desktop environments. They support the Raspberry Pi, but you wouldn’t know…

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