The name Luddite was originally applied to a group of British workers who rioted and destroyed textile machinery in the early nineteenth century. They are said to be named after Ned Ludd, a British laborer who was supposed to have destroyed weaving machinery in the late 18th century. Read more
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Read moreWhen I was little we didn't have a basement in our house. Whenever a tornado warning came through - a frequent occurrence in northern Illinois in the summertime - my parents would get us to our aunt and uncle's house. They did have a basement. I didn't understand why. I just thought it was a fun time to play with my cousins.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Read moreFor those of you from outside the U.S., Dr. King was a Baptist Minister who helped lead the fight, for him a non-violent fight, for civil rights in the U.S. during the 1950s and early 1960s. He gave this speech at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1968 he was assassinated.
Don't panic if Shards disappears for a while. I've decided to change hosts. I've been with GoDaddy for the past year, and have had few problems with them. They do, though, tend to stay a bit behind the curve when it comes to software, so I decided to move to a company that stays a bit more up to date, A Small Orange. Read more