Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

More Slide Rules into the Database

After updating my Filemaker Pro database of my slide rule collection to properly catalog my collection of 253 slide rules, I went through another both of “surplus” slide rules and cataloged the 26 specimens in that box. That brings the collection overall to 279 specimens. The surplus slide rules are listed separately.

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Even Freer Yet

In searching around the web for information about myself, I encountered an orphaned Twitter account that I had not once used. I made it as an experiment and never tweeted one tweet. It turns out, however, that it was not as easy to delete as I thought. For a few email exchanges, I pretended to believe that the messages from Twitter Support were from human beings (albeit perhaps in Mumbai), but they were singly unhelpful, merely repeating the same sad news that to delete the account I would need to have and use the email account I used when I made the account. Alas, that email account was made at … Continue reading

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