For one brief, exhilarating moment, former Google employee Sanmay Ved owned the domain google.com. He was able to buy it for $12. The transfer was quickly canceled.
Sammay, Sammay, don’t you know that Google owns the Alphabet and would have gotten it back letter by letter if nothing else?
By the way, the quote is from Rankin’s Weekly Geekly news letter.
Housekeeper was in today. She’s still full of her hubby getting a day job. I’m eternally surprised at my preconceptions being shattered.
I’d thought that Housekeeper would act somewhat differently. She actually is taking pride in the fact her husband is a city employee.
She did mention that she was happy he had gotten it as it was getting hard on her being the bread winner. I can feel that one.
Years back I had a friend down Housekeepers way that I wrote about as Buddy Down South. The Buddy had a number of family down there, and a couple scattered across Central Kansas.
One of Buddy’s sister, married, victim of Alzheimer’s, lives near Housekeeper. The sister wandered away from the house yesterday, down toward the mailbox. She slipped on the gravel road and broke her shoulder. Shoulder, not her clavicle.
Housekeeper said the lady’s husband and she had the devils time of it getting the woman on her feet long enough to get her into a car and transported to the hospital (twenty-eight miles, no matter which direction they took her).
I asked why, what with an EMS being based about a hundred yards from Housekeepers house, they hadn’t called and gotten the arm immobilized before transporting.
I received a blank look like, “Oh. We could have, we just didn’t think of it.”. And she’s a Democrat. One would think that support would be the first thing she looked for.
From the reaches,