1000 Days in a Row!

At least one post a day.

For the last 1000 days, I have posted at least once daily on my blog, Doyle’s Space. I thought I would celebrate this consistency with a post on the number 1,ooo, and some interesting related facts.

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Lord Byron

A British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe.

George Gordon Byron, known simply as Lord Byron, was born on January 22, 1788, on Holles Street in London, England. He was an English romantic poet and peer. He was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement and has been regarded as among the greatest English poets. His birthplace is now a branch of the John Lewis[1] department store.

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Silk Road Darknet Site

Silk Road operated as a hidden service on the Tor network, allowing users to buy and sell products and services between each other anonymously.

Silk Road was an online black market and the first on the darknet which is an overlay network within the Internet that can only be accessed with specific software, configurations, or authorization, and often uses a unique customized communication protocol.

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Lego

Only the best is good enough

The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Christiansen, a grandchild of the founder.

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How Does a Thermal Printer Work?

Is Direct or Transfer right for you?

Direct thermal printers work by creating images directly on the printed material without using a ribbon, toner, or ink. This is accomplished by using a chemically treated, heat-sensitive media that blackens when it passes under the thermal printhead.

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G4 and Techtv

24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet.

G4 was launched on April 24, 2002, under the ownership of Comcast. It was created and originally led by Charles Hirschhorn, a former president of Walt Disney Television and Television Animation. Thre original intent was to compete with Techtv that was started in 1998 by Ziff-Davis.

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Telemarketer Calls

Hello, Hello, Hello

I don’t usually answer my phone unless the number calling me is in my contacts list. That being said, occasionally I’m expecting an important call and have no idea what number they’ll be calling from. I then get the fun of all the insurance calls, people wanting to buy my house or letting me know my car warranty has expired.

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Computer Mouse History

x,y position indicator for a display system

In 1967, the patent was filed for the first mouse, calling it an “x,y position indicator for a display system.” The patent was awarded in 1970. Douglas Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) conceived the mouse while attending a conference on computer graphics, where he started thinking about how to improve interactive computing.

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