My Blog is Growing

Happy Birthday to Doyle’s Space!

Doyle’s Space is two years old! I’ve been posting at least one post a day for two years now. I thought I’d look at my blog development and see how my child is doing. At the time of this post, I’ve posted 730 days in a row with a total post count of 924. My idea of having menu items that let you easily find archived posts on various subjects has come along nicely. At the time of this post, I have also inducted 10 musicians into my Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame with big plans coming.

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Amazon Deliveries

Toss and run!

I’m always complaining about how poorly Amazon packs their packages. The item is often just bashing around in there, corner to corner. I’ve only had two things arrive broken (or crushed) since the late 90s so I guess they can afford to save money on packing material. Since I bought security cameras I have caught their delivery habits, some better than others.

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Gilbert Gottfried Dies

“You never know what people will choose to be offended by.”

Gilbert Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955, in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He started doing stand-up at age 15 and became known as a “comedian’s comedian”. In 1980, Gibert was hired for season 6 of Saturday Night Live. He was known for his shrilling voice, squinting eyes, crude humor, and being the hilarious voice of the  Aflac Duck in commercials. After sinking dramatically with some 9/11 humor he became the “too soon” comic.

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HTTP 404 Error Messages

404: Not Found
The resource could not be found on the server. May be caused by misspelling a URI, or requesting a resource that has been deleted.

In computer network communications, the 404 error message (HTTP 404) is a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) standard response code, to indicate that the browser was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.

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Trivia 3 – Basic Electronics

A circuit is a complete and closed path through which electric current can flow. In other words, a closed circuit would allow the flow of electricity between power and ground. An open circuit would break the flow of electricity between power and ground. Anything that is part of this closed system and that allows electricity to flow between power and ground is considered to be part of the circuit.

This is the third of my trivia question blog posts. This time it’s all about basic electronics. I studied Computer Hardware Electronics back in 1987. There are no prizes, just the pleasure of knowing how smart you are!

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Most Popular Posts on Doyle’s Space for 2021

Who’ll be the 2021 winner?

As more folks check out my blog they adventure around my categories and read the things that interest them. Sometimes, older posts are suddenly popular probably because there was something out there in the news that triggered a certain search term on the internet. I decided to see what my most popular posts were for the past year. The data is from my “Stats and Insights” on my WordPress Dashboard. Winners are at the bottom.

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History of Renting Videos

Where did you rent your VHS tapes?

I bought a General Electric (made by Panasonic) video cassette recorder (VCR) back in 1984. It was a top-loading unit, that is now said to have been slightly ahead of its time. My Mother and I drove from the Hi-Fi shop to Ace Video in Roswell, Georgia, and joined.

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Carmageddon

Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun.

Carmageddon is a vehicular combat video game released for personal computers (MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS) on June 30, 1997. I bought the original Windows version that came on a multitude of disks. I also purchased my first gaming steering wheel because of this game. I have always loved this game. In many countries (including Germany and, for a short time, the United Kingdom), the first release of the game was censored.

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