The best part ~

The best part of being a backend is there is no backend at the back end of the backend. ~ Anup


In the computer world, the “backend” refers to any part of a website or software program that users do not see. It contrasts with the frontend, which refers to a program’s or website’s user interface. In programming terminology, the backend is the “data access layer,” while the frontend is the “presentation layer.”

Argh! Soy Sauce spill on Keyboard, a dievca disaster

Andrew Blackwell Manhattan Soy Sauce Spill Tumbler 2010

It’s something that is not quite as easy to clean as the spill in the photo….

Maybe this is a sign that dievca needs to shift over to her new computer, bought in August?
she’s been dragging her substantial a** on it.
Um, the rubbing alcohol she poured on the wireless keyboard made the screen turn upside down…..and that irritation might just give her the impetus to switch.

Yeah~we all know what her weekend will entail.

So what’s the grossest thing you’ve spilled on your computer keyboard?


Batmobile, Trains, Computing and Jewelry Dreams: NY Historical Society

dievca finally got to the NY Historical Society to see the Toy Train exhibit…the day before it closed.  she missed “Superheroes in Gotham”, but was lucky enough to catch the “Batmobile #3” in it’s full glory before it sped out of the Lobby. Quite a ride~

20160226_144943_resizedHoliday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection — was a feast for the eyes, with beautiful trains, planes and ships, buildings, figurines and settings, including tracks above you head. It was a delight to just sit and absorb the motion, sound and visual display. dievca caught some pieces for your amusement:

Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York was heavily driven by IBM — showing Eero Saarinen’s idiosyncratic theater at the 1964 World’s Fair. Every 15 minutes, for nearly a year, 500 men, women, and children rose majestically into “the egg”. It was very likely their first introduction to computer logic. Computing was not new. But for the public, IBM’s iconic pavilion was a high-profile coming out party, and Silicon City will focus on this moment to introduce New York’s pivotal role in the Digital Age.

Oscilloscope PongFun to see — it reminded dievca of how her Godmother used to bring computer punch cards home for dievca to play with and she would call it “making pennies”. Spotting a book about programming in Fortran, dievca had a college flashback. (Hello – Engineering 101)  A little oscilloscope pong, Atari Space Invaders — who wouldn’t be entertained by the past?

New York World’s Fair IBM Pavilion, 1964. Courtesy of IBM Corporation Archives.

New York World’s Fair IBM Pavilion, 1964. Courtesy of IBM Corporation Archives.

As dievca wandered the Museum Shop before enjoying a beer at the cafe, she spotted some lovely jewelry which wouldn’t break the bank:


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