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The vote continues to favor Hobby Attitude at more than 60% with Algorithm Attitude at less than 40%. If you have not yet done so, please cast your one-click choice here. You will see a brief summary of what each book would be about. I will continue the survey until yearend, and then update you on my plans.


SpaceX continues to be on a roll. On Monday, December 16 at 7:10 p.m, SpaceX launched a communications satellite made by Boeing from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite weighs 15,335 pounds, making it one of the heaviest satellites ever launched by SpaceX. The satellite was deployed approximately 33 minutes after liftoff. The launch actually included two satellites launched together. This is called a condominium launch. The satellites belong to Japanese operator Sky Perfect and a Singaporean startup called Kacific. The satellites will provide dramatically improved Internet and voice communications in much of Asia. Just minutes after the launch, the stage 1 booster of the Falcon 9 landed on a barge off the Atlantic coast. Really cool stuff. In Q1 2020, SpaceX plans to launch a “Crew Dragon” capsule with humans aboard. Exciting times ahead. We will all soon have a Space Attitude. If you want to watch a video of the launch, click here.


Don’t believe everything you read about Wisconsin dropping 200,000 people from voter rolls. This is not voter suppression. When people move from one voting jurisdiction to another, they often don’t remember to notify the appropriate people. The state gains access to a number of databases from government agencies and can detect that someone has moved. A judge then mandated the state remove such people from the voter registration database. A lot of the issue has to do with outdated online systems and reliance on paper forms where misspelled names and birthdates are not detected. In Florida where I live, they have a Moter Voter law. If you make a change to your driver license or car registration, they ask you if you are registered to vote and, if not, they do it on the spot. One other point in a much misunderstood topic of voting is any Wisconsin voter who has been dropped from the voter list improperly can register to vote on election day. All they have to do is show a proof of residence, like a utility bill.


Another Meet the Author event has been scheduled for May 15 in Connecticut. Additional author events will be held in Florida during the 1st quarter of 2020 and then more back in Connecticut in the Spring. The table below shows events scheduled so far. Details on upcoming events will follow.


Date

Event

Time

Location

June 11, 2020

Meet the Author

7:00 PM

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

May 15, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

Founders Hall
193 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Arpil 15, 2020

Origins of the Internet   with Doug Maine and John Patrick

7:30 PM with Zoom

Virtual Playhouse
by Bedford Playhouse 
Bedford, NY

March 19, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Community Forum

11:30 AM

AdventHealth Palm Coast 
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL 32164

February 14, 2020

Health Attitude with John Patrick

8:30 AM

Senior Provider Information Network
2 Corporate Dr.
Palm Coast, FL

February 6, 2020

Tech Talk 9 with John Patrick

1:00 PM

Hammock Dunes Club
Palm Coast, FL
Private event: Request invite
Mail to [email protected]

November 14, 2019

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

New Fairfield Senior Center
33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT

October 9, 2019

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Robotics Night

5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
18 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT

August 29, 2019

Meet the Author

5:30 PM

The Boiler Room
Hawley Silk Mill
8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA


The gift giving season is upon us. The attitude series presents a number of choices for parents, teenagers, and grandchildren. All are available on Kindle and Paperback with gift wrapping. Amazon now has two Series pages featuring “It’s All About Attitude”. The Kindle page is here and the paperback page is here. Take a look!