Eighteen days and a lifetime to go

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November 8, 2016 is Eighteen days away and the United States will have its next president. Will it be the first female President or the first President that never held any public office?

It has been the ugliest presidential campaign in the modern U.S. history.

Hillary Clinton is one of the most contested political figure in the last 30 years. The Right-Wing Conservative Republicans have been building up their narratives of the First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. Many of the narratives are partisan politics as usual. Many of them are the often-repeated falsehoods which later became facts to many of her detractors.

Donald Trump is the exception to the political rule. Trump was given little to no chance to win Republican Presidential Primary and yet he won. A candidate who couldn’t be bothered with facts, a candidate who likes to make up facts. Donald Trump has discarded anything to do with courtesy and decency when it comes to the campaign.A Politically Incorrect campaign from a Politically Incorrect candidate who is flat out incorrect for the Presidency.

Comes November 9, 2016 and American Electorates will have the chance to move on. Stand together and honor the election as it has been done in the past.

Election 2016: Complacency

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noun: complacency; noun: complacence
  1. a

    a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
    “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency”
    synonyms: smugness, self-satisfactionself-congratulationself-regard;

    gloating, triumphpride;
    “the complacency he felt as a math student was abruptly shaken when he took his first calculus exam”

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is a collection of many referenda; too many to count on two hands. The third Presidential debate takes place 19 days before the Election Day.



Hillary Clinton seems to have a huge advantage over Donald Trump on the Electoral College Map as the third and final debate of this year’s Presidential Election commences. By no mean supporters of Hillary Clinton should take their proverbial feet off the proverbial gas pedal. This Election is far from over.

The first major Political Party female Presidential Candidate is squaring off against an opponent who is described as the poster child of misogyny. What an irony! It has been by far, the ugliest and the most negative Presidential campaign in the modern U.S. history.

From logical and common sense point of view, given the choice of Presidential Candidates, the choice is clear even from the beginning of the Primary Season: “NOT Donald Trump”

Yes, Hillary Clinton is by far the most qualified candidate for president on 2016 General Election. The polling and early voting data shows that Clinton has multiple path to victory. Once again, the election is far from over.

For those who supports Hillary Clinton for President must understand that complacency is one of their worst enemies. A lot of things could happen between now and November 8, 2016.

Uncomfortably Numb

When I heard the news about the mass shooting on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, I thought:

“Wasn’t there a shooting incident last week?”

The news about the mass shooting in San Bernardino had sent chills up my spine. It is about one hour away from where I live. I frequently travel to San Bernardino for work assignment. Not to mention I do have some relatives living there.

At this point I am speechless and uncomfortably numb.


Here comes the Apple noise.


According to a friend of a friend of a friend who claimed to have an office at 1 Infinite Loop, there were a lot of unsubstantiated rumors about the “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” special event.

Sure there will be announcement of the next iPhone, iOS 9, watch OS 2 and others. Others? What others?

The ethos about next generation Apple TV can be heard for miles and kilometers. Some are wishing for a larger iPad with “Pro” destination. What about the next generation of iPad mini and iPad Air? Would Apple be talking about OS X El Capitan? Oh wait, what now?

The likely and possible announcement for September 9, 2015 Apple event:

  • New iPhones with new features
  • iOS 9
  • watchOS 2
  • Updates on Apple Watch and its accessories
  • Apple TV with new features and new service
  • iPads
  • OS X El Capitan
  • Some secret product and service
  • NO U2!

How many hours this event going to take? Unless Tim Cook and the gang rushed through the announcement, they’re going to need to either have a second event later or not talking about a lot of them at all this year.

Based the information I gathered from “I have an office at 1 Infinite Loop”, I’m ready to tell Apple:

“Shut up and take my money!”

It is 03:30 hour and I need to get a few hours of sleep. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, here I come!

Haven’t I mentioned that Apple will be live streaming the event?

All you need at least one of the following:

  • A device running iOS 7 or later (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch)
  • A Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later
  • Second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later
  • A PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

I have at least one of the mentioned above too and an Amazon Fire Phone. Oh wait…

Almost Obvious, Chapter II: The Slackening

It has been two years and eleven months since “Almost Obvious” was launched. Well, calling it “launched” was an overstatement. It was started with an idea to a WordPress.com blog. After that, this site went live, with numerous incarnations in the form of WordPress themes; free and premium ones. Then it went idle.

Meanwhile, Major Obvious, the personification of the idea went on to contribute to other sites, in various nom de plume.

Still wanting to maintain the “Almost Obvious” branding, Major Obvious then deleted the database and started anew. The result is a much simple WordPress installation with a default theme.

Major Obvious, who may or may not be more than one person, made a promise to write more here, on AlmostObvious.com.

Here’s a toast to Chapter II of Almost Obvious. Let the slackening continue, or not.