Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gay Syosset

Click on the picture at the left or on "Gay Syosset" above to enlarge.

Words change meaning over time. Seeing someone on line at the Syosset Theater, or SYOS: See You Online Soon in FaceBook. Having a gay time at Lollipop Farm, or at "SYOS", an all-male club? Either way, like the Flintstones USED to say: Have a gay old time here in Cyber Syosset!

To my statement in the Syosset 1970s Facebook group of "Wow, even Apple has lost Jobs!" Hal Berenson: 
I'll bring this to some measure of relevance to Syosset. SHS was one of the first high schools in the country to give students access to computers. While my friends and I were playing around on ASR33 teletypes connected to BOCES LIRICS' DECsystem-10, Bill Gates and Paul Allen were doing the same (the Lakeside School in Seattle had its own DECsystem-10). That is what got us all hooked on computers. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak followed a slightly different route but ended up in a similar place. Many SHS alumni went on to careers in computing, and we've made some major contributions (although obviously nothing on the same scale as these other guys). In particular Jobs and Gates became the two key leaders of the computer industry as we transitioned to "personal computing", and just as importantly the two most important industrialists of the baby boom generation. I went to work for Bill, but have no less respect for Steve's importance to our industry and our generation. When Bill decided to move his full-time focus from Microsoft to charity work I was saddened that I wouldn't be working with him but happy for what it meant for the world overall. But Steve being forced from his CEO role at Apple over health reasons saddens me tremendously. It is, as Stephen Gyetko points out, pretty ominous and I am taking it quite personally. And so in the spirit of this group, you really know you're from Syosset if you used the ASR33s when there was one each in adjoining closets on the second floor of the E wing (around the corner from Mr. T's) when the teachers were clueless (or even scared) about what to do with them and everyone else in the school thought you were nuts; And you can trace that experience to the news of the day. 

Outstanding Hal Berenson I could not have wrote better. I spent much time at the computer lab at Syosset, and went on for a college degree in programming. I still have the punch tapes to prove it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


The Hopi tribe, I Ching, Edgar Cayce, Michel de Nostredame, The Maya, Web Bot, computer algorithms, Bible code, New Testament, Lady of Fatima, etc... all have prophecies of an eventful time of change that has been happening and will continue through 2/21/2012.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Lerner is a common German family name. Its literal meaning can be either "student" or "scholar". It may refer to:




Monday, August 15, 2011

Syosset People in Florida

I have created my first FaceBook group. It is called SyoFLo. SYOS = See You Online Soon. SyoFLo Set is your Cyber Syosset home if you flowed here to Florida. Lines change with time. Once, "See You On line" was on line at one of the Exclusive Syosset Theaters. Time has changed. Both theaters are gone. Now the line is "See you online" as in right here in this virtual Syosset world. Welcome to the SyoFLo Set. See You Online Soon.

Also, here is an excellent video for a mental health hotline.

Friday, August 12, 2011 is now my newest email address!

Below are postings I made on Facebook as my status.

My employer has usually been the US government, and it was for not working. Many several times it was temporary. Now it is indefinitely.

My parents were TV and the public school system.

I wonder if an atheist get compensated by his insurance company for an act of God.

If you are not on Facebook, life is passing you by.

Every day for weeks now, I keep getting notified of my friends meeting my other friends, or being re-united since the 1970's due to my suggestions.

Give Obama the Democrats he needs. Take out the pesky evil Republicans.

I am surprised and puzzled by my sister. She never replied to my emails and messages for months, joins Facebook for the first time ever in July 2011, only has 3 friends, and it does not include me or accept my FB friend request. Then I am told by someone else that she's not on anymore. She decided it was too much and didn't want to be on.

I enjoy my daily sugar-cream water flavored with coffee.

I walked to my pool today. It was hot out. When I got to my Cabana, I was hot, so I took off my T-shirt. I was hot. I walked along my veranda,and jumped into the pool. It was hot. After a while, I walked out of the pool for a while. I was hot. Later, after I walked home, and walked inside, it was delightful.

Never thought I would end up Marrying at 52, and even less, then us both retiring in Florida at age 53. Fantasies of winning lots of money to do that - maybe.

Do not let that small phrase "History International" on the bottom of the "HI" logo fool you. It is the HITLER channel. All they show are programs about WW2.

I never dreamed I would have over 200 friends on Facebook. I was often thrilled if I had one friend anywhere.

It just occurred to me that "The Christian Science Monitor" is an oxymoron.

8/17/11 The first person ever, came up to me, to compliment my Newsletter and Website that was started around June 2011. This happened after tonight's Hidden Village Board Meeting. My wife is on the Board. I was given absolutely no recognition whatsoever, as usual. People do not even make eye contact, say hi, or know that Margaret is my wife. I have experienced this treatment for most of my life, not that I'm happy with it.