Thursday, October 27, 2016

How IBM Watson Stacks up to the Competition

Growing business...

Ginni Rometty, IBM chair and CEO.

Ginni Rometty, IBM chair and chief executive officer, discussed how Watson stacks up against the competition with Bloomberg's Emily Chang yesterday.

See Rometty describe how IBM's growing Watson business, which helps hundreds of millions, is on a path to touch a billion people by the end of next year:

Photo: Pinterest.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Baseball Favorites From the National Geographic

World Series season...


From a bat factory to Amish Country to the World Series, see 15 favorite baseball photos from the National Geographic archives.

Photo: Giphy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saved: Dorothy's Fading Red Slippers From the Wizard of Oz

Somewhere over the rainbow...

"The dreams that you dream dare to become true."

The ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the beloved 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" are set to undergo a major conservation effort following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Alanna Petroff reports on
The Smithsonian, which has displayed the iconic slippers at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. for more than 30 years, confirmed Monday that it has reached its $300,000 fundraising target, Petroff wrote.
More than 5,300 donors contributed to the fundraising effort on Kickstarter, which launched last week. Most donations were relatively small, but one individual made a $10,000 contribution, she added.
Photo: Tumblr.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The GW Bridge Marks Its 85th Anniversary

Beautiful span...

On the move.

The George Washington Bridge, stretching across the Hudson River to connect New and New Jersey, opened 85 years ago today, reported today.

The span I've used many times over the years was the longest suspension bridge at it debut in 1931.

The day after the George Washington Bridge opened 56,312 cars and 100,000 pedestrians crossed by "pleasure car, and service car, on foot, motorcycle and roller skates, and one citizen was on a horse," The New York Tines reported.

Photos:  Tumblr,

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Fun Way to Start Your New Week

Have a good one...

Practicing for leaf blowing season.

Start your new week with a little fun: 

-- Progressive: Famous people:

-- Progressive: Ghost busters:

-- Allstate: Warm spring breeze:

Photo: Pinterest.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Musical Moments: Gershwin, Strike Up the Band

Bruin triumphs...


Musical Moments features music and artists I've enjoyed over the years.

In 1936, George Gershwin dedicated Strike Up the Band to UCLA.  The song has been an inspiration for many a Bruin and lifted their spirits over the years.

Here's Strike Up the Band by the Bruin marching band:

Photos: Giphy, Pinterest.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Darien Ends Quieter Real Estate Week

Weekly update...

 An evening to remember.

Darien saw a quieter residential real estate market in the week ending today.

Results, according to the Darien MLS, were:

-- Five new listings of property for sale;
-- Nine price changes;
-- Three accepted offers;
-- One property going under contract, and
-- Two closings.

For more: