I really want to smack whoever is in charge of Doctor Who's publicity. Much of the impact that the last two stories could have had was lost due to the BBC's release of information about them.

All of the build-up and tension was lost due to the audience knowing certain information ahead of time.

Mr. Trump had an uptick in the bizarre over the weekend.

 

There was his complaints about the Colorado Springs Fire Marshal on Friday followed by complaints about the debate schedule Friday night. In both cases he claimed that it was a ploy by supporters of Ms. Clinton to put him at a disadvantage.

 

In the Colorado Springs incident, the Trump campaign booked too small of a venue and oversold the tickets. Instead of turning it into a positive, Mr. Trump tried linking the mess to how things are in Washington and claimed that the Fire Marshal was a secret Clinton supporter.

 

The Fire Marshal has been a registered Republican for 23 years and was recently awarded "Citizen of the Year" by Colorado Springs.

 

And then news broke of Mr Trump being upset about the debate schedule. He complained that because 2 of the debates occur at the same time as NFL games, the debate commission was rigging the debates in favor of Ms. Clinton. He even further claimed to have a letter from the NFL stating 'This is ridiculous'. When the NFL stated that they never sent Mr. Trump a letter, the Trump campaign responded with "it is just semantics".

 

I'm trying to figure out what Mr. Trump is after by complaining about the debate schedule. Is he trying to force the debate commission to change the dates in order to claim a victory? Is he trying to set himself up as the underdog fighting against a "rigged" system? Is he trying to set up an escape path to justify not doing the debates?

 

It just seems incredibly childish to complain about a series of debates that have been setup since last September, by a non-partisan commission that has been doing this for 30 years.

One of Mr. Trump's signature policy positions is the repeal of the Johnson Amendment. At a time when there is near universal agreement that there is too much money in politics, he wants to add even more.

Saw Star Trek Beyond yesterday.

Didn't like it. The plot was cliched and nosensical, the science was beyond bad, and it was boring. The only bright spot was Scotty and Jaylah.

The water heater did not exist when the Constitution was written.

Ponder that for a few minutes.

When designing a hex map coordinate system for software, I had a few design criteria in mind.

1) Had to handle any point in space regardless of direction and distance from the origin point.

2) Easy to determine Horizontal direction and distance between two point. 

3) Easy to program.

One of the challenges of writing programs for Hex maps is coming up with a coordinate system.   

Pocket Avid uses two related coordinate systems: The ABC system and the AF system.  The ABC system is used internally for calculations as it is computer friendly.  The AF system is used for human interaction as it is more intuitive to write the coordinates in AF notation.