Articles by Don Redman

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History of Jefferson County

This is a nice film expressing history of Jefferson County from founding in early 19th century Alabama till the 90’s



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Publix makes a stand against free speech?

At best this case would be an example of bad implementation of technology, and laziness or inability to handle technology encompassing Latin.  At worst, the case involves a dedicated attack on free speech.  When I…


TrimTab Brewing – Birmingham Brewery

With flavors like marmalade, rose petal and peppercorn, no wonder TrimTab is drawing attention to their interesting brews.  The origin of the name is an odd mix of Buckminster Fuller, and a steering mechanism on…



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Cancer agents hiding in your coffee

A recent lawsuit in California and other coffee shops resulted in mandatory posting of signs in shops serving coffee – that’s right, coffee.  The new carcinogen known to California to contain……. a substance.  Prop 65…


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Soft Robotics and what it means

Handling tomatoes, picking strawberries, packaging grapes – all have required a gentle touch…until now. With advanced software and some soft robotics, we a re n ow able to replace the human touch with a robotic…



Polybius – Fact or Fiction

Known as “Polybius Program” a spinoff from the secret MK Ultra program in the 60’s, Polybius was an arcade video game cabinet that gave players seizures and was ultimately pulled from the arcades.  Widely known…


TopGolf – a recreational restaurant/bar

Visiting just after lunch during the week, I was shocked to see all the cars in the parking lot. I assumed most of business would be conducted after hours and on weekends, I could then…