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Yes. And I see that even the Bee Gees have a song about my home state, which seems a bit absurd. However, this must be about the big power outage in the northeast (in the 50s? Ah, I see, 1965, about a month before I was born). I'm unfamiliar with it though.
I see that Tom Paxton wrote such a song, but I'm not finding lyrics or anything.
No 1 in UK, 11 in US. Famous enough for the game I would have thought. I gave you the lines in the song which are relevant so I'm not quite sure how the clue doesn't relate to that, being a number of places in MA that go dark when a person (she) is left all alone.
I am aware that the blackout, which the Bee Gees song is nothing to do with by the way, was across a much broader area but the Tom Paxton song does refer specifically to Central Park and generally to New York so it would have been odd to clue that with places in Massachussets to say the least.
I guess I'll be doing next week's as well then? Nah worries, mate.
The towns you mention are not mentioned in the song. Your clues require too much familiarity with Massachusetts and the blackout, and even I didn't think of Massachusetts first. Then, being familiar with Massachusetts, I assumed it was about western Mass, not the whole state nor the entire northeast.
I had also never heard of the song (which is fine), but once I saw the lyrics I saw no connection to the clues -- I still see no way you could expect the average Code Projector to get to that song from that clue.
Furthermore, I doubt there is a reasonable clue that would lead to that song -- bad song choice.
Well, gee, don't hold back. Tell me how you really feel!
I'll try not to assume that CPers are intelligent, cultured, knowledgeable people capable of lateral thinking in future! Though, if I get stick for making it too easy like the previous one that was answered in 30 seconds, I'm blaming you!
If you hold up a paper with a black dot on it, Others will see the dot only when asked what they saw. The black mark on the sun was from the planet Mercury standing between us and the sun for half of a day, the same amount of time the Shepherd (Jesus Christ) spent on the cross to stand between his sheep (mankind) and the burning rage of God.
Venus represents a fall, as a fall from heaven and become visible in the morning, but to rise again to be the evening star (as above/so below). The image of the black spot on the sun due to the shadow of Mercury references our sin, which appeared at Eden, then was brushed aside by the work of Christ.
I started a topic about how people became involved with computer programming. The responses were breathtaking. The implications of the responses told me that these people had been programming longer than my whole life on Earth. Some of them said they hooked up with programming since young children or adolescents. The people also used weird things, like punch cards and slide rule. Weird, because I went to middle school with a scientific calculator and a graphing calculator, which also functioned like a little computer. I was never taught how to use slide rule in school, and the high school programming class was all about Java on a computer. No punch cards at all.
I wonder if college Computer Science courses would have students punch cards to get a sense of what older programmers had to go through.
Is this site mostly populated with older individuals? I sense that many people were born before the 1990s. They began programming in the '80s or even earlier, so they probably lived some years before then, if they started as kids.
A friend of the family who was a borough civil engineer realised that computers were going a thing in his workspace so bought two - the idea being ion the 10 year old can teach himself then he can subsequently teach the adult. This worked for us both and it is also why I am now peppering my young nephews and nieces with IoT type kits.