I was just seeing how bad the fires are in Alberta, Canada. I hope my good friend Ken Crooks is ok.
I'm certain we have other friends and family in Canada, I pray that all can get away from this awful event!
I just saw a report watching nbc news. Its about the laundry pods used to do laundry. They're brightly colored and look like big candies. Ergo...children love candy and these pods are very tempting. Two deaths...several comas... and a few cardiac arrests later doctors say that you should use traditional detergents, make sure the zip lock bags they come in and actually zipped and to keep all detergents out of the reach of children. My question is this......
Why the hell don't the power...
April 25, 1915…the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli to fight against the Turks, allies of the Germans, in WWI.
They waged an eight month fight, and ultimately lost, but they established a tradition of being part of the fight despite the deaths of 8,700 Australians and 2,700 New Zealanders…theirsacrifices were not for naught.
This tradition and spirit were rallying cries in WWII, when the ANZAC forces fought Rommel in North Africa, and the Ja...
Merle passed away in his home in Redding, CA today, his manager confirmed. He’d recently been hospitalized with recurrent bouts of pneumonia, and COPD.
Haggard is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and was recently nominated for yet another Grammy for his duet with Don Henley.
Rest in peace, Merle. You made life better for many.
Hello fellow customizers, skinners, graphics gurus and appreciators alike.
Though I don't anticipate many (any? hehe) will remember me, some might. I've gone by a few names, on this forum and others, over the years. From causticFX to sbgFX, nauticalpixel, among others and now, my most current (and final, I promise) incarnation: Matchbook.
So long ago now I joined this site and experienced, right out of the gates, a feeling of community, of belonging, of solidarity - even when I per...
My wife and I recently came across a show that referenced a person who had the inability to visualize images in their minds.
My immediate reaciton was, “Of course they can’t, nobody can. We call those hallucinations.” I thought it was absurd to suggest that people could just conjure up an image in their minds.
Turn out, I’m the defective one: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/science/aphantasia-minds-eye-blind.html?_r=0
So in my case (which for 45 years I...
Discovered many interesting things on livescience.com – here are two as an example:
The first: Images of the brain, processed by a neuroscientist-artist…Greg Dunn. He took various areas of the brain and then processed them creating unique art. One example in the screen shot below (more can be found on gregadunn.com):
The second is more of a mind expanding piece regarding the “male” vs. the “female” brain. Turns out, when this was examined by Dr. Dafna Joel and...
Lead singer of Motorhead passed away at 70...from an 'aggressive cancer' apparently only diagnosed on Boxing Day.
For those wondering....The Easybeats....
....from the generation of fast-living Rock and Rollers....gone at 68.
David J. Slater is the photographer who set up a monkey selfie shot (in 2011) and when it became a meme, requested Wikipedia to remove the monkey selfie with a DCMA letter. Wiki said, sorry but the photo is uncopyrightable since current law says
“The term ‘authorship’ implies that, for a work to be copyrightable, it must owe its origin to a human being. Materials produced solely by nature, by plants, or by animals are not copyrightable.” – Copyright Com...
The Programming Grid is on fb: https://www.facebook.com/Loscon/
Or, go here: www.LOSCON.org
My schedule as a panelist:
FRI 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Marquis 2:
Virtual Reality: Making an Unreal Life Occulus Rift, etc, challenges, personalizing VR, ethics and morality of VR
Panelists: Keith Henson, Trina Phillips, Gene Turnbow, Willard (Phil) Osborn
My comments prior to the con
In a way, this is recent history with the Repeat button jammed down. The MUDDs and ...
Where have been stored the RIP (or R.I.P 2007 ?) gadgets / widgets ? which i used at least for calendar in there : http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/screenshots/21453/ :
Can't find on Wincustomize and it it was a premium suite where to download it again (not appearing in my Stardock account ... )
Thanks in advance
Today we challenge ourself - in the deep hours of the night
Dark paints the windows, and change is in the air
The sweltering of the summer nights - august in houston
Steam and texas city smelling
those days are done now and it is October
both the month and the season of my life
the dogs are getting older and we worry about bringing them a new friend
will they live longer than i will?
will i some how accidentally cause pain to one who i love?
can i save my lov...
Sadly, Wes Craven has passed...
You will be missed... Rest In Peace Wes.
Oliver Sacks was a British Neurologist. He was remarkable for his empathy and caring as well as his gift for using the English language so well as rare as that would seem, nowadays. He took care of patients in a Home for the elderly, as well as being a renowned author.
While the melanoma had spread to his liver, he never lost the qualities which endeared him to many. He wrote many essays and books about his patients, the brain and how it works, and the human condition.