Probably last time I'll have hearing. ..about to start in15 mins....
02/11/2017 Hooray! At long last, the IRS waited until the last moment, but they finally sent the replacement refund check, and - coincidentally (?) - who should show up at the Hispanic restaurant where I occasionally hang out in bad weather, but a pair of Postal Delivery people, one of whom turned out to be the new person for my route - and remembers delivering the check last week. I forgot to say anything about the insurance cards, which also arrived, at last. Th...
Miguel Ferrer, a fine character actor whose most recent role was assistant director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles, has died at age 61, of throat cancer. He was George Clooney's cousin.
Ferrer, a veteran of a host of TV dramas and movies, began his career in the early 1980s with guest shots on TV series, such as Trapper John M.D. and Miami Vice. In 1990 he scored a signature role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on David Lynch's smash Twin...
If you buy stuff on Amazon...if you haven't, you probably will, sometime, you probably check out buyer reviews...with some it's easy to spot a fake review. Others, not so much.
So, it isn't news (I hope) that sellers like good reviews and there's a group of folks who earn money by 'reviewing' products for pay. Many sites don't do this, allowing only buyers to leave reviews, but there are 'work arounds' such as sending the 'reviewer' sample...
HAPPY NEW YEAR JOE USER!!
I hope the new year fills you with hope.
Resolutions seem so out of date to me, so I pick a word and make it the flag plant for the upcoming year.
There were many words competing for 2017, but this year "faith" won.
Faith is defined as:
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:faith in another's ability. 2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis....
3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion:
Adni18...Master skinner Nikos...has a lovely website which (to my great embarrassment) I've never written about.
It here: http://wwa.adni18.com/ and has photography, themes and wallpapers, screenshots and more.
Folks like teddybearcholla, relhom, our departed friend jazzilady, and sed posted there as well as here, and have been featured there, as well. Many of you know submicron's work from devArt and is featured there as well.
So, if you're looking...
On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth...
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts...
My brother is in ICU on life support, prayers needed...he has respiratory failure, lungs full of fluid, high CO2 and low oxygen levels, very confused, and it seems he's been off his meds for diabetes, etc.
He smokes, eats too much, generally doesn't take care of himself.
They have him at critical status.
I would appreciate any prayers and well wishes.
EDIT: My brother is now gone. See my last post.
I've written before about creativeLive and getting free lessons using Photoshop and Lightroom.
If are a portrait or landscape photographer, and are looking to go beyond 'the usual', this is one great way.
I always wanted to learn how to paint. I can sketch, and I can use Photoshop (Lightroom, a lot less), so I've tried in various ways to merge photos with painting...watercolors and oil, without going to the expense of buying materials and going to classes, etc.
First your washing machine blows up and takes out your laundry room. Then your phone blows up and burns your house down finish the job. You can't make this stuff up.
It is with a sad heart that I tell you that Chelsea has left us today at the age of 12+. She had a good long life, we did all we could for her.
Due to increasing health problems and old age, we had to help her to go to the Rainbow Bridge.
Chelsea was a 6 month old pup when we rescued her from the local animal control, scheduled to be put down the next day.
Chelsea, we miss you. Say hello to Spanky, Precious, Macy, and Santana for us.
I run a software company. I have for over 20 years. Once in awhile, someone will ask me what my “net worth” is. I have to respond, “It depends on whether you value intellectual property”.
Intellectual property, IP, would be things my software company owns or has rights to such as Galactic Civilizations or Start8 or our websites and our patents and trademarks. How much are they worth? It depends.
There are a number of ways of valuing intellectual property. If the...
So I finally got a Tesla.
Some of my friends were surprised I didn’t get one earlier. I have a 20kw solar array that provided more than 100% of my electrical needs. So why didn’t I get a Tesla when they first started coming out? The short answer: I didn’t think they were practical at the time.
When the Roadster came out in 2009, it’s theoretical 240 miles (realistic, 190 mile) range wasn’t far enough for me to do serious distance yet. Remember, in ...