Monthly Archives: July 2015

Windows 10? Here are privacy issues you should consider

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/ More and more reasons to try or switch to Linux.  Beware of Windows 10 “Free” upgrade … it will only cost your privacy. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Happy Adoption Day Lexy!

Three years ago today, Terry and I rescued Lexy from a shelter in Parsons, Kansas. She’s ready for her closeup now: She’s a little greyer on her muzzle, but she still bullies Porthos (who outweights her by almost 20 pounds) … Continue reading

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Not Scared About the Pacific Northwest’s Impending Quake? You Should Be.

http://io9.com/not-scared-about-the-pacific-northwests-impending-quake-1717487751 Hmmm … Maybe my daughter’s move to the Puget Sound area wasn’t such a good deal after all … at least for the long term. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, … Continue reading

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Remembering My Great Grandfather

My wallpaper on my work computer displayed a photo I took several years ago of my great-grandfather’s grave in Easton, Kansas: When I saw his date of death on the headstone, I realized that this summer was the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

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A Beauty, Sleeping or Otherwise

An excellent analysis of one of my favorite Disney classics, Sleeping Beauty, posted at Tor.com and authored by Mari Ness. Some interesting tidbits: First Disney feature filmed on 70mm (the 1950s version of IMAX) Incredibly detailed backgrounds by Eyvind Earle … Continue reading

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