Category Archives: family

The GNU/Linux Desktop, Again

““The current situation with dozens of distributions, each with different rules, each with different versions of different libraries, some with certain libraries missing, each with different packaging tools and packaging formats … that basically tells app developers ‘go away, focus … Continue reading

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Grand Kids

Life is always interesting with the grand kids visiting. Tonight when I did my walkabout to make sure the house was in order, I discovered that I had spilled some oil when I topped up the damned ICEd vehicle… In … Continue reading

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On The Good Dying Young

It’s sad when the good die young but it happens too often, except in my yard. Lately, I’ve had a hare chewing the leaves off some of my seedling fruit trees. I hate that. Today, one of the grand kids … Continue reading

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Days Of The Chokecherry

We’ve had an interesting couple of days. On Friday, our first real thunderstorm came by. It was scary. We could see it on the radar hours before, a chain of thunderstorms 100km long. It even spawned a tornado which wrecked … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Smartphone

For weeks I’ve been without my smartphone last seen in the hands of a grand child. The supposition was that the battery died and the phone was laid to rest wherever said highly mobile grand child was at some instant… … Continue reading

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Roller-Coasting Temperatures

We’re having a heat-wave here. Yesterday morning I went out to pull weeds in a row of trees. The temperature rose to 28º C (Humidex 32º C) and I was sweating heavily even at 23º C because of humidity around … Continue reading

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Family Heirlooms

Recently I was blessed to be able to see some heirlooms of my family: loads of photographs some more than 100 years old, a Ross Rifle (.303 British), designed and built in Canada before WW I, and a Cooey rifle … Continue reading

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Give Trump The Boot

“The practice of separating these families was implemented without any effective system or procedure for (1) tracking the children after they were separated from their parents, (2) enabling communication between the parents and their children after separation, and (3) reuniting … Continue reading

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Impeach Trump And Vote Out Republicans For Child Abuse/Crimes Against Humanity

“Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration’s practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Only 28% approve. But among Republicans, there … Continue reading

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Sessions, Go Back To Bible-School

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said. “Orderly and lawful processes are … Continue reading

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Cannabis And Us

“All eyes are on Canada this coming week as the Senate get set to finally vote on the Cannabis Act after 14 months of discussion, debate, and passing or defeating amendments. If the bill to make recreational pot legal is passed … Continue reading

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Times Are Changing, Even In Saudi Arabia

“The cover of Vogue Arabia’s June issue, featuring a Saudi princess lounging in the driver’s seat of a red convertible, has drawn widespread criticism following a string of arrests of women’s rights activists. The June issue, which claims to be … Continue reading

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