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Jennie Brownscombe says Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914 – Click image for fullsize

Looking thru the web for a good Thanksgiving pic, I discovered Jennie Brownscombe. Those deep artists eyes of hers stopped me cold.

Really quite a good painter. I advise checking her out if you’re into period pieces.

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (December 10, 1850 – August 5, 1936) Wikipedia

We’ve already had our Thanksgiving in Canada. But with Global Warming the two countries may eventually sync. Maybe, maybe not. Our Daylight Savings time recently synced. Ours used to be a week or two ahead. We changed to km in the 70s while the US still does miles. A childhood memory for me. A nice one, mind you.

 

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Santa reads the NEWS! – Playing around with Pixlr app (Android)

Santa reads the NEWS!

The background is an opml file for my RSS news feeds. Click on image for the thrilling details! 🙂


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Cold Season

Image – MaxPixel

The past few days I’ve been under the weather so doing a bare minimum at Earthpages. But my time hasn’t been wasted. I tried out Linux again. And again decided that with my older hardware, I still prefer Windows.

Also been updating, reconfiguring all my old computer stuff into a new synthesis that inspires me to work. Latest addition which I like is Libre Office.

I tried it out years ago and didn’t like it. But this time around it’s great. I feel a bit like a French social worker using it… although they probably all use the most expensive corporate stuff they can get their hands on.

So I’m working on an entry for earthpages.ca today. Been a while. I even considered pulling the plug on Earthpages altogether.

I get that way every now and then when I feel like I’m getting nowhere or just blowing lots of hot air.

Libre Office – image tweaked at pixlr.com

This new entry is going to be more raw and realistic. It’ll probably take a while. Still lots of sniffles and I’ll have to sleep this cold off.

But just wanted to say I’m still here… 🙂

 Tor Browser May Have Been Leaking Your Real IP Addresses – macOS & Linux Users Need to Update ASAP (wccftech.com) – Disgruntled stalkers probably hate TOR

 Researchers discover WiFi vulnerability affecting basically every device on Earth (businessinsider.com)

Diagnosing a Linux-only unit test failure (codeblog.jonskeet.uk)

 News Roundup from Microsoft Ignite (r-bloggers.com)


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Time Cop

Here’s a tune I’ve been working on for a few weeks. Sort of a synthesis of several old themes from the 70s. With a new twist. The image is Toronto downtown 1972. Looks quite different now.


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Female World War II Airforce Service Pilots

Women Airforce Service Pilots pilots Frances Green, Margaret “Peg” Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn, leave their B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, called Pistol Packin’ Mama, during ferry training at Lockbourne Army Airfield, Ohio, 1944. Air Force photo

Halloween is over and we have a little bit of time to remember before beginning Christmas celebrations. I’m already feeling the Xmas buzz a tiny bit but that’s probably driven partly by consumerism. In the old days Christmas was never hyped before November 11. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not. The change, I mean.

This morn I found this amazing CC shot which I’m using for the earthpages banner. A crop that is.

Follow these links for pertinent info:

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/684660/female-world-war-ii-pilot-proud-to-be-a-wasp/

http://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations.html

Non-Commercial Use Authorized. Except in cases of “Production Authorized for DoD Assistance” described below, DoD VI may be distributed, copied, and used, for non-commercial, personal use, as well as historical, educational, or newsworthy purposes or activities. Display of the non-DoD endorsement disclaimer is requested.


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Good little history of US pop and fashion from 60s to now – (minus EDM)

This goes decade by decade. Six short videos of about 5 minutes each. I like the quick time frame but notably absent is any mention of EDM, which I think caused quite a ripple. Too European..?

Oh well. Don’t forget to buy your Levis! 😉

BTW, Rolling Stone recently put up for sale… Last I heard major bidder was in Singapore.


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Fall colors

yesterday via Tumblr