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Nichelle Nichols (aka Lt. Nyota Uhura) Makes Me Smile

Thursday, 21 September 2017 by

That was Nichelle Nichols‘ most famous role, but prior to Star Trek she sang with Lionel Hampton’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. I searched for an early recording, but found something entirely unexpected. If you are a fan, Do NOT click this link.

You’ve been warned.

[Images found here.]

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Graphic Warning: Thin Ice

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 by

“Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice.”

Couldn’t find the original source of the image, nor could I confirm the caption, but there you go. [Found here.]

Sump’ms Goin’ Down.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 by

[h/t Nancy H. via email.]

Nothing much happened today.

Monday, 18 September 2017 by

[Found here. More from our NMHT archives here.]

Mono-polyrhythmical Hot Links

Sunday, 17 September 2017 by

Kabardian, also known as Circassian, is spoken in the Caucasus. In the sentence “The men saw me,” the word for “saw” is sǝq’ayǝƛaaɣwǝaɣhaś, pronounced roughly “suck-a-LAGH-a-HESH”  [via].

Classic barking cat vid here.

Check out the Paterson-Zwick Construction. Need something a bit easier? Try this.

Untangle the web.

Your Colon Smells Great is the best blog post title I’ve seen so far this year.

I do not like them, Sam I Am.

Oktoberfest began Saturday and a man fights with his shoe.

[Top image from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Clanadonia, Mickey Hart / Planet Drum & Joe Bonamassa with Tina Guo

Saturday, 16 September 2017 by

How ’bout something primal? Nothing better than Scottish tribal drums and bagpipes. Clanadonia is what it is, and it’s loud. “The Last of the Glaswegians” is going to be stuck in my head for days.

Mickey Hart & Planet Drum perform “Fire On The Mountain” (24 July 1999, Rome, New York).

Amazing speed cellist Tina Guo jams it with Joe Bonamassa on “Woke Up Dreaming” at Carnegie Hall (June 2017?). Takes them a bit to get in synch, then it soars. Guo’s take on Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” is fun, too.

Have a great weekend folks.

Time to Pot or Get Off the Excrete [Updated]

Saturday, 16 September 2017 by

Folks–

Might have to go dark, but it’s only temporary.

My old XP mule (2005 Compaq Presario SR1750NX) is having sporadic seizures, messes with the files and programs, and otherwise shows signs of dementia. Bessie has no viruses, rootkits, worms or other detectable infestations according to MalwareBytes Premium and Kaspersky Anti-Rootkit, but she no longer wishes to reboot to an earlier date, even in safe mode. In the words of hospice providers, she’s “in transition.”

Bessie also no longer recobanizes Firefox. Her memory is fading, some of her RAM is gone for good, and I think her hard drive is giving out after so many rotations. Sometimes she grunts incoherently and speaks in tongues on a blue screen. After so many years of loyal service, I’m forced to put her out to pasture, and I’ll miss her.

But I have a backup that I’ve been avoiding using, mainly because of Windows 10. It’s a Dell XPS with a solid state drive, a lot of bytes and a big ‘ol honkin’ wad of RAMMAGE that should last me for a few years. That’s what I’m posting on now.

I haven’t named this new-and-improved, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, wave-of-the-future, now-more-than-ever computer yet, so any suggestions are welcome.

Bunk

[Image found here.]


Update: Successfully made the transition. A full system malware scan used to take hours, but now it takes under a minute. Now all I have to do is spank Windows 10 a bit, realign the monitor, and increase the font size to something legible. 6 pt sucks.

The .Gif Friday Post No.502 – 1st Day of School, Parkour Cat & Mountain Mishap

Friday, 15 September 2017 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Quarter Past Noon and the hour hand is stuck.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 by

And the hour hand is stuck…

[Found here.]

One Little Space Makes A Difference.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by

[Found here. Some NSFK, and I suspect a bit o’ fotoshoppery for some, including the top one.]


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