Off to drink liberally.


The Charlotte Observer observes:

Saying “thank you” is always right, but Trump’s moves since the election seem to be saying “fooled you.” His top appointments and others under consideration are a mix of billionaires, hard-right Republicans and generals. It’s not a group that appears concerned with the needs of working people.

The Observer and a majority of the voters saw through the con before the election, but they don’t get to attend the Electoral College.

More observations at the link.


When fellowship is needed, join us . . . .

When: Thursday, December 8, 6 p.

Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

More here.


MS Word's

Via PoliticalProf.

29 November 2016 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: First Looks

Give thanks with politeness.

A 2-year-old boy in Philadelphia is in critical condition after his 4-year-old cousin accidentally shot him on Thanksgiving, police said.

The children appear to have been playing with a gun at the 2-year-old’s home in the 3500 block of North 9th Street on Thursday at about 4:23 p.m., police said. The 4-year-old boy was handling the gun when the weapon discharged, shooting his cousin in the chest. The victim’s mother and her boyfriend were home at the time of the incident, according to police.

29 November 2016 · Comments Off on Make TWUUG Your LUG · Categories: First Looks

Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do. Learn how to use GNU/Linux and its plethora of free and open source software to get stuff done with computers.

It’s not hard; it’s just different.

Tidewater Unix Users Group

What: Monthly TWUUG Meeting.

Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.

Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room. See directions below. (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.

When: 7:30 PM till whenever (usually 9:30ish) on Thursday, December 1.

Lake Taylor Hospital
1309 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, Va. 23502 (Map)

Pre-Meeting Dinner at 6:00 PM (separate checks)
Uno Chicago Grill
Virginia Beach Blvd. & Military Highway (JANAF Shopping Center). (Map)

Join the forums.

27 November 2016 · Comments Off on Star-Struck · Categories: First Looks

Via C&L.

26 November 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter, Ryan’s Derp Dept. · Categories: First Looks

23 November 2016 · Comments Off on Meta: Don’t Bother · Categories: First Looks

If you post a spam comment here at my place, it will be deleted and no one will ever see it.

Go annoy somebody else.

23 November 2016 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: First Looks

Must have been the little white tail . . . .

A woman was fatally shot by a hunter after being mistaken for a deer in north-central Arkansas, authorities said Wednesday.

Searcy County Sheriff Joey Pruitt said the 29-year-old woman died Tuesday in an “apparent hunting accident.” Her name was not released.

She wasn’t wearing hunting orange, so it probably was her own fault.

23 November 2016 · Comments Off on Light Bloggery, Contd. · Categories: First Looks

Holiday happenings for the next few days.

22 November 2016 · Comments Off on Light Bloggery · Categories: First Looks

Out and about.

18 November 2016 · Comments Off on And Now for Something Completely Different · Categories: First Looks

You can hear a lengthy interview with Francois Rautenbach, the narrator, at Hacker Public Radio.

(Errant tag fixed.

In the close link notation for the embed, there was an errant “i” tag.


In HTML 4.0, em is the new i. I didn’t know that “i” tags still worked! I thought they had been, as the geeks say, “deprecated.”)


My camera isn’t good enough to have taken a picture of Monday night’s moon, but my brother’s is.

Moon at Perigee 2016-11-14

Click for a larger image.

15 November 2016 · Comments Off on Impromptu Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Gathering Tomorrow · Categories: First Looks

It’s short notice, but we’d love to see you.

When: Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 p. m.

C. P. Shuckers
3232 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia (map)