Category Archives: quotidiana

the daily grind

Wisconsin by air

A video from number one son Nick, who got his drone pilot license earlier this year. Credit for his hand and eye coordination, and sense of picture composition, goes to his mom, not me.

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Words to live by

Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations. Edward Sapir,Language, 1921.

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Jacinto Chiclana

Recently listening to songs from the 1960s Borges-Piazzolla collaboration, especially the great ‘Jacinto Chiclana’. There is an amazing guitar version on Youtube played by Cesar Amaro; if you’ve never heard it sung, there is a lively version by Cuarteto Zupay … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

And a happy New Year!

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Upgraded

Serious problems with my very old and partially scrungled ubuntu server finally forced me to upgrade both server and wordpress. So far so good; the new server is much more stable, and a couple of functions that were broken on … Continue reading

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Another (*&%&*^%R* Earthquake!

A 6.3 earthquake this afternoon. Supposedly only 5.0 in Puli, but one of the strongest and longest I’ve felt in a long time. Bookshelves down again, *&^%&!@$#!! This time both at home and in my office AGAIN, the second time … Continue reading

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Push comes to shove

Have finally thrown up my hands and begun to prepare my home desktop computer for Windows 7, and like all donkeys I’m doing it because of the carrot and the stick. The stick is the fact that our school’s computers, … Continue reading

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I take Mag XJ700T for a ride

It’s the long good-bye for my 17″ MAG XJ700T monitor. Continue reading

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Spam storm

In the last week I’ve gotten over three thousand spam comments, and I’m now averaging several hundred a day. This is way too much for me to cope with, so I’ve turned off comments to all posts. I’ve never had … Continue reading

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