Monday, August 12, 2013

Scattershooting 8-11-13

by Bill Holmes

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Charlie Hough - 

Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

What a great night (8/4) of concerts on AXS. Started with Bachman & Turner (no Overdrive), next comes Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, then Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd). Pretty solid lineup.

So, the good news is there is no Heat Advisory for today in D/FW. The bad news is it will be 103°. No heat advisory because the humidity will be low. It's a dry heat. Actually the humidity is 61% right now but going lower. I'm sure it will be very pleasant by around 4 PM.  8/5

For some reason I stumbled on the Spotify Linux Preview tonight. I'm not a big Spotify user but it seems to work OK and it did sync over WiFi with my Android app. No guarantee the Linux version will be permanent. Easy install on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint. I'd recommend installing it through the Software Sources & Software Manager rather than the gedit/terminal instructions from Spotify.   8/5

There is no way it was 51 years ago today that Marilyn Monroe died. It was just a few weeks ago. Oh wait, maybe it was a few years ago. Time flies when ...   8/5

Kickstopper - not a bad idea. Probably need a Kickstarter to raise the funds.

  • A little NCAA & Johnny Manziel opinion/rant -

OK, everybody reset your calendars. Since 7/26 Google Play has shown that my Nexus 7 (2013) ships by 7/30. This morning I got an email that says it shipped. That must mean that today is Tuesday 7/30 and not really what your PC, tablet, phone, TV, microwave or watch really shows. Google wouldn't lie.

Break out the champagne! The We Got the Runs completed a perfect 10-0 season with a 10-7 win tonight. They are now officially the Wednesday | Men's D Fld # 2 league champions for 2013. It was an exciting game - Josh hit a three run over the fence homer and Travis did a back flip after he scored. The boys were playing with a slight handicap since many of them had started celebrating at 2:00 for an 8:40 game. (8/7)

Congratulations to WGTR!

I can do this. Baseball has saved me for eternity.

  • Completely random ramblings -

Funny - where's the Cop?

  • My non-scientific review of the Nexus 7 2013 -

  • My review of an old Brian Wilson tribute that finally made it to TV.

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