Sunday, March 15, 2015

Scattershooting 03-15-15

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great

Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

Installed the Vivaldi browser preview today just to give it a look. On the home page of their community page was this message -
"Hey pals,
for some yet unknown reason, our bug report wizard is currently inoperable.
It looks like it's working, but doesn't actually submit your bugs. So please abstain from using it right now until we've fixed this.
We'll let you know right here as soon as it's up and running again.
Your Vivaldi Team"
Doesn't exactly instill confidence in the product.

This is the kind of forward looking, in touch person I want governing our country. BTW, this guy is on the Technology Subcommittee. 

Lindsey Graham: I've Never Sent an Email

Another dreary day in the neighborhood. Here's a ‪#‎MusicMonday‬ selection to fit the day since it is both rainy and Monday. This song co-written by Paul Williams and performed by Carpenters reached #2 in 1971. Here is Rainy Days and Mondays -

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck...
It appears that the OU chapter of ΣΑΕ is a racist duck.

Went to La Bistro tonight (3/10) to break the cabin fever. This has been the goto Italian restaurant in the area for 25 years. Good food and service, quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation. Tonight's entrees were the two specials, salmon and lamb. Both delicious. Even better was the company. Bet we'll be back again.

Here is the view early this morning (3/12) from the 6th floor of the WinStar hotel. The other photo is what $100 looks like after a day at the slots. While it wasn't financially rewarding, we had fun as always. Just wait til next time.

Good news for news junkies in D/FW. Al Jazeera America has recently been added to U-verse. It's on channels 219/1219. I have kept up with Al Jazeera on the web for a long time, this just makes it easier. Give it a try, they offer a different perspective on the news. I expect some blowback from some friends on this post. As background, I watch news on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, msNBC, PBS, the internet and others. We all need to digest the news from multiple viewpoints and spins before we form our opinions. Al Jazeera is a valid news organization that deserves a look. Much more watchable than the unadulterated biased crap on Fox and msNBC and the bombastic, over the top hype of CNN.

A rather unique view on why to pick one political party over another. Still begs the question, if Republicans have less stress, why are all the Fox News talking heads so damn angry?

Oh great, just what we need, drivers who are even more distracted. We really need those self driving cars.

This is not my song selection for this Sunday, this is my ‪#‎EarWorm‬ selection from the past week. Somebody posted/shared the video of this song (thanks a lot) from Shania's Caesars Palace show where she enters on a horse. It is a beautiful horse, a beautiful song and a beautiful woman. That video is a short version of the song, this is the full version. It is still not nearly as long as the earworm version that has been playing in my head for the past few days. It was written by Shania Twain and her then husband Mutt Lange and reached #2 on the Hot 100, #1 on the country charts in 1998. You're Still The One -

Here is the version with the horse - 

Here is my ‪#‎SongSunday‬ entry for this week. It is a song that I always stop to listen to. Mark is not much of a singer, but he sure can play guitar. The group was huge in the late 70's and 80's but are now just a memory. The song is Sultans Of Swing and the group is Dire Straits. This guitar centric song reached #4 on the Hot 100 chart in 1978. It was written and sung by Mark Knopfler. This is a long live version -

Here is the recorded version - 

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day. Éirinn go Brách.


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