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Sia "To be Human"

Sorry, just couldn't help myself.   Nobody's going to read this anyway.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84LqClui9A

Added by Steven297 on May 25, 2017 at 8:06pm — No Comments

LOG IN.... Important.

Noticed that the default log in page is not secured. 

To log in secured, simply type HTTPS://  infront of the log in URL

chig.

Added by Chig on March 28, 2017 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Perfect.

Buddy and I spent some time at the beach today. Cloudy, rainy, glorious. Take no minute for granted.

Added by NatureJunkie on March 27, 2017 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

The Man Who Helped Save the World, One Blanche at a Time

Dr. Thomas Starzl, the doctor who performed the first liver transplant and made great advancements in the treatment of organ rejection, died this weekend at the age of 90. I admit I had never heard of him before, but now that I have, I offer him a salute of thanks. His family stated that even with his monumental achievements in medicine, he should best be remembered as a teacher and a friend.

So thank you, my friend I never met, for saving my other friend, BlancheNoE. Good…

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Added by NatureJunkie on March 6, 2017 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Sixto Rodriguez

Watched a doc movie about the man called "Searching for Sugarman," interesting story. He's a poet, songwriter, singer.  Here's a link to some of his music on You Tube.  His music blew me away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH5bC6-qBRc

 

Added by Steven297 on February 27, 2017 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Bring on the Häagen-Dazs

Several years ago an elderly friend of mine told me that if she were ever to be diagnosed with a terminal illness, she was going to dump every food in her house and stock the freezer with her favorite food, Eskimo Pies.  I promised her that I and her daughters would cooperate. (Fortunately, her final illness was quick, no time to stock the freezer, which she said was okay, she was ready to go.)

 

About two and a half years ago, one month after I adopted my foster dog Buddy, I…

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Added by NatureJunkie on February 12, 2017 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Ughh ...

Where's Syd with her "Fear" philosophy when you need her ?  

That is all ... 

Added by Dokstl on January 21, 2017 at 3:21am — 2 Comments

Confirmed...

I am still seeing some issues with The Ark regarding permissions.   It would appear NIng is still buggy since migrating some of there server info.   So sorry guys.   You may notice that not logging into the Ark may get you a slightly different experience than being logged in.   This is not by Syd's  design, and I have not altered any permissions or setting from the way Syd set up the Ark. I promise you.

Let me know of any issues that really hinder your ability to share on this…

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Added by Chig on December 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Real quick question.

Hi all.

We had a video and comments go missing recently.   Anyone know anything about it?   Just trying to determine if there are site issues in the code, or just some fat fingering.

Stay warm and toasty mis amigos.

Let's kick 2017 off with some new videos.   :-)

Added by Chig on December 27, 2016 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

It's A Dogs Life...

Yah so.. I'm going to try this instead of posting some ginormous video over there, like if you know me at all, attention is so not me!  I'm trying to find my old camera, but I'm sure it's in a box marked "Pandora".. Lol .. NO Really ! 

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Added by Dokstl on September 30, 2016 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Are we good?

It seems to have taken Ning a better part of a week to get some site issues fixed.   I am not sure they have been communicative though with the creators of the various sites.   I get that, because when at work I was involved in upgrade or downtime.. you worked the problem / plan  first then communicated once everything that happened was understood, and a root cause analysis or summation of downtime was underway following the event.   As a forewarning was lacking, I am guessing this was not a…

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Added by Chig on September 28, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The downtime experience yesterday, and Ning news.

I think this is good news....

The company which bought Ning out a few years back... (probably around the time that Ning development ceased and support started to flounder)  has closed its doors abruptly.

Here is the article:

Mode Media shuts down.

After several hours having taken Ning down, Ning came back, and…

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Added by Chig on September 17, 2016 at 9:54am — 10 Comments

Life Boats?

The old boat seems sturdy and continues to float here on Ning... so no worries (breathe easy) ,   However as Captain, I have  responsibility for the safety of the crew and  of the crew's quarters.   I am looking around for the life boats should we run into any rough / choppy waters.   Anyone know anything about the following sites, or any other suggestions?…

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Added by Chig on September 14, 2016 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

Ark 2.0

Ahoy!  Just an update... The process to keep the Ark afloat is underway.   I haven't told the current captain this yet, but I am going to throw the leg irons on her to make sure she doesn't jump overboard.  I hope she will stay on as an administrator.    Thought I might start with a request to maybe change the motto from "Whatever floats your boat..." to something new to reflect our current struggles.   Something like "I think we are gonna need a smaller boat".  LOL.

Post your motto…

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Added by Chig on September 9, 2016 at 11:17am — 12 Comments

D'oh! Ark Time is Up? (Maybe Not!)

Hey all.  I just got word that Ning is upping their fee once again.  I'm so grateful to all of you who've helped to keep this boat afloat all these years, but there's no way I can continue considering they're doubling the monthly fee beginning October 1st.

So unless anyone else wants to take the wheel, I'm gonna have to call this place quits the very last week of September. I'm so sorry. I dreaded this moment.  I want to send out an email to all members, but I figured I'd wait…

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Added by SydTheSkeptic on August 31, 2016 at 7:30pm — 21 Comments

I have to....

I love this woman's voice.    I love Portishead.   So I love when she covers portishead.  BTW this Friday Lisa Hannigan has a new CD out.   YAY!   later this fall in Berlin, both She and Damien Rice will be performing at the same 5 day event.  I am so hoping they might bury the hatchet and do one or two songs together.   But I wont hold my breath.

Added by Chig on August 17, 2016 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments

I Think the Folks who Wrote This...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmVLcj-XKnM

probably read this first :

http://www.openculture.com/2016/07/in-1988-kurt-vonnegut-gives-seven-pieces-advice-to-people-living-in-2088.html

I hear there's something or other going on in politics right now but I haven't had time to pay attention…

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Added by BlancheNoE on August 2, 2016 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

Oh Chanada

I didn't expect much when I started watching this. I never heard of this guy before, but I don't pay much attention to this sport anymore. He doesn't even have the physique of today's super cut, gymnastic skaters--kinda spindly and limp looking on top. And the music was way too Liberace for me.

But two minutes in, I was in a stoned trance. This man isn't so much a skater as he is a ballerina with a jetpack, terrain tracking over the ice in magnetic levitation. So swift, so…

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Added by NatureJunkie on July 30, 2016 at 1:55am — 2 Comments

For Spacemonkey, the next time he comes 'a lurkin'.

That's right. FIVE minutes.

But it takes ten minutes to watch it.

Added by NatureJunkie on June 9, 2016 at 12:37am — 1 Comment

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