Whatever floats your boat...
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
Where's Syd with her "Fear" philosophy when you need her ?
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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…Continue
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. :-)
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 !
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…Continue
Added by Chig on September 28, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
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:
After several hours having taken Ning down, Ning came back, and…Continue
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?…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
probably read this first :
I hear there's something or other going on in politics right now but I haven't had time to pay attention…Continue
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…Continue
Representatives of a 1960s band called Spirit has sued Led Zeppelin for plagiarism, claiming that "Stairway to Heaven" borrowed its melody from a Spirit song called "Taurus." "Taurus" was written in 1967, "Stairway" in 1972. A Los Angeles district court judge has just decided that the suit deserves a jury trial.
There's no way to deny that…Continue