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If you fly a lot, this might be quite useful [Aug. 1st, 2015|08:04 am]
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It's called an Airhook, and it snaps on to your folded upright tray and supports your tablet, phone, drink, you can hang your sportcoat on it, whatever.

Quite a useful little thing, I would have appreciated it with our recent travels. And as I'll be flying to Washington, DC in October on my annual visit, I think maybe I'll go ahead and order two.

They don't work if you're in a bulkhead or exit row seat as those don't have that sort of tray in the back of the seat ahead of you, but otherwise I think it'll be quite useful.

It's on sale right now for $22, discounted for multiple purchases, but it doesn't ship until December, which doesn't help me this year.

http://www.theairhook.com/
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More photos uploaded to my Maine Beaches gallery [Jul. 31st, 2015|06:20 am]
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From our 2012 trip, 100 or so. My gallery software, Piwigo, did an update so the photos that you upload don't have to be under 10 meg, it'll size them down if they're bigger, so I can just pump up a big directory. I think I could spend six months doing Photoshop and nothing else working on pix.

How long until I retire?

www.waynewestphotography.com/gallery
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Oooh, snap! [Jul. 28th, 2015|06:11 am]
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"Any drunken redneck can walk in a bar and start a fight. The question is, can he finish the fight?"
—former Gov. Mike Huckabee on Donald Trump

Over the weekend, Huckabee also said '"...that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."'

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/07/27/426729144/offensive-sad-politicans-react-to-huckabees-holocaust-reference
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Anyone ever make a photo book? [Jul. 24th, 2015|08:22 am]
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Since I shot some 1300 images while in Europe, I thought I'd make a book commemorating our trip. A friend of mine did this after he took his dad to the Reno air races and it came out quite spiffy, I was wondering if anyone else had and who they used and how satisfied they were. I'm only looking to print 2-3 of them.
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"No self-control"? [Jul. 24th, 2015|05:48 am]
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"If I am elected president I will go after marijuana smokers and the states that allow them to smoke. I'll shut them down big time. I'm sick of these addicts, sick of these liberals with no self-control."
—Gov. Chris Christie

This from the guy who allowed pig gestation crates in NJ to try and get more of the farm vote in Iowa, the guy who had bariatric surgery and still weighs what he does, the guy who has had the credit rating of his state lowered three times or more 'till it's now pretty much junk bond status.

Yeah, this is the guy whom I want running the United States. I think he'd make a great runningmate for Trump, or vice-versa.
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The X-Files return in January, and the Lone Gunmen will be with them [Jul. 24th, 2015|05:19 am]
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I was never a fan of X-Files, but I love the Lone Gunmen. This should be fun, not to mention interesting to see how they've aged.

http://comicbook.com/2015/07/22/the-lone-gunmen-returning-to-x-files/
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Trump v. McCain [Jul. 21st, 2015|06:36 am]
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"Fired up the crazies."
-- McCain on Trump

"Graduated last in his class at Annapolis -- dummy!"
-- Trump on McCain

On his blog, Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, posted: "...just tweeted “The real hero is Donald Trump’s barber. That guy sacrifices his reputation every day to keep Trump out of The White House. #therealhero”

Now, Trump is correct that McCain was at the bottom of his class at Annapolis. Guess what -- in every class there will be a bottom. Just like the logical fallacy of Prairie Home Companion: Where all of the children are above average. Still, McCain did serve in a combat theater, something that Trump did not do. In fact, Trump, who was a gifted athlete at the military academy that his dad shipped him off too, is rumored to have gotten deferments (prior to him coming up with a high draft number) because of 'bone spurs on his heels'. Doubtful. McCain doesn't bother to mention that Trump has filed for bankruptcy several times, which is a convenient way of doing business.
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Partly correct, surprisingly. [Jul. 17th, 2015|06:10 am]
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"A phantom candidate recruited by the Left to create this entire political circus...[He] has a close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton."
—Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo on Trump

Hillary was at his latest wedding, I don't know if Bill was. And Trump has given money to the Democratic Party in the past. But he's in it on his own dime, and his current rhetoric is much more aligned with the Tea Party than anyone else.

John McCain and Rupert Murdoch, among others, are railing against him, and I find that endlessly amusing. But the best part is that apparently most of the people at his announcement were hired actors there for $50 an hour.
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I love it when a plan doesn't come together! [Jul. 16th, 2015|12:24 pm]
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Steve, a co-worker, decided to prank me while I was gone. He got a key to my office and installed a little electronic noisemaker that would chirp like a cricket every 5 minutes or so.

The only problem with his plan is that I have a hearing loss in the upper frequencies, and he didn't know this.

I get in to work Monday and I'm listening to new music all day as I'd gotten a new (to me) Kraftwerk CD and two Alan Parsons Project. Totally didn't hear the cricket. Tuesday AM, I'm not listening to music, but I still don't hear it. I go to leave for lunch and Steve is going out for a smoke at the same time. He says "So, did you find that cricket?" Complete bafflement from me. Apparently it was driving the people in in the two adjoining offices nuts, and I totally didn't hear it.

I was greatly amused. He was rather disappointed.
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There's a lot to like about Pope Frank [Jul. 10th, 2015|06:03 am]
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"Grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God...I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America."
-- Pope Francis, speaking in Bolivia
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