Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

The Final Debate

Or should I say, The Final Debase… The paper of record: But the debate wasn’t normal by the standards of nearly all of American history. It wasn’t normal because one of the nominees — the sitting president — told one lie after another. He did so about the virus, North Korea, China, Russia, climate change, […]

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Biden Will Make America Lead Again

William McRaven, retired Navy admiral, former Navy SEAL, and commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011-2014, writing at the Wall Street Journal* (paywalled)(free apple news link): For all the challenges the past 20 years brought on this country—for all the loss, the heartache, the hubris and the errant decisions—in times of crisis, the […]

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The Case Against Donald Trump

The Editorial Board of the paper of record: He is a racist demagogue presiding over an increasingly diverse country; an isolationist in an interconnected world; a showman forever boasting about things he has never done, and promising to do things he never will. Precisely.

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Perfect.

I have read the argument a lot in the last day that social media is the Public Square. No. The internet is the public square, and it is infinite. Twitter is an Arby’s on the Square, and you’re inside yelling about their lack of vegan options being literal fascism. — parker (@pt) October 15, 2020

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Showtime Announces New Dexter Limited Series Coming in 2021

Showtime: NEW LIMITED SERIES COMING IN 2021 He’s smart. He’s lovable. He’s Dexter Morgan, America’s favorite serial killer, who spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them. Golden Globe® winner Michael C. Hall stars in the hit Showtime Original Series. Developed for Television by James Manos, Jr.. Wikipedia: Dexter (TV series): In October 2020, […]

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Sundance caught a bird…

Looking back through old notes on my iPhone, I found the following, dated 4 August 2016: Our German Shepherd, Sundance, just caught a bird. A bird. Not a baby bird, mind you, nor an old sickly bird, but a seemingly normal bird who obviously didn’t realize that even at a flat-out sprint, Sundance can still […]

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Penn: I want a president who is kind and inclusive, and thinks before he speaks

Penn Jillette on the Penn’s Sunday School podcast Episode 642 of 29 September 2020 @ 42:11. Somebody […] one of the listeners challenged us […] to say good things about Donald Trump as president. […] I have always wanted to see what it was like to have a president without a filter. We ran that […]

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Remembering Cisco Landry, eight years on

As I do every year on the 9th of October, I take a few moments to remember… Eight years ago today, my family lost a beloved member… our faithful companion, Cisco Landry.

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AMG Remembers Eddie Van Halen

All Music Guide: Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020 His dazzling, pyrotechnic playing set a new standard for guitar heroes, and cemented Van Halen as one of hard rock’s defining bands. From his boatload of classic riffs to his remarkable array of techniques to his beaming charisma, few guitarists made such a singular impact. Indeed.

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Tuesday 6th of October 2020

R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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