Pelican Upgrade

OK, I've been pretty slow with writing articles for this little can of worms. Hope to pick up the pace next year.

So, while thinking about it, I decided it might be a good idea to get my installation of Pelican up to date. So, I checked the version using …

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Communicate Your Intention

Driving over the Thanksgiving holidays reminded me once again of a problem on our highways.
It is the lack of drivers using their turn signals. So, with so many examples of poor driving in mind, I resolve to make this one small contribution. I will use my turn signals to …

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Home Video

Update

We have sold our home! We are going to live without a mortgage for a while as part of our plan to save money.

When I returned to work the next day, my co-workers had made a special sign for me.

sign

Thanks

I owe a huge thanks to Jonathan …

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The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

I've just finished reading "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. This novel was first published in 1983. I have not read any of his other works previously.

This is the best book that I have read in a very long time. I'm not here to review it, or give out …

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Little Things

There was a time in America when smoking was much more prevalent than it is today. Yes, people complained about second-hand smoke and how literally breathe-taking it was to walk past a group of smokers.

I remember a little thing. It was the butts. They were everywhere. In parking lots …

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The Last Breathe

When a child is born, it is fascinating to watch all the firsts in the baby's life. Parents are ecstatic when baby Sally says, "Mama" for the first time. You want to capture pictures of that first birthday and that first step. What about the first time she tasted a …

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Linux ls Command - Getting Started

I learned DOS first. Back in the day, I knew it pretty well. Occassionally, the need still arises to throw together a batch file to automate some little thing. The mainstay of DOS commands is DIR - the directory command - which lists out files and folders.

Now, I'm using Linux Mint …

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