I'm currently re-watching:

Die Hard (1988)

I've only just noticed that in one of the floors of the Nakatomi building there are Control Data mainframes. Our hero, John McClane, walks past them. I've never seen a CD mainframe in the "flesh".

If you've never seen the movie, you really should.

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RNLI to the rescue in the Cromarty Firth.
Injured crew member in a fishing boat.

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Nearly 01:00 hrs, and it is still 18°C. I'm calling that sultry.

In my household, dogs get to lick the plates (after human meals).

I hold the plate as licks. As she does so, her floppy ears tickle my wrists.

Ahh, life's simple pleasures.

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Maybe you would like go on a cruise with the beast? It's a cheapie at just $8,660 per person for 9 days. With free bar tab and crew tips included.


Wow! That is big.

Seen to-day when doing the dogwalk at the Caledonian Canal.

The boat is called the Lord of the Glens.

The importance of personal names is most obvious in the movie business.

Actors have to choose a unique name so that credits and jobs are given to the correct person. However, this (typically) enforced change of name gives them the opportunity to choose something memorable and cool.


Rock Hudson
John Wayne (Marion Morrison)
Doris Day
Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch)
Cyd Charisse (Tula Ellice Finklea)

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Of course, the fact that Che was a good-looking guy also had a huge effect on his status as a global icon. However, that is a discussion for another day.

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Names have so much more significance than just the handles we use to identify people.

For instance, Ernesto Guevara wouldn't have been anything like as famous had he not used his cool-sounding nickname "Che".

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I made a script that lets me turn my #Mastodon #Bookmarks into an #RSS feed:
You can download it here: neil.mckillop.org/mastodon_rss
I mostly use the bookmark feature on Mastodon as a 'read later', this way I can save a list in my rss reader and mark them individually as read (my browser bookmarks etc also go into that category).

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🎉 #PeerTube 3.3 is out ! 🎉

Main new features of this release: customise your instance's homepage, playlists are now searchable, shorter URLs, support of right to left languages and many other things...

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Nice to see lots of Bluebells when I was out for yesterday afternoon's dogwalk. hasn't got used to photography yet, so, no close-ups. 😃

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In the space of two days I've gone from one who takes care about his appearance, to someone who looks like he hasn't washed his clothes for a month.

Within minutes of putting on any clothes they will be covered in white dog hairs. In fact, Gruoch brushed against the clothes dryer, and deposited hairs all over them, before I'd even had the chance to wear them.

The thing is, I'm now a doggie person, and I don't care.

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I was asleep within 30 seconds, I was that tired. Gruoch had settled on her doggie mattress on the floor. This was going well.

Then at 02:08 I suddenly had a large white dog *sitting* on my chest. I moved her off my chest, to the other side of the bed. I was too tired to attempt any training. Gruoch proceeded to lick my face several times.

Eventually, Gruoch settled, and curled-up, at my feet. We both slept like this for the rest of the night.

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