A bit of something for everyone this morning,. I mean if the aliens aren’t of interest, surely your telecom costs are?
The alien story – now this is something. Got an email from Chris Tyreman up at www.thechronibleproject.org:
“I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but the Jewish blessing is done by holding your hands like Spock’s greeting, live long and prosper. I always wondered if it was not a mimick of the Originators when they originally blessed Adam and Eve….Then these guys show up. (Link to 3-finger alien story)
The three-finger critters are pretty darn interesting…not sure who was breeding who (or is that whom….) but it certainly goes along with the notion in religions of others being here prior to, oh, the iPhone 6, for example.
Also related: Story in the Washington Post this morning about how “Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows.” Question then morphs to “Did 3-finger visitors around 800 AD visit Peru and breed there?”
Three and five finger Monte, perhaps?
“Evolve or die: “Why our human ancestors learned to be social more than 320,000 years ago” sayeth the L.A. Times.
Sex & marketing – things never change in the barnyard.
Danger for Budding Capitalists
By the way, don’t know if you remember, but Chris’ son Judah has a remarkable business up in Saskatchewan called “The Sesula Mineral & Gem Museum” in Raddison.
Recently, his business was burgled. Made the papers up there under the headline “Thieves hit museum of 13-year-old rock collector in Radisson...”
He’s set up a GoFundMe account over here which we’ll drop a few bucks in.
There’s a lesson in here about alarms, insurance, and all the rest…but I hate to see a really good start-up by someone as young run headlong into the “world’s an evil place” – but it is in case you missed it.
Mentioned that we have our new cell phone going and we now have coverage down to “hog holler” which is 0.8 mile hike to make a call if the land lines and satcoms go out.
Oh, and if I don’t hit the autopatch on the ham radio repeater, too, I suppose.
Friend warhammer sent in some good shopping ideas to consider if becoming ruralized is in your future:
“We had shaky Verizon cell coverage in my neck of paradise, so we went with Vonage 7 or 8 years ago. I’ve since switched mobile carriers, first to T-Mobile, now to ATT. Each has their good and bad points.
Vonage is VOIP. The company sends you their router free of charge. As long as your cable modem doesn’t block the Vonage VOIP data, their router works like a champ, all for $40/mo with taxes and fees in the Quaker State ($25+ all the hangers’ on gov’t stuff). Along with great coverage (as good as your Internet service), you can call to most overseas countries, unlimited, for no extra fee. You can also get a Vonage App for your (non-flip) cell phone that allows you to call for free (including overseas) the same as the home Vonage service. Home phone can also be call-forwarded to your cell for when you travel.
We’re happy with the company and the service. We had one problem and after speaking with a customer service rep, they sent a new Vonage router free of charge.
Most cable companies also offer VOIP, however, most do not provide unlimited overseas minutes as Vonage does.
If you don’t have a wireless set, you can get one from Walmart/Sam’s Club or Costco (recommend one which can connect to your cell phone using blue tooth). With these box stores, you can always return for a full refund if you don’t like the quality or the phone and/or the Vonage service. Each location has it’s particulars. I’m not sure what Vonage has for their return policy, as it’s been so long since we first signed up, but I recall it being fair.
My two cents.”
Good shopping info.
We’re STILL waiting for the turn-up to high speed here, although our Exede/ViaSat is now 10-down/4-upping OK. Should about double when the new modem is turned on..
This weekend, I’m not doing a “making” column Sunday. In fact, that whole idea may end up being shelved. To busy “making” and writing takes time.
Not that occasional features on ham radio won’t come along, but I am drawn to writing a second novel and that’s got more “temporal carry value” than do one-off Sunday columns.
I’m trying something new that you may wish to consider in your studies: Trying to “feed” all three of my “brains” about equally.
For the right brain, this weekend’s book is “Urban Shaman” by Serge Kahili King. Story about his path into the ancient huna traditions of Hawaii…which (when mastered…lead to being a kahuna.
For the left side of the brain, I’m munching slowly through “A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra” though honestly, I’m more interested in a visualization approach to the underlying computational parts, as I think in pictographs, more than spreadsheet cells…
And while that feeds the two sides, the Middle Brain – the ante chamber of bicameralism? – is still soaking up Rothbard’s “America’s Great Depression.”
There’s a mega-project on the Peoplenomics side that I need to get huge blocks of time for. I’m integrating the m ajor day-by-day news of the 1928-1930 period with the roughly 2,000 pages of Federal Reserve notes from the period.
This weekend a collection of “rhymes” off present news from the Library of Congress collection.
(Library of Congress is a joke. We know congressoids don’t read crap.)
Non-trivial stuff but time-consuming and there’s only so much “me.”.
Thing is, to be a good writer (non fiction as on PN) there’s only one way to fly: Continuous mountains of additional facts, figures, and logic, though to borrow from the phrase from the old Donovan Leitch song Roots of Oak….
“Let me not hear facts figures and logic
Fain would I hear lore legends and magic”
“Fain” is olde-enggy for “yes, I’d love to..”
Which leaves only the mountain of test gear in the shop as I try to build a “lifting sound” using fragments of sounds (know what fractional cycle modem technology is?)…oh, and the garden’s got to be in…
So, too busy doing and making to make a Making…while making non-making makes work. Perfect clear.
UK Radio Interview
Other than predicting a market crash for next week, our next interview about projects in Old Man Labs will be on British radio Sunday.
Will be on www.talkradio.co.uk (with Howard Hughes – not the dead reclusive one) and there are lots of listening options: streaming and apps for mac&droids.
BTW, has anyone built a Mac software program called “Cheese!” yet? Mac & what?
Been one of those weeks. The pun police will have the place surrounded any minute. I better go cover my dangling participles.
Write when you get rich,