Windows 1.0

My relationship with my Kindle Fire reminds me of Windows 1.0. Today I went to the art museum. I tried to upload a couple of photos. It uploaded 59 pictures from something called my “Amazon Album.” I can t find most of these pictures on my Fire. I can t find them on the web. Then I tried to create an album in the ” Prime Photos app. Which of course was installed as purchase crap that I can t uninstall. The pictures I had just taken were not available. And no I don t autosave to the hacker universe a.k.a the “cloud.” WTFHELPFair winds and following seas 🙂


I originally posted this on a cruising web site but it deserves to be shared with all my readers…Warning – RANT ONOn another cruising forum I was complaining about their recent policy to charge money for webinars. It got me in a mood. On a day when many are sharing the blessings of a Saint with good Irish whiskey I share the posts without further comment.FREE FREE FREEI complain again (although no one seems to be listening) that XXXX is now a business (that, I admit, doesn t pay well.) What happened to cruisers helping cruisers? I do a radio seminar at rallies (for free.) I just put a couple who lost their boat in the Tasman Sea up on Reboot (for free.) (…)************My second post.Having had time to work myself up to a dither…..I would be remiss if I did not comment on all those who for FREE have helped keep me safe and sane for the last eight years of cruising.Top Contributors: KI4MMZ, KM4MA, W3ZU. For daily position reports and weather information, coordinating with several


Here in Mosman, Australia a lot of the young people attend private school. This means a lot of young people in school uniforms. There are apparently quite a few schools as the uniforms are quite varied. Almost all of boys have ties. A good portion of them also have jackets. The girls have either dresses (styled in the 1950 s) or skirts and blouses, some with jackets.I would most likely not have paid more much attention if it were not for the hats. The boys uniforms hats are almost all “boaters.” The girls styles are more varied. They are so cute!I have always found it ironic that JFK going bare headed ended the tradition of men wearing hats in the USA. Jackie O on the other hand was always impeccably dressed. She always wore a hat.Fair winds and following seas 🙂

Gale warning

This morning the forecast was for gale force winds in Sydney Harbor. I decided to spend the day off Reboot. When I returned in the afternoon it was quite calm. The wind as since picked up, fortunately from the South where Reboot is most sheltered.They have dropped the gale warning to strong winds but the wind has picked up from earlier. XO doesn t like strong winds at anchor so he is being needy.I expected sunny days here. Most of what have seen is wind and rain.Fair winds and following seas 🙂

“A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America”

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}A book review I read “A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America.” I found it interesting , insightful and strangely somewhat funny. The author has a snarky streak. You might also want to keep a dictionary handy. Although not hard to read some of the language is not commonplace. The basic premise of the book is that the Boomer generation (of which I am one) have used their population driven immense political power to screw everyone else, in particular their children. Three separate reviews: 1. I leave it to each of you to decide the basic premise of the title: that the Boomer generation as a whole exhibits sociopathic tendencies. If that was it I would not bother to write the review. Nor will I comment on my point of view. 2. The book is a well researched, annotated and footnoted history of what actually went on from the 1960s to the present. Lots of charts, etc. A lot of the data contradicts my memor

Lawyer Joke of the Day

The madam opened the brothel door in Glasgow and saw a rather dignified, well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties or early fifties.”May I help you sir?” she asked.The man replied, “I want to see Suzy.””Sir, Suzy is one of our most expensive ladies, perhaps you would prefer someone else”, said the madam.He replied, “No, I must see Suzy.”Just then, Suzy appeared and announced to the man she charged $5,000 a visit.Without hesitation, the man pulled out five thousand dollars and gave it to Suzy, and they went upstairs.After an hour, the man calmly left.The next night, the man appeared again, once more demanding to see Suzy.Suzy explained that no one had ever come back two nights in a row as she was too expensive.”There are no discounts. The price is still $5,000.”Again, the man pulled out the money, gave it to Suzy, and they went upstairs.After an hour, he left.The following night the man was there yet again.Everyone was astounded that he had come for athird consecutive night, b