Mephistos

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Any and All Media, books to blogs, fine art to music, you get the idea…

Oops! I Did It Again…

I know, terrible reference to a questionable song, but I did do it again. The it being changing the theme on the blog. The one that was in use before was seeming to me at least a little crowded and didn’t necessarily really fit. And today, I happened onto a site that was using this theme (or some variation thereof) and with a bit of research, I found Anders Noren’s website and…

SNOW!

Snow! It is what we have had nearly too much of the last week and apparently going to get even more depending on whose forecast you want to pay attention too this weekend. And it has been associated with plenty of cold. Anyway, a few pictures from around the homestead…

White on white

I have seen this problem a lot of late and I am not sure how come it is so recurring of an issue given the simple ability to fix it. The problem is using the same foreground colors as the background color, or at least colors that are close on the color palette. And while I would like to say it is a problem that I have only seen on the web, it is sadly, something I have seen a lot of television as well, both live broadcasts and yes, even staged shows that were filmed sometime ago…

Hero: Glen Campbell

This one comes up because of my wife and I exchanging a couple of smaller Christmas gift last evening. My gift from her, a Glen Campbell Greatest Hits CD, which has been on Amazon wish list for a couple of years. I have been listening to it last evening and again this morning. A wonderful gift indeed.

Link Ups

In an effort to give back a little bit and possibly pay it forward a little at the same time, I thought I would share the two or three linkups that I have been using on a semi regular basis of late. While not all of them call themselves a link up, that is what they all are in essence. If you decided to use them, be sure and read the guidelines – some require little other than you link, while others want comments, link backs, and/or click through.

Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable is on my list, yet again. You would think that I would learn, but no, I can’t seem to get that down. What has my most recent ire raised in the TWC’s direction? Several things, so why don’t you pull up a chair and read for a bit…

Amazon & Hatchette

Amazon is a book seller and a good one, selling a lot of books – both physical and e-books of a lot of books as well. Hatchette is a publisher of books, that in turn sells books to Amazon, who in turn sells them to us, the end consumer. Somewhere way on the other end is the authors of the books. Each entity in this chain gets a small part and there are, to be sure some other pieces like distributors and such. Recently Amazon and Hatchette have not been able to agree on e-edition pricing…

Cosmos

A little late on the mentioning, but it is was still running on at least two cable networks as of a week or so ago, “Comos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is some of the better television I have seen in years.  What exactly is it?  That is a big question that requires a bit of an depth answer – probably best of left to someone like Neil deGrasse Tyson… but I will make my humble attempt.

Breath of New Life

I have a plan in mind… A plan to revise this blog from the ashes that it has slipped into. A plan that involves getting back to blogging consistently. A plan involves some motivation and direction. A plan to split off a couple of categories into different, narrowly focused weekly blogs. What follows is the plan in words – next time the plan in action…

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