Green Glen

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Name: Glen Green
Date registered: May 23, 2012

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Glen Green - Your humble host.

Latest posts

  1. July 2017 – Quote of the Month — August 9, 2017
  2. iPod Sunset — July 27, 2017
  3. Lettuce Spellcheck — July 27, 2017
  4. June 2017 – Quote of the Month — July 17, 2017
  5. This is in My Basement — June 27, 2017

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  2. The Sound of Summer Running — 5 comments
  3. Facebook and Politics — 3 comments
  4. Trumped Trump — 2 comments
  5. Bangalore Vernacular — 1 comment

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Dec 30

Mac Rumors

MacRumors Buyer's Guide - Macs

I’ve been using Apple Macs since I started on a IIfx more years ago then I care to recount. My current Macs (a 17″ laptop and a Mac Mini) are from 2010. They’re starting to show their age and I’d like to upgrade them. Alas, with the recent exception of the newly released MacBook Pro, Apple has …

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Dec 01

November 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” ~ Wendell Berry

Nov 10

Beware of a Deplorable Trump Comb Over

Trump Combs Over the Truth

Chump Trump Change I’m sickened and aghast that Trump won† . I won’t claim that the election was rigged. Trump is the president elect. (Not that he’d have said the same if he’d lost.) But that doesn’t mean that I have to support him. I appreciate and advocate that Obama is continuing the legacy of …

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Nov 08

October 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The …

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Oct 25

Trumpster Fire

Donald Trump Dumpster Fire aka Trumpster Fire

Dump Trump We’re on the cusp of the election and it looks like Donald Trump is going down in flames. Beyond all of his lies, beyond the misogyny, xenophobia and calls for violence , Trump’s latest trick is to attempt undermining the foundation of our democracy: the expectation of a fair and honest election. There is …

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Oct 12

September 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Sep 29

Guernica and the E Street Band

Picasso's Guernica is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.

Friends from work were aware that I had the privilege of seeing Bruce Springsteen from ‘the pit’ (now a great term BTW) a couple of weeks ago. During our lunch conversation, one of my friends said he wasn’t interested. He doesn’t like how Springsteen gets involved in politics; that he thinks artists and the ilk …

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Sep 01

August 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” ~George Orwell

Aug 29

The Dreamers of Dreams

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas

I really know next to nothing about the man Gene Wilder who died today at the age of 83.   We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams. ~ Willy Wonka But I do know that he left an indelible glowing and warm memory in my childhood: that of Willy Wonka …

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Aug 03

July 2016 – Quote of the Month

“My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace – it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as …

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Jul 31

Camp Cow or Brazen Bull

How it Works: The Brazen Bull

Buy a Brazen Bull for your next Lawn and Torture Party I have a fondness for lawn ornaments – as long as they are in other people’s yards and preferably not next door neighbors. On my drive home from work, I encountered a roadside collection of custom made metal yard decorations and I had to stop …

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Jul 08

June 2016 – Quote of the Month

“While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.” ~Ethan Allen

Jun 19

Warning: Outdoors May Contain Nature

Personal Tragedy or National News Fodder On June 14th, 2016, tragedy struck a Nebraska family when their two year old son was attacked and killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Five days later and this event is still making national headline news. As unadulteratedly heartbreaking as this is for the child’s family; as much …

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Jun 04

May 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain

May 28

Big Screen TVs Squashed by UHD

The Fellowship of the Ring on a Big Screen TV: Samsung UN75F8000 75-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV

Bigger is Better if You can Stand it When I was a kid, the “cool” place to sit in a movie theater was in the very back row. As I got older, I realized that defeated much of the purpose of going to the movies: a larger than life BIG screen experience. By sitting at …

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May 10

April 2016 – Quote of the Month

“As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.” ~Christopher Dawson

Apr 30

Trumped Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Donald Trump could almost qualify as a cartoon character, except for the dark rancor that spews from his round, orange mouth. What at first might have seemed like an extension of one of his reality TV shows has long crossed the border into scary fascism. Here is why I think the man is a danger …

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Apr 14

March 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Mar 30

Clown and Pig have Bad Intentions

Stuffed Clown and Pig with Bad Intentions

Have you ever watched a horror film that depicted a possessed or evil doll and thought that it stretches credulity to think that anybody would ever buy such a creepy looking toy in real life? Well, wonder no more. I spotted these two evil stuffed toys leering out from the bin of an arcade claw …

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Mar 06

February 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ~Robert Strauss

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