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Looking at/for a OS is a bit like picking out clothes.


Every so often I get tired of my computer environment; I need a change, something new and exciting, or maybe not. I just need change.

The Government of the USA is Torturing Children

The AAP have determined the US government is torturing children, and call on child health professionals to act to stop child torture at all levels.


This is the conclusion of physicians writing a position paper for the American Academy of Pediatricians. US Custom and Border Protection involved in the ongoing practice of family separation and deportation meet international standards of torture, illegal under treaties the USA has ratified.

Insomniac entry 1

Late night at the kbd


Mind you, middle of the night keyboarding sessions because I woke up and cannot fall back to sleep are… not at all unusual.


A 5.6 km / 3.5 mile walk to start a new daily habit.


My plot is to take a daily walk. Not necessarily far, not necessarily with a destination in mind.

A lovely day

Smugging about weather.

Today the sun was bright, the trees on our street were afire with color.

I mention this, in part, because back where we lived in the states they got several inches of wet and sloppy snow, and another wave of the white stuff is predicted be falling, oh, any hour now. Which, as they say, has a silver lining: the mosquitos are probably done for the year.

Okay, it is fair to say that a lovely clear day in October is remarkable for its rarity. An autumn where the leaves twizzle down from the trees to land with a dry hiss, and walking the sidewalks through whispering crunchiness is a sensory experience, rather than leaves being beaten to the ground with a wet plop and walking an exercise of squishiness, mostly unknown in Vancouver.

Seeing the sky at all at this time of the year, or until well into Spring, is a blessing of sorts.

But even rain and overcast beats snow.