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Github is trashed this morning

Gotta love it when you are greeted with an image like that! I tried from multiple computers and multiple browsers. Other websites look and work fine. Github is just trashed. In case you cannot see the featured image. I work up early and had a couple of hours to kill before I needed to leave. Planned on finishing a Fedora 33 dev VM for Diamond (possibly Red Diamond soon) and boom! Can’t get my git. If I could have gotten the source, done the build, and gotten the screen shots, I could have finished the doc.

The Minimum You Need to Know About the Phallus of AGILE

At long last it is finally out! “A journey through IT history explaining why SDLC Waterfall Model is Software Engineering and AGILE will never be.” As distribution updates trickle out to other retailers you should see it at Barnes & Nobles, BAM and most other online book sellers. As of right now, these are the places Google finds it: eBay (not me) Adlibris Booktopia Amazon Yeah, it kills me that IngramSpark no longer allows authors to block Amazon when you use their distribution. That was the only reason I went with IngramSpark all of those years ago. It was a real shock to find out about it by trying to set up a new title with them. No warning/notification what-so-ever….

CopperSpice Experiments – Pt. 17

I’m putting this here because I discovered it while trying to fix a rather horrible “busy” dialog in the Advanced Search portion of Diamond. I had to create a GUI “Hello World” application to test this out so I could file a “simple” bug report. According to the doc animated GIF is supported on all platforms. The code for Linux is a tad behind the documentation. When I build and run this on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I see the following: A sad sad day indeed. What this means is the cool animated GIF Icons8 let me create now has to be busted up into frames. Well fine. I just didn’t have anything to do that installed on this system and…

Sometimes Cheap Stuff Can Really Amaze You

Back in 2019 I bought some of these things on eBay. I don’t know why, but my small cheap USB wifi adapters seem to walk off. Normally I hard wire network connections simply because it is more secure, but sometimes you are forced to use wireless. In my office back on the farm I don’t care too much. I care more about it when I’m in corporate housing. Ultimately that is an apartment complex and anyone could be sniffing the wireless for your credit/identity information. With a hard wired connection at least they have to go all the way out onto the Internet to find it or to get into my computer. Why am I praising a wifi adapter? Is…

I Love You Always

One Family’s Alzheimer’s/Dementia Journey and the Lessons Learned Along the Way  Non Fiction Date Published: July 10, 2020  “I Love You Always” introduces you to Lottie Mae Polk Berry, am self-proclaimed badass who battles Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia for years, hoping to make it to age 90. Her daughter, LaBena, gives a detailed account of Lottie’s life from her teenage years, through diagnosis and beyond.  “I Love You Always” will have you on an emotional roller-coaster as Lottie’s wit and antics send you into hysterical laughter one moment and leave you silently sobbing the next. Calm, turbulence, and laughter are recurring themes throughout.  Her children struggle to see that she receives the best medical care while hoping, in spite of…