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Needle in a New Groove: Painting by Wassily Kandinsky (1939) Red, Yellow and Blue

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"If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove." Timothy Leary

NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: Kandinsky's Reproduction The painting was created in 1939 in France, and is therefore immune to the German copyright, which lasts until 2014 for paintings created in Germany.Consider the heartlessness of the German copyright. While there's a museum dedicated to W.K.'s work in Munich, Kandinsky, who was Russian, painted this AFTER he escaped Germany.

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    A Cool Find on Windows 7, and Some Good News

     
    ON TO THE COOL THING: I use Chromium, so there are a number of ways I can bookmark or otherwise tag a blog. Windows 7 will place the name of the blog on your START MENU. Well, it knows your default browswer, (that is, if Live doesn't steal your mail, and Bing continually pops up as your default search, and IE your browser.)

    I just love the idea. Instead of bookmarks, I can have entire columns, and when in the mood to read them, I just jump from my Start Menu, and I'm there. That's cool to me.

    As some of you know, I occasionally write goals and some of my failings onto a post that has little to do with the subject. But it's not entirely non-political. It's like having a Bill in the Senate that's for, say, naming a bridge after Ronald Reagan. Just to get the bill through (usually a more important Bill,) you'll find a certain Senator tack on, "Any state that begins with the letter "U" will no longer pay taxes."

    How many states begin with the letter 'U' ? (I have found that people outside the U.S. know the states and their capitols better than most Americans.) First, it shouldn't take political junkies long to realize it was Orrin Hatch. Why do you think he and Teddie were such good friends? Hatch is FUNNY. And secondly, I swear to all that I am and know, IT'S A TRUE STORY. The Bill was more important, but he really put it in there!

    So this post is sort of like the state of scribadiva. On a completely different matter: I've got well over 3000 bookmarks I've just recovered (YAY!) The hard part is I have a lot of blogs listed there that I promised to check out, and I will do my best. It will take a long time, but if I set a goal of two a day, I might get through them by the end of the year.

    I'm still negligent and not very good at tagging, so if any boy has a notion, besides Wikipedia or its computer counterpart, please let me know.

    Thanks to TimeThief for the importance of permalinks, or backtracking, all of which I briefly read about before, but neglected. I can think of a lot of sites that deserve it. Now I'm going to take her advice and use it.I just need to read more about it. I'm also looking at other social media outlets to see what would be a good fit for both politics/current events on this one, and disability, pain, medical advances and the law.

    GREAT NEWS: I was whining about needing an intern, and after the surgeries, I'll be able to get one or two to begin with from one of the high schools, as long as they get credit for it, which I'm assured they will. In the high school I attended nearby, I took two years of independent study on China, from the very beginning to the "Gang of Four." I also took a year in Genetics, but mostly for horticulture.

    MORE GOOD NEWS! have a partner! We are still working on details, and we both have other time constraints getting in the way. I have a few friends that want to learn about blogging, so I've set up 'scribadiva demo,' blog. I just have to let them know I'm ready to go!

    N.B. Thank you for your birthday wishes. I didn't know I could use it as a Cause, and found out too late. My friends usually give me gifts during the year, and normally I do, too. I went to see my PCP, tell him I'm willing to go into a kind of nursing home--it rehab before surgery. I can't put this off; soon it will be too late. When he wrote my script, he noticed it was my birthday, and he gave me this cool piece of petrified wood that is as solid as stone. You can see the rings on it. It's Jasper stone, but I think there are Jasper trees in the South. I have to look it up today.

    If I go to Pre-hab, I'm taking my computer: The phone and the NextBook will not do. No computer, no pre-hab. I told my doctor that's a deal-breaker.

    I'm sure I'll delete this in a few days, at least the personal stuff. For at least 5 hours, I spent writing, and it will keep me in posts for at least a month. Add to that all the drafts I haven't finished on both blogs....so much to write, so little time.

    Hope you are all having a great summer!

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    So much to say...so little time to say it.

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