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Sunday’s are strange.

Do I have enough time to start a new book?Is the dog getting enough attention? She doesn’t seem to think so.i really want to play game X but shouldn’t I be working on Star Control? Or GalCiv? Or Ashes of the Singularity?My son has math homework. Shouldn’t I be helping? How much?People are mad at the Democrats/Republicans. Should I care? I don’t really care.its cold outside but the solar array inverter needs to be checkedYouTube Let’s p...
November 30, 2017 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Sadly Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) has passed away at the age of 87.   

 

R.I.P. Jim Nabors, you will always be remembered.

 

http://beta.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-jim-nabors-snap-story.html
I have 3 children. I love them to pieces.

But dogs? Obviously not in the same league but holy cow there is just something so touching in their unconditional devotion.

Sometimes, especially with the smarter ones, their similarities to small children can be uncanny. For instance, my 6 year old Entlevucher brings her stuffed dinosaur to bed every night, she just sleeps with it.

Who else here feels the same?
October 23, 2017 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
Having been an Official for MotoGP for 23 years someone decided I'd be suitable fodder to drive in the Riders' Parade last Sunday before the GrandPrix at Phillip Island [Australia]....

...so this is the one I drove... BMW M235i ...about 320hp 8 speed in-line 6 turbo ...bit 'wasted' when we were putting around at 50kph [30mph].

Fortunately it didn't rain during the parade so the roof was down [as it SHOULD be on a convertible] ...

So....

What do you do in that time no-one pays you...
I don't know how common this is with dogs but my dog, an Entlebucher mountaint dog, has a fairly complex moral system when it comes to food.  Namely, she seems to have an internal rule set on what it is okay for her to take food.

Here's an example of my dog's morality in action.  If my wife brings me a plate of cheese and crackers, she can set it right in front of me and the dog.  I could get up, leave the room and come back without fear that she would take it.  However,...
August 21, 2017 by ZubaZ on zubaz
Last week, as a joke, I posted an image to Facebook of what (I thought) would be an awesome t-shirt design for my birthday today (which also happens to feature an eclipse across much of the US.

Wincustomize member teddybearcholla took it upon herself to make one and send it to me.

In the fifteen years (!!!) I have been a member here I am constantly surprised at what great friendships I have made.

 

You all are pretty great! (but teddybearcholla is super-great today!)


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Note: This post was originally written by my friend Steven Den Beste who passed away last year. This will be a series of articles designed to preserve his writing for future readers to enjoy the way I did.

The Human Eye: A design review

Occasionally I see creationists point to the human eye as a miracle of design, as if this somehow is evidence of divine origin for the human form. Unfortunately, from an engineering perspective, the human eye is seriously suboptimal. It simply isn't tha...
June 6, 2017 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
Signs seen at the restaurant workers' pep rally.

 

"EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS AFTER THEY PICK IT"

"NO CRACK MINING AT THE KID'S MEAL STATION"

"PLEASE DON'T SNEEZE IN THE CARRY OUT BAGS"

"REMEMBER TO SMILE AND SAY WELCOME TO FLUFFY'S FOOT LONGS"
May 2, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
So...I decided I wanted a logo...here it is. Why? I dunno.   
April 26, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
It was bound to happen folks. All them ads and stuff MS sneaks into your start menu and other places, finally caught up to them. Lol
April 6, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Don Rickles is no more...

He was pretty much an unknown until one night in 1957, when Frank Sinatra walked into a club during his act.

“Make yourself at home Frank. Hit somebody.” said Rickles. Sinatra roared — with laughter.

In 1985, when Sinatra was asked to perform at Ronald Reagan’s second Inaugural Ball, he insisted that Rickles accompany him for a comedy routine. Rickles, naturally, did not spare the president (“Am I going too fast for you, ...
March 2, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
If this dude can do it then so can I. All hail me. I are the king of the U-niverse. 
I'm on my way to GDC.  I write this from first class on a 752-200 from Detroit Metro.  25 years ago I lived in poverty. How did I go from having nothing to being one of those 0.1%ers? The usual, hard work, self-discipline, delayed gratification. But there's another element that rarely gets talked about: Being born lucky.

I took a political test and one of the questions struck me, "Some people are born lucky." as a True or False statement.  I remember watching a vide...
February 23, 2017 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
I know many many of you don't go to DA... but for those that do, the below article is very interesting... also if you have *artwork* of any kind there.   For myself, I'm not sure what I will do...not that that matters to anyone but me. 

Anyone have any dealings with Wix? 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/website-builder-wix-acquires-art-community-deviantart-for-36m/
February 4, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Valentine Day's coming, boys and girls...your art is important!

It's great to create everything from scratch, but not everyone can rely on those skills...

So along comes Freepik to help you!

They've got what you want...and free! Not just limited to holidays, either...so if you need something for your art, visit the site and see what they've got available! 

Just go here and browse... http://www.freepik.com/