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August 27, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]

In Like Flynn?


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Today's song is I'm On Fire by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1984.

I'm reading Errol Flynn's biography, My Wicked, Wicked Ways. Errol was a very intelligent man who knew how to make the best of opportunities of all kinds. :-)

Reportedly, most women alive at the time he was, swooned over his presence. I've heard women in my own lifetime say they would go with him on a moment's notice, regardless of their relationship status with another. That's a strong indication of the effect he had over women.

In reading his book, his primary interests weren't in pursuing women as his favorite pastime. He had practical aspirations and the women who made themselves available to him, were for the most part, a passing fancy.

He lived life on the edge and he wanted it that way. He was rebellious towards authority and worked hard to achieve his ambitions. One of his faults in my opinion, was that he was always looking for a fair deal in spite of the various dubious industries he worked in during his life. He was constantly disappointed by other people in the way they would try to take advantage of him. Even to the end of his life, he seemed to me, to disregard risks for his welfare at the expense of being true to his inner feelings about fairness.

Errol Flynn died in 1959 at age 50. I think he fit in about double that time through all his adventures and activities. I wonder how many men wish they could be like Errol Flynn? Then again, I think it would be easier to count how many men wouldn't like to be like him.

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Sunday morning the San Diego area encountered thunderstorms from the remnants of Hurricane Dean. Thunderstorms are rare in San Diego near the coast. I enjoyed hearing the thunder and watching the lightning flashes. Rain was heavy early, then tapered off during the day.

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My friend, Nicki Branch, just returned from climbing the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, in Russia. She has three more summits to climb to complete the highest of each mountains on the seven continents!

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I wrote my comments about this growth management issue here in San Marcos, California. I'm ready to sign the San Marcos Prop., S Petition when I have the opportunity. It should make it on the ballot and I'll be voting in favor of its passage when it does.

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Walt Mossberg's article, Running Windows Vista on a Mac is a very important piece of information. I quote a section of his article below with my emphasis added:

"If you install Boot Camp on a well-equipped Mac model, it can become a blazing fast Vista computer. A few days ago I bought a top-of-the-line model of Apple's new iMac line, and installed Boot Camp and Vista. I then tested the machine using Vista's built-in Windows Experience Index, a rating system that goes from 1 to 5.9, with scores above 3.0 generally required for full, quick performance. My iMac scored a 5.0, the best score of any consumer Vista machine I have tested. Obviously, a tricked-out high end Dell or HP box might do as well or better, and a lesser Mac might do worse. But the score was very impressive for a computer that wasn't designed with Vista in mind."

I think it's wonderful how Apple technology continue to gain ground on major fronts. iPods, iTunes, iPhones, and Macs, are great technologies for any user who wants to better enjoy their world.

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Google Sky allows users to view the sky above the Earth.

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One iPhone user's experience.

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Solid-state drives coming in 2008 with capacities up to 160 GB.

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I finally found the TV Test Patterns of yesteryear. I now have my personal favorite, Indian Head as a private desktop background.

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I'm all in favor of fighting spam. Dealing directly with spammers is also a great approach to stopping them. :-)

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I recently received a kind request from one of the owners of Original Note Cards and Art. I wasn't able to help them directly, but I did point them in the right direction.

Don


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