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Archive | November 15, 2015

PBS Masterpiece “Home Fires” Season 1 Is DONE! No Show Tonight. Bummer!

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>> ‘Home Fires’
better than ‘Indian Summers’.
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‘Indian Summers’ sluggish start.
>> ‘Indian Summers’ preview.
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‘Indian Summers’ on PBS Roku.

>> Addictive “Downton Abbey”.

>> PBS: “Pope Francis the Sinner”.

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I happened, out of idle curiosity, to check the PBS (Boston Channel 2 WGBH) listing to make sure that the DVR was still set to record ‘Home Fires‘ and ‘Indian Summers‘. Noticed that they were airing a rerun of a ‘Downton Abbey‘ episode as opposed to ‘Home Fires’. Pointed that out to the kids. They wouldn’t believe it. Checked Channel 11, NH PBS. Ditto.

Googled. Found above.

I am shocked. It finished without giving any kind of warning that this was IT for the Season — at least Season 1. I am bummed. A double whammy for us. We just finished watching all the episodes (27?) of the Australian ‘A Place to Call Home‘ — which was on PAR with ‘Downton Abbey‘ & ‘Home Fires’. We definitely liked ‘Home Fires’ more than ‘Indian Summers’ though we have not missed an episode of that either. Shame.

A nice, heartwarming, easy to watch show. I guess it will be awhile before we get Season 2. It could be like the “Great British Bake Off” — another family favorite. We might end up watching in on YouTube before it ever makes it to PBS.


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Gene Amdahl, Father Of IBM Mainframes, Passed Away November 10, 2015 (Aged 92). Very Sad. GREAT Loss.

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Gene Amdhal & I, 1995.

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Gene Amdhal, the father of IBM mainframes (my passion and profession for 35 years), is one of my all time heroes — alongside the likes of Winston and Nelson!

He was a GREAT MAN and a wonderful human being.

I was privileged to have met him twice, once in 1975 and the other in 1995.

In 1975, as a 21 year old, in my first year at IBM, I was sent to a 2-day Gene Amdahl seminar, at a hotel at Heathrow Airport, London. I sat in the front row in open awe.

In 1995 he paid me the ultimate compliment by attending one of my networking seminars and allowing me to join him at breakfast and dinner, before and after my presentation. Doing a seminar with Gene Amdahl in the audience was such an honor. Over dinner he asked me: : ‘Bob Metcalfe, that thing he invented … how is it doing?’

Well, I did a long post about Gene Amdahl and I last year. Best to read that if you are interested.

Suffice to say that I am greatly saddened. I knew that this day would come. 92 wasn’t a bad innings. Of that I am glad. There was still more he could have given us BUT I am thankful for what he did give us. Great loss.

Thank YOU for everything Gene.

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‘Jesus Had 2 Dads’ Sign By Buffalo, NY Catholic Priest — Fr. Roy Herberger (73).

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When I saw the picture and read the Daily Mail headline that said “Catholic priest” I had no doubt that this was meant to be an anti-Francis endorsement of gay-marriage. Even if it referred to kids of DIVORCED families that would still be somewhat against Church teachings. Obviously the 73-year old priest was making a statement and looking for a reaction. Well he got one.

That Catholic priests troll the Web looking for ‘funny church signs’ is rather disturbing IF not sad.

Jesus having two dads has always bothered me. That he is from the line of ‘David’, through his mother’s husband Joseph, always confused me. Jesus is NOT of Joseph’s bloodline UNLESS we take the macro view that we are all descended from Adam & Eve — or that IF your Dad is indeed God then you are related to everybody (Christian or otherwise).


‘6 images for the day’ — November 15, 2015.

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Taken with my (second) Sony RX100 II.


Original 5472 x 3648, ~4Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 220Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

All taken in and around Alton, New Hampshire
on Saturday, November 14, 2015.







Enjoy. Thank YOU.


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