Archive for the ‘Personal History’ Category

“Two shades of blue – – A row over the colours in Argentina’s flag”

April 22, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21721243-putting-vex-vexillology-row-over-colours-argentinas-flag

I have had so many occasions to view the Argentine flag, but never knew this history.

wired.com: Journey to Tierra del Fuego, the End of the Modern World

April 12, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/britt-vangenechten-tierra-del-fuego/

This was part of the Argentina Bahía Blanca mission, the mission in which I served.  I never made it down there, but a missionary from my MTC district did – – we were both in Mar del Plata and he was transferred directly from there to Rio Grande.  Fortunately, I brought a down sleeping  bag with me on my mission, and was able to loan it to him for his time down there.

wsj: ‘The Falklands Play’ Review: The Iron Lady Goes to War A teleplay about the 1982 conflict was long shelved by the BBC on account of its overly sympathetic portrayal of Margaret Thatcher (Updated)

April 7, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-falklands-play-review-the-iron-lady-goes-to-war-1491516054

Update (20170407)

S, this is available on Amazon Video free of additional charge for Amazon Prime members: https://www.amazon.com/Falklands-Play-James-Fox/dp/B00YS78SO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491580338&sr=8-1&keywords=the+falklands+play.

“How to turn off Google Chrome desktop notifications Where are these pop-ups coming from?!”

April 6, 2017

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-google-chrome-desktop-notifications/

Monday night I DVR-ed the NCAA finals, and began watching the game before it had ended.

As I watched the game, I was also using my notebook computer, and had my Chrome browser running.

With ten of fifteen minutes left in the second half, a Washington Post notification popped up in the lower corner of my display, telling me that North Carolina had just won the game.

Thanks a lot . . .

Many thanks, though, to CNETt for providing these instructions.

Never again!

Moco de Gorila (aka Gorilla Snot)

April 6, 2017

http://www.mocodegorila.net/

I went to Walmart today to pick up some printer paper, and when walking the checkout lane came upon a a large display comprised of this product I’d never heard of before.  The word “moco” is what grabbed my attention.  It took me some time to figure out what the product actually is.

20170406 moco de gorila