What to do when Linux freezes ~ Keyboard commands

Installed Linux Mint on my desktop computer, and I find the thing freezes--and not as in frozen mint ice cream. I needed a way to unfreeze Linux that doesn't involve pressing and holding the power button--a huge no-no that I loathe to do as it almost certainly...

Welcome Home, Son ~ Radical Face

I notice this song, "Welcome Home, Son" by Radical Face, on the closing credits of the documentary, Forks Over Knives. I liked the acoustical guitar melody. But after reading the lyrics, I can't say I understand much of what they mean. "Sometimes you've got to just...
By: Amy

My dad taught me cashflow with a soda machine – The Startup Toolkit Blog

REALLY good (though not cheap) idea for teaching business to a child. After a brief, failed experiment paying me to do chores, my dad tried something really neat. It clearly took a bit of legwork, but maybe there are some transferrable lessons for parents who want to...

Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Because I've been told I'm part Slovenian but know nothing about my homeland, any time I encounter a reference to Slovenia, I'm all over it. I recently found this picture of a Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I don't know where Ljubljana is, nor how to pronounce...

Renegades ~ by X Ambassadors ~ Jeep Commercial

Yet again, my music taste is expanded by music used in a commercial. As Apple did for Feist's "1,2,3,4", Jeep does for the X Ambassadors' "Renegades." I simply can't get the melody out of my head, nor the message out of my soul. We all need to be Renegades at some...

Teatime with a fairy

Actually, it's "Teatime with Tinkerbell," but I like the double entendre. In this photo (can't find the photographer) Helen Stifler is cosplaying Tinkerbell. Her expression is perfect; I love the composition; and while we are mixing up fabled characters, at Tink's...
Project Unbreakable

Project Unbreakable ~ Survivors of sexual abuse begin healing

Project Unbreakable ~ Melissa Harris-Perry mentioned this  project on her show recently, saying it was a powerful healing tool for victims of rape and sexual abuse, and the project deserved attention. Photographer Grace Brown, who created Project Unbreakable, began...
FILM FROM THE APOLLO 15 MOON MISSION

Film from NASA 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission found in drawer

Holy moonshot, Batman! Imagine you're a professional photogapher and this happens to you: I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films...

One Week – Barenaked Ladies ~ College Humor Parody

Like so many others, once I heard Barenaked Ladies One Week, I couldn't get it out of my head. Then it was played again and again and again.... This parody by College Humor is spot on. Lyrics in video subtitles. And in case you're masochistic, or nostalgic, or just...
Photo by 'jamelah' / flickr.com/photos/jamelah/2084550339/

“That time of the month” ~ Favorite euphemisms

Saw this on reddit and had to take a look. Below are my favorites, but do look at the full entry. I live just outside of Cincinnati and the best one I have heard was "The Reds are playing downtown." The communists are in the fun house. The Red Square is full of...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...

Oats Studios – Volume 1 – Rakka

Volume 1 of Rakka begins a thrilling, visceral story I dearly hope gets completed. Coming out of Oats Studios, directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sigourney Weaver, this short film hooked me quick and never let go. Great ride.

Florence Pugh Eats 11 English Dishes

Florence Pugh's modern, almost boyish mannerisms create a fun contrast to her Victorian (?) attire in this video where she eats  "a bunch of British food." Done for Vogue, this nicely produced video of a very witty Florence Pugh (pronounced "pew") was surprisingly...