My trip to AREA 51 last evening was very relaxing, although unproductive. The transition of ownership is going through its initial stages and I don't expect any thing new until the renovations and the name change take place. In the interim, it freed up my fried mind and I was able to relax and not continually reach for my computer keyboard and backspace.
It's day three of my transition to Blogspot and I'm becoming more familiar with its idiosyncrasies. I will pass on anything I learn to all of you and will try to keep you abreast (or a leg) of anything new.
I am still going through withdrawal so if my posts seem short, it's because I am trying to mentally digest all the new changes. Life as we know it will resume shortly.
The Picture: I think that at least once in every lifetimea one must experience something out of the ordinary. Such is the case of an establishment appropriately called The Heart Attack Grill. Take a gander at the "hamburger" they serve there. The lovely "hostesses" notwithstanding, think I'd take ones hot at it (the hamburger folks, the hamburger).
This Date In History 1836 British naturalist Charles Darwin returns to Falmouth, England, aboard the HMS Beagle. 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a suspense series introduced by the British film director, appears on American television. 1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black justice of theU. S. Supreme Court
1985; The AIDS crisis gains widespread public attention following the death of American actor Rock Hudson, the first celebrity to publicly announce that he had AIDS. 1990; The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) ceases to exist at midnight, and on October 3, East and West Germany are formally reunited.
Birthdays: Mohandas Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader (1869), Groucho Marx, American comedian (1895), Graham Greene, English novelist (1895), Sting (Gordon Sumner) British singer, songwriter and actor (1951).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: During the change from AOL Journals to Blogspot, many journalists are experiencing computer problems. As a public service, Jimmy's Journal offers the following advice:
1) When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.
2) When you get to the point of completely understanding how to produce your journal, the site you use will shut down and you have to start all over.
3) The first place to look for information may actually be the instructions.
4) When the going gets tough, upgrade.
5) For every action there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
6) To err is human...to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it is downright natural.
7) He who laughs last probably made a back-up.
8) If at first you don't succeed, blame your computer.
9) A complex system that does not work well is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.
10) A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.
That's it for today my little transplants. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !