Mon. June 11, 2018 – let’s get started!

Another week, another opportunity to start something.

Yeah, hot today. Already 80F in my driveway.

Got errands and work to do today, so here’s a link dump.

“Immediate Responder” ie. YOU…

https://www.ready.gov/life-saving-skills-toolkit

https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives

https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1087126544/en/events/event/private/1087643446/1643099417/event_registration.html?sco-id=1861976112&_charset_=utf-8

EBOLA

dianakelly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ProEMSEbola20-27.compressed.pdf

http://www.nasemso.org/Projects/DomesticPreparedness/Ebola.asp

https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.jems.com/articles/print/volume-40/issue-5/features/a-first-responder-s-guide-to-ebola.html?c=1

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/field_capabilities_guidance_january2017.pdf

Some interesting reading, and some background……

n

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33 Responses to Mon. June 11, 2018 – let’s get started!

  1. Nick Flandrey says:

    Huh, don’t know why those links don’t show as links…. they have a space after them.

    n

  2. JimL says:

    69º and sunny on the North Coast. Should get into the mid-70s this afternoon. Very comfortable.

    Had some rain on Sunday, and the race started early, and the power went out at 5:30, so I left the kinder at home. I could have used them, but keeping them warm & dry was its own reward.

    Headed to the runner’s club meeting tonight. Hot dogs, beverages, conversation, and a playground make it worthwhile. I’m not a very social person, so this is a “big deal” for me. It helps that I have a purpose for being there. A purpose is important.

  3. nick flandrey says:

    Wow it took a long time for the first comment! I was beginning to think something was wrong….

    n

  4. Rick Hellewell says:

    @nick: re the links…assuming you are using the admin editor to create/edit posts? Links should be auotmatically converted, unless a plugin is getting in the way.

    I’ll do some testing later this afternoon (PDT). Got a full day of to-do’s.

  5. nick flandrey says:

    @rick, no worries, no hurry!

    n

    FWIW, in FFox, you can highlight the URL and right click to open it as a link…

    n

    edit— and now they do show as links, so maybe the problem was at my end.

  6. Greg Norton says:

    Wow it took a long time for the first comment! I was beginning to think something was wrong….

    I’m not able to access the site from http://ttgnet.com/thisweek.html. That’s how I have it bookmarked in most of my browsers.

    I got in a few minutes ago using https://ttgnet.com/journal

  7. JimL says:

    I was going to post earlier, but I don’t want to be “frist” all the time.

    As for links – that highlight & go works in Chrome as well. Frankly, I wish most links in comments were that way. Makes it easier (for me) to copy parts of the url when I want, such as the host domain.

    Geek world problems.

  8. lynn says:

    This was in my Fort Bend Herald newspaper in the Sunday edition:

    Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope accepted, and during lunch a puff of wind blew the pontiff’s hat off, right into the water.

    It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.

    The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying “Never mind, boys, I’ll get it.”

    Trump climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed onto the yacht and handed the pope his hat.

    The crew was speechless. The security team and the pope’s entourage were speechless.

    No one knew what to say, not even the pope.

    But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC and CNN all knew how to cover the story. Their banner headlines read, “Trump can’t swim.”

  9. JimL says:

    Another comment – Bob’s picture used to be on the tab in my browser – favicon, I believe. It’s not there now. An artifact of the hijacking, perhaps?

    And my new router came in. Buffalo brand, which is much better than the Buffalo Brand tools. 5 minutes to set up, and a couple of hours doing the configuration (which isn’t done yet). I’m not losing internet every 15 minutes now. Bonus!

  10. MrAtoz says:

    Their banner headlines read, “Trump can’t swim.”

    lol! Ain’t it the truth. Just look at the picture the MSM posted on the G7 meeting. Then look at the picture several seconds later. The sheep need to wake up to the Libturdian manipulation going on. Unless most of the sheeple in the FUSA are that dumb.

  11. Rick Hellewell says:

    Re site/link problems:

    – I fixed Nick’s post to add the links. Will be checking the automatic process later today (PDT).

    – The missing thisweek.html is probably because of moving around files during hack analysis. It too will get fixed later.

    – The missing favicon is there for me, but it could be cached on my end. On the list for checking later.

    – Barbara has agreed to let me clean up the main/home page of the domain. Also on the list.

    All of the items will be fixed by mid-week. Got a few other projects to do (painting a room here, fixing a minor plumbing problem at the church, and the new site I’ve been working on for the local homeowner’s club site.

  12. jim~ says:

    @JimL

    Can you cite the specific make and model of your new router/wi-fi thing?

  13. Greg Norton says:

    Unless most of the sheeple in the FUSA are that dumb.

    About 27 years ago (?), I thought Gennifer Flowers press conference would be the end of BJ Klinton. It wasn’t that he had the affair as much the Klinton line, caught on tape, about (Saint) Mario Cuomo being “a mafioso.”

    Ever since then, I’ve given up trying to comprehend the sheeple. It isn’t so much stupidity as wanting to believe that a daddy figure will emerge to save them.

  14. lynn says:

    Ever since then, I’ve given up trying to comprehend the sheeple. It isn’t so much stupidity as wanting to believe that a daddy figure will emerge will save them.

    They want Uncle Santa Claus. Yes, the FSA (free stuff army).

    And yes, I stole the Uncle Santa Claus image from Rush Limbaugh.

  15. Greg Norton says:

    They want Uncle Santa Claus. Yes, the FSA (free stuff army).

    To borrow another Limbaugh meme: Ponytail Men

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8rp-tlgqa4

    It is a slow burn so have patience and pay attention to every word he says. My wife thinks Ponytail Man is on a sex offender registry these days.

  16. Rick Hellewell says:

    Site pages and links and stuff:

    1) I fixed the https://ttgnet.com/thisweek.html . Redirects directly to the Journal page. (The http://ttgnet.com/thisweek.html should also work, since there’s an htaccess to get http to https.)

    2) Made some changes to the site home page at https://ttgnet.com . Will be fixing links in there and other places as I get that ’roundtuit’ thing.

  17. lynn says:

    2) Made some changes to the site home page at https://ttgnet.com . Will be fixing links in there and other places as I get that ’roundtuit’ thing.

    “Roberts Daily Blog is also continuing, with a wide variety of discussions still available. Check out Robert’s Journal at https://ttgent.com/journal . ”

    @Rick, you may know about this already but several of the links are to http://www.ttgnet.com instead of http://www.ttgnet.com .

  18. Rick Hellewell says:

    @lynn … yes, that is true about http links still being there. They will get changed over time.

    But the htaccess file forces those http to https, so you still get the ‘green lock’ and a secure connection to any page that you go to via http, rather than https.

    Or, at least it is supposed to….when I don’t have a dyslexic link. (The link in the new home page was wrong; I fixed it.)

  19. nick flandrey says:

    It looks good Rick, and once again, many thanks!

    nick

  20. lynn says:

    @lynn … yes, that is true about http links still being there. They will get changed over time.

    No, I am incompetent in my sayings. The ttgnet.com in the links is misspelled as ttgent.com.

    “Roberts Daily Blog is also continuing, with a wide variety of discussions still available. Check out Robert’s Journal at https://ttgent.com/journal . ”

  21. nick flandrey says:

    Girls swam well tonight, and I found out two of the other dads are conservatives. Well. Meatspace baby!

    n

  22. Ray Thompson says:

    On the road, er train, again. This time to Haltern for a night. Cool in Germany, about 60f last night. Most places don’t have A/C so the prior few days were uncomfortable at night. One night in Haltern then on to Split Croatia for a week with the beach wedding on Saturday.

  23. nick flandrey says:

    @ray, I’ll be following you on the map….

    60F would have my daughters shivering 🙂

    n

  24. ayj says:

    question

    since my childhoodd studying english, every time I said many thanks I was reprimanded (figurative) by my englisht teacher, and she said dont use spanglish.

    so?

    Yes, I know my english is me Tarzan you Jane, but it was strange to me this

  25. Clayton W. says:

    Many thanks is not in common usage in English, but I have seen it and don’t think it is incorrect.

  26. Nick Flandrey says:

    I think it is a usage that is more common when written casually than spoken. “Thanks” being the informal version of “Thank You.”

    Of course my own usage is influenced by the language I hear around me daily, and that IS spanglish, or at least english heavily influenced by spanish word usage and word order. In fact, I often find myself mirroring the accent, pacing, and word order of the native spanish speakers around me.

    n

  27. DadCooks says:

    @Nick said:

    Of course my own usage is influenced by the language I hear around me daily, and that IS spanglish, or at least english heavily influenced by spanish word usage and word order. In fact, I often find myself mirroring the accent, pacing, and word order of the native spanish speakers around me.

    That’s why I use “mucho thanks”. (just kidding)

    Since my Daughter is fluent in Spanish Spanish, Mexican Spanish, and Street Mexican Spanish as well as a number of Asian languages she delights in interjecting herself into peoples’ non-English conversations. Some folks start talking with her, but a few shut up and get the “H” away. The vast majority of those that “leave” have been talking in a derogatory manner, also often talking of how the are scamming the system.

    Anyway, English is only taught as a second language in the current pubic school system.

    Say, did you see where Federal Judge has told WA State that mooslems in prison have to be provided a meal after sundown during ramadan. It seems that the prison system “is starving” the poor mooslems. I say let them starve, their history (and current day) is full of abominations against Christians and Jews.

  28. MrAtoz says:

    Say, did you see where Federal Judge has told WA State that mooslems in prison have to be provided a meal after sundown during ramadan. It seems that the prison system “is starving” the poor mooslems. I say let them starve, their history (and current day) is full of abominations against Christians and Jews.

    I tire of all the “prisoner’s rights” Progturdians. Three squares and a cot, in a tent, with a pot belly stove.

  29. jim~ says:

    @JimL
    Thanks for the link to the Buffalo router.

    I learned Spanish from a Castilian Spanish teacher, so I find it interesting to compare the different dialects especially since I spent a lot of time in San Jose and learned Street Mexican as well. I still comprehend and Argentinian Spanish better. I’ll tell you though, Google Translate is shit at translating Spanish. Go out and buy yourself a Spanish Spanish dictionary and you’ll see what I mean!

    I’ve been having fun teaching my smartphone and tablet voice recognition. It learns rather quickly and I’m somewhat amazed even though both instruments are a couple years old. One peculiarity it has is injecting a Spanish phrase when I’m speaking in English or vice versa, and Heaven Help me if I use something in French!

  30. lynn says:

    since my childhoodd studying english, every time I said many thanks I was reprimanded (figurative) by my englisht teacher, and she said dont use spanglish.

    From James D. Nicoll:
    “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/694108-the-problem-with-defending-the-purity-of-the-english-language

    Some other quotes from James D. Nicoll:
    http://www.azquotes.com/author/49717-James_Nicoll

    My second favorite of his is “Ben Bova seems to work very hard at working in new discoveries into his Glum Future but alas, his future is glum and not that well written.”. I agree to the former but not the latter.

    I managed to piss James off yesterday. It made my day.

  31. JimL says:

    @Lynn – the same could be said for our culture. We take others’ cultures, file off the serial numbers, and treat them as our own.

    So the “cultural appropriation” thing makes me giggle. We’ve been doing it for as long as we’ve existed as a country. Who would want to stop now? What could be more American than absorbing something good from someone else?

  32. ayj says:

    Yes, It seemed funny, I remember time ago working with US co’s and doing power point some slapping (figurative) from my bosses about correct tenses and wording.

    Thats why I try to use cumbersome and alas in all the slides (slides, someone remember when it was used no power point)

    Argentiniean spanish! ja, no viejita, esto es para los chiques, ehhhh, and, try to translate por lo pandito, or, chango eh vite a lo primo? there are at least 10 versions of Argentinean spanish

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