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The Book of Eels, Patrik Svensson

The Book of Eels, Patrik Svensson

Five stars for this little book! The beginning about eels and the author’s childhood was enthralling, followed by a somewhat boring middle, but the the last few chapters veer in to heart-felt spirituality. It’s translated from Swedish, which gives it a quaint European...

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Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham

Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham

The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster. April 25, 1986. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and learned how old nuclear reactors were crazy dangerous, but many were built, anyways. I learned that the unfolding disaster destroyed the Soviet Union.

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A sailor’s Story, Sam Glanzman

A sailor’s Story, Sam Glanzman

Third book. I didn't like the forward or the Introduction, but the book itself was OK. Lots if iconically drawn WWII scenes of ships and soldiers. It wasn't a page-turner for me, but the longer it has been since I read it, the more I like it.

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Krakatoa by Simon Winchester

Krakatoa by Simon Winchester

I decided to start reading again. First book: Krakatoa. Very enjoyable book about how the world became smaller and more connected with one event that effected the skys worldwide, and was reported in near real time over telegraph. It was also a primer on continental...

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Whoo Hoo! OneDrive for Linux

Whoo Hoo! OneDrive for Linux

I'm excited to be using OneDrive on Linux. So far it seems to be working. The install was a bit gruesome. Don't forget onedrive --help https://github.com/abraunegg/onedrive

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Using Zoom as a Conference Room Technology

Using Zoom as a Conference Room Technology

This is how we run Zoom in my Rotary club. It's a small room with a few people sitting around eating breakfast, and half a dozen members joining on Zoom on the big TV. We made some improvements since making this diagram. Zoom...

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 The Fascinating History of this Site

This Foray in to WordPress started on or about 11/26/2017. It’s ramblings about running, computers, and sometimes food.