October, 2017 archive
Rex Stout was a damned fine writer.
Now that I am rereading them from the perspective of having made my living with my pen for a lifetime, I realize that the man was not “just a mystery writer” (Mickey Spillane was “just a mystery writer”), he was a wordsmith. Like Kerry Greenwood, he made words dance.
Dick Polman explores why Trump’s dupes, symps, and fellow-travelers couldn’t care less about indictments or law-breaking.
Mike wonders why Republicans and their vocally self-proclained “Christian” supporters are willing to condemn children to sickness and death through their failure to renew CHIP. (Warning: Language.)
Learn about the wonderful world of free and open source. Use computers to do what you want, not what someone else wants you to do. Learn how to use GNU/Linux and its plethora of free and open source software to get stuff done with computers.
It’s not hard; it’s just different.
Who: Everyone in TideWater/Hampton Roads with interest in any/all flavors of Unix/Linux. There are no dues or signup requirements. All are welcome.
Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room (map). (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.
Be polite to your neighbor.
He then realized after seeing his arm bleeding and the hole in the wall that he had been peppered by a shotgun blast.
Rosette said his neighbors and the person who had shot the gun came running after they heard him yell.
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, some of this stuff makes Three Stooges shorts look like Shakespeare.