Friday Featurette #277

The Wife in the bathroom getting ready for a photo sessionWith all of the popular browser starting to display warnings about “insecure” sites, I’ve been experimenting with changing this blog to be secure only. Everything should be the same except the warning now should be replaced by a padlock icon. I don’t know if I’ll keep the configuration permanently. But, now, even If I revert back, I know the best way to set everything up when I need to. Yet one more task that is a lot more difficult to perform with WordPress than it should be.

Have a great weekend. We hope you have a Monday off and can enjoy a three day one.

Friday Featurette #275

The Wife standing naked in front of the mirror drying her hair

Best of luck to whomever you are rooting for in the Super Bowl. We’re hoping for a competitive game without another 4th quarter comeback by the league’s MVP. They have already been in more games than anyone else. And, of course, our favorite team home is watching on TV. An upset is not very likely, but we’re hoping. Have a great Super Bowl weekend!

Friday Featurette #274

We are definitely ready for the weekend. Its supposed to be warmer; but, wet and rainy. Better than cold and snowy but not nearly as good as hot and sunny. I don’t expect the weather to be warm enough to get out and row every January and February. But, there have been a lot of days where I needed my big coat. It’s probably wishful thinking; but I put the snow suit I wear to shovel back in the basement. We’ll see if I was being overly optimistic. “Light” snow is forecast for Monday. Here is a higher quality video than what we usually post. Have a great weekend.

Friday Featurette #271

The Wife and I will be on vacation the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day as will not be posting until January. We will be around. Just super-busy with several important things going on. We should post again in a couple of weeks.

Until then. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Tuesday Two For #269

The Wife standing naked in front of the mirror drying her hairThe Wife is slowly recovering from the flu. She’s getting better every day; but she’s still not back to her normal self. So, this week we’re just posting a few candid photographs. We should have more photos of our regular “activities” next week.”

Friday Featurette #268

Today we are posting a short video clip made with Corel VideoStudio X10. It’s a big file to be so short. If it were longer it would need to be down-sampled. But, it was quick and easy to add a mosaic (pixilation) effect with the track motion filter. Unfortunately, it can’t do anything about the sound.

Friday Featurette #262

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionIt’s not quite over; but we seem to have survived Friday the 13th with no mishaps. Looking forward to a typical Saturday (and Sunday). We’ve got a lot of chores. But; we still plan to enjoy the last warm day is in the weather forecast. It’s likely the last warm, sunny day we will see until next spring.

Have a Great weekend.

Friday Featurette #261

I just upgraded a WordPress plugin which totally broke this site. I had to delete and reinstall in order to get things working. I knew what caused the issue so it was easy to fix. But I wonder about all of the people who have automatic updates turned on. They would have had no idea what happened. Anyway, here is another video to kick off the weekend. It’s not a long weekend for us; but we still have a busy couple of days planned. Have a great, and hopefully three-day weekend.

Traditional Thursday #259

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionI installed a new version of WordPress, the software that runs this blog, today. Security updates are good. But new version needs a lot more testing before being releases so that sites don’t require constant updates. Sadly, there are few if any good alternatives, especially ones that are truly in the spirit of FOSS.