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Family Tree Breakthrough!

Yay!  After almost 8 years, I was finally able to break through a genealogical wall on my mother’s mother’s line. I know they were from Denmark.  However, that side of the family has last names like Nielsen/Nelson and Jensen (think Smith and Jones in America). Trying to figure out which Hans Nielsen and which Maren Jensen are “mine” has been looking for a needle in a Danish haystack (country-sized).  Their…

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Rageon’s Newest Incarnation

Well, it looks like people at Rageon.com have changed their minds once more re: what their company will be when it grows up. After saying Shopify killed their site months back, Rageon.com was down for a while, taking all my designs (and my pitiful $15 in outstanding royalties) with them.  They did, at least, send me my personal T-shirt and scarf order, so I didn’t lose that money, too.  (The…

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An Animated NFT Experiment

Since I pay each month for Adobe CC software, I figured I might as well learn some of it besides Photoshop, which I use at probably only a beginner-intermediate level. As a start, I watched a few tutorial videos on YouTube the other night, hoping to learn some of the features of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.  I came up with this project as my first go using what…

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Fosse/Verdon Miniseries

This weekend, I decided to watch the 1st episode of the Fosse/Verdon miniseries on Hulu to see if it was any good. I ended up bingeing the entire 8 episodes… I can see why it was nominated for so many awards.  Everyone in it does wonderful work.  Sam Rockwell does a great job of portraying the charm, talent, and cruelty of Bob Fosse.  Michelle Williams really gives a tour de…

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Finally! We Have a Date for Lucifer Season 5-B!!

Yay!  Netflix has finally released a drop date for Lucifer Season 5-B.  (Another show I’ve watched every ep of, many of which multiple times.) According to the official Lucifer account post on Twitter, and per D.B. Woodside, we’ll finally see on May 28th what happens seconds after Season 5-A ended.  (I won’t say specifically in case anyone was waiting to watch all 16 episodes of 5-A and 5-B in a…

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Oak Island – Will They or Won’t They?

History’s The Curse of Oak Island is one show I keep up with, week after week.  Like everyone else, I keep waiting for them to find a major treasure.  I also watch it for the tech they use to find and check out their discoveries. Something I find ironic, though, is how many treasures have been found accidentally over the centuries, all over the world, yet Oak Island keeps hiding…

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Are You Related to a Missing Buffalo Soldier?

The 92nd Infantry Division aka “Buffalo Soldiers,” the only African American infantry unit to operate in Europe during World War II, still has 53 men missing/unaccounted for since the war.  The DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) would like help identifying them, if possible. In 2014, they created the 92 Infantry Project, but were only able to identify 3 of the men at that time.  The main issue is having reference…

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Decisions, Decisions

So I ran into some fun with international sales today… My POD (Print On Demand) company quotes prices in Dollars when you create products, but then on international sales converts the cost to the local currency and charges you that instead. The Euro right now is running anywhere from 10-20% stronger, so there’s another chunk of profit eaten up I wasn’t expecting.  (Probably should have – I had read someplace…

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