Off to Vega$ later this week. I’ll have some down time and I’ll play catchup then.
jumbach – the big 3-oh!
Why, oh why, can’t stupid Windows monitor the keyboard and if a dialog box is thrown up, at least reject keyboard input until there’s a noticeable pause?
Some dialog box flashed by. I have no idea what it said/meant, because as I was typing along the box suddenly cleared. For all I know, I could have just bought a new Lexus.
Then, when I shut down, I got the first BSOD ever on this laptop (the work one) – something about driver uninstalled with pending events.
Nothing useful in the Event Viewer.
I see you’ve deleted your journal…hope all is well in Packerland…
ETA – he’s back!
Yes, he’s back from the dead!
Seen many places, but last at cahwyguy
On my birthday…
- 1487 – Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses
- 1815 – Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before Waterloo. (This is here just for the snicker factor. “Quatre Bras”. Hee hee.)
- 1858 – Abraham Lincoln’s House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois
- 1884 – The first roller coaster in the United States begins operation at Coney Island, New York
- 1940 – World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Premier of Vichy France
- 1955 – Pope Pius XII excommunicates Juan Perón
- 1963 – Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space
And my favorite…
- 1972 – Burglars are caught breaking into the United States Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate building
A bit of clarification on that last one. Technically, they broke in on June 16th; they were arrested on June 17th.
- 1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
- 1890 – Stan Laurel, British-born actor and comedian (d. 1965)
- 1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer (aka “Lefty”)
- 1971 – Tupac Amaru Shakur
- 1930 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor (b. 1860) (Here because of UNIVAC, but Sperry’s corporation became involved through a 1955 merger with Remington Rand)
- 1944 – Marc Bloch, French historian (executed) (b. 1886) (Goes with Vichy above)
- 1959 – George Reeves, American actor (b. 1914) (insert Superman joke here)
- 1970 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943) (that movie still makes me cry)
- 1977 – Wernher von Braun, German-born rocket scientist (b. 1912) (“In German, or English, I know how to count down…and I’m learning Chinese!”)
- 1996 – Mel Allen, baseball announcer (b. 1913) (Wow – it’s been 10 years? I swore I heard him on TWIB last week…)
And of course, it’s Bloomsday.
I need a translation of this blog entry, proszę.