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Flyover images of mountains on Pluto

RichC
As a boy growing up enamored with the NASA Apollo program and going to the moon in the 1960s, I’m still a little peeved at Pluto’s demotion from planet status. Nevertheless, I’m amazed at the New Horizon spaceship’s video flying over the mountains of Pluto. Amazing and a worthwhile Friday Filler on MyDesultoryBlog.com.

A curved glass bird feeder idea

RichC
For those with with a love for feeding birds and access to a curved piece of glass (or perhaps the ability to heat and curve plexiglass???) … here’s an interesting project idea. Click on image for a short .mp4 video Although having this bird feeder in your window might get old after a while, it would be a great idea for those shut-in or able to convince an assisted living facility to be able to put this in a window.

Working with MarsEdit for MyDesultoryBlog.com

RichC
This is a test only post from a new to me Mac app called MarsEdit. It is similar to my much loved Open Live Writer on Windows, but without a few of the features or ablity to preview the blog format while typing. Still I’m going to give it a try and see if I can adjust to it. Just added my own macro to MarsEdit with the “Read More” tag to split posts (missing).

Blame Noah Webster

RichC
You would think that after 60+ years that I would comfortably remember which spelling of for the past tense of ‘cancel’ was the common American English version and which was British English version. When it comes to a few words that I stumble over, I still need to check with Merriam-Webster. British vs. American English Another fine example that has answers of varying degrees of complexity is the question of how many Ls one should use in the past or present participle form of the verb cancel.

Additional leverage when turning a screwdriver

RichC
Additional leverage when turning a screwdriver
Here’s a tool tip that isn’t widely known: If you need a little more screwdriver leverage  … or your hands are slippery … check to see if a hex socket or wrench will fit on the handle of your screwdriver to give you a little additional torque (a 1” socket works for my standard Craftsman screwdriver). Just be sure you have enough down-pressure on the screwdrivers as with all the addition torque it is easy to strip out the fastener heads … be they straight blade or Philips heads.

Happy New Year 2023

RichC
A Second test embedding non-YouTube video While including YouTube video is built into Hugo, using rawhtml is not.1 So this is a 2nd mp4 self-served video test for New Year’s Day 2023 to see how it is handled. BTW … beware of black ice this time of year! How to add a video to a Hugo post ↩︎

Self Hosted Video Test

RichC
A first test embedding non-YouTube video While including YouTube video is built into Hugo, using rawhtml is not.1 So this is a test mp4 self-served video to see how it is handled. How to add a video to a Hugo post ↩︎