As long as it was readily in view of a police officer when he approached your vehicle, there wasn't any drama at all. The officer would step back and ask you to step out of the vehicle so there was unreachable distance between you and the weapon. I solved that by hanging it over my rear view mirror or draped across the passenger seat where the butt of the pistol could be easily seen.
Texas is having consternation fits over this. So you can carry a concealed gun with background checks but you can't carry one for the world to see? That just doesn't make sense. I sold all my firearms years ago so I don't have a hoss in this race. It seems ridiculous to see such up in arms (sorry) worry seizures about this.
I just hope they stripped out the piece that forbids law enforcement from asking for their license before it was passed.
From Christine Hall, the force behind FOSS Force:
For me, the line is drawn at Archlinux. I'd be supremely sad if that flavor ever disappeared, but the chance of that happening someday is at least greater than zero. By comparison, Debian will probably never go away, or at least not within the next 100 or 200 years. Both will certainly change, of course. I'd be genuinely worried if they stopped changing or trying new things... but may they never fade into history as another flavor of Linux that didn't stand the test of time.
Decided to check the radar map before turning in. I'm glad I did. Given the varied wind speed average, this should cross our town threshold about 12:14 AM. It isn't pretty. Two hook signatures have appeared and disappeared in the last 5 minutes. That signifies rotation and tornado probability.
thank you. By the time this line of storms hit Taylor, the width of that first ban had shrunk by half. The tornado warning had been lifted even before it got to us. Not much lightning which was a disappointment. I stayed out to shoot some of it but there was only cloud to cloud stuff and not much of that. We received 1.7 inches of rain overnight and that has completely saturated the ground. Even before last night's delivery, the ground under my feet was still squishy. This morning, more so.
Houston has gotten their asses kicked again, and that's the last thing they need. Austin, in comparison, got off relatively light. But that doesn't mitigate the loss of life here. That statement was meant for property damage alone. If you have seen the reported damage to Austin and then read my report that we got off easy, you would have a hard time believing damage like that could get worse. Houston proves the point that it can and unfortunately, did.
One song took me back to a place in 71, like I was physically there in that moment. And just because I can, TOS violations be damned, here's some of the music that drove me. The kind of music that took control of your foot on the gas pedal. Yeah...that's right, you know what I'm talking about. We all have one or two of those songs
If you have issues listening/downloading, let me know.
I am beginning to look at my resources for producing our Reglue monthly newsletter. A quick search for creating a newsletter within Linux spit out Scribus as one of the first results. I haven't looked at Scribus in a few years but the last time I did, it was horribly convoluted and almost impossible to understand. I may give it a look now though. The online production tool I have so far settled upon isn't FOSS. That's kind of a big deal. FOSS that is.
A picture says a thousand words? This one probably comes close. I'm going to tell you with a high probability rate, what just happened when this picture was taken. And more interestingly; what has a statistically monster-sized chance of happening as the game plays to its conclusion...
and quite possibly, to an nasty contusion.
I've often referred to baseball as the "cold war" sport. As a casual spectator, you will not see the constant deceipt and counter deceipt going on all around you on the playing field. If you are watching it on television, you will rarely see it at all, even if you know what to look for.
Coaches and players are constantly sending each other hand signals. They do so in order to communicate with a particular player or players, telling him to move left or right, and deeper or closer in to the infield. The catcher who's studied the batter knows he is a sucker for the high and outside pitch and gives the pitcher the hand signal to throw him his statistically-probable third strike.
Maybe a player on first base is signalled by the 3rd base coach to attempt to steal second base. Baseball coaches study entire game replays over and over again, prior to a game. They watch the last few games of the team that they are going to be playing the next day or days later. Maybe the catcher has a weak throw to second base and his pick-off statistics are in the crapper. Maybe the third baseman is playing with a sore ankle. He's the perfect weak link in the chain of events leading up to a suicide squeeze.
Moe Schmoe on second base tends to scratch himself when he wants to know how to position himself around the base pad. The coach who watched the film of this team yesterday, knows that the batter coming up to the plate pulls his hits hard to the left or right extreme so the 2nd baseman can comfortably shift any where he feels most comfortable.
Hand signals from both team's coaches fly around all throughout the game. It's probably the most brilliant strategy decisions you will never see.
So what's up with this guy? He's a Houston Astro who has just crushed a home run into the right field bleachers and he's pointing at the ball as it clears the right field fence. A bit of celebratory dance akin to spiking the ball in American football.
Here's where it gets interesting. So the guy does his home run trot around the bases, touching them with obligatory duty and steps on home plate so the score keeper can ring up the run on the jumbo scoreboard above center field. Not a big deal, right?
Nope. It has the potential to be an extremely big deal. Let me tell you how this often plays out.
The pitcher that threw that home run pitch isn't happy. He's not particularly angry about the home run. It's baseball, he let the pitch get too much of the inner corner and it got crushed. That's on him and he knows it.
It happens. Home runs get hit every day.
What chaps his ass is how the hitter made a big production about it. The pitcher perceives that the hitter is rubbing it in his face. Kind of like "my bat is bigger than yours" sort of thing. Professional baseball players with any time in the majors knows better than to do that. They run their bases and get congratulated when he steps down into the team dugout. Doing what this pictured batter did is juvenile and in extreme bad taste. He's the perfect candidate for retribution.
A couple of innings goes by without any excitement to speak of. Two innings ago, the upcoming batter is the one that put on the celebration, pointing to his home run ball. Yeah, remember that guy? He sets his feet in the batter's box and waits for the pitch. With everything he's got the pitcher delivers a blazing 97 mile per hour fastball.
Right at the batter's midsection.
The place goes nuts. Everyone who has watched the game knows this is probably going to happen. The batter falls backwards, twisting painfully to escape the red-stitched cannonball aimed at his head. The batter charges the mound with the intention of kicking the pitcher's ass. Hell yeah, everyone knows this is going to happen so both benches clear and rage onto the playing field. The pitcher and batter are locked into a punching wrestling match while each team trying to break it up. Which, in turn, leads to a 45 man bar room brawl...
At the pitchers mound.
Here's a good compilation of said brawls:
The umpire was ready for this to happen, normally, if the batter had not charged the mound, the umpire would have halted the game for a minute to warn each team that this behavior will not be tolerated.
Bench-clearing brawls are not as prevalent as they were in the 70's and 80's, but they can lead to permanent, career-ending injuries. Go ahead and look it up. What happened to this kid? Fortunately, that pitcher was pulled before he appeared at the plate again. but it is, albeit rare, the way the game is played at times.
Hoooo-leeee friggin cow...what a flood of memories. Undisputed truth/smiling faces, Rod Stewart/Maggie May, Dave Edmunds/I Hear You Knockin', The Grass Roots/Temptation Eyes. Wow. The oddest part of this era of rock or pop music was the fact that you could find Perry Como and Andy Williams on the same charts with The Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull. Not to mention Rare Earth and Janice Joplin. A time when Motown was comfortable on the same charts as rock and pop music.
But in all, this time period had some great music.
- ReglueExecutive Director, 2005 - presentI oversee the intake, inventory, refurbishing and placement of computers donated to Reglue. I coordinate the placement of those computers into the homes of financially-disadvantaged kids in Central Texas. I maintain the inventory of parts and other items needed for the operation of the organization. I also act as outreach contact for Reglue.
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