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These are four words that I quite honestly thought I'd never see all together.
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If you like zucchini ;)
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Strangely drawn to watch Richard III.  I'll probably have to stop half-way through so Kat doesn't get spoilers, but whatver.

And I promise, this has nothing to do with anything in the current news, except perhaps all the NSA BS that's still going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXc0-EME0C8
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I should watch Titus, as well...

Pacino's documentary might not speak to many.

When I was a kid my Mom was involved in community theatre—so I had opportunity to see the development of of a play.

Pacino's Richard was just that: a documentary following the development of a play.
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It's like when the beer truck breaks down....
 
Uh, International Space Station, this is Ground Control...your supplies are going to be a little late
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rustle rustle rustle
Teenage skunk wanders onto the patio.
Me:  "Hi there!"
Skunk:  *rustle*
Me: "I think you want to go the other way"
Skunk:  _rustles back off into the dark_

It's not typical, but it's not the first conversation we've had with the family that lives nearby.
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Hard to say +Bruce Shark.  I don't think I've ever heard one talk :)
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Nothing says "Friday" like watching other people play golf. #senioropen
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Second-guessing history....

How much better would Monty Python and the Holy Grail be if they had made bunnies a running gag?  
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Holy Grail had the Trojan Rabbit, and the "vorpal bunny" (huge teeth like this: fffft fffft ffft).  I think they could have worked the concept into the movie an a number of ways.  The Knights who said "ni" could have demanded a carrot patch, for example.
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W00t! It only took a year (in the typical government fashion) but I finally got the copyright for the Chronic Health Journal. It's all bona fide and stuff now :D

http://www.amazon.com/Chronic-Health-Journal-Regaining-Control/dp/1499683790/
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I don't recommend it, but sometimes being a gimp doesn't completely suck.

#2015senioropen

edit: they were very cool about the whole thing.  They had a bunch of free scooters (like the one I'm sitting in) as well as a whole bunch of 4-seat carts to take people between holes and stuff.  Some of the bigger holes even had spots where we didn't have to drag ourselves into the grandstands.  Good times.
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I've got pretty narsty osteoarthritis in one of my feet from a car accident a number of years ago.  Except for around the house, I'm usually on a cane - and for something like this I take a couple handfuls of all the OTC stuff we have in the medicine cabinet :/
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So five+ hours of my life went into combing through these awesome photos and deciding what I liked best, and why.  

I'm not going to ruin the surprise, so you'll just have to stay tuned at +ViewBug - Photo Contests to find the results in the next day or three.

http://www.viewbug.com/blog/city-lights-photo-contest-finalists

 On a related note, all y'all should check out their contests.  There's usually something for everyone, good prizes,  (The winner here gets an Apple TV, and they're not all "HAHA we own ur photos" like a lot of contests.
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An interesting power/tech thing:

I was decompressing from the Senior Open this evening, and at the same time in a discussion partly about solar power.

So, I called +SolarCity to talk to the nice people there about getting a system set up at my place.  I haven't read all the teeny details, but it seems to, at the worst, be just under parity vs my current grid costs.  Not to go into details, but it doesn't seem like a horrible idea.

But that's not the interesting part.  The interesting part is this:
Assuming I'm going to go solar, one of the requirements for me is energy storage for night-time use.  I mean, it seems slightly silly to sell excess power to the grid during the day, and then buy some of it back that night, right?  

So, one of the reasons I called Solar City was because Elon Musk, and they have that fancy Powerwall battery that Tesla introduced at the end of April (less than three months ago, anyway).  Here's a $5K power pack that can run my home for a couple of days of bad weather.  Sweet.

But there's a problem.  They'll come out and do the site engineering here in a few weeks to see if it makes sense for both of us (it's a leased system agreement), but they couldn't do in install until next March.

Why?  Because I want the battery.  They don't have any.  None.  Every one is already sold out for the next nine months.  In two months they've sold all the batteries.

And even more interesting, is that if the guy is right, v2.0 (due in March) will be about $1K less, and have twice the storage capacity.  

But yeah, PowerWall sold out in two months.

Edit:  two things - one, reservations for 2015 filled up in the first week.  That's around 80,000 batteries.  Two, much if this is reservations, so real numbers can vary depending on how many reservations turn into actual sales.  But, they can't overbook like the airline industry. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-08/tesla-s-battery-grabbed-800-million-in-its-first-week
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If you see an electric car +Dion V,  there's a good chance it's Tesla batteries.  I don't think there aren't many companies doing large-scale production.  Tesla and Panasonic are the ones really working hard (and collaborating) on next gen.

I suspect the in the next two or three years, we're going to see some enormous changes in battery tech.  Hopefully the lab advances in solar tech will keep up (part of why I'm sitting on the fence still)
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I'm now trying very hard to not think about this.
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It always is, Steve.
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
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+Ricardo Williams my pleasure.  I was just looking at the results and thought it may be useful if the story goes that way :)

+Jason Kowing thanks :)  I chose that one out of the collection for that purpose :)

I wish I could have drawn the rose petals out more without ruining the mood, but ah, well.
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"And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up." - Richard Avedon

I live, breathe, eat, and sleep photography.  A selection of what I've done is available for viewing, and purchase should you choose, at www.squareheadphotography.com
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Granted, it's been 10+ years since I ate there, but it's still something we talk about. The setting is gorgeous, the food phenomenal, the experience memorable - put it this way, if I were anywhere near, I'd go well out of my way for dinner. By memorable, I texted my ex earlier today, making sure I was right that we'd actually stayed in Kobern-Gondorf, and her response was "yes, remember that restaurant?" And her mom, who'd told us about it took my son to Germany over the summer and that was a 'must stop'. She reported that it was as wonderful as ever. I can't speak to the hotel, but based on the restaurant staff, I would try to book a room there before I tried any other +place as well.
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Overpriced, over-condimented and poorly cooked. Basically, $13 gets you an admittedly large fish taco, but its so smothered in veggies, refried beans, and what tastes like picante sauce made in New York City that you'd be better off eating, well, anywhere else. If you do manage to find a piece of fish in all that, you'll the so-called "grilled" option resembles sad, gray lumps that would make the former (Ahi the day we were there) owners of the flesh spin in their watery graves. Two stars because the portions of whatever it us they served us were large, and still not as bad as Taco Bell (though not by much)
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reviewed 11 months ago
You know what they say about Army Depots - unexploded ordinance, chemicals with funny names that will melt your brain, stuff that glows in the dark... Well, the Sacramento Army Depot was closed in 1995, and was designated a Superfund site in 1987. What does that mean? Well for SAAD, it means that the dirt is clean and most of the nasty chemicals have been removed from the groundwater - save a few places but as of the US EPA evaluation in 2012 it seems the groundwater mitigation will be done soon too. So, 4 stars out of 5 for reducing (if not virtually eliminating) the chance of a Zombie Apocalypse starting there.
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Fresh fish and a friendly staff. Oh, and phenomenal rolls. I swear I'm addicted to the barbecued albacore though. One caveat - Thursday nights are $1 sake nights. The service can be slow because it can be crazy busy.
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Awesome coffee, both on premises and take-home beans. Plan to end up taking home a couple of pounds.
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Shige has to be one of the best sushi places in the Sac Metro area. Unlike the loud, sports-bar atmosphere of Mikuni's, the atmosphere is subdued, and much more an atmosphere dedicated to people that are serious about fish. The staff, from the waitpersons that run the tables to whichever chef is working, are always courteous and helpful - we've even had several nights where we've sat at the bar, and the chef has made up rolls on the fly to suit our whims. The fish itself, is exemplary. Always perfectly fresh and delicate. If you need your sashimi fix, you won't go wrong. I also highly recommend the monkfish liver appetizer - we've been known to make the trek over there sometimes just for that. All in all, I consider it a must try.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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