Just received the Northern Exposure DVD collection. The entire series, all 28 dvds!
Man! Am I gonna be watching a LOT of TV in the next few months! MWAHAHAHA!
I used to love this series, it was by far the best ever on tv!
Intelligent, cultured, and yet incredibly comical and serious at the same time!
I really miss the "go home in time to watch this week's episode" thing of way back then!
At the time I was starting my company here in Australia and life was hectic.
My son's early childhood health problems didn't help back then.
But the light-hearted moments watching NE were a welcome break from all the stress!
And now that I'm watching it again, I find myself remembering some of the feelings I had way back then as the memory of the episodes is revived. Quite good stuff.
Been having lots of fun with the "new" Samsung Galaxy Tab3 tablet. It's got one of the best screens I've ever seen for showing photos! With an extra SD card loaded with my jpgs, it's an easy and simple way to carry and quickly show around heaps of photos. There are better resolution tablets - the Google Nexus is an example - but the colour balance and saturation on the Samsung Galaxy is simply exemplar. And connected to the Chromecast dongle, it's dirt easy to get a slideshow going in the BIG screen LED tv at home! The videos I've been loading in youtube really show up well with this combo.
Definitely recommended! The Samsung can be had for less than $300, the Chromecast dongle is less than $50. Beats the crap off an iPad, with Apple's stupid policy of not providing extra SD card-based memory extensions!
My 15 minutes of fame are here: www.rtp.pt/play/p1452/e160296/…
It's an interview for a Portuguese tv program that analyzes the life of migrants in Australia. Came out real well. I start at around 8 minutes in. But there is a catch: you have to learn Portuguese to grok it!
I've also finished Mein Kampf for the second time. I do recommend everyone should read this stuff at least once. Don't get me wrong: yes, the guy was totally deranged! An A-grade racist and totally bipolar. But he also had some good points about the crap bourgeois society in Europe in the 1920s and it is an eye opener as to some of the "social engineering" techniques being used nowadays a lot around the world! If one knows the technique being used, then it is easier to fight the consequences. Ignorance is no excuse, in this day and age of easy access to just about every bit of past social knowledge. And it is *FRIGHTENING* how similar to that era our western society is turning into! NO, I'm not talking about right-wing European election results. I am talking about F-A-S-C-I-S-M. Spent most of my youth battling it and now it's coming back? Fcuk!....
Started on My Story by General Peter Cosgrove, now the RH governor-general of Australia. Cosgrove was very influential in the outcomes for East Timor independence back in 1999-2001. One of the reasons I then welcomed joining the RAAF for some "special" work: I really wanted to thank the armed forces here for how they helped the East Timorese achieve a lasting independence. And that was largely due to the actions and determination of this man. A true, true hero, and I rarely use that word nowadays! Now that I am reading his book, if anything my opinion of him has sky-rocketed. Peter Cosgrove is indeed an example to follow for anyone.
Anyways, about to resume the local SydneyOracle Meetup show series for this year. Hopefully we'll have our first in August, then a few more until November. The sponsoring company
has come up with the goods (touch and go for a while)! Great outcome! I really like these folks - too old to change now otherwise I'd be knocking on their door for a job!
Anyways - stay cool, my friends. Catchyalata and please do me a favour: be happy!