Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 25

Today is Towel Day!

Each year, May 25 is Towel Day.  Do you know why?   Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation …

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May 25

Memorial Day

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas.   I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly …

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May 10

Happy Mother’s Day

Mom and me, w-a-a-a-y back in sepia, black and white photo times…       Happy Mother’s Day, Mom 🙂

May 09

NED for 9 years!

  NED stands for No Evidence of Disease   Amazing! It’s Been 9 Years, Already.   Today is the Ninth Anniversary of my kidney cancer surgery.  These nine years have been bonus years for me.  What were the odds I’d get kidney cancer? According to my “risk factors”, I “should” have had colon cancer because …

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May 08

Is the Apple Watch Secretly waterproof?

So yes, the Apple Watch is water-resistant and you can probably take it into the pool for no more than 30 minutes, but Apple still recommends you don’t. According to the Apple Watch User Guide (bolded for emphasis): Exposure to liquid Apple Watch is water resistant but not waterproof. You may, for example, wear and …

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May 08

See the Little Icon in Your Browser?

If you see it, you probably know what it is because you installed a browser extension called something like “X-Clacks-Overhead” in memory of Terry Pratchett.  If you click on it, it says “GNU Terry Pratchett”   What in the world? The GNU Terry Pratchett plugin transmits an “X-Clacks-Overhead” header reading, “GNU Terry Pratchett” so that Terry’s …

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May 06

Apple Watch

A few weeks ago, in one of my Facebook groups, we were talking about using the JoyTunes metronome on the new Apple Watch since a couple of the piano teachers there had preordered them. I jumped in (or course!) and said that I’d been reading all I could, watching videos but I wasn’t sure if …

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May 05

Hello world!

Another new blog, another new domain name!  This one is MaryO.co   Why?  I thought I would start watermarking some of my images and I wanted something short and sweet that I could use for any of my blogs, any of my websites.  So…MaryO.co!