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So long dear friend…


2017 photo100 – #14

I recently bid adieu to my 1997 Toyota 4Runner. I bought it new and in the interceding years drove the equivalent of 7.5 times around the Earth. In spite of that the chassis and mechanical systems are in good shape, however, the frame… not so much. Large sections of the frame have succumb to rust.

I have passed it along to a friend who is need of transportation and is able to repair the damage.

We’ve been through a lot together in these past 20 years; letting go of it has been a somewhat emotional experience. I bid you farewell and Godspeed my old friend.

You can see all the 2017 Photo100 shots on my Flickr page here: http://bit.ly/2017photo100

World of Warships Update Server IP address range

So I’ll admit to playing video games.  It is a guilty pleasure indeed.  I spend most of my ‘game time’ on Eve Online but that requires a fair amount of contiguous time to really enjoy.

World of Warships logo graphic
World of Warships

If I’m into a quick fix I’ll fire up World Of Warships and send a few fellow gamers to the depths of the WWII era Pacific Ocean.

Today they issued a big update to the game and my PC refused to download the update.   A quick look at my firewall indicated it was being blocked as being “a suspicious Torrent download”.  Normally it would be a simple case of adding the update server to my firewall ‘good guy’ list and all would be well.  As it happens, in this case there are several servers involved so I had to track them all down and add them all.  I thought I’d share my findings in case anyone else would find it useful (read: In case I forget in the future).

92.223.96.13, 92.223.96.14
92.223.118.4, 92.223.118.6
92.223.120.9, 92.223.120.11

These IPs served my location in Northeast North America – YMMV

 

A very sad day – The passing of Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia. CC-BY-SA 3.0

A very sad day indeed. I’ve enjoyed his work immensely and will greatly miss his cameos on the current ST movie series.

Mr. Spock’s, values, outlook and insights have contributed to the person I became. Reason over emotion, knowledge over ignorance and understanding over dogma; ideals ingrained in Mr. Spock and ones I wish to embody myself.

But dude, a singing career?  Seriously?  What were you thinking? Bad move Space Cadet. http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-way-i-feel-mw0000997017