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post #3961 of 4581 Old 10-06-2018, 08:47 PM
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PS: As we're both having and extended Sunday breakfast in bed, with classical music, many cups of tea, toast from home-baked bread, a divine fruit salad DH put together last night, the sun shining through the window and some Sunday reading on virtual paper, guess what Brett is reading? An essay called In The Beginning Was The Command Line. And of course it's about Linux, and OSs in general.

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post #3962 of 4581 Old 10-07-2018, 02:18 AM
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RE: @SueC & @george the mule "fossils being nostalgic"


My paternal grandmother moved to Florida before I was born, and took a job with the FAA as a teletype operator. She was likely one of the first people to have a personal computer at home. If I remember correctly, it used cassette tapes. I suspect that she and some of her workmates assembled it on their own, as I don't think there were any commercially available at the time.


Early in my military career (mid '70s early '80s), I carried the nickname "John Boy", after the main character in the TV show, the Waltons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waltons. I was often teased about my rural, hillbilly origins. My grandmother would send me letters. I got a big kick out of announcing my letter from Grandma. I would then pull out the computer generated letter on that flimsy old style computer paper with the spindle holes in the edges, and watch the city boys jaws drop.
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@Cordillera Cowboy , that's very amusing! Though why it should be so is shrouded in mystery... I mean, I used to print stuff out in dot matrix and with spindle holes when I was writing laboratory reports for my undergraduate degree. Who could afford a laser printer? Not a poor student.




And my grandma used to write me letters too, actual letters in handwriting, which is how I would reply, right up to her death in 1997.

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post #3964 of 4581 Old 10-09-2018, 08:43 AM
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Holy cow! Holy cow! Holeee cow! Took the little horse out for a spin today. Asked for a trot for the first time since we got her. She is gaited!


In changing from the walk, she hit a few real smooth strides before breaking into a normal trot. I backed her down to a walk, and asked for the trot again, but kept some contact to see if she would hold that smooth gait. She did! She has a wonderful, easy ambling gait, not fast, but comfortable and smooth.


Holeee cow!
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post #3965 of 4581 Old 10-09-2018, 09:33 AM
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Good Job, Cord!
The Filipino horses come from mostly Spanish stock? Good chance she could have "gaited" in her genetic make-up. Happy trails!

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Thanks @george the mule .


Horses here are a mixed bag. First ones likely came with Muslim traders, possibly by way of the Indian sub-continent. Then about 3 centuries of Spanish Colonization.Early Spaniards, along with their horses, had to come by way of Mexico. Later, the Suez Canal made the journey directly from Spain easier.


The came the Americans with mostly military horses. The Americans sent some cavalry from the Philippines to China, to assist the British during the Boxer Rebellion. They returned, along with a contagion of hoof and mouth disease that wrought havoc on the Filipino livestock population.


More recent imports have been thoroughbreds for the racing industry, and Australian stock. So, hard to tell.
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post #3967 of 4581 Old 10-14-2018, 11:22 AM
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Mornin' All!
It's 18F and snowing in Palmer Lake this morning.
Oily and I led a club ride at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument yesterday. We hit a perfect window for a fabulous ride; bright sun, light breeze, temperatures around 60F most of the day. The GPS on my phone said we managed 11 miles; almost all of it off-trail, altho we did sneak in a couple of tenths of a mile of park trail there toward the end; everyone, including the horses was getting tired. Off-trail is more tiring, not necessarily because of difficulty, but you have to constantly be attentive. 11 miles felt like 15 or more. Everyone had a great time.
Here are a few fotos, and a Google Earth view of the GPS track. We rode a figure-eight loop, in a clockwise direction as viewed from the parking at the top of the image.
Oh: And The Big Oil did a great job on his first tough ride after his accident last year :-)
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Morning! It's 18F here, too. With a foot of snow. Should melt off later. I only have horses to feed today, and one to move. But have a birthday party to throw tomorrow and friends coming on Tuesday.

Rode on Friday when it was really nice. Was riding my good old horse, looking at the hoards of deer that were munching down before the storm, when one of those really big exercise balls came rolling toward us, pushed by the wind from who knows where. Didn't know he could run sideways that fast for that long!

Not much rattles him, but that sure did.
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just did a quick conversion from C to F . thought it was chilly this morning at 44 F . hopefully not get too much colder too soon !!
not been riding much, had a lot of rain and wind. with the odd nice warm day thrown in for relief.

i am fed up with the speed and the greed of the world around me but i have not found nor can i offer a cure
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post #3970 of 4581 Old 10-14-2018, 11:43 PM
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We won't get our "cool" weather for a few more months. Last January, there was a night with a 10c / 50f low temp. Some of our neighbors thought the world was ending.
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