Tonight we updated the software running diablog (WordPress), and the theme, and a few plugins. All went smoothly- as far as I can tell – and you should not see any difference.
Since all the last updates went without the usual FUBAR, I would like to say a big thank you to the thousands of programmers, coders, developers, translators, maintainers, bug hunters, aka people who make all this possible.
To all the volunteers in Free Open Source Software: Thanks a lot!
The ever watchful and mechanically minded Erika
has sent us a gem of developments in the mechanical world. I am not sure what kicking it achieves other than proof of stability but don’t doubt that someone somewhere will object on the grounds of cruelty to robots!
Mind you, it makes you wonder what armaments the US military will come up with for it!
Yours, diablog, on a lead
Last week I commented on Engine Room’s post regarding Percy Sledge to the one hit wonder of Lieutenant Pigeon and just had to give you all a treat!
In all its glory as a start to the week..
and forever in our hearts.
Yours, diablog, smoulderin’
Usually my weekend starts with classical music. The following is a classic, just of a different kind:
Glynsky might disagree, but The InvernessDruid might be with me.
Rock your weekend,
I had mentioned earlier that this week could be car dominated – wrong! Maybe next week.
sent this clip to assist any traveller to Ethiopia (Smiles?) needing to cross Meshkel Square – no traffic lights, no markings no nuffing! Well done Health and Safety!
As you watch this time elapse clip, notice nearly all pedestrians cross on the right hand side – when you’ve been Smiles, try it on the left, just for me!
Yours, diablog, duckin’ and divin’
In case the name does not mean something to you, you will know this song:
from 1966, with a revival after a Levi’s commercial in the 80s.
Following Engine Room’s ‘continental’ visit post last week it seemed a good idea to stay in Europe for a while – and involve cars!
Loved this one, sent by Erika
who lives in Cognac – so that means not really ‘car friendly’ (must support local industry!) and a rather horizontal time to come.
A good start to what I think will be a ‘motoring’ dominated week.
Don’t think booze has this effect!
Yours, diablog, with a vat in hand