A political disupte between Kosovo and Serbia has led to problems in the electricity grid that serves much of Europe, with a surprising result.
A Scots widow living in Portugal has been let off with a fine after burying her late husband in their garden. Edinburgh-born Louise Khan and her husband Alyn had emigrated to Portugal from Fife some four years ago, hoping to enjoy a long and happy retirement in the warm Portuguese sunshine. Sadly, Alyn was diagnosed with an inoperable... Expats Blog -
Art fairs, as a model of selling (not just presenting) artwork, have taken a bit of a beating in the press lately. First there was this in a New York Time's piece titled "At Art Fairs, Keep an Open Mind, but Watch the Wallet": But Lisa...Show More Summary
Wow, I'm tuckered out. Tough day at the office, but also some really fun and challenging racing. We started a bit late as there seemed to be trouble with the windward mark; that kind of thing is pretty commonplace in racing, but at the St. Show More Summary
It's May, and the first Gorge Cup of the season is only three weeks away; good thing conditions have been pretty good lately, with remarkably good southerlies. And yes, that really is a 9.1 - after five seasons with a 9.9/10.8 formula quiver, I've relented and added a smaller size. Show More Summary
I apologize for being a day late. Interesting numismatic-related news out of the week is coming out of the United Kingdom. The Royal Mint has introduced 26 special 10 pence coins, with each reverse having a letter of the alphabet and an image representing that letter. For example, the 10p coin with “A” honors the […]
Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been over a month since the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show. This is always my busiest time of year, and finding time to sit down and go through my notes was easier said then done. But better late than never, and in that spirit, here are some highlights of the […]
King County Democrats Chair Bailey Stober is on leave from his day job at the county assessor's office. by Heidi Groover King County Democrats Chair Bailey Stober during a meeting in late February. screenshot from facebook live The King...Show More Summary
I'm in a reflective mood lately. Looking within, through a glass darkly and all that. That's my excuse for the fact that it's March 2018 and this is my first post of the year. I also have another excuse: I've been working on a really good Litkicks article about opera. Show More Summary
So, I returned late last night from Boston where I presented three papers at the 44th Eastern Economic Association conference. Only about 70% of those preregistered made it due to weather, with airport and train station both closed on...Show More Summary
The "Late Show" host has an answer for former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg.
The optical illusion by Feliks Konczakowski that has been making the rounds on social media lately. Speculating Chaos Theory The initial idea of the “sand plotter” came out of my fascination with magnets, and I thought a steel ball drawing patterns in sand would... Read More
This quartet of sisters from Lookout Mountain, Georgia had a string of hits in the late eighties.
New for 2018: My brother Steve moved into the family's lake place on Platte late last fall after living out of state in the very early 2000's. He was so busy remodeling the place we didn't have time to fish before the lakes froze up....Show More Summary
It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single Ladies" wafts up the stairs. In the office, colleagues lift their heads. "Is that...?" someone asks. "Yup," another nods. Show More Summary
How many of you or your kids have received a virtual reality headset lately as a gift? I’m here to tell you that virtual reality headsets are THE thing lately. If you’re not familiar with how they work, virtual reality (VR) is an immersive...Show More Summary
A shocking discovery was made in late February in Wichita, Kansas: an 8-month-old puppy was abandoned by the side of the road with her eyes and mouth superglued shut. According to a Facebook post from rescue organization Beauties & Beasts,...Show More Summary
Shares of Okta, maker of technology to manage identities, saw its shares rise in late trading, after dipping briefly, as its quarterly results came in better than an initial projection offered last month, and its forecast also topped Wall Street's estimates.
Millions of Europeans who arrived late to work or school Wednesday had a good excuse—an unprecedented lag in the continent's electricity grid that's slowing down some clocks.
Ever notice that your monitor is still on late into the night? Oculus Service might be keeping your PC awake. The Oculus Rift is one of the leading PC-based VR systems on the market today, but that doesn't mean it's bug-free. One issue...Show More Summary