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J.P. Hart commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"ain't it SWEET all that's made already OBSOLETE bibliophile merchant can't keep Matrix in the pile so I just throw back waaaaay-way back until when hear Coltrane not to worry what might have been"
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Boanerges commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"For what it's worth, I started in newspapers on a tripewriter that had last been used to send frontline messages from the Battle of Austerlitz. Graduated to a Selectric in the mid-70s, then to a primitive word-processing tool in the newsroom.…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"That used to be the case -which is one reason Times was so popular, but I don't believe it is any longer. Modern sans serif fonts are probably more readable. That's one reason Arial is so common. Helvetica is another very common sans serif…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"Tom, I read something today about serifs. The statement was made that people read fonts with serifs (those little lines at the end of lines) more easily than sans serif fonts. For me, and for most visually impaired people, sans serif fonts are…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"Tom, I read something today about serifs.  The statement was made that people read fonts with serifs (those little lines at the end of lines) than sans serif fonts.  For me, and for most visually impaired people, sans serif fonts are…"
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Rodney Roe commented on J.P. Hart's blog post Faux the Two Party Teeter Totter! (Open Call)
"How about Beto O'Rourke (p) and Kamala Harris (vp)? Don't know anything about Amy Kobuchar. We need someone with magnetism for the presidential spot.  Otherwise I would like Kamala Harris for the #1 spot.  There are said to be…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"As for fonts, this is also less of a problem than it used to be, but keep in mind, the font you choose may not be available on the recipients computer. In that case, the receiving computer will substitute and that may screw considerably with your…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"Back in the day, I used WordPerfect, which was infinitely superior to Word. Had to reluctantly convert for reasons of compatibility with family, friends and business endeavors. However, today there are viable options, including the one I'm…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"Jon, you told me not to do it back then."
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Rodney Roe commented on Tom Cordle's blog post Shaken, Not Stirred
"TC, my wife grew up on Crowley's Ridge in Arkansas.  The ridge runs from the Missouri boot heel through the alluvial plain in Eastern Arkansas to Helena, Arkansas.  It is peculiar for a lot of reasons.  The flora is similar to…"
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Rodney Roe commented on mary gravitt's blog post THE RED FLAG PRESENTS PROTECTING MBS TRUMP & WHITE EVANGILCALS HELP MAKE ISREAL GREAT AGAIN! PART TWO: THE PERCULIAR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SAUDI KINGDOM
"The real horror of living in the era of Trump is that, while we know that any relationship with another country is not based on what is good for America, rather on what is good for Trump, we don't have a clue what the calculus is when he…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Tom Cordle's blog post Shaken, Not Stirred
"Here is the USA Today article about the 4.4 magnitude quake 80 miles southwest of Knoxville, and a discussion of the "certainty" of a massive earthquake to come.  According to this article the only unknown is when."
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"That's pretty much how Microsoft got everyone to "buy into" Windows 10.... (That  "e cf" was some kind of extraneous typo...)"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"That's pretty much how Microsoft got everyone to "buy into" Windows 10.... (That  "e cf was some kind of extraneous typo...)"
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An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 6:04am 11 Comments

This is an experiment. Recently Microsoft Office Word quit working. It starts to open and then crashes. I tried various options including restarting my computer and running a repair program. Nothing worked. I have Windows 10 (“upgraded” from Seven) a couple of years ago, and run ZoomText 10.1 for accessibility. Neither of these are new, although the programs are set to automatically update.…

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What Defines a Team Player

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 11:21am 10 Comments

Has a liberal ever thrown him(her)self on a grenade?

This is a question for which I’m not sure there is an answer.  Individuals don’t go through life categorized as to conservative or liberal leanings, and the very definitions of liberal and conservative change over time.

This question first came to me at a much younger age, although not so clearly defined, when I first heard of soldiers sacrificing their own lives to save those of their comrades by throwing their body over a…

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Winter Storm Diego, Georgia Mountains

Posted on December 9, 2018 at 2:41pm 12 Comments

 

I’m writing this with battery power on my laptop.  Sometime yesterday about noon it began to snow. And then we began to get rain.  And then it stopped.  By 1:40 this morning we had no power.  So, I’m sitting in a dark house, gas logs going, no internet and an iPad that is about out of battery power.

We are bored, but we had frozen soup and chili for just such an occasion, and I had kale soup for lunch.  It’s not as bad as it sounds.  There are other veggies and…

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The Spy in Our Homes

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 5:29am 16 Comments

 

Recently, we bought our granddaughter a smart television for Christmas.  We went over with her options and she chose a Toshiba model through Amazon.  It is loaded with Alexa.

We joked about Alexa spying on her.  She says she accepts the fact that the government knows where she is.  And, she says that she is confident that devices like smart phones and Echo Dot listen and feed information to the company they work for all of the time.  (After all, Amazon sells…

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At 4:55pm on October 25, 2017, moki ikom said…

Rodney, I don't quite understand who all can read a  comment wall.  I'm glad we friended just in case you ever want to comment on my posts because I have had to limit comments on my posts to friends because there are some non-friends here who cannot respect my notice to them that they refrain from commenting in my posts' comment section and i will not not comment in theirs.

And oddly I cannot at moment find your comment to me to which I am now responding.  Anyway, I'm no longer young in body either, though not too much vision impaired yet, I make plenty of typos and ommissions.  I had thought we were already friended but when I went to msg you, saw we weren't.  

I wanted to bring this sentence you wrote in "Something Happening  .." to your attention thinking perhaps spell check had put in a word you didn't intend.

"Flake joins a growing number of Republicans voiding (voicing?) outspoken opposition to Trump."

That's as far I got reading the post so far, will read later in evening.  I like how you write and usually what you write about.  I too am a science major, chemistry and taught high school biology, chemistry, physical and ag sciences.  I sort of minored in philosophy and religion and though went through college without ever taking a history course, have since for decades been enchanted with such.  I'm not a mediator I'm pretty sure, especially when it comes to politics, and, when it comes to economics i'm no fan of capitalism, Wall Street or land speculation.

Thanks for your reply, see you in the line up, 

mokii

(the name moki ikom has no meaning that i know of other than what one may make of it, but i've used it in some form or another for many years on line,, i do know someone named moki and that's how it started for me)

At 3:06am on July 8, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, that "Pushback" can be hell. While at Marylhurst many decades ago, I studied Change Agentry, which gave me a systemic appreciation of why all our social agitation work was far more struggle than accomplishment...and always will be ;-)

At 2:55pm on June 28, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, thanks for your invite.  I appreciate your ability to think in terms of the systems and apparatus that we rely upon to function. When its all said and done, it IS the system where our new insights have to be applied. I look forward to learning and sharing. mvn

At 2:33pm on May 1, 2015, Donna Dayer said…

I just posted and tried to implant a link. Hope I made it work correctly. Ah, scrolling above, I don't think I did. Next time!

At 5:42am on November 22, 2013, RE Mason said…

As to your question, yes, I spoke at the Eugene/Springfield UU. Twice, in fact. Once on military issues and another time on UU'ism - a two-fold path. What's your association?

At 9:58am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks, Rodney....once question, is there a way to contact your friends on here without leaving a public comment?  Lots to get used to ...

At 6:57pm on November 23, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Hi Rodney,

I just signed up…figured if you’re here I should be here too,

But what the $%##@ is going on???

 MAS

At 6:42pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Nice to see you and so many of our O.S. friends here!

:)

At 4:18pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

There's a party going on with tunes, flicks, and chat here and at Open Salon! Help us build it out of  the ashes which O.S. machinery created with slow loads, etc.? We'd love to have you.

PW

At 10:24am on August 16, 2012, lorianne said…

I'm not sure why you arent seeing the 'forgot password' option on sign in.  Try this link:  

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2F

just below the "sign in" button you should see a link for "i forgot my password"

if the link doesnt appear there, try this one:

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/requestPasswordReset?previousUrl=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2Fmain%2Fauthorization%2FsignIn%3Ftarget%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Foursalon.ning.com%252F

if none of this works, please let me know and i will make inquiries about it.  Also, sorry for the delay in responding.

thanks,

lorianne

 
 
 

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