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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Good morning, GN.

My eternal thanks to all of our men and women who paid the ultimate price in defense of our country.

And comfort to their families and friends.

I believe our lofty founding principles are still worthy ones.

May we honor the sacrifices -- and losses -- of so many of our fellow citizens by being good stewards of those same principles.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Good morning, Fatwa.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
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Very powerful, and appropriate to this day. Thank you, Sven.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
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These guys make amazing story themed albums.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

A reflective Memorial Day, Gerbil Nation.
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven.

Fatwa -- well said. Thank you.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Hope everyone’s day is winding down nicely and that it was enjoyed and celebrated as best as possible under the circumstances.

After visiting my uncle’s grave yesterday, I went through some old family albums. I’ve always felt a little cheated in terms of my family legacy as I was the youngest son of my generation, born to the youngest son of my father’s generation. My aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins were already “old” when I was born and scattered across the country so I had little time with them.

As it happened, I’ve ended up with a lot of the family’s photo albums with no one to leave them to. My cousin’s kids aren’t interested and while there’s a couple historical societies that would be interested in my grandfather’s (on my father’s side) papers and various veteran’s groups would take the WWII photos and letters, it bothers me that when I die all that history will just disappear like it never existed.

So how do I maintain at the least a virtual legacy that will stay around “forever”? Where can I put these digital images and text so that they could be available for future generations so that maybe my family won’t be forgotten? I care little for my legacy, but my grandparents and their kids deserve to be remembered.

Any ideas?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Related to the above, ten years ago I dropped a few hundred bucks on an HP photo scanner and scanned close to a thousand photos that were left behind when my parents died. I hadn’t used it since and wanted to start scanning photos from Mrs Sven’s family and from our earlier years, so I pulled it out and tried to hook it up to my “new” Windows 10 machine. No go. Software wouldn’t install and after spending several hours on the HP site trying new drivers and such, searching the google and the youtube, I gave up. Most support threads concluded with “it isn’t going to work.”

Sad as it was a good device, but I’d had enough. Dropped another couple hundred bucks on an Epson which arrived today and I’ll install that tonight.

10 years is apparently forever in the new computer world.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
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scanners are very dumb devices and therefore if there is no driver support they are just doorstops.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Boy oh boy, did I let the fukken cat out of the fukken bag today…… I’ll post today’s stream tomorrow. It’s probably too long for anyone to really want to listen to, but….. Wow, did I ever let the cat outa the bag.