tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:/posts jvjv at posthaven 2018-05-15T20:35:03Z Jim Ventola tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1283902 2018-05-15T20:35:03Z 2018-05-15T20:35:03Z A Must See If There Ever Was One

These women are amazing. I cannot even imagine how they got to this point.

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1281814 2018-05-09T17:45:37Z 2018-05-09T17:45:37Z Credentialing the Poets

From an English Departmental email

Next up is a poetry course. If you or someone you know on campus has an M.F.A. in poetry and is a practicing poet, please contact me, as we need your help designing and teaching this class.


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1281619 2018-05-08T19:38:40Z 2018-05-08T19:38:41Z Frank Butler's "Arranging Music for the English Concertina"

Frank Butler's Arranging Music for the English Concertina with An Introduction to Harmony.

 This booklet was produced by Frank Butler as a supplement to his second tutor for the instrument, English Concertina Two.  A wonderful example of an early self-published book, and still useful for any musician.


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1280501 2018-05-05T01:36:24Z 2018-05-05T01:36:24Z Incel--the Endpoint of the Welfare State

“The 25-year-old man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Toronto with a van, killing 10 people and injuring 15 more, reportedly warned of an “Incel Rebellion” on Facebook before the attack, says Fox News. What is “incel” you ask? It stands for “involuntary celibates” and refers to low beta males or maybe gamma males who can’t get the women they want and are angry. Apparently, the group claims that since women will have nothing to do with them, the government should supply them with prostitutes.

I learned of all this in the last hour from a friend. After my initial shock and surprise, I realized that these losers are being perfectly consistent with Obama’s Jula ad and the trend of our beloved Welfare State. If safety is a right, if food is a right, if housing is a right, if education is a right, if healthcare is a right, if gender euphoria is a right, then why is sex not a right?

Of course, if these turn out to be a bunch of libertarian free market types or paleo cons, then they are crazy hypocritical whining narcissists. But if they are sjw types, or Democrats in general, then they are simply being consistent.

Just what IS the endpoint of the Welfare State? And how can we distinguish it from the Safety Net for those inclined to look to Big Brother, Sister Government to solve all problems.

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1278041 2018-04-28T23:47:08Z 2018-04-28T23:47:09Z You have a chat waiting in Evernote!

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1277699 2018-04-27T22:52:53Z 2018-04-27T22:52:53Z How to Fix Persistent Dropbox Sync Issues on a Mac
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How to Fix Persistent Dropbox Sync Issues on a Mac

How to Fix Persistent Dropbox Sync Issues on a Mac

Tags: bugfix • Mac OSX
Oct 7, 2014 • n8henrie
Bottom Line: Try deleting the filecache.dbx file if you have a sync problem that isn’t fixed by following the official Dropbox instructions.
I had a persistent sync issues with Dropbox for several weeks — it was running continuously and revving up the CPU on my Mac (as shown in Activity Monitor). It would show the “syncing” icon in the task bar, and if I clicked to see what was syncing, it would just cycle between tens of thousands of files to sync, then thousands, then hundreds, then just a few… and then jump back up to several thousand.
I think it probable has something to do with me keeping a few git repositories and virtualenvs in Dropbox (mostly for the automated backup, which has come in handy).
The first few things I tried were following the official Dropbox instructions for this problem. Unfortunately, it required me to re-set all my  “Selective Sync” settings. Even worse, it didn’t fix the issue.
Next, I tried checking for problematic files using a Dropbox-hosted tool I didn’t even know about: https://www.dropbox.com/bad_files_check. I found a handful of files with invalid file names, which I either renamed or deleted. (By the way, I have to mention this great rename utility available in Homebrew, brew install rename). Unfortunately, that didn’t work, either.
Next, I found out that Dropbox (v2.10.30) has a hidden “fix permissions” tool. It’s hidden behind the Unlink This Dropbox button in the Account tab in Dropbox’s preferences — you have to hold down the option button to reveal it. For some strange reason, it doesn’t show up on my Mac unless I first click another button on that tab. However, if I click the Selective Sync’s Change Settings...button, I can then hit esc to get back out of that screen, and suddenly the Fix Permissionsbutton shows up when I hit option. Weird.
Once again, that didn’t fix my issue. Neither did numerous restarts, or repairing permissions on my Mac. I did find that deleting the ~/.dropbox folder fixed the issue for a while, but it made me reset selective sync settings and such… and when the problem came back, I didn’t want to go through that again, so I set out to find what it was in that folder that fixed the issue.
The solution I’ve finally come up with is that deleting ~/.dropbox/instance1/filecache.dbx seems to be the fix. Because I have a suspicion this is related to git / virtualenv and Dropbox, I assume there’s some component of permissions problems, so I’ve been repairing permissions as well (but as I said, this alone doesn’t fix the problem).
Because people may have different paths for their Dropbox, I can’t say this will work for everyone, but it might be worth a shot if you’re going nuts over this problem like I was. If you know your Dropbox installation is not immediately under your home folder, you’ll need to change the commands slightly, but this should work for a default installation.
  1. If you haven’t already, you should probable try the “official” fixes first (see above).
  2. Repair Dropbox permissions as described above (Preferences -> Account -> click something, then hit escape, then option to reveal the button).
  3. Quit Dropbox.
  4. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Caution — if you don’t know what you’re doing, typing the wrong command in Terminal could be a disaster.
  5. Copy and paste in this command:
    [ -f ~/.dropbox/instance1/filecache.dbx ] && echo "File exists"'!' || echo "Sorry, I don't see the right file."
    If it says that the file exists, type the command below. Otherwise, you’ll have to search around and find filecache.dbx.
    [ -f ~/.dropbox/instance1/filecache.dbx ] && rm ~/.dropbox/instance1/filecache.dbx
  6. Restart Dropbox.
Hopefully you’ll find that Dropbox has to do a little sync to catch up, but afterwards works as expected.

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1277698 2018-04-27T22:49:12Z 2018-04-27T22:49:12Z Bruce Leutwyler shared a note with you in Evernote

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1277412 2018-04-27T02:39:15Z 2018-04-27T02:39:15Z Why Alfie Cannot Leave

I think this explains why the parents' wishes for their baby matter not one jot in freedom loving England.

https://ricochet.com/513542/why-alfie-cannot-leave/


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1272061 2018-04-13T02:49:42Z 2018-04-13T02:49:42Z "What Were They Thinking?" Department

Residents of a Dutch town say they've endured "psychological torture" due to a "singing" road, prompting officials to close it after only one official day in use.

The road, equipped with special strips on the asphalt, plays the tune to the anthem of the province of Friesland when cars drive over them at 60 mph. 

Although created as a novelty, but also to improve road safety, residents of a nearby village said the constant noise was irritating and keeping them up at all hours of the night.

"I'm going nuts. You can't sit outside and you can't sleep at night," said Sijtze Jansma. 

The BBC reports a spokesman for Friesland province said the strips were installed Friday as an experiment on how to "influence the behavior of our drivers," but added, "I was there myself and if you're living there it was unpleasant."

 http://www.wfmz.com/news/odd-news/dutch-residents-singing-road-is-psychological-torture/728610095


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1264588 2018-03-23T21:23:59Z 2018-03-23T21:23:59Z Miss Otis Regrets--ironically authentic Lonny Donergal version

Since Porter wrote the song at a cocktail party with his Yale chums to parody a cowboy lament that was playing on the radio, this version seems appropriate. (Still, no one tops Ella Fitzgerald--ever.)

 

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1264240 2018-03-22T22:43:24Z 2018-03-22T22:43:24Z 18th Century Outdoor Movie Capture

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1263305 2018-03-19T22:21:54Z 2018-03-19T22:21:54Z Sad

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1251399 2018-02-22T19:54:05Z 2018-02-22T19:54:06Z The Modes Explained Beautifully
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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1251394 2018-02-22T19:23:26Z 2018-02-22T19:55:51Z This is Getting Creepy

Alexa skills: the Triumph of the Virtual over the Virtuous. "Alexa, play relaxing sounds." "Alexa, give me a compliment." "Alexa, read me a bedtime story." "Alexa, help me meditate."


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1251390 2018-02-22T19:15:13Z 2018-02-22T19:15:13Z Reform is Not Enough

That some "minor" adjustment to second amendment rights will solve the "crisis" (which should never be wasted) of school shootings seems dubious, in fact, impossible of belief.  It would take draconian action, both on gun access and police practice, to rid ourselves of the scourge.  If that is so, then those urging reform are really urging repeal. 

If they succeed they will be disappointed in the result. Reality bites. 

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1243764 2018-02-07T03:22:34Z 2018-02-07T03:24:12Z Thomas H. Huxley with Skull and Side Whiskers

From the front matter of The Harvard Classics, Vol.22. "Essays English and American." Charles Eliot Norton, editor, emerges this image of the naturalist.

What a pose. Hamlet with the skull of Yorick, he is not. His skull is a mere object of study, held as any object would be, the hand in pocket pose making sure that no idea of reverence or even awe would be welcomed by the man whose gaze confronts us with intelligence and a hint of amusement, I fancy.

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1242041 2018-02-02T20:45:08Z 2018-02-02T20:45:08Z Nasty Birds, Geese but Some Taste Shadenfreude Dead Goose Attacks Hunter]]> Jim Ventola tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1240075 2018-01-30T03:12:27Z 2018-01-30T03:12:28Z Why Everyone Needs an Accordion


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1238463 2018-01-26T20:31:59Z 2018-01-26T20:31:59Z New Rendition of a Renato Carasone classic.


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1237937 2018-01-25T21:11:42Z 2018-01-25T21:19:51Z A Suppressed Photo Surfaces

Of course, all pols have such skeletons. "What difference, at this point, does it make?"



https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/photo-of-obama-louis-farrakhan-to-be-released


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1231066 2018-01-12T19:54:07Z 2018-01-12T19:54:58Z Basic Counterpoint

Composing using counterpoint. Two lines. Excellent presentation of what, if you think about it, is the defining feature of Western music. I wish my lectures had been this clear.



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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1230605 2018-01-11T23:31:08Z 2018-01-12T19:44:52Z Johnson on Resentment

"The cup of life is surely bitter enough without squeezing in the hateful rind of resentment." --Samuel Johnson

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1229968 2018-01-10T21:21:30Z 2018-01-10T21:21:30Z Tidbits from Alexander Pope A reviewer of Maynard Mack's biography of Pope, writing in the National Review in 1986

Mack offers sound but unoriginal readings of the poems and reminds us that, after Shakespeare, Pope "contributed more to our common language than any other poet." He also examines Pope's astonishing technique and diversity of tone, which ranged from the erotic wit of The Rape of the Lock ("Oh Hadst thou, Cruel!, been content to seize / Hairs less in sight, or any Hairs but these!") and the subtle sensitivity of An Essay on Man ("The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!/ Feels at each thread, and lives along the line") to the inquisitive arrogance of the inscription on the collar of the Prince of Wales's puppy ("I am his Highness' Dog at Kew,/Pray tell me Sir, whose Dog are you?") and the savage pride in the power of the satirist in 1738 ("Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see/Men not afraid of God, afraid of me").

The last quotation is interesting. The frail Pope refused to cower in fear of those who might do him physical harm, but he did not venture out without his Great Dane (Bounce) and two pistols.


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1217336 2017-12-16T00:48:57Z 2017-12-16T00:48:57Z Net Neutrality Hysteria Fixer

Best thing I've read about this kerfuffle on stilts.

https://ricochet.com/477269/net-neutrality-a-guy-in-the-trenches/comment-page-2/#comment-4011376


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1212322 2017-12-06T19:57:09Z 2017-12-06T19:57:10Z How to Play Hardball Obama Style

From the always worth reading Byron York comes this useful chronology: 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-in-trump-russia-probe-was-it-all-about-the-logan-act/article/2642434


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1206657 2017-11-21T22:26:44Z 2017-11-21T22:26:44Z How the Mighty...

Found on the web:

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1206448 2017-11-20T20:56:50Z 2017-11-20T20:56:50Z Birds of a Feather

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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1206119 2017-11-19T02:19:17Z 2017-11-19T02:19:17Z Roy Moore and Jane Austen

A nice bit of dialogue from the pages of Ricochet.com

Person A.  So is the fact that as a 30+ year old man he was trying to pick up 16 year olds not bad enough? Because to me that alone seems to call much of his character into question. Not to mention his weaselly non-denials of this fact but of all the facts around this fact. I guess this will all hinge on what the meaning of is is. Right?

Person B. He was a young man (30) just home from Vietnam who wanted a girlfriend. In Alabama in the 70’s women his age were either already married or divorced. A man in search of a wife pretty much had to turn to younger women. Women have been conditioned by novels and movies to go for older guys for a long time. Lauren Bacall was 20 when she told the 44-yr. old Humphrey Bogart, “ If you want me, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”


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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1203949 2017-11-07T23:39:28Z 2017-11-07T23:39:57Z Juror Asks, "What's a Senator?"

Bob Menendez juror interrupts deliberations to ask judge, 'What is a senator?': Report

by Naomi Lim | Nov 7, 2017, 6:05 PM

A juror taking part in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., interrupted deliberations Tuesday to ask the presiding judge: "What is a senator?"

U.S. District Judge William Walls refused to answer the juror's question and similarly denied their request for a transcript of the closing argument from Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, per Bloomberg.




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tag:jvjv.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1202853 2017-11-02T20:20:11Z 2017-11-02T20:20:12Z Put Sam Dorman on Your "Dishonest Journalist" Queue

Rick Perry, speaking about places with no street lights, etc. suggests that energy makes us safer and this is what we get from the SnarkMeisters:

Rick Perry Suggests Fossil Fuel Use Will Help Prevent Sexual Assault


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