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Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Basking in the simple joy of existence.
In these home improvement shows they keep tearing out the ceiling fans. I'LL GIVE YOU MY CEILING FAN WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!
And my popcorn ceiling! - Ken Morley
Seriously! - L to tha B from Android
Well, you can have my ceiling. But in GA, there's a reason for the fan! - L to tha B from Android
I hate when they do that. There is a reason why they are there!!! - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
It's not really worth putting in a/c here as it's only required a couple of week a year, but the ceiling fans have been going non-stop for the past 6 weeks. Plus I'd rather have the doors and windows open. :) - Ken Morley
I remember hating that even back in the days of Trading Spaces. - L to tha B from Android
I am looking at ceiling fans right now to replace one that got dislodged in our earthquake. - Anne Bouey
I hope all these ceiling fan haters live with heat flashes.....they will change their tune. ;) - Janet from FFHound!
Ceiling fans are pretty useful. - John (bird whisperer)
I think it stems mostly from the fans that they had were rather ugly and wouldn't go with what they were changing. That being said, I enjoy ceiling fans and there are some amazingly beautiful fans that are available. But I can't stand popcorn ceilings... - Chris Topher
Older houses with high ceilings do well with ceiling fans. There's someplace for the heat to rise, and lots of clearance. Things are out of proportion in a more recent, low-ceilinged house. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Popcorn ceilings and shag carpets are going to be a thing again soon. Mark my words. ;) - Ken Morley
... I forgot avocado appliances. :) - Ken Morley
Have both and hate both. I'll deal with the fans, but popcorn ceiling has looked tacky since I was a kid. This is the first place I've lived in in almost 24 years that has popcorn ceilings. So gross. - Anika
Another decade and my 1993 decor is going to be awesome! - Ken Morley
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Can't stand popcorn ceilings!!! The popcorn ceiling here makes the rooms look gloomy (all the shadows) and hold smooshed bug remains. I like ceiling fans better than ac though. - Heather
Port an M&Ms
So good! :) - Ken Morley from email
Mmmmmm. Port. - Jennifer Dittrich
The fruit flies love them some port. :) - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
I like Port and Tollhouse cookies. My Christmas treat. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This may need to become a tradition. - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
This iPhone is crap! The volume buttons do nothing... The thing is still tiny!
The buttons adjust the volume of the whole universe, so you probably didn't notice. - David Lounsbury
Ah okay, I thought I was going to have to make a trip to the Genius Bar. ;) - Ken Morley
Day 42 - Second racking
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I'm amazed at how well this is turning out. It already tastes very nice; good tannins, nice and dry (I cut back on the recommended sugar about 20%). #plumwineproject - Ken Morley
The red blush on the plums have given it a light pink colour, which should deepen a bit once it ages. I don't know if I'm going to be able to leave this alone for a year. :) - Ken Morley
My hibiscus enjoys being outside.
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic -
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic
What would be the most ironic item to have delivered by Gdrone? - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Amazon or iTunes gift cards? An iRobot drone? - Jennifer Dittrich
"The Best of the Jefferson Airplane" on cassette? - Ken Morley
surely you mean 8-track cartridge? - Big Joe Silence
I thought that might be pushing it, but - Ken Morley
A horse and carriage - Todd Hoff from iPhone
A buggy whip? - Ken Morley
Surveillance photos - Kevin Johnson from Android
It could pick up your film canisters, then deliver 4 x 6 glossies. - Ken Morley
Science and Poetry (Routledge Classics) -
Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy -
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
"Jefferson Airplane was formed in San Francisco during the summer of 1965, emerging from the San Francisco Bay folk music boom. The founder of the group was 23-year-old vocalist Marty Balin, a San Francisco-raised singer who had established a minor career as a pop singer in the early Sixties and had made several recordings under his own name. With the Beatles-led British Invasion of 1964, Balin was inspired by the merging of folk with rock in early 1965, spearheaded by the success of The Byrds and Simon & Garfunkel, and decided to form a group to play the hybrid style. With a group of investors, Balin purchased a former pizza parlour on Fillmore Street where he opened a new club, The Matrix and began searching for members for his group..." - Ken Morley
Yikes! A blast from the past, from the past! :) - Ken Morley
Jim Carey did a pretty good rendition of Somebody to Love, in Cable Guy, IMHO. :) - Ken Morley
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World -
Zucchini... Zucchini for everybody!
"But we're sick of zucchini dad." - Ken Morley from email
Zucchini noodles? - Corinne L
Ooh, good idea Corinne. These zucchini noodles look fairly delicious! - Ken Morley
I highly recommend checking out She has been obsessed with zucchini noodles this summer (and she also has just a fantastic collection of zucchini recipes in general). She also did a really great zucchini roundup back in July (I've tried about a third of those recipes and they're pretty good) that might give you some extra ideas! - Hookuh Tinypants
bread! grilled or broiled - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
Grill the zucchini then add to stir fry. Grilled or griddle added to salads - WarLord
Tons of great ideas here thanks Amanda! The Pizza Bites look like a good one for the zucchini that get a little too large... plus zucchini and marinara sauce seem like a delicious combo. :) Grilling or stir-frying in olive oil with onions is my go-to method, but I have everything here for the zucchini alla scapece, so I'm having that for lunch. Thanks Lorenzo! - Ken Morley
Zucchini is one of the things that makes it hard for me to learn how to eat seasonally. I just enjoy it so much during the summer that over winter I can't help but buy all the imported zukes to quell my cravings. - Hookuh Tinypants
I know what you mean. It kills me to pay for zucchini. :) - Ken Morley
Heard from a comedian: my town was so small, we never locked the doors to the house or the car. Except in August. If you didn't lock your car in August, you'd come back to a back seat full of zucchini. - Betsy
^HA HA HA! Ken, I am a fan of this Asian-influenced zucchini noodle dish: - Corinne L
How is your plum wine is coming along Ken??!! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I'll be doing my 2nd racking next weekend and will sample it then. Fingers crossed. :) - Ken Morley
Fingers crossed at this end too :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - 2013 -
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - 2013
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern -
The metric system
this made me spit some coffee on my keyboard. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
HitchBOT completes cross-Canada trip -
Who just bought brake pads?
I just bought brake pads! #manskills - Ken Morley from email
Stop. - Joe
Wish I could. - Ken Morley
Mission accomplished.
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I'd say it was time to change those. - Ken Morley
Handy tip: Don't top up your brake fluid before changing brake pads. :P - Ken Morley
Librarians were badass in the 15th century!
"On occasion monasteries tried to secure their possession by freighting their precious manuscripts with curses. “For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner,” one of these curses runs, "let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying aloud for mercy, and let there be no surcease to his agony till he sing in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not, and when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him forever." - Ken Morley
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt - Ken Morley
I feel compelled to settle my outstanding balance. - Ken Morley
Evolution of the Eye: Nilsson & Pelger and Lens Evolution -
Evolution of the Eye: Nilsson & Pelger and Lens Evolution
"They treated a genetic mutation as a percentage change in a certain part of the eye, for example, a decrease in the thickness of the transparent layer. A mutation would affect the size of part of the eye, or the functional quality of a part of the eye, such as the refractive index. And, importantly, the simulation was not programmed to progress in ever-improving stages, as if the whole evolutionary progression was pre-programmed and they simply divided the one long evolutionary phase into lots of small phases, chopping up a pre-selected evolutionary progression into small quantifiable, arbitrary units. Instead, they allowed mutation from which would be selected the variations (mutations) which improved the computer eye – true natural selection." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"N&P did not predispose, or pre-programme, their simulation to produce such an ideal graded index lens, but rather simply by letting 'natural selection' act upon the eyes which mutations threw up, their simulation spawned just such a fine graded index lens. This affirms the power of non-random selection over random mutation." - Ken Morley
"So, how long would it take, then, to evolve a fish’s complex camera eye? Nilsson and Pelger’s final estimate came to 364,000 generations. And, considering the small marine animals’ (in which this camera eye would evolve) generation length of (≈) 1 year, the eye would take but, roughly, 364,000 years – less than half-a-million years. This simulation spawned a surprisingly short... more... - Ken Morley
My son treated me to lunch today.
Oh pho ... Enjoy!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I did. A most excellent lunch! :) - Ken Morley
I love pho ... The most perfect lunch :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
My precious!
It's been a few years since I've built a computer. Let's see if I remember how. - Ken Morley
Oh my. Which one is this? - Amit Patel
It's an R9 290 from Sapphire. I couldn't believe the size and weight of the thing when I received it. I do not actually have tiny hands, the thing is massive! Better for heat dissipation I suppose. - Ken Morley
Fun Fact: Temperate rain forests occur only in seven regions around the world: -
Fun Fact: Temperate rain forests occur only in seven regions around the world:
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"Temperate rain forests occur only in seven regions around the world: the Pacific temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, the Valdivian temperate rain forests of southwestern South America, the rain forests of New Zealand and Tasmania, northwest Europe (small pockets in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Iceland and a somewhat larger area in Norway), southern Japan, and the eastern Black Sea-Caspian Sea region of Turkey and Georgia to northern Iran. " - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Fun Fact: The genetic distance separating us from pygmy or common chimps (1.6 per cent) is less than that between two species of gibbons (2.2 per cent) - The Third Chimpanzee, by Jared Diamond -
Fun Fact: The genetic distance  separating us from pygmy or common chimps (1.6 per cent) is less than that between two species of gibbons (2.2 per cent)  -  The Third Chimpanzee, by Jared Diamond
"The chimpanzees' closest relative is not the gorilla but the human. Traditional taxonomy has reinforced our anthropocentric tendencies by claiming to see a fundamental dichotomy between mighty man, standing alone on high, and the lowly apes all together in the abyss of bestiality. Now future taxonomists may see things from the chimpanzees' perspective: a weak dichotomy between slightly higher apes (the three chimpanzees, including the 'human chimpanzee') and slightly lower apes (gorilla, orang-utan, gibbon). The traditional distinction between 'apes' (defined as chimps, gorillas, etc.) and humans misrepresents the facts. The genetic distance (1.6 per cent) separating us from pygmy or common chimps is barely double that separating pygmy from common chimps (0.7 per cent). It is less than that between two species of gibbons (2.2 per cent), or between such closely related North American bird species as red-eyed vireos and white-eyed vireos." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
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