Friday, December 01, 2017

Pearl Harber Day

December 7th, 1941

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address


Above Video is From YouTube

See photos from Pearl Harbor 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to Stop Being an Interrupting Asshole


This is a pet peeve of mine - try not to be an "Interrupting Asshole" ...... Jack

Whatever the reason you interrupt—you want to win, you want to add value to the conversation, you want to be the smartest in the room—you’ll almost always be better off listening anyway. Listening gives you more information to use in a debate, makes you seem wiser because they’ll eventually ask you for your thoughts, and it keeps you from coming across as a know-it-all. You know who cuts people off so they can be heard? Children. Are you a child?

Practice Biting Your Tongue

Ever heard the expression “bite your tongue?” Try that—literally. It’s like a game. While other people talk, place your tongue between your teeth. If your tongue moves from your teeth, you lose and you’re a jackass.

Nobody likes someone who interrupts people all the time. It’s rude and it actually thwarts clear communication from happening. Some of us interrupters, though, are aware of our problem and tired of being the jerk who cuts people off. Here are a few tricks for shutting yourself down.

Know That Interrupting Is Bad for Everyone

Above all, you should know that interrupting is rarely helpful for anyone, including yourself. When you interrupt others, they feel like they haven’t been heard, so they end up talking more just to try and get their point across. That means more listening for you. Or worse, they shut down entirely and feel like their thoughts aren’t worth sharing at all, and that ruins the point of communication.

Whatever the reason you interrupt—you want to win, you want to add value to the conversation, you want to be the smartest in the room—you’ll almost always be better off listening anyway. Listening gives you more information to use in a debate, makes you seem wiser because they’ll eventually ask you for your thoughts, and it keeps you from coming across as a know-it-all. You know who cuts people off so they can be heard? Children. Are you a child?

Practice Biting Your Tongue

Ever heard the expression “bite your tongue?” Try that—literally. It’s like a game. While other people talk, place your tongue between your teeth. If your tongue moves from your teeth, you lose and you’re a jackass.

from:
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-being-an-interrupting-asshole-1820804347

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tile - Helps you find things like a lost Panda

NOTE to AOL Users:


AOL is currently refusing to accept mail from the WB9OTX.com email server and many others.
If you are an AOL user, I would highly suggest using a different email address to post mail, or to reply to me. Maybe now would be a good time for you to dump AOL and use a real email provider like GMail.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day Program


South Ripley High School Veterans Day Program video. 
Thank you to all who have served !

Please click HERE to view this video
or
https://www.facebook.com/mckenna.bradley.3/videos/815799618581901/

Thank you South Ripley for a really great program again this year ...... Jack

Monday, November 06, 2017

What is Due Point

The dewpoint temperature is the temperature at which the air can no longer "hold" all of the water vapor which is mixed with it, and some of the water vapor must condense into liquid water. The dew point is always lower than (or equal to) the air temperature.

If the air temperature cools to the dew point, or if the dew point rises to equal the air temperature, then dew, fog or clouds begin to form. At this point where the dew point temperature equals the air temperature, the relative humidity is 100%.

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See the Due Point map

Sunday, November 05, 2017

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Veterans Monument Versailles Indiana Town Square 
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How to Send Text Messages Via Email for Free

Just substitute a 10-digit cell number for 'number' for each carrier below:

AT&T: number@txt.att.net.
T-Mobile: number@tmomail.net)
Verizon: number@vtext.com (text-only), number@vzwpix (text + photo)
Sprint: number@messaging.sprintpcs.com or number@pm.sprint.com.
Virgin Mobile: number@vmobl.com.


Halloween



Read all about Halloween at wikipedia.org


photo by: Toby Ord 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. (2/26/28 – 10/24/17



"Fats" Domino Jr. was an American pianist and singer-songwriter of Louisiana Creole descent. Domino's large persona, dance hall piano playing, and tales of love and home made him Elvis Presley's top rival. By the end of his career, Domino was credited with selling more records than any other 1950s rock and roll act except Presley. Domino's humility and shyness may be one reason his contribution to the genre has been overlooked. During his career, Domino sold more than 65 million records. He had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and five of his pre-1955 records sold more than a million copies, being certified gold. Between 1955 and 1960, he had eleven Top 10 hits. His musical style was based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.

I remember Fatts on the juke box playing at the Fill Up after a ballgame. I was about 13 or 14 years old. .... Jack

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Versailles Eagle sighted

I walk the loop road around the Cliff Hill Graveyard almost daily. I have been seeing an eagle perched in a tall tree. I have not made it fly and you should not either. Don't scare it, just enjoy looking at a great bird .... Jack

Love that FT8

I just worked RI1ANO in the South Shetland Islands on the 30 meter band with mode FT8 25 watts to a 1/4 wave vertical.
Don't you just love it when something great happens !
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