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  1. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 31

    Final day of this year's SiJy challenge - thanks so much for participating and hanging in there; and to those who found it impossible to see this through, thanks for your contributions as well! And if you want to ponder "final days", I really, really recommend "Good Omens" (by Neil Gaiman and...
  2. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 30

    In the same vein as the "Day to Day" post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_(number)#/media/File:Square_pyramidal_number.svg Click the link, or you'll not see what I mean :) Everything watch-worthy is behind paywalls, unfortunately. So I can't recommend anything today ... (Only partly...
  3. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 29

    Okay, a chemistry reference (Copper, Cu, is element number 29), but with a twist because, frankly, in spite of being truely over-the-top, this made me laugh (and it manages to stay informative, too): M.
  4. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 28

    28 is a so-called "perfect" number: Add up all of its proper divisors except itself (i.e. take its "aliquot sum" - nice little piece of Latin there), and you get the number itself: 1+2+4+7+14=28 A good reason for a perfect turnout, everyone :) (N.B. I could have used this earlier ... 28 is not...
  5. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 27

    Another one of those more insightful songs - and besides, an egotist self-reflecting is always a sight to see ... M.
  6. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 26

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantons_of_Switzerland A little trivia-worthy information about the country I call home - something to torment primary school children, but also quite a lot of useful knowledge: Switzerland is a federal state - and it's the Cantons where most of the political...
  7. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 25

    This was worth an "uhm ... " when I frist heard it, but in a way, it's pretty insightful ... https://genius.com/Bomb-the-music-industry-25-lyrics If you really want to listen to the song, there's a player on the lyrics' site. Be warned, though: If you're a ska or punk fan, you have *nothing*...
  8. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July 2020: outtakes day 25-31

    Last round :) M.
  9. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 24

    This created quite a splash when it was first aired: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285331/ M.
  10. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 23

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23andMe Fancy that - we live in interesting times ... I had read about this before, but forgotten most of it; I don't provide a direct link to the firm, it's perfectly understandable to have some ethic questions about the direction this is taking. I think I'll...
  11. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 22

    If you research "22" on YouTube, you naturally bump into Taylor Swift; that's understandable, but not very inspiring ... Lily Allen is quite a bit more worth listening to ... (at least her last album, "No Shame", is; I didn't investigate further, it's not my usual listening material). But...
  12. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 20

    I found the information solid and to the point, but the background music ... is just irritating ... Here's the institution behind this: https://initiatives.iitgn.ac.in/ccl/ Very thought-provoking (though the music certainly isn't ...). M.
  13. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 19

    We all know what comes up when you research "19" these days, so let's not elaborate ... So, here's an interesting alternative: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nineteen M:
  14. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 18

    I never really know what to make of that band - but sometimes, they just seem to hit the spot ... Oh, and yes, they can definitely play ... M.
  15. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July 2020: outtakes day 17-24

    And on we go ... M.
  16. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 16

    Not the song you usually come across when you research "16" (but a lot less suggestive than most of them). M.
  17. kyteflyer

    Single In Single in July (SiJy ) 2020 - Day 15

    Could not see a Day 15 thread so I jumped the gun... Matt feel free to edit this as you wish...
  18. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 14

    Completely OT - but I know there are some other "gearheads" on this board ;) https://www.rohloff.de/en/products/speedhub/speedhub-variations My favourite geared hub ... M.
  19. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 13

    https://www.livescience.com/14147-number-13-bad-luck.html http://www.triskaidekaphobia.info/ It's not a Friday, so even the supersticious can relax a bit ... M.
  20. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 12

    Son carrying father's torch ... M.
  21. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 10

    Something completely unrelated I didn't know the correct answer to (why is Windows 10 called "10"?); here's the answer. https://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/what-comes-next-after-windows-10-1299629 -> N.B. Nerd stuff, surely - not worth your attention if you're not into...
  22. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 9

    This digging for inspirational material sometimes yields astonishing results ... ... and it triggers memories ... Coping - so necessary, and sometimes, so hard ... M.
  23. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July 2020: outtakes - day 9-16

    Just to keep things tidy ... M.
  24. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 8

    A very strange song ... no "Revolution 9", but ... Anyway, daring. And definitely talented ... Interesting comparison ... Two distinct recipes for success, for sure. M.
  25. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 7

    World Chocolate Day - tuck in :) On a more sombre note, delicious though it may be, it also has caused and is causing lots of grief, suffering and controversies (the latter may be limited to German speaking countries and the "cute", though very unfortunate name the chocolate marshmallow can't...
  26. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 6

    63 years ago, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time ... the rest is history ... This is from the White Album - which in turn was how I first got in touch with the Beatles; even though my father wasn't into their music (or any modern pop music, for that matter) at all, he had...
  27. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 5

    Cliff Stoll (again) ... btw. Some of you may be able to catch the penumbral lunar eclipse tonight - good luck! M.
  28. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 4

    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th Again, for me, it's never too late to learn a bit more about things I thought I knew ... M.
  29. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 3

    Sorry, no fancy stuff today (I'm completely worn out - crazy day ...). Still, here goes ... M.
  30. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 2

    Had I come across this in 1989 ... who knows ... Really impressive (some strong lines in there - this kid, and he was a kid back then, had it figured out ...). M.
  31. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July 2020: discussion

    I know it's somewhat controversial to introduce one of these challenges so soon after the last rund, but after April's more lenient approach, some were calling for the "real thing", and since we all need at least something to look forward to, there's no reason why we shouldn't indulge ourselves...
  32. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July 2020: outtakes - day 1 to 8

    Just what it says on the tin ;) M.
  33. MoonMind

    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2020 - day 1

    Here we come ... Totally unrelated, of course ... M.
  34. MoonMind

    Single In For the keen and relentless: Single in July 2020

    Let me quote myself: It's that time of year again ... After having to postpone the Single in April 2020 due to the pandemic, I said I would be doing one of those challenges myself. We have a broken rhythm now anyway, so we'll see what will establish itself as a viable solution in the future (I...
  35. davect01

    4th of July Portraits

    Spent a few hours waiting for the fireworks to begin Sun had just set when we got there but we tried to get a few pictures anyway. A6000 and 50mm SEL
  36. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island, July 4, 2019

    Cheers, Jock
  37. MoonMind

    Single in July (SiJy) 2019: Who's in?

    It's that time of year again ... A while ago we agreed on trying the "Single in" challenges at different times during the year, adopting a nine-month cycle as an attempt to break away from recurring subject matter. This time, we're hitting summer in the northern hemisphere and mid-winter in the...
  38. 01 July - Winter's Grip

    01 July - Winter's Grip

    Lovely winter's day. Fog lifted at about 3 in the afternoon and started coming back in at about 4.30. Nice.
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