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Restoring My Roommate’s Old Photos

A Light Touch

Patricia Dorrian in the 1950s
Source: Dana Dorrian’s Family Photo Album

A Fun Project

A couple of weeks ago, my roommate Dana asked me to scan a couple of old photographs he found while looking through his old photo album: one was an old black and white photo of his late mother, Patricia; the other was a color photo of Dana in his sailor uniform, taken in 1986.

I knew that Dana would have been satisfied with just the scans, but I decided to do a little restoration work with PhotoShop before I sent him the finished products.

T-Rex and the Moron

It’s To Laugh

I was watching one of my favorite news shows on TV when I heard the story about Secretary Tillerson calling President Trump a moron. As usual, I was multi-tasking, surfing channels to avoid commercials, checking my Zazzle sales reports on the Internet, etc.

About an hour later, it actually hit me: Tillerson called Trump a moron. I laughed out loud.

It’s sort of funny, but not really. It’s sort of surprising, but not really.

grey and red graphic rule

Not a Regular Moron

My SteemIt Project

I joined SteemIt about three weeks ago. SteemIt is a social network based on blockchain technology. SteemIt allows people to do blog posts and vote on their own and other’s posts and comments. The main difference between SteemIt and similar social networks like FaceBook and Reddit, is that with SteemIt, individuals get rewarded for blogging and curating with crypto-currencySteem, which can be traded for BitCoin or other crypto-currencies or sold for fiat currency.

How I Created My New SteemIt Cover

Yesterday, while viewing the collections for one of my Zazzle stores and noticing the covers I had created for those collections, the thought occurred to me that it would be nice to create a cover for my Steemit blog. After finding a tutorial on how to make a good Steemit cover, I gave it a try.

The tutorial I found is by @carlgnash—How I Made My Cover Image Look Good On All Devices. I recommend it for anyone who wants to make their own cover. @carlgnash’s instructions are clear and concise, he covers such considerations as content, color, size, aspect ratio, copying the cover to your account and changing the settings.

ComicNewsInsider.com. Discovered by Player FM

Jimmy attended the American Gods press event last week and was part of the roundtables with the creators and cast! In this episode you’ll stars Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, and Bruce Langley. They chat about the evolution of the project, their roles, favorite scenes, their hopes for the series and more! Crispin and Orlando make a great comedy duo as well!

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Drink Beetroot Juice Everyday for Health

Beets are one of the healthiest foods you can juice, hands down. If you have not ever tried beet juice, now is the time to start. Beet were regarded by many ancient cultures not as food but as medicine, a testimony to their potency.

Beets are rich in a very unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Both betanin and vulgaxanthin, two highly researched betalains found in beets, have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties.

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift in Five Steps

Each Mother’s Day, many families struggle with the finding the perfect gift. This is predictable. You want something personal and special, but you also want go find something that she’ll use and enjoy. You want to find just the right thing to fit her particular interests.

You should consider a personalized gift. Getting something custom designed and personalized for the special woman in your life will allow you to find a gift that is useful as well as meaningful and special. Here are five steps you need to take to find the perfect gift for Mom this year:

Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian

After a long life, legendary comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory died Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was 84.

Gregory (Born, October 12, 1932, St. Louis, Mo.) entered the national comedy scene in 1961 when Chicago’s Playboy Club (as a direct request from publisher Hugh Hefner) booked him as a replacement for white comedian, “Professor” Irwin Corey.


Mr. Gregory, then a candidate for president, before speaking in Norfolk, VA, in October 1968. Source: Associated Press

From an early age, Gregory demonstrated a strong sense of social justice. While a student at Sumner High School in St. Louis he led a March protesting Segregated schools.

Keep Calm with Deep Breathing

For eras, moms have urged youngsters to take long, easy breaths to battle nervousness. A long custom of reflection in like manner uses controlled breathing to actuate serenity.

Today researchers at Stanford University may have revealed surprisingly why taking full breaths can be so quieting. The exploration, on a small collection of neurons deep inside the brains of mice, additionally underscores exactly how complicated and unavoidable the connections are inside our body between breathing, thinking, acting and feeling.

Virtual Gaslighting, Augmented Torture

by Brian Crecente | @crecenteb | Apr 7, 2017

What if virtual reality was used in the pursuit of mayhem?

Much has been said about the positives of technology that can reshape reality or even create a new one, but last month two respected academic researchers held a talk at South by Southwest in Austin to explore not just those positives, but also the potential negatives of reality technology.

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