I got this link from my colleague Zach Nation: 100 interesting datasets. Continua a leggere
Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.
Nathan Fillion plays Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds — the owner of Serenity and former Independent sergeant in the pivotal Battle of Serenity Valley. He is cunning, a capable leader and a skilled fighter. Mal’s main character drive is his will for independence. While he is not above petty theft, smuggling or even killing to maintain his free lifestyle, he is generally honest in his dealings with others, fiercely loyal to his crew and closely follows a personal moral code.
Interested? You can order this QMx 1/6 scale Firefly: Nathan Fillion as Malcolm Reynolds 12-inch action figure from BBTS (link HERE)
|Hélène en robe FLOH, qui défilera le 9 juillet
sur la place du Bourguet à Forcalquier
|Une robe d’anniversaire, PHAO,
j’ai oublié de vous demander si vous vouliez bien défiler le 9 juillet…
|Viendrez vous défiler avec votre robe (Aude) ?|
The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were an elite special-purpose force established by the United States Navy during World War II. They also served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Their primary function was to reconnoiter and destroy enemy defensive obstacles on beaches prior to amphibious landings. They also were the frogmen who retrieved astronauts after splashdown in the Mercury through Apollo manned space flight programs.
The UDTs pioneered combat swimming, closed-circuit diving, underwater demolitions, and midget submarine (dry and wet submersible) operations. They were the precursor to the present-day United States Navy SEALs. In 1983, after additional SEAL training, the UDTs were re-designated as SEAL Teams or Swimmer Delivery Vehicle Teams (SDVTs). SDVTs have since been re-designated SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams.
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Check out the pictures I took of some of my 1/6 scale combat diver 12-inch figures I had amassed in the early 2000 period HERE. It has been that long since a proper combat diver in diving suit has been released.
I had $50 to spend on freshening our garage entry, which is made of two spaces, really: the “mini mudroom” and the stairwell leading to our kitchen entry. The stairwell has been left untouched, completely, but the “mini mudroom” is $50 more eye-catching and functional than before. Here are the projects that made the difference:
And now some photos of what it looks like today, some free (spur-of-the-moment) projects still pending.
I used leftover paint from painting our walls up-stairs to change the mood of this little mudroom entryway. Did you notice I also ran out of wood louvers for the wainscoting wall? I kind of like it, but I’m working on a solution to complete the wall, because a completed wall might actually look better.
I love the light to medium browns in this space. It sort of is a foreshadow of our new kitchen look, too. That’s coming up in a month or two.
The chalkboard is wiped, but my tasks for this space are in the corner, cut and ready to paint and attach, including that I need to finish stenciling that corner, still.
Our stairwell has literally been untouched. I didn’t even paint the baseboard white to match the white of mudroom trim. That little window is THE ONLY natural light source for the entire stairwell and mudroom, hence the lack of lighting.
I screwed in finials from a pair of $5 reclaimed curtain rods as wall hooks. I am glad that my mini-hoarder tendencies saved them after I used the rods, (in our living room, coming up in future, too)!
This bench, inspired by the Crate&Barrel boardwalk bench, cost me $5 out of my budget for the month, and that stenciled cement floor? $0. It’s growing on me even more now.
I’m so pleased with how far $50 can go and am thankful for Re-Use Hawai’i, which makes reclaimed material affordable.
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29 maggio 2014, ore 18,00
dei Servi – Sala Verde
G. Matteotti, 14 – Milano
LA POESIA DI
10° anniversario della scomparsa
Ritratto del poeta eseguito dal Maestro Filipp… Continua a leggere
I got back to the boat late last night, after an intense three days of presentations and discussions. This was my third year presenting at this conference, and I am at this point quite heavily invested in this annual event and have started to take on roles I didn’t even know existed when I first showed up there three years ago not knowing what to expect.
A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed hosting O’Reilly guys (and girl) in Israel. Here is a venturebeat article which covers this visit. The participants were Ben Lorica (chief scientist), Roger Magoulas (director of research) and Gina Blabler (VP conference… Continua a leggere