It's that time of year again - the middle part of March (in this neck of the woods) - when those of my clan begin to anticipate and watch for the Richesnay.
I wrote a rather lengthy post several years ago entitled The Meaning of "Richesnay", but in the interest of brevity I will simply refer you to that post and throw out the question: Have you ever heard of the word Richesnay or anything even remotely close that refers to a similar concept?
Richesnay [RIH-ches-nay] - The sudden blowing, swirling, voluminous, late winter snowfall that surely marks the coming of spring.
I am trying to track down the origins of the word/concept "Richesnay."
Ring any bells?
BlogDogIt Note:I had the image above, just knocking around; not exactly sure where it came from, but it has been among the random "Perfect Timing" widget images. I had always thought that I would use that picture to illustrate a Richesnay post but after compiling this post I really did not want to use it without attribution. So I ventured out onto the interwebs and promptly discoveredwww.tineye.com.; a reverse image search (in beta) that functioned masterfully. I therefore recommend that you give them a try the next time you are looking for an images source for attribution.
One of the more useful things you can do with a computer is to control another computer from a remote location. If you have never used a computer via a remote desktop session then you are probably not aware of the benefits. Imagine using an old junky laptop here to control that high-powered state-of-the-art PC over there. The laptop and PC can be in the same room or opposite hemispheres. All you really need is that ever-present internet connection and a job to do.
Of course there are limitations on what you can do in this scenario. You are not going to have much fun if you try to watch videos or play video games via this sort of connection but you will be able to leverage a minimal amount of resources to access all the computing power of that remote system. Your laptop (or any computer you have handy) will serve as the Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor to interface with whatever the remote system has to offer.
This is not meant to be a tutorial on Remote Desktop Computing; there are already countless resources for that information. I wanted to post this article to present a bit of information I found to be just a little too valuable to be as obscure as it turned out to be when I set about educating myself.
The reason for posting this is to describe the method I am using to connect to a Remote Desktop Session through an SSH Tunneled connection between two Linux machines. This information presumes that the Remote Desktop Server is running TigerVNC-Server and Xrdp or is otherwise able to accept remote desktop connections via the Local Area Network. The Remote Desktop Client (say laptop) must be able to connect to the remote server via an SSH connection. The Client should have xfreerdp installed. Connecting two Linux computers via SSH should be within the basic skill-set of any Linux OS user and if you are using Linux and are not familiar with the terminal environment - trust me - you are missing out on the "Power" (as these instructions may suggest.)
See through the eyes of a guy incarcerated trying to find something better for himself. I’m an artist and a writer and it is through a combined effort of both of these things that I hope to find some type of success. I’m amerced In a chaotic world. A world that is like hell on earth. Prison. I’ve been here for over 5 years now. Desperately struggling to keep my head above water and hope alive. The stories and posts you will read chronicle my journey, mostly in an over the top, vulgar and hilarious way. They depict what life is really like for a guy who is trying to rise above the negativity he is surrounded by daily. This is real life behind the barbwire fence. You will be intrigued. You will be in tears…from laughing that is. No “sappy” shit here. If you want a tear jerker, go watch a Lifetime movie. This is “JoeWritesHisWrongs”. Stories and posts about the type of shit you’re forced to deal with when you put a bunch of criminals, gang members, drug addicts, and a vast array of colorful individuals together. Can’t you just imagine what life is like in here? Yes? No? Maybe? Well…you have certainly come to the right place to find out and experience a little bit of this paradise for yourself. Believe me. You don’t want to be here. But you sure as hell are going to be entertained hearing all about what goes on in here. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think. If you like this blog please share this blog. If you found it to be funny or enjoyable, maybe someone else will too. Thanks, I hope you enjoy-Joe
Here on BlogDogIt the "Spotlight" topic has always been about sharing discoveries I've made while perusing the blog listings over on Technorati [see: Introducing The Spotlight]. Finding quality blogs to shine the spotlight on using this method is getting increasingly more difficult. While I will continue to go on these Techorati fishing excursions from time to time I have decided to modify my technique for finding worthy recipients of the BlogDogIt Spotlight "Honor."
So now, in order for a website to be eligible to be featured in the Spotlight Topic they must be discoverable by following links that begin from this web site. Of course they still have to have that "certain something" that appeals to me and compels me to want to share them with the world.
If you have not explored the previously featured websites in the Spotlight Topic area I encourage you to do so. I would never have featured them had they not shown the potential to be an outstanding, unique and impressive destination worthy of following. If you know of a blog or a website that you would like to see featured in the BlogDogIt Spotlight, add them to the link section here and they suddenly become eligible. I already have several sites in mind so the spotlight is about to get a lot more interesting.
I hope you enjoy this new phase of discovery on BlogDogIt.com - 'Bloggin It While Doggin It' - I know I will
Come on along to the 500 World of Wheels Auto Show. There is something for everyone... Hot-rods and Customs, Classic and Imports. Anything on 2, 3 or 4 wheels. A 4 hour visit is condensed into 15 minutes. This is BlogDogIt YouTube Video Number Four.
While editing this collection of clips I was simultaneously exploring archive.org for some appropriate high-energy music. There were skads of really excellent songs available; I settled on the following three selections:
It's stuff like this that has me keeping an eye on OpticalSpy. This amazing video is chocked full of visual effects, trick photography and WTF-nots you just have to see it to not believe it! I know, 7 and a half minutes is a lot to commit to a random YouTube vid but hit play and if you are like me you will be wishing there was more when it ends.
The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.
The home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the early 1980s and causing arcades to shrink in popularity, leaving a small percentage of what once were many.
Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again. Simply click on the screenshot or "Emulate This" button for each individual cartridge, and on modern browsers the games will just start to run. As nostalgia, a teaching tool, or just plain fun, you'll find hundreds of the games that started a billion-dollar industry.
These games are best enjoyed in an up to date version of a modern browser. Currently, there is no sound in the games, although that feature will be added soon. Please read carefully regarding key mappings of the games and programs, to use them in your browser.
Simply click on a system below to browse through available games and cartridges and try them out. Where possible, links to manuals and additional information are available for reference.
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