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comida / food cooking mallorca

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First banana bread made with the new equipment.
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mallorca

What happens?

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ireland nature the sea waterford

Guillemeane. Blue.

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life people video

RIP Bishop Desmond Tutu

Y es de verdad, pero no sé que pasa
por la república sudafricana
Nelson Mandela, está entre rejas
y han concedido un Premio Nobel de la paz
A Desmond Tutu.
Y hablan de represión, contra mineros,
contra obreros y estudiantes negros, y es de verdad
la resistencia está entre rejas
Y han concedido un Premio Noble de la paz: (Ja, Ja)
A Desmond Tutu.
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ireland nature the sea waterford

Guillemeane St. Stephen’s Day Swim

Guillemeane St. Stephen's Day Swim

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comida / food family ireland life

🎄🐖 ñom ñom

Ñom, ñom, half of 🎄🎅Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner, part 1.

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life music new york new york united states of america video

An Open Letter to NYC

The story behind the “To the 5 boroughs” album.

Siamesepuppy

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mallorca nature spain

November Twilight

November sunset

Now Winter at the end of day
Along the ridges takes her way,

Upon her twilight round to light
The faithful candles of the night.

November Twilight by Bliss Carman

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corona virus! fiesta de sanfermín life pamplona

San Fermín 2021 🕰️ 🕰️

Ya falta menos.

(Copyright César Oroz Martija – La Tira de Oroz. Si tienes dinero compra unos libros y posters.)

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life professional life video

The Hello Machine

When I worked in telecommunications (late 2000’s) Electronic Switching Systems had been pretty much taken over by software switching systems, but the proprietary hardware, closely coupled to the software, was still very much an important component.

While the call switching and routing was no longer achieved by thousands and thousands of hardware relays switching dedicated connections between each “phone line”, the hardware operated the same. The installation process was pretty much the same as in this video, recorded in 1974.

The thousands and thousands of interconnecting cables connecting each hardware module were still needed. The teams of men (99% of my colleagues were men) were still needed to “dress” the cables. This jobhad been outsourced to “installation” companies who employed teams of men – usually a foreman (“gaffer”) and his team of often young fellas – would travel to each datacentre, stay for 5-6 days and carry out the installation of the hardware, the cables.

It was then the job of the “commissioning” engineer to manually check all the hardware and cables were correctly connected and seated. This was a laborious and tedious job which took days.

Then came the software commissioning – configuring the software manually building-up line-by-line of the logical connections.

Once this was done, then loading the system configuration for the particular client network.

Pretty much everything done in this video was still being done 30+ years later.

Today the hardware is commercial-off-the-shelf computing servers like IBM Bladeservers. They’re essentially no different to a high-capacity webserver, mailserver, or router.

Instead of requiring separate teams of people for the installation, commissioning it’s now reduced to 1, maybe 2 people.

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life music video

Today’s #WorkMusic: Foghorn Stringband – Complete Concert Film

Set One

Set Two

Buy their music, and t-shirts, and stickers and tea-towels.

And when you’re finished that, listen to some Caleb Klauder and his country band music.

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life music video

Trallalero – Mamma dimmi perchè

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life music

Trallalero – Ricetta d’amou

Trallalero singing from Genova.

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life music video

Zangalewa Waka Waka Eh Eh

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comida / food mallorca spain

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mallorca mountains nature

Mallorca sunset

Mallorca sky

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mallorca nature spain the sea

Ses Olles

Cala Blava

Cala Blava

Cala Blava

Cala Blava

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comida / food mallorquí sandvich

Llonget de atún

Llonget de atún al estilo de Bar Molinar, desconstruido.

Llonget de atún con guindilla, al estilo de Bar Molinar, desconstruido.

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life

Our washing machine think’s it’s a Taiwanese rubbish truck

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architecture life mallorca nature spain street

Jardins de s’Hort del Rei

Jardins de s'Hort del Rei