Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cord Cutter...

Today it happened: my household divorced from Cable TV. After observing that we only watched  Superbowl and the CNN coverage of the 2016 election on Cable TV over the last 12 month, I cleaned up my complex AV setup last week, removed quite a few devices, and returned equipment to the local provider Time Warner / Spectrum today. Internet Service remains at a ridiculous price, but we use that quite extensively.


We do watch video, but using Internet Streaming for specific shows. Amazon Fire and AppleTV will do the duty :-) 

Friday, January 27, 2017

RIP John Hurt

Earlier today John Hurt passed away, aged 77. He was a very prolific actor with a wide range, but with a focus on quiet character roles. I immediately remember 1984, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hellboy and Snowpiercer. But most of all, it was his part in Alien as the unfortunate crewmember Kane that made me notice him no less than 25 years ago, although his presence in the movie was short. He will be missed.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year Everyone!
The last year had quite a few surprises, and one of them was that we got the new family member Kira, a rescue Doberman girl. There have been two blog posts about Kira and her siblings. Originally named Lilly, she is now 9+ month old, and pretty much grown up. Here is a recent picture showing her with Skylar.  Kira's siblings Princess and Elsa found adopter families.
We are looking forward to 2017, and wish everyone a good time.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fostering Puppies - Update

The three puppies grow up rapidly. They got their own WWW site to keep track of things, and they got friendly with Skylar the Doberman (and vice versa). Pictures from the weekend are below.

Lilly
 
 Princess

 Princess (and Skylar)

 Princess and Skylar


Elsa and Lilly

Elsa and Skylar

Lilly

Friday, May 6, 2016

Fostering Three Puppies

We took the step and volunteered for foster three Doberman puppies... these are three sweet girls, four weeks old, in the meantime five and a half. They are called Elsa (red), Princess and Lilly.

While they are really adorable, there is a lot of work involved. So if you want to get a puppy, be sure to talk to people who have done it to know what you are getting yourself into. But enough of the talk, here are some pictures.

 Lilly, Elsa, Princess

 Princess, Elsa, Lilly

Elsa

 Lilly

Princess


Thursday, January 14, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman passed away at age 69. His recent fame came with the Harry Potter movies, but my best memory will always be his role in Galaxy Quest, a grossly undervalued movie, where he joined a great cast. The famous quote, which he perhaps uttered a half dozen times with a wide range of meanings in the scenes context was "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged. " I saw it today in various cuts on YouTube, hilarious, despite the occasion.

Monday, January 11, 2016

RIP David Bowie

Just a short while ago it was announced that David Bowie passed away, at age 69. With no doubt, he was one of the most charismatic people out there. My early memory other than his music is actually associated to the movie Labyrinth from 1986, where he played the Goblin King. There is no need to list the music at this place - I will remember these for a long time to come.