Nehemiah 1:4-11

Nehemiah 1:4-11King James Version (KJV)


And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,

And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:

Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.

We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.

Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:

But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.

10 Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.

11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.


After Dark

These were all taken with whatever available light existed just after midnight on a moonless mostly clear night. The lighting comes from street lamps and house lights and sometimes distant street lamps reflected off of clouds and some stars are visible. These were all shot with a Canon Rebel set to ASA 1600, but sometimes severely under-exposed and then tweaked with Gimp.


Foot bridge over I-5 at 195th Street NE in Shoreline.


Me watching Big Brother watch me!


Just my shadow…


We have interesting neighbours, Christmas was three months ago.


The Seahawks lost but our next door neighbour is holding out hope for next season.


Gardening at Night.. Or at least watching the neighbours garden at night…


Starry Starry Night…



I’d like to dedicate this to my friend George…

My Conservative Friend…

My conservative friend wants to turn back the clock and make the world as it was…



I don’t think so…

Plymouth with Linux > 3.13.x

Has anyone managed to get Plymouth, the graphical boot logo program, to work under any Linux kernel newer than 3.13.x, and if so could you share your secret? I’ve got my workstation here presently running on 3.18.9, but can not get Plymouth to work. It actually broke when I upgraded the distribution from 14.04 to 14.10, and part of that upgrade involved a kernel upgrade from 3.13.x to 3.16.x.


James 1:2-3King James Version (KJV)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

In spite of all the trials I’ve had in my life, patience is still not at the top of my short list of virtues.

Puffy AmiYumi Cake Is Love

Why DuckDuckGo.COM?

A former CEO of Google, Eric Smith, couldn’t make it clearer:

“We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.”

And that is why I like duckduckgo!

Old People Advertisements

     I’m getting a lot of those old people advertisements in the mail these days.  The ones I really hate are the, “You’re almost dead, give us your money now”, advertisements, like the Neptune Society.  I always questioned the name of their organization, Neptune was God of the Seas was he not?  What does the Neptune Society do?  They burn people.  They should be called The Satan Society if you ask me.  I tell me wife, I don’t want to be burned when I die, if you can’t afford a burial then donate my body to medical science.  It’s not that I’ll be using my body any more once I’m gone, it’s just the symbolism of the thing.

     Advertisements for incontinence supplies, maybe that will be a problem some day, but not yet.

     AARP, Abusing Aged Repeatedly for Profit.  Luckily my recycle bin is between my mailbox and the front door.

      I know it’s only going to get worse.  Sometimes I wonder how much the stress of all this crap contributes to premature ageing and death.