Probably my best ever 180 degree panoramic of the port at Cartagena, Colombia. Here it is uncropped. January 2012.

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Link-O-Rama: Forks Over Knives - Official Trailer

Forks Over Knives - Official Trailer
I just learned something today and even though nobody is interested and nobody asked, I just gotta share!

Animal proteins (meat, dairy…anything with a face) should make up a maximum of 5% of your total caloric intake. So, assuming you eat 2000 calories a day, that means each week you should definitely have animal protein but it should be no more than 700 calories worth of meat and dairy combined. That's like an 8oz steak or a decent hamburger each week. I think it may be actually good for you to get up to this much animal protein.

But take in more than 5% and the negative effects start. I mean, at 6, 7, or 8% it's obviously still not as bad as say, huffing marijuana. At 20% and higher however, it's really bad. Of course, with anything as complicated as human nutrition, this is largely conjecture on my part. I mean, I say " you should" but what do I know?

Thing is, as I get older I get more sensitive to my environment. I just don't heal as fast as before, and smoke and smog and stuff bother me more than ever before. Diet has a larger and larger impact on my well-being. So consider me the canary in the coal mine on this. I feel great at 5% or less animal protein. At 20%, I don't feel good at all.

That's some non-animal-based food for thought for you to chew on. :-)

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Aural Ambiguity

Listen to this word in French:   speaker icon

Know what it means?

Are you sure?

Me neither. At this point in my life, I can read and write in French and speak it real good. And my accent isn't bad at all. But my comprehension still sucks.

When a person speaks to me in French, I hear only jibberish. Lately, it's become even worse because I (and I'm sure that all my French friends feel this way too) should have gotten my comprehension down by now!

I blame my ears, the rest of me, and literally everything else in the world but most of all, I blame the language itself! Click below to hear the French for each of the following words:

  • Green   speaker icon
  • Toward/Towards   speaker icon
  • (Poetic) Verse   speaker icon

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Link-O-Rama: How Smart Exercise Keeps You Younger for Longer

How Smart Exercise Keeps You Younger for Longer
This is an excellent article on aging well.

There's not a lot out there for free for the lay-person on this subject and I want be sure to have access to this article in the future, so this time I'm doing something different. Instead of simply saving the link here in Link-O-Rama, I've used the Evernote web clipper to clip my own copy. I've placed it into a new Link-o-Rama notebook, and tagged it as: "linkorama". I hope that this article will now be available to me for as long as my Evernote account is available.

The original, nicely formatted link is here:

And my offline link is the one above and here:

Time will tell if this works out.

Another great resource on aging well (though it's not free) is: Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge. It's seems to be working for Chris, but unfortunately, it either didn't work for Henry or else he didn't follow his own advice, he died at 58 from prostate cancer, though he could have as easily died from his cancer treatment as he did from his cancer. We'll never know … but that's a story for another time.

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Saved KiTTY Password Extraction

image of my KiTTY open terminal dialog.

Recently I needed to scp to a linux box that I had long ago lost the password to, but luckily I had that password saved in KiTTY. This awesome Intertip allowed me to recover that lost password in just 8 simple steps:

  1. Load the session with the stored password into KiTTY
  2. Go to the Session -> Logging
  3. Enable logging for SSH packets and raw data
  4. Uncheck the Omit known passwords fields box
  5. Start the session, wait until it logs you in
  6. Close the KiTTY window
  7. Go to your KiTTY folder and open the log file
  8. Find the "Send
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