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.. just online over at the back-up site. Steynian 446.
Yes, work is continuing on fixing our technical issues here at the proposed main site.
..Is all up at the backup site, Steynian.wordpress.com.
Check the old site for the latest posting.
Stay tuned to this channel.. don’t touch that dial.. and don’t have your housepets spayed or neutered.
Probably another evil plot of Teh Jews!
P.S. Blogging underway, posting in 48 hours.
St Patricks Day 2011 Flashmob. Central Station, Sydney, Australia.
Dear Ever-Growing Army Of Pre-Dead Minions:
A little blog-related link-searching has finally resumed, at the new upstairs Binky Bunker computing site… as the drying out, smashing and crashing of renovation, and all that stuff continues. downstairs So far, 200+ books dead, including stuff from my dearly departed Mum’s library, some of my childhood books, books signed by various authors, and gifts from family & parishioners & She-Binks down the years.
We academical types are book-gluttons, and thus, each book is like a friend. Losing them is very hard… though through the wonders of Amazon, a very many older books & popular tomes can be rebought.
Posting sometime this week. Thanks for the comments, encouragement, and patience as things went wonky at the Binkorium.
Sunday Afternoon, 4pm local time
~ SOMETIME Blogger NScott & his Missus, Heavy Duty Judy, are here helping with sorting the dead books from the living, and the possibly resurrectable ones via the freezer. Meantime, the Binklings are sorting the garbage, collecting DVDs, picking out treasures.. before the basement gets put in storage & renovation. All is soggy.. many dead books.
True friends are worth more than gold, yea more than much fine gold.
BINKS GETS FLOODED BASEMENT
~ SO THANKS to AlGore’s Global Warming (3 chilly feet of which surround the Bink’s Suburban Hideout), our semi-finished basement flooded last evening, to the tune of 7-8 chilly inches of ice water.. everwhere.
Teh Binks being a super semi-genius, I went outside & built a snow-dam to slow the water, whilst the Binklings rescued books, electronics, art & photos, and other oddments inside.
I then called the local fire department, who arrived with pumps, shovels, sandbags– they bunkered the basement doorwell, drained it, shovelled a path to draw water from the 2-foot slush-pool beside the house, then pumped the lawn & the basement down to small puddles. Mrs. Binks had to coordinate everything after the local FD arrived, because I’d done a geezer on the shovelling, and was in bed trying to breathe and not expire and stuff.
SomeBody was looking after us, however: Teh Binklings were supposed to be sleeping over at a friend’s house last night, but it was cancelled– had they not been downstairs, we’d have woken up to 3-4 feet of icewater, with total losses of the Binks blogging centre, all the books, all our storage, Christmas ornaments, everything downstairs.. shudder.
Those of you familiar with domestic floodiness know how fun even 7-8 inches of water can be amongst your belongings. 2 months of rebuild lie ahead, but the real losses are the books, especially the older out of print or family heirloom volumes: so far, 25-30 new and old losses, but another 8 boxes await soggy unpacking, and probably 1/2 head to the garbage.*
The insurance will cover some of the loss, but anyone interested in sending along replacement books via Amazon.com may contact me [ binks dot webelf at gmail dot com ]; and know my grateful thanks for and support & encouragement in this stressful time.
*I will be trying this LifeHacker trick, but have no idea if it works.
January 26, AD2010
~ ANDREW LAWTON: News via Mark Steyn.. Andrew “is now out of his coma and out of the Victoria Hospital, and, as he says, there was no brain damage, so he’s still a conservative. Thank you for all your good wishes. He emerged from the coma to a room full of cards from around the world.” …. (fivefeetoffury)
Bringing Bad Things To Life
~ ITEM: CRONY CAPITALISM– ‘Is GE betraying its customers and its country?’… How GE Is Arming China to Compete With Boeing — and America
~ ITEM: I SAY SCREW (or, perhaps, UNscrew) GE and their twisty-bulbs of doom.. and their curly-bulb minions trying to ban incandescent!
Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex
~ WELL, GENERAL IKE DID try to warn us.. about the military indistrial complex. It’s hard, though, because so many ‘brand-names’ are associated with our daily life.. who can hate the people who make blenders? Eco-loving light-bulbs?
General Electric is, after all, teh inheritor of Thomas Edison’s utopian/ industrial project. Thing is, the consumer-friendly vision of the GE company is so 60 years ago. Now, GE is more actively immoral than Google or MicroSoft when it comes to undercutting America, aiding & abetting evil.