Edit and Run Kotlin

KOTLIN is a recent JAVA-like programming language developed by JetBrains. See more at the language site here. Below is a small snippet of editable and runable Kotlin embedded in this blog post. For this, I use a small WordPress plugin “Kotlin Playground” Try changing the string values enclosed in ”  ” and click the small …

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John Deere 1927

When growing up, our family had a small hobby farm north of Perth, Western Australia. We also had some good friends who lived in the WA  wheatbelt area, near Mukinbudin. My Father talked about getting some sort of tractor for our farm, and our friendly farmer “TW” from Mukinbudin mentioned he had an old one …

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Lucky To Be Alive

Considering some of the things I did when a teenager, I now consider myself lucky to be alive. Back in the 1960s, I had a friend at school named Phil R. and he lived in Ruislip Street, West Leederville, Western Australia. I have completely lost touch with him since those school days. But we had …

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Need A Grill Mesh?

I saw this a few weeks ago and thought it amusing. I hate that the writer added the apostrophe to Aldi’s name in the caption. At my local store I think they are $2 each 🙁   I doubt that Aldi grocery stores find it amusing.

Travelling Europe 2016

So much to report, but so little time. Tonight we are in Waldkirch, in the midst of the German Black Forest. For lunch today we got very lucky – just driving along a scenic mountain road, and we found a restaurant. Superb. More on this when I get a chance. Tomorrow off to France and …

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