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The Best of The Week

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing in an actual theater, a 4k reissue of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Seven Samurai has featured prominently for years in my repertoire of witty life anecdotes that I have on steady rotation to entertain over dinner: I was born in Cuba at the edge of the revolution, to a father that loved movies and a mother that tolerated them I imagine just for his sake. In 1965 in revolutionary Cuba, there were no longer Hollywood movies playing in the theater. I imagine my father missing those movies tremendously. He used to talk longingly about a movie theater in Havana that had a retractable ceiling, so when the nights were cool you could be spared the artic cold onslaught of Cuban air-conditioning set to 60 degrees. As the story goes- it is impossible for me to separate my memories of the event from my memories of the story being told often by my parents - the first movie I ever saw was Seven Samurai. See, ordinarily at that time theaters in Havana provided a

Finally, some simple ways to improve your day-to-day coffee brew

"I must offer a word of caution here: don’t invest in an espresso machine at home unless you want a new hobby."
James Hoffmann

After some of my recent writeups about coffee, one or two of you have commented that I appear to be setting standards much higher than most people have on the topic. To quote one, "All most people want is a good cup of coffee, not

A true Linux distribution to use under Windows.


"Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a feature of Windows that allows you to run a Linux environment on your Windows machine, without the need for a separate virtual machine or dual booting. WSL is designed to provide a seamless and productive experience for developers who want to use both Windows and Linux at the same time. "

News for Noders

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 15: Side Quest 2024 ends.

July 25: Happy birthday TanisNikana!

July 26: Happy birthday teleny!


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June 3: Saint kevin's Day.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 20: Side Quest 2024 begins!

June 20: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 21: nicolasstag's birthday!

June 23: AdamTheDewott's birthday!

June 23: weroland's birthday!

June 28: Tau Day.


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May 1: May day.

May 3: Happy birthday ImConfused!

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 8: Happy birthday E2D2!

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 12: Mother's day in the USA.

May 27: Memorial Day in the USA.


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April 1: The E2 Dadaism Quest starts today! Please show off your Dadaist chops with lots of fig inverted urinal.

April 1: The 2024 LieQuest has been cancelled.

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!


April 30: Walpurgis Night.

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 10th: Daylight saving time celebrated by many.

March 19th: The first equinox of the year.

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!


Get ready for LieQuest 2024, starting on April 10th!


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