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Aug 16 THU – Bagnoregio in Lazio, Orvieto in Umbria

2017/10/13
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Orvieto - Hotel Posta

We woke up at 8:22 in Veterbo. Breakfast here was one of the most luscious. In addition to all the standard staples of breakfast, they also presented fresh fruits and more.  This was probably the best breakfast for the whole trip. Odometer showed 9,472 after first day of driving (120 km). We checked out from hotel at 11:34. We drove toward Bagnoregio.  On the way there we made our first stop at a supermarket. First task of the day is to get a shopping cart for €1, and not to forget to return your cart and get your one euro back.   From super-small village in Lazio towards a well established…

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Share your photos, not your life – Echowaves

2017/10/12
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Echowaves - Logo

There is a new APP for iPhone and Android.  You take pictures and they float to a server to be seen by people in your WAVE.  Each time you open Echowaves, you prompted to upload your latest photos.   Instantly these photos can be seen by you and by people who share your  wave.  You can send invitations to join from phone to phone, without email.  No information is collected about you – you only need user name and password. If someone in your circle does not have a smart phone, your pictures can be see using a web browser.  This is good if you want someone like your parents to see…

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How to Survive an IRS Audit?

2017/10/11
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Modified: 2017/09/16
IRS-998-650

Sometime you have to deal with IRS in the month other that April. It means that you received a dreaded letter from them, prompting to contact and setup an appointment. Do not start to worry immediately and automatically. Most likely scenario is that some unusual percentage or number was caught by a computer, and it is now your turn to show some mathematical skills. All you need to do is show that your numbers are all good and here is the way you arrived to your totals. Sound simple enough.

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Religious Education – Finding the Right Words

2017/10/10
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Finding the Right Words

  WORDS Religious education for beginners should use normal words.  Any word that is unusual or stigmatized causes listener to concentrate on words instead of meaning.  Think of listeners as timid deer that came out of the woods for the sounds of unusual tune.  Every word should strike “Me too, me too“, instead of “Oh, no, not again!  I already head that many time before.”  The most important is background information to obtain, is what king of doubts and uncertainties brought this new soul to the conversation.   SENTENCES Every sentence should maintain the desired level of romanticism and mystery.  Every sentence should create a sense of comfortable hallway, where all interesting…

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Amazon Linux Apache 2.4 reverse proxy with SSL to serve Node.js application

2017/10/09
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Modified: 2017/10/09
SSL Test Report

Recently, I spent about 36 hours researching, and thinking, and trying, and learning a lot about Apache server before I could crack this one.  After I found a solution, a had a long <VirtualHost> entry.  In this article I present only entries that are required for reverse proxy to work and your Node.js app still to be aware of client IP address. Problem: You want Apache 2.4 to be your front end for your Node.js application.  All the transaction should occur over HTTPS. Your visitors do not have to specify a post number in URL. I do not cover here: – how to install and configure Node.js; – how to get a…

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Aug 15 WED – Getting the car – Starting North – Viterbo

2017/10/09
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Modified: 2017/09/16
First Stop - Gasoline Prices

  This is a holiday in Italy – Ferragosto or Assumption Day (The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life).  But our car rental agency at the train station should be opened.  This is also a Napoleon birthday (1769). We woke up at 10, left the hotel at 11:30. For 4 nights in Rome we paid €314. We bought the bus tickets at 11:46 (€3).  When we reached Termini – the train station (12:45), our rental agency (Maggiore Rent) said that it is too late, and our car is gone, rented out.  So they knew how to make a reservation, they just did not know…

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09 Game Results – 2017-10-07 SAT – Three goals in two hours

2017/10/08
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Modified: 2017/10/08
09 Game 2017-10-07 SA

[ … in progress …  ] Game Overview Very dramatic game.  DARKs were leading 0:1 for over an hour (66 minutes) and then WHITEs caught up (Grisha Rom. with pass from Vladis Sh.) and even jumped ahead (Vladis Sh.).  DARKs were desperate to tie, but to no avail. Final score – 2:1 for WHITEs.  Lyonya G. picked for WHITEs  Boris M. picked for DARKs  Kolya P. stays at the top spot without showing up   Game Timeline 09: 10: 10: 11: 11: Standings after 09 Games Minimum 3 games: Nu Player Games Wins Losses Goals Goals per Game Points per Game 01 Kolya P. 4 3 3 0.75 0.750 02 Ilya…

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08 Game Results – 2017-10-01 SUN – Mitia: 2 goals and 4 passes

2017/10/08
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Modified: 2017/10/08
08 Game 2017-10-01 SU

[ … in progress … ]  Ruslan piked for WHITEs  Lesha K. picked for DARKs   Game Timeline 09: 10: 10: 10: 11: 11: Standings after 08 Games Minimum 3 games: Nu Player Games Wins Losses Goals Goals per Game Points per Game 01 Kolya P. 4 3 3 0.75 0.750 02 Sasha V. 3 3 0 0 1.000 03 Alex Grt 8 2 6 0.75 0.250 04 Ilya L. 3 1 4 1.333 0.333 05 Amr 6 1 6 1 0.167 06 Ilya B. 3 1 2 0.667 0.333 07 Dima K. 3 1 2 0.667 0.333 08 Lyonya G. 3 1 1 0.333 0.333 09 Arkasha B. 4 1…

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SQL Error 80004005 – “Specified SQL server not found” – Solved

2017/10/08
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Modified: 2017/09/16
SQL CFG Manager - Enable TCPIP

  Environment ASP or ASP.NET site is running on IIS 7.5. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (10.50.1600.1) running on Windows 2008 Server R2 (W2K8 R2) x64.     Problem You will see one of two errors depending on whether you dealing with ASP or ASP.NET sites. On ASP.NET sites you will see  “Server Error – Error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified” Server Error in '/YourApps' Application. A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26…

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07 Game Results – 2017-09-30 SAT

2017/10/08
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Modified: 2017/10/08
07 Game 2017-09-30 SA

[ … in progress … ] Game Overview On 09-30 SAT server kept restarting all night due to faulty power supply  . . . and  now I am posting the game results over a week later.  Sorry about that.  We are slowly catching up.  In a few weeks we will migrate into a new server with new features and completely new look.  Exciting!   Headlines Game Timeline 09: 10: 10: 11: 11: Standings after 07 Games Two game minimum: Nu Player Games Wins Losses Goals Goals per Game Points per Game 01 Kolya P. 4 3 3 0.75 0.750 02 Sasha V. 3 3 0 0 1.000 03 Cüneyt 2 2 3 1.5…

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Когда задали вопрос про СССР – Pеферендум 17 Мартa 1991

2017/10/07
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Modified: 2017/09/16
USSR-Referendum

Уже больше 20 лет прошло с тех пор как развалился Советский Союз. И мы начинаем забывать, как хитро они хотели спасти свою вла... Over 20 years have passed already since collapse of the Soviet Union. And we begin to forget all the trickery that was used to save their pow...

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