Monday, June 18, 2018
The McIsaac family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McIsaac is derived from the personal name Isaac. The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Isaac or Mac Iosaig, both of which mean son of Isaac.
Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McIsaac has appeared in various documents spelled MacIsaac, MacIsaack and others.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Most of the photos are about the military site on "table-top" mountain usually called Pinetree. There were many Pinetree sites with big dish antennas for communications and RADAR. Powerful snowstorms sometimes ripped the roofs off buildings since there was nothing to break the wind.
There are photos of the British Queen Elizabeth visiting Stephenville in 1959.
See photos here: NORAD Pinetree Site
Monday, June 04, 2018
Saturday, June 02, 2018
What will those smartass scientists think of next?
Humans are living creatures that move so we are animals. Except, maybe couch-potatoes.
Friday, June 01, 2018
So I decided to move to Google Domains for bobmc dot net registration, G Suite for email, and Blogger for random musings. It seems more complicated than the web site admistration in my experience. I am comfortable with scripting and updating server control files. However, Google hides or abstracts all these details. There are a ton of documentation pages, some already deprecated, and there are various forms to fill out.
The idea is for all web pages in my domain to include "bobmc.net" as part of the URL. It is almost working. Eventually, when you search for "bobmc.net", you should see "whatever.bobmc.net" which links to this blog. I have had this blog for many years with postings here and there. It is really "bobmcisaac.blogspot.com"
Perhaps everyone should register their own domain to have a unique presence on the web if only for future use. With Google Domains plus Gsuite you can have aliases for your email address and for web sites, blogs and documents.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Most cars have factory wheels in summer and ugly steel wheels in the winter. I reverse that with dark alloy wheels in summer and factory silver alloy in winter.
I wish there were fewer lumbering SUVs on the roads. An SUV is a light truck with lipstick. It rides high above the road, blocking the view of the road ahead or shining bright lights in the rear view mirror.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Sunday, February 05, 2012
But Apple products are not for me. The Apple control freaks wish to control all aspects of the user experience but I like to know how a given technology works and use it as I please. So I have a modest Samsung Galaxy Ace SmartPhone with Android software. I can install any audio and video media files using a USB cable. No iTunes or App store for me. :-)
Friday, July 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Cats are susceptible to bladder stones and Buffy, who is lucky 13, has them. They show up on Xray and there is blood in the urine probably caused by these stones. Buffy terrorized the staff at the animal hospital and the Vet called for permission to sedate. She was too stubborn to pee and had to stay overnight for a complete test. Oh, my.
Buffy did not eat for a few days but she now is feeling good again and eating her special diet to reduce the size of the stones which hopefully will pass. Twice daily I pounce on her with a towel and give her a squirt of Clavamox from the Vet to reduce infection. All's well so far.