From the Play List Top songs I have listened to in 2016: Xenia Rubinos – “Lonely Lover”

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I have a 16,000 plus digital audio collection and I use Media Monkey to manage my files. One feature of Media Monkey is you can sort your collection based on the number of times played. This playlist is based on the top music and/or music video files I played/listened/streamed. 2016 Playlist

Pets

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Wonderful article written by Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. who has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist.dogomaskimage

“…Although Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic method encourages the analyst to present a blank screen, concealing all details of his personal life, thoughts and feelings, Freud himself practiced from his home and included Jo-Fi, his favorite chow chow, in many of his sessions. Freud supposedly relied on his pet’s reaction to a client for help in assessing the person’s character. He also felt that a dog’s presence helped to calm his clients.”

 

4k at the Frog Pond

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Short video testing Sony RM-VPR1 remote control with the Sony Ax-53. Slow steady zoom out, zooming in slow and fast short bursts. This remote works with various Sony camera’s and can zoom, turn on/off camera, as well as take photos. Recorded at 4k 29 frames/second, audio 2 channels 197kbps @ 48 kHz with builtin microphone. Auto settings including active stabilization. My back yard, midday. Not a review nor endorsement.

Kathmandu & Water

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Haphazard urbanization and political wrangling are seriously affecting people’s ability to realize their right to water in Nepal’s capital city. According to the Nepalese government’s Central Bureau of Statistics, one in every five Kathmandu households has no access to a domestic water source and two-thirds of its urban households live with an inadequate water supply. waterhands

Estimates show that the city of 4 million has a severe water deficit. The demand is triple the current supply of 106m liters a day , which further reduces to 75m liters a day during the dry season [PDF] . Despite growing demand, little has been done to increase supply. Read the full article at the Guardian.

VOTER REGISTRATION LISTS (and who can see them)

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National Conference of State Legislatures has a list of how states provide information about their registered voters. Look up your state if you live in the US.

VOTER REGISTRATION LIST

This page provides 50-state information on access to voter lists. States have varied requirements on who is eligible to request a list of voters, what information the list contains, what information is kept confidential, and how information contained in voter lists may be used. Many states also have specific programs to keep all voter information confidential for certain classes of voters.