Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sound Familiar?

A fellow controller put this on Facebook -- an episode of Frontline that was filmed in ZTL, A80 and ATL. I'd almost forgotten about it and can't understand why I've never put it up before. Then I remember: I'm old. And this happened a long time before YouTube, blogs and Facebook.

Yes, I know virtually everyone you see in the Atlanta Center sequences.

Anyone indelicate enough to mention hairstyles or clothing will be reminded of how thin we all looked.

Don Brown
May 28, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Howdy Stranger

It's just before sunrise on Saturday, May 17, 2014. If you're looking for rodeo pictures from last night's rodeo in Newnan,'re in the right place. I'm sure I'll be adding more pictures all week. Here's the first. I hope you'll check in often.

And if you have any trouble getting to my photo page on Flickr, just click here.

Don Brown
May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Best Laid Plans

A funny thing happened while I was playing with one of my floating art projects. A real sunset showed up.

Don Brown
May 16, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Messing With Flickr

As I told you earlier, I'm running a test on the way Flickr counts traffic. This is just another test. I'm not even sure the link will work. But if it does, there should be some decent pictures to see.

While I'm here, I'm considering a major rework of my online presence. I'll need to rearrange some priorities (i.e. stop volunteering so much) to make it happen. We'll see. In the meantime, thanks for sticking with me all these years.

Don Brown
May 10, 2014

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number One No More

There is only one reason I have taken the time to put this on my blog. The date.

"It's not a good story, is it? In 1981, we had, by far, the richest middle class in the world. And what has happened since then is that income growth in these other countries has been substantially faster for the middle class and the poor."

Again and again , the ghost of Ronald Reagan and PATCO comes back to haunt America.

Don Brown
May 7, 2014

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The First Coming

What if Jesus showed up in today's world? No, not the Second-Coming-End-Time-Rapture thing that the fundamentalists go on about. I mean, what if he first appeared now? The First Coming (if you will)?

This is obviously too controversial a subject to handle on Facebook or Twitter. Sounds like something perfect for a personal blog. Because I'm not trying to be controversial. I'm not trying to insult anyone or poke anybody in the eye. Let's call it a thought experiment. I just want you to think.

What if, instead of being a carpenter from Nazareth, Jesus was an engineer from Google? And besides getting the lame to walk, what if all he did was ask you to practice being kind to each other?

No, I don't want to compare Meng to a deity. I don't want to accuse or suggest that he is trying to start a new religion. I take him at face value. And I wish him all the success in the world. But I bet the simplicity of his message will cause as much consternation as calm.

Don Brown
May 3,2014

Friday, May 02, 2014


Squawk Standby....


While I'm here, I find the traffic count generated by the different Flickr formats for sharing most interesting. One just posts a picture. The other choice for sharing posts a "player" on my blog that allows you to click it and it will show the next picture from my Flickr page. That appears to make my traffic count on Flickr soar. I assume the clicks are coming from the hacker's bots in Ukraine and Russia (my #2 and #3 traffic sources for this blog) clicking through the links on my blog.

For a business that counts clicks to sell advertising, it's...ah...interesting.

Don Brown
May 2, 2014