George Standish

Ottawa, Canada

An avid GNU/Linux User and Free Software supporter.

  • Bluesfest Day 10 (2 of 2)

    2017-07-17T05:53:16Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    It was SO busy in all the beer tents tonight! Reminded me of years ago. The crowd was HUGE and everyone was nice and patient/understanding - in stark contract to some of the crowds "earlier" in the week. I think this picture was taken 2 hours before Tom Petty hit the stage. Bluesfest 2017 ended on a high note for sure :)
  • Bluesfest Day 10 (1 of 2)

    2017-07-17T05:40:40Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    They had a ferris wheel for the first time - rode it today for the first time.

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  • pre-Bluesfest Day 10

    2017-07-16T15:46:07Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Shortly I'll be leaving for what will likely be my last day volunteering for Ottawa's Bluesfest. I'm sad, and a little angry about it. This is my 9th year volunteering.

    I've kept my leaving on the "down low" with most people - but last night, the cat was let out of the bag, to several of the "key" volunteer leaders. Today, I'll be telling the regular volunteers in my area - and saying my goodbyes to many others.

    Tom Petty is the headliner tonight - it is a "sold out" show - which almost NEVER happens at Bluesfest. Should be an interesting day.
  • Bluesfest Day 9 (different shot of Muse)

    2017-07-16T10:26:32Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

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  • Bluesfest Day 9

    2017-07-16T06:15:23Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Muse (pictured here) was the headliner tonight.
  • Bluesfest Day 8

    2017-07-15T15:08:13Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Headstones & Live - took off my volunteer shirt and enjoyed a beer last night.

    Forgot my camera at home :(

    Live was cut short due to lightning :(

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    Ah, "Live". Love that band. I just downloaded my collection from home to listen to at work tomorrow.

    Stephen Sekula at 2017-07-15T17:06:56Z

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  • Bluesfest Day 7

    2017-07-14T07:04:43Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    1) a camera, without a SD card (currently still in the computer I'm writing this from!) is useless.

    2) in MANY ways this was a difficult Bluesfest day :( main bowl had Migos followed by Lil Yachty -- and an EDM headliner Flume

    the camera can still be used as a webcam, probably :D

    Dana at 2017-07-14T14:08:57Z

  • Bluesfest Day 6

    2017-07-13T06:01:05Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    LCD Soundsystem performing, they didn't attract a large crowd.

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    Stephen Sekula at 2017-07-13T06:30:50Z

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  • Bluesfest Day 5

    2017-07-12T15:33:02Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Lots of young people = many issues at the beer tents and not a lot of alcohol sales


    nukem at 2017-07-13T14:41:30Z

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  • Bluesfest Day 00 [Dark]

    2017-07-11T00:35:07Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    no performances tonight, it's a one day weekend for staff/volunteers...

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    Damn humans who need resting and stuff... xD

    JanKusanagi at 2017-07-11T00:42:44Z

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  • Bluesfest Day 4

    2017-07-10T06:36:27Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Pink performing during the rain :(

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    well its a different kinda concert thats for sure :)

    nukem at 2017-07-10T18:15:22Z

  • My Big Balls are famous ;)

    2017-07-09T13:40:09Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    While holding the door for a fellow volunteer last night, she told me "I just put a picture of you on Bluesfest's Facebook page"... Turns out, it was also posted to the regular website as well, although it seems the link isn't working currently so thumbnail only right now...

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  • Bluesfest Day 3

    2017-07-09T06:19:16Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    It was busy tonight, it felt like Bluesfest (vs the last two nights).

    The main headliner was 50 Cent I wasn't overly impressed...

    The hidden-jem was a group called Mydy Rabycad, pictured here, which I'd never heard of. Very fun band.

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  • Bluesfest Day 2

    2017-07-08T07:42:27Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    It was a quiet night at the beer tents :(

    Justin Moore (a country performer) was the main stage headliner tonight. Country _usually_ brings a drinking crowd but the last two nights (Toby Keith was last night) has gone against that tradition -- to MANY peoples surprise.

    DJ Mustard brought the kids out in big numbers tonight on the "back" stage. What happened to women's shorts? Young women (I'm tempted to call some of them girls) seem to have NO modesty these days -- short/short/short shorts and a bra was the outfit of more then a handful of attendees. I heard the remark more then once tonight (from the 30+ crowd) "what about the parents?" <- general consensus was these young ladies probably didn't leave there homes looking like they did when they arrived at the festival.
  • Death from Above 1979

    2017-07-07T06:01:29Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    During there sound check this afternoon... Bluesfest Day 1 completed :) I only saw a little of there performance tonight.

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  • Bluesfest starts tomorrow!

    2017-07-05T19:58:24Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    I've been on-site for the last two days helping with running the "orientation" for the general volunteer groups.

    Last night was my "Cash & ID" group so I conducted the tablet training to a room of about a 100 people - standing room only.

    I'd actually changed the training from 2 sessions to 1 at the last minute, then came to regret that choice when there weren't actually enough seats for people - oops. My bad.

    Bands I'm looking forward to seeing: Death from Above 1979; Headstones; Live; & Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- but lots of the other performances will be "interesting" to see!

    I HOPE the weather is reasonable for the next 10ish days!

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    Oh, wow! I wish I could get there from Toronto ... but my travel budget is miniscule.
    I grew up in North Florida, Tom Petty is a homeboy.

    B. Ross Ashley at 2017-07-06T13:39:43Z


    2017-07-05T04:48:26Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    00:46 < REDACT> if only ppl argued against proprietary licenses like they argue against the GPL...

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    00:51 < jxself> But if someone's going to be against the GPL then, in order to be logically consistent, they must also be against proprietary software which by their own standards must be even worse than the GPL is because it will have even more restrictions in it.

    George Standish at 2017-07-05T04:54:23Z

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  • the Snowbirds, a day later then usual...

    2017-07-02T16:07:56Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Impressive formation!

    JanKusanagi at 2017-07-02T16:21:32Z

    @jankusanagi keep in mind, this was 1/2 way though a ~90degree turn... this was actually the very 1st time the Snowbirds didn't appear on Partement Hill on the 1st in the memory of life.

    I was watching downtown on TV yesterday, I was amazed about the delay between "live" TV and "live" reality.

    The single plane (not snowbirds) flow over parlament a minute-or-so before it showed up on CBC TV!

    George Standish at 2017-07-02T22:12:28Z

  • This note coming to you via-Arch Linux...

    2017-07-02T13:55:26Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    It's been quite a while since I was using a non-Debian-based operating system. Debian's stretch release is the first time I've personally felt "let down" by Debian.

    That said, currently, Arch's bleeding edge packages sure feel Shiny ;)

    We'll see how long it take for things to go sideways... which I've come to expect (and dread) from a bleeding-edge distro.

    If you like Arch have you considered Parabola? It's based on Arch and comes with freedom included.

    Jason Self at 2017-07-02T15:11:56Z

    @jxself I don't know if you recall, but I ran Parabola for a little while -- during which time I ran into significant issues (for a while the installer was broken for everyone - until they fixed various dev's keys)

    George Standish at 2017-07-02T15:21:51Z

  • Canada is 150 years old tomorrow...

    2017-07-01T02:45:54Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Ottawa, the capital, was CRAZY busy downtown tonight :)

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    Happy birthday, grandpa! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-07-01T12:58:34Z

    They flew by, though, didn't they?

    Nathan Willis at 2017-07-01T13:15:09Z

    Happy Birthday to you as well! So which one of you is older ;)

    George Standish at 2017-07-01T14:40:41Z

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