Great Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

One of the movies on Netflix is “Moonrise Kingdom.”  I love the movie.

Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American coming-of-age art film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an “eccentric, pubescent love story”, it features Bruce Willis as Captain Duffy Sharp with newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in the film’s main roles and an ensemble cast.[3][4][5] Filming took place in Rhode Island from April until June 29, 2011.[6] Worldwide rights to the independently produced film were acquired by Focus Features.[6]

While preparing the script for Moonrise Kingdom, director Wes Anderson viewed films about young love like Black Jack,Small Change, A Little Romance, and Melody for inspiration.[7]

The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Awardfor Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.[8]

Remember if you read about a movie on Wikipedia they will tell you the complete story.
I like the IMDB for many reasons … one is the trivia about the movies.  

It is a very well done movie.  Check it out and let me know if you agree.


 I got a new monitor and it is 27 inches.  It has a great display.  I like it. But I like to have two full views side by side.  So I looked around and I found a program that I think will work for me.  I can use it for 30 days and then if I want to keep using it will cost me $30.00 so I installed it.
The program is Splitview.  

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  • 1.2 MB – quick to download, easy to install
  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows
  • Can be configured to run in Personal Edition mode as well as Terminal Server mode
  • Trial can be converted to licensed version by entering license key and uninstalled using Control Panel > Uninstall a Program
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  • Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP SP3, Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows

ASUS MX279H 27 inch HD AH-IPS Monitor

 I just ordered a new monitor on Amazon.  I get Prime and Free same-day shipping.  So I will have my new ASUS MX279H 27 inch monitor today.


  • Full HD AH-IPS display with 178° wide-view angle in frameless design for edge-to-edge brilliance
  • ASUS SonicMaster Technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for premium immersive audio
  • Featuring dual HDMI ports for multi device connections and D-Sub, DVI-D (via HDMI-to-DVI cable)
  • Good Design Award Winner for its ultra-slim, ergonomic design with sturdy sundial-inspired stand
  • ASUS Rapid Replacement: 3 Years Warranty, 2 way free shipping

Actuarial Life Table

 The Donald Trump people are now trying to question the health of Hillary Clinton.  They are making up stuff and even little clips of videos.
  Hilary Clinton is 68 years of age.  Donald Trump is 70 years of age.
The health issue is not going to get Donald Trump one vote.  It could cost him a few votes.  If Donald Trump is elected president he would be he oldest person to become president. Some people might remember how bad things got for Ronald Reagan and just decide they do not want to vote for someone that age.

I am 75 years of age.

Here is the Social Security Actuarial Life Table

The left size is males and the right side is females.

Age                                                                   Years Left

68 0.019959 76,613 15.61 0.013124 85,187 17.95
69 0.021616 75,084 14.92 0.014330 84,069 17.18
70 0.023528 73,461 14.24 0.015728 82,864 16.43
71 0.025693 71,732 13.57 0.017338 81,561 15.68
72 0.028041 69,889 12.92 0.019108 80,147 14.95
73 0.030567 67,930 12.27 0.021041 78,616 14.23
74 0.033347 65,853 11.65 0.023191 76,961 13.53
75 0.036572 63,657 11.03 0.025713 75,177 12.83

So for me, at age 75, my probability of death is 0.03%.  I should expect about 11 more years to live.
Oh my God… That means that who ever is elected this time … I should expect to be around for the next 8 years and a few years into the term of the next President of the United States.
What a way to end my life.  I was born, in 1941, and FDR was President after him President Harry Truman.  I was alive when John F. Kennedy was President of the United States.  In fact JFK was the first President that I voted for and now I end my life with these people!!!

Last Day for the Boat

One last look at Hilary’s boat.  I took this photo just minutes before the boat and Hilary left for south Texas.
Hilary had been working on the boat for days.  She found the boat was not such a great deal.  It had leaks and had water in it.
Hilary found a guy to haul the boat to south Texas.  I hope they make it.  Hilary says he drives 80 mph pulling the boat.  He loves his high powered truck.  Of course Hilary is paying extra for the gas he burns driving so fast.
I hope he does not have an accident.
They tow it to her land and turn around and come back.  I am not sure when Hilary will get back to go to work on the boat again.
Hilary has spent a lot of money on this boat and it can not go into the water at this time and I suspect never.
Hilary loves boats.  She loves her boat in Sweden.
You should have seen how happy she was when she got this boat.  She is not so happy right now.  

Hilary's Boat 08/22/2016

Hilary’s Boat 08/22/2016

What new toy am I going to get

   I love to get new hardware.  I am looking all the time for a reason to buy something to play with.
   I been thinking about getting a new Chromebook.  I had one before and hated it.  But the new one would have more power and a touch screen and would work as a tablet.
But I just do not think I can stand the fact that the keyboard does not have a Delete key.
The other thing I have been thinking about is a tablet that you can boot into Windows 10 or Android.

But I been thinking … I do not need a Chromebook, laptop or tablet.
I do not work .. I do not get out much …  When I am not sleeping I spend 90% of the time at my desk looking at my monitor.

      I am thinking I should get the ASUS MX279H 27 inch Full HD monitor.   

Problems with Howard’s Notebook aka

 Not sure how many of you made it here from ShowMeBlog but my hosting company make a couple of little errors and then I, of course, made some big errors on top of those.
I can not get access to Howard’s Notebook to update it or change it and I cannot get into the settings to correct my errors.

  I am trying to decide how to correct the problems.  I am thinking of just saying to hell with it. I spend an hour or two a day on Howard’s Notebook and the number of people reading the blog is going down …
I hate Facebook but I am thinking of just using a Facebook Page:

I am thinking of just giving up on the blog and just doing YouTube.
Until I decide what I am going to do I will keep you updated here.

Face to Face with ARISS


STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Now here’s some news that Space Geeks around the world won’t be able to resist! There’s a big meeting this fall about the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program and it’s being held, not in space but on Planet Earth – in Houston Texas. Here’s Amateur Radio Newsline’s Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

GRAHAM: What’s happening in Texas this coming November might well be considered the ultimate Eyeball QSO: It’s the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station’s global face-to-face meeting. American team members will serve as hosts in Houston as the worldwide team gathers there on November 15 through November 18.

These meetings are open for the public to observe and there is no registration fee — although it’s going to take some planning if you want to attend. The dates this year were selected to coincide with the 20th anniversary of ARISS which had its first meeting — not surprisingly — at the same NASA Johnson Space Center where this gathering will occur. In fact, a tour of the space center will be given to meeting attendees on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 14.

To learn more about attending the meeting, email Rosalie White at, or Frank Bauer at

The agenda is an ambitious one and will obviously look forward to the program’s next 20 years – and beyond.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

This is an event I might like to attend.  Anyone know about low cost motels near the event?  I will not have a car.  So I would have to walk, use a bus or Uber.

I tracked, via radio, Sputnik 1, when it was launched in October of 1957.  I traced other satellites after that.  I did a weekly DX radio program that was broadcast around the world later.  Elmo Melton, I forget his ham call sign, let me play one cut from his 45 rpm “Sounds of Space” on the DX program each week.  I did a monthly Space blog for years. It was about satellites with tracking information and their transmit QRG etc. 

So I might enjoy this event.

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