Tag Archives: Video

Music of WWII: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

(See my other Music and WWII related posts) – “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” is one of the most recognizable songs from the WWII era. There have been several recordings made over the years, but this one is by The Andrew Sisters and was made in 1941. This recording reached the 6th place spot on the US music charts in 1941.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 310 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

The “About WWII” page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

Mac and iPad Accessories – Developer’s Gear Case

Product Announcements WaterField Designs of San Francisco, California, an innovative leader in custom laptop sleeves, bags, and device-specific cases, introduces the Developer’s Gear Case, a semi-rigid, fully-padded organizational case to protect tech accessories of all shapes and sizes in transit. An innovative design feature allows users to connect their phone in the front pocket to their battery inside the case for on-the-go charging. Developers, digital editors, and others who regularly carry significant electronic gear can now carry bulkier items like battery chargers, hard drives, headphones and such, along with cords, adapters, and dongles all in one beautiful, handcrafted leather and ballistic nylon accessory case.

“Our customers who carry a lot of tech told us they must often check several places before locating a specific accessory. They asked us to design one efficient case to organize all their gear in one place,” explained Gary Waterfield, company founder. “We designed this structured gear case to hold odd-shaped items along with basic cords and smaller items. The sumptuous leather panel and an innovative feature that facilitates in-case phone charging really set this case apart from others.”

Developer’s Gear Case Features:
* Zippers on three sides allow the case to open like a book
* Two interior compartments are separated by a padded middle divider
* Upper slim compartment with six mesh pockets – two larger zippered and four smaller open-topped – organizes cords, dongles, and other small items
* Gold lining behind mesh pockets makes items inside easy to spot
* Deep, plushly-padded lower compartment stows bulky items: hard drive, mouse, battery charger, international power adapter, camera lens, etc.
* Stretch bands secure bulky items in place or lie flat making way for large items like headphones
* Matching, travel-sized, leather mouse pad attaches to the middle divider and provides an extra layer of protection
* Ultra-soft, padded front pocket holds quick-access items like iPhone and AirPods
* Pass-through charging port allows the wire to connect an iPhone in the front pocket to a charging battery when stored inside the case
* Pen/Apple Pencil holder keeps these handy
* YKK waterproof zippers repel moisture
* Two quick-grab handles enhance convenience

The Developer’s Gear Case can be used on its own as a small satchel by attaching an (optional) shoulder strap, or it can be inserted into any of WaterField’s larger bags, like the Bolt or Executive Pro backpacks. The sumptuous leather is available in four color choices. The elegant materials and clean design lend the case a professional look befitting any work environment. The new gear organizer’s smartly-executed features address specific customer input gathered from WaterField’s 2018 Gear Case community-design project.

Colors and Materials:
* Black ballistic nylon with Black, Blue, Chocolate or Crimson premium, full-grain leather
* Dimensions: 9.75 x 6.75 x 3.25 inches
* Weight: .75 lb.

Pricing and Availability:
Developer’s Gear Case is priced at only $129 (USD).

Friday WWII Flix: “D-Day 6.6.1944”

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(See my other WWII related posts) – A couple of nights ago I watched “D-Day 6.6.44” on NetFlix. While this 2:0:0 film was produced back in 2004, I found it still very enjoyable. It is rated 7.2/10 on IMDB. The synopsis per IMDB:

Dramatized documentary, based on the experiences of the soldiers who invaded France in the D-Day Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944 which were instrumental in ending World War II.

If you are interested in WWII and have NetFlix I think you will find the 2 hrs spent watching the film enjoyable.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 310 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

Some Interesting Facts about “The Longest Day”

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(See my other WWII related posts) – I watched one of my favorite movies set in WWII again a few nights ago – “The Longest Day“. Even though this 1962 film was shot in black & white it is still very good. It scored a 7.8/10 on IMDB and was nominated for five 1963 Academy Awards, winning two.

Today I came across the very recent (June 2019) video above that talks about some behind the scene facts about the movie. I thought they were good enough to share.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 310 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

Friday WWII Flix: “36 Hours of Hell”

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(See my other WWII related posts) – I came across the movie “36 Hours of Hell” a while back on YouTube. I watched it last night and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. I was surprised that it had earned a 5/10 on IMDB. Honestly, I would not have been surprised if it had been rated a 3. The synopsis per IMDB:

A ragtag bunch of US marines is sent into the Pacific Island of Rabaul to clear any remaining Japanese forces after the heavy bombing. They meet fierce resistance.

The movie was made in Itlay, but all dialog is in English. If you still want to watch it, the movie was still available on YouTube as indicated below at the time of this post.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 310 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

Do you need a better clipboard?

(See my other Mac/OS X related posts) – I viewed this quick video produced by Bob Levitus today and thought it was well worth sharing. I agree with him that the clipboard on the Mac is lacking.

The free clipboard App Bob mentions can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. I have installed CopyClip and will give a product review in a few days.

I also recommend Bob’s book “Working Smarter for Mac Users“.

 

Uber Eats Planning Delivery by Drone

(See my other Drone related posts) – I saw an article on food delivery by drone this morning and thought it was timely as the program at the CapMac (the Austin capital area Mac User Group) meeting I attended last night was also about drones.

If you live in San Diego, Uber Eats will be using Uber Elevate drones to deliver food beginning as early as this summer. Speculation is that the operation will begin with McDonald’s food items. Uber Elevate is not planning direct home delivery but will drop off food at designated ‘landing zones’, perhaps on the roof of an Uber Eats vehicle.

The planned service will likely take advantage of Uber Eats drivers to make the ‘final mile’ delivery of food. Uber estimates that by utilizing drones the delivery time can be cut from 21 minutes to 7 minutes on a 1.5-mile delivery. Plan implementation is still awaiting FAA approval.

Uber Eats is not the only drone delivery service that we will likely see in operation this year. Google’s Wing has already received FAA approval and plans to begin operation in Virginia this year as well.