Sunday, May 27, 2018

Fwd: Mark, Share Your Knowledge in San Jose

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From: The LiveCode Conference 

Share Your LiveCode Expertise

The LiveCode Conference in San Jose, California, between 20th and 22nd May 2019, is open for applications to speak. We are looking for interesting and exciting subjects focused around LiveCode.

Do you have expertise to share with the community? We're interested in widgets, LiveCode 9 and open source. We're also excited by HTML5, cross platform tips and tricks, LiveCode in Business, theming, extensibility and the LCB language. What are you excited about? Can you share your knowledge?

Note that your session must have useful and relevant programming content, we will not accept applications that appear to be purely promotional for your particular product or service.

If you have a topic you'd like to speak on, please send an email to with a 300 word summary, and any relevant speaking experience by August 31st 2018. We have available both half hour and 50 minute slots, please indicate which you would prefer. We are also offering flash talks lasting 10 minutes, where you can present a specific LiveCode app, tip or trick you are particularly proud of.

Thank you, we look forward to your applications!

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Mark Rauterkus
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fwd: Some know better . . .

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From: John H

If you depend upon U.S. media to let you know what is going on in the world, the chances are near 100% that you are getting neither the full story nor an accurate view of these happenings.  An excellent case in point is the vilification of the Maduro government of Venezuela.  One who does know and who has been to Venezuela many, many times and who has travelled over much of Central and South America as a labor and human rights attorney is Daniel Kovalik.  Today, Dan had an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette which explains some of the rest of the story which is almost always missing in the reports of main stream American journalists.  This is important information which explains why the leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro is continuously reelected by large majorities of Venezuelans, including in this month's national election.




Mark Rauterkus 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Middle School Swim Coach at The Ellis School
Former Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Sabbatical for 2018: PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo 
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team

412 298 3432 = cell

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fwd: Terrible times . . .

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From: John H

As some of you may have noticed I have cut back on the number of missives being sent out of late.  It has become quite discouraging to daily watch just how far this nation has fallen into an open pit of political, military and economic slime.  It is all around us all the time and documenting it is an overwhelmingly frustrating task.  Many of the things now happening on a daily basis were simply unimaginable as little as two years ago – and things were desperately bad then.  The problem, as I see it, is that as bad as the Trump brigands are, the Democratic Party establishment brigands are not all that much better.  There is some glimmer of hope with the young, but that remains too nascent to count on right now.  Unfortunately, as Chris Hedges graphically points out in the attached article, things are going downhill at a much faster pace than almost anyone could have anticipated, even in the recent past, both nationally and internationally, and it may already be too late to rise up and stop the worst from happening.  It may well be that we will have to resort to small, tight community groupings for survival in the coming years – assuming Trump and his minions don't blow up the planet in the meantime.  These are terrible times indeed.


Fwd: Olympic Day 2018

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From: Solomon Alexander <>

Olympic Day 2018

Olympic Day is a worldwide celebration of the Olympic Movement and is a day to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Based on the three pillars of "Move", "Learn", and "Discover", NOCs are organizing sports, cultural and educational activities for all, regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability. 

Move: This pillar encourages people to get active on Olympic Day. "Move" can refer to all sorts of physical activities for people of all ages and abilities from Olympic Day Runs to individual and team sports. 

Learn: Olympic Day is a great opportunity to learn about the Olympic Values, which are excellence, friendship and respect, and look at the contribution of sport to global social issues that can affect your community, such as education, health promotion, HIV prevention, women's and girls' empowerment, environmental protection, peace building and local community development. Being a responsible citizen is also part of the philosophy of Olympism.

Discover: This pillar is about people trying new sports and activities that they have never done before. This is done in a number of ways, for instance, by inviting Olympians to do a demonstration of their sport or a workshop in which participants can try the sport under an athlete's guidance.

You and your organization are invited to St. Louis' Olympic Day courtesy of the St. Louis Sports Commission and its Sportsmanship Foundation. 
St. Louis' Olympic Day celebration centers on the legacy of the 1904 Olympic Games. Olympians and Paralympians will each share their stories of personal sacrifice, perseverance and heroism for approximately 300-500 St. Louis area children, ages 7-13, in a 30- to 45-minute assembly.

After the assembly, the children will participate in a one-mile fun run/walk with local Olympians and Paralympians on the 1904 Olympic stadium track.  
The Olympians and Paralympians in attendance will share their experiences and focus on the Olympic and Paralympic ideals of friendship, excellence, respect, determination, inspiration, courage and equality. A portion of the program will also highlight St. Louis' role in the Olympic Movement and address the significance of being at Washington University and its connection to the 1904 Games.

St. Louis' Olympic Day is Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m. - Noon at Washington University in St. Louis. Snacks and drinks will be provided and every participant will receive a commemorative Olympic Day t-shirt. Please respond to this email or call 314-345-5130 to reserve your spot. Thanks so much for your time and consideration.


Solomon Alexander
'The Sportsmanship Guy'

St. Louis Sports Foundation, 308 N. 21st Street, Suite 500, St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday, May 21, 2018

Best of Pittsburgh --- Golly I don't even know any of these

The golden age of blogging in Pittsburgh is only a fleeting memory, no pun intended for The Admiral. Today's list from The City Paper.

Local blogger list:
Best local Snapchat has only three selections, but I never use Snapchat:
  • ArtLikeUs
  • Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
Best local Instagram, again, not my thing, but who are these folks, other than the last name, Rick Sebak. 
  • abcseeheardo
  • bambiqween
  • bardlebee
  • idxdnapps
  • keeppittsburghdope
  • lawrencevilleairbnb
  • lunchnotesketch
  • nkoehlerphotography
  • richardchristman
  • ricksebak
My favorite nonprofits are not on the list.
  • The Pittsburgh Project
  • DePaul School
The CP list
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
  • BikePGH
  • Casa San Jose
  • CureRock
  • Girls Rock! Pittsburgh
  • Hello Bully
  • Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank
  • The Homeless Children's Education Fund
  • The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul
  • Wicked Pittsburgh Art Collective
Local Twitter:
  • @billpeduto
  • @davedicello
  • @Jlynnstagram
  • @northshorenine
  • @partnerspod
  • @penguins
  • @PGHLiveMusic
  • @pittsburghnerd
  • @socialkimly
  • @ValerieGauvain
Best activist
  • Arielle Cohen
  • Aryanna Berringer
  • Ashley Comans
  • Blak Rapp Medusa
  • Chance Thomas
  • Ciora Thomas
  • Jessica Semler
  • Leon Ford
  • Lyndsey Sickler
  • Monica Ruiz

I don't drink much at all. Even when with the South Side Pops, I often go without. 
  • Aaron Gschwendtner
  • Bill Peduto
  • Joey Spehar
  • Nicholas Supertzi
  • Randy of Randyland
  • Rick Sebak
  • Sidney Crosby
  • The moon baby
  • Vernard Alexander
  • Viva Valezz
Reading this got me to sign in and place my first vote, best public servant. Name might be better called best public employee. Servant, well, sorta. 
  • Bill Peduto
  • Corey O'Connor
  • Dan Gilman
  • Ed Gainey
  • John Fetterman
  • Moira Kaleida

Around the internet

Bram's blog hasn't been updated since September 9, 2017, (posted from May 20, 2018) and the latest post was a weird video. However, Bram's blog has an open thread and this golden gem appears from Anon.

This entire concept that someone is qualified for city council is moronic. You can’t be “qualified” or not qualified for an elected council position. It just shows how insane our local political guardians are that they get to choose who is qualified and who isn’t for these positions. Further, the 8th district is showing how it is probably the most hypocritical district in the City right now. all the Erika supporters champion that she “will get things done” for them. She will get their “constituent services” (read complaints) addressed faster and better than others because she is on the team of Peduto and knows him better. How cynical and selfish can a voting public get? Her supporters quite literally talk about almost nothing else. They call Sonja “idealistic.” What does that even mean? And when did 8th district all the sudden starting being honest about what they really want? Seems like they really want someone who will get them the most services out of city government above all other districts and they want someone who will get their zoning requests approved (since most developers live in this district) around the city and get them the most power. They could care less about social and idealistic objectives until this election is over and those ideals will need to be dug back up to throw in the face of some other political enemy.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fwd: Join us this Wednesday, May 23rd at Union Project! Learn how you can get involved with the year's Summit Against Racism.

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From: Summit Against Racism
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Ever wanted to get involved with the Summit Against Racism but don't know how?

Pop by Union Project this Wednesday, May 23rd and mingle with this year's cohort of dedicated volunteers to learn about ways that you can plug in.

We need you to help make the Summit the best it can be. Sign up to support our social media team, help recruit workshop presenters, cook food for the event, pitch in on the outreach committee or help us create youth programming! Those are just some of the ways you can be a part of racial justice organizing in Pittsburgh. We can't wait to meet you!

When: Wednesday, May 23 6:30-9 pm
Where: Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave

Please RSVP by clicking here.


Mark Rauterkus
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fwd: Every American should be required to watch this . . .

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From: John H
The linked episode of The Real News Network discussing the new film Killing Gaza is important.  More important is the film it touts.  Every American should be required to watch this film in order to understand just what it is that we support, pay for and provide the weapons for in the Middle East as directed and controlled by the Zionist monsters who run the Israeli government.  The actions of this government are the responsibility of all of us who live here and the vile evilness of this nation's actions stain us all with guilt!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Fwd: Become an open water swimming coach: from Outdoor Swimmer on behalf of Institute of Swimming

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From: Outdoor Swimmer
Become an open water swimming coach
Level 2 British Open Water Swimming (QCF)

Coaching open water swimming is a great way to share your passion and give back to the sport you love.

The Swim England Open Water Coaching course has been backed by all four home countries – Swim England, Swim Wales, Swim Ireland and Scottish Swimming.

The course gives coaches the skills needed to effectively prepare, deliver and evaluate a series of open water training sessions. It's aimed at swimming coaches or triathlon coaches who want to acquire specialist knowledge in delivering open water swimming sessions safely to a range of participants. Level 2 swimming teachers are also welcome to attend the course if they have experience of swimming in an open water environment.

Upcoming courses are:

Sent from Outdoor Swimmer on behalf of Institute of Swimming
The Outdoor Swimmer team
6 Maida Vale Business Centre
Mead Road
Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 7ER