Aside from these nifty things which are fun – there is a live webcam thing and I’m working on some events for the fall and next year. It looks like a house full of file folders right now, but I’m working on it . . .

I had done another little clip for the organizing video I was doing and since it was the most boring four minutes I had ever watched, it didn’t get posted. Now, the durn area is almost organized without getting more video clips of it – but, that’s okay because there are a lot more areas that can be used for the same reason. Oh my, oh my, oh my, what a mess to straighten out.

[And – from the other day – Why does India need a nuclear submarine? In fact, why do they have need of any submarine at all- it seems that would not be very useful, but maybe I’m not thinking about some bigger picture.]

From CNN –

India launches nuclear submarine

updated 7:43 a.m. EDT, Sun July 26, 2009

By Harmeet Shah Singh

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the country’s first locally built nuclear-powered submarine on Sunday.
Manmohan Singh, center, honors a war victory in New Delhi on Sunday, the same day he launched a sub.


Today, we join a select group of five nations who possess the capability to build a nuclear-powered submarine, Singh declared in his speech at the eastern naval base of Visakhapatnam.

Although he billed the submarine as an outcome of a public-private partnership, the Indian leader did mention Russia in his address.

I would also like to express our appreciation to our Russian friends for their consistent and invaluable cooperation, which symbolizes the close strategic partnership that we enjoy with Russia, Singh remarked.

Nonetheless, he called for leveraging the strengths of India’s private industry for defense goals.

The launch came 11 years after internationally condemned tit-for-tat nuclear tests — first by India and then by Pakistan — in May 1998.

All About India • Manmohan Singh • Russia