Star Trek actor re-use

I’m re-watching Deep Space 9 and noticed this guy as a character.  I looked him up because I know he’s been several different Star Trek characters…five, apparently.    Data’s mom (Fionnula Flanagan) has played three characters.  Anyway, it got me curious as to who has played the most characters in Star Trek.  The Star Trek wiki mentions five actors who’ve played seven characters each; Enterprise’s Degra guyDS9’s Brunt/Weyoun/Enterprise’s Shran guy, DS9’s General Martok guy, Enterprise’s Admiral Forest guy and DS9’s Kira’s dad guy.  Honorable mention to Babylon 5’s Lyta who played many uncredited Star Trek roles and was also a stunt woman.  Who knew?

Windows 10 Insomnia

After running for a little while with Windows 10 on our PCs at home, the most annoying problem is Windows 10’s insomnia.  It loves to wake up.  I run powercfg -lastwake or powercfg -waketimers to see what’s waking it up and it’s almost always Microsoft’s Update Orchestrator Reboot.  Try to disable wake timers on that scheduled task and Microsoft will just re-enable it.  It even wakes my wife’s laptop while it’s closed, which can’t be good as far as thermal issues.  I see other people out there are having the problem too.  Hopefully Microsoft fixes this issue at some point so you don’t find your PC awake every single morning?

Miguel Jackson

Google Play I’m Feeling Lucky Radio thought I’d enjoy Michael Jackson singing in Spanish:  “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” (“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in Spanish).  I must admit, it does have me giggling.  I have no idea how it’s trying to figure out my tastes, though.  It’s doing a pretty bad job of it.

Pike's Peak or Bust

We just went to Colorado Springs/Denver for a week.  Had a great time.  Helping to keep up on wi-fi security on the trip was Freedome…a VPN with a 2-week free trial…cause you don’t wanna connect directly to open wi-fi.

Colorado Springs

May Bug Museum – a great little bug museum with all kinds of specimens I’ve never seen

cog railway up to Pike’s Peak – rode a train all the way up to the top and found marmots, ice, and freezing winds…28 degrees in August

Cave of the Winds (warning: auto-playing video) – nice cave to tour through.  Paved and great for kids.  They have a terrifying ride where you can pay to swing out over a cliff…which we didn’t do for some reason.

Garden of the gods –  Giant jutting rock formations…conveniently placed right in Colorado Springs

Fargo’s – great Victorian-style pizza place with balcony, employees in old clothes, self-playing piano, balcony…all packed tightly with lots of people

Rocket Fizz (chain) – A neat soda/candy store with all the independent sodas and candies you can think of.  The clerk recommended the bug barf soda.  I chose something else.

Garbanzo (chain) – Mediterranean food…can’t go wrong!

Rosemount Museum – Late 1800s mansion in Pueblo built by a family that owned a bunch of banks.  Also, the locals pronounce their town as “Pieblo”….what?

Miramont Castle – A mansion built into the side of the mountain in Manitou Springs…a 42-room mansion built for a Catholic priest and his mom.  (Life is hard?)  Manitou Springs is already a tiny cramped tourist town to begin with, but we accidentally ended up in the middle of the Pikes Peak Marathon where super-runners go up and down the mountain)

Denver

102.3 Open Air – Colorado’s version of BBC 6 Music

Axum Ethiopian Restaurant – We got a bunch o’ stuff and enjoyed it.

Denver Aquarium – A nice aquarium with divers, touchable exhibits, a flash flood, etc.

Elitch Gardens – big amusement park…fun for kids and all

The Wizard’s Chest – Great geek store with board games, figurines, toys, and costumes.  It was like being inside Amazon.

Micro Center – Basically the equivalent of Fry’s  Also like being inside Amazon

Old Chicago Pizza (chain) – Big thick Chicago-style pizza.  Tasty and all!

Museum of Nature and Science – A museum so big that we unfortunately didn’t even have time to see it all.  We saw the new mythical creatures exhibit.  I can picture the pride-swallowing that had to happen to have exhibits of made-up creatures just to get peoples’ attention.  It was fun for kids anyway.  We also saw an entire exhibit on poison.  That was different.

Ikea – Vanessa finally got to visit an Ikea.  I recently got The Stanley Parable…a PC game…I think it might actually be an Ikea simulator…endless rooms in various configurations.  The kids were getting kinda bored, but did enjoy the Swedish desserts in the cafeteria at the end.

Casa Bonita – Can’t go to Denver without going to the famous Mexican restaurant with cliff divers.  The food is bad so we just got nachos…but hey…cliff divers in a restaurant.