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Thomas Southerne

Thomas Southerne was an Irish dramatist. Thomas Southerne, born on February 12, 1660, in Oxmantown, near Dublin, was an Irish dramatist, he was the son of Margaret Southerne. He transferred schools. In 1680, he began attending Middle Temple, London to study law but was drawn away by his interest for theater. By 1682 he was influenced by John Dryden and produced his first play, The Loyal Brother, or, The Persian Prince. "Southerne bought his prologue and epilogue from Dryden, who made extra income from his ability to turn such pieces. Despite his friendship with the new playwright, Dryden raised his prices for Southerne". In 1684 Southerne produced his second play,The Disappointment, or, The Mother in Fashion. However, in 1685 he "enlisted as an ensign in Princess Anne's Regiment of the Duke of Berwick's Foot"; the "Glorious Revolution" in 1688 resulted in Southerne leaving the army. The plays Southerne had written before he withdrew from the army would see the light of day for he returned to theater.

With his return, he took on a new form of genre for his writing, "he turned from political allegory to comedy". In 1690 "Southerne made his first financial profit from his work". In 1691 he encounters failure with his play,The Wives Excuse, or, Cuckolds Make Themselves, produced by Dury Lane, thus failure would not stop Southerne, so in 1693 he wrote another comedy,The Maid's Last Prayer, or, Any Rather Than Fail, a success. In 1692 he was blessed with the opportunity by finishing Cleomenes. In February 1694 he created the tragicomedy The Fatal Marriage, or, The Innocent Adultery, a huge success and resulted in him being established as a tragic dramatist. By 1688, "his subject once again ends up in a novel by his Colleague Aphra Behn,Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave was performed as a play and was a huge success". According to Kaufman, "At the age of sixty-seven Southerne offers one last play, Money The Mistress in 1726, it is a weak conclusion to an honorable career." He was honored as a playwright.

On May 26, 1746, at the age of eighty-seven Southerne died. According to Kaufman, "He was a successful man of the theater, a working playwright for forty-four years." His best plays, The Wives' Excuse, The Fatal Marriage and Oroonoko, reveal a competent, indeed interesting, playwright. He experimented in a variety of dramatic forms, his contemporaries valued him for his ability to portray intensely emotional scenes and for his "pure" language. He worked in the tradition of Otway, his tragedies point the way to his successor, Nicholas Rowe. In comedy his subject is the distressed wife, here he offered a pattern for such playwrights as Vanbrugh, Cibber and Farquhar. Today readers are interested in his psychological realism, his portraits of complex characters women in the throes of domestic distress, his coldly realistic harsh, analysis of corrupt societal relations". Thomas Southerne wrote the play Oroonoko. One of the major changes that Southerne made to his play from Behn's version was that he turned Imoinda's skin color from black to white.

"She becomes the invisible and reconstructed black female subject in the America's cultural discourse". Southerne plays with the idea of a double plot: one path that deals with the tragic fates of the newly interracial African lovers and the other on Charlotte's comical take on finding rich husbands for herself and her sister. Through his double plot, Southerne had hoped to illuminate a "twinned relationship between white women's social representation and black women's invisibility and lose of agency under colonialism's raced visual regimes". At one point, he puts Imonida in a heroic situation where she drives the governor off with her sword when he tried to rape her. In Southerne's play, she fights beside her man during the rebellion with her arrow, she was the one who used her words to persuade Oroonoko to kill them both and vindicate the honor and the innocence of their love. She was the one. Southerne does not speak of the advantages of a white womanhood like most novels during colonialism, but speaks of the unfairness and the treatment of the slaves no matter the color of their skin or gender.

According to T. J. Cribb, Behn mentions that Oroonoko experiences some conflict between his devotion to Imoinda, his need to rebel, which gives Southerne an opportunity to build Oroonoko's character on this conflict, making it a source of the play's actions. Behn ends the novel with the brutal death of Oroonoko, but the play written by Southerne ends with the "love death" with Imoinda fulfilling his pact with her. Southerne emphasizes Oroonoko's honor and writes about how Oroonoko gave a speech on justifying slavery in terms of private property and civil contract. Oroonoko speaks of how their owners have paid for them and now they are a part of their estate and they may not like it, but they are no longer individuals, but pieces of property. Southerne expands the idea that though the harsh treatments, Oroonoko is willing to come to terms with his situation and make it work. Thomas Southern's first play, The Persian Prince, or the Loyal Brother, was based on a contemporary novel; the real interest of the play lay not in the plot, but in the political significance of the personages.

Tachmas, the loyal brother, is a flattering portrait of James II, the villain Ismael is taken to represent Shaftesbury. The poet received an ensigns commission in Princess Annes regiment, rose to the rank of captain, but his military career came to an end at the Revolution, he gave himself up to dramatic writi

Piñon, New Mexico

Piñon is an unincorporated ranching community in Otero County in southern New Mexico, in the southwestern United States. The town is in the pinon-juniper shrublands habitat with an altitude of 6,060 feet, it is located at the intersection of NM Route 24 and NM Route 506. The postoffice in Piñon opened in 1907. In 2014, Piñon was ranked as the most politically conservative town in New Mexico; the area is subject to forest fires. In June 2011, the lightning-caused Gage Fire burned 1385 acres just to the west of town; the area was settled by the agricultural and hunter gatherer Jornada Mogollon people about 200 CE whose suzerainty ended with the influx of the Apache and other plains raiders around 1450. The town was named in 1907 by the local school teacher John W. Nations after the piñon pine trees in the area. "Welcome to Piñon, New Mexico" Panoramio

Rebus (album)

Rebus is an album by American jazz guitarist Joe Morris with reedist Ken Vandermark, who played tenor sax, drummer Luther Gray. It was released on the Portuguese Clean Feed label. Morris and Vandermark have recorded. Morris joined Vandermark's DKV Trio on Deep Telling. In his review for All About Jazz Andrey Henkin states "The music contained on Rebus, a word defined as a representation, is fascinating for its perpendicular nature. With Luther Gray's solid and expansive drumming and Vandermark play against each other, the former working vertically while the latter moves horizontally." All compositions by Morris / Vandermark / Gray"Rebus 1" – 10:37 "Rebus 2" – 10:03 "Rebus 3" – 5:37 "Rebus 4" – 5:45 "Rebus 5" – 12:49 "Rebus 6" – 12:59 Joe Morris - guitar Ken Vandermark – tenor sax Luther Gray – drums

Secretan (company)

Secretan was a company based in Paris, France that manufactured telescopes and other scientific instruments. In 1845, Marc Secretan, a Swiss mathematician, Noël Paymal Lerebours, a French optician, established a firm in Paris that manufactured precision instruments. In 1854, Secretan became the sole owner of the company, which continued to operate under the name Lerebours & Secretan. With popular interest in astronomy growing, the French physicist Léon Foucault entered into an exclusive contract with Secretan for the commercialization of a reflecting telescope. Upon the death of Secretan in 1867, the company’s management first passed to his son Auguste François, to Auguste’s cousin Georges Emmanuel Secrétan. Around 1889, Georges Secrétan moved the company’s workshops to 30 rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques, near the Paris Observatory and appointed Raymond Augustin Mailhat as their head from 1 January 1889. In 1894, Mailhat bought some of the workshops and set up his own business, while Secretan moved his equipment into a new location at 41, quai de l’Horloge, near to the company’s retail shop on the Place du Pont-Neuf.

When Georges Secrétan died in 1906, his son Paul Victor and daughter Alice inherited the business, which they ran until 1911, when they sold it to Charles Épry. In 1913, Gustave Jacquelin became Épry’s associate and the firm continued manufacturing and selling astronomical and optical products. In 1963, the Secretan company merged with the Henri Morin company, a producer of surveying and drawing equipment, was renamed as the Etablissements H. Morin-Secretan. Around 1967, that firm merged with the Société de Recherches et de Perfectionnements Industriels, which operated until at least 1981. Amateur astronomy

Multi Router Traffic Grapher

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher is free software for monitoring and measuring the traffic load on network links. It allows the user to see traffic load on a network over time in graphical form, it was developed by Tobias Oetiker and Dave Rand to monitor router traffic, but has developed into a tool that can create graphs and statistics for anything. MRTG is written in Perl and can run on Windows, Unix, Mac OS and NetWare. MRTG uses the Simple Network Management Protocol to send requests with two object identifiers to a device; the device, which must be SNMP-enabled, will have a management information base to look up the OIDs specified. After collecting the information it will send back the raw data encapsulated in an SNMP protocol. MRTG records this data in a log on the client along with recorded data for the device; the software creates an HTML document from the logs, containing a list of graphs detailing traffic for the selected devices in the server. Alternatively, MRTG can be configured to run a script or command, parse its output for counter values.

The MRTG website contains a large library of external scripts to enable monitoring of SQL database statistics, firewall rules, CPU fan RPMs, or any integer-value data. Measures two values per target. Gets its data via an SNMP agent, or through the output of a command line. Collects data every five minutes. Creates an HTML page per target that features four graphs. Results are plotted vs time into day, week and year graphs, with the I plotted as a full green area, the O as a blue line. Automatically scales the Y axis of the graphs to show the most detail. Adds calculated Max and Current values for both I and O to the target's HTML page. Can send warning emails if targets have values above a certain threshold. RRDtool - Reimplementation of MRTG's graphing and logging features Munin - Another monitoring application with web interface, based on RRDtool Cacti - A similar tool using RRDtool MRTG Home page "MRTG". Freecode. Helpful page with example MRTG grabs and explanations. Solaris PME Red Hat Enterprise Linux MRTG Configuration HOW-TO MRTGEXT module for supporting MRTG and Nagios monitoring systems on Novell Servers project Trend View a MRTG Frontend for Windows MRTG-XTRA, a Windows distribution of MRTG --DISCONTINUED--

7.65×20mm Longue

The 7.65×20mm Longue was a straight, rimless cartridge used in the French Modèle 1935 pistol, as well as the MAS-38 submachine gun. The cartridge was developed for the United States and secretly produced in quantity too late for its intended use during World War I; the United States scrapped the weapons built for the cartridge between the world wars. France adopted weapons for the cartridge and those weapons saw combat use; the French military were introduced to the cartridge when the US demonstrated the Pedersen device after the end of World War I in Le Mans and again when John Browning exhibited a carbine in the same caliber in 1920. The US.30 Pedersen cartridge used in the Pedersen device was the basis for the 7.65×20mm Longue. The cartridge dimensions were identical, although Pedersen device cartridges were loaded with a heavier 80 grains bullet which achieved a velocity of 1,300 feet per second in the longer barrel of M1903 Springfield rifles. Remington Arms produced 65 million cartridges for the Pedersen device between 1918 and 1920.

French 7.65×20mm Longue ammunition was manufactured in quantity from 1935 to 1960. 7 mm caliber List of handgun cartridges Barnes, Frank C. Cartridges of the World 3rd Edition, 1972 Digest Books, ISBN 0-695-80326-3 Sharpe, Philip B; the Rifle in America 1958 Funk & Wagnalls, New York Hatcher, Julian S. Hatcher's Notebook 1966 Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania, ISBN 0-8117-0795-4