Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
So I brought a new hard drive for my XP computer, Plugged it all in and everything was going good until about ten minutes into the file transfer explorer locks up. I reboot the computer but it just doesn’t seem to want to work right, then it won’t boot at all except in safe mode. This leads me to believe that a driver has been corrupted. So since I’m running XP (and looking for an excuse to upgrade my computer) I decide its not worth it to reinstall XP and run down to the store to by Windows 7 and a new ASUS motherboard, AMD Athlon II X3 425 2700 Mhz processer, 4 gigs of ram, Nvidia 9500GT 1 gig video card (that I plan to upgrade latter), and a new power supply. I get everything home and start pulling out the old guts when I see that the whole problem was a loose ground wire to my new hard drive, I could have saved 600 bucks! No biggie I wanted to do this anyway. I put in all the new stuff, turn it on and begin to restore my backups and downloading NortonsAV from Comcast (its free for Comcast customers) when I lose my connection. I was behind but had paid most of my bill just a week ago, so I guessed that it wasn’t enough to keep them from cutting me off, and after doing the unplug,wait, plugin the router and modem/reset the modem thing a few times I decide just to wait until payday to have them turn me back on. When I pay my bill the guy at the counter says I did not get cut off, (I kinda thought this would happen) So when I get home I call customer support, tell them what I did and he ask if I reset the router (why would I, the network was working fine, it was just the internet that was out) Well that was it, I reset the router and I’m back… Long story short… (too late) never assume, it can cost you cost time and money. Not that I’m complaining, after all I got a fast new computer out of the deal and I’m ready for some of those new computer games I’ve been wanting to buy (command and conquer 4) (CitiesXL 2011) I just need the money…
Oh, and Merry Christmas, I got a new computer, what did you get :)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
5 anti-Nuke Activist who 2 years ago cut thru 3 fences around the Bangor Sub base (Home of our Trident Fleet) were convicted today on all counts
A federal jury in Tacoma has convicted five anti-war activists who cut fences at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in November 2009 to protest Trident submarine nuclear weapons.
The U.S. attorney's office said the five were convicted Monday on all counts of conspiracy, trespass and destruction of government property.
I remember when they did this thing the local lefties were banking on the fact that they were senior citizens to protect them from consequences.
I’ll update with leftie reaction, if I find any…
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Here is just another in a long line of environmental schizophrenia.
We have wind power in Texas they want to put up power lines to get that power where it can be used and sold, but because those line must cross a scenic canyon the environmentalist protested and had the line rerouted thru… a nature preserve.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Here is a little something I thought might help keep any lost porch monkeys occupied for a bit
The last person to bring up Sarah Palin was_____________ at _________________ While______________.
Be honest, it only work if you are honest
PS: “Gwillie”, “the internet”,”reading his blog” doesn’t count
Update: It’s only the main page that’s offline, if you follow the links in the comments you can keep up with the latest post, first report of outage appeared at about 12:10
Update 8:06 pm: looks like SandraK is up with a back up front page from 12/5 you can still do the comment hopping thing.
Update 8:18: Gone again, back to no front page
Up and running: Seems the software had a post limit just above 33k
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
It turns out that Amazon.com’s Cloud service is being used by Wikileaks to get around attempts to disrupt their publishing of thousands of sensitive diplomatic documents. A clear and blatant breaking of international law, an act of espionage against the United States of America.
WikiLeaks is finding some safe haven with online retailer Amazon.com following a series of hacker attacks, reports indicate. The anti-secrecy website, which says it's come under cyberattack since publishing a large collection of U.S. diplomatic cables Sunday, has tapped Amazon's cloud computing business to host data, according to the Wall Street Journal and other media.
An act that has resulted in a international warrant (wanted notice) for the arrest of Julian Assange the founder of Wikileaks. This is an action that can not be condoned by any American we must take action to force Amazon to cease giving aid to the criminal organization run by Assange. I also call for a boycott of all newspapers that betrayed the public’s trust by giving Assange a public forum to promote himself/website and allowing him to attempt to embarrass us by disseminating our dealings within the international stage, exposing only what is a vital and necessary part of being a world leader . Assange is a “stateless foreign agent” as far as I’m concern and those who aid him in his attacks on our nation need to be brought to justice and charged with treason and if convicted given the maximum sentence applicable.
All this is void if Amazon has already done the right thing, The NY Times however needs to give up their source from Wikileaks and turn over any and all information they have on Assange and his organization.
Correction/clarification: The Interpol warrant stems from rape charges Assange has denied, These charges first came to light after the release of Wikileaks’ “Collateral Murder” video and it looks like they are just now getting around to charging him. Very Interesting. I made a grammatical correction or two as well.
Update: At least two other bloggers are joining me in a call to Boycott Amazon along with a writer from the Seattle PI. (Amazon is based in Seattle)
I learned of my compatriots via the Seattle Weekly’s post expressing thinly veiled displeasure at such calls.
Update 2: Amazon Boycott called off! Amazon did the right thing and has I mentioned above my call for a boycott is now void. But the New York Times is not off the hook yet.
OK I know its just a game but while reading the list of latest update fixes for “The Sims3” I found this little gem
- Fixed an issue that caused Sims to leave their Toddler inside a bar at closing time.
It made me laugh :)
They start so young these days.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Ok, has promised, Here is more!
Lelia Broussard Bess Rogers and Allison Weiss on the west coast leg of their Quest for Glory tour stopped in Seattle. They played in a very small venue with poor lighting, There was just no way I could take 400 pictures from the front row with a flash, but with the help of one of the three professional photographers* I was able to set my camera to it best possible low light setting. The dark grainy look is kind of artsy (that’s what I’m telling anyone who complains)
And Allison Weiss
*I’m the guy in the blue shirt looking down (thru my camera)
Update: If you missed it don’t worry, all the videos I made are here its almost like being there.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Happy Birthday US Marines
Their current mission is the same as their first mission…
In 1805, the United States government refused to continue paying Barbary Coast pirates to refrain from raiding American merchant ships.
When negotiations for a treaty failed, President Thomas Jefferson assembled an expeditionary force of Marines to respond.
Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon and his Marines marched across 600 miles of the Libyan Desert to successfully storm the fortified Tripolitan city of Derna and rescue the kidnapped crew of the USS Philadelphia.
The Marines’ victory helped Prince Hamet Bey reclaim his rightful throne as ruler of Tripoli. In gratitude, he presented his Mameluke sword to Lt O’Bannon.
This famous sword became part of the officer uniform in 1825, and remains the oldest ceremonial weapon in use by United States forces today.
The Battle of Derna was the Marines' first battle on foreign soil, and is notably recalled in the first verse of the Marines’ Hymn: "From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea."
Monday, November 8, 2010
Well that statement in and of its self seems not to be the issue, a kind of deflection from what was a truly embarrassing moment for our President in India this week,
There was an odd little moment with Spice Jet founder Bhupendra Kansagra when President Obama spoke to CEOs Saturday in Mumbai.
MR. KANSAGRA: Thank you. Welcome, Mr. President, to India. As a fellow Kenyan, I’m very proud to see that you have made --
THE PRESIDENT: Made something of myself. (Laughter.)
MR. KANSAGRA: -- India as the focus of your drive for exports out of the U.S.
Obviously the president is not a Kenyan. One supposes Mr. Kansagra meant "of Kenyan ancestry" or something.
- Jake Tapper
No Jake, This President is not a foreign born national, He his the son of a migrant student from Kenya. But don’t you think its more telling that this President yields to his irresistible drive to make everything about him?
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Green Children are activist in a global cause of providing low interest loans to 3rd world peoples to improve and expand their local economies. A cause I support.
The Green Children Foundation is committed to helping the poor of the world. We are proud to be working with Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, supporting microloans, education and healthcare. In May 2008 we opened the Grameen Green Children Eye Hospital, which is working towards giving 10,000 blind people their sight back per year. Learn more about our work and the power of small loans to help the poor.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Two post from the Olyblog a leftist blog in our states capital, home of Rachel Cory and countless other far left radicals.
Although these posts really have nothing to do with politics or even ideology their placement seems to provide its own answer.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
Not to worry, I neither approve nor endorse this President. I do however think the White House is great
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Lelia Broussard and friend
This song is a cover, here is the original
Not really a Sunday kind of song but its fun and on Tuesday Lelia’s new CD Masquerade comes out so buy it.
She’s kinda excited about it too.
And yes I’ve done a Lelia Sunday, She's that good + I want to help promote her new CD to my 20 readers.
Update: Get Masquerade on iTunes now
Saturday, October 30, 2010
They called it the “Rally to Restore Sanity” but after this event I think they lost the high ground.
What wasn’t nonsense was anti-Right anti-Teaparty and anti-Fox news.
First the nonsense….
and the anti-Fox news
I have to admit some of it was funny, once you got past all the hate (see above). Some of it was cool
but mostly it was a rally not about sanity but rather about the bashing of conservatives though a series of standup comedy routines and poorly veiled references to things like “Witches” and “Crazy” and “tea”. No hearts were changed, no fences were mended.
Working on the Videos, Pictures are on Flickr.
Update: I’ve got 2 videos, about 15 minutes.