Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I guess we are back

I have decided not to post about household stuff here. Just my projects. So far there are more than I care to count.

Universal Audio LN1176 rev f ....two of them
Calrec passive EQ ---only one for now
2 - Five Fish Audio SC-1 preamps
2 - SLL Bus Compressors

I will be posting pictures of the builds also.

Later gator.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No good deed goes unpunished

The people who built a house for free for an Atlanta family got kicked in the teeth this week. Their work is in foreclosure. The Extreme home makeover Clayton house went on the block because the folks who received it took out a crazy loan that they could not pay back.

Not only did they lose their first crappy house they are now on the street because of money mismanagement. It's now an "Extreme Home Foreclosure". If someone would give us a house and $250,000 in scholarships I promise that we won't lose them.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hard Times Tavern

Hard Times Tavern were drinkin ain't for sissies and cousins ain't just for kissin.

I made up the first line but this is from their website:

“We Are NOT A Restaurant, Just A Tavern With Occasional Good Pub Food!”

My translation "Occasionally we have good food if you have been drinking enough"

The photo on the website just about says it all.

No new posts until now...

I have not posted in a while, I have been busy. Today my dad stopped by with a clipping from the town newspaper where I grew up. It's called the Time Herald Record dated July 7, 2008.

The clipping talks about all the new businesses in town and how business is booming.

A short list of new businesses from the article:
C&D's Old World Bagels
Mother Earth Nail Spa and Zero Gravity Zone
Racheal's Backdoor Bargins
Pro Automotive
Pine Island Peddler
Pine Island Herb and Spice
Keef's Kiddie Exchange
Get in Gear
Oops I forgot Gift Shop
Jack's Plaza with baker, salon, and design studio

I don't even want to know what backdoor bargins are.

This is the list that makes the paper as a boom. All that is missing from each of the names is "and Tanning Salon". You know the signs you see as you drive through east Jesus and you are so lost that the GPS doesn't even have the road. Well that is where I grew up.

The quote I like best from the article was "It's just such a community. There are no yuppies." That's because we all moved away in the early 80s when we couldn't wait for the "Mother Earth Nail Spa, Zero Gravity Zone, Bagel Shoppe, and Tanning Salon" to open in 2008. "It's a terrific, fast growing area" was another quote from the article. People, I have seen people in walkers move faster than this community. It was crap in the 80s and it looks like nothing has changed.

What I found even more interesting was what was on the back page of this article. Headline: "Windows Vista program lives up to all the hype", it was written by Edison Guzman. Where is this guy from? Is he fresh out of MSE night school? One of the bullets was "Less reliance on IT support." That is because your IT department won't touch it. I personally removed it from two machines that I had purchased. One became a Ubuntu Linux box and the other a Windows XP box. In fact the computer I am using now is Ubuntu Linux. It works great and guess how much the operating system was? Zero, zip, nada.

Edison touts Vista security. How more secure is it than Linux? He doesn't say. I din't find anything he said in the article to be true from my own personal experience. According to the guy in the Times Herald Record, I am wrong. My next plan is to speak with Edison about my terabytes of genomic data that I need to analyze. I am sure there is a Vista program that I can purchase. Maybe Excel 2007? Edison is the chair for the local SCORE.

I scorn and mock them. That was fun. Today has been a great day. Shamoopie and I had an anniversary today and the I received this article from my dad. Awesome! Next I mock Steven Segal..............................again.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Those who don't fear me should!

I am 78% evil at least according to Bubblewench.

You Are 78% Evil

You are very evil. And you're too evil to care.

Those who love you probably also fear you. A lot.

and a hopeless romantic according to the Shamoopie!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Trying to kill me

I believe that Shamoopie is trying to kill me. She had a great idea about buying a gazebo from Target. They were on sale so we went down there last night and bought one. All I had to do was set it up this morning.

Three hours later and with the help of everyone, it was completed. I was extremely tired. So for the rest of the day I am doing nothing.

So now I am going to take a nap while watching some Japanese Animation.

That was rough and I had my own plans for today.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Vista world

It's a Vista world now.

And this world sucks.

Vista has to be the worst operating system ever to be sold. Worse that Windows 98 and Millennium combined. Dos and Windows 3.1 seem like heaven compared to this POS that is now the only Microsoft game in town as of Monday. Be prepared to buy Linux. Either Redhat or OpenSUSE. It really doesn't matter. At least they both work without random system crashes.

I have removed Vista from every computer it came on because it would crash. YES....it CRASHED EVERY CHANCE IT GOT and it had plenty of chances.