Archive for February, 2007

Didn’t mean to offend…

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Hey all-

It seems my podcast test ruffled some feathers. I guess ABBA wasn’t the best choice. I am just trying to figure out the ins and outs of podcasting. Specifically how to make it work with RSS, It needs to have the proper coding and I’m a little shakey with that. But at least I can get a MP3 file up. My link doesn’t come through though, Hmmm. I think I have enough knowledge to create and mix the files though. I downloaded a open source audio mixer. If you can go with open source, do it. From what I’ve seen and experienced there way better and more secure. I use Firefox and Thunderbird for my browser and e-mail client and their great.

Keep looking in, I’ll figure it out eventually.

Podcast test…

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

My podcast

The Podyard

Old Cock by a Firebird

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

cock.jpg Say hello to George, our rooster. He’s getting long in the tooth for a chicken and consequently getting the crap kicked out of him by the younger roosters. So we let him go. He likes to spend the night by the Firebird, two old birds seeking each others comfort. HA. His midnight snack comes from the garbage can which he tips over and pecks through. Kim is going to sit him down and have a talk with him about that. So another shitty day filled with rain and cold wind. Kim kicked my ass at pool last night so I will be doing laundry the bulk of today and cleaning. Maybe if I get some time I will play around in the kitchen create bold new flavor dips.

To the universe and beyond,

Alfred E. Neuman

Farenheit 451…

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

I believe they say you should liquidate thirty or so percent of your crap when you move. In that spirit, tonight we had a good old fashion book burning. Cleaned out the old ideas. Ideas burn hot and long. Slowly but surely we are packing, cleaning, painting our way out of here.

Here’s a trailer for Aqua Teen Hungerforce. It’s on Cartoon Network a couple of times a week. It’s looks stupid, but it’s really just stupid…and funny.

An appropriate prayer for the Halls of Government…

Monday, February 19th, 2007

While I don’t count myself as religious, and I don’t agree with all the sentiments expressed below, I like very much the idea of at least attempting to shed the light of morality on our fractured governing bodies. I know, pointless wish.

Enjoy.

Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems Prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it
freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India , Africa, and Korea .

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, “The Rest of the Story,” and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and whole heartedly become our desire so that we again can be called “one nation Under God.”

Flavor-dipped…

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

I was in a Wendy’s the other day getting lunch and was noticing their new sandwich. They claim it is “Flavor-dipped”. In fact that is the name in big bold letters and below it in smaller type is the “Flavors” in which their “Dipped”. I can’t remember those. It’s not as important the “Flavor-dipped” part. I think this sounds gross. I wonder if the stuff they “Dip” into is actually called “Flavor Dip”, a big institutional sized can with “Flavor Dip” emblazoned on it. It gives them a lot of breadth to move around though, they can continually come with new “Flavor Dips”. And by calling it “you know what”, they don’t have to dip anything in particular. They can dip french fries, hamburgers, vanilla shakes, frozen chicken patties, disembodied fingers… I think they really have something here.

Other than that, I’m trying to hang a new door. That’s harder than it looks. It can be plumb and straight in all directions and still not shut right. You gotta have access to the fourth dimension to do it. Faired better with the electrical work, knock on wood, I haven’t been zapped yet.

ciao

Let’s roll…

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

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Up.

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

coyote.jpghills.jpgIts quarter to three in the morning. Had some goofy dreams and woke up. I never remember my dreams and they never wake me up. This one had a real “Hills have eyes” theme, so I needed to get up and hang out til the creepiness went away. Really sucks ’cause I don’t have any cookies, I want something sweet. Then the dogs started barking at the coyotes, they have a real language. Short yips, long howls, yelps all kind of language. So I shut the dogs up and listened for a while. It got the other dogs in the neighborhood going too.

Beware the Perfect Hammer.

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

per·fect

Excellent or complete beyondpractical or theoretical improvement
Exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose
Entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings

I’ve long detested the ideal of perfect. It’s a nearly impossible achievement, and serves no other purpose but to waste a lot of time and make a lot of people crazy. For the most part I believe people understand this, the problem occurs when a person creates their own idea of what perfect is and inflicts it on everyone around them. It really sucks when said person is in a position of authority. This misguided idea of perfection is what I have named “The Perfect Hammer”. Sometimes great for the person who defines this weapon, terror for everyone around him. For this ideal is subjective and ever changing. It is a deadly weapon, first, it destroys it’s master. Perfect is nearly impossible, (we are inherently flawed, get a helmet for God sake) to the wielder of the “Perfect Hammer” this doesn’t compute and they use the weapon on themselves. This wouldn’t be so bad, but when this happens the wielder generally is so beat up and raw nerve’d, they take it out on everyone around them. When this happens there is no calculating the carnage. The only thing about this situation that is perfect is the “Perfect Hammers” brutal percision in beating anybody in its path to a bloody, jellied, pulp of human mass, whose every nerve has been yarded out using the “Nerve Puller” claw end of the “Perfect Hammer”.

The haunting…

Friday, February 9th, 2007

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Hey all-

I went espresso machine hunting today and found a gem. I’m going through the same person my espresso joint uses. He buys the old surplus machines that starbucks used before they went to the fully automatic machines. The guy completely guts them, he replaces the computer, all the fittings, cleans the boilers and pipes and then road tests them for a while. He uses the factory parts, which is important. These machines are La Marrozzoco, the lamborghini’s of the coffee world, italian and all. Funny thing is, the owners of the company are living in south seattle, so spare parts are easy. When I buy it, the guy is going to give me “espresso machine 101”. pretty cool. So besides that, we’re just getting the place ready for sale, tidying and painting. This week has been weird trying to adjust back to being in the washington home. I’m still about half there mentally. Part of the coming adjustment.

Oh and I’m trying to learn how to podcast, so i can immortalize my useless rambling in FULL DIGITAL AUDIO. You’ll notice I’ve created another page called The Podyard. Stay tuned.

That’s it for now.