Mar 19, 2010

Virtual Chumby

Mar 16, 2010

Oggcast Planet - A listing of Non Patent encumbered OggCasts. :)

Mar 14, 2010

I don't know about you. But I don't like it when mustashe and PBJ sandwich vie for the same mouth space.

Mar 13, 2010

How TiSP Works - Dark Fiber. What's the Fiber Dark From?

Replies: #RSSTQ No.8 Do you take time to "Disconnect" from Tec/Work/Others?

I didn't try to tap on to many people's shoulders for this one, but I AM glad for the few who did respond. :)  
Please take note, that I did make up a separate Posterous site just for the RSSTQ's. 

Replies:  #RSSTQ No.8 Do you take time to "Disconnect" from the digital noise? How Often?

From Google BUZZ: =-O

Linc Fessenden  Wish I could get my family to disconnect from cable tv. It's complete trash and only shows humanity at their worst anymore. I get Netflicks too, though, and I quite like it. Didn't take me long to upgrade to the 3 at a time deal :-)

T.J. W  I often disconnect, which as a podcaster it can be hard to juggle a full social life as well as the shows I do weekly.

From Posterous: ;-)

sometimes i can spend an entire day in my room to myself, doing things i normally don't have time for.

From Twitter: :-\

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Oh! Turned the heater on for a second. It's got that Dusty hot smell after just one day. - LOL Old places have Character.

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Oh! Turned the heater on for a second. It's got that Dusty hot smell after just one day. - LOL Old places have Character.


Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

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Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Charlie Reese, Tax Poem, and a List of Taxes, If one's missing let me know.

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Its up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.

Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule
Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts Anyway!

Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink,
Tax him if he Tries to think.

Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.
Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass.

Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's
good and sore. Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...

Put the se words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom...' When
he's gone, Do not relax,
Its time to apply The inheritance tax..

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usa! ge Surch arge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years
ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had
absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the
world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What in the hell
happened? Can you spell 'politicians? Can you spell NAFTA? and other
so called free trade agreements ? I hope this goes around THE USA at
least 100 times!!! YOU can help it
get there!!!


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Mar 11, 2010

#VFTC @tachoblog Mar 11, 10 - Here's a few shots from along HWY Near Barcelona, NY

These aren't all from the same day, but they are from the past week, I went out there more then once this week. 

First one is of the lighthouse from today, the second one is from earlier this week... And the last one is just a simple one of going down the road...  I hope that, first the Google Map link that I've put in here works, and second that you can move around and see the old wooden ship down by the water's edge. - There's some great view that are hard to get when on the road. There's even more cool shots of the ice and such if one were to be able to stop and get a decent shot of them.... 

Here's the Google Map of the HWY.... 
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Mar 9, 2010

Musings of Wired Pig - Voicemail at The Fork

LOL, I've been found out!

Here is a snipped of voice mail I recently received from my buddy Randy (@TheNose100).

I’m pretty sure it speaks for itself. Its a short message on why butts are called bottoms when they are not at he bottom…

Check out Randy’s podcast here.

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Mar 7, 2010

XSANE image Scanning. \ Broadcom and Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix

I figured out a couple things today.

First and simplest thing that I found out was, to use the Xsane image scanning utility, I was sorta loosing my mind as to why it didn't want update the file names. from out.pnm to out1.pmn  The default setting is set to home/out.png or home/out.pnm  something like that. Well, it will keep on using the name out.pnm so you have to go and change it, not a horrible issue, but an annoying one none the less. Well, Viola! if you make sure that there are a couple of 00 digits there for it to work with, it will add to them, so if you have it set to the default of 3, I think it is, you need to name the first file's filename to out000.png or out000.pnm. Anded some 00's and it worked like I wanted it to.  :) 

Second, and a little more frustrating was with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 and my HP Mini note Netbook. It has a Broadcom WiFi Chip, and the HP doesn't have a Network Adapter. USB or Wifi are the only access ports on the machine. Granted USB can do get ya more, such as hooking up a USB WiFi adapter, as I did, and making the Chipset Active, but then it dropped it, or wouldn't keep it set, as it HAD a live wifi connection. I had gotten it up and running with a USB network cable with my old router that had a USB connection to the network. That worked well. - But this time, I lacked that option. So. I figured, why not just fiddle around with things and see what happens. So, I grabbed the 4gig SD card out that was setup with everything as I wanted, but lacked the drive space, and grabbed the 8gig SD card and connected both to my "real" laptop (running an instance of Karmic, BTW) and deleted everything on the 8gig card with GParted, then "Cut" + "Pasted" the partition to the freshly empty drive. - And it worked. :)

Ok, Back to scanning some old pics of life back in the Air Force for my USAF Facebook buds... 

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Brave Little Toaster - Tattoo !?

This just seems a bit much to me... But each to their own. :)

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Mar 6, 2010

Replies to: #RSSTQ No.7 Have you ever posted or used a recipe off the internet? Both? and/or What?

This week, I was in the middle of a move, and didn't get online to chat with many people about this weeks 
Randy's Silly or Simple Tweet Question: Sorry if it seems a bit light. I normally pull the replies and put them into a draft email as I get them, but this week was a little different. :) 

I got this:

Vaughn Sanders said...
I've gotten plenty recipes from the internet. There are also several apps on my iPod Touch that I use. I don't generally follow recipes exactly but more as a guide or for ideas.

and there was a little discssion on FaceBook, to my post, but it had nothing to do with the question... LOL... Oh well. And if there were other posts.  I certainly missed them :( 

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#RSSTQ No.8 Do you take time to "Disconnect" from Tec/Work/Others?

#RSSTQ No.8 Do you take time to "Disconnect" from the digital noise? How Often? 

I've signed up for the 8 buck Netflix deal, as we don't have Cable, I just can't see paying 45 bucks a month for something that I might use once or twice a week. - Netflix can fill that bill for now, for us. But, being able to veg in front of the TV or with a Video game. OR... with a deck of UNO cards at the kitchen table with family and friends. Is something that I don't do all that often, and I ought to. I suppose that when one says that they disconnect, it can be of varying degrees, and types. Turning off the phone, or muting it, not logging onto the computer, letting the email basket fill up and then deleting it all... 

With the move and not being online, I thought that I was going to go through some kind of mental melt down. But instead, I found some peace and quite with card board boxes that needed to be sorted and moved around... If it weren't for the stairs, it would have been an even better time. :)  

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Mar 5, 2010

#TARDY #VFTC 's For March 5, 2002

Well, since I didn't do this right... and I've now been called a Slacker by @DriverGeoff , and @amishtrucker, a Kindred Open Source Ubuntu Linux User, who gave up on Windows, and doesn't see the point of Apple Computers either.  So here's my pictures, as I was thinking of #VFTC and din't want to really post them while going down the road with my BBry, I could but it's a dumb thing to do. 

These are pictures along I-71 in Ohio North of Columbus. Around the 140-150 Mile Markers..... 

This First one make me think the dude is waiting for the ice to crack so he can put his boat in the water..

The Second two are just of houses along the way, that didn't quite get captured as well as I would have liked.  Something about over a mile a minute, and the speed, or lack of speed, of the digital cameras...  :)  


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Mar 3, 2010

In the new place. And enjoying the the short commute, saving $$ and Dino Juice!

Heck, I don't know why I'm making this a posterous post, but I figured I'd stick one up here for now.  Just got online last night, so there's not much going with my #RSSTQ posts..  I just got Janet hooked up with a Google Voice number. And she's playing around with it. I should do the same with mine. (Doh!)  To much to do, and never ever enough time to fiddle fart around with it all. :P 

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