Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

F1 Key Warning and New NVidia Drivers

There is a valid warning about websites asking you to use the F1 key. DON'T DO IT!! You can go to Microsoft Security Advisory 981169 to learn more. There are some workarounds, and I expect a "fix" next Patch Tuesday which should occur on April 13, 2010, if history repeats. This is verified by snopes and the rest on the web so stay away from the F1 key if asked to use it on any website. Read the above article because not all versions of Windows are subject to this garbage. Thanks EdC for a very important heads up.

Also users of NVidia graphics cards might want to check out their NVidia Downloads Page. New drivers are out that address several issues, especially if you play Crysis. This machine has installed driver 197.13 and there has been no glitches so far. Thanks out to Ashy for another great heads up.

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
~Mother Teresa

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Have a program named Duplicate Cleaner under the "microscope." Unless you are an advanced tech please let me review this program and also gather some opinions. Their website, Digital Volcano, is straightforward, has very good instructions, and they seem to have a grasp on the duplicating problem that we all experience. This program can be mega destructive if not used properly. I'll keep you updated on the results.

Still trying to post a tutorial on installation and usage of CCleaner. With the last week or so running rampant with distractions I am guilty of procrastination. Still have several projects to finish and need to start some type of minimal salvage of the recent fire. Still looks like almost a total loss. Hopefully before the week is out a routine can be established. Several factors, etc.

"You may delay, but time will not."
~Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 29, 2010

Music Monday

Usually I post the videos here. Today let me redirect you to an awesome rendition of an awesome song. May be the best version I've heard. Check it out over at TechandLife

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Something Amusing

Hoppa' and Mrs. Hoppa have given me several gifts down through the years. In the rubble and destruction two of the items came through untarnished. The Parrot Head Ave. Sign and the Saltillo Beach Key West street sign.

You can best believe they will be moved to a more befitting place. Now to get on with a proper parrothead attitude and become casual. Besides whining about the fire for a week is enough. I'm even tired of it!

"Survive stay alive
‘Til I see you again
Survive stay alive
Can’t say where it ends"

~Jimmy Buffett, song Survive
from the Volcano album

Friday, March 26, 2010

Looking at Negative Results

There's no need to caption each photo. By posting these I am trying to put it behind me and get started rebuilding my life once again. Hope this helps people understand the total destructive force this fire has had on my life. Thank God no one was hurt.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Road Trip Planning

Recently received this email from Red Dragon and think it's worth posting. Needless to say I'll now purchase ALL gasoline from Walmart/Murphy Oil. That said, I do look at labels while inside Walmart and purchase only products made in the USA.


Gas rationing in the 70's worked even though we grumbled about it.. It might even have been good for us!

Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products? In addition, they are gouging us on oil prices.

Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the import/export deficit?

An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just purchase gas from companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.
Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up my tank, I'm sending my money to people who I get the impression want me, my family and my friends dead.. The following gas companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell....................................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco........................ 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil............................ 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway.............. 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco...................................... 62,231,000 barrels

And CITGO oil is imported from Venezuela through Dictator Hugo Chavez who hates America and openly avows our economic destruction! (We pay Chavez's regime nearly $10 Billion per year in oil revenues!)

The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC. If you do the math at $100 per barrel, that's over $550 million PER DAY ($200 BILLION per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our confirmed enemies!!!!! It won't stop here - oil prices could go to $200 a barrel or higher if we keep buying their product.

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
Sunoco............................0 barrels
Conoco..........................0 barrels
0ASinclair........................0 barrels
BP / Phillips.................. 0 barrels
Hess...............................0 barrels
ARC0................................0 barrels
Maverick.........................0 barrels
Flying J...........................0 barrels
Valero............................0 barrels
Murphy Oil USA *.........0 barrels
*Sold at Wal-Mart , gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced.
*Not only that but they give scholarships to all children in their town who finish high school and are legal US citizens..

All of this information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy and each company is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

But to have a real impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers With the help of the internet, it's really simple to do. Now, don't wimp out at this point....keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at only ten more (30 x 10 = 300)....and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)....and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!!!!!!!

If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it...THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE-the entire population of the United States of America !!!!

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money."
~Susan Heller

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I will post some pixs of the fire, but give me a few days . I have to get away from it for a while. My friend Chris B., from Nesbit, is dropping by a few tools tomorrow that burned alongside of some firewall PCs that were built and ready to be delivered. They are now globs of plastic and metal, tools and firewalls. Thank the good Lord most of my small tools were in the truck or house. Very fortunate there. Am back working some so bear with me. I know many things are behind, but should be caught up within a week. Not too bad in my estimate.

The overwhelming feeling seems to be leaving and it's time to get back in the swing of things. Thanks so much to everyone for their support. Crisis lets you know those that really have befriended you. Stay dry out there tomorrow. Supposed to be a soaker in the Southeast. Maybe the roof on the burned out structure will stop smoldering.

"Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either."
~Golda Meir

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, a Waste

Spent most of the day with the insurance claims guy, nice enough fellow, and he even went on the roof at one point to check it out. He left and came back several times. He also did the same for my neighbor, going on the roof and checking the side of the house next to the burned down building. We noticed that what little is left of the building is smoldering in some places even after the rain!. Makes me afraid to leave or go out there. What a mess. Nothing can be salvaged. Was going to post pictures, but I've had enough today. I think they are coming back tomorrow. Hopefully the smoldering will stop. That really bothers me. Gosh I don't ever want to go through this again.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Afterthoughts on Music Monday

Sorry about posting so late , but the realization of loss has stepped to the front of my feeble brain. I still haven't gone out there. Just makes me sick. Thanks to everyone for the phone calls, prayers and sympathetic ears. Am going to take the camera and get a few pictures and see if anything survived. I am afraid this will be a 100% loss. You'll understand when I post the pixs. It's good to have a great family and also good to have a great family of friends. The support from my daughters and their husbands has been overwhelming. Many friends have offered assistance too. We've got to formulate a recovery and then go abourt business as usual. That which does not kill you makes you stronger. Trying to adhere to that Atlanta Rhythm Section philosophy:

Sunday, March 21, 2010


It's been a few hours since the fire. God has blessed me and sent rain. I don't think anyone realizes how devastating this tragedy is to me. Years of investment have been lost. Would someone please understand and at least tell me they can try and feel the plight now being experienced? Those servers were here to make networks more safe, to stop the bad guys from doing horrible things. The shock of it all is now rushing over me and I have to find a way to overcome.

What can you do? Prayer always helps. I may be an unorthodox person, but I do know that God watches over us. My heart is heavy with this loss, but life continues. Your support will acknowledge a purpose to continue. Am I asking too much? Really? Therefore, by the Grace of God, go I...

Gosh, you think my feeling a loss is overwhelming? It is. Yet, we must move forward and deal with travesty through accepting. I don't think I've ever needed my friends more...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Go Away You Dirty Old Snake

Am I snakebit? Well, duh!!! The shop/garage burned to the ground today. The siding on the house melted, but the house was saved. Go Saltillo Fire Department!! Kudos and Props. Have to meet with insurance ppl on Monday so we'll see what we will see. For some reason I don't have a good feeling about the Monday meeting. 5 complete servers including a Blade Xeon and Power Edge Dual , along with 2 Gateways and a Compaq are forever gone. Lost the riding mower, the push mower, the new air compressor, clothes dryer etc., and still have to sort through the rubble to see what else I am forgetting.

The DMJB (Dock's Mayonnaise Jar Bank) will be on the veranda and open for deposits. Believe me when I say I am really watching for snakes. Oh yeah, there will be no withdrawals from the DMJB.

"I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine."
~Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, March 19, 2010

Oops I did it

Good Lord in Heaven, I've done it now. Sorta' opened a facebook account because my brother, by blood, the Dan guy, you know who Ima talkin' about, wanted me to have one in order to see his page. Can't find him. Found a few ppl I know and they will verify most of the info entered was false. Damn it, it wouldn't let me use Cabbage Patch Mississippi as a hometown. Sucks huh? Mean no insult to anyone using this spyware ridden snooping anti privacy stuff, but I am just not into it. Asked about relationship and I said complicated and it went off on some tangent not even close to the truth. Just none of their damn business I say! You can darn tootin' find out about what I want you to know by coming here. I will go in and tell them to close it, but my money says they won't. I still get stuff for someone with my name in myspace and he's got to be going ape-sh-- because I just lie lie lie about everything (he's from timbuktu and has 27 wives but is actually really in love with his mule). That's what he gets for spamming my email addy. More on that later.

K, I need to take my meds on a more regular basis and we all know that. My head hurts, my feet stink and I'm not real crazy about Elvis. This saga will continue...no doubt.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More Ways Than One...The Voice

This video is live, it's outside, the weather is chilly, the weeks of practice were hampered with rain and this young lady walks out on stage to a crowd of thousands and performs this song. Props to all the musicians, especially the drummers n string section that must have had a fit with tuning. Hey somebody has to let you know that real talent still exists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rap "musicians" (what a "f"ing joke to call it music) pay attention. Listen, see the spirit and the way they let music move all of them. Marvelous, just marvelous!

Oh yes, she does turn me into smoke (too old to be set on fire, lol). BTW her name is Lisa Kelly. What a blessed husband and children! Ahhh, just to hear her sing in the shower has to melt a person. The gorgeous, petite violinist is Máiréad Nesbitt.

"O, she will sing the savageness out of a bear!"
~William Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Is it further to Memphis than by bus or colder than winter in Alaska? And how deep is the Pacific Ocean, True or False? Am I a straw grasping fellow?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easy Note

Will miss a few days posting. Bear with me. Sometimes when the going gets tough the tough have to sit down and determine what the hell is going on? Just a temporary thangy. Y'all try n behave, shucks, just have some fun and laugh out loud literally!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Appropriate Music Monday

Don't dismiss this too quickly. after a few seconds you actually see the artist (Ferenc Cakó) making the sand sculptures. It's 10 minutes of very relaxing art. It will please your eyes and ears. Simply beautiful.

Since I wrote about Vivaldi yesterday this seemed like a great follow up. Anyone recognize the music?

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
~William Faulkner

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Machine Name: Vivaldi

I've owned 5 Toshiba laptops. With one exception they are all still working. The one exception was knocked off a building by a co-worker into a parking lot. Don't worry, he's stiill in good shape although throwing him off the building did momentarily cross my mind. But hey, accidents happen and he really felt horrible. He was all about paying me, but I knew he had no money. We still remain friends. Here is #5. Verdana and Uncle Snake ordered it then called me and told me about it. I won't lie. There were tears in my eyes when I opened it. Overwhelming. Yes, I know pride is a sin, but gratitude isn't. Thanks so very, very much. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Toshiba Qosmio
Model X505-Q860
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type Intel Core i5 430M
Screen 18.4"
Memory Size 4GB DDR3
Hard Disk 500GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
Video Memory 1GB GDDR5
Communication Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1 x Express Card
Dimensions 17.40" x 11.60" x 1.63"
Weight 9.70 lbs.
Chipset Intel PM55
Screen Size 18.4"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Resolution 1680 x 945
LCD Features TruBrite technology
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Video Memory 1GB GDDR5
Graphic Type Dedicated Card
HDD RPM 7200rpm
HDD Interface SATA
HDD Spec TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)
Memory 4GB
Memory Speed DDR3 1066
Memory Type 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Slot (Total) 2
Max Memory Supported 8GB
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash supporting 11 formats
Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD-R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD+R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD+RW (8x), DVDRAM (5x)
Use Labelflash media to burn high quality labels directly to disc
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
Card Slot 1 x ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)
USB 4 x USB (3 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo)
IEEE 1394 1
Video Port RGB (monitor) output port
Audio Dolby Home Theater
Speaker Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers
Touchpad Toshiba TouchPad
Keyboard Premium US keyboard
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader Memory Card Reader
Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card [shared slot]
Webcam Yes
AC Adapter 120W (19V x 6.32A) Auto-sensing ,100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter
Battery 12 cell (8000 mAh) Lithium Ion battery pack
Physical spec
Dimensions 17.40" x 11.60" x 1.63"
Weight 9.70 lbs.

It's a monster. This will help in so many ways. I've learned so much about Windows 7. Extremely powerful operating system that is screaming fast. This machine interfaces with networks easier than any I've used period. The 18.4" TruBrite screen is easy on the eyes and the keys are actually large enough for my fat fingertips. Built in numeric keypad too. This could go on and on. The name? Most machines on my network are named after musicians. Used to be named after robots, but wider variety with people in the music business.

In a few days I'll have pictures and specs on the laptop this one replaced. It's in great shape and will make someone a fine computer. Lot of extras. My price will be reasonable. It's name? Zappa. Now I must return to work and install all my arcane network voodoo on Vivaldi. Nothing illegal mind you, just tricks of the trade. Also have to find my copy of The Four Seasons. It just seems appropriate that these 4 program music violin concertos be on this PC. If you click on the link you can read about Vivaldi and hear the music. Bet you will recognize some of it even if not familiar with Antonio Vivaldi.

Again, thank you for this tremendous extension of my nerdiness.

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~William A. Ward

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Info Coming

Within a few days the spec sheet and pictures (original not gleeped from the net) will be up for the laptop I have for sale. Lotta extras including a carrying case that would protect most anything. You may be surprised at the decent price. More later. Also I have to rave, rave, rave about the new Qosmio (Verdana and Uncle Snake = Big surprise). It's awesome and the BIG bombdiggity. Please understand life things are pulling at me and it's hard to sit down and trend sub-normal thought patterns. Ever been there? Beagle, Mudslingr, Verdana n Unca Snake, y'all (and those amazing children that live with you) make life fun. Thank all of you for giving a rat's ass about me!!!!! Hey, it's nice to be loved. If you don't agree stop by the beach house and voice a different opinion, while you watch that tin of whupass opening, lol! Shout out to all my family=friends, you know who y'all is...four leaf clovers forever.

Smooch, smooch (insert silly grin here).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pronounced KOZ - me - o

This is a line of laptop computers that Toshiba introduced in 2004. You can read more info at Wikipedia. Don't have time to go into details, but will let you know about this great act of gratitude with which I've been blessed and how wonderful it fits into my lifestyle. Also will have info on the one it replaced. It's for sale. Pristine 17" machine with hyperthreading 3.46 gig CPU and 1.5 gigs of RAM running XP. I have all original documentation, etc. It'll also include a legit copy of Office XP with hologram disks and Microsoft sleeve. More later.

"If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get."
~Frank A. Clark

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Major Media Delivery Systems? Change is here, NOW!

As I walked out of the theater several weeks ago with a look of awe on my face, it was apparent that the movie going experience had changed. Even though snubbed at the Hollywood Halfwit gathering, sometimes know as the Oscars, Avatar is so far out in front as the #1 all time movie now everyone is trying to play catch-up. Yes, Yes, I know that James Cameron is supposed to be a butthead of the first degree, but he gets results. Still, this does not justify a nasty attitude. He won't ever shoot a film in the Deep South. He couldn't stand the constant ass-whuppins' he'd receive because of his lack of manners.

That said, let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, there's a new technology that will be available at retail outlets across the nation. It's called 3-D TV. It will require the 3-D glasses and a special 3-D Blu-ray DVD player. The first 46" screens will be in the $3000.00 neighborhood. Even ESPN will have a channel for just 3-D. You should be able to view these units at local retailers possibly even this week. So take that barnyard material y'all seem so fond of, Oscar idiots, and put it in your bong and smoke it! Read more at Associated Press. Many thanks out to Kim Komando.com for a great link!

"Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations."
~Faith Baldwin

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"What's Happened?"


By Ben Stein

"Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008.

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books.

They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.

They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Why were we duped, you ask? Because it is in the character and personality of an ego-centered Narcissist to be believed. They accept no contrary opinions. They have a 100% conviction in their own opinion and beliefs. They typically are well spoken and have a certain amount of charisma. They are adept at twisting and spinning any thought into their own mold. He rallied much of the non-Caucasian and youth vote. Why? Because he preached change. This element of voters either feel they needed change, or in the case of the young voters, they didn’t have enough experience to fully understand “change from and to what” but the charisma and rhetoric sold this “load of polls”.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country,way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East , way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future. The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basicallymeans that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times.. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State,has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to "protect us" from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms. There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America .

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu . He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.

The title "WE FIGURED HIM OUT!" does not apply to me. I knew all about him for over a year.. I'm teed off at those who put him there, for being either too lazy or too stupid to know better.

They may have ruined my country and yours.

You must as an American FORWARD this to all, or you will wake up one morning and your freedoms are no longer there.

You think publishing on the internet for God and everybody to read is FORWARD enough? I say GO Ben! You can check at that spyware ridden snopes.com or trust me to tell you it got a greenlight. Unite America! Throw these bums out. Thank you EdC for another great email!

"The most important political office is that of the private citizen."
~Louis Brandeis

Monday, March 08, 2010

Amazing Amazing Grace

I think one of the dumbest marketing moves is to stop the embedding of a video. It's FREE advertising. But, where there is a will there is a way. Please click on the arrow twice if needed. Enjoy:

Why would anyone deny the world such a beautiful performance? Go figure.

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
~Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Cooler Not for a 6 Pack

I will soon need a laptop cooler. Any suggestions? The new machine has an 18.4" screen and uber components. Several people online have recommended coolers. I much prefer one that has the power supply that plugs into the wall instead of a USB driven device. Seems logical that driving a cooling unit through the USB port will create inherent heat. Opinions? Any advice? Are there any that should be avoided? For instance, I certainly don't want anything noisy, but would trade some of that off for excellent cooling. After online shopping it looks like I may have to settle for a powered USB hub and plug the cooler into it. Comments are welcome!

"Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent."
~J. Couch

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Good Help Site

Here's an important link for users of AVG Free Edition - AVG Free Forums. Many questions can be answered at this site and you can also register and ask questions too. It is a great site to find out about a great freeware anti-virus program. How did I get this, you ask? I subscribe to their free newsletter. Good site with mega info. Did you know there are now 80,000,000 users of AVG Free? Check it out.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
~Will Rogers

Friday, March 05, 2010

An Insult To Our Democracy

Here's how the democratic congress really works works. John Murtha should be tried for treason and shot!

It is a sad state of affairs when our governing body acts like a bunch of post-Capone politicians. This should be further investigated and Murtha needs to be brought to justice for his outright interference in our legislative process. Wake up Pennsylvania!!! Stop sending liars and crooks to Congress!!! Thanks my fellow American loving friend from the great state of Texas for this recorded scene displaying outright abuse of power.

"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
~Louis Brandeis >

Thursday, March 04, 2010

During "The Mentalist"

Yesterday's post took several days. Good info? Back problems haven't helped as the meds interfere. Verdana actually asked me one morning if I had been drinking, lol! Think she was okay when she found out I'd been in a purple haze due to back problems. One day of that is enough. Now it's back to Advil Gel Caps and doing something constructive, like work!

Hope the Teamspeak post was helpful. I think the YouTube tutorial is awesome. If it is too small use your browser to increase the size. Remember to return it to its original setting too.


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
~Thomas Edison

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Switching to Teamspeak 3

There is a planned move to upgrade the Teamspeak 2 server in the very near future. The Teamspeak 3 server has been in use for over a month now and it is very stable. Many improvements have been made. Please do not run radios, TVs, speakers, etc. in the background. It is a worthwhile investment to purchase a headset and turn off speakers altogether. You can purchase a nice Logitech headset at Walmart for under 20 bucks. Even though this is the favored alternative we do have several users that still utilize separate speakers and microphones without any problems. Those users have been gracious and worked with us to eliminate problems. So it can be done.

Check your settings and make sure you are not echoing. If you don't understand I'll gladly demonstrate how ultra-irritating it is to have someone echoing over everyone else. C'mon folks we have Hughes Net users that sound like they are in the room next to you. Locally, their signal travels into space and back at a distance of around 50,000 miles. Still amazes me how they do it with so little delay. Work with us if you are echoing. Most anyone that is on Teamspeak 3 will be glad to assist you. One of our regular users is in the British Isles using separate mic and speakers. Sounds perfect.

Here is an excellent YouTube video tutorial that will help you make the transition:

Thanks for the super link Ashy! And thanks for all the hard work to supply, install and setup the TS3 server. Thanks to Forest for the assist too. We now have a channel for LOTRO users as well as many categories listed under Guild Wars. If you'd like to ad a channel for a particular game, please contact Ashy or me. It should be noted that even though this is a 365/24/7 service our machines are at the mercy of weather, the ISP and internet. Constant connection can't be guaranteed, but we do our best. If for any reason the system goes offline for routine maintenance we will try to give notice in a substantial amount of time. So check in and hear a really kewl voice over internet service. Blows the rest of them out of the water like a battleship sinking a rowboat!

"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest."
~J.G. Holland

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Tuesday Correction

Yesterday I said the comments section wasn't used much on Music Monday. Looked back at the previous Music Monday and there were several comments about The Warrior Song. It's really nice when people like patriotic stuff. I meant to mention that the Diamond Rio song from yesterday is not a brand new release. It's been out long enough to really make some idiots mad. If you noticed there is a certain synergy between the two songs.

Again, thanks to everyone for the positive remarks and I think we all agree that Red Dragon knows how to select material for posting. It makes it easier for me when y'all send suggestions. And a lot of ppl say the comments are more fun to read than the posts. No doubt at times I agree wholeheartedly. Later.

"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
~Gerald Stanley Lee

Monday, March 01, 2010

Diamond Rio - This is Outstanding

This will no doubt irritate the atheists, terrorists, anti-Christians. My opinion? Let 'em all eat a fish head!!!!! This is a brief tonal analogy that best describes the way most Americans feel about our great country. We were founded by Christians, prayed in foxholes as Christians while protecting other nations, in the Deep South we still pray at civil functions, some schools and Grace is on the table before that fork is in your hand. This song has been banned and I think it is a crying shame. From what I read on the internet the Obamas especially don't like it. Here's my feeling about it all. Turn it up as loud as you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To hell with the non-believers. Wait...that chance may be in their favor. Only God can decide. Damn it, y'all never comment on Music Mondays. Change that today! Special thanks to Red Dragon for another great tune!

"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees."
~Victor Hugo