Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

"Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it."
~Robert H. Schuller

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

iPad 2 Update

Apple iPad 2 is a favorite trade item online. Seems everyone is getting ready for the iPad 3 release next week. Not me. Sticking with the iPad 2 at the beach house. Received this nice tablet for Christmas and have spent two months exploring the world of computer tablets.

This is a wonderful device. It has many apps and more become available daily. I can monitor networks, make free phone calls, surf the web, watch videos, securely store passwords, listen to music, check GMail, even post here. This list goes on and on. There's even a dB meter that will test the surrounding noise levels. The reminder app has helped me regain a hold on tasks and accomplishments.

It feels good in your hands. It's light, thin and proving to be durable. After learning the basics of iPad usage the navigation is a snap. The virtual keyboard is still a slight problem, but it's apparent my clumsiness has a chance of disappearing. Besides, it's much larger than any cell phone keyboard.

Once again all my PC friends can make 'fanboy' jokes. Let me be the first to say that having a tablet of any kind is a bonus. Folks that use Kindle and Android report positive experiences. Thank goodness my friends chose to bless me with an iPad 2. I've learned more than how to use a tablet.

"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
~Wyatt Earp

Monday, February 27, 2012

Music Monday - Riley B

Bruce seems laid back in the presence of legends. Don't be fooled. Mr. Willis can wear a mouth harp (aka harmonica) out! Take a few minutes and listen to BB and Billy (aka the 5th Beatle, no kidding!) Both may have a little bit of age, but you sure can't tell it in their playing and vocal skills.

"A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius."
~Charles Horton Cooley

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bug Squashing

SuperAntiSpyware has been running on the beach house laptop for several weeks. Manual settings are in use so a closer eye can be kept on updates, scans, results, healing, etc. So far it's all good. It is finding some tracking infections that Malwarebytes and SpyBot S&D either missed or chose to ignore.
During the rebuild of the desktop Microsoft Security Essentials will be used. Lot of chatter around the net about this protection suite. Most of it is positive. Windows Defender will be used as well and a report at a later date will show up. Opinions? If you like or dislike this software please clue me in by clicking on comments below. Need your input.

"A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved."
~Dorothea Brande

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GW2 Beta Test

Today seven members of the Kudzu Dragons Guild qualified for the Guild Wars 2 beta test. Congrats out to Penitendagon, Forest, Laxen, Apoc, Eli, Ashy plus Maskull. Now, if there are any other KD members that have gotten an acknowledgement from NCSoft please step forward and let us know. Rob n JK - bet y'all are there too! Wouldn't it be nice if we could all participate in the same instances as a team? If you receive an invitation and are allied or a member of the Kudzu Dragons Guild please indicate in the brief questionnaire that you are a PvE player. That will stop PvP invitations. Personally, they'd wear me out in Player versus Player.
Guild Wars 2 has been many years in development. Several Guild members have left to play World of Warcraft (WoW), which I've tried, and Star Wars The Old Republic (SWTOR), which I haven't tried. Some will return. One great attraction of Guild Wars and GW2 is that you purchase the game and then play. There are no monthly fees. Most of the popular MMORPG games, including the two mentioned above, cost 15 bucks per month to play. That's $180.00 annually. Shucks, that much money will buy a lotta' groceries.

For further info please visit the following sites:

Guild Wars

Guild Wars 2

"It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents."
~Eric Hoffer

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday

Ever wonder about this Mardi Gras thing? It's a let your hair down party that is a last day of indulgence before the start of Lent. Lent? A period of penance and prayer before Easter. Among other activities King Cakes are part of this annual celebration. Talk about a sugar coma! Grand dessert that traditionally had a baby Jesus figurine in it and the person that finds it supposedly is blessed with luck for a year. To learn more about King Cakes visit NOLA.com
With the advent of the ridiculous dumbasses suing McDonalds because the coffee they clumsily spilled was hot (can i get a big well, DUH right here?), the figurine is now packaged separately in most cakes. You know the person that sued Mickey Ds with the coffee spill is a village idiot, but the damn judge and lawyer should be tarred and feathered then shot into the sun on a rocket or, at the very least, sacrificed to a volcano. Back to the subject, King Cakes come in many flavors. I favor...hmmmm....all of them! Blueberry may be the best, but raspberry is also tasty. Wait, the apple rocks too. So does the lemon. And the strawberry. Just try one, you'll like it!
Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. The celebration goes back to the time when the Romans embraced Christianity and incorporated a pagan festival into the Roman Catholic rites. Mardi Gras came to America in 1699 with the French explorer Iberville. Mardi Gras had been celebrated in Paris since the Middle Ages, where it was a major holiday. Iberville sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, from where he launched an expedition up the Mississippi River. On March 3 of 1699, Iberville had set up camp on the west bank of the river 60 miles south of where New Orleans is today. This was the day Mardi Gras was being celebrated in France. In honor of this important day, Iberville named the site Point du Mardi Gras.
The center of activities is New Orleans. Needless to say the town is jumping with a Carnival atmosphere. Used to love going, but that was in my younger days. BTW, a word to the wise: If you think you can attend and drink like a fish or act like a pagan please stay home. The NOPD will put your silly butt in jail if you don't obey the law. That said, if you have never been it is interesting. Not for the prudish though.
Mardi Gras is followed by Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of Lent. Holy Saturday is April the 7th this year and will conclude the fasting period. The huge festivity that takes place in New Orleans every year has garnered world wide acclaim. Gambinos is the baker's standard when it comes to King Cakes. They ship overnight and I can certainly testify their product holds up during the trip to your table. The cake pictured at the very beginning of this post is a Gambinos. If in North Mississippi, Kroger supermarkets usually stock these goodies this time of year. Hurry though, they sell out!
Wow, now I must go have another cup of Mello Joy coffee and finish my breakfast grilled cheese sandwich. Shucks, I might even have two.

"Never celebrate until you are really out of the woods. They might be behind the last tree."
~Billy Wobblynife

Monday, February 20, 2012

Music Monday - Tishomingo County Native

Home will always be Tishomingo County. While I have many friends here, something there calls to me. There's a need for Iuka Mineral Springs, Belmont, Woodall Mountain, Bear Creek (great canoeing), Burnsville, Paden, the Big Ditch, Haynes Lake, Cripple Deer Creek (where I saw my first snake ever - a cottonmouth), Coleman State Park, Pickwick Lake, etc. Always good to remember all the old joys. Being able to visit my Father's grave and make sure it is in good shape will ease my Mother's mind. There are times I visit the cemetery and talk to him.

But the huge draw is the people. You step back and remember the laughter of good friends sitting on the veranda or a dinner on the ground after church on Sunday. There's a different attitude in this quiet NE corner of Mississippi. People are genuine. Today's music is an example of all these things mentioned. Big Mac is a state treasure for sure.. He comes from Belmont and is said by many to be the nicest guy in Nashville. Relax a few minutes and listen to the short funny story then crank it up and listen to guitar work that will astound you.

The originator of the You Tube post misspelled the song's title. The correct spelling is Little Martha. Thanks Mac for sharing the joy. Thanks David Neal for the tremendous link. Love you brother. N you too CC!

"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

NOTE: Please keep Ashy (Jim) in your prayers. His recent hospital stay helped, but he is still visiting the emergency room and has made several trips to the doctor.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday at the Beach House

Spent the better part of today replacing a router at the beach house. At first it seemed that a quick swap had worked. Due to port forwarding and triggering a second router was used. Not a waste of money though. The router used in the first attempt will be converted into a needed access point repeater.

The use of a second and different router was necessary due to intricate settings for the VOIP known as Teamspeak. Recently, a power surge destroyed a very solid server that has been the home of this great communications platform. After much girlyman crying and whining the service has returned. It was all good then the router started to slowly die. At the end I was restarting it every 10 minutes or so. This is a 24/7 service and is physically hosted in our computer lab by the new and improved server. Restarting a router every few minutes is not an option.

It has been replaced with a DD-WRT router gifted to the cause by Ashy. Another great rescue. TYVM Ashy. The beach house intranet has a few glitches, but further calibration should tweak it to maximum. The Teamspeak system is gosh darn awesome. Oh yes, if you are a member of our Teamspeak family please upgrade your client software to the latest version. If you are considering using a DD-WRT modified router being strong willed, having the ability to read and maybe some Xanax all help. This is not for the faint of heart.
Life is full of mysteries. One that never ceases to amaze me is how I can plan a little 'me' time and the world will just not tolerate it, lol.

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Friday, February 17, 2012

Luddite at the Beach House?

Texting is a way of life and many folks embrace it. Luddite here. Some phones need to have a huge magnifying glass shipped with them. Okay, if you intend a phone keyboard for usage as a means of data input then why make it so small? Two fingers can cover my WHOLE keyboard. I mean literally. God blessed me with large hands and I like them, yes I do. My present Samsung phone is super otherwise. Great battery, range and clarity. Thank you MJ. The iPad virtual keyboard is much easier but still no substitute for a full size QWERTY board. Okay, getting off on a tangent. Back to a phone's primary purpose.

If you think you are too busy or too good to hold a conversation on the phone with me then why even consider my resources? I spend more time answering text messages by email every day, because people won't answer phone calls. Returned a call one day and instead of answering the phone, they sent a text -> 'Wht u need?' This time I did text back -> 'Absolutely nothing.' Then I enjoyed the rest of the day listening to and singing along with an Edwin Starr hit from the 70s. Say it again y'all! (insert evil grin here)

Yes, there are times when text messages are needed. If I am under a desk or in an attic pulling cable my phone is usually left with my tools. This is a habit I acquired that prevents wasted hours trying to find a cell phone in an attic full of insulation. Did it twice. And contrary to what some folks have posted here, I do answer phone calls. If you call from an unidentified number I won't answer. But I will call back. It's a phone spam thangy. On the rare occasion I don't call back to an unknown number leave a text that helps with identity. In other words mention your name.

Other day a local number flashed on caller ID. It hadn't been identified. I was extremely busy working and ignored it. Then a text came in -> 'Dude, this is Josh (aka Joss) Whedon and buying laptop for the Firefly biz office. Need ur help.' Picked up the phone, saved his info and returned the call. Handy usage. He bought a really nice Toshiba BTW.

We all get busy. There is definitely a need for texting. Then there is a need to interact with voice communication at times. C'mon folks. Do you really think I can cure a computer problem by texting back and forth from a keyboard that was intended for fingers smaller than those of a large germ?

Please, can't we just all get along? Text me when you have to...call me when you need detailed info. K, I probably just wasted valuable time even writing this post. But, I feel better. My calm doesn't seem nearly as damaged.

"There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue."
~Edmund Burke

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Random Thursday - Ashy and a Tune

Ashy, glad your are home! Hope you feel better. Sounds like the brief hospital stay was a positive one! Nice to know you are laughing again. Besides, the Kudzu Dragons and others needed their proper Server Admin around to counteract my feeble attempt to TCB concerning Teamspeak.

If the song in this video sounds familiar then you probably watch Will, Stephanie and crew. They are part of a reality show on Discovery channel --> Sons of Guns. This is Tab Benoit performing their theme song:

"Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est."
Translation: A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Super Chrome Extension + Green Pig Nemesis

For the past two weeks I've used a utility (extension) that stops sites from tracking and gleaning personal info. This is a non obtrusive utility that sits in the top right corner of Chrome, the preferred browser of the beach house. It keeps track of who and what is invading privacy. At this moment it has liberated me from 1,902 attempts to track. Easy to use, informative tool. It is Do Not Track Plus. There are also versions for Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.

Please beware that you download at your own risk. Take care and make sure you READ and follow directions. Always read the privacy terms. Also, there is a free Chrome extension for Angry Birds. Have fun bombing green pigs (very addictive game). Love the sound.

"Did St Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats."
~Rebecca West

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Here's another classic love song. If you feel these lyrics touch your heart about somebody, please, count yourself fortunate. And don't screw it up. Get that big box of chocolates.

Changing my life, with your love, Has been so easy for you,
And I'm amazed, every day, and I'll need you.
'Til all the mountains are valleys, And every ocean is dry, my love.

I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine, 'Til time stands still
Until the winds don't blow, When today is just a memory to me, I know.
I'll still be lovin, I'll still be lovin you. I'll still be lovin you.

Never before did I know, How lovin someone could be,
Now I can see, you and me, for a lifetime.
Until the last moon is rising, You'll see the love in my eyes, my love.

I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine, 'Til time stands still,
Until the winds don't blow. When today is just a memory to me, I know.
I'll still be lovin, I'll still be lovin you.

I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine, 'Til time stands still.
Until the winds don't blow. When today is just a memory to me, I know.
I'll still be lovin, I'll still be lovin you. I'll still be lovin you.

I'll still be lovin...I'll still be lovin'...I'll still be lovin you
I'll still be lovin...I'll still be lovin'...I'll still be lovin you....

"There are four basic food groups, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles."
~Billy Wobblynife

Monday, February 13, 2012

Music Monday - Hal Ketchum

Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day. The following is a You Tube love letter. It incorporates a great romantic song. The video treatment is nice and the lyrics are shown. If your heart can be soft even for a moment lending an ear here might be a soulful experience.

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
~Franklin P. Jones

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Thoughts

K, with a mobo change plus other hardware replacement, the Teamspeak server is back online. Thanks to Elvis the Butler an Asus server motherboard was found. Still in need of an OS for the backup server and it will be finished. Presently, finishing the application and file server that was scheduled for December is the prime focus. Mr. Butler delivered a second motherboard that should finish this project. TYVM Elvis and you too Mrs. Elvis. There's also a network traffic shaping problem that should be resolved tomorrow evening. Rob, I haven't forgotten you either. Beach house stress level should be livable by week's end!

Several ppl have asked why don't I play WoW or SWTOR. Well, they both cost money. And at this moment I don't have any extra time. Besides, I am a guild leader in Guild Wars. It has been a somewhat rough ride, but I'm sticking. When Guild Wars 2 goes retail later this year, work and personal goals should be stable. So thank you for the offers. As work stabilizes Cybersouth should see some changes and then we'll spend some time gaming. A man's gotta' know his limitations. A man's gotta' know his priorities.

Ashy has a stress test and some sort of heart scan scheduled tomorrow. He's in a better mood since the heart cath was moved to the back burner. I am praying for him. Hope you are too. Nice to hear concerned folks care. TY Kristi, Felecia, David, Chris, Tina, Maryke, Dean, and others for your prayers. He's a good guy and needs our support.

"When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn't that the best position from which to pray?"
~Ethel Barrymore

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Letters, We Get Letters

Received a blasting email about yesterday's post. If you are a liberal and have thin skin it's probably a good idea not to visit here. If you have thick skin and understand all here is written with IMHO taken for granted then suit yourself. Oh yes, one other item; don't bother sending anonymous email. If you want to thrash me at least "man up" and use a name. Make one up, I don't care. Anonymous is now permanently deleted in GMail. A simple filter is used.

Several people have inquired about this site being rebuilt. When the beach house web server crashed it carried with it previous site templates. Chyna Moon gifted me with several banners or headers. The last one was favored by readers. They were all great. Chyna is one of the most talented people I know. The template can be re-constructed, but I am trying to find a backup of those headers. Have the original, seen above, and know that the others exist. May be on my Linux machine. Hope the massive links list is there too. People have asked that it be brought back. Working on it.

Current projects will be finished and then time will be spent on constructing 'CySo' again. Please put our friend Ashy in your prayers. He is hospitalized. Looks like a heart cath is on order for Monday. Please join me in asking God to watch over him. He's a super friend to many techs and others in North Mississippi. Have a great Saturday and if you are local stay warm!

"Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity."
~Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton

Friday, February 10, 2012

Baboons or Weasels? Or Both?

We all know that idiots exist. You know the people that elected NObama. They can elevate their sub-standard mental profile by voting Republican in November and ousting this non-American, Muslim, teleprompter dependent that will climb a tree and lie when standing on the ground and telling the truth serves him better.

Why this renewed distress? Please go read an important article at The New American. Harry Reid is a baboon's ass. Two states I'll never visit again are Nevada and California. These are the citizens that elected Reid and Pelosi. Just plain nuts. And they probably have no shame. Most NObama people do not know the meaning of the word shame.

Don't like my attitude or what you read here? Then you have no business on this site. Take your liberal baboon worshiping goofball miserable self elsewhere. Oh yes, Nancy Pelosi is the stuff that Reid and his fellow apes fling on others.

God Bless America and all the God fearing Republicans. God help the dumbasses that support NObama.

"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object."
~Thomas Jefferson
3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Random Thursday - Star Wars Revisited

Obiwan Kitten-nobe and Darth Furball.

Don't you pity the poor muggle mice in the surrounding area?

No Star Wars for a week?!?!?!?! Cruel Sith Lord!

"Cats don't like change without their consent."
-Roger Caras

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Apps to PC, Over?

Ever wanted to run Android apps on your PC? PCWorld tells you about a new program that makes this possible. The software can be downloaded at the parent website which is BlueStacks. Simple, straightforward and is getting rave reviews. There is a huge caution. This program may still be in Alpha testing mode. There's some fog there. The Beta will be released soon. So download at your own risk. Works fine at the beach house.

EDIT: Dad gum it all. When this article was first drafted the Alpha was available. It's not now. While visiting the BlueStreak site it might behoove you to sign up for the Beta, especially if you are an avid Android user. Decided to leave this post up due to the interest in running Android apps on PCs.

Alas, there is no equal software for the iApple family of devices; iPhone, iPad, iPod, iDog, iCat, iBall, iHop (Wait, does this one belong in the list?), etc. Hey, this is meant with good humor. The beach house is very proud to own an uber iPad2. Yes, there is some good natured ribbing and teasing from my fellow PC users. Super Christmas gift and now a part of my daily life. Shucks, there has been a Mac running OSX on my network for almost 6 years. Loving some iPad!

Actually the iApple apps can be run on a PC using PieceableViewer. IMHO, it's too expensive and the web page is a bit confusing to me. Creating a virtual machine inside Windows 7 has possibilities using iOS, but the beach house is emulating a laid back status and such an effort might bruise the calm.

If you can add info or insight please feel free to post comments. Just click on the word comments below and speak your piece. This is Dock the pseudo fanboy signing out. Hope this helps!

"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
-Isaac Asimov

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Everyone is doing wifi nowadays. With the proliferation of laptops, tablets, smart phones and other wireless devices, the need for a good signal is important. There is an abundance of great routers out there. If your budget can handle it the Cisco E4200 is a really slick piece of equipment. Have one on the bench testing it and like this machine. The N300 and N450 Belkin units are by far the easiest to install and great buys with bargain prices.
The offerings are vast and prices vary. A very informative article can be found at PCMag. This is a top 10 wireless router picks post. While I don't agree with a few of their choices, this is an excellent place to start research on your wifi purchase. Hope this helps.

"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think."
~Bernard M. Baruch (1870 - 1965

Monday, February 06, 2012

Music Monday - Same Song Different Version

Soft, Silky, Warm and Dreamlike:

Souful, Raw and at the Rock/Blues Edge:

Country, can you feel the pain? Still a good version:

Opinions? I like 'em all.

"Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable."
~Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Pirillo the Thrillo

One of my favorite sites is Lockergnome. It has been around for a long, long time. This is an in depth, informative, easy to navigate page. It is Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, etc., friendly. This awesome site is a brainchild of Mr. Chris Pirillo. Chris was the host of Tech TV's Call for Help for a while. He's a wild man. Dude has an enormous amount of energy. Search you tube for videos and find out why I mention this fact.

He has a gadget for iGoogle and probably many other web portals. This site is an every day stop. Lockergnome is legend. Massive amount of data concerning an eclectic feast of things techno. Recently he posted a very good article about backing up your data. It's a what, where and why type of post. Check it out at Lockergnome back up article. Or check out another great article -> Teamspeak 3 Tips.

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Inspirational Christian Music, Heathens are Welcome

Another repeat post worthy of being heard the second time. Life has been beset with burdens that have seemed daunting for a few years now. Believe me folks hearing this powerful music is inspirational:

I think that on April, 22, 2011, God looked down on His child, smiled, and knew He'd blessed this troubled world through her talent.

"A man with God is always in the majority."
~John Knox

Friday, February 03, 2012

Small Light at Tunnel's End?

Yes, there's a nerd inhabiting the beach house. Multiple computers online, iPad at the ready, jump drive on a lanyard around my neck, a mega hacked wifi router, shirt pocket protector with backups at the ready, closet and clothes hamper full of geek t-shirts, lotsa' cargo shorts and sneakers, no cable TV, but the highest tier of cable internet service. The Big Bang Theory on CBS, Thursday night, 7:00pm Central time via off-air antenna is a favorite at the beach house. Watching this show provokes LOL, ROFL and ROFLMAO.

Hope no one ever looks through the window and finds a fat old geek laughing heartily and no one else is in the room. Can we say Funny Farm? Think about it. When was the last time you were alone and actually laughed out loud? A current project is cleaning up the computer graveyard that has taken over my home. It's slow, but progress is being made. All that can be done at times is laugh about how and why this happened: A mind is a terrible thing...to waste.

There's a bandwidth allocation problem with a local client that seems to be grasping at resolution possibly even as early as next week. This has been a long tedious battle, but nice folks get the uber effort. After this is accomplished work begins on rebuilding their Blade 2900 dual Xeon server and bringing it online within the existing network. This machine can walk the dog, compact the trash, and vacuum the floor simultaneously.

I've had a friend's backup gaming machine for a year and have had it ready to go twice. My obsessive compulsive nature freaked it out because the cable routing inside the case didn't suit me and the correction effort took out a hard drive, etc. Another time my window air conditioner went ka-blamm and blew grease everywhere including all over the case of this machine. Have new case and hope to finish it in the next few days. Please pray for me.

There is a file server still being tuned for delivery. It was supposed to be online in December of last year. It will be benched again tomorrow. This Server will go on the network of one of my great friends. All the delays make me feel like a geek failure. But, I will finish it. It will also run like a dream machine. There is the constant problem with Murphy's Law when it comes to the Teamspeak Server. Again, on the bench tomorrow.

All these tasks shall be completed unless death takes me. Speaking of that, last week saw major stress. My blood pressure gave way to the craziness. No more out of control like that - really don't need to stroke out again. Slap me around, kick my fat butt, but please don't try the guilt trip thangy. My aversion to coercion is notorious. And please vote Nobama out of office come November.

On top of all this, trying to get my truck repaired and running is akin to making peace between Israel and Palestine. Not having wheels sucks! K, enough of the warp whine. It's time to take medication and look at pretty lights on the battery powered whirligig I carry in my laptop backpack. This one is green in color. Don't believe me? If I have my laptop with me, and most of the time I do, it is easy to put it on display. And no, you can't have it. My toy!

Peace out.

"I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life."
~George Burns

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Random Thursday - Shawn Sings

Long time Shawn Colvin fan here. Haunting. It is an interesting observation:

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."
~Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Beach House Needed Item

Does anyone know where these can be purchased?

"If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all."
~Joey Adams