ArchiveApril 2017

Music Mess


My music collection is a mess. They say that the first step is admitting you have a problem. And boy do I have a problem. I have nobody to blame but myself. How did I get here? I first started collecting music back in high school. Of course, back then, the state of the art was dragging a rock along a jagged groove and then amplifying the signal through loud speakers. But, while that might be the...

More VTA Observations


Schedules Capital of Silicon Valley? Perhaps. But on April 10th, the VTA changed the schedules of the buses and light rail trains. Here we are, two and a half weeks later, and they still haen’t posted updated schedules at their stops. How freaking hard is it to print 50 or so posters of the new schedule, and get them posted? Seriously. And the changes? They moved the times ahead 3 – 5...

Group Dynamics


Some observations I have made, purely anecdotal, about the dynamics in groups. I do not offer these as scientific, or that there is any universal truths, but some of the behaviors are bizarre in the greatest. Group 1 – Guitar Enthusiasts Being a Guitar player, Facebook recommended to me a closed group, with about 80K members. Several of my friends were in there, so I asked to join and was...

My VPS Journey


When I began my web journey, oh so long ago (it was 2009), I was somewhat naive. At the time, I was looking for a solid performance, a provider that seemed competent and professional, and made it easy for someone who knows just enough to be dangerous. Shared Hosting At the time, shared hosting was the rage, and there were several options, even then. I settled on MediaTemple as a provider, and I...

Xfinity Time-wasting


Yesterday, as she was headed out to the gym, the wife tossed over her shoulder that her printer wasn’t working. A simple request for her IT person (a.k.a. me).
Simple, right? Ha ha hahahahahaha.
Log into her computer, and sure enough, the printer is offline. Poke and peek around and it looked like it just couldn’t see it.
Then I tried with my laptop. Same problem. Crap.

Streaming Video Notes


I do not watch much “regular” television. I have my Tivo set to record MotoGP, I have some of my favorite old TV shows set to record on MeTV (currently “Perry Mason” and “Get Smart”), and I simply can’t live without “Full Frontal”. Other than that, I watch Netflix, and am in general satisfied with that.

If I knew then – Guitar


I was late to learning to play a musical instrument, not being subjugated to lessons when I was a tike, but instead developing a desire to learn when I was in high school. I didn’t really have the funds to pursue this until I graduated, but then I got into playing guitar. Fast forward 33 years or so, and here I am. Recently, I joined a closed Facebook group called “Everything Guitars”, and I...


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