25 minute composition: “The Most Unwanted Song” – Boing Boing

By , April 20, 2008 9:24 pm

25 minute composition: “The Most Unwanted Song” – Boing Boing

Haven’t listened to but the first couple of minutes but tis not bad. Gonna have to put it on and listen to the whole thing after I post this.

Make your own Steampunk mouse | Features | Custom PC

By , April 20, 2008 9:20 pm

Make your own Steampunk mouse | Features | Custom PC

A most unusual steampunk mouse. Nicely done!

myIPneighbors.com Reverse IP Domain Check DNS Tool

By , April 20, 2008 9:09 pm

myIPneighbors.com Reverse IP Domain Check DNS Tool

Cool tool!

HOWTO divide a freezer-bag into individual servings before freezing – Boing Boing

By , April 20, 2008 9:05 pm

HOWTO divide a freezer-bag into individual servings before freezing – Boing Boing

As one of the commenter’s said, “Head slapping simple!”. I love it!

Google Book Search Book Viewability API – Google Code

By , April 20, 2008 8:46 pm

Google Book Search Book Viewability API – Google Code

Cleaning out tabs… Another one I can’t remember if I have posted a link to. This one is mainly for my reference.

Nova Roma

By , April 20, 2008 8:42 pm

Main Page – NovaRoma
Nova Roma is dedicated to the study and restoration of ancient Roman culture. From its founding to 330 CE, when it ceased to be the center of Imperial authority, Rome laid the foundation for our modern Western civilization. Founded 2,750 years after the Eternal City itself, Nova Roma seeks to bring back those golden times, not through the sword and the legions, however, but through the spread of knowledge and through our own virtuous example.

Not sure if I have posted a link to this site before or not. Either way, it’s worth a look for anyone interested in ancient cultures.

Sunday turning wrenches

By , April 20, 2008 8:28 pm

Found the valve cover gasket I bought right after we got the pickup truck several years ago and then never installed. Rounded up the tools and started removing the valve cover a little before ten this morning. What with a dropped bolt that never made it to the ground, a loose EGR pipe connection with frozen fitting and after all was said and soundly cursed an alternator that no longer worked, it was after 2 when I finally got it done. The bolt was behind the lower radiator hose. The EGR pipe connection now has high temp RTV on, around and in it. And the alternator will get a new connector should it give any more trouble.

As far as I can tell without putting much millage on it the oil leak is fixed. Now just need to fix the power steering pump front seal, and get the tires balanced and it will be road worthy again.

Put the camper shell back on, put the tool box in the back, along with an ice chest (empty but clean inside), and a couple of chairs, so we are somewhat ready to go somewhere, sometime. Soon.

After the time I have spent without doing much was totally worn out after that little bit of work so came in and took it easy for a while. Went out around 4 and got some fuel for the truck and that was when we decided to get the tires balanced. Also going to let some air out of the back ones. Had them at 35 psi for hauling heavy loads but they are way too bouncy at that pressure. Got back and ate and lay down for a bit.

About dark went over to the Yard Sale Trailer to check on some stuff and when coming back I noticed that the boat was missing. Came back over here and called Bill to see if he had moved it but he hadn’t. So looks like some low life stole it. The gate on that side is now locked and will stay that way unless we are over there. I’ll get the barbed wire and redo the fence on that side too. Not that the boat is any great loss. I was going to use it for a tomato bed this year since we had had such good luck selling it last year but it still pisses me off that someone would just pull up and steal it. And am LMAO at the amount of work they will have to go through to get it water worthy again. 😈 Sucker had either come loose from the trailer at highway speeds or hit something really hard in the water, cause it had been folded in half (fiberglass) just in front of the middle seat. Hope the arsehats have fun…

Guess I will close for the night. The fingers and the brain are not working together right now and the corrections are driving me nuts. πŸ™„ Till tomorrow… πŸ˜‰

Dilbert on Yahoo!

By , April 20, 2008 8:50 am

Dilbert on Yahoo!

For those going to the new (really pain in the arse to navigate, flash laden, blinky, crappy, badly designed, most likely by (as one of the commenter’s said) Morlock and the Pointy Haired Boss) and HATING it, take heart! The strip is also available on Yahoo in a plain unadorned version! Above link takes you there. I’m resetting my bookmark now… Enjoy!

Suspension of disbelief applies to networking (Scripting News)

By , April 20, 2008 8:10 am

Suspension of disbelief applies to networking (Scripting News)

Another post by Dave Winer about Comcast’s ridiculous views (and limits) on (what they consider) excessive internet usage.

After reading his piece (He has an interesting take on having big brother looking over your shoulder while browsing btw) I went and read their FAQ on excessive usage and it looks like if I were one of their customers, I too, would be targeted for disconnection. They (somehow) figure that 2GB a month or more constitutes excessive usage on a hi-speed connection. 😯 Now I don’t send a lot of email or watch a bunch of movie trailers but I DO download a fair number of Linux distor’s and other software and I DO look at a fair number of pictures and read a lot of blogs and feeds, as well as listen to a bit of music and a few podcasts, and there have been DAYS that I’ve used that kind of bandwidth. πŸ™„

Guess I’m not one of their “normal” internet users either, Dave. And I’m REALLY glad I don’t depend on Comcast for my service and I pity those that have to.

One other thing that really gets me is that from what I am getting from his posts is they are charging him around $180.00 a month for this absurdly small amount of bandwidth. I had assumed from the previous post and the amount it cost him that he had a business connection or T1 but the FAQ he points to is for residential customers. I know prices are high in San Fransisco but if that’s a normal residential high speed internet bill there I’m sure glad I live in Alabama! 😯

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