Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fake It

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-reid-trump-fake-briefings_us_57991916e4b01180b5317f6e

Vote for My Wife!

I know it's not the same thing as what former president Bill Clinton did last night when he talked at the DNC about why his wife should be the next President of the United States, but I can't help but recall this episode of Everybody Loves Raymond. I won't spoil the episode with how it ends - so you can enjoy it too - but I can say, safely, Raymond doesn't have the same attitude about Debra that Bill does about Hillary.


Everybody Loves Raymond Season 6 Episode 20 A... by gigabeat-g

Compare that to the actual speech given as well as EE's summary of Bill Clinton's speech about his wife.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On my Reading List

Batman: The Killing Joke Movie Review
Spoilers for the film in the review!
http://flip.it/8K6NR

Changing the Way

Microsoft wants you to write better, stay focused and bore fewer people http://flip.it/hF_hw

Broke One

Check out @Metallica's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Metallica/status/757589838610599936?s=09

1000 Years from Now

http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/07/21/editorial-single-metal-band-will-someday-represent-metal/

Hodgey-Podgey

There are a lot of subjects in this post so hold on tight.

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) started last night and I couldn't stomach a lot of it. Instead, I chuckled when I read about how HRC believes she is held to a different standard than others. Well, duh! Here's the link.

I read this article: Tech company accuses US Navy of Software piracy - seeks 596 million in damages through lawsuit! and this is the part of the article that blew me away:
The lawsuit alleges that the software has been deployed on at least 558,466 Navy computers
Holy BUCKETS!! The Navy has to only acquire 41554 more computers to reach 600,000 computers! If there was ever an enterprise or organization that was in dire need of technical support, I've never heard of it! It's unfathomable to me that there would be that many c:\ drives within the US Navy. I would love to read their backup policy manual and understand how their system admins handle Windows and upgrades for products like Microsoft Office.

Speaking of "how their system admins handle Windows," I became aware that the free upgrade to Windows 10 expires on Friday. What this means is that I can upgrade our family laptop as well as Megan's laptop (she is running Windows 8.1) for free until Friday. After that, it will cost ~$119 to upgrade. Being what I thought was a good & cautious tech person, I started this process last night with the idea that I would create a system restore for Megan's laptop. I admit I didn't babysit the laptop as diligently as I should have but I managed to burn 7 DVDs with an 8th one in the drive this AM. There is an existing issue where I have to format the DVD-R first, then tell Windows to continue with the process of creating the system restore. I had her laptop in the den while I watched WWE in the other part of the basement.

WWE was a compelling show last night. Coming off of the PPV the night before, the show started with Mick Foley & Stephanie McMahon announcing a new "Universal Champion" for the Monday Night Raw show. They announced 8 wrestlers would fight in 2 Fatal Four Way matches and the winner of those two matches would fight in the main event and the winner of that match would face Seth Rollins at SummerSlam in August. As soon as the name "Roman Reigns" was announced and as soon as the name "Finn Balor" was announced, I knew they would win their match and would be in the main event. Balor was in NXT - the developmental league - and called up to the main roster with the draft that coincided with SmackDown becoming a live show on Tuesday nights. The Internet loves Balor and hates Reigns. I admit I thought for sure Reigns would go on to face Rollins at SummerSlam but that didn't happen - Balor won in a compelling match that told a great story. And it wasn't the only match on the show that was really good. Sasha Banks "The Boss" faced Charlotte [Ric Flair's daughter], the Women's Champion for the title and actually became the new champion. Right before the end of the match, the TV showed Charlotte saying, "You will never ever beat me" before she lunged at Banks and then was pinned. I imagine that, prior to the match and backstage, Banks and Charlotte determined that would be the cue that the match was to end. There were a couple of throwaway matches that aren't worth mentioning as well.

While I watched, I also was busy with counting out stacks of 10 CDs on my spindles. I have always put a sticky note on every 10th CD on a spindle so that I can quickly know how many CDs remain on a spindle. As I watched WWE, I worked on that. I continued with ripping my 4th spindle. With this project, I fully realize that each CD on each spindle will need to be ripped. That said, when I came across 30 of what I consider my favorite CDs, I put those at the top of my list. I came across a huge pile of Metallica CDs so, guess what, those CDs moved up to the front. It's my project, my rules, no? <grin>


Thus far, I've created these files from the CDs on Spindle 04 (and yes, the font is set to "smallest" to avoid a super long scrolling page even though, yes, the page will scroll. Notice how many Metallica MP3s I have now ripped to MP3: 79. That's a lot!

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Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Metallica\Until It Sleeps\01_Until It Sleeps_Metallica_Until It Sleeps.mp3
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Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph
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Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\03_Useless Cross_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\04_Merciless Controller_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\05_Flames Triumph_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\06_Gloomy Words_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\07_False Pride_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\08_Empty Holy Reaching_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\09_Visions of Fury_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Nephasth\Immortal Unholy Triumph\10_Inquiring Fear_Nephasth_Immortal Unholy Triumph.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\01_A Day in the Life_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\02_Too Much to Bare_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\03_My World_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\04_Take It or Leave It_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\05_Almost There_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\06_Wrong Again_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\07_Taking Sides [-]_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\No Warning\No Warning\08_Too Much to Bare [-]_No Warning_No Warning.mp3
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Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\01_My Best Friend's Girl_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\02_Tell Me Woman_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\03_I Languish for You_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\04_Not Worth My Grave_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\05_Racing Back to Mississippi_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\06_Down on My Knees_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\07_Slutovirgin_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\08_Love Affair Gone Bad_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\09_You Should Be Ashamed_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Southern Gentlemen\Double Your Pleasure\10_I Believe in Love_Southern Gentlemen_Double Your Pleasure.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\01_Plastic_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\02_Giving Gravity a Hand_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\03_Do It Again_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\04_Happy Daze_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\05_Armchair Quarterback_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\06_Nova Scotia_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\07_Sarah Jones_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\08_One Hero_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\09_Shelter_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\10_Wanna Be Alone_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\11_Fall in Line_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Ten Foot Pole\Bad Mother Trucker\12_Riptide_Ten Foot Pole_Bad Mother Trucker.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\01_The Weapon_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\02_Sidetracked_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\03_Second Chance_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\04_Full Deck_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\05_Under the Bridge_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\06_Waste Away_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\07_Bright Future_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\08_The Man Who Knew Too Little_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\09_Perspective_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\10_Are You Happy-_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\11_Out of Line_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\12_Speak the Truth_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\13_Half Full_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\14_Critical Thinking_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3
Y:\Music_Shell\04_Spindle\Where Fear & Weapons Meet\The Weapon\15_Fading_Where Fear & Weapons Meet_The Weapon.mp3

And I think that's about enough for this post.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Long Live DOS!!

http://www.howtogeek.com/263177/how-to-write-a-batch-script-on-windows/

Melania Trump's White Dress

I nearly spit out the Pepsi that was in my mouth.

If HRC is elected, will there be more articles like this?

To hear about HRC's vision for the future, try to stomach this. Here's quotes that I have chosen that, had a Republican said it, the liberal press would be all over the speaker. Here's the quote:
I want an economy that gets back to raising incomes for everybody. Most Americans haven't had a raise. I want an economy that's going to help lift millions of people out of poverty. Because, given the great recession, we have fallen back in the wrong direction.
Says the de facto leader of the Democrat party that has been in charge for 8 years.
...we know that there are Republicans who share our concerns and want to be part of the solution, not just peddling fear and bigotry.
Says the supporter of "Black Lives Matter"...
Let's separate the mass murders that we have at places like Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Colorado, and recognize that those are rooted in the much too readily available weapons of mass killings, mostly the assault weapons, and usually some kind of underlying motivation whether it is mental health or in the case of the killer in Charleston deep racist hatred. Those are homegrown. And they have to be addressed.
It's the people, which she kind of seems to imply, before falling back on "much too readily available weapons" as the cause. If the issue being discussed was drunk driving, would this statement be changed to "rooted in the much too readily available cars"? C'MON!
And I'm not going to engage in that kind of insult fest that he seems to thrive on ... he's perfectly free to use up his own airtime and his own space to do. I'm going to talk about what he's done, how he has hurt people in business time after time after time. His vicious language against immigrants. His insulting a distinguished federal judge of Mexican heritage. His mocking a person with a disability. His really inflammatory language about Muslims, about American Muslims, about Muslims all over the world. His demeaning comments about women.
I'm not going to engage, but I'm going to do the same thing he's doing, which is to make this election not about policy, but about emotion. I sincerely think when Trump mocked "a person with a disability," I was shocked.
Hillary Clinton: Well, I didn't hear it, because I wasn't watching. But I certainly heard about it, yes.

Scott Pelley: Did you feel threatened by that?

Hillary Clinton: No, I felt sad.

Scott Pelley: Sad?

Hillary Clinton: It felt very sad, Scott. I mean-- I don't know what their convention was about, other than criticizing me. I seem to be the only unifying theme that they had. There was no positive agenda. It was a very dark, divisive campaign. And the people who were speaking were painting a picture of our country that I did not recognize. You know, negative, scapegoating, fear, bigotry, smears.
So... you didn't watch it, but you know what was said? There was a letter to the Cedar Rapids Gazette years upon years ago that claimed The Lion King proved Disney was "anti-Christian." The problem? The letter was written & published prior to the movie being released.

And that's about all I can take the time to respond to as my gag reflex has been working overtime as I wrote this post.

21 Links to Elsewhere

When I surf the Internet on my cell phone, I often see articles or videos or "something else" that intrigues me. Sometimes, I will send the link to myself in an email when I don't feel like going through the cumbersome UI of the "blogger" app on my phone - creating a link is a lot more time-consuming that I wish it was. Thus, by sending myself a link to the page, I can create a blog post when I am sitting at a PC.

However, when I have 21 such emails to create 21 such blog posts for... Eh, I'll simply create a single post and list the links.
  1. http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/fox-accuses-maddow-having-meltdown-calling
  2. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ozzy-osbourne-i-am-not-really-happy-being-sober-but-i-dont-want-to-get-drunk/
  3. http://www.howtogeek.com/elk/1304/9366/24921
  4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-republicans-afraid_us_57926972e4b01180b52ee802
  5. Iowa City West 2016 Football Schedule
  6. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMwRBtRqeh8a6hwyJSQGvdbFKgXYQasKz
  7. https://www.yahoo.com/news/parents-tried-break-college-relationship-190000133.html
  8. https://youtu.be/_iu5TnvEUs8
  9. https://youtu.be/0vPOK_h_U48
  10. https://youtu.be/4ajcNpHqCR0
  11. https://youtu.be/9ZlV9dlL_rc
  12. https://youtu.be/AKSHoKR05EQ
  13. https://youtu.be/dgvZVZLmYyQ
  14. https://youtu.be/DQsEpCaIeVs
  15. https://youtu.be/HXI-Y7KmcwQ
  16. https://youtu.be/iCsobZYhsNU
  17. https://youtu.be/IHcqpB7fuYw
  18. https://youtu.be/iLh3uX5hR8E
  19. https://youtu.be/MeVuFrOO7GY
  20. https://youtu.be/oe1fcX1TJ44
  21. https://youtu.be/xyJZH2UPifo
Editor's Note: In the future, this post needs to be modified to convert the links to the youtube.com videos to embedded videos. This applies to items 8 - 21 above, then remove this note.

Really Bad Formatting

I quoted political text for this post, but it's more about how when I'm working, I am zeroed in on making sure my "content" is separated from the "presentation" aspect of the content. This is what I intially saw in my Flipbook app on my cell phone:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair as email scandal rocks Democrats  Bernie Sanders made renewed call for resignation after email leak Clinton campaign blamed Wikileaks release on Russian hackers Sanders calls for new leader as Clinton camp blames Russia Democratic convention: fight for America’s soul moves to Philadelphia
Notice how the text is all run-on phrases. However, when I opened the page in a web browser, I saw this:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair as email scandal rocks Democrats

  • Bernie Sanders made renewed call for resignation after email leak
  • Clinton campaign blamed Wikileaks release on Russian hackers
  • Sanders calls for new leader as Clinton camp blames Russia
  • Democratic convention: fight for America’s soul moves to Philadelphia
On a Monday AM, it's a good thing to refresh the brain regarding this goal.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Predict the Future

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/if-the-miami-shooting-doesnt-prove-america-has-a-problem-what-will_us_5790e715e4b0fc06ec5be7aa?section=

PPV Settles ... Not a Thing

The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Current WWE Feud | Bleacher Report http://teamstre.am/2aBqbYM

I have been a fan of this feud because it was a contrast in style. The New Day jokes about its opponents while the Wyatt Family scares its opponents. I agree with the point in the article about Xavier Woods in a pivotal role. However, I think he could replace the dude who is going to be on the other show. I don't think that the Wyatt Family disbands - I think X becomes the replacement member. Even if WWE isn't bold enough to make X a heel, at the very least, I predict X causes the New Day to lose.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hello Fam

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/07/22/big-bang-theory-casts-pennys-family-for-season-10.html

Friday, July 22, 2016

Confused

Being somewhat skeptical, I wonder what hasn't been told to us following this incident and the sensational headlined article: Cops Shoot Unarmed Caregiver With His Hands Up While He Helps Man.

From what I've learned thus far, there appears to be nothing that justifies the cop shooting the man. Then again, nothing is as it seems...

Odd Anniversary

While this article is great and there's all this hoopla about Guns-n-Roses touring, it seems really strange to highlight the 29th anniversary of the release of the Guns-n-Roses debut release Appetite for Destruction and yet, - caution: the page at the other end of this link has the f-bomb on it - here it is!

Providing Context

For a long time, it has been a Republican credo* about HRC's incompetence that her "What difference does it make?" comment in the Benghazi hearings demonstrate why she is incompetent. I had read the actual context of her comments and I get her point. That's the curse I've described previously, in some other post, where I typically understand both sides to an argument. It's why I watch both Fox & MSNBC - to form my own opinion. And I'll just say this, today, 5 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, or 182 days before the next President of the United States is sworn in, I understand the point HRC was trying to make.

For some, it doesn't matter, though:

Maybe... Possibly... Hopeful... Excited!

I replied with an email indicating my interest. It'd be awesome to dip my foot in the playing drums pool again!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hateful

Social media gives people insanity. I'd like to think it was that insanity that allowed the writer discussed in the article to know that he would never be in the same room as Pat Smith, who, by the way, lost her son in the Benghazi attack. Whether you believe something could have been done or not to prevent Benghazi, NO ONE deserves to have this said about a grieving mother.
Read more here.

Editor's Note: Details about the apology that was issued are here.

With an Eye on 2020

Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump at the RNC. Think he wants that to bite him in the a$$ in 2020?

Issues

There I was, at 6 AM, looking at our water heater. I am a technical writer. I write about technical things, but I am not, nor have I ever claimed to be, a technical person. I can't even begin to describe how hopeless one feels when you are looking at a contraption, like a water heater, and have absolutely ZERO idea what to do. All I know is my shower was cold and that really sucks.




I called the plumber that installed it at 6:15 AM, cleared out the majority of the storage room where the water heater is located, and came to work. I am hoping to get a phone call soon.

Editor's Note: Take comfort in the fact that this is the first time, in the history of this blog, that you needed a tag called "water heater issues." What is not shown in the photos above is that it was installed on 4-8-2010 so it lasted 6 years, 3 months, 1 week, 6 days or 2296 days, without an issue. That's longer than you've been sober by 8 months, 3 weeks, 2 days!

More Speech Drama

I would like to suggest "somebody" get the transcripts for Michelle Obama's speech and for Trump's speech and put them into separate MS Word documents. There is a feature that allows the user to compare two different documents - it's quite remarkable. I have used it countless times over the last 21 years, 5 months, 1 week, 2 days that I've worked as a technical writer.

Somebody please compare the two transcripts and point out exactly what percentage of words in the same order exist in both speeches. I can't say that "no one has done this yet" because, frankly, I don't really care enough about either M. Obama or M. Trump to do an exhaustive Google search to find out.

I have other issues to deal with this AM, which will be explained in my next post.

And yet, after reading Ann Coulter's article, it really seems like the obvious task that needs to be done.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Popped into My Head

I didn't hear this song on Rock 108... I didn't hear it on 100.7... I don't listen to any country radio stations... There is NO REASON that I should have this song in my head and yet, there it was.

Leia is an only child

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jj-abrams-major-star-wars-opening-crawl-error_us_578cd70ce4b0a0ae97c28c6e

Fork It, it's Done

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/take-break-rnc-clinton-emails

Editor's Note: But... it's not done.  http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/07/20/video-hillary-lies-to-charlie-rose-about-comey-rebuke-n2194737

Sick of Yptyps


And another:


Editor's Note: Yptyps = Typos

The Number of the Beast

For the first time ever, I published 666 posts in a single year. I took the screen capture below after I published the previous post:

Whenever I see that number, I think of Iron Maiden!


Scary Bugs

Yesterday, I encountered a scary bug in my bank's online system. Here's what happened.
  1. I reconcile my bank account with an Excel file very routinely and when I had done so in the morning, the account balances were fine.
  2. In the afternoon, I went to my bank's online system and viewed my account balance - I had paid a few bills and wanted to see if they had cleared. For this example, my balance was 1.
  3. I went to look at the details of my account and the information was very strange. While the account balance was correct at the top of the page, the actual balance showed a huge negative number.
  4. I stopped at my bank on the way home and spoke with a personal banker. She read an email she had received that day between when I had checked my balance in the morning and when I had checked my balance in the afternoon and saw the out-of-whack discrepancy. I was never more relieved to hear there was a bug in the system that they were aware of and were working to resolve.
Editor's Note: This message now displays on the Detail page:

Pseudo-Crime

Supposedly, Donald Trump's wife gave a speech that used a lot of the same words in the same order as Michelle Obama's speech did a long time ago. MSNBC jumped all over this "issue" which this article calls a pseudo-issue. The pseudo-issue, according to this article, "The possibility that Ms. Trump’s remarks had been plagiarized cast a cloud over the second day of the Republican National Convention.

I say there should be a truce called. Republicans will stop talking about Hillary's emails if the Democrats stop.

Stop what?

Every thing they are doing. Just stop.

Yes, it's a deal too terrible to accept, but maybe the focus of the nation would be able to locate the many issues our country faces and be able to fix them. The fact that my search below turned up 1,220,000 results is sickening.


Beautiful Morning

This is what I saw right before walking in the door a little while ago... Thanking God for all that He has bestowed and blessed me with.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Accepting the Consequences

Good for Castro - I respect that he said that he thought he was okay, but when told that he was not okay, he didn't say that the findings were part of a right wing conspiracy.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/19/watchdog-huds-castro-violated-federal-law-by-touting-clinton-in-interview.html

Highlight of the Night

From the video below, it is this moment that I love almost as much as John Cena trying to give the wrestlers in the ring direction.

This Makes Me Sick

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/19/google-takes-down-mans-blog-erasing-14-years-work.html

Making a backup now...

Matter of Time

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2016/07/19/riders-are-getting-injured-on-los-angeles-tower-glass-slide.html

Suing For the Past

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/07/19/dozens-wrestlers-sue-wwe-over-neurological-injuries.html

I'm a Star Wars Geek, but THIS is INSANE

From this article, I just learned something:
Did you know, the Death Star can actually travel at lightspeed?
It has 123 individual generators, controlled by 1 navigation matrix. That’s how it was able to follow the Falcon, traveling from Alderaan to Yavin in a few hours.
Who figured that out? How is that known by the author? It baffles me the way the Star Wars Expanded Universe has filled in backstories for a fictional universe "in a galaxy far, far away" and is able to "know" facts like this?

Han Solo was in the Imperial Navy. He didn't want Chewbaaca around initially.

What the hell?

Keep IP Safe

http://www.redstate.com/setonmotley/2016/07/19/add-intellectual-property-protection-list-rights-government-eviscerating/

Intrigued

Last night, I saw this on Craigslist:

We are Solid Shot a Waterloo,Iowa band. We are a classic rock band that plays 70's rock. We are playing Aug 12 and Aug 13 a Dubuque casino benefit. We are looking for a fill in rock and roll drummer to play these shows.You can contact Brian or email me. https://www.facebook.com/SolidShotRock/?fref=ts&pnref=story
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Deth Coming Around

I already sent a text to my friend Kevin to see if he'd be interested in seeing Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok in Moline, IL, at the iWireless Center on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church + Havok 2016 U.S. Tour Dates:

09/20 – Casper, Wyo. – Casper Events Center
09/22 – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
09/25 – San Bernardino, Calif. – Knotfest (Amon Amarth only)
09/27 – Seattle, Wash. – WaMu Theater
09/28 – Eugene, Ore. – Matthew Knight Arena
09/29 – San Jose, Calif. – City National Civic
10/01 – Broomfield, Colo.- 1st Bank Center
10/03 – Council Bluffs, Iowa – Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex
10/04 – St. Paul, Minn. – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/05 – Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Sears Centre
10/07 – Moline, Ill. – iWireless Center
10/08 – Milwaukee, Wis. – UWM Panther Arena
10/09 – Detroit, Mich. – Joe Louis Arena
10/11 – Bethlehem, Pa. – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/12 – Worcester, Mass. – DCU Center
10/13 – Uncasville, Conn. – Mohegan Sun Arena
10/14 – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center
10/16 – Camden, N.J. – BB&T Pavilion


http://loudwire.com/megadeth-u-s-tour-amon-amarth-suicidal-tendencies-metal-church-havok/

Awesome

Monday, July 18, 2016

There's No JMcD in My Life

For me, an old guy of 46, the phrase "alternative music" started back when Nirvana burst onto the scene with Nevermind, but then I think about my freshman year at Mount Mercy College and Jennifer McDermott, my friend that was from the Chicago area. She let me listen to the Violent Femmes and the Buzzcocks and Ministry and Erasure along with a slew of bands I can't remember at the moment. These were all bands I had never heard of until I met Jennifer. I still think about Jennifer's lasting impression upon me whenever I heard "Blister in the Sun" or played it in Uncle Rico.

All that to say that there are Alternative Press Music Awards on a yearly basis. As I look over the list below, I have heard of some of the bands - Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy - and I have never heard of some of the bands - Twenty One Pilots, Too Close To Touch - among them. I can say I saw State Champs open for Bayside in concert so I'm at least marginally hip! <grin> I probably need to immerse myself within the list below, especially Black Veil Brides since their drummer won the "Best Drummer" award and get reacquainted with the genre.

It makes me a little sad that there's no Jennifer McDermott in my life to help me on this new quest. I haven't seen or spoken to her in over 20 years. It was like she was in my life and then she was not. I hope she is doing well. I can see her dark red hair and thick black rim glasses in my mind and it makes me smile. She probably looks nothing like that now...

So, without further delay, these are the 2016 award winners.
  • ARTIST OF THE YEAR Twenty One Pilots
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Blurryface Twenty One Pilots
  • SONG OF THE YEAR "Hallelujah," Panic! At The Disco
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO "Emperor's New Clothes," Panic! At The Disco
  • BEST VOCALIST Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy
  • BEST GUITARIST Jack Fowler, Sleeping With Sirens
  • BEST BASSIST Skyler Acord, Issues
  • BEST DRUMMER Christian Coma, Black Veil Brides
  • BEST LIVE BAND Neck DeepBEST UNDERGROUND BAND Too Close To Touch
  • BREAKTHROUGH BAND State Champs
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND You Me At Six
  • ARTIST PHILANTHROPIC
    Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red for HeartSupport 
  • MOST DEDICATED FANS The Ghost Inside
  • HONORARY AWARDS:
    • ICON AWARD
      • Marilyn Manson
    • OFF THE WALL AWARD
      • Yellowcard
    • CLASSIC ALBUM AWARD
      • Good Charlotte for The Young And The Hopeless


Maybe No One

Paul Ryan's 'white' selfie with interns shows lack of diversity in Washington? Am I supposed to confess now that I am a bad White person if I didn't recognize that the picture was a symbol of (apparent) racism and had to read the article to learn how awful that picture is? The article says "The picture racked up more than 5,000 comments on Instagram, far more than any of Ryan’s other photos."

Am I really supposed to believe that there was a dedicated effort to reject a minority application for an internship?

What kind of a nation do I live in? Am I supposed to apologize if a minority didn't want to apply to have an internship? That's my fault? Really? If I answer that question... wait, can I even answer that question without invoking outrage from minorities? 

Here's the article that started this line of thought: http://flip.it/tb8m9

John Cena Monologue

UnIdeal

I wanted to capture the reaction my friend and former co-worker Jeremy's reaction to the following ad on Craigslist:
"That person will never play out..."
I didn't send a reply to the poster because I don't even know what "ambient, rock, and jazz fusion" even means. And I'm also not really interested in writing music that would be influenced by "movie scores and soundtracks, specifically those in horror, sci-fi, and thriller films."

Hello. I play electric bass guitar. I'm nearly 40 years old, and I've been playing for over half of those years. I have quality equipment, and have a good grasp of music theory and technique. I'm interested in working on original songs with other musicians (I'm really looking for a synthesizer/keyboard player and a drummer who are intrigued by similar styles of music, but I'll jam with anyone on any instrument if our interests are in common). I'm interested in writing songs that are memorable and get stuck in the head. I'm heavily influenced by movie scores and soundtracks, specifically those in horror, sci-fi, and thriller films. I'm also into ambient, rock, and jazz fusion. If anyone is interested in getting together to see what kinds of sounds we can come up with, please contact me. Thanks for reading.

So, basically, this is tagged with "Ideal Band" because it's the opposite of what I want to do in a band.

Fan-made Trailer

Use Me

Making It

The Foo Fighters must now, officially, be declared rock stars as they were on the game show "Jeopardy" as its own column.
http://radio.com/2016/07/15/foo-fighters-jeopardy-category/

Feeding the DNC Beast

There's this perception that Donald Trump is mean-spirited when it comes to women. When he says something like what he said last night, I can sense the beasts in the Democratic National Committee are salivating, imagining the damning ads they can create just by using his own words against him. On "60 Minutes" he opened his mouth and said that it was okay for his running mate, Mike Pence, to vote against the Iraq War but not HRC.

What?

Yep, seriously.

Here's the article.

Editor's Note: From this post forward, the "idiots" label will be used when Donald Trump or HRC says something that makes me think of Debra Barone.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Best Parts of The Walking Dead

I've mentioned Trevschan2's youtube.com channel before, but I don't embed all of his videos. I really like this one, though, as it traces through "the best parts" of the series. I really like his analysis.



And, with the season 7 premier happening in October, I am going on record. This is my FINAL prediction about who Negan kills. I am predicting the following. I think there will be two deaths in the season 7 premier. I am making the following an unordered list because I don't think it matters who is killed first:
  • Abraham
  • Glenn
The other contenders were Rick, Daryl, and Michone.
  • Rick is still too central of a character to be killed. 
  • Daryl would be too obvious because of the "Riding with Norman Reedus" series that has been on AMC. 
  • Michone is too obvious as well. I think Negan's group using part of her hair on the row of chained walkers that Rick's group encountered in the finale for season 6 is a bait-and-switch tactic.

Frankly, I don't care who they kill off. I am just anxious to see the premier of the new trailer - rumored to be this Friday - and then the season premier in October.

Best of Charlie & The Big Bang Theory







152 days Away

Rogue One is going to tell the story of the events between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. It is being released on December 16, 2016. How cool is this video below and the poster for the movie that you can see here.

End of an Era Until 12

Wide awake @ 6 AM on a Sunday. This is likely the last Sunday morning where I will wake up in my house until another 11 Sundays have passed - I just looked at my calendar.  It will be the 12th Sunday from today - October 9th - before I will wake up in my house on a Sunday. Between camping in Elkader & UNI home football games, that's going to be my schedule.

That's enough to make me sigh deeply.

Infectious 30 Seconds

This video is like eating a potato chip - you can't just listen to it once.



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Brilliant

I read the article below and I'm going to go with it's a good idea to balance between the facts and hyperbole, but I also think that HRC can't really lecture anymore about telling the truth. She has no credibility.

This is kind of twisted but maybe America does need HRC to be President. Hear me out. If she does make our country worse than now, I would love to see the 2020 campaign highlight the last 12 years (most believe that HRC is a 3rd term for the Obama administrationand, which is where I get 12 years). The Republicans can make "what has been done to make life easier for me?" their focus.

Here is my take on the election today.

I really don't think Donald Trump will be a good president. Then again, I know that there is a big difference between candidate and elected. A lot is said that sounds great but it's doing it that is tough. And when I saw the HRC campaign ad where Trump says that he uses himself as a resource and the other one where he says he watches TV to get information about the world... She has him by the jockstrap.

All this to say that the HRC campaign is going to hammer out of Trump a lot of the policy he's not going to be ready to explain. And shouting "Crooked Hillary" isn't a strong strategic plan.

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/clinton-set-troll-rnc-so-hard-better

Friday, July 15, 2016

Was

Mike Pence's agenda? To take control of your womb http://flip.it/LuWGO

News

http://screencrush.com/walking-dead-season-7-poster-comic-con-2016/

Trying Not to Cry

I'm not going to dwell about what happened yesterday because I don't have time to break down and bawl like I really want to so I'll keep this short. There was an asshole who drove a semi into a crowd of pedestrians in Nice, France. I admit that I didn't know where that was until Karen showed me that this apparent terrorist attack took place in a town that is 5 hours away from where my son is RIGHT NOW! On Fox News, a talking head stated that he had heard rumblings that there could be another terrorist attack in Germany. Alex flies out of Germany on Monday!

As I said, I'm not going to dwell much about this. I've been on my knees as I prayed for his safe return. This really is mind-numbing and I'm somewhat glad I have a due date for something at work so I can attempt to focus on that instead of the fact that my son is in Europe and there are bad things happening.

I do not mean to sound selfish when I write about Alex and wanting his safe return. There are ~300 kids from Iowa on the trip with him and, of course, the death count at this moment is 80. Of course, I want all of the kids on the IAM trip to return safely and of course I feel sympathy for the victims and their families. It came across earlier today that there were two Americans among the 80 killed - a father and a son.

Fucking terrorist bastards...

Editor's Note: No apology forthcoming for the use of the f-word above - judged appropriate for the situation. Additionally, while the world will come together and mourn for the lives lost in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Nice, it will not come together to mourn for the lives lost in the abortion clinics. Nearly 1 Million Babies Killed By Planned Parenthood Last Year According to Abortion Giant has the horrific details.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Don't Be Distracted by the Facts

http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Staff-Column:%A0%A0Race-and-Crime,-Facts-and-Emotion/-655624020003303927.html

Share the Phone and PC

This article deals with how to unify your PC and Android phone for seamless notifications sharing and more. I need this.

Honoring the Dead by Blaming Them and Target Bathrooms

Two topics that are related only because they seem to represent policies the Democrats endorse.
  • Because of the content at the other end of this link, I am compelled to repeat the warning at the top of the destination page:
    OBSCENITY WARNING: Extensive use of profanity in the quoted BLM tweets.
    Here's the link: http://humanevents.com/2016/07/13/hillary-honors-dead-cops/
  • There was outrage recently when Target declared you can use the bathroom that you want. Erick Erickson ranted about what that would mean and was then called a bigot and a terrible person (those are my words, not actual quotes) because he refused to support Target's initiative. Liberals proclaimed that this move would be welcoming to those who are men but "identify" as women and vice-versa. When concerns about perverts using this policy to exploit their perversion, EE was told he was being mean. Well, it now appears he was right because in Idaho, a man who identifies as a woman took pictures in a women's dressing room. Read about it here.

Motionless in White

So, when Korn & Breaking Benjamin show up for their concert on 9/27 in Cedar Rapids, IA at the U.S. Cellular Center, they will have this band as one of the opening acts. I'm not super-duper familiar with their tunes and after listening to the video below, I'm not convinced I want to be, but I'm not convinced I wouldn't want to see them in concert. Alex, for his part, is super stoked about the possibility of seeing them in concert. I would be more interested in seeing Breaking Benjamin (at this point) than any of the other 3 bands (Silver Snakes is the 4th band that is on the bill and they opened for Bring Me the Horizon in Clive, IA, back in May).



All this to say the jury is still out.

Donald... Shut your Mouth!

I read a damning article yesterday about what it would take for Donald Trump to win in November. The gist of the article was that he needs to not speak and let HRC destroy herself. Every time he opens his mouth, he says "something" that is more controversial than the last thing that he said in front of a microphone. Last night was no exception. On Fox News, he said, "I'd like to say I know what it is like to be black because the GOP oppressed me during the Primary season." I don't know if that's a tactic someone told him he needed to try or if he was speaking off the top of his head or some secret option #3. My take on it, though, is that if he would follow the advice of that article, he may have a chance. I suppose next he's going to say that he knows what it's like to be Mexican because he ate a taco... oh wait, he did say something along those lines back in May, on or shortly before Cinco de Mayo.

Never mind.

He just needs to be silent. And quit arguing with a Supreme Court justice!

Editor's Note: It never fails. Click Publish come across another relevant article. Here it is: Donald Trump explained in just one sentence...

Resolving Issues

It's probably gone by now, but this is the URL for the below screen capture.


Really?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/pokemon-go-porn-pornography-google-netherlands-uk-canada-a7134136.html

Coming to Cedar Rapids

On Friday, July 29th, there is an event called the Tournament of Drums at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. There's a long list of drum corps that are playing, including the Santa Clara Vanguard.That may or may not be the night we leave for vacation so whether or not I get to see them remains up in the air. Read about the event here.



Editor's Note: It's not the "Santa Clara Vanguard" that is playing; it's the Vanguard Cadets of Santa Clara, CA, which means the video above is not showing the drum corps that is coming to Cedar Rapids. The video below is the drum corps coming to Cedar Rapids:

Not even 30 seconds

This guy took less than 30 seconds to impress me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Word Salad

Because the idiot that shoots the innocent is going to obey the law. By extension, we should not have any drunk driving - it's against the law.

Has that worked?

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/paul-ryan-confronted-man-misidentified

Taking Down the Queen & King

First, the queen.



Source: this article.
Second, for the king, a powerful quote from Bill O'Reilly:
If we are ever to become one nation under God, we will have to put the grievances behind us and not use them as an excuse for bad behavior.
Source: this article.

Love Hunter

Even though the chances of it happening are probably less than 0%, I sometimes hope that either Lou's Classic Ride or Uncle Rico the Band reunite, though the reality is that both of those ships have sailed. While I await the return of either of those ships, yes, I've still kept my eyes on Craigslist in the hope that one of the ads on the musicians page will be a match. So far, the results have been miserable. Very recently, after sending a link to my videos page, a guitarist responded with a short sentence that essentially said that "we were looking for different things" in a band. I just want to play drums in a band that plays gigs, rehearsing occasionally / when necessary. I admit the frustration has caused me to expand my gaze to include Waterloo (even though I'm highly unlikely to join a band that is based in a city 1 hour away). Besides, I'm not going to travel to Waterloo to be in a band if my bro-in-law who lives in Waterloo isn't a member of it. Still, I found this band / opportunity interesting enough to write about here, on this blog. However, keep in mind that zombies are all the rage today, in July 2016. Someday, they may not be but today, yeah, they are. Here's the link.

Jake Nails It

Uh, that's not the kitchen.

The Groove

I have always liked this song and, I suppose, the majority of the tunes that Rage Against the Machine released. I think the way the guitar riff is locked in with the bass and drums is not necessarily unique to RATM. I suppose if I over analyzed their catalog I would find other tunes with the same type of groove, but I'm not going to do that. I'll just say the groove in this tune is, in very general terms, a trait of their overall vibe.

And it makes me bob my head...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reeks of Desperation

"Republicans Bring Up Monica Lewinsky When Questioning Loretta Lynch About Clinton" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/monica-lewinsky-hillary-clinton-emails_us_578508bee4b07c356cfe8018?section=

Unbelievable is Correct

It seems like there is something crazy like this EVERY DAY!
In an attempt to declare their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in light of officer-involved shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, they tweeted out a link to an article entitled: “23 Everyday Actions Punishable by Death if You’re Black.”
In the image accompanying the link was a protester’s sign that read: “Stop Killing Black Children!” The sign’s message was flanked by handguns.
From http://constitution.com/unbelievable-planned-parenthood-tweets-stop-killing-black-children/
It makes me think of these lyrics by U2 from the tune "Sunday Bloody Sunday":
I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes
And make it go away
How long
How long must we sing this song
How long, how long



Editor's Note: this is the first time "U2" has been used as a label?!? Wow...

Number 4... A Million Times Number 4

Even without using DITA on a daily basis, item 4 on this list of The Ten Commandments of DITA/ applies to me.
4. Thou shalt not copy thy neighbor’s text.
Stone tablet version Thou shalt not copy they neighbor's text.
Texture: Patrick Hoesly (flickr)
DITA provides lots of options for reuse. Copying and pasting is not an acceptable choice when you have keyrefs, conrefs, topic-level reuse, and more. Reuse is good. Copying is bad.

The ability to reuse content and not to copy & paste it from one page to another is why I fell in love with Confluence and why I am ecstatic when I can set up a user-defined variable (UDV) in my RoboHelp project. For example, I am writing about 16 systems. Each system has a page with a table that has links to 5 sub-pages so that's 16 pages with a table that goes to 5 sub-pages that have the same name. For example:

Section Description
System A Recovery Procedures View how to perform procedures.
System A Server Information View information about the servers.
System A Data Flow View information about the flow of data through the system.
System A Backup Schedule View information about the backup schedule.
System A Contact Information View all contact information.

I created a UDV for each phrase after "System A" in the Section column. I created a UDV for each row in the Description column. Remember, there are 16 pages exactly like the table above. If I didn't use UDVs, and wanted to make a global change to this text, I would need to edit those 16 pages manually. If I were needing to change each row in the Description column, I would need to make 80 manual changes. Because I'm using UDVs, I make 5 changes (because I have 5 UDVs) and the same work is done much more efficiently. While I am unafraid of working hard, I am afraid I don't want to work stupidly.