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Friday, July 20, 2018

Rollins is Turning into a Face Very Nicely

RLRRL

https://www.drumeo.com/blog/gavin-harrisons-favourite-sticking


Misplaced Trust

http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/I9-Investigation-finds-former-Univ-of-Iowa-employee-misused-nearly-60000-488652941.html

When My Family Leaves...

This weekend, Karen, Megan, Alex, and my favorite Mother-in-Law are heading to Wrigley Field in Chicago to see the Cubs. I am not going as I chose to not go. I'm not the hugest baseball fan so missing a Cubs game is okay with me. Anyways, I was thinking about what I could do with myself on Sunday, since I'll be home alone. I flirted with the idea of arranging a jam session - either a Lou's Classic Ride reunion or with James & Matthew & the guy I made contact with through Craigslist, but those ideas have been discarded. Now I'm thinking about how to watch 4 movies at the Collins Road Theater.
Of the  above films, I've seen Avengers: Infinity War (x2!), Book Club (x1), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (x1).
I contacted the theater and with the graphic below, I figured out a schedule to see the following 4 movies:
  1. Solo 12:50 - 03:25 for $5
  2. AIW 03:40 - 06:39 for $5
  3. DP2 06:40 - 08:59 for $6
  4. Adr 09:15 - 11:11 for $6
Plans are in flux, but I now know it's possible to see those 4 movies in one day for $22.

A Little BTTF Action

On 7/19/2018, I attempted to enter time for tomorrow, 7/20/2018, and when I did, I saw this error message, which makes me think there's a little "Back to the Future" action going on.


This is the Wrong Picture

Sorry youtube.com, but you're wrong when you show Ashton Kutcher next to Jon Cryer was not in Season 2 of Two and a Half Men.


This was such a great show in the pre-Kutcher days...




Season 9 Teaser for the Trailer that Will Be Included in this Post After it's Released!



I love the tribute to M*A*S*H in this sign:



My Son's Favorite Movie

Sadness (A year ago today & Now)

https://www.loudersound.com/features/a-light-goes-out-chester-bennington-1976-2017

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I Never Knew Ableism was a Thing

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-hoge-disability-awareness_us_5b4f71fde4b0de86f4890373

News?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dan-coats-has-three-words-after-learning-trump-invited-vladimir-putin-to-white-house_us_5b50f7bee4b0b15aba8cfd4c

Who is This?

This Guy Accidentally Assumed His Boss's Text Was A "Dick Appointment." He Then Had To Quit His Job.

Mannerisms

Rogers! Fall In!

Required Reading


Where's Batman?

Warning: Adult language within the following video!



99 Times

From https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/not-movin-out-billy-joel-reaches-milestone-at-msg:

But if you’re looking to catch him in concert, you have to dish out the dough. The average ticket price to see Joel is $222.42, according to Ticket Club data. So far, Joel’s lengthy run has accumulated $222 million in ticket sales. And you don’t have to worry that he isn’t going to play his iconic song, “Piano Man”. Joel has played his signature song 99 times.

And I thought rehearsing the same setlist over and over (and over!) was repetitious - playing "Piano Man" 99 times would drive me nuts!! That said, I would gladly pay $222.42 to see Billy Joel in NYC.

Circle the Date - December 15, 2018!

I'm betting I will be in Des Moines, IA, on Saturday, December 15, 2018. I think I read that this will be the last time for the Hy-Vee Classic so it's unlikely this game will happen again.


We Need Baseball

MSNBC Can’t Even Talk About Baseball Without Bringing up Politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fascinating Answer

Lou Carlozo
Lou Carlozo, Longtime journalist. Music producer. Political junkie.
Jackie, this is an excellent question. Here’s my answer:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is about as “un-rock” an institution as you can get.
First off, understand that Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, is the overlord of this bastion. John Mellencamp once put it like this: “If Jann likes you, you’re in.” And if he doesn’t?
I idolized the Monkees growing up. I think they did a ton to influence a lot of musicians, including rock hall of famers the Sex Pistols, and my own career as a producer. But Wenner has historically hated the Monkees, sounding the strident trope that they were never a real band. They were Hollywood. They didn’t play on their backing tracks, blah blah blah.
Well, neither did the Drifters—a group that has to date had 60-plus members. The original Drifters were formed in just as calculated a fashion from within the music industry by Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records.
And they made the Hall in 1988.
Or: How about the Bee Gees? As the standard bearers of disco—the very musical style that pummeled rock into a coma in the 1970s—they were The Enemy. It’s easier to take Spinal Tap seriously. Open-to-the-hairy-chest white suits with lapels wider than wings on a 747? Helium inflected voices? That was rock, eh?
Ask anyone who grew up as I did, watching rock go on life support, disco rise, and thanking the lord when punk jump shocked it back to life. Or watched the Bee Gees piss on The Beatles’ memory, and with much vanity, by making the “Sgt. Pepper” movie, one of the greatest travesties in musical cinema.
But hey! The Bee Gees are in the Hall of Fame, too. And I’ll bet a ton of Bee Gees records were blown up at Disco Demolition Night in the 1970s.
Rock and roll was always about being the outsider (Elvis), the rebel (John Lennon), the reject (Joey Ramone), the loner (Roy Orbison). But at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s a Members Only club with a velvet rope around it. Jann’s Club. The idea of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the greatest contradiction imaginable. If you’re an outsider, why would you want to be in an insider’s club for outsiders?
Or, if you like: It is a triumph of nonsense akin to a never-ending, high-end fashion show featuring $10,000 leather jackets and Vera Wang dresses specially tailored to be worn by mallard ducks.
Michael Stipe famously said that if the Monkees were not inducted into the Hall of Fame, he wouldn’t accept induction either. Nice thought. Never happened. But here’s the tragedy: The Monkees played the rock script to the hilt: A made up band (that at least sang its own material) and whose members then exposed themselves as frauds. This was a big part of why the Sex Pistols loved them so much. Don’t forget, much of their formation and rise was calculated by Malcolm MacLaren.
In fact, Johnny Rotten is about the only one of the hall’s inductees who got it right, sending a letter in his absence explaining why he hated it and wouldn’t attend the induction. And of course, it was read to the banquet attendees with chuckles and what not, not a single person there sharp enough to get the irony—it was not a show biz stunt or comedy routine. Rotten was talking about them as clueless, brainless, gutless, exclusionist bastards.
Chief among these would be Wenner, a guy who sold out his magazine and its cover long ago to feature cheesecake pop tarts like Britney Spears, and actually allowed one issue to feature the face of a Boston Marathon bomber on the cover—probably because the guy was in his early 20s and had a sexy kinda pout… You know, the kind that made him look like a member of The Strokes. Mindless homicide and maiming is sooooooooo rock and roll…
So the next time you’re in Cleveland, try this out:
  1. Form a band. The louder and angrier the better, but loud is just fine.
  2. Set up on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame property.
  3. Just start playing, loud and long.
  4. Panicky looking man in a well-tailored suit and gold Hall of Fame lapel tie pin walks up: “Well, of course, we’ll need to call the police, son, because this is private property. Oh my. Please! We can’t have anyone disturbing the nice, fat, ticket-bearing Baby Boomers from Suburbia trying to wax nostalgic over their Vietnam War era classics…” (They protested the War. Once. Now they watch Fox News.)
  5. You are arrested, carted away, and barred from the premises—sued if you try to return.
That is very NOT rock and roll. But it is VERY Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

96-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Finds Catharsis in Death Metal

Frank!

https://youtu.be/g0TOsBYO08s

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Family > Band

What a courageous move by guitarist Brian Patton in EYEHATEGOD as he released a "Statement Regarding Decision To Leave Band" which is as follows:

Fresh of a three-week European headlining tour, EYEHATEGOD will return to North American stages this week for the second leg of their tour supporting Black Label Society and Corrosion Of Conformity. Scheduled to begin on July 18th, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities and includes a handful of headlining shows as well as an appearance at this year's edition of Heavy Montreal and Psycho Las Vegas.

The band will be playing as a four-piece. Longtime guitarist Brian Patton, who's been missing in action on the last few EYEHATEGOD tours, recently issued a statement regarding his decision to leave the band.

"Touring and being away from my family started to get harder after my daughter was born. Then soon after the arrival of my son, I left for a six-week tour. While I was away, both kids had some serious health scares. Being away from my family while that happened, along with an increasingly busy tour schedule, I decided the best thing for me was to step down. To concrete this decision, after a visit with my wife's parents earlier this year, it became clear that my in-laws' health was rapidly fading and they needed our help. So my family and I have moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to care for them full time.

Trust me when I say that this has been one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. After being in this band for twenty-five years -- over half of my life -- to say that I will miss it is a huge understatement. I already miss it. Ultimately, I want to be at home with my family. But more importantly, I am truly needed at home. I love my brothers in EYEHATEGOD, of course, and wish them nothing but the best. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and the music I have played throughout the years. I hope to see you all soon. I plan on playing again in some form or fashion. But for now, my family comes first."

Wouldn't Be Caught Alive at this Show

Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, and Harm's Way are playing at Wooly's in Des Moines, IA, on a Sunday night in November. There's no way I will ever be caught alive at that show! I hate Cannibal Corpse, the embedded Hate Eternal tune below sucks, and while Harm's Way seemed a little bit better than the other two, they play first and would likely only get a 30 minute set. No thank you!







As I Was Watching WWE Raw

I really could be a WWE Creative Writer because I could write more interesting story lines than what I saw last night. As I watched WWE Raw last night and saw the opening segment - nicely summarized in this article - https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2786388-wwe-raw-results-winners-grades-reaction-and-highlights-from-july-16 - I knew what was to come. From that article is this summary of the opening segment, but I made each wrestler a list item in an ordered list to make it easier to read:

  1. Bobby Lashley interrupted the proceedings and said he accomplished his first goal of beating Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules and now wants to accomplish part two by beating Lesnar at SummerSlam.
  2. Drew McIntyre interrupted and said phase one of his return was ensuring the Intercontinental Championship remained around the waist of Dolph Ziggler and now he wants to accomplish phase two: win the Universal Championship.
  3. Seth Rollins interrupted and came face-to-face with McIntyre before announcing his candidacy for a match with Lesnar.
  4. Elias was out next, as the stream of Superstars continued. He touted his debut album as the reason he should face Lesnar at SummerSlam.
  5. Finn Balor, who used his status as the first universal champion to cement his claim as a legitimate contender.
  6. Roman Reigns interrupted, the last man to enter the squared circle, drawing a huge chorus of boos.

I saw those 6 wrestlers, each claiming to be better than the other 5. I knew, before he said it, that Kurt Angle was going to assign those 6 wrestlers to a bracket of matches with the ultimate winner facing Brock Lesnar @ SummerSlam in August. I didn't predict triple threat matches, but that is what Angle announced: 2 triple threat matches with the winners fighting next week to earn the match with Brock Lesnar @ SummerSlam.

I knew, at that moment, when Angle put Bobby Lashley & Roman Reigns in separate matches, Lashley would win his match & Reigns would win his match and that they would face each other next week.

  1. I knew that Drew McIntyre wouldn't win, even though I would have wrote that, as a WWE Creative Writer.
  2. I knew that despite being a crowd favorite, Seth Rollins wouldn't win, especially since he wasn't in the same triple threat match as Roman Reigns (WWE likely doesn't want to end The Shield reunion until after Dean Ambrose returns from injury).
  3. I knew that despite being a crowd favorite, Elias wouldn't win.
  4. I knew that despite being the first Universal Champion, Finn Balor wouldn't win.
I knew it would be Lashley v. Reigns on Monday, July 23, 2018.


I would have wrote the matches differently.

Instead of the Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre match,

I would have put Reigns v. Lashley in a singles match, with Reigns winning.
I would have put Drew McIntyre v. Finn Balor in a singles match, with McIntyre winning.
I would have put Elias v. Rollins in a singles match, with Rollins winning.

Then, for next week, I would have put those three winners in a triple threat match. Reigns v. Rollins v. McIntyre in a triple threat match, with Rollins "accidentally" causing Reigns to be pinned by McIntyre. By doing so, you have an opponent for Reigns at SummerSlam in Rollins and you have fresh meat going up against McIntryre, which has never been done before. Then, for the weeks leading up to SummerSlam, on July 30th, I would put McIntryre in a victorious singles match against Reigns. On August 6th, I would put McIntyre in a victorious singles match against Rollins. On August 13th, the final Raw prior to SummerSlam, I would put McIntyre in a victorious singles match against Finn Balor.

In effect, McIntyre would be in a Braun Strowman role of 'rolling' over the wrestlers he had to wrestle to get to where he is alone with each victory building the crowd's engagement.

If the plan is for Lesnar to lose the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, I can fully envision passing the torch to McIntyre. I wouldn't care if both Lesnar & McIntyre are both heels. I would completely capitalize upon the WWE Universe booing last night when Lesnar was not on Raw. By default, McIntyre would become a temporary fan favorite in the weeks leading up to SummerSlam. Even if you allow Lesnar to defeat McIntyre at SummerSlam, I would have Strowman cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and pin Lesnar. That would allow Lesnar to walk out of WWE - if he's going to in fact leave WWE for UFC - as a Beast that was slayed by a Monster (Strowman), all the while building up McIntyre as the one to take down Strowman at the next PPV.

I think doing all of that would require a full-scale "all in" bet on McIntyre. I like McIntyre's character, especially when he talked about why he returned to WWE, which was to effect change. It all meshes into the same narrative (storyline) of being new blood and 'shaking things up.' Instead of the heavily booed Reigns being shoved down our throats as much as John Cena was, it actually would be proof that the future is unwritten.

As the current setup goes, with the Reigns v. Lashley winner fighting Lesnar at SummerSlam, my problem is that Reigns has done that dance before with Lesnar. Riegns didn't win over the crowd. He was consistently booed. I am not convinced that Lashley can carry a feud with Lesnar as he is unconvincing on the mic. His promos during his feud with Sami Zayn were terrible. As currently booked, if Lashley is to really defeat Lesnar at SummerSlam, Lashley should then be paired with Paul Heyman, who could be shown as being a businessman and doing what's "best for business." You could even throw a sub-plot of Heyman being told to work with Lashley by Stephanie McMahon or Triple H, depending upon if either are wanting to be on-screen in the future.

Once again, being a WWE Creative Writer would be an awesome job, but because I know it requires a lot of travel, I do not envision myself applying for it in my future.

Loop this for 5 Hours

Federal Agents Using ‘The Walking Dead’ Torture Song Against ICE Protesters


Deserving of More Credit

26 CDs - 6 for $5?

I hate math, but I know that if I have 26 CDs with a "deal" of 6 for $5 ... it doesn't make sense. If you said you had 30 CDs and they were 6 for $5, then I'd know it makes sense. Divide 26 by 6 and you get 3.5, which is dumb. Sell 24 at 6 for $5 and that makes sense. These are all Christian musicians and you know, I know my CD collection is not strong in the Christian music genre. It's tempting...


CD's (as is): $1 each/ 6 for $5
1.       About a Mile: About a Mile
2.       Aiden: Our Gangs Dark Oath
3.       Ashes Remain: What I've Become
4.       Cloverton: Patterns
5.       Colton Dixon: A Messenger
6.       Day of Fire: Cut & Move
7.       Day of Fire: Day of Fire
8.       Family Force 5: Business Up Front, Party in the Back Diamond Edition
9.       Family Force 5: The Third
10.   Family Force 5: Time Stand Still
11.   For King & Country: Crave
12.   Hillsong Kids Live Worship: Follow You
13.   Kiros: A Single Strand
14.   Kutless: Hearts of the Innocent
15.   Kutless: It Is Well, A Worship Album by Kutless
16.   Kutless: So This is Christmas
17.   Love and Death: Between Here & Lost
18.   Matty Mullins: Matty Mullins
19.   Memphis May Fire: Unconditional
20.   Sanctus Real: Pieces off a Real Heart
21.   Since October: This is My Heart
22.   Syndroms of Fire: I'm Alive
23.   Thousand Foot Krutch: The Best Of
24.   tobyMac: Portable Sounds
25.   tobyMac: Tonight
26.   War of Ages: Return to Life

Like, seriously?

1.       About a Mile: About a Mile
2.       Aiden: Our Gangs Dark Oath
3.       Ashes Remain: What I've Become
4.       Cloverton: Patterns
5.       Colton Dixon: A Messenger
6.       Day of Fire: Cut & Move
1.       Day of Fire: Day of Fire
2.       Family Force 5: Business Up Front, Party in the Back Diamond Edition
3.       Family Force 5: The Third
4.       Family Force 5: Time Stand Still
5.       For King & Country: Crave
6.       Hillsong Kids Live Worship: Follow You
1.       Kiros: A Single Strand
2.       Kutless: Hearts of the Innocent
3.       Kutless: It Is Well, A Worship Album by Kutless
4.       Kutless: So This is Christmas
5.       Love and Death: Between Here & Lost
6.       Matty Mullins: Matty Mullins
1.       Memphis May Fire: Unconditional
2.       Sanctus Real: Pieces off a Real Heart
3.       Since October: This is My Heart
4.       Syndroms of Fire: I'm Alive
5.       Thousand Foot Krutch: The Best Of
6.       tobyMac: Portable Sounds
1.       tobyMac: Tonight
2.       War of Ages: Return to Life

So, the 'bargain' comes out to $20 for 24 CDs.

Judged for What Happened 11 Years Ago? Really? That's the Litmus Test?!?

My reaction to reading this article - Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be ‘Social Justice’ Rapper Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating BY: Elizabeth Harrington July 17, 2018 5:00 am - is I have no opinion whether one album, on which Antonio Delgado rapped about various topics, makes Delgado a candidate to best represent his constituents. I am exhausted by the manipulative ways Democrats / Liberals will bring up the ancient past of Republicans / Conservatives as a means to show 'hey, all Rs / Cs are evil' that I see the hamster wheel - 'you brought up the past so I will bring up your past' that it's enough. Last week, I read about how VP Mike Pence's family business cost taxpayers a lot of money to clean up soil when the business went bankrupt years ago - I think 2004 - which is further back in time than Delgado's single rap album.

I will give Delgado some slack.

Let the one without sin cast the first stone.

Like, seriously, who is perfect?

God.

Is Antonio Delgado God? No.

Is Mike Pence God? No.

Then, enough.

The Delgado rap album came out in 2007 and on it, Delgado confronted social issues. Okay. Good. Credit to him for doing so. Name a rapper who doesn't confront social issues. My point exactly. Rap is a genre of music (cough! cough!) known for confronting controversial issues. I won't pretend to understand Delgado though. In fact, I probably will not listen to Delgado. Ever. Not even because of the article cited above because it's not my flavor of music and I don't want to learn enough about rap to make an educated opinion. I think that's aligned with how a music fan's opinion should be weighed.

Side note: I've been thinking about this topic recently since I learned that Deep Purple is touring with Judas Priest and I would love to travel to Council Bluffs on a Friday in September to see Judas Priest. I'm barely familiar with Deep Purple's music. I know of Ian Paice as a drummer and I can hum "Smoke on the Water" but that's about it. Who am I to judge Deep Purple, as a band, because I can hum one tune? Is that enough of an education about their collective work to say, "They rock!" or "They suck!"? I answer, "No." However, if I were to listen to more of their albums and internalize their music to the degree that I've internalized the music of Bayside, Count the Stars, and Metallica, then, maybe, I can offer an intelligent opinion. Otherwise, where is my credibility? I recognize there is an argument that gets made that 'you cannot know what it's like to be [fill-in-the-blank] unless you are [fill-in-the-blank]" which is why the Black Lives Matter movement doesn't allow White people to be involved in their movement as they say 'you are White and you can't know what it's like to be Black' - I think it was Ben Shapiro bashed that logic in one of his videos. But back to Deep Purple - let the education begin!


But, to continue with the subject - rap music - I don't want to listen to a bunch of rap musicians (cough! cough!) to figure out where Delgado fits in. I will rely on someone with more knowledge of the genre to make a much better and a much more informed declaration about where Delgado fits in the genre. Was Delgado a good rapper? I really don't know. I can't judge his contribution to the genre based upon only releasing one album - that's neither negative or positive as there is likely an unlimited number of metal bands with only have one album.

A final thought. Delgado's album was released in 11 years ago. In 2007, I worked at Quintrex. I went to Memphis in May. I drank a lot of booze on a regular basis. I had my priorities screwed up but now, 11 years later, I hope I am a different person in the sense that I don't have my priorities screwed up. I'm not declaring Delgado made a "mistake" when he recorded that rap album; all I'm saying is that 11 years ago, I was not who I am today so I think it's certainly possible that Delgado is not who he was 11 years ago.

Editor's Note: How many bands have released a single album? How would that be investigated?!? Good topic for a future post! Good job!

10

https://youtu.be/NPEtThF8i7o

Monday, July 16, 2018

Soon

http://rssfeeds.hawkcentral.com/~/558770868/0/hawkcentral/home~Iowa-basketball-What-we-learned-about-Hawkeyesapos-recruiting-in-first-July-evaluation-period/

Back on the "Consistency" Bandwagon Again...


Stealing the Death Star from Star Trek

Macros are [Definition]

https://wordribbon.tips.net/T013549_Pulling_All_Hyperlinks.html looks like it would be useful someday, including this comment:

I have found this approach useful:

1. Press Alt-F9 to display field codes.
2. Press Ctrl-H to display 'Find and Replace' and go to the 'Find' tab (not 'Find and replace').
3. Type '^019 HYPERLINK' in the 'Find' box.
4. Click 'Find in', and in the dropdown list select 'Main document'. This will select all the hyperlinks in the document.
5. Copy and paste the hyperlinks into a new document.
6. Press Alt-F9 again in the new document to un-display the field codes and display the normal blue hyperlink text.

You said in your article that 'approaches that use Find and Replace copy only the link text, not the actual hyperlink', but my approach does copy the actual hyperlink. It preserves the display text and the hyperlink just like your macro, and I think it's simpler too.

Simpler indeed!! And, if there is ever a need to re-educate myself about macros, this would be a good video to watch, since I use macros pretty much ever day at work as a technical writer.



KO in London!

Oh rats! I'm not going to be in London to see this artist perform!

LAST MINUTE PERFORMANCE ALERT.
This evening KO will be taking to the stage in the heart of London's Soho. He will be showcasing songs from his brand new EP, 'SAN'. The event starts at 11pm and entrance is free. We hope to see you at Freedom Bar Soho!

Maybe next time!


Bandmix

The graphic for "shae464" does not make sense to me - is "shae464" a bassist or a drummer and, if "shae464" is a bassist, why is the graphic a set of drums? "ehora18" makes sense; "shae464" does not.

Grand Idea

FCC proposal could streamline installation of new fiber internet http://flip.it/oazxeM

Make This Beautiful

Nope - Not Me!

Sr Editor - Publications & Training Solutions Rockwell Collins 788 reviews - Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Where Do You Go from DE? Apparently, To the Sandman

I've heard variations of the story Lars Ulrich tells in this article - Lars Ulrich: The Song That Marked the Peak of Metallica's Progressive Side "Five minutes of, basically, what we jokingly call 'math metal,'" the drummer says. - which, in summary, says that playing the long tunes - like the title track among others - on the "And Justice for All" album on tour was not something they wanted to do. Guitarist Kirk Hammett said something about this when he said in some interview that he felt like the audience was bored. Thus, in the Big Picture, that's why the ideas for the next album - the Black album - focused on shorter songs. I used to think that there was someplace to go after "And Justice for All" that would take them to a Dream Theater-type place with even crazier time signatures and such and that that was the Metallica I wanted to hear, but, as time has gone by, I realize that bands that play record the same album over and over really don't trip my trigger. Plus, honestly, if Ulrich and Hetfield wanted to go the polar opposite and write an album with :30 second songs, like *n*l C*nt, then that's their prerogative as no one can be more knowledgeable about Metallica than the 4 guys in the band.


Here are the comments about the above article, including the "Justice was the last good Metallica album" & "Bob Rock ruined the band" stereotypical comments that seem to show up when an article is penned about Metallica.


Editor's Note: You may have wanted to point out when Star Wars fans say that "George Lucas ruined Star Wars with Episodes I - III", they are being idiotic since George Lucas INVENTED Star Wars and it's his story to tell. Good for you for not being distracted by the obvious tangent....

Sunday, July 15, 2018

38 Grand is A Lot of Coin!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elon-musk-top-republican-donor-pac_us_5b4b48e9e4b0e7c958fc0f17

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Game Show

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paid-off-student-debt-tru-tv_us_5b479d7fe4b0e7c958f951b7