Monday, October 31, 2016
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Room 309 is empty on a fall afternoon, 25 years after the murders. Chairs ring a long conference table, and sunlight slants across the room. One can peer in and imagine busy professors and post-doctoral researchers settling in for their Friday afternoon space physics theorists group, hauling along coffee and papers.That day, Nov. 1, 1991, Gang Lu came down the narrow hallway of Van Allen Hall, named after professor James Van Allen, who discovered the planet’s radiation belts and brought the space physics department at the University of Iowa a fame that lured the leading scientists in the world. It attracted Lu from China, where he was considered among its finest physics students.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Sure enough, they do: http://crooksandliars.com/2016/10/fbi-director-comeys-blatant-interference. What strikes me about that article is that the first line - "FBI Director James Comey needs to be fired." - wasn't what liberals thought when Comey found no reason to file charges against HRC, but now that this has happened, he's being thrown under the bus.
That article leads to this article which has a clear analysis of the letter sent to Congress by the FBI director.
And quit with the grave dancing Democrats.
Meanwhile remember that faith trumps fear...
Last night, I was rereading my journal from April 2011 through May 2011. April 2011 was a very dark time in my life - I don't like talking about it. I was in a very bad situation in my career and rereading my words from that time in my life, I was reminded of just how that dark time in my life has impacted me in very positive ways. I firmly believe every thing that happens in life happens for a reason. I know, now, that if I had never gone through that dark time, I wouldn't have landed at Pearson and if I wouldn't have landed at Pearson, I wouldn't have landed at my current job. It is hard for me to let go of the past and not doing so has damaged relationships in my life, probably beyond repair. For that aspect of the past, I am so regretful that things went as they did. But as the quote for today points out, I can't change the past so I should not waste the energy trying to do so.
this video gives me goose bumps and makes me not really care what songs they have on their setlist - as long as they play near me, in eastern Iowa.
And that's when I start thinking about how I can't wait to hear these or other tunes live in Kinnick Stadium and / or the UNI-Dome - as if repeating it over and over will make it happen. At football games in both of these stadiums, I have heard "Enter Sandman" over the PA system. Whenever I hear that tune, I say to whomever I'm next to, "I would really love to hear this song live where I'm sitting." If it's in Cedar Falls @ the UNI-Dome, Mark, my brother-in-law, usually just smirks - he's not a Metallica fan.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Then Kilmeade got into the action by feigning anger because Hillary, a Cubs fan when to an Adele concert instead of dutifully sitting in front of her television set and watch the Cubs v Indians World Series game.
That said, I think this is hilarious:
The only mystery is how far will these three will slide into Donald Trump's undies to support him?
"Why Metallica's mid-90s identity crisis was awesome/," said I... NEVER!! It wasn't awesome - it was something they had to do as musicians / artists & I'm glad they did, if it means it flushed out all the stuff in their system.
By the way, I woke up feeling bloated and uncomfortable today, I yawn loudly, and I dropped off the yard waste in the back of the Ford F-150 in a mud hole so now my shoes that I bought a couple of weeks ago are all full of mud. Sigh. It's going to be a good day, though! I just have to endure the 'not good' of the day part of it first.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
"He could make this race for the last two weeks a referendum on Obamacare. But of course he won't do that," said former Ted Cruz strategist Chris Wilson. "It's just a matter of him swatting at flies instead of having a coherent and consistent message."
Oct 26: San Juan Coliseo, Puerto Rico
Oct 29: Quito Parque Bicentenario, Ecuador
Nov 01: Bogota Hipodromo de los Andes, Colombia
Nov 03: Guatemala City Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala
Nov 05: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica
Jan 11: Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome, South Korea
Jan 20: Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Expo, China
Feb 03: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 05: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 07: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 09: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Mar 25-26: Sao Paulo Interlagos Racetrack, Brazil
Mar 31,-Apr 01: Buenos Aires Hippodrome San Isidro, Argentina
Apr 01-02: Santiago Parque O’Higgins, Chile
I'm thinking a concert at Kinnick Stadium in late August - right before the 2017 football season begins - would be perfectly awesome!
I saw this as well:
A video posted by Metallica (@metallica) on
Here's the procedure I used from How to download a folder containing multiple files on an ftp server to a desktop? to avoid tediously downloading each file.
- Open an Explorer window. Click on the
Startmenu, then select
- Type the ftp url in the the address bar. For example:
- If a login is necessary, a dialog box will appear.
- A listing of all directories and files of the server will appear.
- Copy the files just as you would with a normal folder.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
And on the other side, you have this:
Here's two other political articles to wrap your head in.
1970's Ludwig Double Bass Vistalite Clear Drums - $3700 (fort worth)
Super impressive set and I got a lot of attention when I use to play them. If you have any question, then please just give me a call.
Monday, October 24, 2016
On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 7:47 AM, Lin Sims wrote:
> Was everyone but me aware that if you create a shared review pdf using
> the Standard version of Acrobat that the reviewers must ALSO have the
> full Acrobat? I seem to have missed that little tidbit, and my users
> have been very frustrated when trying to use a shared review when all
Robert Lauriston replied:
Yes. Adobe does its customers a disservice by not mentioning that in every relevant help topic.
DEAD SILENCE (YouTube)
Sunday, October 23, 2016
It seemed like this day would never arrive 53 days ago - Glad it's here...
Did You Know? The iconic arcade game “Pac-Man” was released as “Puck Man” in Japan due to the titular character’s hockey puck-like shape–but when released in English speaking countries, it was changed to Pac-Man so that the arcade cabinets couldn’t be easily vandalized into displaying something obscene.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Open command prompt in Admin mode, by right clicking on command line icon and clicking run as Administrator.
Once in the prompt type in the following, put in the SSID of your network instead of networkname.
netsh wlan show profile name=networkname key=clear
You should see the password under Key content in the Security settings section
Totally sweet to know this information!
I admit it’s not the type of music I normally listen to – Bayside is currently on top of the list I regularly listen to - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iltsw9-GlUQ – and Metallica - https://youtu.be/dBHSvxG-F_k - is not far behind. Still, I'm intrigued.
Three cheers for content reuse!
- Defender of the crap and more defending of the crap
- Turns Out Guys From Tool & Metallica Have Inside Jokes About Their Albums Taking So Damn Long and bassist jokes from the comments from that article:
Duce180Who's the better bassist ?james182LemmyI-Am-The-ManPeter Steele.OriginOfFeces*I second this.bonekrusha27They're bass players, therefore, it's impossible for either of them to be better at anything.Theo1967Since when are bassists in the know about band goods anyway? I thought they just made the sandwiches
Thursday, October 20, 2016
I am using RoboHelp 2015.
I have questions about this help topic - http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/robohtml/WS0EFF88A0-6406-4175-A5C3-C5633D01D0C3.html#WSD2673D9E-344B-4088-B315-DD90ED4EFF8E – and this related blog post - http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2012/01/importing-and-linking-word-documents-in-robohelp.html - in relation to linking to Word documents.
- I am going to be linking to 16 Word documents on a network drive. What I wanted to do was set up two separate folder structures – one called Sections (for the general information) and one called Systems (for the 16 Word documents). Is setting up folders within the Project Manager a good strategy?
- If I drag the Word document to a sub-folder, RoboHelp is still “linking” to the network folder, correct?
- I have learned that when I create a folder through RH, it creates the folder in my RH projects directory. The other thing that I’m trying to set up is the ability to drag the “Disaster_Recovery_Documentation” folder (shown below) to my TOC designer to automatically create the TOC based upon the folder structure.
- What does the green icon mean that is next to the “Cardiac Monitoring System – Xcelera.docx” file? Where can I see an explanation of icons like that one in the online Help?
I hope to get some information sooner than later...
Everyone is flipping out this morning about last night's third and final debate. When asked if he will respect the outcome of the election, Donald Trump said:
which you can see here. When I researched what he said through Google.com, I found 278,000,000 results for "trump not accept presidency":
“I will look at it at the time,” the Republican nominee said, referring to the election results. When he was further pressed by moderator Chris Wallace to answer the question directly, Trump said, “I will keep you in suspense.”
Well, first of all, that's a dumb question and why it was asked in the first place should be questioned. As I heard it, I wondered if it was just a set up for Trump to say something controversial and, sure enough, it was. What I think people are missing is that Trump was his usual evasive self, not wanting to be pinned down to an answer because, frankly, every time he states something, it is eventually used against him. From that perspective, okay, don't give a definitive answer to a dumb question.
Below is a list of links about the stupid question and the rationale behind everyone freaking out today.
- People Are Freaking Out That Donald Trump May Not Accept the Election Results
- Donald Trump Won’t Commit to Accepting the Election Results: 'I Will Keep You in Suspense'
Of course, the problem is that this election is rigged as it turns out the videos I embedded yesterday are apparently legit and ties the HRC campaign to starting riots and planting people at Trump rallies. Trump did get a perfect volley from HRC when she bemoaned how Trump rallies had violence and he responded with - paraphrased - 'it's great that she's talking about how bad it was when she was the one who set up what she's complaining about'. HRC did a good job of setting him up.
Another good point Trump made was when it came to abortion. Trump said that he was pro-life and that 'ripping a baby out of the womb' hours before giving birth is not acceptable. For HRC's part, she actually made a case that women that are considering an abortion shouldn't have the government telling that woman what to do and I found myself nodding. HRC also said brought up the pro-choice argument about only if a woman's life was in danger should late-term abortions be considered. Of course, she then ruined it by talking about how great Planned Parenthood is for providing medical services to women and how states have made it "so hard" for women to get access to the medical services they need. I was almost on HRC's side until she ruined her argument. She mocked Trump for supporting shutting down the US government because of how the US government gives $ to PP. I think it's an extreme measure, but I would love to see the Democrats explain why they will stage a sit in and protest gun violence but not support saving the lives of babies in the womb. I just don't get it.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
While I await the announcement that Metallica is going to play in Iowa, I will celebrate another huge tour that includes a date in Iowa. I a...
I miss playing in a band. I long to have my acoustic set up like Aaron Spears. I'm not a fan of the Usher tune itself, but I am a fan ...