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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Anxious for the next 5K

It was 3453 days ago (or 9 years, 5 months, 1 week, 6 days) when I wrote the following:

I was up until ~midnight and fell asleep almost immediately. What would I be doing up so late? I watched WWE - had to see how "Randy Orton & John Cena v. the 'entire Raw roster' would fail me. It did. It wasn't the entire Raw roster - it was hand-picked weaklings. Ric Flair, Kane, Shawn Michaels, even the Big Show - not involved. That's irritating. Instead of any of those four, you get <ahem> Hacksaw Jim Duggan. At least Umaga got a double clothesline in that dropped my jaw.

After Raw, hopped on the PC. Lots of Hotmail emails, including a reminder to write reviews from myself. Yeah. Uh-huh.

I also started going through a stack of poems/songs I whittled down from a lot larger stack and organized them into stacks. 100. Going to integrate them into my daily journal. Most are from ~1992 and the heyday of my song / poetry writing. Some are impressive (to me) - others suck.

Came in to work @ 5:30 and have been cleaning up projects that are on the next update.

Also, I meet with the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow AM @ 8:15. Have to reschedule my dentist appointment @ 8.

It's fitting that I wrote about professional wrestling, my journal, work, and the idea that I need to write music reviews.

A lot has changed and yet, a lot of my life feels the same with one major exception. Back in March 2008, I drank booze on a regular basis. I was 1018 days from deciding to quit drinking. Today, it is 6 years, 8 months without a drop of booze. I am happy (still) about that decision. My sincere hope is that I never lose that ideal in my life. Bring on the next 5K posts - I want to know where I'm going!

13 Minutes of "How Did He Do That?"

Why Oh Why!

This was PERFECT (except that it's in the Twin Cities and all) until I read this:

We will need you to sing lead on a couple songs and back-up harmonies on many, so singing is a requirement.

I can't sing. Period. Full stop.
That said, I like the set list a lot.

Looking for a drummer to join our gigging band (Twin Cities)

We are a variety cover band that plays out once or twice a month and practices once a week.

We are 4 guys -- guitar, keyboards, bass and a vocalist (we live in Rosemount, Prior Lake, Plymouth and Stillwater - so basically the four corners of the Twin Cities) - and we need a drummer to join the band because our current drummer is moving on to other things.

We are older guys in our late 50s and early 60s and we play music from the 60s-80s - rock, pop and some country. We all take turns with lead vocals and harmonies. We will need you to sing lead on a couple songs and back-up harmonies on many, so singing is a requirement.

We are a very laid back, non-hyper band with no big egos, no drinking or drug problems and no drama. We just love to play music and get people to drink and dance and tip the bar staff well. :-)

We have about 100 songs in our repertoire and play about 50 of them at any given gig (4 sets of 13 songs over 4 hours).

Here are some of the songs we do. If this sounds like the kind of music you like to play, contact me and we'll set up an audition. (You are also welcome to bring new songs, too. We always like to add songs and expand our horizons.)
  1. All Right Now
  2. American Band
  3. At The Hop
  4. Bad Moon Rising
  5. Boot Scootin' Boogie
  6. Brown Eyed Girl
  7. Chantilly Lace
  8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  9. Devil With a Blue Dress
  10. Do You Wanna Dance
  11. Dream
  12. Folsom Prison Blues
  13. Fun Fun Fun
  14. Gloria
  15. Great Balls of Fire
  16. Green River
  17. Hang On Sloopy
  18. Hanky Panky
  19. Honky Tonk Woman
  20. Hot Legs
  21. House Is Rocking
  22. I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
  23. I Saw Her Standing There
  24. I'm Walkin'
  25. In The Mood
  26. Johnny B. Goode
  27. Joy to the World
  28. Kansas City
  29. Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  30. La Bamba
  31. Light My Fire
  32. Little Sister
  33. Locomotion
  34. Louie Louie
  35. Margaritaville
  36. Mony Mony
  37. Mustang Sally
  38. Old Time Rock N' Roll
  39. Only Make Believe
  40. Play That Funky Music
  41. Pretty Woman
  42. Pride & Joy
  43. Proud Mary
  44. Remember When
  45. Rhythm of the Rain
  46. Ring of Fire
  47. Roadhouse Blues
  48. Rock Around the Clock
  49. Rock This Town
  50. Rockin' Pneumonia
  51. Runaround Sue
  52. Runaway
  53. Smoke on the Water
  54. Splish Splash
  55. Stuck On You
  56. Summertime Blues
  57. Suspicious Minds
  58. Sweet Caroline
  59. Takin' Care of Business
  60. Teddy Bear
  61. Tennessee Waltz
  62. That Lovin' Feeling
  63. That'll Be the Day
  64. The Way You Do The Things You Do
  65. The Wanderer
  66. Traveling Man
  67. Twist and Shout
  68. Under the Boardwalk
  69. Wake Up Little Suzie
  70. Whiter Shade of Pale
  71. Whole Lotta Shakin'
  72. Wipeout
  73. Wonderful Tonight
  74. You Really Got Me
  75. Your Cheatin' Heart
  76. Your Mama Don't Dance

For the Love of...

After Texas visit, White House struggles to defend Trump falsehood

Cena v Reigns

5 Reasons Why John Cena vs. Roman Reigns at WWE No Mercy 2017 Is a Bad Idea

And 5 videos about the feud:
  1. https://youtu.be/_sQ2PrJZewg
  2. https://youtu.be/WMS6DcFpiUQ
  3. https://youtu.be/OB01hK0Cge0
  4. https://youtu.be/hAGGrCwQsXY
  5. https://youtu.be/A9Rtfu0VKVc

Go. Just Go. Your Own Way. Now.

Apparently, this is 18 years old.


I never knew about it until today.

Rush Not Peartless

http://societyofrock.com/alex-lifeson-finally-speaks-up-about-latest-rush-reunion-rumors-but-fans-wont-like-his-answer/
I mean, seriously, is there a drummer that plays just like this?!?



Honestly, the first name to come to mind is Mike Portnoy. He would be able to do this gig.

Offering x 2

  1. Can Rh11 Combine (Not Merge) multiple CHM files into a Single CHM file?
  2. Using ‘WebHelp to CHM Converter’ script increases the size of the CHM file 

The Hawks & Panthers & Cyclones are in Action

In two short days, the 2017 football season will kick off. I will be going to 4 UNI football games in the UNI-Dome (missing 1 due to a wedding in Dubuque) and zero Iowa Hawkeye games. Of course, yes, I will watch the Hawkeyes play on TV whenever I can.
  • The Iowa football team plays @ Kinnick Stadium on Saturday @ 11 AM. I hope to find someone in Elkader watching the game - perhaps Jim R (our neighbor) will have it on.
  • The UNI football team plays @ Ames on Saturday @ 7 PM.

Art Appreciation

http://conservativetribune.com/man-behind-famous-painting/


A New Version of M of P in 2 months, 1 week, 3 days

A remastered version of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" release comes out on Friday, November 10, 2017! I can't wait!



https://www.metallica.com/blog/news/448715/obey-your-re-master

Although, really, how do you improve the perfect?



Price? $174.99 for the following:
Limited edition deluxe numbered box set of Master of Puppets including three vinyl records (with a MP3 Download Card), ten CDs, two DVDs, one cassette, a hardcover book including never-before-seen photos, a folder containing handwritten lyrics, a set of six buttons and a "Damage, Inc." lithograph.
Pre-order includes instant downloads of “Disposable Heroes (Remastered)” and “The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986)”
VINYL: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED) (180g)
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
SIDE ONE
  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)
SIDE TWO
  1. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  2. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  3. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)
VINYL: LIVE AT THE ARAGON BALLROOM, CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25TH, 1986 (2 LP) (140g)
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording
DISC ONE / SIDE ONE
  1. Battery (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (3:54)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until after we started playing.
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (8:18)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (4:22)
DISC ONE / SIDE TWO
  1. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (7:12)
  2. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (6:15)
  3. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (2:57)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (4:14)
DISC TWO / SIDE THREE
  1. Fade to Black (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (7:01)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (7:22)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (6:20)
DISC TWO / SIDE FOUR
  1. The Four Horsemen (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (5:23)
  2. Guitar Solo (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (3:12)
  3. Am I Evil? (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (3:42)
  4. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL - May 25th, 1986) (4:44)
CD: MASTER OF PUPPETS (REMASTERED)
  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)
  5. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  6. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  7. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)
CD: METALLICA INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased
DISC ONE
  1. Metal Forces Magazine Interview with Lars (40:57)
  2. Interview with Cliff (18:34)
  3. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff (19:30)
DISC TWO
  1. WYSP Philadelphia “Metal Shop” Radio Interview with Lars & James (14:07)
  2. Sounds Magazine Interview with Kirk, Cliff & Lars (50:41)
  3. Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars (5:53)
  4. Swedish Radio “Rockbox” Interview with Lars & Jason (4:11)
CD: ROUGH MIXES FROM THE VAULT
Previously Unreleased
  1. Battery (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (5:11)
  2. Master of Puppets (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:44)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (6:21)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (6:29)
  5. Disposable Heroes (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:26)
  6. Leper Messiah (December 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (5:45)
  7. Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:21)
  8. Damage, Inc. (October 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:14)
  9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (2:57)
  10. The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:46)
CD: RIFFS, DEMOS & OUTTAKES FROM LARS' & JAMES' VAULTS
Previously Unreleased
DISC ONE
  1. Battery (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (0:16)
  2. Battery (1985, from James' Riff Tapes II) (1:07)
  3. Master of Puppets (1985, from Kirk's Riff Tapes) (0:37)
  4. Master of Puppets (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (1:40)
  5. Master of Puppets (1985, from James' Riff Tapes II) (0:29)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Be (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (0:35)
  7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (2:07)
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1985, from James' Riff Tapes II) (1:58)
  9. Disposable Heroes (1985, from Kirk's Riff Tapes) (1:27)
  10. Disposable Heroes (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (0:32)
  11. Leper Messiah (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (0:53)
  12. Leper Messiah (1985, from James' Riff Tapes II) (0:54)
  13. Orion (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (1:15)
  14. Damage, Inc. (1985, from James' Riff Tapes) (1:54)
  15. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (4:11)
  16. Battery (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (6:26)
  17. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (May 1985, Writing in Progress) (6:16)
  18. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II) (5:40)
  19. Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) (4:41)
  20. Disposable Heroes (Early June 1985 Demo) (8:38)
  21. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Early June 1985 Demo) (5:05)
  22. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress) (1:31)
  23. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985, Writing in Progress II) (12:08)
  24. Master of Puppets (Mid-June 1985 Demo) (8:44)
DISC TWO
  1. Disposable Heroes (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:59)
  2. Battery (Late June 1985 Demo) (4:42)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo) (9:00)
  4. Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:19)
  5. Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985, Writing in Progress) (2:40)
  6. Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo) (5:34)
  7. Damage, Inc. (Late August 1985 Demo) (4:35)
  8. Leper Messiah (Late August 1985 Demo II) (5:55)
  9. Orion (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (8:17)
  10. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985, Writing in Progress) (4:18)
  11. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (6:21)
  12. The Money Will Roll Right In (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) (2:50)
  13. The Prince (September 1985 Drum Room Jam) (4:58)
  14. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) (1:23)
  15. Orion (Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes) (0:54)
  16. Orion (Late 1985, Kirk & Lars in the Control Room) (1:02)
CD: LIVE AT THE MEADOWLANDS, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - APRIL 21ST, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording
  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (1:35)
  2. Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (4:40)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (8:42)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (4:24)
  5. Ride The Lightning (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (6:33)
  6. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986 (5:41)
    *Note: The tape ran out before we finished the song.
  7. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (3:50)
    *Note: The recording didn’t begin until we were halfway through the song.
  8. Creeping Death (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (6:47)
  9. Am I Evil? (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (4:13)
  10. Damage, Inc. (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ - April 21st, 1986) (5:05)
CD: LIVE AT HAMPTON COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA - AUGUST 3RD, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording
  1. Battery (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (4:26)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (7:59)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (5:10)
  4. Bass Solo (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (0:59)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (9:26)
  6. Seek & Destroy (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (7:50)
  7. Creeping Death (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (8:20)
  8. Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (3:46)
  9. Damage, Inc. (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - August 3rd, 1986) (5:56)
CD: JASON'S AUDITION & LIVE AT THE COUNTRY CLUB, RESEDA, CA - NOVEMBER 8TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recordings
  1. Master of Puppets (Jason's First Audition) (7:36)
  2. Battery (Jason's First Audition) (4:13)
  3. Seek & Destroy (Jason's Second Audition) (6:11)
  4. Creeping Death (Jason's Second Audition) (5:38)
  5. Fight Fire With Fire (Jason's Second Audition) (4:03)
  6. Master of Puppets (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (7:51)
  7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (4:50)
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (6:04)
  9. Ride The Lightning (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (6:21)
  10. Guitar Solo (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (2:30)
  11. Whiplash (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (4:08)
  12. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (6:34)
  13. The Four Horsemen (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (5:03)
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (3:45)
  15. Damage, Inc. (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA - November 8th, 1986) (4:39)
CD: LIVE AT GRUGAHALLE, ESSEN, WEST GERMANY - JANUARY 25TH, 1987
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording
  1. Master of Puppets (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (4:46)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until we were halfway through the song
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (4:30)
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (5:49)
  4. Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (6:25)
  5. Bass Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (5:06)
  6. Whiplash (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (4:00)
  7. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (5:42)
  8. Creeping Death (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (7:42)
  9. The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (4:59)
  10. Guitar Solo (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (2:47)
  11. Am I Evil? (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (3:41)
  12. Damage, Inc. (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (5:10)
  13. Blitzkrieg (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany - January 25th, 1987) (4:25)
CASSETTE: LIVE AT SOLNAHALLEN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1986
Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Fan Recording

SIDE A
  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (1:42)
  2. Battery (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (4:27)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (7:40)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (4:20)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (5:52)
  6. Ride The Lightning (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (6:12)
  7. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (5:11)
  8. Whiplash (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (3:45)
  9. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (5:58)
SIDE B
  1. Fade To Black (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (6:43)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (6:48)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (7:00)
  4. The Four Horsemen (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (4:47)
  5. Guitar Solo (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (1:06)
  6. Am I Evil? (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (3:35)
  7. Damage, Inc. (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (4:36)
  8. Blitzkrieg (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (4:05)
  9. Fight Fire With Fire (Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden - September 26th, 1986) (4:41)
    *Note: This song was taken from another audience recording of the same gig unearthed in Lars’ vault.
DVD: LIVE & INTERVIEW DVDS
DVD ONE
LIVE AT JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI - APRIL 4TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased except “Creeping Death,” “Am I Evil?” and “Damage, Inc.”
  1. Master of Puppets (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (5:57)
    *Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing.
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (4:08)
  3. Ride The Lightning (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (7:05)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (10:28)
  5. Seek & Destroy (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (6:51)
  6. Creeping Death (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (7:59)
  7. Am I Evil? (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (3:56)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - April 4th, 1986) (5:36)
LIVE AT ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, FESTIVALPLADSEN, ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JULY 6TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased except “(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth” & “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
  1. The Ecstasy of Gold (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (1:43)
  2. Battery (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (4:37)
  3. Master of Puppets (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (8:24)
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (4:12)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (6:20)
  6. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (3:25)
  7. The Four Horsemen (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (4:59)
  8. Fade To Black (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (7:25)
  9. Seek & Destroy (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (3:12)
  10. Creeping Death (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (6:07)
    *Note: Filming stopped during the encore break.
  11. Am I Evil? (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (2:09)
    *Note: Filming didn’t begin until after we started playing.
  12. Damage, Inc. (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (5:26)
  13. Whiplash (Live at Roskilde Festival, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark - July 6th, 1986) (4:07)
    *Note: Filming cuts during the guitar solo.
MTV HEAVY METAL MANIA
Excerpts Previously Available on Cliff 'Em All, All Other Footage Previously Unreleased
  1. Part I (19:03)
  2. Part II (14:16)
  3. Part III (18:16)
DVD TWO
LIVE AT AICHI KINRO KAIKAN, NAGOYA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 17TH, 1986
Previously Unreleased
  1. Battery (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (4:32)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (8:10)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (4:18)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (5:58)
  5. Ride The Lightning (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (6:20)
  6. Bass Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (3:30)
  7. Whiplash (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (3:57)
  8. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (6:18)
  9. Fade To Black (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (7:17)
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (6:02)
  11. Creeping Death (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (8:14)
  12. The Four Horsemen (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (4:31)
  13. Guitar Solo (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (4:09)
  14. Am I Evil? (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (3:48)
  15. Damage, Inc. (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (5:06)
  16. Fight Fire With Fire (Live at Aichi Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan - November 17th, 1986) (6:05)
MASA ITO INTERVIEW
Previously Unreleased
  1. Excerpt from "Music Tomato World" (8:13)
MTV NEWS INTERVIEWS
Previously Unreleased
  1. James & Kirk (8:34)
  2. Lars & Jason - Part 1 (17:09)
  3. Lars & Jason - Part 2 (14:15)

Nodding my Head to Concur with 6 but 7? No

  1. An Open Letter to the Huffington Post from an Army Ranger
  2. Yes, antifa is the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis
  3. A hurricane of conservative hypocrisy
  4. You Probably Should Not Use the Red Cross to Help Texas
  5. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Storm of Confusion
  6. Sal DiCiccio for the Win!
  7. Federal judge blocks Texas anti-immigrant sanctuary cities law Rachel Maddow reports breaking news that a federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' controversial S.B. 4, and anti-immigrant law that would stop cities from ignoring federal immigration enforcement guidance. Duration: 1:49
    • Why? The typo in the description:
      . ... has temporarily blocked Texas' controversial S.B. 4, and anti-immigrant law . . .

About Politics and Such

I gave up on Get Your Political Opinions 2.0 after a month. At the time, I stated I wasn't interested in keeping up with all that was happening. And, because I always write honestly on this blog, that was true at that specific moment in time.

Starting tomorrow, I will resume posting political items on a single page.

What changed my mind?

I looked at the posts I had in August 2017 and saw I tagged 29 posts "politics" and "Republican tendencies" in August 2017.

In looking back, I now realize that I never wasn't interested in politics / my Republican tendencies - I just didn't feel the drive / urge to devote the time to maintaining a single page. I think I thought I would be reducing the number of posts about politics in the coming weeks.

Obviously, that didn't happen. While I'm all for having a 'good' number of posts per month, it feels shallow when there is slightly over 1/4 of my total posts having the same tags. I also am not really a political 'mastermind' meaning I don't have a lot of original thoughts regarding politics. I have my opinions but a majority of the time, I link or embed someone else stating an opinion I agree with. I often wonder how people got into my head to know "That's what I was thinking!"

This has opened a bigger can of worms. Seeing the as-of-this-monent "Top 10 tags" on this blog causes me to pause. Here are the top 10 tags as of this moment.:



I wondered if there would be value in creating a page for each of those 'primary' interests and posting all of those posts on a single page. Wouldn't it be nice to not have to dig around for the 589 times I wrote about Metallica? I don't see how I can really do that, though. In the past, on the same post that I used "Metallica" as a tag, I likely used "Videos" as a tag. Would that post, with both tags, then go on the hypothetical "Videos" page or the hypothetical "Metallica" page? I would NEVER put that post on both pages as that would break every rule of single-sourcing - to copy / paste content from one page to another. I also am uninterested in shaping the words I write on this blog by the labels I am using. That seems very wrong.

Today, though, I am focusing on writing 13 posts today. I want to do that so when I write my first blog post in September 2017, it is the 5001st post on this blog. Yep! I'm within striking distance of hitting 5000 published posts today, Thursday, August 31, 2017. I use 3/18/2008 as my first blog post (because I took that long break between post #1 & post #2) so, from that day to today is 3453 days.



Assuming I hit 5000 posts today, I will have averaged 1.448 posts a day since I started. That means, at that same pace, I will reach my 10,000th post on Monday, February 15, 2027, when I am 57 years, 2 months, 1 week, 4 days old. It's in 20892 days.
Editor's Note: Thanks to http://unitconverter.io/days/years/3453 for helping me out with the date calculation.

A Final Grasp as the Goal Line Comes Closer


Editor's Note: This is going to be one of the final individual posts about with the tags "politics" and "Republican tendencies" as tomorrow, September 1, 2017, I will revive the "Get Your Political Opinions" pages with a 3.0 version. You have been warned...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Define "A Few"

I took this screenshot a few minutes ago. I am scanning my u:, v:\, y:, and z:\ EHDs for duplicate files using Auslogics Duplicate File Finder. I knew when I started the scan, it would take a long time.
  1. The u: is a 2 TB drive
  2. The v: is a 1 TB drive
  3. The y: is a 4 TB drive
  4. The z: is a 2 TB drive
and, combined, there's
  • (1.38 tb) + (643 GB) + (2.69 TB) + (.99 TB) = 5.70300 terabytes of files to process.

Yet, seeing the Auslogics message makes me chuckle:


And it's in the home stretch now!

Meanwhile, I am also running a synch between my v: drive and my b: drive:

It's ~6:38 PM and it has 4 hours to go - I should still be awake when it is done.

On Top of S

I had this tune in my head this AM... NO idea why...


Pretty Decent LIst

http://loudwireawards.com/2017-loudwire-music-awards-nominees/

Laughing Horsemen While Spitting Bones


More Lamenting

My favorite part of this article by Erick Erickson is the conclusion:

If President Trump were to go to Houston and walk on the flood waters carrying people out of their homes, the national press corps would attack him for being unable to swim. He cannot win with them...

http://theresurgent.com/the-media-that-attacked-bush-for-flying-over-new-orleans-is-attacking-trump-for-landing-in-texas/

More about Texas & the flood: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/348400-melania-trumps-office-slams-media-for-worrying-about-her-shoes-during



And two political videos:
https://youtu.be/esnfg4aSv9U
https://youtu.be/8vpTMTLjvZY

BulletProof Motive

https://myspace.com/bulletproofmotive/music/songs

Apple Data Center in Iowa Draws Backlash

From my CBJ Morning Rush morning email:


  1. http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-apple-iowa-20170825-story.html
  2. https://www.radioiowa.com/2017/08/28/democrats-key-goper-question-state-offer-of-400000-per-apple-job/
  3. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2017/08/24/iowa-incentives-waukee-apple-data-center/596822001/
  4. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/08/25/apple-data-center-tax-breaks-waukee/600606001/

But then, there is this: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/08/29/apples-waukee-data-center-deal-win-win-iowa/610288001/

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Best EHDs

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/reviews/g3194/best-external-hard-drives/

Violence SUCKS

A Separate Query to TCS Support

I sent this to TCS Support as well. I don't know if I'll get a response or not...
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As I was reviewing the RoboHelp help text / documentation, I had a question: are snippets being used?

For example, there are 16 results when I searched for “Select File > Options” in the help system. Is that a snippet?

It would be really awesome for me as a user of your product to have that text also show a screenshot. It would be so easy and a great use of RoboHelp to do some of the single sourcing / snippets / user-defined variable type stuff that the tool can do! You could do that with “Notes” as well. I see all sorts of different way they are formatted. There’s all caps with a colon, there’s all caps, bold / italic with a colon, there’s instances within the same topic where a note is on a separate and also where it runs into the paragraph. I saw another page where there are notes within a bulleted list and the note is indented with the text, except for the last note, which is aligned with the left margin.

There’s also a lot of inconsistency in how the text is written like on http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/2017/robohtml/index.html#rhsearch=%22NOTE%22&rhsyns=%20&t=book%2Frob_layouts_la%2FGenerate_EPUB_and_Kindle_Book_output-.htm&rhhlterm=%22NOTE%22, in the EPUB resources section.
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Read this article by Neil Perlin to get an overview of EPUB, RoboHelp’s support for EPUB, and some best practices.
For a list of top features of EPUB, see www.adobe.com/go/learn_rh_blog_epub_en.
For more information on the EPUB format, see www.idpf.org.
For guidelines for creating well-formed and well-formatted EPUB documents, refer to www.adobe.com/go/learn_rh_epub_best_practices_en (Best Practices Guide in EPUB format).
See the blog Digital Editions for information about Digital Editions.
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You could be much more consistent if you wrote the text like this:
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To read more information about the EPUB format, RoboHelp’s support for EPUB, and some best practices, see this article by Neil Perlin: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/robohelp/articles/robohelp_epub.html
----------------THIS LINK IS BROKEN----------------To read a list of top features of EPUB, see the website: www.adobe.com/go/learn_rh_blog_epub_en. ----------------THIS LINK IS BROKEN----------------
To read more information about the EPUB format, see the International Digital Publishing Forum: www.idpf.org.
To read guidelines for creating well-formed and well-formatted EPUB documents, see the Best Practices Guide: www.adobe.com/go/learn_rh_epub_best_practices_en.
To read information about Digital Editions, see the Digital Editions blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitaleditions/.
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And, for the Digital Editions blog, the most recent post is from 7 years ago! Is there no other more recent information?!?

And, on top of that, one of the links is broken. This is in the Adobe RoboHelp (2017 release) documentation: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/2017/robohtml/index.html#t=book%2Frob_gettingstarted_gs%2FGetting_started-.htm

TCS Support Response

From: TCS Support
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 7:33 PM
Cc: TCS Support
Subject: [External] RE: Default Directory
<snip>
Greetings from Adobe.
Whenever you try to update a broken link in RoboHelp it redirects you to its default location where the file was stored. By default, there is no option to change that location to a different location In RoboHelp.
The relinking of the files can only be done manually on the project.
Please let us know if you still have any further queries regarding the same.
<snip>
From: Me
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 11:30 PM
To: TCS Support <tcssup@adobe.com>
Subject: Default Directory
I have some broken links in my project (red box) because I changed the location of my Word documents. When I right-click to re-link the Word document, I am taken to the “My RoboHelp Projects” folder (purple box). Is there a way to change this to be a network drive folder? I was able to create a shortcut in the shortcuts area under Samples (shown in the green box) so when I get to the My RoboHelp Projects folder, I can click the __Future icon, but it’d be really great to just be able to set my default folder as I have ~300 Word docs to relink.

And this is what I wrote back:



It would be great to have a way to update the path to multiple linked Word documents. In my case, I have ~300 Word docs to relink and doing it one-by-one is time-consuming and, well, boring!

Anyways, thank you for the great information about the default folder. I had looked at this topic: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/2017/robohtml/index.html#rhsearch=link%20word%20documents&rhhlterm=link%20word%20documents&rhsyns=%20&t=book%2Frob_basics_ba%2FSynchronizing_linked_Word_documents_with_RoboHelp_projects-.htm for that information, but didn’t see it. It’s that type of information that gives a ‘real-life’ scenario that makes documentation / help text useful. I can figure out the mechanics of how to do something fairly easily. When I read the help text, I want to know any potential downfalls before I do it so I can decide whether or not to do it.

Thus, I think the help text should be updated. I would add a caution or note at the top of the above page. The text would inform the user the following:
1) you have to restore links one document at a time
and
2) recommend that you do not link Word documents until their location is stable.

Here’s a rough first draft that needs editing as to what I’m thinking:
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Caution: We recommend not linking to a Word document unless the file is being stored in a permanent location. If the Word document’s permanent location is in flux, wait until  it is more stable. Restoring the links to many Word documents requires selecting each Word document one at a time and restoring the link. If you move the location of, for example, 50 linked Word documents, you will need to restore the link to those 50 Word documents one at a time, which can be a time-consuming process.
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Then, in the “Restore a link to a missing or renamed Word document” section, step 2 could be updated too:
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2)Select Restore Link To Word File, and browse to select the new location of the missing file. When you restore a broken link, the location where the file was stored displays. By default, there is no option to change that location to a different location. You can only restore links to linked Word documents manually. You can add a location to the left side of the window using the Tools > Add to “My Places” option.
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Also, in the Delete a linked Word document section, I really think you need a note or something that makes it more obvious that you cannot delete multiple linked Word documents at once.  
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You can directly delete a linked document, one at a time, from the Project Files folder. You can delete the references to the documents linked by reference.
1)Right-click a document and select Delete.
When you delete a linked file, all its associated documents, such as CSS, images, baggage files, and multimedia files, are also deleted.
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Thanks for your prompt response to my initial query.
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Selling the Farm

Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Selling Montana Ranch For $5 Million