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12 May 2017

Had to go to Dr. Shaw for my allergies. My skin was bad on my ankles also

Painting the House

We got the house painted in the summer of 2007

2016-06-07 Brian (the carpenter) started working on the house

Allergies in May

Went to the walkin in Southbury yesterday. He gave me prednizone for demititas all over. My ankles are particularly bad. My eyes have hurt for week and my lips have been chapped for weeks also.

Alliance Medical Group

After hours/Evening coverage:

Alliance medical Group offers extended hours for Internal Medicine and Pediatric patients out of our Middlebury Edge location. After hours is open

  • Weekdays from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM;
  • Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM and
  • Sunday from 9:00AM to 12:45 PM.

The After hours department can be reached by calling *(203-759-0666)*. If you call our office after these hours, you will be connected to our answering service who will be able to get in touch with one of our physicians on call.

House Measurements

42' 6" long x 20' high (58 x 4 inch reveal) 27'4" wide x 28 high (84 x 4 inch reveal)

Gable end 28x28 = 784 x2 = 1568 Back end 42x20 = 840 x2 = 1680 3248 feet of siding

Siding Calculator

Asthma Treatment

Friday, Oct. 17th I went to the walk-in in Southbury for asthma. He gave me prednisone which healed my legs. This is an unusual time of year for me to have to go to the doctor.

Siding Choices

Wood siding is one of the most expensive siding types. The average cost for wood siding is $6,500 -$7,500 (including professional installation) for a 1,250 exterior square feet, and the price can go up depending on the type of wood.

ESTIMATING To determine how many lineal feet of clapboards you should order, simply multiply the square feet of area to be covered by 12. Then divide by the reveal (what you wish left showing), and this will give you the lineal footage needed for your project. For example: 1000 square feet of wall to be covered times 12 inches equals 12,000. 12,000 divided by 4 (your reveal) equals 3000' lineal feet of our 6" clapboard.



Primed and Painted Siding

Andrew and Bruce

Tuesday Oct. 14 - Friday 17 Gave 2-3s of money


TOTO Drake II 1.28 GPF, CST454CEFG

375 for white 429 for bone

Another Broken Tooth

Friday September 19 I broke another tooth eating popcorn

Cannon S110

Bobby Frisco

Put this into Pandora

New Shoes

Got new shoes yesterday from the Clark Store.(this is just a reminder so I can tell how long they last)

  • Senner Lane Chocolate Nubuck | 26066258

  • Wavecamp Path Olive Oily Nubuck | 26068215


Cornel-leaved Aster

Doellingeria infirma (Aster infirmus)

  • Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: dry, rocky areas
  • Height: 1-1/2 to 3 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 1 inch across
  • Flower color: white rays around a yellow disk
  • Flowering time: August to September
  • Origin: native


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Job at Yale


SteepRock, Inc.
67 Lower Church Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794-1700
+1 (718) 576-1406


Ives Brothers Painting, Inc ©2010

1 (203) 266 5008 Bethlehem, CT

CT H.I.C. License # 556702 Email Us

2014 Preakness Stakes

May 17, 2014

1. Dynamic Impact, 12-1

2. General A Rod, 15-1

3. California Chrome, 3-5

4. Ring Weekend, 20-1

5. Bayern, 10-1

6. Ria Antonia, 30-1

7. Kid Cruz, 20-1

8. Social Inclusion, 5-1

9. Pablo Del Monte, 20-1

10. Ride On Curlin, 10-1


Spring 2014

May 10-11 . The trees all burst forth this weekend. The world is green!

Crown (top left)

Broke a filling eating popcorn. Luckely it didn't hurt


Dental Crown

May 23rd 2014 $650.00

Kentucky Derby 2014

Poverty Map


Deck Cleaner

1 qt. sodium hypochlorite solution (household bleach), 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent, 3 qts. warm water

Skin Infection

Went to Dr. Lipper Friday 2014-04-25 Infected, given antibiotics.

Understanding Psoriasis


Listen to this

12 March 2014

Went to Waterbury to for jury duty. It was a murder trial.

Mount Seagate on Mac

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You have to create the directory first


Saw them at the Shepaug High School. Very good

AV Equipment

We called the Sony STR-DN840, which is loaded with features, the best value in AV receivers for 2013. (cnet)

Pioneer SP-SB23W sound bar (cnet)

Best Moives 2013

1 -2 (tie). The Wolf of Wall Street (due to embargo until December 17th, silence reigns for now) and To the Wonder.

3. Like Someone in Love.

4 - 5 (tie). Computer Chess and Upstream Color.

6. Night Across the Street.

7. A Touch of Sin.

8. Blue Is the Warmest Color.

9. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.

10 - 12 (tie). Inside Llewyn Davis, Sun Don't Shine, and Ain't Them Bodies Saints.

13 - 24 (in no particular order).

At Berkeley

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Drinking Buddies

All the Light in the Sky

The Bling Ring

I Used to Be Darker

Centro Historico

The Canyons

Les Coquillettes

Lenny Cooke

These Birds Walk


25 - 29 (in no particular order).

This Is Martin Bonner


12 Years a Slave

Short Term 12

Blue Jasmine

BMW 128

Corby bought the BMW on Thursday, 2013-12-12

Available Options


I bought the HHR from West on Wednesday 2013-12-04

Fuel Costs

Average home in New England uses 822 gallons of oil


Google+ Notes


Web Sites

This site is very readable


HHR Notes

Wheel Patterns

Offset: 40mm Backspacing: 5.51" Bolt Pattern: 5-110 Rec. Tire Size:215/55-16 Weight: 18.2lbs.


Offset: 35mm Backspacing: 5.35" Bolt Pattern: 5-100 Rec. Tire Size:195/65-15 Weight: 16.6lbs.

Tire Size

P215/55R16 91S

Michelin Tire Chain from wallmart

Google Now Commans


To Look At

2010 Volvo C30 T5

  • VIN: YV1672MKXA2173716
  • Location: Rockville Centre, NY Price: $14,590 Mileage: 33,417 miles

2010 C30 Manual, 14,590 long island


2013-05-19 The Wallking Company - $74.43

C30 Pricing


Cost to Drive

US News Pricing

Mini Clubman Pricing


Infinity Pricing


Closet Notes

Storage Needs

Cool Cars





Photo Dimentions

  • standard: 4:3
  • square: 1:1
  • wide: 16:9
  • brick: 300:138
  • vertical: 3:4

Map of the Middle-East

I have a hard time keeping this is my head.


Humira Notes


Started Sepetember 15, 2013

BMW North Haven

Study Math

Here are the math classes you absolutely should take to get into a good econ program:

Linear algebra Multivariable calculus Statistics Here are the classes you should take, but can probably get away with studying on your own:

Ordinary differential equations Real analysis

Cost of a new car


Depreciation in those first 2 years is high. I have to think about the maintenance cost line, it seems too level.

Is right?

When encountering institutional resistance, question the need for institutional control. Control yourself as an archivist

Car Rates

15,000 for 3 years at 2.29 $430 25,000 for 3 years at 2.29 &720


May 24th

  • Had the implant done

Should be ready Semptember 24

Allergies 2013

May 13

  • Got eye drops and predizone from Dr. McNair

May 28

  • Had to get predizone refill

7 minutes of exercise


Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Repeat if you want.

It's a great life if you don't weaken


Faron Young

Snow Thrower Sizes

179 cc = 5 hp 205 cc = 8 to 9 Gross Torque = 5.5 to 6 hp 250 cc = 11 to 11.5 Gross Torque = 7 to 8 hp 305 cc = 13.5 to 14.5 Gross Torque = 9 to 10 hp 342 cc = 15.5 to 16.5 Gross Torque = 11 to 12 hphttp://movingsnow.com/2008/09/cc-gro...he-difference/

New Phones

purchased to day from AT&T

1-800-331-0500. Customer Care number

Look at straight talk when these go off contract.

iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl+Alt+S - silences VoiceOver
  • Ctrl+Alt+H - equates to a Home button press (do it twice to show the task bar, add a little pause to go to Spotlight)
  • Ctrl+Alt+I - pops up the Item Chooser, which allows you to pick just about any accessible element on the screen and jump to it – try it on your home screen to get a nice list of folders and apps
  • Left+Right - to go into quick navigation mode and go over all the accessible UI elements
  • Up+Down - to “press” a UI element
  • Alt+Arrow - Keys to scroll a screenful at a time (in an app, sideways on the home screen, etc.)
  • Cmd+Shift+Tab - switches “right” to the previous app, just like a four-finger swipe (think of it as a way to move back through the task switcher)
  • Cmd+Tab - switches back “left” to the app you were originally in (the screen will bounce a little when you’re already on the “latest” app)
  • Left+Right - followed by Option-Left/Right to page through your dock (if you go all the way left, you’ll get to the volume, playback and brightness controls)

Hot Tub Notes

  • Gecko or Balboa controls
  • Aquaflow/gecko pumps. Some Waterway pumpshave good history behind them
  • fully foamed

Rules to Live By

  • Free your heart from hatred
  • Free your mind from worries
  • Live simply
  • Give more
  • Expect less

The Engery Detective

TED 5000c

Sports Widget Test

Bo Handyman

203-305-4229 from the Country Times Ads

Downstairs Carpet

13 x 12.6 using 15' Wide Carpet would take 21 1/3 Sq. Yds. at $20.00 a square yard is about $400 for carpet ( middle grade carpet )

@ $1.50 per square foot to install this is another $250

Total about $650


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ATT Plans

Should I say this

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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

Fedora Notes


2012 Belmont Stakes

2012 Possible Belmont Stakes Starters

Horse Trainer Jockey Watchmaker Odds Last Race Atigun K. McPeek J. Leparoux 30-1 Churchill allowance, 1st Dullahan D. Romans J. Castellano 5-1 Kentucky Derby, 3rd Five Sixteen D. Schettino R. Napravnik 50-1 Aqueduct allowance, 4th Guyana Star Dweej D. Shivmangal undecided 50-1 Belmont OC/allowance, 2nd I'll Have Another D. O'Neill M. Gutierrez 3-5 Preakness, 1st Optimizer D. Lukas C. Nakatani 30-1 Preakness, 6th Paynter B. Baffert M. Smith 8-1 Pimlico allowance, 1st Ravelo's Boy M. Azpurua A. Solis 50-1 Tampa Bay Derby, 5th Street Life C. Brown J. Lezcano 15-1 Peter Pan, 3rd Union Rags M. Matz J. Velazquez 6-1 Kentucky Derby, 7th Unstoppable U K. McPeek J. Alvarado 30-1 Belmont allowance, 1st


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John Kennedy

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to winJohn F. Kennedy, September 1962

Preakness Results 2012

Fractions: quarter: 23.79 half: 47.68 3-quater: 1:11.72 Mile: 1:36.69 Finish: 1:55.94

Internal Splits:


Mile: 24.97 Finish: 19.25

137th Preakness Stakes | Grade I | Purse: $1 Million | Distance: 9.5 Furlongs | Track: Fast

Finish Horse Jockey Post 1 I'll Have Another M. Gutierrez 9 2 Bodemeister M. Smith 7 3 Creative Cause J. Rosario 6 4 Zetterholm J. Alvarado 4 5 Teeth of the Dog J. Bravo 2 6 Optimizer C. Nakatani 10 7 Cozzetti J. Lezcano 11 8 Tiger Walk R. Dominguez 1 9 Daddy Nose Best J. Leparoux 8 10 Went the Day Well J. Velazquez 5 11 Pretension J. Santiago 3

Winning Owner: Reddam Racing LLC Winning Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill

Fractions: :23.79, :47.68, 1:11.72, 1:38.69

Final Time: 1:55.94

Derby Results 2012

1. I'll Have Another 2. Bodemeister 3. Dullahan 4. Went The Day Well 5. Creative Cause 6. Liason 7. Union Rags 8. Rousing Sermon 9. Hansen 10. Daddy Knows Best 11. Optimizer 12. Alpha 13. El Padrino 14. Done Talking 15. Sabercat 16. Gemologist 17. Trinniberg 18. Prospective 19. Take Charge Indy 20. Prospectiv

Preakness Field 2012

1. Tiger Walk (Kent Desormeaux, 30-1); 2. Teeth of the Dog (Joe Bravo, 15-1); 3. Pretension (Javier Santiago, 30-1); 4. Zetterholm (Junior Alvarado, 20-1); 5. Went the Day Well (John Velazquez, 6-1); 6. Creative Cause (Joel Rosario, 6-1); 7. Bodemeister (Mike Smith, 8-5); 8. Daddy Nose Best (Julien Leparoux, 12-1); 9. I'll Have Another (Mario Gutierrez, 5-2); 10. Optimizer (Corey Nakatani, 30-1); and 11. Cozzetti (Jose Lezcano, 30-1).

Kitchen Bulb

WAC Lighting JC-50 G6.35 Base 12V 50W Bi-Pin Halogen Bulb Clear, Bulbs

Kentucky Derby 2012

KENTUCKY DERBY | PURSE: $2 MILLION | GRADE 1 | 3-YEAR-OLDS | 1 1/4 MILES Post Horse Jockey Morning Line Odds 1 Daddy Long Legs C. O'Donoghue 30-1 2 Optimizer J. Court 50-1 3 Take Charge Indy C. Borel 15-1 4 Union Rags J. Leparoux 9-2 5 Dullahan K. Desormeaux 8-1 6 Bodemiester M. Smith 4-1 7 Rousing Sermon J. Lezcano 50-1 8 Creative Cause J. Rosario 12-1 9 Trinniberg W. Martinez 50-1 10 Daddy Nose Best G. Gomez 15-1 11 Alpha R. Maragh 15-1 12 Prospective L. Contreras 30-1 13 Went The Day Well J. Velazquez 20-1 14 Hansen R. Dominguez 10-1 15 Gemologist J. Castellano 6-1 16 El Padrino R. Bejarano 20-1 17 Done Talking S. Russell 50-1 18 Sabercat C. Nakatani 30-1 19 I'll Have Another M. Gutierrez 12-1 20 Liaison M. Garcia 50-1


February 6th paid off the furnace which we bought some time in 2008 (April?)

Books to read

"A Feast of Snakes" by Harry Crews

Sayings to live by

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured — Mark Twain

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. — Philip K. Dick

because both ereader vendors and publishers view us as cattle to be herded, locked up, and milked until we die.

Job Application

from Fortune Mag

  1. Do you have the skills
  2. What motivates (matters) to you
  3. Do you fit in

managers will look for the requisite knowledge, judgment, skill, perspective, and energy. Managers will also assess the employee's values — the criteria by which the person tends to decide what should and shouldn't be done.

An organization's values are the criteria by which employees make decisions about priorities

Paint Colors

dune grass from BM

6 September 2011

This is when we bought the new TV

Call US Representitive

Oppose H.R. 3699, a bill to block public access to publicly funded research

Outsource of Control

"People, when they perform a behavior a lot especially in the same environment, same sort of physical setting,outsource the control of the behavior to the environment," Neal says.

This is interesting

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  • Lists (action list, external links, product list, feature list
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  • Typeography

Site Specifics

  • Menus
  • Header
  • Footer
  • Navigation
  • Section
  • Article


  • Colors
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Good Site


Kathy Seirra

Don't make a better Java book, make the buyer better at using Java.

Woodbury Supply

$1, 799.00 10/28/2011 Doors installed Friday, November 11, 2011

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    position: absolute;
    top: 40px;
    width: 640px;
    z-index: 1;

#category_description p {
    margin: 10px 0;

#category_description .close {
    margin: 6px;

.main_image {
    overflow: hidden;
    position: absolute;
    right: 0;
    top: 0;
    z-index: 0;
    width: 300px;

.post {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #C8C8C8;
    margin-bottom: 20px;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding-bottom: 20px;

.post .main_image {
    float: right;
    margin-left: 15px;
    position: relative;
    top: 0;

.post h4 {
    margin-bottom: 7px;

.post h5 {
    margin-bottom: 5px;

.post .main_image h5 {
    margin: 5px 0 0 0;

#page_content {
    background-color: #fff;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 10px 30px 0 0;
    position: relative;
    width: 555px;

#page_content .toggle {
    background: url( '/images/site_images/sm_open.png' ) no-repeat right 6px;
    clear: left;
    float: left;
    margin: 5px 0;
    padding-right: 10px;

#page_content .what {
    clear: left;

#page_content p {
    clear: left;

#page_content ul {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 0 15px 10px;
    width: 265px;

.toggle span {
    font-size: 75%;
    font-weight: normal;
    margin-left: 5px;
    text-decoration: underline;

ul#contact_info {
    margin: 20px 0 0;

#contact_info li {
    margin-bottom: 20px;

#contact_info li p {
    margin: 0 0 5px 100px;

#contact_info h4 {
    float: left;
    margin-bottom: 0;
    width: 100px;

#contact_form {
    position: absolute;
    top: 170px;
    width: 100%;
    z-index: 1;

#contact_form form,
#gallery {
    background-color: #fff;
    border: 5px solid #4B4B4E;
    margin: 5px auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding-left: 5px;
    position: relative;
    width: 380px;

#contact_form form label {
    display: block;
    margin: 5px 0;

#contact_form form input,
#contact_form form textarea {
    display: block;
    margin-bottom: 5px;

#contact_form form textarea {
    width: 350px;

#contact_form form span.warning {
    display: block;
    color: red;
    margin: 5px 0;

#shim {
    background-color: #000;
    filter: alpha(opacity=90);
    opacity: .9;
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    padding: 10px 0;

.close {
    border: 1px solid #4B4B4E;
    padding: 0 4px;
    position: absolute;
    right: 2px;
    top: 2px;

#footer {
    border-top: 1px solid #B2B2B2;
    clear: both;
    margin-top: 20px;
    padding-top: 17px;

#foot_social img {
    vertical-align: sub;

#foot_email {
    float: right;
    font-size: 11px;
    margin-left: 10px;

 * print styles
@media print {
  * { background: transparent !important; color: #444 !important; text-shadow: none; }
  a, a:visited { color: #444 !important; text-decoration: underline; }
  a:after { content: " (" attr(href) ")"; } 
  abbr:after { content: " (" attr(title) ")"; }
  .ir a:after { content: ""; }  /* Don't show links for images */
  pre, blockquote { border: 1px solid #999; page-break-inside: avoid; }
  img { page-break-inside: avoid; }
  @page { margin: 0.5cm; }
  p, h2, h3 { orphans: 3; widows: 3; }
  h2, h3{ page-break-after: avoid; }

@media all and (orientation:portrait) { 

@media all and (orientation:landscape) { 

/* Grade-A Mobile Browsers */
@media screen and (max-device-width: 480px) {
  html { -webkit-text-size-adjust:none; -ms-text-size-adjust:none; } 


11 October 2011

Saw Dr. Lipper today. Been needing to go for weeks because this stuff got infected.

Sourwood Mountain

Chickens a-crowin` on Sourwood Mountain, Hey, ho, diddle-um day. So many pretty girls I can`t count `em, Hey ho, diddle-um day.

My true love`s a blue-eyed daisy, She won`t come and I`m too lazy

Big dog bark and little one bite you, Big girl court and little one spite you.

My true love`s a blue-eyed daisy, If I don`t get her, I`ll go crazy.

My true love lives at the head of the holler, She won`t come and I won`t foller.

My true love lives over the river, A few more jumps and I`ll be with her.

Ducks in the pond, geese in the ocean, Devil`s in the women if they take a notion.




Corby got her's for her birthday 2010 and I got mine on my birthday 2011 Model: MacBookPro7,1

Spec Sheet

TVs from Bestbuy 2011-09-01


K-12 Education

Education, at least in the K-12 range, is more about child rearing than knowledge acquisition. And since child rearing is primarily about forming character, instilling values and cultivating habits, it may be the last area to be directly augmented by technology.

fromKevin Kelly

Trailer Hitches

For the PTC:

C11132 Curt $139

State Farm Car Insurance

PTC $325.82 08/09/2011

State Farm

PTC $325.82 08/09/2011

Cable Modem


The first four LED's are yellow and the last two toward the bottom are orange. Going from top to bottom you have the "Power" LED. If the power LED is lit up yellow it means you have it plugged into power. The second LED is the "Receive" LED. When it is lit solid it means you have a good downstream (RX/receive) signal from your cable provider and it is locked on that signal. The third LED is the "Send" LED. When it is lit solid it means that you have good return path (TX/Transmit) signal levels back to your cable provider. (Side note) This is where most cable modems fail to sync up with your cable company/provider. The forth LED is the "Online" LED and when it is solid it means that you are connected to your cable provider and that modem is allowed on their network


Debt Ceiling Debate

entire debt ceiling debate represents the triumph of economic ideology over economic reality.

We have $15 trillion of debt in an economy of $15 trillion GDP (this is 1 to 1. What do you owe on your house?) and annual budget of about $4 trillion

HTPC Build

LIAN LI PC-V351B Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case - $109.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6811112222

Asus M4A88T-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $94.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6813131660

AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor - $88.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6819103911

WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 - $39.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6820161279

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - $64.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6822152185

LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support - $69.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6827136183

Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $44.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod[...] 6817371029

The best dual tuners are:

Hauppauge HVR-2250 SiliconDust HDHomerun AverMedia Duet A188

The HVR-2250 is the best of the bunch. It's an internal PCIe card that also has an FM tuner so you can tune radio signals.

The HDHomerun is next. It is a network based dual tuner. It's advantage is that any computer on your home network has access to the tuners.

The Duet is the cheapest of the lot, but is known to have disappearing problems (I have this tuner and though it works well, I had to RMA my first one because of said problems.)

For a keyboard, this one is my favorite: Moneual MK701 It's inexpensive, smallish, has good range, and good battery life.

I've also heard good things about this keyboard.

FreeBSD Notes

Update software" portsnap fetch extract update #this grabs the lastest ports

pkg_info - see what has been installed

Belmont Stakes 2011

Horse Trainer Jockey Last start Watchmaker Odds Animal Kingdom Graham Motion John Velazquez 2nd - Preakness 5-2 Brilliant Speed Tom Albertrani Joel Rosario 7th - Ky. Derby 15-1 Isn't He Perfect Doodnauth Shivmangal undecided 9th - Preakness 50-1 Master of Hounds Aidan O'Brien Garrett Gomez 5th - Ky. Derby 8-1 Monzon Ignacio Correas IV Jose Lezcano 6th - Peter Pan 30-1 Mucho Macho Man Kathy Ritvo Ramon Dominguez 6th - Preakness 8-1 Nehro Steve Asmussen Corey Nakatani 2nd - Ky. Derby 7-2 Prime Cut Neil Howard Edgar Prado 3rd - Peter Pan 20-1 Ruler On Ice Kelly Breen Jose Valdivia Jr. 2nd - Federico Tesio 20-1 Santiva Eddie Kenneally Shaun Bridgmohan 6th - Ky. Derby 12-1 Shackleford Dale Romans Jesus Castanon 1st - Preakness 9-2 Stay Thirsty Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 12th - Ky. Derby 20-1

Ruler on Ice Won

2011 Preakness Results

Finish Horse PP Jockey Trainer M/L

1 Shackleford 5 Jesus Castanon Dale Romans 12/1 2 Animal Kingdom 11 John Velazquez Graham Motion 2/1 3 Astrology 1 Mike Smith Steve Asmussen 15/1 4 Dialed In 10 Julien Leparoux Nick Zito 9/2 5 Dance City 8 Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher 12/1 6 Mucho Macho Man 9 Rajiv Maragh Kathy Ritvo 6/1 7 King Congie 3 Robby Albarado Tom Albertrani 20/1 8 Mr. Commons 14 Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs 20/1 9 Isn't He Perfect 12 Edgar Prado Doodnauth Shivmangal 30/1 10 Concealed Identity 13 Sheldon Russell Dean Gaudet 30/1 11 Norman Asbjornson 2 Julian Pimentel Chris Grove 30/1 12 Sway Away 6 Garrett Gomez Jeff Bonde 15/1 13 Midnight Interlude 7 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 15/1 14 Flashpoint 4 Cornelio Velasquez Wesley Ward 20/1


from Seth Godin

Worldview changes three things: attention, bias and vernacular. Attention, because we choose to pay attention to those things that we've decided matter. Bias, because our worldview alters the way we filter and interpret what we hear. And vernacular, because words and images resonate with people differently based on their worldview.

t's extremely expensive, time consuming and difficult to change someone's worldview. The guys at Opus One shouldn't spend a lot of time marketing expensive wine to fraternities because it's not efficient. Sell nuts to squirrels, don't try to persuade dolphins that nuts are delicious.

My Blues Go Walking

GREG BROWN "Blues Go Walking"

I try to stay here But my blues go walking My blues go walking They go out walking I try to stay here When i'm going down I try to stay here But my blues go walking around

I lay in my bed But my blues go walking My blues go walking My blues go walking I stay in my bed & i don't even make a sound I lay in my bed & my blues go walking 'round

My blues go walking They go looking Someone's burning What someone's cooking Someone's moaning Someone's out of her nightgown My blues go looking My blues go walking 'round

Don't fall in love If you can't live it If you can't give it If you can't live it Don't fall in love If you can't take it to town Don't fall in love Or your blues will go walking 'round

2011 Preakness Field

Derby Results 2011

  1. Animal Kingdom
  2. Nehro
  3. Mucho Macho Man
  4. Shackleford
  5. Master of Hounds
  6. Santiva
  7. Brilliant Speed
  8. Dialed In
  9. Pants on Fire
  10. Twice the Appeal
  11. Soldat
  12. Stay Thirsty
  13. Derby Kitten
  14. Decisive Moment
  15. Archarcharch
  16. Midnight Interlude
  17. Twinspired
  18. Watch Me Go
  19. Comma to the Top


2011 Kentucky Derby Payouts:

16-Animal Kingdom: $43,80, $19.60, $13.00 19-Nehro: $8.80, $6.40 13-Mucho Macho Man: $7.00

Altima Car Tires

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA G019 GRID 205/55/16 $117.00

Town Fair Tire Center 67 Newtown Rd Danbury, Connecticut 06810 (203) 792-1829 Monday till 7

Lung Capacity

05/09/2011 150
05/10/2011 300
05/12/2011 400
05/14/2011 500
05/16/2011 400
05/18/2011 400

10/17/2014 I had to go to the doctor again and I can't do 400


2010 $6,014 1.5% $280,380 — 2009 $5,924 10.6% $280,380 27.5% 2008 $5,356 1.6% $219,940 — 2007 $5,270 5.1% $219,940 — 2006 $5,012 6.4% $219,940 — 2005 $4,711 — $219,940 — 2004 $4,711 — $219,940

Possible Places of Employment

Photronics, Inc 15 Secor Road Brookfield, CT 06804 203-775-9000

Japan Video

from openculture

Bluegrass to try and listen to

10. Quicksand, Randy Kohrs 9. Things That Fly , The Infamous Stringdusters 8. Sing the Statler Brothers, Dailey & Vincent 7. Antifogmatic, Punch Brothers 6. Cherryholmes IV: Common Threads, Cherryholmes 5. The Famous Lefty Flynn’s, The Grascals 4. Taken, Rhonda Vincent 3. Homecoming, Joe Diffie 2. Reckless, The SteelDrivers 1. Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley

Country Music

The Jukebox In Your Heart, Mike Stinson

My Bucket Got a Hole

ea! My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Yea! My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Yea! My Bucket's Got A Hole In It I can't buy no beer.

Well I'm standin' on a corner - With a bucket in my hand I'm waitin' for a woman - That ain't got no man.

CHORUS 'Cause My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Yea! My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Yea! My Bucket's Got A Hole In It I can't buy no beer.

Well, I went upon the mountain - I looked down in the sea I seen the crabs and the fishes - Doin' the be-bop- bee.


Well, there ain't no use - of me workin' so hard When I got a woman - in the boss man's yard.


Extra verse.

Well, me and my baby - we just bought a Ford And now we sit together - on the running board.


Well, I lived in a town Way down south By the name of Owensboro And I worked in a mill With the rest of the "trash" As we're often called As you know

Well, we rise up early In the morning And we work all day real hard To buy our little meat and bread Buy sugar, tea, and lard

Well, our children Grow up unlearned With no time to go to school Almost before they learn to walk They learn to spin and spoon

Well, the folks in town They dress so fine And spend their money free But they would hardly look At a factory hand Who dresses like you or me

Would you let them wear Their watches fine Let them wear their gems And pearly strings

But when that day Of judgement comes They'll have to share Their pretty things

Possible TVs

Site that has the best of 2010

Review Site

LED backlit LCD

Vizio XVT473SV $1200this thing has network and the whole deal.

Regular LCD

Samsung LN46C630 46" (have to connect to a computer) $800-$900 http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=SSLN46C630&id=SSLN46C630&l=FROOGLE#$869

Samsung UN46D6400 good ratings $1200 2012-09-02


I saw this a best buy and it looked good and it's not bottom or top Sharp - AQUOS 46" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LED-LCD HDTV


From Sears (2011-09-03) This looks like a good buy with a price reduction of $300.Product Spec sheet


Eastman E10-OM $799 Blueridge BR160


WSHU: September 2011 WNPR: March 2010

Convert to ASCII

Often when you paste in Zope from Microsoft products you get non-ascii characters. This is a shotgun approach.

icon -c -t US-ASCII input > output

This just drops the characters rather than fixes them but a quick diff will show you the offending lines. I think you can run this from within vim

Photo Album Info


  • Administrative
  • Technical
  • Descriptive

Filename Convention

Collection # (letters + numbers) Sequence number # (4 digits ?) Date #(yymmdd) standard extention


collection # contains photos - identifier # uri - create-displays - creator - title - description - created - theme # css and js - images - numPhotos

image - id # filename without extension - type # genre - created - title - headline # possible top of picture - caption # underneith of picture - description - creator {role} # (fof ?) - credits - location - city - state - country - geocode - category - subjects # who or what is in the photo - keywords - camera - source # for harvested - copyright - copyright url

- files - original #url - thumb # 100x67 - displays - square # 75x75 - small # 240x160 - medium500 # 500x333 - medium640 # 640x426 - large # 1024x681

House as an Investment


(1) Forced Savings Plan (2) Leverage (3) Inflation Resistant (4) Tax Free Capital Gain (5) Control over Asset.


(1) Lack of Diversification (2) Maintenance Costs (3) Historically lower returns than equities (4) Unavailable to take advantage of other opportunities (5) Limited Scope.

Additional points to consider if planning on purchasing property for personal use:

(1) Doesn't provide any cash flow (2) No tax shelter from interest expense (3) Can get personal joy out of investment.

Read more:http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/is-buying-a-house-a-good-investment-750276.html#ixzz18tXvL1WeUnder Creative Commons License: Attribution

Amusing ourselves to death

The essential premise of the book, which Postman extends to the rest of his argument(s), is that "form excludes the content," that is, a particular medium can only sustain a particular level of ideas. Thus Rational argument, integral to print typography, is militated against by the medium of television for the aforesaid reason. Owing to this shortcoming, politics and religion are diluted, and "news of the day" becomes a packaged commodity. Television de-emphasises the quality of information in favour of satisfying the far-reaching needs of entertainment, by which information is encumbered and to which it is subordinate.

Map of China


I guess we'd better start learning a little more about this place. I like the way this maps shows you the terrain with simple colors. Look at thegreat wall.

Ed Software Architecture


Lenovo T410

Specs Linux Notes for this machine

This is the best machine that I can find for using FreeBSD because it is the easiest to select the components that you need and that you know will work with BSD

Taxes and the United States Budget


This is interesting!


My Fix the Budget

Is this what politics is about?

Suppose there is a mouse problem that the government has to deal with using mousetrap. If the mousetrap does not work, the Republicans would say there is no mouse problem (unless it is tied with national or homeland security) and want to cut it from the budget. The Democrats want to buy more if something is defective. That is why I cannot be a Republican or Democrat. I believe in building a better mousetrap.

The following is from a blog called "wake up america"


Now is this what all conservative see : the'thieving' poor !


HDTV Purchase

2011-09-05 Sony KDL-46EX620 $999.99

ImageMagick Scripts

This looks like a good sitewith lots of scripts. The thing is going to be to find the right combination

Views of the World

I heard this guy discussing the Iranian leadership as being:

  • cynically pragmatic
  • idealistic
  • irrational

Driveway Sealer

Best Info Page

340 ft . x 12ft = 4,104 74ft x 21ft = 1,500

$15 per 300 square feet

$300 to 360 for materials

Learning areas of research

  • using phenomenology and ethnomethodology to investigate experiences of engagement with e-learning technologies;
  • media theory and educational media;
  • technology and alternative pedagogies;
  • e-learning standardization and metadata;

Toshiba Portege R705-P25

Has good reviews. Often compared to MacBook

Nice review from Endgadget

Photo Album Data Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<album title="Sample Album" numPhotos="9" thumbs="thumbs" themeVersion="1.7.0" xmlns="http://xmlalbum.sourceforge.net/xmlalbum.xsd">

    <photo id="1">
        <title>One of the Developers....</title>
        <image height="1200" width="900">dsc00499.jpg</image>
        <caption>Guess which one?</caption>
        <location>Pasadena, California</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2002-12-22 00:00:00</date>
        <photographer>Laura Rogers</photographer>

    <photo id="2">
        <title>Heisenberg and Ralph</title>
        <image height="1200" width="1600">dsc00578.jpg</image>
        <caption>Kitties in love!</caption>
        <location>Pasadena, California</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2003-04-13 00:00:00</date>
        <photographer>Laura Rogers</photographer>

    <photo id="3">
        <title>Bristlecone Pines</title>
        <image height="1496" width="1061">17_bristlecones.jpg</image>
        <caption>Earth's oldest living residents.</caption>
        <location>Patriarch Grove, White Mountains, California</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2004-05-21 00:00:00</date>
        <photographer>Nick van Buer</photographer>

    <photo id="4">
        <title>Samson Eating</title>
        <image height="1200" width="1600">PICT0116.JPG</image>
        <caption>Samson mildly objects to being photographed while eating.</caption>
        <location>Pasadena, California</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2004-08-25 00:00:00</date>
        <photographer>Adam Azarchs</photographer>

    <photo id="5">
        <title>The Gorge Mouth</title>
        <image height="768" width="1024">windjana_mouth.jpg</image>
        <caption>Searching for crocodiles...</caption>
        <location>Windjana Gorge, Western Australia</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2004-08-16 00:00:00</date>
        <photographer>Katie Fitch</photographer>

    <photo id="6">
        <title>Blackcomb Mountain from Whistler Mountain</title>
        <image ref="http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com" height="1200" width="1600">P1000354.JPG</image>
        <caption>It's a beautiful day to be skiing... (Click for info about Whistler-Blackcomb)</caption>
        <location>Whistler, British Columbia</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2004-12-27 00:00:00</date>
        <photographer>Adam Azarchs</photographer>

    <photo id="7">
        <title>Hot Stuff!</title>
        <image ref="../movies/PICT0078.mov" height="1000" width="1333">PICT0080.jpg</image>
        <caption>Sampling lava in Hawaii<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" />(click to view 3MB QuickTime movie)</caption>
        <location>Puna Coast, Hawaii</location>
        <date format="iso-8601">2005-03-21 12:54:20</date>
        <photographer>Nick van Buer</photographer>

    <photo id="8">
        <title>Deep Springs Valley</title>
        <image height="269" width="1398">valley_corral.jpg</image>
        <caption>Panorama shots are resized to fit.</caption>
        <location>Deep Springs Valley, CA</location>
        <date format="custom">June 2004</date>
        <photographer>Alisa Miller</photographer>

    <photo id="9">
        <title>Mauna Kea Panorama</title>
        <image height="450" width="2618">SmallKeaPan.jpg</image>
        <caption>The abode of telescopes.</caption>
        <location>Mauna Kea, Hawaii</location>
        <date format="custom">March 2005</date>
        <photographer>David Shuster</photographer>


Photo Album Schema

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xs:schema attributeFormDefault="unqualified" elementFormDefault="qualified" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" targetNamespace="http://xmlalbum.sourceforge.net/xmlalbum.xsd" xmlns="http://xmlalbum.sourceforge.net/xmlalbum.xsd">
  <xs:complexType mixed="true" name="textWithMarkup">
      <xs:any minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" namespace="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" />
  <xs:element name="album">
        <xs:element maxOccurs="unbounded" name="photo">
              <xs:element name="title" type="textWithMarkup" maxOccurs="1" />
              <xs:element name="image" maxOccurs="1" >
                    <xs:extension base="xs:anyURI">
                      <xs:attribute name="ref" type="xs:anyURI" use="optional" />
                      <xs:attribute name="width" type="xs:unsignedShort" use="optional" />
                                <xs:attribute name="height" type="xs:unsignedShort" use="optional" />
                                <xs:attribute name="thumb" type="xs:anyURI" use="optional" />
              <xs:element name="caption" type="textWithMarkup" maxOccurs="1"/>
              <xs:element name="location" type="xs:string" maxOccurs="1" />
              <xs:element name="date" maxOccurs="1" >
                    <xs:extension base="xs:string">
                      <xs:attribute name="format" use="optional" default="standard">
                          <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
                            <xs:enumeration value="custom" />
                            <xs:enumeration value="iso-8601" />
                            <xs:enumeration value="standard" />
              <xs:element name="photographer" type="xs:string" maxOccurs="1" />
              <xs:element name="addDate" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" />
            <xs:attribute name="id" type="xs:unsignedShort" use="required" />
      <xs:attribute name="title" type="xs:string" use="required" />
      <xs:attribute name="numPhotos" type="xs:unsignedShort" use="required" />
      <xs:attribute name="thumbs" type="xs:string" use="optional" default="images" />
      <xs:attribute name="images" type="xs:string" use="optional" default="images" />
        <xs:attribute name="storeAddDate" type="xs:boolean" use="optional" default="false" />
        <xs:attribute name="copyLocal" type="xs:boolean" use="optional" default="true" />
      <xs:attribute name="useIsoDates" type="xs:boolean" use="optional" default="true" />
      <xs:attribute name="dateDisplay" type="xs:string" use="optional" />
      <xs:attribute name="theme" type="xs:string" use="optional" default="default" />
      <xs:attribute name="themeVersion" use="optional">
          <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
            <xs:pattern value="[0-9]+(\s.[0-9]+){0,3}" />
      <xs:attribute name="downsampleResolution" use="optional">
          <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
              <xs:pattern value="[0-9]+,[0-9]+,[0-9]{1,3}" />

Studio XPS 7100 n-Series

  • PROCESSOR & GRAPHICS CARD AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X6 1055T + ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB
  • MEMORY 6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMS
  • HARD DRIVE 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache edit
  • MONITOR No Monitor edit
  • SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
  • KEYBOARD Dell USB Entry Keyboard edit
  • MOUSE Dell Studio Optical Mouse edit


Other possible stuff

Studio XPS 7100 CPU

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8GHz - 3.3GHz) Memory

6GB DDR3 1333MHz (4 DIMMs) Graphics

ATI Radeon HD 5870 w/ 1GB GDDR5 Storage

Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Optical

Blu-ray Reader/DVD Burner Combo Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Wireless

Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCI-E Card w/ Dual Antennas Wired Internet

10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports

8 USB 2.0, eSATA, HDMI, DVI, Headphone and Mic, 19-in-1 Media Reader Sound Integrated 7.1 w/ THX TruStudio PC Power Supply Delta Electronics 460W Weight

22.4 pounds Keyboard / Mouse Dell Studio Dimensions

7.31" x 17.9" x 16.02" (WxDxH) Warranty

1 Year Basic Service Plan Price

$1,428.99 (as configured)

Car Specs

Make Length Width Height
Ford Mondeo 190.7 74.3
Volvo S80 191.0 73.3
BMW 325 178 71.5 55.8
BMW 128 172.2 68.8 55
BMW X3 183 74.1 65.4
Altima 185.8 69.1 55.9
Clubman 155 66 56.2
PTC 168.7 67.1 60.6
Mazda3 175.6 70.7 57.3
C30 167.4 70.2 57
Verano 183.9 71.4 58.1
HHR 176.2 69.1 63.1

BMW Specs

Show Details

javascript is in archives.js

this is xslt snippet

 <a class="displaybutton" href="#" 
       onclick="javascript:toggleByClass('fulldisplay', this); return false;">Show Details</a>

Style Notes


  • Widen title/date space and reduce box/folder space width
  • Add commas between titles and dates
  • Indent scope and content notes under folder titles
  • Add "Series" heading in front of series # and put colon between series # and

series title (e.g. Series 3: Correspondence, 1945-1987)

  • Make series headings larger font
  • Do not display File Plan Note
  • Remove "inclusive" from Date heading
  • Put summary information segments on one line (e.g. Repository: Rockefeller Archive


  • Repository should say "Rockefeller Archive Center" not "RAC" (this may be

something we need to fix in the repository profile?)

  • Combine Extent and General Physical Description Note into just one Extent note

(e.g. Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 half letter-size document case)

  • Combine the display of the Collection ID and Collection name into one line (e.g.

"Collection 006: Conrad Anner papers")


  • Header should read: Rockefeller Archive Center (not Archives)

Index Page

  • Page title should read: Rockefeller Archive Center Collections (also, the word

list is not really useful)

  • If we use the word Finding Aid we should explain what that means. For example:

Welcome to the Yale Finding Aid Database This database consists of finding aids for archival and manuscript materials at Yale University. Their purpose is to provide information about the creation, historical context, arrangement, and content of archival and manuscript collections as well as the information necessary for users to identify and request the portions relevant to their research. These finding aids vary in style, depth of detail, and amount of materials covered, but their common purpose is to describe and enable access to archival and manuscript collections.http://drs.library.yale.edu:8083/fedoragsearch/rest

Full Finding Aid Display Page

  • Notes section repeats
  • Add space between General Physical Description Note and Return to Table of Contents
  • Yes, the Collection Inventory formatting needs some work

o Conrad W. Anner papers Competing fonts Need some dividing element (space, indentation) between folder title and Scope note of previous folder Box and Folder title labels are too small, should be one color, and the same as other title fonts o The Claude H. Barlow Papers Same as above Use of bold in folder titles o Max Bergmann Papers Why does the extra column show?

Other Ideas

  • Use of a static header (collection name) and static table of contents so users

know where they are and click out easily

Belmont 2010

Dave in Dixie (20-1), Spangled Star (30-1), Uptowncharlybrown (10-1), Make Music for Me (10-1), Fly Down (9-2), Ice Box (3-1), Drosselmeyer (12-1), Game On Dude (10-1), Stately Victor (15-1), Stay Put (20-1), First Dude (7-2), Interactif (12-1).

I am an orphan girl

I am an orphan on God's highway But I'll share my troubles if you go my way I have no mother no father No sister no brother I am an orphan girl

I have had friendships pure and golden But the ties of kinship I have not known them I know no mother no father No sister no brother I am an orphan girl

But when He calls me I will be able To meet my family at God's table I'll meet my mother my father My sister my brother No more orphan girl

Blessed Savior make me willing And walk beside me until I'm with them Be my mother my father My sister my brother I am an orphan girl

Lighting Direct


Pollen Producers

The Top Pollen Producing Trees in the Northeastern U.S.
Oak Hickory
Birch Sycamore
Cottonwood Walnut
Ash Beech
Maple Elm

The Top Pollen Producing Grasses in the Northeast U.S. Blue Perennial Rye Orchard Bermuda Red Top Meadow Fescue Timothy Johnson Sweet Vernal Italian Rye

The Top Pollen Producing Weeds in the Northeast U.S. Giant Ragweed Pigweed Short Ragweed English Plantain Cocklebur Marsh Elder Lambs Quarter Tumbleweed

Preakness Field 2010

1 Aikenite Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 25-1
2 Schoolyard Dreams Derek Ryan Eibar Coa 16-1
3 Pleasant Prince Wesley Ward Julien Leparoux 20-1
4 Northern Giant D. Wayne Lukas no rider yet 33-1
5 Yawanna Twist Richard Dutrow Edgar Prado 26-1
6 Jackson Bend Nick Zito Mike Smith 16-1
7 Looking at Lucky 13-4
8 Super Saver Todd Pletcher Calvin Borel 5-2
9 Caracortado Mike Machowsky Paul Atkinson 14-1
10 Paddy O'Prado Dale Romans Kent Desormeaux 7-1
11 First Dude Dale Romans Ramon Dominguez 22-1
12 Dublin D. Wayne Lukas Terry Thompson 10-1

Rockefeller Software Install

Software Install

  1. Must have libxml libxslt (if not use yum/RPM to install)
  2. Install mod_python (yum/rpm)
  3. Configure apache to load python.so and set python path


  1. Change to source dir Yaz and Zebra

rpmhttp://ftp.indexdata.dk/pub/zebra/redhat/ http://www.indexdata.com/yaz/doc/installation.unix.html#installation.source.unix

  1. Run configure script and build and install YAZ (--prefix=/opt or default /usr/local)
  2. Install Maki
  3. Edit yazserver.xml, zebra.cfg and maki.cfg

Python alternative install

Apache Config

  1. Make link to maki.py

Lighting Notes

bronze track light at lowes Item #: 233130 | Model #: 14565-000 $60.00

HP ProBook 5310m

About $900 bucks 13"

Ubuntu Setup

HP EliteBook 8440p (has the newer processor)

Derby Results 2010

Also, here is a complete listing of the 2010 Kentucky Derby results for all 2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders. 01 (4) Super Saver 02 (2) Ice Box 03 (10) Paddy O'Prado 04 (9) Make Music for Me 05 (3) Noble's Promise 06 (1) Lookin At Lucky 07 (17) Dublin 08 (6) Stately Victor 09 (14) Mission Impazible 10 (11) Devil May Care 11 (7) American Lion 12 (13) Jackson Bend 13 (15) Discreetly Mine 14 (8) Dean's Kitten 15 (12) Conveyance 16 (19) Homeboykris 17 (20) Sidney's Candy 18 (5) Line of David 19 (16) Awesome Act 20 (18) Backtalk

Deby Morning Line 2010

Horse Jockey Weight Odds
Lookin At Lucky Garrett Gomez 126 3-1
~IceBox Jose Lezcano 126 10-1
Noble'sPromise Willie Martinez 126 12-1
Super Saver Calvin Borel 126 15-1
Line of David Rafael Bejarano 126 30-1
Stately Victor Alan Garcia 126 30-1
American Lion David lores 126 30-1
Dean's Kitten Robby Albarado 126 50-1
Make Music For Me Joel Rosario 126 50-1
Paddy O'Prado Kent Desormeaux 126 20-1
Devil May Care John Velazquez 121 10-1
Conveyance Martin Garcia 126 12-1
Jackson Bend Mike Smith 126 15-1
Mission Impazible Rajiv Maragh 126 20-1
Discreetly Mine Javier Castellano 126 30-1
Awesome Act Julien Leparoux 126 10-1
Dublin Terry Thompson 126 12-1
Backtalk Miguel Mena 126 50-1
Homeboykris Ramon Dominguez 126 50-1
Sidney's Candy Joe Talamo 126 5-1

dbxml Notes

Install help

Personal Motivation

From Daniel Pink:

  • Autonomy
  • Mastery
  • Purpose

These are more about how to get the most out of yourself.


post-search navigation

Automation and software

To be successful at automation you have to have good 'models of operation' and good 'semantics of functionality'

Elements of a Design Document

Executive Summary:

A concise (one page) overview of the project that communicates the basic concept. What's it all about?

Statement of Purpose:

Motivation, intended use, importance. Why are you doing this? What will you do with it when it's done? Why does it matter? Articulate the standards by which the success of the project may be measured.

Content Outline:

A logically organized, hierarchical outline of the project's content.

Experiential Flowchart:

A chart depicting the user's experience — how he or she can navigate through the content.

Interface Mockups:

Nonfunctional, annotated sketches of key elements and screens.

Media Inventory:

An exhaustive, detailed list of all the media necessary for the project. Account for copyright issues, if any.

Implementation Plan:

A detailed plan which spells out how the above will be accomplished. Who does what, and when? Include schedule and budget information.

Only One and Only

There's a hundred bluebirds Up above the clouds Putting all the color in the sky And twice as many tear drops there to wash it down Every one's another lullaby But there's only one and only Who could go and leave me lonely

There's a world of trouble Trying to take its turn I can hear it shaking underground And half a dozen lessons I might never learn Not until them troubles come around But there's only one and only Who could go and leave me lonely

There's a mile of blacktop Where the road begins It takes a time or two to recognize Growing at the roadside Scattered by the wind Are everybody's unsaid sad goodbyes But there's only one and only Who could go and leave me lonely You're the only one and only Why'd you go and leave me lonely

Discover, Gather, Create, Share

<script> var hour=new Date().getHours(); var out="Good evening"; if (hour<18) out="Good afternoon"; if (hour<12) out="Good morning"; if (hour<6) out="Why aren't you asleep?"; return out; </script>

Discovery Gather
Create 'Share'

These are the main that you do when you are learning.

These activities often go from left to right, top to bottom, but you often move from one quadrant to the other rapidly.




  • Note taking + Annotations
  • Document management
  • Data exchange formats and content languages
  • Programming, database management
  • Knowledge representation


  • argumentation tools
  • concept mapping tools


  • blogs and wikis
  • personal publishing


Hypertext-based Knowledge Workbench

Visual Knowledge Workbench

This is a good image of what these four simple things can lead to.http://kennison.name/files/zopestore/uploads/libraries/minn-services.png

Natural Language Tools

What is really good about this is the concept of aprototype

Information Design Notes

search this Intelligent information retrieval: diagnosing information need.

"Using Research to Guide Practice: A Dozen Guidelines from the Research," by Saul Carliner

Bluegrass Stakes

Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland 1 1/8 Miles (Polytrack) Purse: $750,000

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML

1. Odysseus Maragh, R. Albertrani, T. 7/2 2. First Dude Dominguez, R. Romans, D. 8/1 3. Stately Victor Garcia, A. Maker, M. 30/1 4. Make Music for Me Smith, M. Barba, A. 6/1 5. Codoy Velazquez, J. Hubley, M. 30/1 6. Pleasant Prince Leparoux, J. Ward, W. 3/1 7. Paddy O'Prado Desormeaux, K. Romans, D. 10/1 8. Aikenite Gomez, G. Pletcher, T. 4/1 9. Interactif Bejarano, R. Pletcher, T. 4/1

Derby 2010


Prep Races from the racing form


  1. Eskendereya (Valequez, Pletcher)
  2. Lookin At Lucky (Gomez, Baffert)
  3. Sidney's Candy (Talamo, Sadler [Pletcher])


  • Super Saver
  • Dublin
  • Noble's Promise

Rockefeller Notes

stylesheets and suchlooks like it could be useful

These are the big ideas from Yale

Title Page Administrative Information Provenance Cite As Description of the Papers Arrangement Collection Contents Inventory, 1751-1870 Index Terms

Thediscoverat Minnesota has an *outline* view which I think can be very useful

  • Make the file size Visible for researchers.


Marisa Hudspeth Title and Company: Archivist at Rockefeller University Address: 18 Sandpiper Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568-1034


sterols and sterolins

Rule No. 2

Rule No. 2: "Never want it more than they do."

I don't know what rule number 1 is!

Maura O'Connell

Maura O Connell sings so good, accompanied by John Mock on guitar and Don Johnson on bass and vocals.

Enbrel Supply

12/09/09 03/16/2010


Rx# 0240558


TopLevel — broad Domain — refinement in regard to a particular field Task — further refinement to a area within a domain Application - getting a particular thing done

Research Interests

Learning Technology

  • study of contemporary learning and instructional theories
  • learner-centered design, interface design, and information access design
  • networked learning systems, including digital libraries and learning communities

Information Science

  • Information-seeking and use
  • Information organization
  • Human institutions, including libraries, that support the production and dissemination of and access to information

Green River Lake, WY


Credit Cards

Discover More Card (5% to 20% cash back at select online retailers; up to 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases; increased or double rewards when choosing gift cards as the redemption option; no annual fee).

Discover Open Road Card (5% cash back on gas and auto maintenance purchases; 5% to 20% cash back on select online purchases; up to 1% cash back on all other purchases; no caps or reward expirations; no annual fee).

How to Write

Steven Downes athttp://www.downes.ca/post/38526has some good ideas about how to write a web post.

Are we engineers or flight attendants?

" as useful as asking flight attendant candidate to explain jet propulsion"

Adding Value

If you can help someone understand something thats good. Pointing out what they need to understand isn't always helpful. They can't handle what information is coming their way now. But I think this is a little like the "productivity paradox", you're too busy getting things done to learn how to do things better.

Altima Car Codes

Anyone can check the codes in thier nissans.

1.Turn the ignition key to the on position for exactly three seconds

2.Push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and release 5 times within 5 seconds.

3.Wait EXACTLY seven seconds

4.Push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold for ten seconds. At this point the SES light should start flashing the error codes that are stored in the system and you can release the pedal. If you only get five slow flashes or no flashes at all, then your timing was off on one of the above steps and you should start over.

5.Now to clear the codes, push the pedal back down all the way to the floor and hold for at least ten seconds. The light will continue to flash and there's no indication that the codes have been cleared so make sure you time ten seconds or more.

When the ses starts flashing you count the number of flashes. 1-10 10 being 0. There will be a 4 diget code. The first flashs are about .5 of a sec the next three are like .3 sec.

18 January 2010

Bank Street Theatre 46 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 11:00am 1:30 4:15 7:15pm

Think Like Me

from Seth Godin

Friday, 06:20 AM When you're trying to sell your idea, it's natural to assume that the people you're selling to think the way you do. If you can only show them the facts and stories that led you to believe what you believe, then of course they'll end up where you are... believing.

The problem, of course, is that people don't always think like you.

Go watch some videos of people of different political ideologies talking about why they support a candidate other than your candidate. These people are stupid! They can't conjugate an idea, they have no factual basis for their beliefs, they are clueless, they are ideologues, they are parroting a talking head who knows even less than they do! (And those epithets apply to anyone you disagree with, of course). In fact, they're saying the same thing about you.

Same goes for diehard fans of the other brand, or worse, the clueless who should be using your solution, but don't even care enough to use your competitor's product.

If they only thought like you, of course, and knew what you know, then there wouldn't be a problem.

The challenge doesn't lie in getting them to know what you know. It won't help. The challenge lies in helping them see your idea through their lens, not yours. If you study the way religions and political movements spread, you can see that this is exactly how it works. Marketers of successful ideas rarely market the facts. Instead, they market stories that match the worldview of the people being marketed to.

There's an alternative, one that you might want to think hard about: perhaps you should only market your idea to people who already think the way you do. After all, you're not running for president, you don't need a majority. Screen people by their behavior (what they read, what they buy, how they act) and only tell your story to the people who will embrace it. That's a lot easier to do that than it's ever been before.]

5 big world views

HP Pavilion DM3-1030US 13.3-Inch Notebook

A lot of good reviews and only $500 (can it be that cheap)

Latititude and Longitude of home



Cyber infrastructure/filestore/uploads/repositories/escidoc.png


  • The Basic Layer implements a set of resource handlers.
  • Each resource handler is responsible for handling of a specific type of a resource. Each resource handler service implements the four basic operations create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD). Additionally, filter methods and task-oriented methods (e.g., for changing the status of an object within a content repository) are provided.
  • The most important resources are Items, Containers, and Contexts.

Items are basic objects that represent content entities within the repository, e.g. articles, images, or videos.

Containers are aggregation objects that allow for arbitrary grouping of items and other containers. Whereas the general layout of Item and Container resources remains the same, they can be further specialized by content types. Content types impose constraints on objects (e.g. allowed metadata schemas, required metadata, allowed file types and mime types for the binary content and specify a set of content type specific properties).

Contexts represent units of administration for a set of Items and Containers. They are associated with an institutional body responsible for the management of the content.

API's and Schemas

Metadata Schemas

Storage for Corby's Stuff



Buteyko Method


http://www.jonahlehrer.com/articlesSaw this from Guido

40.3" W x 27.6" H x 9.6" D








Web Colors

HEX: #423B36 RGB: 66,59,54 HEX: #4E5756 RGB: 78,87,86 HEX: #6F755B RGB: 111,117,91 HEX: #B59F5C RGB: 181,159,92 HEX: #E89856 RGB: 232,152,86

Copy this web site:http://www.picsengine.com/features#mobile

Or copy this site :http://www.betterform.de/index.html



Another site:http://www.juniper.net/us/en/Apple page:http://www.apple.com/html5/Nice gallary type of page:http://tympanus.net/Tutorials/PhotoStack/

Good typeographyhttp://www.wowza.com/media-server


a static, rual, earthly paradise

This is delusional but it's what I think we want some times.

Rising Health Care Costs


Outside Journal-Notes

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Macro 'date' not defined, or not allowed to call [restricted_mode=True]

Worked on the hot tub and found bad stuff!

Outside Journal

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The above URL has a parts break down.


Interesting Guy


He's all over Connecticut and has some ideas of places to visit while staying in state.

Paul Graham

Error Message
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Stack from parent:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
   <Text>If you want to go faster, it's a problem to have your work tangled together with a large number of other people's. In a large group, your performance is not separately measurable</Text>
      <Text> and the rest of the group slows you down.</Text>
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   <Text>If you want to go faster, it's a problem to have your work tangled together with a large number of other people's. In a large group, your performance is not separately measurable</Text>
      <Text> and the rest of the group slows you down.</Text>
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Wealth is not the same thing as money. [3] Wealth is as old as human history. Far older, in fact; ants have wealth. Money is a comparatively recent invention. Wealth is the fundamental thing. Wealth is stuff we want: food, clothes, houses, cars, gadgets, travel to interesting places, and so on. You can have wealth without having money.


Someone who's scrappy manages to be both threatening and undignified at the same time. Which seems to me exactly what one would want to be, in any kind of work. If you're not threatening, you're probably not doing anything new, and dignity is merely a sort of plaque.

Going Fast

If you want to go faster, it's a problem to have your work tangled together with a large number of other people's. In a large group, your performance is not separately measurableand the rest of the group slows you down.

iPhone Costs

Data Plan (required for life of phone) - $30 per month x 12 Voice Plan (min. voice plan required) - $40 per month x 12 Text Message Plan ($5 / $15 / $20) - $15 per month x 12 Taxes - $3 per month x 12 Insurance - $5 per month x 12

TOTAL = $1251 per year x 2 year contact = $2502

Bantam Lake

AWK program to Report Video Use

    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> startDtml(title) {
    s = <font color="#ff6060">"<dtml-var standard_html_header></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060"><img src=</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">/images/2rf.gif</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060"> align=</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">middle</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060"> hspace=</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">10</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060"> ><h1>"</font>title<font color="#ff6060">"</h1>"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> endDtml() {
    s = <font color="#ff6060">"<dtml-var standard_html_footer>"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> startTable() {
    s = <font color="#ff6060">"<table></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> endTable() {
    s = <font color="#ff6060">"</table></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> printRow(count<font color="#ff40ff">,</font> title) {
    s = <font color="#ff6060">"<tr><td>"</font>count<font color="#ff6060">"</td><td>"</font>title<font color="#ff6060">"</td></tr>"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> commas(n) {
    <font color="#00ffff">gsub</font>(<font color="#ff6060">/,/</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font><font color="#ff6060">""</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font>n)
    point = <font color="#00ffff">index</font>(n<font color="#ff40ff">,</font><font color="#ff6060">"."</font>) - <font color="#ff6060">1</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>if</b></font> (point < <font color="#ff6060">0</font>) point = <font color="#00ffff">length</font>(n)
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>while</b></font> (point > <font color="#ff6060">3</font>) {
        point -= <font color="#ff6060">3</font>
        n = <font color="#00ffff">substr</font>(n<font color="#ff40ff">,</font><font color="#ff6060">1</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font>point)<font color="#ff6060">","</font><font color="#00ffff">substr</font>(n<font color="#ff40ff">,</font>point + <font color="#ff6060">1</font>)
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> n

<font color="#ff6060"><b>function</b></font> outputResults(type<font color="#ff40ff">,</font> counter) {
    totalcnt = counter[<font color="#ff40ff">"count"</font>]
    tc = commas(totalcnt)
    circs = counter[<font color="#ff40ff">"circs"</font>]
    noncirccount = counter[<font color="#ff40ff">"count"</font>] - counter[<font color="#ff40ff">"uses"</font>]
    noncircpercent = (noncirccount / totalcnt) * <font color="#ff6060">100</font>
    s = <font color="#ff6060">"<h1>Report for "</font> type <font color="#ff6060">"</h1></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    s = s <font color="#ff6060">"<h3>Total Item Count: "</font> commas(totalcnt) <font color="#ff6060">" </h3></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    s = s <font color="#ff6060">"<h3>Count of Non Circulating Items: "</font> commas(noncirccount) <font color="#ff6060">"</h3></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    s = s <font color="#ff6060">"<h3>Percent Non Circulating Items: "</font> noncircpercent <font color="#ff6060">"</h3></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    s = s <font color="#ff6060">"<h3>Total Circs: "</font> commas(circs) <font color="#ff6060">"</h3></font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>return</b></font> s

<font color="#ff40ff">$3</font> ~ <font color="#ff6060">/whcd/</font> {
    cd[<font color="#ff40ff">"count"</font>]++
    cd[<font color="#ff40ff">"circs"</font>]+=<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>if</b></font> (<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font> > <font color="#ff6060">0</font>)  
        cd[<font color="#ff40ff">"uses"</font>]++
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> printRow(<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font><font color="#ff40ff">$1</font>) > <font color="#ff6060">"c_cds.html"</font>

<font color="#ff40ff">$3</font> ~ <font color="#ff6060">/whdvd/</font> {
    dvd[<font color="#ff40ff">"count"</font>]++
    dvd[<font color="#ff40ff">"circs"</font>]+=<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>if</b></font> (<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font> > <font color="#ff6060">0</font>)  
        dvd[<font color="#ff40ff">"uses"</font>]++
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> printRow(<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font><font color="#ff40ff">$1</font>) > <font color="#ff6060">"c_dvds.html"</font>

<font color="#ff40ff">$3</font> ~ <font color="#ff6060">/whv/</font> {
    video[<font color="#ff40ff">"count"</font>]++
    video[<font color="#ff40ff">"circs"</font>]+=<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>if</b></font> (<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font> > <font color="#ff6060">0</font>)  
        video[<font color="#ff40ff">"uses"</font>]++
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> printRow(<font color="#ff40ff">$2</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font><font color="#ff40ff">$1</font>) > <font color="#ff6060">"c_videos.html"</font>

<font color="#ff40ff">END</font> {
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> startDtml() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> outputResults(<font color="#ff6060">"CDs"</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font> cd) > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> <font color="#ff6060">"<a href=</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">c_cds.html</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">>View CD Data</a>  (in decending order)</font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font> > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font>  outputResults(<font color="#ff6060">"DVDs"</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font> dvd) > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> <font color="#ff6060">"<a href=</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">c_dvds.html</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">>View DVD Data</a>  (in decending order)</font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font> > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font>  outputResults(<font color="#ff6060">"Videos"</font><font color="#ff40ff">,</font> video) > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> <font color="#ff6060">"<a href=</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">c_videos.html</font><font color="#ff40ff">\s"</font><font color="#ff6060">>View Video Tape Data</a>  (in decending order)</font><font color="#ff40ff">\sn\sn</font><font color="#ff6060">"</font> > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endDtml()  > <font color="#ff6060">"c_summary.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endTable() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_cds.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endDtml() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_cds.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endTable() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_dvds.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endDtml() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_dvds.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endTable() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_videos.html"</font>
    <font color="#ff6060"><b>print</b></font> endDtml() > <font color="#ff6060">"c_videos.html"</font>


The Financial Crisis and Regulation

Here is an articleatThe Base Line Scenarioby James Coffman. I think this short post says as much about the situation as any thing I've read.

* First, we need to look at the structure of the finance industry. Commercial banks got into trouble in large part because they warehoused (often off the books) toxic securities underwritten by their investment banking counterparts within the holding company structure. Similar abuses in the past resulted in separating investment banking from commercial banking. We should try it again. Insurance should be split off as well.

* Second, no institution should be allowed to become too big to fail. Those that have already achieved that status should be broken up.

* Third, we must put in place an effective financial consumer protection agency which can counteract the worst consumer practices of a too powerful industry.

* Fourth, investment banks should be made to eat what they kill. Public ownership of investment banks coincided with the industry's decline into extremely reckless risk taking. Investment bankers should be required to own a significant percentage of the equity in the institutions in which they work (something approaching 50%, to pick a number). Having a significant portion of their net worth tied up in such stock would provide an incentive to carefully identify and measure risk. It should also reduce outsized compensation for investment bankers.

* Fifth, there should be greater limits placed on the ability of political appointees to oust career regulators. Make capture more difficult.

* Sixth, more financial products and firms should be subject to government registration and reporting.

* Seventh, regulators should not be forced to wear conflicting hats. One cannot promote an industry while protecting the public from it. Don't ask regulators to be industry cheerleaders. Limits can be placed on regulators to ensure that they not act without consideration of the impact of their actions. But over-regulation is not what got us in this position. Cheerleaders purporting to be regulators did.

* Finally, the government should adopt a bonus plan for regulators, run by regulators (who would rotate off after short, fixed terms, to prevent back-scratching among board members) to provide incentives for regulators to excel at the job of regulation. Recognized, protected and incentivized regulators will resist capture.

Corby's Car Tires

Potenza G 019 Grid (what size?) [high performance and too expensive]

General Altimax HP (from the tirerack) $70-75 195/65R15

Are the Good Times Really Over for Good

Wish a buck was still silver. It was, back when the country was strong. Back before Elvis; before the Vietnam war came along. Before The Beatles and "Yesterday", When a man could still work, and still would. Is the best of the free life behind us now? Are the good times really over for good?

Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell? With no kind of chance for the Flag or the Liberty bell. Wish a Ford and a Chevy, Could still last ten years, like they should. Is the best of the free life behind us now? Are the good times really over for good?

I wish coke was still cola, And a joint was a bad place to be. And it was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV. Before microwave ovens, When a girl still cooked and still would. Is the best of the free life behind us now? Are the good times really over for good?

Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell? With no kind of chance for the Flag or the Liberty bell. Wish a Ford and a Chevy, Could still last ten years, like they should. Is the best of the free life behind us now? Are the good times really over for good?

Stop rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell? Stand up for the Flag and let's all ring the Liberty bell. Let's make a Ford and a Chevy, Still last ten years, like they should. 'Cos the best of the free life is still yet to come, The good times ain't over for good?

Upgrade Router

Upgrade the LinkSys Routerfrom theThe Geek Stuff.com

Looks pretty easy!


Cable guy said that the modem was out dated. Possible modem/router combo:

  • Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG6580 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Cable

Separate Equipment

  • NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition $129 at Staples
  • Motorola SURFboard SB6121 - 195 Mbps Cable modem $75 at Amazon

Charter IP address

changed from 24. something


Charter Channel List

remote launch java proxi launch shell to -p 8022

19 June 2009

It didn't rain today!

Grass Seed


Slow growing native grass mix.

2 May 2009

The 2009 Kentucky Derby is set for this Saturday with a full field (at least right now) of 20 top-flight horses. This will be the 135th running of the race, and fans can look forward to another great "Running of the Roses". Which jockey/horse combo will be in the winner's circle this year? Let's take a look at the contenders, as well as my picks for this year's Kentucky Derby.

1. West Side Bernie: Bernie has been to six different tracks in his career, but he's yet to win a race as a 3 year old. He ran very well in the Wood Memorial, finishing 2nd behind I Want Revenge. This horse is a solid closer, but could suffer from his post position.

2. Musket Man: Won the Illinois Derby as well as two lower-level races. Not great at this distance, will likely fall late.

3. Mr. Hot Stuff: 30/1 odds on this horse for a reason. Has shown the ability to close on artificial turf, but so far not on dirt.

4. Advice: Patient horse. Snuck into the derby with a win at Lexington, but many experts believe he doesn't deserve to be here.

5. Hold Me Back: Has not been competitive on dirt tracks. Was beaten in the Bluegrass Stakes as the favorite and only ran in two prep races this year.

5 June 2009

Friday - Had to go again to see Dr. McNair (not quite of month [24days]). Gave me the predizone again.

12 May 2009

Tudesday - Went to Dr. McNair for the first time this spring after staying up most of Monday night.

Ownership in the Digital Age

It brought back to me some considerations I'd had about the nature of ownership. My generation will have a distinctly different concept of ownership to that of my daughter's generation. For my generation you partly constructed your identity around what you owned - your bookshelf, record collection and DVD archive were important aspects of who you were (as anyone who has read Nick Hornby's High Fidelity will appreciate). But for the digital generation this strong link with ownership has been broken.

It took time and money to build up any of those collections. Therefore they demonstrated a commitment which was worth exhibiting. In a digital world this effort is greatly reduced, and as a result so is the emotional attachment one feels towards them. — Martin Weller

The point is that you can getsomuch with relative ease that it becomes less valuable toownsomething!

16 May 2009

It's Preakness Day. It's going to rain!

People To Read

Mark C. Taylor, columbia, religion Richard Posner, chicago, law, finance

Welcome Paddy Home

1. I am a true born Irishman. I never deny what I am. I was born in sweet Tipperary town three thousand miles away.

CHORUS: So hurray, me boys, hurray! No more do I wish for to roam. The sun it will shine in the harvest time, to welcome poor Paddy home.

2. The girls they are gay and frisky. They take you by the hand, Saying, "Jimmy machree, won't you come with me and welcome poor Paddy home?"


3. In came a foreign nation. they scattered all over our land. The horse, the cow, the sheep, goat and sow fell into the stranger's hand.


4. The Scotchman can boast of the thistle, and England can boast of the rose, But Paddy can boast of his Emerald Isle where his dear little shamrock grows.


Corby's Kidney Stones


ELEUTHERA in the Bahamas


From the NYT 25 January 2009

Nevis (pronounced n-EE-vis), (Hard to get to island)

Ridge Road Gravel

Sitting on the river bank, nothing coming down, I don't know why I don't move on, out of this ol' town. Snow's a-falling in the street. The winter's setting in. The years and changes say to me, You can't go home again.

CHO: So sing me a song that's not too long. Take me home tonight, Till around the bend, I see again, the ridge road gravel and the coal oil light.

I heard it on my radio, bad times all around. Tell me something I don't know. A change could help out now. Looking for a good-time gal, looking for a friend, Mourning for those good ol' days I thought would never end. CHO.

Written by Norman Blake.

Heating Oil

735 Gallons per season. (Can we get this down?) at 4.60 averages $282 per month $3,384 per year.

Government Site about the price of oil(added 2012-3-7) Today the price was at $4.29

Recursively chmod directories only

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \s;

This will recursively search your directory tree (starting at dir 'dot') and chmod 755 all directories only.

Similarly, the following will chmod all files only (and ignore the directories):

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \s;


Model 911-9369181 (Made by Roper) Fault Code F1 - Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock (ERC) from (http://www.repairclinic.com/0078.asp)

PT Cruiser Error Codes

Computer Error Codes

The car's not running right and it has an error code of 302

Misfires are caused by loss of spark, air/fuel mixture is too far out of balance to ignite, or loss of compression

Waterfall Method of Development

If you use WaterFall the way it was designed to be used,if you make a mistake in an early process and discover it in a later process, you must go back to the early phase and do all the affected phases again. This is because the phase is important (else why are you doing it?), and during the phase you must manually cross-check the fix with everything else. Then you must run the subsequent phases using only the output of the previously re-done phase.

C2 Wiki

Average Home Use of Electricity

25 kilowatt hours , the equivalent of what a home consumes in a day.

CL&P Rate: .16763 x 850 kwh = $142.48

We're using more than this.

Roofing Materials

3 tab shingles $66.00 per square ($19 to 22 per bundle) Composite: $96.00 per square ($25 x 32)

$120 per square for installation?

I'm guessing we need 30 squares ((2000 x 1.5)/100) Bewtween 8-10K for both buildings

Shade Plants

Hydrangea Bleeding Heat Coral bell column one plumbago astible yellow corydalis foxglove hellebores bugbane pulmonarya foamflower

Ground Covers

Here's a short list of common native ground covers (I live in the Northeast, so it's a little biased):

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum) Zone 4-8 Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum) Zone 4-10 Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis) Zone 2-9 Pussytoes (Antennaria dioica) Zone 1-7 Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Zone 2-10 Canada Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Zone 3-8 Buffalo Grass (Buchloe dactyloides) Zone 4-9 Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Zone 3-9 Gold-star (Chrysogonum virginianum) Zone 4-8 Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) Zone 2-6 Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens) Zone 3-9 Running Strawberry Bush (Euonymus obovata) Zone 4-9 Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) Zone 3-7 Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens) Zone 3-5 Twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla) Zone 4-9 False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum canadense) Zone 3-6 Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) Zone 3-8 Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens) Zone 4-7 Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) Zone 3-9 Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera) Zone 3-8 Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) Zone 3-9 Silverweed (Potentilla anserina) Zone 3-7 Three-toothed Cinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata) Zone 2-9 Eastern Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) Zone 4-9 Mountain Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) Zone 2-6 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) Zone 3-7

  • Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides) Zone 4

Vinca Minor

PEEKSKILL NURSERIES Shrub Oak, New York 10588 914-245-5595

Plant 6 to 8 inches apart. $410 for 1000 plants (should cover 500 square feet) Below the driveway is 70x20 (1,400 sq. ft)Ouch


# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions

if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
        . ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs



Definition:things we have others do because we are unable or unwilling to do for ourselves

Ban Spammers

user_agent = context.REQUEST.HTTP_USER_AGENT
denied_agents = 'DA', 'GetRight', 'FlashGet', 'Mass'

for denied_agent in denied_agents:
   chars = len(denied_agent)
   if user_agent[:chars] == denied_agent:
      raise "UserAgentError", "We don't allow download accelerators"

Investment Balance

- 30 percent domestic stocks, - 15 percent foreign stocks, and - 5 percent emerging-market stocks, - 20 percent in real estate(indexed funds) - 15 Treasury bonds and - 15 Treasury inflation-protected securities, or TIPS.

iPhoto Update

I purchased iPhoto and it's not great but it works. I still have to see how the rest of the iLife Series works.

Small Government

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?" - Thomas Jefferson

This is why the government should be as small as possible

Vim Notes

11.5. How do I highlight all the non-printable characters in a file? You can use the following commands and search pattern to highlight all the non-printable characters in a file:

set hlsearch

search for string \s(\sp\s|$\s)\s@!.


Notes for possible purchases

iPhone Cases

Marware CEO Sleeve $25

Belkin Slim-Fit $20

Case Mate $34 has removable clip so it will fit in your pocket

Sena UltraSlim Pouch $29 Seems like a winner. Not much protection but not much weight or hassle.

Screen Capture Software


Driveway Paving

Error Message
ERROR input ended inside ^^ ... ^^
Error Message
ERROR input ended inside ~~ ... ~~
Error Message
ERROR input ended inside ^^ ... ^^
Error Message
ERROR input ended inside ~~ ... ~~

East Cost Paving 1866-pavement

340 ft . x 12ft = 4,104

11 /2 inch overlay

Cost of paving has almost doubled this year

Cost between $7,000 to $14,000

Tar and Chip Example

It almost looks like ours/filestore/misc/chipandtar.jpg

http://www.thkinsella.com/products.htmlQuarry Stone

http://www.askthebuilder.com/B127_All_About_Tar_and_Chip_Driveways.shtmlAbout water-based and "cutback"

(8/25/2013) Top: 21x70 = 1505 Drive: 370x12 = 4,440

5,945 x $3.00 = $17,835



Nick Lampronikos

Sony-brand CPA-9C Cassette Adapter

Can I find this locally?

I bought the cheap one from Wal-Mart (Phillips) and the Monster one from Apple. Both work but they're not great!

Serve Excel

header("Content-type: application/octet-stream"); header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=yourfilename.xls"); header("Pragma: no-cache"); header("Expires: 0");


  • Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut $16,00
  • Segura Viudas "Cava", Spain $10,00
  • Yellow by Yellowglen, Autrailian $11.00