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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
10:47 pm
March 29, 2016...
Hm. Nothing new to report. Car is still sitting in the driveway with a flat tire, it's not been inspected, I have bad gas and good pot and no real issues to report of any real consequence..

I have discovered J-pop, and it's gloriously weird in all it's flavors.

Also, it's been a year since my sweet kitty, Celia, was put to rest - she had the classic ending for too many cats - kidney failure and she was to the point where she could not even keep water down. 12 months gone and there are days I want nothing more than to curl up with her and sleep in the sun. My good girl, I miss you.

Current Mood: reflective
Friday, April 25th, 2014
11:01 pm
April 25, 2014...
Have been working on some projects for other people for so long I'm losing myself and the desire even to draw and paint.

This is not good, but how do I say no to the money I am earning, when the economy is so terrible?

Buuuu... :(
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
1:21 pm
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
2:38 am
Fake Accounts and (so far) Good Tech Support!
So weird.

I finally threw down on getting a nice audiophile sound card into my system and upgraded a G4 that I got as a trash salvage. IT was a Digital Audio 466, and as luck would have it, I have a 700 G4 cpu that will fit!

512 of RAM already in and one more open slot and in goes a single 512 stick and voila! 1.0 GB RAM. Throw in the SuperDrive that's ripped out of the G4 Quicksilver (that's where the 512 stick came from, actually) the Audiophile 2496 card, a PCI Radeon 9200 128MB (with an s-video port out) video card, and an NVidia GeForce Ti400 4xAGP 128MB VRAM card with a **scary** hack (literally) on it. I could install Leopard, but right now, it runs QuickTime like a shot in Tiger, so as long as that keeps updating to that OS, I'll stick with it.

I fit it all into the tabletop, and the beige is no more - I sent the best bits to my friend Dave and wanted to put pictures to show as I told.. but now here's the weird part this post is *really* about:

My 'foodandart' comcast account - in fact, the ONLY account I have had EVER - with the same username and account name - somehow ended up on a 'Fake Account' by Comcast's accounting. I lost the ability to access my online storage even though the pictures were still online and viewable. They still are, look at last January's post. It took two tries to the online tech support chat to figure out what was going on, but I'm on tenterhooks until this is settled. I could not transfer any account information and was getting kicked out of the system for using my own password and username!

I have NO clue how this happened, NOR did the second tier support tech, but she seemed REAL interested to get this one tracked down. Will see, but within 72 hours I should be able to update the pictures of the new system in the living room!

Current Mood: confused
Monday, June 21st, 2010
1:23 pm
No Work..
I've not had work this year in ANY meaningful fashion.. Buuuuuu...

Listening to tourists prattle on the street below and 'coo' and 'ahhh' over the scenery.


Well there IS tomorrow, which is my *19th* FRICKIN" WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!

..have I really been schtupping the SAME man that long?..

Current Mood: bored
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
1:44 pm
A Bomb in a Bus!
So now some person, maybe, has a bomb on a bus in my home city! Downtown has been a disaster already, because of the sewer system reconstruction, so this fiasco today is only making matters worse. For once I'm glad that I am not at home!

Come to Portsmouth, N.H. and we can have fun, fun, fun!

I hope for the police force's sake, they find an actual device, 'cos if not, the passengers have been sitting for TWO hours - SOMEONE's head is going to roll!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
6:55 pm
Return to Facebook
And there was an awful, awful lot of information about me - mainly the information of who was on my friends' list, and who I'd looked for, still in their system. this after deleting as much as I could, and resigning from it for two months.

Do not like at ALL.

Well, I guess the real important stuff will be posted here or on foodandart.

I'll leave Facebook for family shit.


Current Mood: uncomfortable
Sunday, January 24th, 2010
12:58 pm
Computer Stuff (again!)
Have finally rounded the corner on my computer project. Have been working on a less space consuming way to get all my music together, rip the 1000's of vinyl LP's I have and pipe videos to the living room over the network.

I present the evidence:

The collection of the scrap..

The general idea..

The assemblage of parts..

The almost finished product..

This baby is an 1998 Apple Macintosh BeigeG3 motherboard (Rev.3), with 768MB RAM, a 1.0ghz Sonnet G4 CPU ZIF upgrade, a very rare Apple Bordeaux PERCH card (THE proverbial hen's tooth! - the one with the built-in Audio/Video and DVD decoder hardware), DVD-ROM, 120GB HD, FireWire, USB and a Radeon 9200 video card. It's got dual-boot and the installed operating systems are OS 9.2.2 and an XPostFacto install of Tiger OS X 10.4.11. It is fully connected to both the house network and internet.

All tucked into an attractive - COMPACT - shelf/table system that holds the turntable, cassette deck and home stereo system. I do all the vinyl ripping in OS 9, as the sound editing tool for .aiff format files is actually superior to what is freely available for OS X.

I fingered out a nifty video player - mplayer OSX - that will handle the video quite well, even across that 33mhz beige G3 PCI bus! While this isn't technically a machine that can handle video, for the most part, it makes a fair go of it. Eventually, I plan to lay my hands on a 'new world' Mac that will be built into a teevee stand and that will run videos straight off the web and can encode video.. But for now, I still have too much vinyl to sort through to really think on adding my VHS collection and a second computer project to the mix.


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
10:09 am
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
10:07 am

I'm clearing house shortly here and am going to post my fakes in through my 'foodandart' LJ. Will be fingering out how to get links to go through the journals and all that happy shit.

Will be interesting.

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
12:37 pm
Writer's Block: Checklist for Eternity
If you could live forever how would you spend your time?

I'd just kick back and have fun watching civilizations rise and fall, and enjoy watching the mortals make the same mistakes over and over again.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
12:41 pm
Well, this is nice! I tried to install the free 30 day demo of Photoshop CS 3 from the Adobe website yesterday and ended up spending almost all night trying to get the damn thing off my system. What is the need of programmers to make applications throw chunks of code all over the place and invisible files - Oh for chrissakes! - I ended up picking up a free utility called TinkerTool that makes the Finder show every file - there was CS3 stuff everywhere.

Fuck this.

I found a real nifty free GNU graphics application called GIMP and guess what? It works! It works great and I can set it to take as much of the system resources as it needs. Runs super fast then.

Bob got home about 5 a.m this morning after working all night on some MTV 'Choose or Lose' election special. He was on the set a few days ago when the MTV commentators were practicing - they didn't strike Bob as the most adroit people on the planet.

Anyhow, there's not much else going on, I've been reading some really dark - jet black - Dr. Who slashfic and working on a few fanarts to go with the stories. Will post them somewhere..

It's snowing and rotten today, so I'm going to stay indoors and rip some vinyl LP's..


Current Mood: blah
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
10:38 pm
New Computer!
Finally got the eternal problems with my computer squared away by getting a new one. Fast as a rocket, it is. and best of all, I can work on my fakes in *print* resolution, which means a chance to actually start to capitalize on the things - I've got enough of the damn things already. Time to put them to work.

Other than that, nothing much is going on.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
10:55 pm
New OS Finally!
Whee! I got it installed... a month ago! IT took damn long enough, but I got the Panther into my trusty beige G3.

Also today, Apple announced that for their new Intel-chipped computers they have added a program (with applicable device drivers called) 'Boot Camp' so one can install a new copy of Windows XP onto their Intel-based Duo-Core Macintosh!!!

SO cool, and now I find out that there's another company out there working on a few command modules for the Unix kernel that runs under the Mac OS interface, so that Apple computers will eventually handle Linux as well. How cool is that? 3 OS'es that give virtually unlimited usage of software..

Friday, December 9th, 2005
2:53 am
The ATI Raedon 7000 for Mac WASN'T!

It's a 'flashed' PC version that'll run in OS9 easily enough, though the ATI Control Panel will not recognize the card, so the control for it is through the contextual menu in the menu bar or running through the Apple Monitors control Panel.

The REAL ATI Raedon 7000 for Mac card had S-video and RCA video in/out ports. That's 50 bucks on ebay.


So, I've got a spare card I'm going to make a gift of to someone...

On a lighter note, I did manage to install Virtual PC 2.1.3 with Windoze 95 and got that running. I managed to find a copy of IE 5.0 for PC, installed that and all the 32-bit device drivers in the service pack and now have Soulseek running! Gong anyone?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005
12:36 am
Dammit, shit, shit, SHIT!!!

I found out I'll have to stick with Mac OS 9.2.2 for a long while longer..

My Wacom tablet isn't usable in OSX, as Apple in it's infinite wisdopm decided NOT to support the Apple Desktop Bus 'legacy architecture' in the new OSX software.

Oh, I can install Panther into my machine easily enough and run whatever 'classic' OS9 software I want, but the tablet Will Not Go, no matter what, and it doesn't work in the 'clasic' mode either. I tried to use an ADB to USB adaptor but that just didn't do it.

Now it's dual boot mode for me.

Ermmm. On a lighter note, I'll be getting a new ATI Raedon 7000 PCI video card in the mail sometime soon, so I can finally trick out this old beige monster with it's final permutation. I'll be glad for that at least, as I'll have USB 2.0 support for the first time..

Nothing much else to report, am looking for some nice bods to use to make some more James fakes with.

Off to go to an 'out' for Anne Murray who had a concert in Durham N.H, tonight.
Monday, October 17th, 2005
10:55 pm
DRM-free Music Application..
For those of you running Macintosh computers that are still running OS 9 or have OSX that's got the classic mode installed, the most excellent Audion 3 streaming/.mp3 player is now FREEWARE! YES!

It's located at http://panic.com/extras/ - don't forget to write down the serial number..

It also had a streaming radio station guide that can download EVERY stream address on the Shoutcast site, and that's almost 5,000 radio streams (you'll need to give it LOTS of RAM to do this, though..)!! Oi! That's alot of music..

The best part is, this application is capable of grabbing the stream you are listeniing to and saving it to your hard drive AS an .mp3. A long one, to be sure, so a decent .mp3 'trimming/editor, to break out the songs individually is needed.

Good sites to look for editors for .mp3 files - http://www.pure-mac.com/ and http://www.macorchard.com/

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
9:14 pm
Music To Annoy The Cat With
Currently my CD player is annoying Celia The Monster by playing lots of Amon Tobin.

It's electronica/lounge/lo-fi/downbeat music, and Mr. Tobin is a DJ mixmaster from Montreal that mixes some of the most harmonic chaos you've ever heard. If you're looking to try a song or two, I recommend starting with the songs 'Verbal' (from his album 'Out From Out Where') or 'Natureland' (from the album 'Supermodified'). This music is *sonic* and sounds incredible on a good stereo system.

If you are interested in listening to some more music in this genre, I recommend http://somafm.com/, which is a streaming radio station in San Francisco that has six or seven different music streams. My current favourite right now is 'Secret Agent'. You can use Winamp or iTunes, and they offer multiple bitrate streams so even on dial-up you can listen. It's very good.

9:12 pm
Journal Note
Not much going on, so my more political stuff will be in the 'foodandart' LJ.
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