5. March 2014 10:11
Ah, the great glorious smell. You know what I am talking about. Another year down this road. I have just updated BlogEngine to a more recent version, with the intention of updating it to the latest version soon. I haven't been messing with my websites much as this whole world has felt as if it's a burden to me more than any sort of enjoyment anymore. These small glimpses of success encourage me though.
I guess it's time to ramble on about the previous year and reflect. Two of my friends decided to ramp up their crazy. One managed to land himself a nice long prison sentence and the other one ended up dead. Since you are here, you might be already familiar with UFO Jeff. If not, be sure to check out the Karvanek Conspiracy pages on the site. Well, yep, he landed himself a nice vacation in prison for awhile. Handy Internet tip from Captain Obvious; Don't make death threats to government employees. My other friend decided to activate his Oxycontin powers and it didn't quite work out for him. Of course, a requirement of friends with me, is being an asshole. He decided that Thanksgiving, my wife's birthday, would be the day to go out.
My dog is still alive and I have health care insurance now, so I got that going for me.
15. November 2013 17:23
If you would like to listen using VLC or some other media player here is the URL.
15. November 2013 17:10
I've been having a lot of fun with the liquidsoap streaming software this year. It's working very well with a few minor issues. Give it a listen on the player on the side bar.
A friend of mine, Rikk, is streaming his radio station live to AutoNarcosis Radio on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays.
Check out his site and stream.
11. March 2013 15:21
I've added a little widget on the side panel for some streaming audio. I've been having fun playing around with LiquidSoap and IceCast2. It seems to work really well. The only problem is, about 99% of the people I tell about it seem competely unable to stream audio. Are people that retarded? Apparently so! The stream is not always on, so if it doesn't work, most likely I am not listening to music myself. It's random as to what I am playing. It could be anything from Dance/Disco to Heavy Metal. I've had this setup before a long time ago using SAM Broadcaster and Windows Media Services and WMA format. Not that anyone ever listened to it much.
LiquidSoap is an Open Source automated DJ media player/streamer. I found it looking for an alternative to SAM Broadcaster because that is just way too much money and kind of an over kill for what I was looking for. IceCast2 is a media streaming server. I point the output of LiquidSoap to IceCast2 and clients (thats you) connect to IceCast2 server. I intitally tried to use OGG format, however, most players fail to play OGG streams properly so switched to MP3.
I am running this all off Windows, but it works just as well (if not better) on Linux.
6. March 2013 12:46
I had posted a lot about my dog and the perils of his disease and a lot of dispair. I am glad to report that he is doing well, has been doing very good for the past 8 months or so. He's not cured or anything, I've just paid a lot of attention to him to make sure he's safe and not in posistions to hurt himself. He did get a blood transfusion in April or May of 2012. Most likely this was his last blood transfusion. With his disease he can go at anytime and it's not easy feeling to know that. It's been a mild winter for us which I believe has helped a lot. And just attention to what he's doing.
I kind of got to a point with his website that I got a bit overwhelmed and then realized the template was just stupid. I did learn how to template BlogEngine.NET pretty good in doing so, but then just got discouraged with any sort of direction and where I wanted to go with his website. I'm not making very specific blog sites so no one is really interested in reading online diaries of boring people with fucked up animals.
6. March 2013 09:30
I just realized I never made a post in 2012. It was that exciting of a year. NOT!
I'm here just tesitng my blog application after having to re-install everything on some different hardware. The IBM server I am hosting my sites on decided to melt down on me. It was one of those slow melt downs. At first I thought it was the CPU Fan failing as it was quite old and sounded like a tractor. It's possible I was too late in replacing it. Of course, it's an IBM server and the mount was non-standard so I had to raid an old motherboard for the standard P4 fan mount. Everything was fine for about two weeks and my wife and I were sitting in the office room and we heard a tink, click noise coming from the server. Naturallly I thought my wife bumped the server and knocked the front off of it. Nope. So I immedately logged into it and shut it down. The noise we hear was the Northbridge chip popping off. The mounts to it actually came out of the motherboard. And of course, the holes for these chipsets are not standard so it was time to ditch the IBM for some different hardware. It's not the greatest hardware but it's working so far. Hopefully I can get some newer hardware specific for server roles. I don't forsee that happening anytime soon though.
I think I will try to post more to my blog, but it's fairly boring and uninteresting. Not that anyone reads this. The most busy part of the site is my Baseall Card collect pages. Go figure. I did update the Karvanek Conspiracy pages and I'm adding videos onto YouTube. It's much easier to host videos on YouTube than on the server. Don't have to backup gigabytes of video files. Makes it much easier.
16. July 2011 08:43
Recently I learned of the death of an acquaintance. It's always disappointing to learn months afterwords. His name was Bob, aka Crazy Bob. He was a paraplegic and has a very unique outlook on life and the human existence and soul. He was quite a loner and many nights I would visit him in his studio apartment discussing life the universe and everything. He was fascinated with my own views and I like to believe that I inspired him. I am quite sure I did. Bob had moved away many years ago, perhaps over 10 years, it has been so long. A mutual friend would always mention that he asked about me. It is through this friend that I learned of his passing back in December, alone. It is unfortunate and always brings to the fore front my own mortality. I discovered during the update of the blog site that I still have one of his writings. You could loosely call it a book. He wrote it over a several months after a long discussion that him and I had where I stated that I believed in evolution. I had converted it and put it on line so that who ever could read it. I believe he got a few responses and many trolls, which shunned him from the Internet. I will post it as Pages to my blog site and he will live on forever in the Internet.
So I give you Crazy Bob aka NO INGS ramblings of how he saw and believed in our souls. Don't say I didn't warn you!
SOUL - Secrets Of Universal Love
16. July 2011 08:16
I really like BlogEngine. Updating it is quite simple and hasn't been much of a pain in the ass so far.
I've added some more pages to the site as well. I uploaded some old cassette tape recordings I did when I was 9 years old. Perhaps I will write more about that experience in the future. Not that anyone actually reads these. 99% of the traffic is spam in the form of referral link spam or attempted comment spam. It's pathetic.
8. June 2011 07:21
I haven't posted much of anything lately. I haven't had much to say, or just not sure what to say.
Cobar is doing extremely well and for the most part has recovered from his ordeal. I have nearly completed his web site (http://www.kuparr.com) . I've just been very un-inspired lately about all my web sites. I think I will migrate some of the posts about him here to his web site. There was a big scare when we went camping at Potlatch State Park where he jumped into a 15 foot deep cistern, culvert type of thing. He managed to escape any noticable injury which is unbelievable.
As I mentioned, we went on our first camping trip of the summer season. We went to Potlatch State Park and the first night it had rained quite heavily. The most rain on the first night that we've experinced when we started the whole summer camping trips about 4 years ago. The weather cleared up and it was a wonderful weekend. We did that the Memorial Day weekend. It was relaxing and I actually slept without having to take anything to relax me and sleep. Normally I have a difficult time sleeping when camping, even though I love it.
Can't think of anything else to say.
18. April 2011 09:46
In one of Cobars first major outings from his illness we took him to the Dog Easter Egg hunt dressed as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. He was a bit barky when we first got there but he settled down and had had a lot of fun. We didn't win any prizes in the easter egg hunt this year. Too many of peoples human children were grabbing the eggs, not the dogs. Cobar managed to grab about a half dozen eggs though, he loves doing it. After the egg hunt there was an hour wait for the fashion show so we took a walk around the park. This was his first walk since a brief moment at the beginning of March when he was feeling good. He managed to place 3rd in the small dogs, which we were confused a bit as he's not a small dog (over 30lbs). The toy he got he loves very much and he's playing with more of his toys as we let him access to them. His barking was my biggest concern and so far the day after he's doing well and appears normal and still has a normal voice.