I ordered some flowers for my girlfriend from Pro Flowers on Valentines Day. Never again. They are a SPAM factory! The order was easy, and the product was excellent, and the delivery was fast via FedEx. Then why never again you ask? Besides the SPAM? Because they send you 10 million status updates to start. …View full post
Watching this video, I must say, I immediately searched for more Steven Wilson music – and found some. Yay, a Pandora station has been found! I could listen this stuff for days straight. Here is a video that promos the new album, . An old man who loses someone close to him, starts to give …View full post
Just so happened to be checking out the video feed when I stumbled upon this film. To my surprise, it is the newest film by Dave Grohl. Not sure why, but the film is marked as private on Vimeo, and is not listed in the search results on the site. The embedded link appears to …View full post
An insanely funny commercial which is one of the many for the Superbowl. Samsung must have paid a mint. Trying to come up with a cool commercial idea for the Superbo… shhh, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd are great at keeping their faces straight for this conversation. YouTube determined that TubePress’s request did not contain …View full post
Kudos to this future Hollywood sci-fi film creator – Kaleb Lechowski impressively creates this 6 minute short film with a team of one: himself. I can’t wait to see the full featured film. Take a look at some of the comments posted: “Astonishing graphics combine with a logical storyline and convincing audio…. they make a …View full post
Hey, I’m still here. Happy New Year. Hope everyone’s holidays were the best yet. I know – I haven’t posted since November 30th. To tell you the truth, I haven’t really had anything to talk about. A lot has gone on since my last post. Of course the big story was the Sandy Hook tragedy, …View full post
Aug 22 2011
Aug 20 2011
So to continue from the last entry below, while I was on my 3 week hiatus, I played around on the laptop while in bed and did some cool stuff. I built another Linux box that was sitting around, and loaded it with a bunch of cool stuff, like Apache, MySQL, Snort, Aanvil, Ntop, IPTables, Cacti etc.etc.etc. I was just practicing up on my network security\monitoring skills. Learned allot and added those “learning’s” to my first OpenSuse box. All this stuff is pretty neat, but when I opened a couple ports on my router, i started getting hit with a ton of break ins. Luckily, I had fail2ban installed, and it just banned the shit out of everyone. Also IPtables, blocked a bunch of script kiddies from port scanning me. HAHHHHHAAAA.
But to get on with the more fun stuff. So one of the things I installed and played with was ZoneMinder. This app is one of the coolest Home security webcam systems I’ve seen, and the best thing about it – it’s free. Just a bitch to setup. Luckily I had allot of time on my hands.
So I set up the ZM app, nicely configured with mail filter alerting, 3 cams, cron jobs to set off different “setups” at different times of the day. For instance I have a mon all, detect all, and all off, setup that are fired at different times of the day. I usually get home from work around 4′ish so I have them set to turn off at 4PM.
Well this gets me to my point of this over boring and technical blog entry . Yesterday, I had to leave work a little earlier than normal, because I needed to get to the post office by 4 to mail out some very important paperwork. So I do what I have to do at the post office, and get home around 3:45.
As I get home, I am in a state of la la land from the long week, and I am just glad the week is over. I proceed into the bedroom not paying attention to any of my surroundings including all the webcams and their pretty blue lights. I do my normal undress, take everything off so that I can get on a fresh set of comfy clean clothes. It is Friday you know…
So I am nice and comfy and I sit down at my computer to do some last minute stuff for work, you know like check emails and such. Next thing i know I get an email on my Blackberry from my ZoneMinder server – “ALERT ALERT” it says. I am baffled because
Aug 19 2011
So the summer is almost over… I can’t wait. I really am starting to hate summer, with all the heat, humidity and the large electric bill that takes 4 years to pay off. Well one thing is for certain. My ass hurts. Well my tailbone which was dislocated is the true cause – not my ass “circle”. I can’t sit, I can’t stand, I can’t walk. Really sux. I can however lay down, which is exactly what I did in July – for three weeks. Took off from work and laid in bed for almost the entire three weeks, hoping this would get better on its own. It didn’t. I just used up all my extended time at work. That’s it.
So enjoy the rest of this hot as hell summer, and remember, don’t fall on your ass. It lasts a lifetime.. L8ter!
Jul 13 2011
Blackbery Desktop Manager 6 SUCKS. It will not sync to Outlook correctly. I gave them a year to fix it, and I go to upgrade – shit still does not work! So I remove that and go back to 5, and now my drivers are all screwed up. All the normal bullshit troubleshooting does not fix it.
Windows 7 system restore to the rescue.Everything good.
Then I had my Allen and Heath mixer usb plugged into the same USB hub as my new HiDef webcam. I use the mixer audio for live broadcasting from my Focusrite Pro 40. Every time I turned on the cam, everything would stutter. So wound up rewiring all my 13 USB connections, so they didn’t collide on the same bus. 9 hours later all the drivers are finally working properly! MUCH BETTER!!!
So just remember the three rules: 1. Backup 2. Backup 3. BACKUP
And use system restore. God Bless Us All!!!
Jul 07 2011
Noisegate95 is now gearing up for Live Broadcasts on Justin.tv. We have been playing around with some broadcasts in the past and have a small follower base, but we want BIGGER! Would like to begin producing original music shows featuring user submitted tunes. Depending on the number of submissions, the schedule will be posted soon and as more and more submissions are sent in, I will then schedules genre specific shows. Sounds fun right, I think so. So send in those original tunes, and let’s get started.