Sunday, July 27, 2014

Far to long

It has been far too long since I've posted here. I think it's time to update everyone on a few goings on. First off, I started my own company. It's small, mostly still half stuck in the planning phase but things are getting off the ground. I started going back to church a week ago. It seems like there is still the same old crap there where someone thinks they know more than they do. This resulted in the loss of one of my microphones. I am sure we will pin down who did it. All we have to do is review a few things and go from there.
Brookings Oregon

We recently spent the weekend on the coast for my wife's birthday. The weather there was so nice that it really does make me want to live there someday. We started off in Crescent City California and ended up a few miles north in Brookings. Just spending time on the beach and holding hands seems to be a very simple way to refresh and recharge the romance. I find it funny how such a simple act as holding your partners hand can transmit such energy. Being near the moving water helps, it has its own form of energy. Most people do not know that flowing water creates an electric charge. But if you take an LED, turn on the water in your sink. Split the stream and then hold the LED wires under each stream, about every 4 seconds or so the light will light up and then fade until enough charge builds up again. 

One thing that really does get on my nerves is when people who think they are right, when proven otherwise, will still stand their ground on topic. It really shows just how afraid they are to be wrong. Politicians are well versed in this. They call it the un-truth, which I find funny. They won't even accuse other politicians of lying. They will only say un-truth or mistake. So I guess in a world where we can have an un-truth that is not a lie. We can have un-dead that are not really dead.  

So, yeah I'm going to try and get this thing updated more than once a year. Lot's more to write about coming up anyway. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

What?? George Takei is gay?? Who cares???

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That was my normal response when I first heard that Mr. Sulu was gay. To be honest it never really surprised me one bit. I was actually proud when he came out, about the almost non-event that it seemed to be. This was of course in comparison to the pounding that Ellen took when she officially came out years ago. The ribbing he took at the Roast of William Shatter had me in tears laughing so hard. I was like this guy is even more cool than he was in Star Trek. So why is it that I don’t care that he’s gay? Well for me a persons sexuality has never been an issue. Oh you’re gay? That’s cool. Is my normal response. I found that a lot of people who are gay are surprised by my reaction. Probably because I am registered with the GOP and up until very recently devoutly religious. Because of those my friends and acquaintances who are gay have often held back telling me.

So, why am I posting this? Well it is in response to a blog post by Mr. Takei himself (click here for the blog). It's about the fight of actors and those who are in the “Celluloid Closet” as he put it, have and the hard choice it is for them to come out. Sometimes the choice comes at the cost if a job, a career, a family, friends, and even life itself.
His post changed, or rather, helped to change my opinion on the matter. So I have to say from now on, when a friend or even some one I don’t know comes out as gay, my response will be different. No longer will they get the Oh cool, have a good day. They will get something more along the lines of: Thank you for your courage and trust in me. Thank you for finding me worthy to know more about your life. That it may have not been easy at all to tell me or even to consider telling someone.
We here a lot about the silent majority in this county and I think, if more of us who have no fear of you being gay, gave more support to the LGBT community the fear and repercussions, no not repercussions, that signifies that you have done something to receive it. The fear and tyranny that is associated with coming out will be much less. Remember a bully has no power to bully the one, if 30 people stand next to the one being bullied. The good of the few out way the good of the many? Yes Spock in this case. Yes being a major Star Trek fan I had to work something like that into my writing today.
So I will end my rant today with the follow:
If you have a friend who has come out to you, say thank you to them for their courage and strength to come out. Ask them what support they need from you and be very clear with what support you are willing to give. Remember, if you have a friend who has come out to you, they trust you. Don’t abuse that trust and continue to foster your friendship.
David

Friday, May 24, 2013

Windows 8, Canon and my Dad

Greetings everyone! It’s been a week since my last post and I wanted to bring you up to speed on what I’ve been doing,

After a long wait taxes finally are in and I did a few house keeping things. First off I upgraded my computer from windows 7 to startshotWindows 8. Quite the change. Tiles? Apps? Where is my start button?!?!?!?!

Now, I’m a pretty tech savvy guy and though this was going to be painless. For the most part the upgrade was. However, my video card is not supported at this time. So after finding that out it was down to BestBuy www.bestbuy.com where the guys hooked up with a mild card for 39.99. It was 30 bucks off so score!.

That installed and then poof the resolution fixed itself and now I’m back to full 1920x1080 p HD Smile

IMG_0039While there I also upgraded from a mid range digital camera to a DSLR. I love my new Canon Rebel! It brings me back to the days of my old 35mm Nikon. I’m enjoying learning more about it and I hope soon to have it mounted to a telescope.

It takes very nice pictures at just over 18mp and I can edit them in raw. Which is even more nice. I’ll be posting more of these to my picture circles in the next few days.

I finally got my dad to agree to come stay with me for a while. He is recovering from major surgery and thought he would do just fine by himself. That didn’t work out and he ended up having more issues. I’m just glad things worked out and he is with me now.

No back complaining today.

 

David

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Weather, the traffic and other rants

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The weather today has been awesome. I love the relief we are getting from the oncoming heat. However with this cooler weather comes the wind and a lot of pollen in the air. It makes it a bit difficult to wear my contacts all day. But hey, at least  I can still wear them.

 

When it comes to traffic I’m not talking about downtown or midtown. I’m talking about the traffic to the web. Specifically this blog. I find myself trying to improve my readership and failing. I have done most of everything that has been suggested. I just registered the blog at Technorati.com. When I post here I also tweet it out, Facebook and Google + it as well. So we will see if the improvement works.

On a lighter note. My dad, who if you have read any posts is doing much better. The SNF that he is at took him back and he is authorized for up to a month longer stay.

No political rants today.

 

Take care

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

So I find myself trying out Windows Live Writer. It’s supposed to be a lot better than just using the blogger web interface. I guess it will be fine as long as it doesn’t mess with my templates lol.

So like I said Happy Mothers day to everyone out there who is a mom. Smile Not that moms everywhere shouldn’t be cherished every day of the year, one day to exemplify mom is needed. Captur2e

The weather for may is coming in hot right now. Is 85 right now and it is going to get hotter.

On another note. I’m rather bored today. Waiting for my daughter and Crystal to get home so we can cook dinner and have a great night.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Doesn't anyone cruise downtown anymore?

I went out last week with the hope of passing on or bringing a tradition to my daughter. I was going to take her cruising. Now I've not taken my ride downtown in many years. But it used to be a hot stop. Sometimes taking a full hour or more to make one loop. Now, nothing. We were always locked in a constant battle for our right to cruise vs the police telling us to go home. They even made it illegal to park downtown after 10pm. It didn't stop us. They tried limiting the number of "laps" one could have too, but that didn't work. We all had enough cars to keep switching up on them over and over. As I grew older I lost interest for a bit. But I always thought when my child gets to be that age.... I'm going to teach her. Now, shes 14.. I want her to have the fun I did but it seems that the cruise here is dead. 
I would like to invest the time into rebuilding it. The local police here used to not like me they can not like me again. However I am torn between the past and the future. Do I put myself out there and show my daughter how to fight for something that might not come back even after months of CPR? 

It's just one of those things I guess, where do you draw the line. Do you walk away or do you fight one more time.

I guess it's a thought I'm going to have to bounce around in my head for a while. 


David