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VCDX 2012 Christmas Treat

Monday, December 17th, 2012

So I got home today, and found a package at the front door by UPS.  Its Christmas, and I order stuff online, so I thought nothing of it….Until I opened the box that is.

VMware’s Certification Team reached out to the people who hold VCDX Certification, and stated we should expect something later this year.  We have gotten some nice shirts, stickers, and other do-dads that we all use.  The VMware Team also said we should watch out, as we will have our expectations exceeded when we get this package.

Well, I forgot all about it, until I saw who the package was from.  HUGE box, and I could not begin to imagine what was included, and it was sweet.

1 x Solid vase, with VCDX logo, my name, and my cert number etched into the base
1 x Leeman Binder, with VCDX logo embossed, along with my initials
1 x logoed (with bottle opener attached) drink cooler….looks like more than 10 bottles fit in here!
1 x Fleece Jacket, embossed with VCDX logo, and my certification number embroidered on it
1 x Polo shirt, with VCDX logo embroidered on (very nice shirt too!)
2 x VCDX logo beer glasses
1 x HD Camcorder (sweet….), with my VCDX number right on it

and….not to be outdone by ANYONE else…..

1 x 6-pack of VCDX Special Ale (Thank you for brewing it, Devil’s Canyon!)

I was really excited about this, and can’t wait to find out how the beer tastes!
Those glasses will be getting some use tonight!

THANK YOU TO THE VMWARE CERTIFICATION TEAM FOR THIS EXTRAVAGANT GIFT!!!!!

My Transition To No Cable TV

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

So I was tired of paying for cable.  Having a DVR from Comcast was great.  Until it started missing the shows that I wanted to watch, not following the schedule of the few shows that I actually want to watch.  Plus cable TV is expensive.  I get my Cable TV and Internet from Comcast at about $140/month.  Internet only is about $60/month, so I decided to cut cable TV from my monthly expense.  I have a Netflix subscription (I have a Wii, Xbox, and Apple TV capable of streaming Netflix) for $8/month to stream all the movies and TV Shows I want.  Still, I wanted to get SOME TV, so I started to look at antennas to get my Over The Air (OTA) broadcasted channels.

A Bit About Comcast (New Hampshire)

So Comcast has 458 stations available for viewing.  Sounds great.  Until you break it down as follows:

  • 120 are duplicate stations (Standard Definition and High Definition of the same programming)
  • 77 Premium Channels (HBO, Starz, Showtime, etc)
  • 45 Radio Stations
  • 65 Foreign Language Stations
  • 149 Stations that require MORE than a basic cable subscription.

That leaves 22 stations on basic cable (I checked this by connecting the cable to my  TV directly, and not using the cable box they provided me).  Now, the package I had listed about 220 stations available, but taking out the junk that I don’t want, such as QVC, duplicate stations, foreign language stations and whatnot, I ended up with 65 stations that I might actually watch.  Even then I only really put on 4 or 5 stations consistently.  There is my rationale for dumping Cable TV.

Learn About Digital TV Antennas & Broadcast TV

So one of the first things I learned is that an antenna is an antenna.  Old analog antennas that might still be on your roof from the 1960′s will still work, though some of the newer antennas may keep distortion (or signal noise) down.  So if you have an existing antenna still up on the roof, try that out before buying a new antenna.  You may be surprised by the result (so I have read).  I did not have an antenna on my house, so I had to learn about and buy an antenna.

What Stations In My Area Broadcast Television?

There are a few places to go to get information about what television is broadcasted over the air in your area.  They all work in the same manner, but have different outputs.  I liked the output from AntennaWeb.org, but let me list the others that I have used too, but first, let me show you the relevant output that I got which I found useful.  Some sites will include some of this information, other will include this and more, but this is what I found useful.

  • Sign – The station letters
    e.g. – WFXT is Boston, MA FOX affiliate
  • Virtual Channel – The Digital TV Station Channel
    Channels in Digital TV are in the form of #-#   This means Fox would be 25-1 in the Boston, MA area.  Some channels may have many substations (the -1 in the previous example).  Boston has WGBH 44 (PBS) has 5 stations for Over The Air broadcast, listed as 44-1, 44-2, 44-3, 44-4, each with different programming available.
  • Band – UHF or VHF signal Broadcast
    We will get into this more under antenna selection, but there are essentially 2 bands of reception.  Just remember for later, I bought a UHF antenna, and receive VHF stations as well as the UHF stations.
  • Power – How strong the broadcast signal is from the station
    e.g. 5kW or 1,000 KW.  This will vary for all stations and areas.  The thing to remember here is that a station that broadcasts at 500 kW that is 10 miles away, may provide you with the same reception as one that broadcasts at 1,000 KW that is 20 miles away.  This doesn’t scale linearly exactly, but the example is pretty solid.
  • City – Where the Broadcast tower is located
    e.g. Boston, MA
  • Distance – How far away the broadcast tower is from your hom
    e.g. 12.3 miles
  • Heading – Which direction is the tower, so I can point the antenna in the right direction
    e.g. 90.8º (which is just about due East) or 181.9º (which is just about due South)

How to find this information about your home?  Hit some of these sites, and get some information.  One thing to note about the output here, is that you may not get a full listing of stations in your area unless you lie to the website, and say the antenna is 30 feet above structures.  When I lied to the site, I got a list that is more representative of what I actually receive for stations over the air.

I am in zip code 03079, so you can use this to compare what my results are to what you are seeing at your zip code and antenna selection.

AntennaWeb
Where I got my information (listed above).  Had to lie to this site and say my antenna was 30 feet above structure.  Start by clicking Choose An Antenna

AntennaPoint
Another site to do the same thing.   Provides all the information listed above, with only your zip code.  A Better Bet.

RabbitEars
A site that will list stations that are broadcast in your area.  Pretty inclusive for research, so you can find which stations exist in your area, not necessarily what you will receive like the prior two sites linked just above.

What Antennas Type Should I Buy?

AntennasDirect have quite a few good links about station listings, intro to Over The Air Broadcasts, and Intro to Antennas.  I found that these are pretty good reading, as they are validated by may of the searches I have done to find this information out myself.  Look up the Learning Center from their Home Page.

So in my instance, most of my stations are either directly south, or directly north.  That makes my decision to buy an antenna pretty simple.  Still, I did not want to put up an antenna that I would ever need to rotate to receive a signal.  I wanted to put up an antenna and leave it alone once it was up.  So let’s go through the major things to decide when selecting an antenna.

We’ll discuss:

  • UHF vs VHF
  • Directional vs. Multi-Directional
  • Short vs. Medium vs Long Range
  • Indoor vs. Attic vs. Roof Mount

UHF vs VHF

So if most of you stations come in UHF, you would want a UHF antenna.   Most of mine are UHF, so I choose UHF.  I have 2 stations that matter that are broadcast in VHF, and they are receive in my antenna.  Cool.

Not all people will have that result, so there are solutions that stack a UHF on top of a VHF antenna, and combine the cabling so only a single RG6 cable is run to the TV.

Assume you will only need 1 antenna type, and accept the fact that you MIGHT need to buy the other type of antenna, stack them, and combine the signal if you have no reception.

Directional vs. Multi-Directional

Depending where you live, depends on where the stations are broadcast from (Heading).  If all stations are in 1 direction, a directional antenna may work best.  My stations are either north or south from me (11 south, 4 north).  I still bought a Multi-Directional antenna, and ended up getting enough stations to make me happy.  Your needs and functionality may vary, but lean towards Multi, based on my experience.

Multi-Directional does not mean universal reception, just a broader range than Directional.  I don’t see a reason to buy directional unless you live in Montana with stations 100 miles away.  Then again, you may disagree and want Directional if that 1 station you want just doesn’t come in.

Short vs. Medium vs. Long Rang Antenna & Indoor vs. Attic vs. Roof Mounted Antenna

So here are some basics as far as distance is concerned:

  • Indoor:  0-15 miles
  • Short:  0-25 miles
  • Medium:  10-55 miles
  • Long:  50 – 75+ miles

The further indoors you are, the more interference you will have.

You will get great reception if it is on the roof, and mounted 30 feet in the air.  Now you have to get it wired correctly (have an electrician ground the new antenna, as it IS a lightning rod), and now weather (high winds, falling trees, etc) can hurt the antenna.

I put mine in my attic, and am very happy with the reception.  I have asphalt shingles on my roof.  So I figured I would buy a long range antenna, put it in the attic, and live with the lost reception in the attic, but haven’t really had any negative thoughts on that yet.

I figure that a long range antenna in the attic is equivalent to a medium range antenna on the roof.

What Equipment Did I Get?

I ended up with the ClearStream4 Antenna, with an Attic Mount.  No pre-amplifier, no splitters.  The wire goes from the antenna directly to the TV.

The Front of the Antenna is pointed south.
I used RG6 cable to get the signal to the TV.  ( no splitters just yet…that’ll be this winter)

What Stations Do I Get?

Use AntennaPoint to enter 03079 (my zip code).  I  receive all the stations listed EXCEPT:

  • 26.1
  • 46.1
  • 60.1
  • 66.1

But I also get a few more stations not listed.  I ended up with 21 broadcast stations.

Is it worth the $120 to get the antenna & mounting mast?  For me, yes.  If you can’t live without cable channels, and refuse to wait till those shows on Premium Channels or cable only channels (I miss It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) then this is not for you.  I can wait till those shows come on Netflix.

-Mark Gabryjelski

Funny one liners…

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Found this somewhere online, but lost the link…

Good round up of people’s short texts…..

 

If you smacked a kid in the face with a bottle of Johnson’s No More Tears, would it create beautiful irony?

You shouldn’t say anything mean about people who can’t read. You should write it instead.

Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

Children in the dark cause accidents, accidents in the dark cause children.

Solution to two of the world’s problems: Feed the homeless to the hungry. 

Depression is just anger without enthusiasm.

I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

if my calculations are correct SLINKY + ESCULATOR = EVERLASTING FUN.

Who’s General Failure & why is he reading my disk? 

If your name was homework, i’de be doing you on my desk right now.

A religious war is like children fighting over who has the strongest imaginary friend.

You’re like a slinky – completely useless, but fun to push down stairs.

Hurricanes are like women: when they come, they’re wet and wild, but when they leave they take your house and car.

The reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

Why do we call them buildings when they’re finished? Shouldn’t they be called Builts?

I am going to call my kids Ctrl, Alt and Delete. Then if they muck up i will just hit them all at once.

For Xmas I want Santa’s list of naughty girls.

This is almost as enthralling as a tennis match between Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

Duct tape is like ‘the force, it has a dark side, a light side and it holds the universe together.

Don’t drink water – fish have sex in it.

The most effective copyright protection known to man: a scratched CD.

When Insults Had Class

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

I saw this a while ago, and do not remember where I found it, but thought it is worth sharing….

 

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”
–Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”
–Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
–William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”
—Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”
–Groucho Marx

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
–Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
–Oscar Wilde

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend… if you have one.”
–George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

“Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.”
–Winston Churchill’s response to George Bernard Shaw

“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”
–Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”
–John Bright

“I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.”
–Irvin S. Cobb

“He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.”
–Samuel Johnson

“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.”
–Paul Keating

“He had delusions of adequacy.”
–Walter Kerr

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”
–Mark Twain

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”
–Mae West

“Winston, if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee!”
–Lady Astor to Winston Churchill at a dinner party

“Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it!”
–Winston Churchill’s response to Lady Astor

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.”
—Moses Hadas

“There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.”
—Jack E. Leonard

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.”
—Robert Redford

“They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.”
—Thomas Brackett Reed

“He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.”
—James Reston (about Richard Nixon)

“In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.”
—Charles, Count Talleyrand

“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.”
—Forrest Tucker

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any one I know.”
—Abraham Lincoln

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts — for support rather than illumination.”
—Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.”
—Billy Wilder

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”
–Oscar Wilde

“You, Mr. Wilkes, will die either of the pox or on the gallows.”
–The Earl of Sandwich

“That depends, my lord, whether I embrace your mistress or your principles.”
–John Wilkes’s response to The Earl of Sandwich

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.”
—Winston Churchill

The Jar & Life

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

 

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full – They agreed it was.

 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.” The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

 

“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—God, your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

 

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

 

The sand is everything else—the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

 

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand .”

 

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked.

 

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

 

Grandfather at the Table Story

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I’ve no idea where I found this, but if you know where this originated, let me know so I can give credit when credit is due….

 

 

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson.  The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

 

The family ate together at the table.  But, the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult.  Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.  When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.  The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.    “We must do something about Grandfather,” said the son.  “I’ve had enough of the spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”  So, the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.

 

There Grandfather ate alone,while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.  Since, Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.  When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye, as he sat alone.  Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions, when he dropped a fork or spilled food.  The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

 

One evening, before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.  He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for Papa and Mama to eat their food in when I grow up.”  The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

 

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless.  Then tears started to stream down their cheeks.  Though, no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

 

That evening, the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.  For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family.  And, for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

 

Children are remarkably perceptive.  Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb.  If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives.  The wise parent realizes that every day the building blocks are being laid for the child’s future.

Let’s be wise builders.

 

 

Bar Stool Economics

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008


From the University of Georgia :

 

Bar Stool Economics

 

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

 

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

 

So, that’s what they decided to do.

 

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

 

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men – the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’ They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would b e fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

 

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

 

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

 

“I only got a dollar out of the $20,”declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,” but he got $10!” “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!” “That’s true!!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!” “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!”

 

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

 

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

 

And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

 

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

University of Georgia

 

For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

John Cleese’s Letter To America

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Dear Citizens of America,
In view of your failure to elect a competent President and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. Her Sovereign Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy), as from Monday next.
Your new prime minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.
To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

  1. You should look up “revocation” in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up “aluminium,” and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.
  2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix “ize” will be replaced by the suffix “ise.”
  3. You will learn that the suffix ‘burgh’ is pronounced ‘burra’; you may elect to spell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you find you simply can’t cope with correct pronunciation.
  4. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels (look up “vocabulary”). Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like” and “you know” is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.
  5. There is no such thing as “US English.” We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of “-ize.”
  6. You will relearn your original national anthem, “God Save The Queen”, but only after fully carrying out Task #1 (see above).
  7. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but to be celebrated only in England. It will be called “Come-Uppance Day.”
  8. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.
  9. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.
  10. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.
  11. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric immediately and without the benefit of conversion tables… Both roundabouts and metrification will help you understand the British sense of humour.
  12. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling “gasoline”) – roughly $8/US per gallon. Get used to it.
  13. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call french fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called “crisps.” Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with malt vinegar.
  14. Waiters and waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.
  15. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as “beer,” and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as “Lager.” American brands will be referred to as “Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine,” so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.
  16. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors as English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” was an experience akin to having one’s ear removed with a cheese grater.
  17. You will cease playing American “football.” There is only one kind of proper football; you call it “soccer”. Those of you brave enough, in time, will be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American “football”, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of Jessies – English slang for “Big Girls Blouse”).
  18. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the “World Series” for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable and forgiven.
  19. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.
  20. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due, backdated to 1776.


Thank you for your co-operation.
John Cleese

Just Bought My First Piece of Artwork…

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Went down to Medford today, and bought my first piece of art from a friend of mine, Juleen Jones.

I’ll post a picture of it when I take one….

looks  like my mind  feels sometimes

Calvin & Hobbes Collection

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Just found a link to the entire library of Calvin & Hobbes.  What a great find!

http://www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/index.html

The format is easy to read, 1 month’s worth of comics per page.