Thursday, January 13, 2011


I feel I must explain myself. I recently posted that I agree with Sarah Palin after watching this video. In deed I do agree with her, but not in whole only in part. I feel we live in a society that thrives on instant information. And this need and access to/for instant information has brought us to a point where peoples words are more important then ever.

In the past, a little over 15 years ago, you would hear about a tragedy across the country or across the globe with in days of it's happening. If the tragedy were monumental you would hear about it instantly if you happen to be watching TV at the time. Otherwise you might see a clip of it or hear a mention of it during the evening news. Beyond that you would read about it in that weeks paper if it were enough of a mention for it to be printed in your local paper.

Now I'm not saying the recent shooting was not horrible and tragic, but was it monumental? Did it compare to such tragedies as the Oklahoma City bombing or the bombing at the twin towers or the attacks of 9/11? By no means would anyone put this shooting on the same scale as 9/11. Yet most of the country knew about the shooting with in a day at least and have been discussing it ever since. We even had a Presidential announcement about it.

My point is journalists, and that includes bloggers, need to be aware of the words they use to describe news. We need to be aware of where we are pointing our collective fingers and what impact that action has. We need to be responsible individuals and think before we speak.

I have no love for Sarah Palin and it tears me up in side to agree with her even in part. Yet here I am defending her even though I disagree with most everything that comes out of her mouth.

And to answer the question of whether or not a "Blood libel" hurt Sarah Palins run for Vice President. No. Sarah Palin hurt Sarah Palin's chances to become VP.



I have been attempting to create a meaningful blog since way back in 1999. Long before there were "bloggers". I had an extremely meaningful blog at first. Which is not hard to create if you have a group that needs a blog. Which I did at that time. I no longer have a group of like minded people with which I communicate on a daily basis. I have co-workers and I have friends, but I do not have a group of like minded individuals anymore. I have found that what I like and enjoy is shallow and not worth writing about on a blog. Thus my problem. I like to blog, but I don't have anything to say. I have this need to create, but have nothing genuine of myself to give the reader to keep them coming back. So I continue to waste space on an environment where millions of people communicate every moment.

Maybe someday I will figure out who I am and what I want to do/be when I grow up.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I received the sweetest call this morning from my wife. She called to tell me that my 2yr old saw my travel mug and desperately wanted to make me coffee and bring it to work. How very cute.

While I was on the phone with my wife my desk and cell phone were ringing off the hook. Once I hung up I answered the next call to come in. It turned out to be a co-worker unable to login into his computer. He was receiving an error stating his profile couldn’t be loaded due to permissions issues.

He was attempting to login to the old domain which is housed on an old Gentoo Linux box hosting an old NT Domain. I check his permissions and all was good. He then read the file he didn’t have permission to, which was located in the java cache directory, and I deleted the entire cache directory. He was then able to login and was immediately confronted with an MS Security Essentials warning about a Java Exploit located in the java cache directory.

He was more then saddened by being exploited in such a way. ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

A day in the life

There is very little about my life that is typical.

I work for a small MSO that does everything on the cheap. Which makes every project an adventure. I don't mind, but there are somethings I kinda wish were typical about work. First would be the use of tables as a desk. This normally wouldn't bother me, but I have no storage system. So my "desk" is always a mess. I have a title, but it means little as I am asked to do everything from programing channels to fixing desktop printers. Again I don't mind, but it makes it hard to give them a clear and concise view of what I do in a typical day.

I'm a wanna be actor, but I live so far from everything it is pathetic. I am doing all I can to make a difference in my community, but I find it hard to be a one man show at times. Though keep your eyes pealed as I will be posting some work soon and I will be filming a movie locally this spring. I can't wait.

I'm a father of three and this is probably the most typical part of my life. This is also the main reason I live so far from everything. I live in one of the most comfortable communities I have seen in a long time. This is not to say it is safe, but it is much safer then a large city by far.

Well that's it for now. I have to run and build a new DNS and time architecture for our cable customers. And right before Christmas...I love this job.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Ok I'm back on I figured it made more sense to be blogging on them from, but I'm still not certain of that decision.

We will see as time passes... Not that I blog much. I prolly won't be back for many months.

We will see.