One of my all-time favorite songs: "Whiter Shade of Pale",
by Procol Harum, back in the mid/late-60s. And be sure to listen to the surreal "Annie's Version".
Windows 7 OS
friday, june 12th, 2009
i can't say enough nice things about the new Windows 7 OS. I've been using it on my home RAID 0 Super-Machine, since May 15th, and it's been a wonderful OS to work and play with.
Here's the news on Windows 7 RC: "You don't need to rush to get Windows 7 RC. The RC (Release Candidate) release will be available at least through June 2009 and they're not limiting the number of product keys, so you have plenty of time. Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows 7 will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to install a non-expired version of Windows 7 before March 1, 2010. You'll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use. (Learn more about installing Windows). Protect your PC and data. Be sure to back up your data and please don't test Windows 7 RC on your primary home or business PC." (I am).
I'm running it only on my home rig, with back-up a all data and apps on a 1Tb WDC External HD, called "My Book". I also use their 640Gb External HD as back-up for my office data, files and apps. And I easily unplug it and take it home each week, just like a "large thumb dive". (Holy crap! They've got a 2Tb External HD now! I'm getting one of those units.)
Okay, back to Win-7. It's so slick, fast and easy to learn, I'm wondering why-the-hell MS waited until now to unleash it upon us, after such shitty OS as v3.1, Win-95, Win-98, and some other truly crap versions of 'Win-98 ME'? Remember all these lousy releases? The NT and 2000 Industrial OS are still running strong, for the most part. Vista was a failure and a flop; Win-7 OS has more than made-up for it, IMO. I wouldn't be using the RC if it was a bad dog, my friend.
If you've got 500Gb-1Tb of HD space, and can install the 64-bit version of Win-7 with a dual-boot manager to give you the option of WinXp v Win7, GO FOR IT! Read this and see what's needed. With their key, it installs in 10-15 minutes, not the 2-3hrs it usually takes to install an OS.
I'm truly enjoying it. Here are some great wallpapers to replace the ones they give you in the RC version.
What's Windows 7 all about, you ask? Here's everything you'll want to know about it, but you must have MS-Silverlight installed. It blows away XP and Vista, and easily-rivals/beats anything Apple/Mac has put out, so far.
With 5 Editions of Win-7 coming out; here's what's in each of them.
Or should there be just just one version of Windows 7, for everyone? This guy makes a good case for it.
Here's what some of Win-7 is all about: 10 cool tools in Windows 7.
My advice? Get it and have some fun!
Around The Garden Center.™
Friday was a complete wash-out, with non-stop rain and low-50s temps. The landscape crew was told not to report for work at 7am, but we had our usual Friday Key Staff Mtg to review the coming weeks' work, and make schedule changes. We also put several procedures into place, thanks to James, which should streamline jobs and eliminate duplication and errors.
Though Saturday was predicted to "sunny and in the upper-70s", it too, was a disappointment: cloudy and cool. At lest the friendly faces of Sean & Christine appeared, with "Max", their friendly greyhound ex-racer, making my Saturday a bit lighter. Sunday: "Party sunny and a bit more humid". Gee thanks, we really need more of that crap.
I was up Sunday at 6am to feed the cats, and back to sleep until 8:30. I went to nearby Rutter's for their "High-Caffeine" Coffee, made some French Toast and got ready to go into work at 11. Only a few more weeks of this 7-day-a-week crap, and we'll all have Sunday's off in July and August. It was sunny and already 70°F, so I knew it was going to be a very warm and humid day ahead. It was, with 84°F and 78% humidity. I was glad to get home, do some loads of laundry and take a nice, long shower.
I closed XP and opened-up Win-7, and am now working on the "Journal" in Win-7. I'm watching "Jericho" episodes, while writing this hourly/daily/weekly tome. Time for a break and a shower. Back in a while. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh; very nice to be clean and have on clean clothes, from Saturday's & Sunday's ugliness. Laundry done, cats' litter boxes cleaned-up, cats' food area cleaned-up; all is well.
I spent Monday doing lscp billing and estimates, and taking calls from questioning customers. Our new graphics shop, NeFra, did two new brochure versions, which James & I previewed late in the afternoon, I took home to mark-up typos and copy, and will meet with out AE (account exec) to finalize, after my dr's app't, tomorrow. She's a talented young lady, and a pleasure to work with, as is her über-professional graphics shop, NeFra.
I was up earlier-than-usual, on Tuesday when T-storms rolled through and shook the condo, prompting both cats to seek shelter under the covers with me. I rolled into work just before 8am, and dove into lscp estimates and lscp job billing, which had been piling-up since last Friday. Normally, I get those things done same day, as the income's important to the company's cash flow, and new job estimates are important to keep my people working and their families fed. I went to my 11:30am dr's (lab bloodwork) app't, and then off to meet the nice folks at NeFra at 2:30pm, to get the new brochure finalized, and brief them on our past marketing-advertising efforts. They're going to be my "go-to-graphics-shop", from now on. Did I mention I was really impressed with owners Neil & Frances (Ne-Fra), and "graphics gurus" Lauren & Meghin? Right here in little ol' York, Pa. I'm used to independent graphic 'boutiques' like that in my 17yrs in NYC's Madison Ave Jungle, and creative dept's 100x that size in the many mega-agencies I worked for, but they're a "Godsend" right now, and for the foreseeable future, thanks to James, my Staff LSCP Designer. Looks like I'll have to find another media placement agency, after what I just heard about her, on my way home Thursday evening. (sigh)
Some really nasty T-Storms were building as I left their shop for my Complex, and continued through 7:30pm. By 8:15pm, all *Severe Storm Warnings* had vanished, and life was back to semi-normal.
I went through my pantry and cupboards and threw out all outdated boxes of Aunt Jemimah® pancake and Bisquick® mix, various cake mixes, instant mashed potatoes etc, which most probably now contain deadly toxins. Do yourself a favor: clean-out the pantry's *old* mixes!
I took Thursday morning off, slept-in and went to an 11:30am dr's (L5 spinal check = good) app't, and then into work. More of the same rainy, sticky, very warm wether with T-Storms rolling through in the afternoon. I had a pile of lscp job billing to get done, and did so. James had developed several checklists for hardscape and landscape, and I spent time "modifying" them for our usage. I handled several walk-in customers and their tree installation requests. Walking all over the place is once again fun, now that my back has "healed" itself, through a bad fall, 4-5 weeks ago. Don't ask.
Gas prices have jumped another 10¢, in under two weeks. Unleaded Regular (87oct) now at $2.69, Unleaded Premium (89oct) now at $2.79/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) at $2.99/gal, with Diesel also rising to $2.65/gal. We're going to see $3/gal Regular, before Summer's end, IMO.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
Killing Obama is wrong on so many fronts: Mentally-ill Joey Biden is next in-line, and then the criminal, lying bitch Pelosi is next! Protect Obama at all costs, IMO!
The fat, ugly, racist pig-bitch, Sonia Sotomayor, broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble on her way to Washington to meet with senators who will vote on her SCOTUS confirmation. Next time, subhuman bitch: break your f•cking neck and die, leftist asshole scum! Where's *James Earl Ray* when the country really needs him?
The lowlife, racist, hate-America, hate-Whitey, bigoted, piece-of-sambo-shit, US Attorney General Eric Holder released the following racist statement relating to President Obama's historic speech in Cairo, Egypt. Fuck you, Holder!
Empty-headed, drug-addled, senile, dumb-fuck, alcoholic Ted Danson had this to say about the world's oceans. Fucking leftist, wacko Holly-weird idiot.
The Global Warming Money Pit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. CO2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
Some People Just Need Killing™
Subhuman, piece-of-pigfucking muslim-convert shit/trash/filth/garbage, Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, Ark, aka "Carlos Bledsoe", needs my .45cal ACP bullet in his murderous, hate-filled, empty Nigga head! The porch monkey muzzie pigshit asshole, calls the murder of a US Soldier, and the grievous wounding of another, "justified", that he didn't consider the killing a murder because US military action in the Middle East made the killing justified? KILL THE MURDEROUS MUZZIE SAMBO! He and 1,000,000-plus murderous subhumans need killing and burial, face-down in liquid pigshit! I volunteer! Fuck allah and fuck mo-ham-head!
I should have written this pick months ago. But I'm almost incapable of coming near Etsy without abandoning all sense of time, obligation, and, let's face it, fiscal responsibility. Forget any other web phenom you've heard about recently, the "Greatest Current Thing is Etsy". Here, creators and lovers of fine (and funky) handcrafted items buy and sell a wide variety of goods. Tote bags, artists' books, photographs, knitted wear, collage work, jewelry, ceramics, polymer beasties, they're all here, plus much, much more. Surely, I've already lost readers to the addictive, ebullient site, but for those of you still with me: Begin with the main showcase, check in with the featured seller, experience the space-craft continuum with the "time machine," and perhaps take a joyful romp through the "shop by color" section. And then, let your fancy guide you. You've entered the joyous realm of Etsy. Heh, heh, heh...