Aug 14 2017

Left Behind: Bikini Bottom

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Aug 11 2017

Jazzin’ up the Hymnz

The wife and I were trolling flea markets and second hand stores, you know, like ya do. I was looking through the CDs, cuz I’m a sucker for cheap and/or weird music, and I came across this gem:

I came home and looked it up. Turns out the artist, Richy Petrello, has a page.

A MySpace page.

Anyhoo, he has a sample of one of his “hymns” up on the site: I Surrender All.

If you are wondering, how could someone possibly jazz up an altar call hymn?

Well…

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Jul 23 2017

Protected: The Adventures of Bob the Jawa

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Jul 23 2017

Songwriting Advice

MUSIC TEACHER: Accent marks should be used sparingly. It’s generally considered bad form to write a song in which *every* word in the verse is accented.

AUTHOR OF ‘ROCKY TOP’: Hold my beer.

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May 5 2017

Quotable: Herbert V. Prochnow

“The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.”

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May 2 2017

Programming Training Resources

Just over a year ago I made a career switch, from desktop support and project management to programming. As I have been learning to program, here are some of the best free or inexpensive resources I have come across:

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Apr 29 2017

I fixed the clock and bulbs in my Toyota

I drive a 2005 Toyota Corolla which I adore. Unfortunately, ever since I purchased it in 2013 it has had trouble with the clock sometimes working and sometimes staying dark. You can buy replacements, but they run around $60 for a used clock.

 

Then I found a link to DC HomeMaker, where the author mentioned that she fixed hers herself. It really is as simple as she describes. All you need is a soldering iron and a couple screwdrivers.

Here is the result:

While I was doing it I also replaced the bulbs behind the climate control knobs with LEDs from SuperBright LEDs in Earth City, MO. The ones you want are the NEO4-NWHP: 4mm NEO4-xHP Natural White.

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Apr 10 2017

Quotable: Matthew Henry

“The devil’s instruments must share in the devil’s punishments.”

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Dec 20 2016

Quotable: John Piper

“I’m not an emotional person; I’m a Minnesotan.”

(out of context quote from a sermon illustration)

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Nov 4 2016

Zerk

When I was growing up I remember hearing the term ‘grease zert,’ and I just assumed it was a made-up word. While my dad was skilled at a lot of things (drawing, aviation, mechanics,welding), he was not always known to handle┬áthe English language in a manner consistent with the generally agreed upon principles of usage (he once wrote the word ‘paided’ as a past tense for ‘pay’).

But it turns out that in this case he was pretty darn close:

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See more of the etymology here at Merriam-Webster.

Pic borrowed from Currie Enterprises.

 

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