May 01

Velcome To NAZI America. You Vill Belief Vat Ve Tell You To Believe. The Office Of Properganda, er, Misinformation Is The Final Vord For You.

I’m thinking that’s another government agency that can kiss my big white ass.

Filed under the heading: I Want Two! (One for backup): New diamond wafers made in Japan can store 1 billion Blu-Ray discs of data. As it says, the company is thinking to commercialize them in 2023; but I imagine they’ll be WAY out of my price range. Would love to have that kind or storage. The only two questions I have are: Write Speed? Read Speed? Fast enough to do video is the main thing.

Problem is: I’m a compulsive collector. Sure, downloading a season of NCIS is ok, but, buying the DVD/Blu-Ray and ripping my own without those onscreen adverts is way better. (Commercial tv sucks with those ads for what’s next taking up a third of the screen even momentarily. And those station id logos are even worse.)

And, right now, Blu-ray is the way to go. Sure, I use Handbrake to “shrink” the final movie file; but mostly for space considerations. Hard drive space is limited. Even with the 4 5-tb drives in my NAS. Imagine not having to worry about how much space a file takes. 30 Gig vs 2 Gig.

As it is though, I could start watching everything I’ve “collected” so far and still not get through it all before I take that final step across the Multiverse. So giving me more space is probably a bad thing.

Speaking of collecting: Got the rescanned HD “War of the Worlds” 1953. Still a classic that looks a LOT better now. Anyone else notice that “Doctor Clayton Forrester” really needed “to get a better look at them,” DID get his chance, and threw a board at it? And poor Ann wakes in a strange man’s arm in a field but opens her eyes like she just got laid. Again.

Shoot. Keep forgetting to post this. Got busy packing for our trip to Ohio. Had to let the bank know we’re traveling so our cards won’t get locked out in bumfuck, Wyoming. Mail. Things.

Our future daughter-in-law and her dog are going to house sit for us. Nice of her. She likes it out here in the “boonies” though, so, that’s good. We’ve showed her how to work the smart tv, the raspberry pi with KODI on it to watch the stuff on the NAS. Got her tablet and phone added to our network so she can use our Internet and not her cell time.

So, 0900 tomorrow …

And I am watching the Wx out on the Plains really close.

Apr 15

Time To Rename The Internet To The Infinitely Indexed Memory Bank? And Happy Burt Gummer Day!

Seeing as how it sucks everything from the minds of those using it then makes that available to the “public.”

So, got the COSTCO “Deals” mailing. Looks like I can get 12 lbs of Ground Beef for ONLY $84.99 (Delivered!!!). OR I can go to ChefsStore, buy a chuck for $50 (or so), and make my own 20 lbs or so. Depending on how much fat I leave in it. (Which won’t be much as I intend to freeze dry it.) $85 for 12 lbs of burger. Man.

Stew meat at any store is another of those. @ 4.80 lb I’ll buy the cheaper cut and make my own. I have knives! Lots of knives! And I know how to use them. It’s really not rocket science.

Went through the freezer and sorted everything I left. Took out a butt-ton of burger to cook and freeze dry. About 5 lbs of pork roasts too to make into pulled pork. Think I’ll buy some fresh chicken and do that up this next week.

Gotta grill those burgers I bought a few days ago!

About vegetable’d out for the time being. Have plenty for the working pantry but need to start the long-term stuff. And soon.

Snowed like crazy off and on for most of Tuesday. Got really thick at times. Was all melted within 10 minutes each time. Crazy.

Just hailing out there. Cool.

Cooked up 18 patties (we ate two), 4 lbs of pulled pork, and 5 lbs of burger for the freeze dryer. Don’t want to smell cooking meat for the next couple of days!

Hope Elon Musk gets to buy Twitter!

Apr 12

Asked My Wife If I Was The Only One She’d Ever Been With. She Said Yes, All The Others Were 9’s & 10’s.

Don’t know why, but, the last couple of nights I’ve had rather vivid dreams of being in combat. City streets seamlessly intermixed with shipboard warfare and an empty Sick Bay. Lots of D&D and a midget that knew the combination to the lock on the Sick Bay door walking in the street. (The midget; not the door. Nevermind.) Really strange dreams.

Still not a lot going on around here. Some late snow was predicted but we saw nary a flake around our neighborhood. Was uber windy yesterday morning and the trees were really swaying but, of course, it calmed down when I tried to take a video of it. Lost another smallish tree in the back 40.

Bought the ViperJet LXR in X-Plane and took a practice flight in it at the Grand Canyon West airport. Nice. I’m still a propeller/rotor head though.

Landing was a bit hard but not bad for the first. Really thinking of getting the VR setup. May have to buy a new computer though. Not sure this i7 chip can handle it. Think I’d have to give up one (of 3) monitors. It’d be fun though.

Ordered new glasses through COSTCO yesterday. Got a pair that’ll be for monitor/reading WITH the line bifocals and one just for reading the monitor. Less than $200 for both. Then I went and spent another C-note on storage bins and Angus Beef burger patties. ($25 for 18 patties!)

Dump run planned for today. The Joy knows no bounds. Think I’ll BBQ/Grill the hamburger patties (for eventual freeze drying) and re-season my big cast iron skillet and the wok.

BTW, Washington D.C. just had a superspreader event and everyone is like “meh.” Philadelphia has a few new cases of Omicron and goes bug-fuck crazy with reinstating the indoor mask mandate. I believe I’d tell them to kiss my ass.

Still, almost makes one hope the Covid is as lethal as the Dems claim. Nothing like putting your own life on the line to prove you’re right.

Y’all have a nice day!