The Trauma of Mondays

Song: Taxi
Artist: Harry Chapin
Album: Heads And Tales
Year: 1972

Today’s Quote: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

At some time or another I’ve done 12 of those items. The other 9 items haven’t come up yet but I’m sure some of them will.

Yesterday evening I worked on some of my pages and uploaded them to my hosted site. I still have a lot of links crossing back and forth between my sites but once I reorganize, reevaluate, and rewrite more of my content, the number of cross links will diminish. One of these days I need to go through my LJ and blog entries to clean up and consolidate image links. I still need to look at WordPress.

I’m taking the day off yet it still feels like a Monday. I feel that I’ve had more than my share of Mondays, regardless of what the day of the week was called. That’s been the case since 1 August 1984, the day my life officially went into the shitter. I still haven’t recovered from the trauma. Although I consider it a result of my military duties, there’s no way I’d ever be able to get anything from the VA for it. Oh, well. It’s just that I’m tired of feeling this way. I have vague memories of how I felt before the trauma and I want to feel that way again.


Steak & BJ Day

The Beatles – I Am the Walrus

Today’s Quote: “Man is the best computer … and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.” — Werner Von Braun (1912-1977)

Stuff you probably didn’t want to know…

  • During an hour’s swimming at a municipal pool you will ingest 1/12 liter of urine.
  • In an average day your hands will have come into indirect contact with 15 penises (touching door handles etc.)
  • An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.
  • In a year you will have swallowed 14 insects – while you slept!
  • Annually you will shake hands with 11 women who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands.
  • Annually you will shake hands with 6 men who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands.
  • In a lifetime 22 workmen will have examined the contents of your dirty linen basket.
  • At an average wedding reception you have a 1/100 chance of getting a cold sore from one of the guests.
  • Daily you will breath in 1 liter of other peoples’ anal gases.


And WASH your damn hands!!!!!!!!

I do not want to know how the pubes get into the fast food. I don’t even want to imagine it. I can’t vouch for the validity of any of those claims although I’d heard the one about the insects before. My advice is to stay out of public pools, lock up your dirty undies, wash up after masturbating, and don’t open doors with your penis. Sorry about the anal gases. I know my ass is probably a major contributor to global warming. Luckily, global warming is only a myth under Republican administrations.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who recorded gold-selling albums in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s? A) Johnny Mathis B) Frank Sinatra C) Ray Charles
2. Which unique rock group is fronted by lead singer David Byrne? A) The B-52s B) The Talking Heads C) Radiohead
3. Who sang A Whole New World with Peabo Bryson? A) Regina Belle B) Céline Dion C) Jennifer Warnes
4. Which Bizet opera concerns a girl who chooses a bullfighter over a soldier? A) Tosca B) La Rondine C) Carmen
5. What prolific composer wrote the music for such films as Of Mice and Men, Our Town, The Red Pony, and The Heiress? A) Aaron Copland B) George Gershwin C) Michel LeGrand

I removed the redundant content from my hosted site and now I’m only using 8% of my quota. I’ve got all this web space available now and it begs to be filled. As we all know, the InterWeb abhors a vacuum. Just the same, I’m not going to put stuff there just because I can. Any new content will be well thought out and serve a purpose.

Music Trivia Answers

Fun with DHCP (Sometimes it’s just too dynamic)

Bo Carter – Banana In Your Fruit Basket

Today’s Quote: “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and says to the first man he meets, “Do you want to go to heaven?”
The man said, “I do Father.”
The priest said; “Then stand over there against the wall.”
Then the priest asked the second man, “Do you want to go to heaven?”
“Certainly, Father,” was the man’s reply. “Then stand over there against the wall,” said the priest.
Then Father Murphy walked up to O’Toole and said, “Do you want to go to heaven?
O’Toole said, “No, I don’t Father.
The priest said, “I don’t believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don’t want to go to heaven?”
O’Toole said, “Oh, when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.”

FrankenWeb Lives! and has content.
It took some cajoling and tweaking but Adam and I got it working. Since we couldn’t get it to work with a local static IP address and it unexpectedly went and talked to the other DHCP server, I gave it the next best thing. I set up a DHCP reservation for its MAC address. Sometimes, you just got to trick them into doing your bidding.

I moved my MojoReisen content to it and after a bit tweaking some of the HTML, I have those pages being served correctly. I have to remember that Linux is case sensitive and doesn’t like backslashes in directory paths. Tomorrow I’ll rework my genealogy pages and move some of that content over though I think I’ll keep most of it where it is.

Why does my public IP address change so often? I’ve had at least six addresses today. What’s up with that? I’ve got my dynamic DNS update checking every five minutes now. I’m sure they’re not going to like being contacted so often but what can I do? I saw a similar issue on DSL Reports and someone suggested setting the PPPoE to “Keep Alive” instead of “Connect on demand” and changing the MTU from 1492 to 1400. It can’t hurt to try it. It’s getting late but I’ll monitor it tomorrow.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. On the hit song Why Do Fools Fall in Love, what was the name of Frankie Lymon’s band? A) The Persuaders B) The Goody Goodies C) The Teenagers
2. In which movie did Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy first appear? A) 10 B) Cocktail C) Beetlejuice
3. Who sang The Morning After, the love theme from The Poseidon Adventure? A) Melissa Manchester B) Mary McGregor C) Maureen McGovern
4. What couple did John Cougar sign about in his 1982 hit? A) Jeff and Colleen B) Sam and Maureen C) Jack and Diane
5. Who fronted the band Brasil ’66? A) Herb Alpert B) Sergio Mendes C) Xavier Cougat

I’m taping the Drawn Together marathon but only watching bits and pieces. I’ve been busy with my web pages. I’d have to say that last week’s episode where they did the role playing for Xandir’s coming out to his parents was the best this season. Next week’s season finale should be interesting.

Music Trivia Answers

FrankenWeb Update

FrankenWeb is getting ever closer to becoming a reality. It’s up and running and connected to the great Interweb. It still needs some fine tuning and content. I’m sure it will be a work in progress for quite some time while I learn the ways of the Penguin. Then again, web pages, like poems, are never really finished; they’re only abandoned. I’m paraphrasing Paul Valery who said, “A poem is never finished, only abandoned.” (And ya’ll thought I was illiterate and uncultured.)

Before I take out the garbage…

Delbert McClinton – Leap of Faith

Today’s Quote: “What flows from the nose does not go on the clothes.” — Groundskeeper Willy as Lisa Simpson transforms him into a gentleman.

The previous quiz was really obscure so no points lost. I must admit that I’m not as familiar with Viennese composers as I should be; I really need to get up to speed on that. I kind of figured out the first one through elimination. I knew it wasn’t blues or boogie. All I know about ragtime is that it was the title of a 1981 movie. All I remember about the movie is Elizabeth McGovern’s tits. (She did a nude scene.)

Today’s major accomplishment was updating the genealogy portion of my web site. The pages that contain the actual genealogical data are created by third party applications and they seem to generate a lot of 3-4 KB pages. One of them generates about 4,500 files. Needless to say, it’s a pain in the butt to upload them. In most of the other pages, I only made small changes, fixing spelling, punctuation, and links, along with some tweaking of the code. (Oh, how I love to tweak code!)

I’ve put the hard drives into the FrankenWeb server. That’s a start, right? I still need to find a CD-ROM drive and a floppy drive (not entirely obsolete yet). Another cooling fan would probably be useful. I’ll probably go with Linux as the operating system with Apache, PHP, and MySQL. It might be fun to mess around with PHP, and MySQL.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. What “seemed to be the hardest word” in 1976? A) Love B) Anger C) Sorry
2. Who is Tom Jones singing about when he sings “My, my, my” and “Why, why, why”? A) Caroline B) Delilah C) Maria
3. Who had a No. 1 song with Nothing Compares 2 U? A) Prince B) Sinead O’Connor C) Enya
4. What U.S. President said in 1984 that Born in the USA was a celebration of America? A) Bill Clinton B) George Bush C) Ronald Reagan
5. Which film about the Olympics did the composer, Vangelis, win an Oscar for? A) 21 Hours at Munich B) Chariots of Fire C) Ben Hur

Life is all about ass!!
You are either:

covering it,
laughing it off,
kicking it,
kissing it,
busting it,
trying to get a piece of it,
behaving like one,
or living with one.

Music Trivia Answers

At long last, the site has been updated!

John Lee Hooker – Stripped Me Naked

Today’s Quote: “If you want a really expensive laptop, buy a Vaio.” — Sony Chairman Sir Howard Stringer mentions a selling point that his marketing department somehow missed.

What exactly is Anna Nicole Smith’s great talent that endears her to America and qualifies her for celebrity status? She obviously can’t act. And she’s not particularly attractive, even after losing the weight. Her only claims to fame are that she posed for Playboy and married an octogenarian Texas oil billionaire who died. Didn’t the clock run out on her 15 minutes of fame years ago?

I was flipping through my free movie channels last night and I happened to land on a movie that was produced and directed by Ms. Smith. She also starred in this waste of celluloid. Since I only saw the last 15 minutes or so, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and say it might have had a plot. The portion I saw consisted of the fabulous Anna Nicole taking a shower and then having simulated sex (simulated badly, I might add) with the gardener out in the garden.

Well, anyway, the point is that her breasts are grotesque. I guess I just don’t follow the logic of the “if 32B is good, then 44DD must be fantastic” school of thought. I’ll take quality over quantity any day. The only reason I watched it at all was probably the drawing power of the grotesque. You don’t want to watch but you’re inexplicably drawn to it anyway. Or maybe it was just the awesome power of breasts. If all breasts possess this power, then the grotesquely huge must have it a hundredfold.

Your Birth Month is April
You are trustworthy and highly ethical in all facets of life.
Helpful and steady, you are able to solve any problem.
Your soul reflects: Bliss, playfulness, and curiosity
Your gemstone: Diamond
Your flower: Sweet Pea
Your colors: Yellow and red
What’s up with that? Yellow and red? Maybe those are the “official” April colors or something. They certainly aren’t my favorite colors. As for my character and the nature of my soul, sure, why not?

What does my birth month mean to me? It means I’m another year older, though probably not any wiser. It also means taxes, the BMV, and my annual prostate exam. Yeah, these are things I really look forward to doing every year. Do you know what those 3 things have in common? I’m taking something up my ass! At least the doctor uses lubricant.

Since I hadn’t done a major update of my genealogy site since last April and I have been meaning to do it for such a long time, I decided today that I would not do any further research until it was done. I spent the better part of the day on it but it’s done and uploaded. I cleaned up many of the auxiliary pages and reorganized the main page. I’ve discovered that since upgrading my genealogy program, it now creates web pages for the entire tree instead of just my direct ancestors. No wonder that folder went from 25 pages and 624 KB to 3, 904 pages and 22.6 MB. I’m trying to decide whether or not to use it to replace the pages created by another application. It’s a matter of user friendliness and how the display looks. I’ll run these “new” pages by Mandy and Adam and see how they like it. Of course, if I decide to use it, I’ll have to redo my main page again and remove the other pages since having both would cause me to exceed the space limitation set by my Canadian host.

That is starting to motivate me to build my own Web server from spare parts. (I’ll call it Frankenweb.) I’ve been tossing the idea around for a while but the computer I plan to use is in the back of my sanctuary and I can’t get to it without organizing a major expedition. Getting to the other side of the room will be like a combination archaeological dig and an Indiana Jones adventure. I think I have an old Pentium 120 with DOS 6.22 and WFWG 3.11 back there somewhere. See, the reference to an archaeological dig wasn’t so far off after all.

Oh, and I’m not feeling like death warmed over in a microwave any more. I feel almost normal. How long will it last?

Revised And Updated Rants, Ravings, And Other Mojo

Joe Walsh – I Like Big Tits

Today’s Quote: “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

After three wasted days at work this week, I’ve revisited my web site and updated the pages containing my rants and lunatic ravings. I figured it was time to add some new rants , revise some of my ravings, and purge some old crap. Almost all of the MojoReisen pages have been updated and there is revised and new material in MojoRants, my 11 Things I’m Bummed About, and Behold, The Awesome Power of Breasts.