Misc blog postings

Misc Postings

Earliest: July 28, 2003Latest: May 13, 2018Total: 109

September 21, 2007


My new "nickname" is Pideyman. Jenn sent me this song, it was done by Bianca. There's even a movie called Pideyman.

Pideyman Song

pideyman, pideyman,
Does whatever a pider can.
spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies.
Look out! Here comes the pideyman.
Is he strong? Listen bud
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread?
Take a look overhead.
Hey there! There goes the pideyman.
In the chill of the night,
At the scene of the crime,
Like a streak of light,
He arrives just in time!
pideyman, pideyman,
Friendly neighborhood pideyman.
Wealth and fame, he's ignored
Action is his reward.
To him,
Life is a great big bang-up
Wherever there's a hang-up,
You'll find the pideyman!!!!!

September 11, 2007

September 11, 2001

As we remember the events from September 11, 2001, there was another "terrorist" event that happened earlier in 2001 that some people might have forgotten about. Here's part of the story from Reuters on January 17, 2001:

Truck Slams Into California State Capitol
By Joshua Chaffin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A big-rig truck rammed into California's state capitol building on Tuesday, setting off a fiery explosion just as state lawmakers were finishing an emergency bill designed to ease the state's critical power crisis.

Officials said the driver of the truck, which was loaded with evaporated milk, was killed in the incident, which witnesses said appeared to besome kind of bizarre attack.

"There's no question in my mind that this was a deliberate act," Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg said after he and other lawmakers were evacuated from the building.

Police said they were treating the incident as a possible crime, but had no immediate information on possible reason for the crash, or whether itwas an intentional act or an accident.

"That has not been determined," Capt. Dennis Williams, the California Highway Patrol's chief of Capitol security, told a news conference.

July 5, 2007

Happy Birthday America!

Two hundred and thirty one years later and your still doing very well! A special thanks to all those who make this country great!

New reads to this site should read the 'I am the Nation' that I have on this site.

I can't wait to see what the next 231 years will bring!

May 2, 2007

Mini Mall on Jay Leno

MiniMallRap If you watched Jay Walking on the Tonight Show last night you might have spotted a familiar character. The guy that does the Montgomery Mini Mall Rap was the first person that Jay Leno spoke to.

I thought the guy looked familiar and when he said he was from Montgomery, AL. I knew instantly. pretty funny.

I wonder if the Tonight Show knew that they were talking to a You Tube Celebrity?

come on lets do this dance...
To the left
To the Right
Its just like...its just like, a Mini-Mall...

If you are clueless about the Mini-Mall rap, you should goto You Tube and search for it. Its a pretty funny commercial. There's even some fan base out on the internet on similar commericals. Just another great use of the internet.

February 15, 2007

2005 NHL Lockout

On February 16, 2005:

Game Off! NHL Cancels Remainder of Season

By IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK - The NHL canceled what little was left of the season Wednesday after a series of last-minute offers were rejected on the final day of negotiations.

A lockout over a salary cap shut down the game before it ever got a chance to start in October. Now the NHL, already low on the popularity scale in the United States, becomes the first major pro sports league in North America to lose an entire season to a labor dispute.

January 2, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my weekly readers!

I am looking forward to an exciting and adventure year. I hope everyone has a prosperous and fun 2007!

If weight loss is on your New Years Resolution, I would highly recomended going to Weight Watchers. Don't be discourage when you go this week when there are long lines. This is normal, and by the second and third week most people will drop out. However, you should stay with the program for at least a couple of months.

Making a weight lost change takes time, don't expect to see dramatic weight loss in a week. You will loose weight, its a matter of time and commitment. Goto Weight Watchers and think positive and think success. You can do it!

Have a great year, and I'll see you at the Top!

December 22, 2006

35 Pounds!

Yesterday I weighed in at Weight Watchers and have now lost a total of 35 pounds!

If you Google 35 Pounds, you'll see that other people have lost the same amount of weight, or at least have it as a goal.

What am I doing to loose that weight? What's the big secret? Well I attribute my success to:

Drinking lots of Water
I don't drink much soda any more, anytime that I am thirsty I get some water.

Watch what I eat
Using Weight Watcher's point system its easy to track what you eat. You can still eat at McDonalds and Burger King, but you can't go every day. Don't ever order the supersize meal, no matter how hungry you are! Its not worth it!

I don't have a gym membership, yet. Instead, I usually park far away from the shopping center, walk up the stairs at work, and just do a lot more movement than before. Key word is MOVEMENT!

Don't go alone!
Going to Weight Watcher's with someone is a good idea. Its even better if you see them every day. Having someone else along for the ride makes the journey fun and enjoyable.

December 7, 2006

Dioxin Carcinogens

My father sent me this a couple of years ago:

From Johns Hopkins...

Dioxin carcinogens cause cancer. Especially breast cancer. Don't freeze plastic water bottles with water in them as this also releases dioxin from the plastic. He said we should not heat our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies particularly to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Dioxin are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results ...without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. Just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

Remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper? The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

To add to this: Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food, use paper towels instead.

December 1, 2006

Holiday Songs

Couple of holiday songs that you might enjoy! Besure to check them out on iTunes!

The Twelve Days of a Guido Christmas
by How You Doin'? Boys


The Chimney Song
by Bob Rivers

March 22, 2006


Recently this site was hacked into, not once but twice in a two week period.

The hacker apparently used the site to distribute some unix files. No files were removed from the system, and there were no security files (Credit Cards or Social Security Numbers) files as risked.

Based on some investigation it also appears the hacker came from someplace in Asia.

I have added additional levels of security and monitoring to make sure this doesn't happen again.

If you have your website hosted, you should do a security audit to make sure that no one can get into the system. You never know when you will use your website for sensitive data.

BTW, a Hacker should not be confused with a Hack. A Hack is someone who got a easy high paying government job because they know someone in the current administration.