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Saturday, August 30, 2008

WOWO Blunder

Let me start this with I am not an Obama supporter nor am I totally dissatisfied with WOWO radio. I am however, sad with their choice of programming. This past week, instead of airing Obama's acceptance speech. They aired a preseason game and post game show. I realize they get revenue from the advertising of those shows but they also claim to be a talk and news show. Somehow, I think politics ranks a bit higher on the importance list. I want to be an informed voter and this time, I think they made the wrong choice. To their defense, there was other outlets for hearing it and they did having streaming on their site. I would just have handled it differently. Just one person's voice in a sea of many. Feel free to leave a comment.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Steve Jackson Game's Website

Steve Jackson Games is a great company for games and especially role playing games. They have chess games, board games and miniatures games as well as role playing. They had a podcast for a while until other priorities stopped it for now. They are not a big company and had other more pressing issues to take care of. One of their more popular games is the Munckin game. My favorite will always be Toon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama on Abortion

Senator Obama was asked when a child get human rights?

After a bit of waffling, he said the answer to that was above his pay grade and that he was pro choice. If the man who wants to be president can not answer this question, then maybe he should not br president because that is what is required of the person who wants the big chair. The fact he is also pro choice does not sit well with me.

Senator Obama never has impressed me and McCain is finally becoming less of a hold my nose and vote for him anyway. This is a tough campaign cycle for me and I still wish the choices were better.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I woke up this morning and I actually feel chilly since spring. Kinda nice since I usually run on the warm side.

My ear infection that I have had for the last couple of days is on the mend. It came on fast and took me out Thursday and Friday. I did not get much done over the weekend but at least I am getting there now. Nothing like getting some cottage cheese like white puss from your ear.

The LaOtto had there all you can eat Corn Roast as a fund raiser. Mmmmn, fresh sweet corn.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Waymarking is another form of gps games. It replaced virtuals and locationless on As much I miss virtuals on, I think overall it was a good combining of the two types of caches. It helped categorize the virtuals so you could find points of interest by what you are interested in and made locationless a lot easier to deal with. I really hated trying to make sure that no one else had logged a spot when to owner had that requirement. The site has been picking up steam over the lack couple of years and so has the quality of the site.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Going Indy

I think it is funny that the more I go digital with my entertainment, the further from network TV and corporate radio I get. I have one mp3 player for nothing but music and another for nothing but podcasts. Between that and shortwave, I have very little for normal commercial radio. With DVD's, that eliminates commercial TV for the most part. I am getting far too use to what i want on demand. It does not hurt that I have several hobbies to keep mind and body busy. I guess that is why i thought it was funny when the dish satellite guy asked me what i would do for TV when the digital turn over came in. There is more to do than watch the one eyed mind sucker. Don't think I don't like some mindless entertainment but it is my choice to indulge instead of being my derfault thing I do.

Monday, August 18, 2008

You're so vain

I always thought the lyrics of this song were funny as hell. Sometimes it strikes me funnier than others. Enjoy the video.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Butcher Block

I love the Dresden Files Series of novels by Jim Butcher. There is a podcast out about him called The Butcher Block. I am looking forward to checking out but I have been waiting to finish reading Small Favor so I don't get any spoilers. Hopefully I can get around to listening to some before the scheduled publishing of this article. I probably will. If I can I will come back and update this before it gets published.


I have been able to check this podcast out more. It is a very irregular podcast. Not all podcasts can be and I would rather have it more irregular and good content than below par quality and regular. This podcast started out with a not uncommon roughness that a lot of podcasts suffer from. The podcast is finding its voice and I look forward to the upcoming episodes. I enjoy hearing things about Jim Butcher and the land of Harry Dresden. I also enjoy the sidetracks telling about different RPG games. Check out the website and the podcast.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Self Closing doors are Evil

Kim has been joking online about self closing doors being evvviieeelll. The joke grew into it being a conspiracy. This evolved into Kim being told to start wearing her tin foil hat. This picture is the result.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Geocaching don'ts

Let me start this ost by saying this is one's person's opinion who is probably guilty of the things I will complain about.

While I was at geobash, I noticed some behaviors that were a bit off putting but understandable. It was a case of people putting themselves in th eone up position because of being in the longest or that path tags are better than geocoins or who is better at this, that or the other. It is very human to want to be good and be recognized for that. I am not free from it either. Sometimes that can across wrong. Some of it may be me and some of it could be the other person. Some of it is the nature of comparison where usualy one person wins and the others loses.

The other thing that got me a little when some guy we did not know demanded a pathtag from us. I understadn they are popular and that they get traded and gave away all the time. I enjoy trading coins and getting free swag but that goes around on the basis of the good will of those involved. It is not anyone's right to be traded with or get free swag. It happens as it happens and I am grateful when it works out.

Please don't take this as a big rant. In the long run it is not a big. I just wanted to rant a post worth of rant and let it go. NOw that this post is over, time to let it go.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Geobash 2008

There is a lot I want to covere with this year's geobash and hopefully I won't be too random.

First of all, I had a great time and the weather was almost perfect. I got to meet up with a lot of cacahers I have not seen for a while. Kim with her still healing leg did a lot better than I thought she would but still is paying a price for it today. I also got a bunch of pathtags and geocoins. One cacher recognized me from quit a distance from the ptih helmit I use from my avatar. It was kinda silly when I first got it but it is making for a great avatar.

I got to hear the reviewers panals. It was nice to hear that most of them had caches with hikes as their favorite. I also enjoyed hearing that Jeremy Iryshe started the geocaching website as a way to highlight interesting places. When I heard this i thought , yup that is why I got in for.

It was also cool that i got to meet MissJenn from groundspeak. I got the latest color version of the lackey coin and I got to impress her with some good ole Indiana corn. (There is more than corn in Indiana.) We had two potlucks at geobash and only with cachers can you have a darn good potluck while camping.

That is all I can remember for now. Maybe i will post more later.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dresden Files RPG

Cool! A RPG involving The Dresden Files. Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Life is too short for...

Geobash is kicking off tomorrow. I am and am not looking forward to it. I am looking forward to meeting up with the cachers I have not seen for a while that will be there but the events at the bash I could care less. If I did not know anyone showing up, I would not even bother going. Life is too short for bad caching. I was listening to the Fear the Boot Podcast and they did the line that life is too short for bad gaming. Their basic point was that role playing games are meant to be a fun escape from life and if is not, then it is time to move on. That pretty much goes for any hobby. Not to be judgmental, we have had highs and lows in our hobbies and sometimes you need to cut something out if the payoff is not there. It might be absolutely perfect for someone else but why waste your time and money if it is not paying off. Caching might have run its course with me. maybe I just need a break. I don't think I will ever get totally out. I still enjoy it and there are people who are in that I like to hang with. Does not help that gas went over $4 a gallon and I have been hitting too many micros lately. That was my fault for picking them the way I did.

Maybe the cooler fall weather will get me going. Time will see.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Kim has gone off to work in Indy for the first time without me. I hope her ankle holds up. I am pretty sure it will. Things has changed and it seams so different since I have been taking care of her or acting as a safety net for the last three months.

CHWO, one of my favorite radio stations is also changing. It no longer has the same call letters. Things change and that is the nature of life and living.

With that I will hand this post over to David

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Kim's Ankle-Final Update?

This may be the last update on Kim's ankle. She is out of Physical therapy and is back to work.
She also had the last check up with the doctor. Everything is proceeding well. The ankle is not 100% but is has been going well. The only done side is that she could quite handle the drive home from Indy on Thursday and I had to take over for the last hour. Pretty darn good over all but still disappointing. The rest will come.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Midwest Geobash

With the Midwest Geobash coming up August 7-10, I thought I would post their website. I hope to see you there.