Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Recovery

For those who celebrate it I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!

Including me there where 7 people munching down on a 20lb butterball Turkey with all the fixings. The turkey came out so tender when my uncle went to slice it the whole rib cage just pulled out. Every thing was tasty, and it was nice to have some friends over for dinner to. One of them brought over CoD: Black Ops and had a blast playing into the night.

Today was just really recovery from the overeating of the day before, it seems no one had any self control at that table last night lol. I did manage to to root my LG Ally today but besides for cleaning up not much mlse.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time Drain

Fallout New Vegas man Fallout New Vegas

All my spare time has been going to this game, unlike Fallout 3 it doesn't break my focus by crashing every 5 minutes making me realize how much time has gone by. I find the game pretty damn awesome, wondering the Nevada wastes, taking out large groups of fiends, blowing all your caps at the casinos. The whole game just feels more refined then FO3, while I find that the graphics are nearly identical it seems like they fixed a lot of the "under the hood" stuff. Much less crashing (Not a single crash yet!), runs smoother, better companion management, V.A.T.S seems to be more responsive, the reputation system. One thing I did notice it had less "Post-Apocalyptic" feel to it then FO3, but it seems to fit the spirit of the area if that makes any sense. I haven't been playing on hardcore mode so I cant really comment on it. Music wise I liked FO3 much more, but again it seems appropriate for that Vegas theme. I would love to see FO3 updated with all the under the hood and game play tweaks implemented in New Vegas.

So yea I am still around, not good at reviews, and if you liked FO3 you will probably like New Vegas.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Post!

My word, it's been 7 days since I had any time to pay attention to my blog! Every thing around me is just a bit chaotic. Within in the past week both of my fathers vehicles decided to throw a curve ball at us.

First the 03' Kia Spectra's brakes just stop working. Hit the brake pedal, it slams to the floor and you keep going. Finally got around to it today, and it turns out the rear passenger side wheel cylinder was gushing fluid. Pick up a new one since they are cheap, and bam same thing happens. Exchanged it, and same damn thing.

And the 94' S-10 Blazer's fuel pump seems to have died. My mother took it down to the deli and right after she went over the 2nd speed bump in our community it stalled. She the proceeded to try and cost the rest of the way home but the last hill proved to much. Actually got it home by hooking our tilt trailer up to my van then strapping the blazer to the back of it with 2 ratchet straps. Basically using the trailer as a buffer, as I didn't really feel comfortable tying it right to the back of the van. It went smoother then expected.

Also currently clearing out the old garage and getting all the tools to the new place, damn there is a ton of them. My dad and I still have to get our motorcycles over here before the snow starts coming, becouse once it does we are going to have limited access to the old house.

No time, cars suck, dangerously towed something, still moving.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Settling in & Happy Halloween

Ahh, feels good to finally get my desktop setup. And now that is here the new house is finally feeling like home. Still stuff still needing to come over like the bikes, snow blower, and mowers. I have noticed though this house is half the size it feels less cramped and more functional.

Also happy Halloween!


We haven't had Trick-Or-Treaters since we moved to PA 10 years ago, the first community we lived in didn't allow it and the 2nd place was just to rural. This new community allows it between 5 - 8pm, so stocked up on candy and hope to see some people in cool & creative costumes out and about. Wish I was 12 again getting free candy, oh well least the day after Halloween all the candy is 75% - 85% which is almost as good :P

I am not into the whole party thing so this day has been just like any other day, but since this community is a bit more active with it I will probably get creative with the yard next year.

Every one have a fun Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Still Not Here

This has got to be the slowest move ever. Who rents a 10' U-Haul to move a 3 bed room 2200 square foot house? Lucky we have most of the big stuff over, my desktop isn't here yet so stuck on my laptop for now. I probably still be falling behind around here, hopefully I will have some time soon to get the bike restoration process post up.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not Here

Sorry haven't been around in the past few days. With the closing on the new house drawing near packing has kicked into a extreme. On top of that I have been trying to sell some large items for my dad, such as his pool table and air hockey. Still don't see why everyone is rushing to get into the new house when we still have plenty of time before we actually have to be out of the current one. Not even going to have heat, hot water, or a stove till Monday when the propane tank shows up. But everybody is just so rush, rush, rush.

Ah well at least there will be Cable, Electric, and Water even if its cold.

Now time to catch up on some blogs.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

100+ Followers!

Just sitting here soft modding my Wii, refresh my blogger dashboard 102 followers! YAY ME!

To all my followers YOU FREAKING ROCK \m/

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Project Bike

Sorry I haven't been around, just been dealing with a lot of stuff to get ready for the new house. Closings on the 22nd!

So yea check it out this is my 1960 Harley Davidson Super-10:

Messy garage is messy, my dad and uncle got this thing in the early 80's. My dad bought his brothers half out then when I was born it became mine. So it basically sat around for 21 years till I got around to doing anything with it.

I Started working on it early this year and with a ton of help from my uncle (not the same one who owned part of the bike) and It is now at this point:

Its a big jump going from the orange to this gorgeous Seafoam Green / Vanilla Shake Scheme. I think it really gives the bike a great 50's - 60's look. I had no budget to get things re-chromed so everything is painted. Except for the spokes which are all brand new.

Everything is on hold till after the move, there is still work to be done but it is closer to the finish then beginning.

If anyone is interested in seeing the work to get to this point let me know, I have pics of most of the process and can have a post up in the next few days.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So Long To A Century

Sold! $750

Today I just sold my 93' Buick Century, after almost 3 years with it I had to let it go. It is now some young girls first car hopefully she can get a few years out of it to. I was the 8th owner of the car and the 1st one not to live in NY, payed $1100. It had its quirks but for the most part reliable, and easy to maintain. Actually only put about 10,000 miles on it, and when it left the tag place it had 116,800 on the odometer.

And now with the extra cash I can use part of it to get a decent set of tires on my van. Also one less car to pay insurance on. It only took 3 days using craigslist only!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yard Sale Run!

So my mom, uncle, and I went running around yard sales and thrift shops today and picked up some stuff. The first yard sale was down a long unpaved  road that was full of pot holes, It amazes me people build such large nice homes on roads like this. There we found a nice couple that was clearing out their garage, we picked up a 2 dresser set with night stand for $25, twin and Full size beds for another $25. Good Start

The 2nd yard sale was suppose to be a 3 family sale but there wasn't much to be seen. We did how ever find a hard boiled egg peeler for $1 it looks like it was never used, so that was $1 spent to satisfy curiosit.

The 3rd sale we made out a little better 2 nice black lamps for $4, 2 vases for $2, a Swingline stapler for $1, a decorative glass ball for 50 cents. And my purchase of 8 SNES games for $8

To buy one you had to buy them all but Chrono Trigger and Super Castlevania IV was worth the price alone.

The 4th sale we picked up a new onion blossom cutter for $1 and a heart shaped vase for $8 (Too Much!)

Finally we stopped in to a thrift store and picked up a NES Satellite and VirtualBoy for a total of $17.

The NES Satellite is cool because it allows you a bit more freedom on how far you can sit back from the T.V. and if it works as well as my single IR contoller I have for my NES it should be awesome.

Ah, yes the VirtualBoy in my eyes the only true failed Nintendo system. It was cheap and came with everything except the stand. Unfortunately I didn't test it in the store, once I got it home and popped the Mario Tennis game it came with it in, I got sound but ether messed up video or none at all. Which may be just the cables going to each screen because apparently its a common problem.

Got to get the right tool or try the pen trick to get the infamous Nintendo Security screws out, the cable fix seems simple enough once you get the system open.

So over all it was a good day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Odds & Ends 3

I have been busy prepping my car to be sold. Just gave it a oil change, a good washing and vacuuming. It is a 93' Buick Century and any money I get from it is going strait into my van. Its going up on craigslist in the morning. I have had great luck with craigslist, successfully sold a beat to hell boat and old computer gear in the past.

And now for another Aurthur's apartment treasure.

It's not really much just a golden plaster cobra, but it looks bad ass sitting above my bed. He had a lot of fake rubber snakes around the apartment, but this plaster one was just sitting on a table next to the couch. As soon as I seen it I knew I had to have it. He is a bit beat up and missing an eye, but I think it adds a bit of character.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Odds & Ends 2

Between the comments of the my last post and people I have talked to, my mystery knobs and switches box is more then likely a home brew lighting controller. And yea It would probably make a excellent airport freak out device, especially if had a battery strapped to it with the lights on.

For Odds & Ends 2 I present this wooden box and its contents:

I found this box when I was helping my grandparents clean out my grandmothers cousin's apartment after he past away. We threw out tons of stuff, but there were a few things that I thought would be a shame to toss. The man seen the world and was a WWII vet, he even had some news papers with the attack of pearl harbor on the front page. I saved this box because I thought it was interesting, not sure what it was originally for and I have no idea what is written on it. As far as what was in the box when I found it the shrapnel always interested me the most. He received a purple heart, and I cant help but think that's the chunks of metal that helped him earn it.

I have been told that the little figurine is of a Pope and was carried by french solders in WWII, there where 2 of them but I gave one to my cousin.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Odds & Ends

So, I like collecting odd, cool, and useless things. I also like showing people these things. And it just so happens that I have a blog that that seems to be a free for all of what ever I feel like posting.
So yea the next few posts will probably focus on that.

For Odds & Ends part 1 I present what ever the hell this thing is:

I have honestly no idea what this thing is, I have had people tell me is part of a old PA system, Stage Lighting  Controller, and the main control unit to a time machine I have yet to invent. The only reason I have it is it was free and DEM SWITCHES AND KNOBS! I am not really sure what I can do with it, and it may be passed on to other person that can use it or has a apparent switch & knob fetish like I, before the move.

I would love to hear what you guys think it is, or some ideas on what to do with it.

Also thanks for the "Get Well" comments and advice they are much appreciated. Popped a Mucinex D and it cleared the congestion right up, seems like it's the only thing that works for me. Just a bit floaty with a slight sore throat now.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Me and my dad went down to NJ to day to hang out with my grandparents for my grandfathers 71st birthday. Hes a awesome but stubborn guy, always willing to help if he can have a say in whats going on. No party but he didn't know we where coming down, so he had a happy surprise. We just hung out and went to lunch, and enjoyed each others company.

Him and my grandmother actually just celebrated there 50th wedding anniversary about month ago, we through a big party. It was supposed to be a surprise but the only way he was going to get out of his chair and drive over was to tell him. Still they had a great time and so did everyone else.

Also on a side note I am feeling better then yesterday, still not great but better. I think its a sinus thing, I have always had problems with my sinuses.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Not So Hot

Not feeling the best right now, It's that felling you get the day before you go full blown sick.
My heads all fuzzy, eyes are heavy, and have a squeezing feeling in my throat.

Really don't have much to say right now, so here are some pics of the writing on the wall in line for The Colbert Report. Sorry for the quality, it was getting dark and my phone doesn't have a very good flash.  I wish I had a marker.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Colbert Report

So I went to the Sep. 29th taping of The Colbert Report, freaking awesome as hell! Me and three others drove into New York from East Stroudsburg, For me it was the first time ever driving in a city environment and to add to things I was driving a big conversion van. We left around 3PM and rolled out of the Lincoln Tunnel around 5.

We made it to the line at 5:15 and checked ourselves in, they started handing out the passes around 30 mins later. I was #89 out of I think #110

After some more waiting and going over the rules, we were shuffled in one group at a time to go through security and chill in the waiting room. They had old episodes playing on a TV. Be for we got to go into the studio, a guy came out and briefed us on general audience behavior and how we were the soundtrack for the show. Then they started calling the numbers to go in, since we got there kinda late we were in the upper most row to the left of the big C desk. Quite a good view actually.

They had some popular music playing unit the warm up comic came out, he wasn't that bad at all played off the crowed very well and was quite funny. Then Stephen came out and the crowd went crazy! He proceeded to do a out of character Q&A, nothing new was really learned here but still awesome:

He is Catholic
He use to play D&D
He doesn't see him self as a political activist, He says he is just a comedian that plays off the news he is genuinely interested in.
And he has had professional singing training.

His interaction with the audience was very cool and funny, and after the singing question he started singing the bass vocals for The Star Spangled Banner, he then pulled his stage manager in and they sang the whole thing.

After the Q&A he got behind the desk and started flinging the Wriststrong bracelets into the crowd, I unfortunately didn't get one and another person got nailed in the face by one.

Then the taping starts, the crowd lets loose, the amount of energy during this whole thing was just incredible and insanely fun. The only cues for the crowd "to go crazy" were at the start and end of the breaks, the laughing and cheering during the segments is genuine. During the breaks between segments he would talk with his staff, get his hair fixed, dance, lip sync, and air drum from his desk, to give the audience a little something silly between takes. He did have a few screw ups, and when he did he would crack jokes with the crowd. At one point they had to do a re-shoot because Stephen just couldn't hold back from laughing while trying to deliver a line, which made everyone crackup.

The interview Steven Rattner was interesting, had good flow, and most importantly had some great laughing moments.

At the end the crowd gives one last crazy fit that continued past the cameras turning off, Stephen proceeded to take a bow and dance around for a bit be for thanking us for coming out and heading to the back. The overall taping was just shy of a hour.

It was some of the most fun I had in a while and totally worth the drive and wait.

The live experience of the show is just simply awesome, if you like the show and ever have a chance to see the taping DO IT you will not regret it my friend.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In Before Tomorrow

One of my Goals on this blog is to have at least one post daily. Currently helping a friend set up a blog of his own, going to be doing reviews and what not. I don't have the full specifics, so stay tuned my followers.

I should post something a little more interesting posted tomorrow.



Monday, September 27, 2010

Still Sorting

Welp still going through stuff, I am kinda mad at myself for keeping a lot of this stuff around. I mean you know the stuff isn't worth much but when you find most of the stuff doesn't work even the parts that where stored properly is kinda bummer.

It looks like whats going to be left are some Hard Drives, one or two video cards, some keyboards, and a few laptop parts. Plus some non computer stuff that may interest some people.

So anyway I wanted to share a few of favorite web comics I follow that you guys may or may not like.

I know some a pretty popular, so you may have already seen them. But check out some others you might just enjoy them.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A New Plan

Ok, I am actually sitting down and testing some this stuff and it's not going very well, as the parts are just left overs from other jobs they weren't really treated with the up most care. So new plan is to scrap the non working stuff and post up the working stuff at a little later date.

I would rather see working parts go to people that could use them instead of just scrapping them.

A Plan

OK, Instead of me going through every little piece of hardware and listing it, You guys let me know what your looking for and I can see what I can do for you. No set pricing just make me an offer, some things can be the cost of shipping.

Note: Most of my computer gear is pre-2002, None of the Computers in the pictures are "complete" except for the Macintosh IIcx it has a bad HD. There are some Thinkpad T40 & T20 parts available. Check out the Stuff post for some generalized pics.

The video game stuff & the Mac 128k is staying with me.

You Can contact me here:

Or leave a comment.

Read the "A New Plan" Post


So I am looking into different ways to get rid of my computer clutter. The stuff I have isn't really going for that much on ebay, and craigslist is great for certain things but for my area getting rid of computer stuff is not one of them. A lot of scrapyards want to charge if the computers still have the components in them, at best they will take the for free.

I am seriously considering a place called cj environmental, they give you a fedex shipping lable and you send them your scrap. They extract the precious metals and cut you a check a percentage of the metals value. Exactly like cash4gold. Then I would just have to take the metal cases to the scrap yard. It would be easier and faster to send everything in one big box then to sort the stuff and set up individual auctions that may not sell or have to send to multiple places.

I figure the worst that can happen is they give me nothing and I got rid of stuff not worth selling. I would expect best case to get like $30 for everything. So nothing really to lose.

So guys any thoughts on the subject?

Saturday, September 25, 2010


So the home inspection went relatively well today. No structural problems to bee seen, and the roof has a few more years left in it. Unfortunate MedEd didn't have the power turned on so we couldn't test the electrical systems, but the breaker box seems to be neat and in order. We will be going back for a 2nd free of charge inspection when the power gets turned on. On the water side only 2 issues, a new facet in the kitchen is needed and the wax seal has broken on the downstairs toilet both easy fixes. The whole house looks like its been very well maintained.

I am also posting up some pics of my clutter.

That's not all of it, and it's also after 3 days of work. I also had 15 CRT monitors ranging from 13" - 21" that I got rid off earlier this year during spring clean up.

I can't wait to get my game systems hooked up after the move, the current placement of my TV makes it kind of hard to have more then 2 things hooked up. The 80's TV in the pic is NOT the TV I am talking about.

Friday, September 24, 2010

More Packing

Even though the closing is still a ways off, we are still trying to get stuff de-cluttered and the non essentials packed. As per some comments in my last post I think I will be holding some ebay auctions soon. At first I was reluctant but I figure I can lump allot of the PC parts that aren't worth much together in no reserve bulk auctions. I kinda want to keep the camera stuff even though I would never use any of it.

As we go through this deep clean I hope to find my two Game Gears that went missing about 2 years back, so far I have found a few SNES controllers I have been looking for and a extra PS2. I have no idea where the PS2 came from I got to test it out and make sure it works, I know someone that might want it.

Most of the space is being taken up by computer towers with parts everyware. I think the only computer stuff I plan on keeping is my main desktop, my T400 Thinkpad, my 755Cs Thinkpad, and my working Macintosh 128k (w/512k upgrade). I am a sucker for old computers & electronics but I got to draw the line I never want to end up like some of those people on that show "Hoarders".

Thursday, September 23, 2010


It's true you don't realise how much crap you have till you got to box it up and move. I am taking notice at what a Pack-Rat I am I got broken alarm clocks from the 70's, busted computers from the 80's early 90's, tons of old camera equipment that I got when I helped clean out an apartment. Just so much stuff! I bet its going to be real fun to move my 32" CRT TV that weighs close to 275lbs up the narrow basement stairs again.

I just got to get rid of a lot of crap, as I don't have the space for it in the new house, nor do I want to keep the old broken stuff around.

Ahh well, on the bright side I did find my Rubik's Cube! :D

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Been very busy today, and don't really have anything else to post.
So how bout two more bands that I think you guys shoud check out!

Here we got The Toasters a ska band out of New York. If they sound familiar the song in the video appeared in the pilot of "Mission Hill" and part of their song "Two-Tone Army" was the theme for KaBlam!

Lower quality youtube version: Here

And for video number two here is Edguy a German Power Metal Band.


50 Followers WHOO!

Start a load of a laundry, get on the computer for just a sec to check emails and what not, come here see 50 followers. AWWWW YEAAAAAA

I know what you are thinking, you see there are 51 followers and note 51 =! 50. Well some how I managed to follow myself and that wouldn't be right to count it.

So yea, you guys/girls all freaking ROCK!

Not much else to post right now, I just had a need to thank all my wonderful followers before I got back to cleaning!

Woot Woot!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Check It

Look guys new background! And over on the right you will find an awesome poll!

So yea, Went to the Salvation Army Thrift store a month or two back and picked up a few games one being this game right here:

That's right JET FREAKING MOTO. Now I haven't played this game since '99 so I wasn't sure how well it was going to hold up, So I get a friend over and throw it into my PS2. As soon as I got to the main screen the music alone took me right back to my 90's childhood. So the first thing we do is run off and get a cheat to access all tracks, then after we chose our riders the trash talk began. Being so long since I played it I was worried that I was going to suck, but as soon as we started everything came rushing back to me, all the little tricks and short cuts, how I use to hit those grappling towers just right. He wasn't half bad him self but I managed to come in 1st for all but the swamp level.

The graphics may have dated, and the whole game has that 90's "Extreme" thing going on complete with Mountain Dew advertising. But I would be a liar to say it's no longer fun, the soundtrack fits the game perfectly and gets your adrenalin pumping as you try to get around some of the insanely laid out levels at extreme speeds without going over the edge.

Even if you know what your doing one miscalculation in speed and you can clip your head sending yourself flying off your hoverbike into the abyss, giving your competition a chance to blow right by you.

If you see it cheap and like racers I recommend you pick it up, got mine for $1.99 and its been worth every penny.


Fall asleep at 5am, wake up a bit light headed check the clock... 8:59am. One extreme to the next, cant be healthy. Well at least stuff will get done today ACs to take out of windows and stuff to be put on craigslist. Good news is that I think I got a nice groove with this blog going on and should have another post later today.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Fall asleep at 2am, wake up with a headache check the clock... 1:30pm. Oversleeping is never pleasant, always wake up unrefreshed with some sort of ache or pain, and to top it off most of the day is wasted.

@Defkon & modest crisis
Voltaire did have 2 songs featured in the cartoon "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy"

Land of the Dead

The song he is probably most know for is When You're Evil

Maybe that's where the familiarity is coming from.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Not going to have much to post today got to do some work to my Van. So ill throw up another video from another Artist I like.

Voltair - This guy does a lot of Gothy/Satirical/Dark Humor/Geeky stuff, definitely not going to fit everyone's taste but some may like it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Right after my last post my internet started going in and out, apparently some one hit a pole. Anyhoo If you didn't notice I stylized the blog title a bit, it's not much but looks better then just plane text.

Also got my hands on some potatoes from my grandmothers garden and made some of the best mashed potatoes ever.

6 large russet potatoes
Stick of butter
1/2 Cup of whole milk
Salt to taste

I boiled the potatoes for 35 mins with skins and all, strained them and put them in a large bowl. My potatoes where soft enough to start smashing them with a big fork, after you got a good smash going throw in your milk and a softened stick of butter. I then used a electric hand mixer to blend everything together, this left me with smooth texture and some hardy chunks you expect from homemade mashed potatoes.

Serves 6-8 people


Ahh yes Saturday, Sometimes its nice to have absolutely nothing to do. Waking up late in the day, Kicking back checking others blogs, watching funny videos on the internet, in a complete state of relaxation without a care in the world.

Life is good.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Musical Interlude

Seen a few comments in my last post saying they didn't know Devo, This led to idea to make a post full of bands and descriptions of their music. Seemed like a great idea till the actual typing began, then it was like I was writing a bad essay, apparently I am also horrible at describing music. Plus it was no fun. So what I will do is post two bands I think people should check out with a accompanying youtube vid. May post some more in the future.

First Cellador a Power Metal band out of Omaha, Nebraska

And then we have Fifth Angel a 80's Heavy Metal Band that never quite took off but should have.



Got up this morning, No sign of undead flys... disappointing

Mousy friend from last night is very real as he left a little gift in the corner... Eww

New Devo album going in background... not bad

Thursday, September 16, 2010


On the verge of falling asleep I see a small mouse scurry across the floor with sum sort of nut.

God speed my little rodent friend.


There have been two flys buzzing around my head for about a hour now. The sound of one really close to my ear always makes me bug out. I think they do it just to make my act on instinct and smack the side of my head. O god that buzzing.



Got him, feel like ninja.

No Sleep

5:40 AM

My head feels heavy and my eyes have a gentile presser behind them. My mind wonders from what to type next to if I am going to fall a sleep with my hands on the keyboard. Sometimes when I am really exhausted  I vividly feel like I am doing something like opening the screen on my laptop or checking the time. Every once and a while I will think my head has a connection to the internet and I would just visualize websites in my mind. For all I know I could just be hallucinating myself typing this.

5:50 AM


If I was a acorn what would I ultimately become? Would I be nourishment for a squirrel that helps him survive the winter. Maybe I would sprout and become a mighty Oak that eventually gets cut down and made into a executives desk. Perhaps I'll be the cause of death of a man looking up in a wind storm. Or maybe I'd just be stepped on and crushed then reincarnate as a Brazil Nut.