Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Got New Domains for Christmas

Wow I just got 4 cool new domains for Christmas. Now I guess I gotta go to work on them.

http://billscomputerdeals.com
The new home of my affiliate website Bills Computer Deals, which will be updated with a brand new, more user friendly theme.
http://igadgetdeals.com
The new home of my other affiliate site Gadget Kingdom, which will be renamed with a new theme also.
http://igadgetclub.com
This goes with iGadgetDeals. A community portal for Gadget enthusiasts. If I can ever figure out how to get dolphin working. I may even have to buy a community package and outsource a programmer for this one. So it might be awhile :-)
http://aestheticnaturals.com
I created this to sell the natural jewelry designs my Wife and I create. You can see an example of the stuff we create at the test blog I just made: http://aestheticnaturals.blogspot.com
I think you will like our designs. We like them so much we're going to turn this little hobby into a full time internet business ASAP.

So now I own six domains including:
http://strangeandcool.net
and
http://fusebox41.com

I'm so excited! I can't wait to install and configure wordpress for my new domains!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Important Updates.

I just got finished updating my other sites and there's lot's of cool stuff and some great deals on computers and gadgets to check out for Christmas.

Hurry though because the killer prices I posted today won't last long.
http://billscomputerdeals.blogspot.com
http://gadgetkingdom.blogspot.com

And if you have signed up for this blog but haven't signed up for strangeandcool yet here is the link for that site.

http://strangeandcool.net

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Time Travelling Dreams

I had a wierd dream last night. I think I've had it before. It's very strange and complicated but Im gonna try to write it down.

Well, first I dreamed about some rich guy named George Looney. I think I've had that one before too. anyways that ones not important. But I think the other one is important for some reason.

Here goes:

It starts out with me in the bathroom in this big nice building and an alarm sounds. Then I walk out into the hall and I'm walking down the hall, I have a bag in my hand with something important in it (don't know what it is). Well I hear the alarm and I start to run, then I see the security officers behind me so I stop because I dont wanna look suspicious running with the alarm on. Then I see this guy in front of me start to run like hell so I turn to the guard and tell him about the guy so they start to chase him.

Then I found out the building is gonna blow up so I run out the door. I dropped my bag in the front lawn and kept running to a safe distance and I turn around and this lady is running past my bag so I ask her to grab it for me so she does and she stops right where I am and we both get down and I say "cover your head the buildings gonna blow" so she does. Then we hear a large explosion and I feel the heat from the building blowing up.

After the explosion we get up and walk around a bit and there are ppl running around everywhere all confused so I turned to her and told her we needed to stay together and not get lost and she agrees. So we walk over to this place with iron gates and look over at the building and for some wierd reason the building is back to it's original state.

But when I looked closer I could see swirls of light and what looked like a heat signature coming from the top of the building and then parts of it kind of fade in and out of reality a little and I asked her if she saw it and she said yes. She said "Oh no! I can't believe this is happening again" and I said what? she said "the time warp thing! It's happening again" and Im like what the hell are you talking about Lady? and she says "this has been happening to me all my life. A building blows up and then poof! It's like it never happened. I have a baby and it's like poof it never happened. I lost five years of my life because of this shit and those assholes fucking with my head". and I said what assholes and she said "THEM! The ones who have the device." and I said what device and she said. "time travel isnt a physical reality they alter you brainwave patterns and it sets you in a different time for brief periods but sometimes you don't come out of it and sometimes you do". and I asked her "and this device you're talking about is that what causes it"? and she said "Yes, they point it at your brain from a long distance away and it changes your whole life forever."

The she pointed over to this iron fence with a gate and it's kind of attached to a building like a jail, you know to keep people out. And she said "You see those argoyles?" and I looked an there were these huge freaking gargoyles flying around inside peering out at us. She said that's part of the time dilation. We wouldn't be able to see those if we hadn't got hit with the radiation from that device. Then one of them got out and landed right in front of us showing his teeth and snarling so we ran the other way. I was scared.

Anyways I got lost while I was running and then I was walking down this sidewalk with shops and stuff next to it and I picked up this book off the sidewalk about time travel. Then I saw the girl again and she seemed kind of drunk. The funny thing is I knew what was going to happen from that moment on for some reason. I said "you found a bottle of brandy and drank it didnt you"? and she said "Yea how did you KNOW that"? and I said I don't know but I know what's going to happen next too and she said "what"? Then I told her that we would meet a man at the next shop that could help us out. So she followed me into the shop.

Well we walked in and there was this old man who owned the place and there was this dude sitting in a chair that looked like Brad Pitt and she asked me "is that him"? and I said no he's not here yet.

So the old man turned on the TV and what really struck me kinda funny was that the TV looked like an old 1940's model black and white and the shows were from a long long time ago like we were in the 1940's.

Anyways this guy dressed in all black came to the door so I opened it and he had pure black eyes, black all over, so I slammed the door in his face and he stuck his hand through the mail slot and I broke his finger. I bent it all the way backwards as far as it would go and he screamed like a girl and he finally retracted his hand. Then he stuck his hand in again and I did the same thing. This happened about 4 times, one for each finger and each time I snapped another one of his
fingers. Then we didnt hear anything for a few minutes and this guy shouted at us through the door and he said "let me in, I am the guy you have been waiting for." I knew it was him so I opened the door. As soon as he got inside he loooked at me and asked "where's the bag?" So I handed him the bag I was carrying and then he said "where's the book?" So I handed him the book I found on the sidewalk.

He pulled out whatever was in the bag and it was very odd looking. It had electronic circuits in the back of it and it looked like it had a tubular aluminum casing.

The casing had electrodes at one end and a coil of copper wire around the end of it near the electrodes and it had this wierd glass looking tubular ring encircling it attached by aluminum rods that came out of the main casing and they were inserted into the glass tubing. It looked like it had electrodes on the end of the rods too. Then he smashed the TV and took out some tubes and stuff from it and wired them up the the device and he hooked it to the power cord coming from the wall and it lit up like one of those lightening ball thingies they have at spencers.

He turned to me and said "We're only missing a couple things". and I said what the hell are you doing? He said "I'm gonna give them a taste of their own medicine all we need is some plutonium for portable power and a rotating magnetic field so we can turn the energy into gravity waves. We also need a very large capacitor and some high power resistors so we can tune it to the frequency of the human brain and then we're all set".

So then I started asking him more questions. I asked him where he was from and what this was all about and he said he was from the year 2036 and that the army had learned how to manipulate time and space and their plan was to come back to the past and make it where they had more control over the people at an earlier period so that the technology would be in their hands only because the man who invented the device was ME and I had released the plans to elite group of friends who formed an orginization and had devised a code of ethics for the use of the technology and devised a plan to keep the information from the government at all costs so a paradox would not be created by careless ndividuals or our government.. He said that the government infilitrated our facilities by force and killed over half of the team. They stole the technology and started using it to travel back in time for their own evil purposes and accidentally created a paradox by trying to kill me in the explosion at that building that I was in. He said that reality had now been transformed into something not as solid as it used to be and that people who are affected by the paradox would see things fading in and out of reality and would lose their concept of time. (which was what seemed to be happening to me and this chick I was hanging out with).

So we left the room and started down the alleyway again. Then we went around a few corners and ended up in another alley. This alley had some sort of big ass chair looking thing in it and the guy told me to get in. So I got in and started doing the straps up and he handed me the device and told me to stick it in the slot to my right and grab ahold of the railings on the side of the chair. Then I remember the thing powering up and making a whole bunch of noise and lighting uo like christmas. It was doing something strange to my perception and I felt like something was wrong.

The rest of the dream gets kind of foggy from here. All I can remember is that we were on a mission to find some missing components that we needed and we knew there would be trouble along the way. And then the phone rang and woke me up.

Wierd huh?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Installing some stuff on my truck redneck style. Kinda funny



I installed a Vector Maxx Power Inverter and an emergency brake release lever in my truck redneck style. Cause that's my style. LoL :-P

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ambiance, background music test scene

A scene I did with my wife to test creepy ambiance sounds and background music made with jeskola buzz.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Brain Won't Let me Sleep!!!!

I hate this head of mine sometimes.

I get home from work about 2am, I lay down, and I start writing music in my brain and can't sleep.

I get up and play on the internet for awhile and write a post or a comment or two, then I go lay down and my brain starts contemplating the universe or I start thinking about robotics circuitry or some crazy shit.

I get up and finish writing a tip calculator program for work. I lay back down and I got spreadsheets in my brain for an hour.

I get back up, smoke a cigarette (which is what I DON'T wanna do) and start writing again. This happens to me EVERY FREAKING NIGHT! When will this be over? Suicide is not an option. Drinking warm milk doesn't help. Drugs do nothing but make it worse. It's hard to meditate when your freezing your ass off and your brain won't stop spiraling thoughts in and out of the front of your mind. What the hell am I supposed to do?

My wifes sleeping AND she's on her period.

The cat jumps on me just as I'm about to fall asleep.

At 7am when my brain is finally tired of doing it's spiraling thingy the neighbors have their co-workers honking their horns at them to get out of the house so they can get a ride to work! ACK!!

I need to start playing HALO or something. A good old fashioned slaughterfest might do me some good!

Or maybe I should get a job where I actually have to work hard and get tired?

Naaaa screw that! That's what I DON'T wanna do.

I'll just keep writing until I fall asleep on the keybfklf..jhk

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Oh yea, about the filming of "For Kevin's Sake"

Well filming was cancelled last weekend. So I guess it is scheduled for this weekend at the same time.

Busy... busy ...

Goodnite, errrr I mean morning, uhhhhm afternoon? Because that's when you'll probably be reading this, but it's like 5:30 in the morning here right now so I'm going to bed.

But first I will leave you this bit of wisdom that hit me today:

It is more important to remember the lesson than the teacher.

L8rZ

Ooops, my bad

It's Ulead Video Studio that's ninety nine bucks not Ulead Media Studio. I downloaded it and I'm checking it out now. It looks like it will do everything I need. Nice program.

Busy, Busy, Busy, AND I got a cool laptop.

Been really busy lately so no posts recently sorry. I worked 7 days this week.

I did some welding yesterday which I haven't done for awhile. I thought I was going to be using a MIG welder but when I got there at 7:30am I found out I was going to have to use a stick welder.

I thought: Wow! I haven't used a stick welder since I helped my Dad weld some metal to his car about 3 years ago and it was kinda hard. So I was a little worried but it went ok.

We had to weld an eight stall prefab barn together. It was pretty easy except for the bending down and getting on my knees part.

I worked in a muffler shop where I learned how to weld and fabricate custom exhaust systems for about 4 years then I went to work in a production shop welding together structural parts for customized vans where I worked for about 5 years. Then the van company folded and I started delivering pizza. It's kind of ironic how I make just as much delivering pizza as I did welding.

Whatever it takes.

On a lighter note, I bought a new computer flat out. Haven't done THAT in awhile. I usually upgrade my old P.O.S. to the hilt and then end up having to buy a new barebones system to get the next generation of computer architecture and then buy upgrade parts for it. But I haven't done THAT in awhile either. So I decided that this time I needed to get a decent laptop with the latest new architecture. It was a hard decision considering my situation but my old computer is, well, OLD. and when I create music and video it renders really slow.

Sometimes I think it might have been a mistake to buy this but I plan to create music and video's for the rest of my life so it would be done sooner or later. I chose now.

The more I learn the more opportunies arise and the closer I am to realizing my dreams. The service industry is ok and I like it but I want to work with computers, write and create music and video. So that's what I'm gonna do.

It's an HP dv9000 AMD 64x2, 1.8 GHZ, 160 GB HDD, 2 gigs RAM, Dual Layer DVD burner with lightscribe, Windows Vista Basic, 17" monitor, GeForce Go 6150 Graphics, Built in Webcam and mic, Built in Wireless LAN, Built in multi card reader, every freakin port you could imagine for home and small office use, and it's a laptop! So I'm kinda happy with it.

Now I'm gonna go research Ulead Media Studio 11 and decide whether I wanna buy it or not.

I used to own Ulead media studio 5 and a special Rainbow Runner video card that did Mpeg 1 video back like 10 years ago when MPEG 1 first came out. It doesn't work with newer computers so I cant use it now.

Here's the ironic part: I have Ulead Media Studio 5 but Ulead only offers upgrades for UMS 6 and later! Too sucky.

But there IS good news. Last year Ulead Media Studio was two hundred dollars. Today it is only ninety nine bucks. So I'm going to go search for reviews on it and decide whether I want to buy it or something else.

If anyone has experience with UMS please post a comment.

L8rZ

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I've Been Commissioned To Act In A Movie.

I've agreed to act in a new comedy film by Erica (Keeka) Kane.

This is going to be pretty strange for me. I haven't done anything like this since the elemenary school Robin Hood play. LoL :-P

I read through most of the script today and I caught myself laughing out loud several times it's very funny. I am honored that Erica asked me to be in one of her films even if it is for free.

I'm not too sure about my acting skills though since I only have about 2 weeks to practice. And they're probably gonna have to use alot of makeup on me. LoL :-P

The part I have to play is very short but interesting and funny. It is a setup for one of the major jokes throughout the movie.

All I can tell you about my character is that he has to bust out crying and then he chokes on a mini pretzel. LoL This is gonna be fun.

Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Okay time for an update.

Well, I lost my former, ahem, job, if you can call it that and I got a new one the very same day! HA! So there! Anyways, it's a job. But enough about the boring stuff.

I got a new camera! It's a wireless spycam with a 4 channel receiver. So now I can order more cams and make a nice little security system.

I didn't get it to be used as a security system at all though. I got it so I could make a "hat cam" and record stuff like me fixing electronics. I was thinking about starting to build bots again and work on some other things I have yet to finish. I was thinking about maybe documenting some of it on video for the web. Not sure when that is going to be yet though.

I really want one for my F27 Stryker. It would be cool to fly it via the camera. It'd be like flying from the cockpit. Awesome! I can't do that yet though. The 1 mile transmitters are WAY too expensive for me right now until I can get settled with my new job and new truck and everything. Plus I need to get Shirley a car. I need a new computer (this one's old). That'll set us back a couple months. We're also trying to have a baby. That'll prolly set us back a couple dozen years. LoL :-) But we both want a boy. Wish us luck!

So I got a new job and I got a new camera. Sweet! Things are looking pretty good right now. I also pulled 2 checks from linkshare this month. Sales are going up. I was shocked. I sold like almost 3 thousand dollars worth of merchandise in the past 2 months using these blogs.
Computers Killer Deals Gadgets

By the way there are some pretty good deals going on right now, you should check them out. I bought 3 items from my distributors just this week. One was the wireless video camera for 60 bucks and I had to get a new HD and a DVD burner for my home computer (this one). The 320 GB HD was $89.99 and I got the DVD burner for 20 bucks which is a killer price.

For some reason my sidebar content is out of whack on the blogs though. I'm thinking it's the third party servers they are hosted on. I will give them a couple days and if they aren't fixed I will change the content. The deals are still there. I just posted some more today. Some of them will expire soon though.

Just about a month before Christmas time there should be some really good deals on computers and electronics stuff on the blogs. The best time of year to shop though is probably right AFTER Christmas.

For anyone who doesn't know what linkshare is it's a free affiliate network like Commission Junction or Amazon.com. You join linkshare for free and they hook you up with merchants that let you advertise their product on your website. Then they pay linkshare a commission and in turn linkshare pays you a comission. You can actually make some money this way if you set things up right. If you're interested in joining linkshare for free click here.

Okay I don't mean to sound like a salesman but I made some money this month and sales seem to be going up so I'm kind of excited and I just wanted to tell you guys about linkshare and the cool little checks they send me.

It's nice to get a check in the mail a couple of times a month for doing something you love to do anyway (like blogging).

So that's what's been happening in my life lately. I like my new job and we have some pretty good plans for the future. Everything looks pretty good.

I'll probably post a short video of some stuff I captured on my aiptek camera this week if I get time. Maybe thursday since I'm off work that day.

Ya'll be good
L8rZ

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Well life sucks sometimes... (virus alert!)

...and things happen that we didn't expect or that we weren't prepared for. I got a virus the other day after 5 years of being totally clean.



I got it by downloading what I thought was a codec to play a video. I downloaded the file "Video Access Codec v1.4" from a site I thought had a video of some information I was looking for. After it installed it did actually play the video (which turned out to be porn by the way!) It also installed the trojan "trojan.w32.looksky".

So this thing installs a virus through a working video codec then it puts links on your desktop to paid programs that remove trojans and viruses! It also pops up windows with links to the programs about every 30 freakin seconds without you even having to be online! So avoid this at all costs. It's not easy to remove and I think the cleaner program messed up my windows.

I finally got my hard drive cleaned. So I am virus free now but some parts of Windows XP aren't working like the device manager and some other tools so it looks like I'm going to have to re-install everything! Aaaaaaack!!! I've got like 30 or 40 programs and utilities so this might take awhile :-) I'm just kind of glad all my Data is ok.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

How To Deter Burglars From Breaking Into Your Home At Night

My friend Duniel sent me this in an email. She has had some trouble lately with prowlers

If you have a car alarm put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator.

Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away,think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key chain.

It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around.... after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

And, remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there..... This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or prevent a sexual abuse crime.

P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic.Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.

Monday, September 3, 2007

The New Strange And Cool is Done!

The new Strange And Cool site is finally finished!

The new site is powered by WordPress and has a totally new look and feel. It's hosted on it's own domain and the feed has been redirected so nobody has to re-subscribe. There is even a new comments feed on the site for anyone interested.

I will be selecting my favorite posts from the old Strange And Cool at blogger and posting one each day along with regularly scheduled posts onto the new site for awhile.

From here on out I am going to try and stay away from just posting links to news and other blog posts. If I do need to post links to news or other posts I will most likely write a review and summary of the material before linking to it in order to increase the readability and value of my posts. Sources of information and news will be mentioned and linked to in the summary.

I hope you guys like the new blog. I worked really hard on it for the past week and I think WordPress is awesome. I'm really impressed with the look and functionality of it.

My Blogroll is already transferred over to the new site so anyone who has me in their blogroll please update your links to http://strangeandcool.net/ when you have time.

I may send you a message in a week to remind you if that's okay. :-)

Have fun!

L8rZ

Saturday, September 1, 2007

I've Discovered How To Install Wordpress On My Domain.

So I made a little money, bought a couple of domain names yesterday, downloaded Wordpress and to my surprize it was pretty easy to install on my host.

So now I have another addiction. :-)

The hard part is trying to find a template that I like and what's even harder is editing the templates to customize the site the way I want it. Word press theme's are made entirely with stylesheets so I guess I have to learn how to edit CSS now because the images, fonts and colors on the templates I like are all wrong.

This is going to take some time to learn. I already learned a little last night just by playing around with the tags. Everyone writes stylesheets so differently from each other that it's hard to figure out just what the heck is going on.

I've done quite a bit of html which I thought would help, but stylesheets are so totally different from html that I'm going to have to re-learn everything I thought I knew about coding for the web.

I know I'm probably way behind the times here. I've been editing html for over 6 years and here I am JUST NOW learning how to edit stylesheets, but I better do it because stylesheets make content management super easy. Once you get your stylesheets set up then all you have to do is write your pages and your posts. Awesome!

So I may not be posting as much here and on Strange And Cool in the near future. I will post as much as I can while I work on the other sites though, and all my updates on this new little project will be posted here.

I may ask my subscribers and link buddies to update their RSS links and blogroll links to point to the new site if you guys don't mind. I really hate to do that but I feel like I need to establish my blog on a real hosted domain instead of at blogger. What if blogger bites the dust one day or decides to sell out? All my content is gone. eeek!

At least I know that if I have my blog on my own domain I won't lose my content. :-) Not that I have any super valuable content or anything but It's mine, I worked hard to write it, and I'd like to keep it. :-) Besides, I usually look back on old content after about 2 months to help me learn about my own mistakes. I need it so I can improve on my writing.

If any of you guys have done this before or have any suggestions or advice for me about this I'd surely appreciate it.

And to all the great friends I've made in the past couple of months I'd like to say thank you and that all of you guys are awesome! Everyone's links will be ported over to the new site and I will contact you as soon as the move happens.

After I get the Wordpress blog set up I may upgrade the hosting account and build a community site on the domain. Not sure of a good community theme to go along with Strange And Cool yet though. Got any ideas?

Well that's it for now.
Thanks everyone!

Bill

P.S. If you would like to keep tabs on the new site, it's at http://strangeandcool.net
Theme's and layouts will probably change daily till I find one I like. There's a billion of them. :-)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

We went to the Premier of "Sins Of The Flesh" last night and we got pics.

My wife and I went to the premeir of the local indie movie "Sins Of The Flesh" by Erica Kane yesterday and it was pretty amazing. The movie was way better than I expected coming from Ocala but that might be because I'm from here and I don't have very high expectations for this town from what I've seen in the past. I got proven wrong :-) Erica really did a great job on this movie.

We had a great time. We met the cast and got autographs and everybody was really nice. The cast were pickin on each other a little during the film and joking around. It was great.

Then we took pictures and got drunk and ... click here to view my post about the premier with pictures, at the official "Sins Of The Flesh" blog

L8rZ

Monday, August 27, 2007

How Addicted To Blogging Am I?

Heheh I guess I passed my addicted to blogging test. I wasn't too happy though I wanted 100% :-)

Here is my certificate if authentication :-)

78%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Mingle2 - Dating Site

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I'm obsessed with blogging widgets!!!

Someone please help me I have apparently become obsessed with blogging widgets and now I'm confused! Please take these things away from me before I lose an eye!

Does anyone know how many of these things is too much? Has anyone written anything about "widget etiquette" or "how to kick your widget addiction" or anything like that?

I need help. If anyone can answer these questions I'd be willing show my eternal gratefulness by putting your link in my blogroll on this blog and on the Internet Marketing Resource Guide.

What are the most important widgets to place at the top of your blog?

Where should I put my communities and directories widgets?

Does anyone ever get any enjoyment out of the widgetmate news widget or should I trash it?

Do you think This Setup is cool? Is it too cluttered? And if so, then what should I remove?

Any ideas/suggestions ?

Thanks in advance for commenting.

L8rZ

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Testing my new Aiptek 480p camcorder / media player




I got a new Aiptek Mpeg4 camcorder/voice recorder/media player/8mpx digital camera yesterday. So I tested it today and it's pretty cool. It does D1(720x480) Mpeg-4 Video at 30fps, has a built in mp3 player, a voice recorder and an 8 megapixel digital camera with a flash and 4x digital zoom. It takes up to a 4 meg memory card. I only got the 2 meg one and I can do 80 minutes of full D1 quality video. It's pretty awesome.

What the heck does this mean?

I saw this on the back of a lawn service trailer today.

I don't get this.

Do they mean "public" schools? And how is schooling ever "child abuse"?

I know it seems like public schools don't do a very good job sometimes. And that may be because of lack of government funding, but I just don't understand why they are associating that with child abuse.

I had to fix my '94 Chevy S10 today so I documented it. :-P

This is a video documentary of me replacing the upper radiator hose on my '94 Chevy s10.

I got a cool new little camcorder and I've been testing it out today. :-)

It's actually pretty interesting (at least I hope you'll find it interesting). Plus you'll get to meet my fiesty old grandma which is kinda funny. :-)

I did a black title intro so it might look like nothing is there so just scroll down and click play for it to load.


I will be writing about my last Salvia experience soon.

I've been kinda busy but I'm planning on writing down my Salvia experience in as much detail as I can asap so for those of you who are interested please be patient. I'm also still trying to figure it all out if you know what I mean. :-)

In the mean time I have a video review of this cool little mpeg-4 camcorder/media player I just bought coming in the next post.

Plus I had to fix my truck today so I did a kind of mock up documentary about it using my new camcorder. I'll post it as soon as I get it uploaded. It's actually pretty interesting (at least I hope you'll find it interesting). Plus you'll get to meet my fiesty old grandma which is kinda funny. :-)

L8rZ

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Salvia Divinorum Experience Episode 03 : With commentary about the experience at the end.

Bill Finally Jumps Through The Stargate For The First Time.

Well I took the leap. Went down the rabbit hole. Jumped through the stargate or whatever you wanna call it, and it was a pretty amazing experience to say the very least.

I went into this looking at it as a learning experience. It didn't hurt, my brain is still exactly like it was before I did it. Except I may be a little more enlightened because of it. And it didn't last very long. It WAS a bit scary when I started to come back though.

The video starts off with me taking Salvia and going into a pretty amazing trip. Then after I come down I explain most of what I can remember of my perceptions while being influenced by the plant. There's also lot's of interesting commentary and some info about Salvia etiquette that some of the younger people who are abusing Salvia should know.

I plan on writing about my experience in a little more detail pretty soon. But not tonight. It took me 4 hours to edit the video so I am going to go to bed and will probably write more about my experience in a day or so.

Meanwhile Enjoy The Video!




L8rZ!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

An Update On The Salvia Divinorum Experience with commentary afterwards.

Ok, so I just went over to Brians and did Salvia the right way this time and oh what an experience it was. I caught it all on video and we have lot's of commentary to share with everyone with a few informative insights about the experience and our interpretaion of it.

It was a very enlightening experience to say the least and I hope to convey to you the most truth about it that I can from my point of view.

I am editing the video tonight. I will comment via text overlay in the vid as to what I was experiencing at that particular time in the vid. After the video I plan to write a short story explaining my experience as far as I can remember in order to help enlighten some people about what Salvia Divinorum is really meant for.

Stay Tuned!

And

L8rZ!

The 7 P's

In an attempt to get to know his fellow bloggers, Bucky at The WVb - a blog about everything and nothing created this meme entitled "The 7 P's."

-Well, thanks to Jos at NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection), this meme has found it's way to Spiral Butterfly.
-And, thanks to Spiral Butterly this meme has found it's way to me.

Instructions: Fill out the 7 P's and post them in an entry at your own blog.
Tag 5 blogs that you read on a regular basis.
Link back to the blog that tagged you

So here are my 7 P's:

1. Passion - love, writing, making music, making people think, making people laugh
2. Purpose - To learn from my mistakes and help others learn from theirs
3. Pursuit - To build income in the quickest and easiest possible way so I can spend more time with my wife and family.
4. Position - Husband, grandson, breadwinner, protector
5. Pummeling - procrastination
6. Progress - Affecting people in a good way everywhere I go.
7. Personality - Silly, thoughtful, playful, charming, funny, sarcastic, open minded, prompt, meticulous, smart, coordinated, quick learner.

I am tagging the following bloggers:

1. The Ordinary Mystic at "The Ordinary Mystic"
2. Aayush at "Blogging Den"
3. Lesley at "The Debris Field"
4. Aura at "Encounters With The Unexplained"
5. Rand at "My Paranormal Life"

SpiralButterFly Has Tagged These Bloggers:

1. Bill at "My Everyday Life"
2. Susan at "Social Networking"
3. Tabitha at "The Life and a day in the thoughts of TJ"
4. Groovy Granny at "Psychadelicatessen"
5. Orbital Moon at "Orbital Moon's Mind Portal" - (which also happens to be my husband)

We look forward to reading all your responses to this meme!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Salvia Divinorum Experience Episode 02


This is Episode 2 of our little salvia experience at Brian's. He smoked twice and I caught it all on video. Mike's experience was kind of uneventful. He kind of just turned inward and had his own private experience so I didn't edit that into the sequence. Enjoy!




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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I Made A New Blog Today (Salvia Divinorum TV)

I kind of got inspired by discovering kyte-tv and learning about Salvia Divinorum the other day so I decided to make a blog dedicated to sharing Salvia Vids. If I promote it it might get popular but then it might not we'll see.

Check it out here and If you have a Salvia Vid please upload it to the channel.

L8rZ

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Salvia Divinorum Experience Episode 01



I went over to my friend Brians today and he introduced me to a completely legal hallucinogen called Salvia Divinorum.




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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Whew! Uploaded alot of video today

I uploaded 3 video's to youtube today and I signed up for this thing called Kyte TV. It's really cool. You can make your own TV Channel and upload shows that you create. You can then imbed it on your website and chat with anyone watching. You can also make it so others can upload their shows to your channel.

Check out mine here

Check out my new videos here

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Transformers Video Game For All Newer Platforms

After seeing the movie and writing about it I started researching it on the web and I found the video games for the movie for a bunch of platforms on Amazon.com

I have an old Xbox but I plan on upgrading to an xbox 360 as soon as they get all the bugs worked out and I'll definately be buying a copy.

I searched for an Xbox version but it seems there isn't one so I'm putting the links up for all the platforms I COULD find so anyone who visits can get a copy if they want.

I'll be getting mine soon. Enjoy.














Transformers For PS2

 



Transformers For PC


 



Transformers For Xbox 360


 



Transformers For PS3



Transformers For Nintendo Wii




 


 
















Just went to see the transformers movie last night.

Transformers was awesome! It was way more than I expected. A co-worker of mine said it was like "a 2 hour chevy commercial" so I wasn't expecting much but I am a Chevy fan and this was the awesomest "2 hour chevy commercial" I have ever seen.

I used to watch Transformers as a kid but that was a LONG time ago. I stopped watching cartoons like when I was 12. Up until recently that is. My wife Shirley has gotten me into watching adult swim alot.

My favorite part was at the end of the movie when Sam shoved the cube into Megatron's chest. The thought had crossed my mind that he might do that but when he actually did it I got kind of shocked and excited at the same time. It was cool.

I guess my second favorite part was when Bumble Bee transformed into the new Chevy Camaro. The part where Sam got to talk to Bumble Bee for the first time was cool too.

If you haven't seen this movie yet go now! It's absolutely awesome!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wow I just found a slideshow of the place I work at.

This is a slideshow on Restaraunt Guide USA of the place I work at. The guy working the oven is me. Check it out it's kinda funny.

http://www.rg-usa.com/RestPics/PizzaFactory/PizzaFactorySS.html

Well I like the video camera Shirley got me.

She got a cheaper JVC camera. The JVC GR-D347U.

It does almost everything my $700 camera did and I can use my old DV tapes in it. It plugged right into the firewire and my computer detected it no problem.

Here you'll see that amazon.com has one of the next models up from mine the JVC GRD770 which has more zoom and better features than mine. The reason Amazon.com refuses to show the price is that it's so ridiculously low that the manufacture doesn't want them to display it.


But I checked and I can tell you this camera wasn't much more than 200 bucks. Click on the picture to see the real price.


So since I got my camera I've been playing with Windows Movie Maker alot lately. I hate it. It sucks! You can't do overlays or make your own transitional effects. It's hard to time your editing to music. It's just a sucky program.

I tried to install my old copy of Ulead Media Studio Pro 5 but with all the new media file formats out nowadays it won't recognize anything on my hard drive. It won't even capture video because it doesn't recognize the codecs.

So I've been looking at Ulead Media Studio 8 and it's only 200 bucks so I think I'm gonna go for that. I already know how to use it and I love the interface anyways.

I'm planning on using the camera to help my friend Michelle build a Vlog for her horseback riding/training buisiness, among other things :-). She trains people to ride horses and takes people on trail rides. She even trains their horses for them if they want.

I'm also gonna be playing around with making my own videos. Some will be comedic, some dramatic. I might do some mock up commercials and I may try to do a short film soon with my own music that I created with Jeskola Buzz and my guitars.

We'll see what happens.

L8rZ

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Eye

My first project using my new cam.

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Original Music

I just uploaded 3 songs that I created using Jeskola Buzz.

I installed a player for them on this blog and on http://strangeandcool.blogspot.com

It's also at myspace

Check em out and let me know what ya think.

Bill

Dave Mustaine ESP AXXION

Dave Mustaine is awesome. Here he is talking about a guitar that he designed and ESP took on the job.

I have an ESP LTD 7 String. It's a great guitar! I want the one Dave's got right there!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Alix got stuck in a box yesterday!

My co-worker Alix got stuck in a box yesterday and it was so funny!

Luckily I had my phone and took a couple of clips of her trying to get out.

Clip 1 http://billsvblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/alix-is-stuck-inside-box-lol.html
Clip 2 http://billsvblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/alix-finally-gets-out-of-box-lol.html

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Trailer for "Sins Of The Flesh" An independant film shot in Ocala, FL.

This is the trailer for an independant film my friend is co-starring in called "Sins of The Flesh". A horror film produced right here in Ocala, FL.





SINS OF THE FLESH:


When a close-knit cult of cannibalistic humans dwelling in the bowels of a dilapidated building and feeding on fresh human flesh, abduct Evan, a seemingly ordinary man, they believe that he will be the newest addition to their murderous family.


After several attempts at forcing Evan to succumb to their dark, devouring ways, they are forced to take more desperate and drastic measures to ensure that he turns into one of them…


Sins of the Flesh is an independent horror film currently in postproduction with goals of hitting the film fests (including Orlando's "Screamfest") and eventually distribution.


Filmed locally here in Ocala, Florida, this dark, creepy film introduces Joey Nieves, Shannon Thomas, J.L. Vaughan, Becky Sinn, Alan David, Loida Garcia, Carl Summers, Ryan and Heather Kane, and many others to the world of film.


The film features AMAZING bands like Warped Tour's "Black in the Mind," "Rennick," "Mense," "Becky Sinn," "Deep Six," "Samantha Falk," and others! Written, Produced, and Directed by Erica Kane.


INTERESTED IN PUTTING YOUR BAND'S MUSIC IN THE FILM?


Send all inquiries to elkane85@hotmail.com with the subject heading "Sins of the Flesh" (A.S.A.P.) along with an mp3 version of the song.

I will be posting behind the scenes bloopers, pictures of the cast and crew and I plan on doing interviews with some of the cast so add me now and subscribe to this blog to get updates.


If you want to see more right now then visit Keeka's myspace profile at: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=188588304


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Trouble with youtube.com

Well after I uploaded my clips today I tried to use the new video editing tool at youtube.

I tried to edit my clips and put them all together in one big compilation but it didn't work.

Everything seemed fine at first but when I went back to view my remix there was nothing. NOTHING! Geeez. Ok well I'll try again tomorrow.

In the mean time I guess I'll upload them one at a time to my video blog again. :-(

P.S. since I'm going through all this trouble you'd better check them out. :-P

http://billsvblog.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I'm pretty happy about the video stuff I did today except ....

I had alot of fun playing with my phone and uploading videos to youtube today. The only thing that I'm really disappointed about is that stupid 10 second limit on my Razor.

That, AND the video quality is kind of sucky.

Do you know how hard it is to try and capture any sort of decent video footage with only 10 seconds of memory? It's almost impossible. The timing has to be perfect. All the clips I did today were very hard to time right but some of them came out OK. Check them out here http://www.youtube.com/user/fusebox41

So now I MUST have a new phone or better yet, a miniature mp4 video camera. That would be perfect for doing a video journal.

OK so the first thing I'm going to do when I wake up tomorrow is compare prices for mp4 cameras at compare.com then see if I can find anything locally. I think I saw a rebate coupon for one at Walgreens.

Well, it's way past my bedtime.

L8rZ

Saturday, July 14, 2007

View My Everyday Life on YouTube

I'm excited. I browsed by youtube today to check on my rarely used account and I accidentally figured out how to upload video from my RzR directly to YouTube. This is cool. I tried doing this before but something was wrong and I couldn't get it to upload. Yay it's fixed.

There is one drawback though. My phone's video quality kinda sucks AND it only lets me record 10 sec clips. But they do have audio so that's cool.

A quick note to my Mom: You should subscibe to this stuff Mom you will get a kick out of it. :-)

Okay anyways for anyone who wants to subscribe all you need to get a free youtube account if you don't already have one. And then just subscribe to my channel:
Click Here --> http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=fusebox41

You should also subscribe to the feed on this blog via email using the feedburner form the in sidebar if you want updates from this blog. --->

L8rZ

Friday, July 13, 2007

My best friend in the whole world. :-)


Everyone loves their pets and my wife and I are no exception. Our pets are spoiled rotten. :-)

This is Dammit. Yes his name is Dammit. I named him that because I knew I was going to end up calling him that anyways. You know: C'mere Dammit! Shut-Up Dammit! Dammit! Sit Down! Well, you get the idea. :-)

We call him Boo Boo most of the time especially around kids unless we really need to get his attention then we call him by name. He usually straightens up when he hears that.

He's half brindle pit and half black lab. His mother was a full blooded brindle pit and his father was a black lab.

His disposition is mild. He hardly ever barks unless it's an emergency or if someone is pulling in the driveway.

He's great around children and he's pretty smart. He'll be five years old in Feb. 2008.

Boo Boo likes to flea nip the cats. I think he thinks they are his puppies. LoL :-)

He lets the Kitten Sammy pounce on his face and then he just nudges him away with his nose real gently. It's great fun to watch. :-) They are both ham bones.

When I get some pics of Sammy I'll upload them. He's so small. He's about as big as Boo Boo's nose right now. :-)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Been editing blogs all day

Wow my wifes not home yet. She's been gone 8 hours.

Oh well...

I guess thats kinda good. It gave me time to work on all my blogs and websites. :)

I put some new gadgets up you may have noticed them in the sidebar. :-)

Well, I called to talk to my boss

I called to talk to Dewayne about my arm and he gave me the night off. He didn't seem to happy about it either.

I told him I could run ovens and coordinate deliveries but I'd likely have trouble slapping out pizzas and the new girl is too inexperienced to pick up my slack seeing as how I usually do the work of 2 of our regular people.

It seemed like he was a little upset and he was being short with me. So I told him I wasn't trying to call in I just wanted to let him know what was going on ahead of time. Then his tone changed and he said for me to go ahead and take the night off to rest my poor arm.

Whew!

That sucked! I hate calling in to work. It always makes me feel guilty. LoL :)

Shirley called and told me she was going horseback riding with Michelle and she'd be late coming home. She asked me if I wanted her to come home and nurse my arm but I don't see any sense in that. Let her have fun. I'll be fine. I've got some Lortabs. :-)

Ouch!

Thurs. July 12, 2007

Ouch! I hurt my arm tuesday at work. Ian mopped the floor and I didn't realize it was wet so I went skating like a cartoon across the floor flailing my arms to keep my balance. I must have flailed a little too hard because now my left arm is practically immobile.

I haven't slept all night. Every time I lay down my arm starts hurting worse and I can't sleep.

I'm not sure if I can do my job alone tonight. Dewayne scheduled the new girl Christina with me by myself on a Thursday night. Sometimes I wonder about his methods. Anyways I'm sure I'm going to end up asking for some help with my arm the way it is. Crap.

Shirley is at Michelles watching Trajen right now. She will be back about 1:30. I'm supposed to talk to a representative from AIU (online college) today at 1:30. Not sure If I'm gonna make it. I might try to sleep again before I have to go to work.
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