Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Glenfinnan Scotland 2nd October 2007

Whoa - that's another one taken with my model of camera -- a Konica Dimage Z2.

My photos were all with the wide-angle attachment, but this fellow doesn't look like he needed it with that expanse of country.

That's Scotland. If you're a Scientologist in Scotland, or want to get involved, there's a Church of Scientology in Edinburgh.

Monday, October 29, 2007

They Said Half a Hit of Ecstasy Would be Fun....

After seeing this Anti-ecstasy PSA on I was just over at a pro-ecstasy forum to see if this is really the case.  Its actually ridiculous to me.  In the same sentence people were saying how the xtc made them feel all fantastic or whatever, and at the same time were saying that it makes them soil themselves and vomit all over the place.

I really don't get it.  Can someone enlighten me?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Note on Flickr Photos in Search Results

Just noted this, and figured it'd be worth mentioning - even if just as a note to self.  I posted a few days ago about the anti-psychiatry photo that I posted on Flickr, which was - the next day - the number  1 result on Google when searching for "anti-psychiatry".   By the end of the day, it was at #2, and days later it was at #4. 

Now, I just checked for the same thing, and found it back down on the 3rd page of search results.

So, for blog-type content, it appears that freshness is a bit of a factor in where it appears in the results. 


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Friday, October 19, 2007

Wife Swing Dancing at the IAS Christmas Ball

My wife is a whupass swing dancer. At the Christmas Ball of the International Association of Scientologists in DC, swing phenom and instructor Tom Koerner showed up, and started dancing with my wife. She took classes with him years before. When he said, "Damn, you're good - who taught you to dance?", she replied, "YOU DID!" :) And yes, those are the Swing greats, the Jive Aces playing in the background.

Monday, October 15, 2007

It's Blog Action Day: Safeguard and Improve your Environment

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As a part of Blog Action Day, make sure that you apply the above precept from The Way to Happiness, and do your part to Safeguard and Improve your Environment!  Obviously this means different things for different people, but if that means riding your bike in to work, not throwing your lead-acid battery into the ocean, recycling your paper, cutting down on your trash output, helping push through legislation, or whatever - everyone can help make the planet a cleaner place!

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Are Flickr Photos Well-Indexed in Google?

Something I wondered a bit ago, was that with the billions of photos that have been uploaded to Flickr and Photobucket, whether or not all of these photos and their content would actually be indexed in Google.  I had read in a little SEO Best-practices article that someone wrote that utilizing Flickr images could possibly be a good source of inbound traffic for your site. 

But I was then left to wonder whether or not these photos actually get indexed, and whether or not they're used at all. 

So, I just now Googled for "Anti-Psychiatry Demonstration", the title of a Flickr photo on my anti-psych demonstration in DC which I uploaded not too long ago.  And what do you know - the photo in Flickr is right now the number one result for that!  Wouldn't have thought it would be the case, what with so many anti-psych demonstrations happening around the world, but it proved an interesting point on whether or not Flickr content is indexed!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

At the Delphi Soccer Jamboree '93

After blogging about the school Tom Cruise sent his kids to in Oregon, I found this little one from the photo archives. This was soccer jamboree at Delphi in Oregon that I played in back in '93. This was back when I played sweeper on the team and had a 39bpm resting heart rate. Oh, for the old days!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

What if you debugged a computer like a psychiatrist?

At the APA convention that was held in Washington, D.C., my wife and I joined a ton of other people (I think the count was a few thousand by the time the event was in full swing) to protest the big pharma drones and their yearly vote-in of psychiatric disorders.

I wish that debugging computers could be done in the same method as psychiatry uses for debugging people. It'd be great! Check this out - instead of having to actually dig around and find out the root cause for something (the 'Why', if you've studied Scientology Data Series tech), all you'd have to do is state the phenomena that you were running into, and develop an excellent term for it that you and the other engineers in the room could agree on. The name of the term would be key - otherwise nobody would believe you. If someone was complaining about a slow Internet connection, you could just let them know about the reverse-transductive route congestion disorder his line was experiencing. When asking for a handling, you could just act like a psychiatrist and bring over a portable rack of 10 12-volt car batteries hooked together, and then just take both leads and touch them to the network card int he back of the computer.

Then, afterwards, when the stinky black smoke clears, you'd ask him if he was still experiencing the same network lag. I'll bet you that same behaviour he was experiencing would no longer be present! Validation of therapy!

Unfortunately, their debugging methodology for people is about the same as I describe above, thus you see outraged people like my wife and I out in protest when they go to vote their next disease into the DSM.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Harper's Ferry West Virginia at Christmas

This was another one I just dug up from the archives, when looking through my photos for something else. It's my wife & I on a bitterly cold Christmas morning, taking a drive out to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, for a little space.

She was just my fiancee back then, though - our wedding ceremony (which we used a Scientology wedding service for, quite similar to the one Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes used when they were married).

I'd have to say that it worked. That photo was taken close to 8 years ago, and I'm still rather married.

How about those hills, too!?

Friday, October 05, 2007

RX7 in a Snowy Driveway in Bloomington, IL

I just happened to find this photo, and it reminded me of when I was back in Illinois. It was terrible, actually. Though the projects I was working on were fun, I was 2 1/2 hours away from my closest Scientology Organization. The Church of Scientology of Saint Louis was over 2 hours to the south, and the Church of Scientology of Chicago was close to 3 hours to the north. And there I was stuck in a cornfield!

Monday, October 01, 2007

First try at posting a Photobucket Slideshow

We'll see how this comes out!

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Rocking old Honeywell E-Mail Ad

Mmm....just like back in college.  :) 

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