This is a bit odd…

 Posted by at 2:34 pm  Eureka Moments
Jun 302012
 

I really don’t know whose side I’m on about this video…the gals who are thinking, “Dang it…why couldn’t MY hubby have been that creative.”, or the guys that read my blog who are thinking, “Damn, Bob, you are gonna make us look bad.”…I just wish Irish was here to see it…

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A perfect mating

 Posted by at 10:02 pm  Eureka Moments
Apr 272012
 
A perfect mating

A shuttle, the “Enterprise”, flew, but never flew in low-earth orbit.

The “Enterprise” was an experimental model, never intended to travel into space. It’s only “air time” was when it was taken aloft like we are used to seeing it moved, like today…on the back of a Boeing 747. It did not always land that way, however.

There were 6 “flights”, one unmanned and 5 with a testing crew, in which the Enterprise was taken aloft and landed attached to the 747. These flights were to test systems and to see how the combination flew and how the combined craft responded. (The pucker factor for the first 747 pilot on the first flight must have been REALLY high…LOL. If you don’t know what “pucker factor” is, I’m not telling…this IS a family-safe blog).

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Apr 042012
 
No, I'm not dead...blogging tech got me

Over time (a lot of time) doing a lot of research about web video, and after wasting money on the wrong video tools (too much money…money I really couldn’t afford to spend), I discovered two things:

First, there is a lot of really bad information out there on producing web video economically, from absolutely wrong information to reasonably good information written so only a real Geek could understand it (I am a dumb redneck…I speak Human, not Geek-lish) to tutorials written pretty clearly that cost an arm and a leg and that require you to spend ANOTHER arm and leg on the software and equipment needed for quality videos.

Second, a friend of mine named Ralph, who I collaborate with over at Cantankerous Old Coots, told me I had a web video related saleable product, that folks would pay me good money for…

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Goodbye, Jackie

 Posted by at 9:08 am  Eureka Moments
Dec 192011
 
Goodbye, Jackie

Longtime friends here at JuicyMaters knew Jackie.  She was a little halfbreed…more like 57 breed mix, really..dog that I got last year when she was about 6 weeks old.  Remember…I asked y’all for help naming her, being unable to do better than DAD…short for Dumb A** Dog…myself.  I got a few suggestions from y’all, and a threat from Irish, my 6 ft tall redheaded friend, that no matter what I BETTER get away from DAD, so the puppy wound up being named Jackie. Jackie was a small dog, around 20-25 lbs I would guess, and not really my type.  I

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Dec 142011
 
Who ARE y'all, anyway?

When I ask “who are y’all”, it is YOU I am asking.  Not some other person who might be reading this a city or state or even country away from you..and not even that visiting neighbor who is reading this over your shoulder, but YOU! You see…I kinda know who you are in a general sort of way.  The software I use to maintain my websites tells me  little about my readers.  For example, I know that 86% of my readers use the Firefox browser.  I know that my “average” reader is a 34 year old stay at home mom,

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