National Get Off Your Ass Day? Again?

I need to get off my ass. I’ve been sitting here since 0530 and its 0700 now. Mail is read. Political sites checked out. Coffee drank. So it’s time to get off this old fat ass and get things started for the day. Come On, King! You’re 62 years old, still get zits, haven’t seen your dick (directly) in years, and your feet “tingle” if you sit too long. GET OFF YOUR ASS! (P.S. You’re also a Great Self Motivator! (NOT))

Photo by Uncle Clarence

So I climbed on that exercycle thingie and pedaled my ass around the living room. Thing said I did 2.5 miles and it took only 15 minutes! Slow, King. But you are just starting this exercise stuff after too many years of sitting around. Still on your ass though.


Been playing with Microsoft ICE, a program to make panorama’s from your pictures if it can. Does pretty good. Not perfect but pretty good. And it does it without all the fanfare that Google+ puts you through with it’s “auto-awesome.”


Finished cleaning the bottles of tomato’s I canned yesterday. The Usual Chores. Sun came out for awhile so I went down and started pulling the snow fence off the garden and pulling out the dead mater plants. Then it got cloudy and colder again.

Been “playing” with a program called Fldigi in Linux. Seems to work pretty good and it controls my radio but it’s Ugly as Sin! Also trying to get HRD to work under Wine but haven’t been able to make it control my radio yet. Butt-ton of ports to choose from but none recognized. Yet Fldigi finds it right off.


Spent a lot of time playing on my “radio” computer setting up different programs to give them a try. WSJT is interesting. MultiPSK I’ve used before for packet mail stuff. Will probably try it again. Some other programs to do different “digical” stuff.

And that’s probably about it. It’s 2100 and about time for me to hit the rack. Get up early, go to bed early. Will spend the next hour checking Tumblr, FB, & G+ so it ain’t like I lay down and go to sleep.

Just Not Much Going On

GADS, my life is boring sometimes! And I don’t even have the decency to keep it to myself. I have to get on here and regale Y’all with my boring days!


Made a Safeway run and filled the truck and the can with $3.02/gal gas. Rained pretty much the whole time I was out. Good thing I also got two donuts to console myself…

Then spent all afternoon canning tomato’s. Got 7 quarts (cause one didn’t seal) and 23 pints (cause one broke). Now, what to do with them? Still have cases of tomato’s left over from last year we haven’t used. I know! I’ll keep them for when we shelter in place from the Ebola.


MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well. About 10 check-ins. Roland (KC7WNJ) does a good job. We had a real downpour here while the Net was going on.


And that’s pretty much it for tonight. Net’s over. Think I’ll watch Big Bang Theory and hit the rack.