Thursday, December 20, 2012

Aqua-ponic smorgasbord update

Got some new pictures and further updates regarding my little vertical experiment.

The fish are dead, they died about three months into the experiment. I guess that is what i get for buying my livestock from wally world.

With that said i believe it had to do something along the line of not having enough plant life to clean  the water and or an absolute nitrate cycle collapse No one ever said getting the hang of building your own eco-systems was going to be easy.

You might wonder what I am doing currently for nutrients... Four words, Alaskan Fish Emulsion Fertilizer.  I can begin to expound on the wonders of this brown brackish goop, So far I have wicked root mass and massive vegetation in just a few weeks.  

Here are some glory shots.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy as a aquaponic freak.

Started a few weeks ago with my home built Aqua-ponic system.

It first started with in-door system rocking two gold fish and a vermiculite bio-filter.

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 Here we have a up-close action shot of some seriously happy Gold Fish.
Start of a wicked cool outdoor NFT salad garden.

Next pay-day will be purchasing some gutters, up-cycled pallets to non-destructively mount them to the second story balcony railing. and a secondary swap/duckweed nitrate filter before returning to the main bio-reactor. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sustainable Nebraska.

I had another interesting vision this evening. This vision involved Creating jobs, occupational training, and Locally produced sustainable food sources.
 #1. You get a few sponsors together with the same vision.

 #2. You purchase or rent some land close to some local Shelters. 

#3. Setup some green houses with up-cycled Aqua-ponics.

 #4. Hire some help from the local shelters to work the system.

 #5. When the system becomes sustainable Start up another co-op in another part of town or in another local city so it just starts growing as a movement.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Universe brings large HDTV to my doorstep.

So i came home after a long day of work on this Monday and found someone had thrown out a 50" HDTV.

Curious mind and all snipes it up. I plug it in and their is a loud whirling sound like a fat woman and a Hitachi magic wand. The logic board tries to power up three times with this horrible sound, motherboard posts three blinking lights on front power switch.

Ended up sleeping on the project, came back the next day popped the rear and the bulb looks practically brand new. Zero ohms on the bulb leads "This is a mercury arch lamp" so a zero ohm reading is good!

power board is in range, ballast is good, DMD looks fine, the sound leads to speculative bad color wheel bearings per userCharlieBrowns flow chart.

Took a look around the internets a replacement CW will run me about $100 to $150 just for the L3 Chassis module

You Tube user "Hexagontaginal" video guide bellow makes it look rather easy job to do. I have built RedHat servers more difficult.

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Update 03/28/2012...

Dropped by a local TV repair shack SOS TV Repair shop after speaking with with a Scott we were able to locate a replacement color wheel. about 2 hours of work i had the beast up and running with crystal clear menu's.

Next step is figuring out why input video is garbled.

Their is this Youtube video by "TheXboxguy269" About reflowing GPU for xbox360 units. Its a similar theory. without all the crazy specialty equipment, might be cool to have all the proper gear but seriously how often am i going to need something like it Microsoft will not be in console video game market for much longer. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Federal Sanctioned HEMP production. Circa WWII time frame.

Their was a time our own US Federal government sanctioned the manufacturing, sale and usage of Cannabis/Hemp. Particularly in times of world war.


Please US Government, explain your mixed messages concerning Hemp?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Parallel universe/Realities.

Just had a little incite after reading this article about parallel realities and awakening inner knowledge.

That deep thought entailed this.. "If you can truly visualize or imagine a particular fine details of a different reality it has happened or is currently happening in some parallel universe."

Monday, February 27, 2012

Amazing photographic processes.

Wondering how hard it would be to get into this process. In all actuality the whole process of coating glass slides with colloid emulsion's, manual exposure, large overkill accordion/bellow style cameras seems incredibly appealing to me.

It might to the inner masochist pining for lugging around a heavy camera, film plates, and developing gear is oddly satisfying.

speed up documentation of the whole process.

Now here comes the fun stuff! A old time style of photography called "Daguerreotype" The process of development is very non EPA freindly as it involves mercury, "vapors of death".

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I really do love this guy.

Aside from JFK. This guy was probably the very last great American president.

WWII Veteran explains how the wool has been pulled over our eye's

Charles Woods

Charles Woods (August 31, 1921 - October 17, 2004 R.I.P.) was an Alabama businessman and broadcaster and aspiring politician. Woods was raised in an orphanage. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a decorated pilot with the Air Corps.

He was born Charles Arthur Morris just 35 miles (56 km) outside Birmingham, Alabama. His divorced mother was unable to support her two young sons so she placed them in a state orphanage when he was five years old. He never saw her again and at age of 6 was adopted by P. A. Woods family from Headland, Alabama. He attended schools in Hollywood, California, where his new family lived for a some time, and in Headland.

Woods joined the RCAF and US Army Air Corps in 1941.

Woods was severely injured in a 1944 airplane crash on December 23. He taxied down a runway in Kurmitola, India, carrying 28,000 pounds (12.7 tonnes) of aviation fuel to be delivered in Lulaing, China. After making the trip alone, hundreds of times, on this particular trip, he was flying with a pilot-in-training, Captain Stalmacher, in first seat. Stalmacher erred on take-off, braking too soon causing the airplane to lose speed with too little runway left. The bomber exploded on take-off, and Woods was the only crew member who survived. He suffered severe burns over 70% of his body. The fire erased his face, destroying his nose, eyelids, ears and hands. He was transported to Valley Forge General Hospital, a military hospital in Pennsylvania six weeks after the accident. Since he was so weak, he could only travel short legs at one time. The 10,000 mile (16,000 km) trip proved arduous to Woods who arrived at Valley Forge malnourished, dehydrated and suffering from infections in addition to being severely burned.

Woods, severely burned, was dying and needed new skin. In desperation, skin was taken from a recently dead soldier, with his family's permission, and was draped onto Woods. This "foreign" skin normally would have been rejected by Woods's immune system within 10 to 14 days—too soon for his own skin to grow back. However, the new skin survived for more than a month, buying Woods just enough time to save his life. This breakthrough led to the development of techniques for organ transplant. He was a patient of Dr. Joseph Murray at Valley Forge General Hospital from 1945-1947. Murray won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for work in organ and cell transplantation. Woods and his case is featured in Dr. Murray's 2001 autobiography, Surgery Of The Soul: Reflections on a Curious Career.

Over the next two years, Woods was operated on 24 times to construct a new face, often with very little anesthesia.

Woods prevailed and began a very successful career in construction and in radio and television stations. He built a multi-million dollar empire in franchises all over the country. He owned WTVY in Dothan, Alabama from its early years until 2000, in addition to other radio and television stations. He ran for governor and lieutenant governor of Alabama, once running against George Wallace. He was known for his long form self-purchased television campaign commercials.

He came very close to winning the Democratic nomination for Alabama Lieutenant Governor in 1974, leading in the first round of voting but losing in a runoff to incumbent Jere Beasley.

In Nevada he had a respectable performance in the Democratic primary against Harry Reid in 1992, although Reid won re-election in the primary and the general election. Woods also sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1992 as a long-shot candidate. He showed best in North Dakota, winning 20.26% after write-in winner Ross Perot, Lyndon LaRouche and before eventual nominee and President of the United States Bill Clinton.[1]

His presidential bid slogan was The Businessman's Approach.[2]

Woods then ran in the Republican primaries for US Senate elections in Nevada in 1994 and Alabama in 1996, but lost in the primaries both times. In 2000 and 2002, he won the Democratic nominations to run in Alabama's second Congressional district, and was defeated by Republican Terry Everett twice. [3] Although never elected to public office, Charles Woods made many important contributions to the voters in Alabama. Despite the intense suffering he underwent, he always said, "I consider myself an ordinary man greatly blessed by God."

He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in November 2004.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The great chimp heist! another greasy moose production.


Gotta admit the media has a certain knack for blowing their articles horribly out of per-portions. I woke up this morning to this horrible article a local tv station is running as a headline news article. Locking Out Cell Phone Hackers

Apparently its news to take common sense protocols concerning not answering and or clicking on unsolicited SMS/txt's, or emails.

They also go on to recommending locking your phone so miscreants cant access your personal data...

I do not know about you... Personally i do not have true admin/root privileges to any computer i do not feel safe using that computer.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Download a copy of the "No Safe Harbour" book.

No Safe Harbor Electronic format ebook. Download a copy today and read the bible of "Neo-Marxism" as equated by more mainstream fascists currently Occupying capital hill. ARRRRR YEE MAYTEE'S!!!!!

Come join us on the IRC channel. more information bellow.

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Or – port 6667 (clear) and 6697 (SSL)

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Significant updates on the way. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Full time RV living in cold weather.

I have been contemplating taking the plunge and purchasing a RV and living in it full time to cut my living expenses.

So far i have come across a few drawbacks about this.

#1. My climate can get rather cold. some points of the winter it can get bellow 0 and often not get above the teens.

#2. Legal addressing. A few of my services will not deal with PO BOX's.

#3. Sewer, Fresh water, electrical, gas hookups. Electrical is easily solved with solar and wind turbines. Water, sewer, and gas is another thing. I might be able to build a reactor for my sewer waste put depending on local codes might not be acceptable.

#4. Then my motorized bicycle obsession.... were to have my shop, and storage area...

Cold weather Full time RV camping link

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


EFF Effort to email your congressman. PLEASE Stop the Madness. If these bills are passed it will be very likely you may be prosecuted, fined, or possibly serve jail-time or Prison sentence if you were to do a cover song, practice Karaoke, or any other "subversive" act deemed by the copyright holder. This is a very very very bad bill.

Looks like things are starting to be dropped like the following.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Futuristic housing yesterdays view and todays re-envisioning

It seems every decade marketing departments around the world get this bright idea to build a showcase house to show technologies alleged to be "just" around the corner but end up never really materializing like demonstrated. Without a due i have arranged a few youtube videos "yesterday" and "current" incantations of the fabled "House of Tomorrow"

Monsanto pre-manufactured house circa 1957. I remember my grandparents grumbling about this... never really having a opportunity to experience realization of this concept house.

Kitchen of 1999.

Re-visualization concept house of tomorrow.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Computer graphics have come a very very long way since the initial beginnings.

I would like to thank the thousands of people involved with the field since the humble beginnings.

As a tribute i have attached some youtube demo-reels from the early days of computer animation.

Early Russian computer graphics

1970's "video Cell" animation.

Modern render of the above

Early Japanese footage of me coming to this world from the Celestial pre-earth life kingdom.