Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chris Bachalo Is Awesome

I've always enjoyed Bachalo's artwork.  It's "messy" but it's very crisp and detailed.  There's a shit-ton of character in his work and his figures are brought to life in a way like no other.

One of my favorite Marvel Universe characters is Noh-Varr, aka Mar-Vell, Marvel Boy, aka Protector.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Steam, Half Life 2, Portal And This New Thing, Raptr

Raptr is a new (to me) game platform that allows you to do all sorts of cool new stuff. It adds some achievements, in-game HUD for posting messages, watching videos and a whole bunch of new tricks.

All sorts of customizable forum signatures that you can create for your online presence:

Raptr Gamercard

Raptr Gamercard

Raptr Gamercard

Raptr Gamercard

Raptr Gamercard

Raptr Gamercard

Raptr Gamercard

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Ultimate Top 10 Hottest Women Alive

Charisma Carpenter
Giada De Laurentiis
Halle Berry
Sara La Fountain
Sara La Fountain because she deserves two
Stacey Dash
Zoe Saldana

Sofia Vergara
Alyssa Millano

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Seriously...I'm losing my desire to continue.

A bit of feeback would go a long way...


I Can't Stand Seeing My Friends Share These Fake News Websites Anymore

I love a lot of people I've met here, on Facebook and through friends of mutual friends...

But I can no longer allow myself to be associated with these pap-fed sheep that post fake news articles because it has a headline they so desperately want to be true in order to facilitate their victim-hood and race-card score-keeping.

I am and always have been willing to discuss race with rational people that know the facts, the realities of this dire situation and their ability to understand fact from fiction...but this fake new BS is growing exponentially.

I can no longer sit by and be associated with these folks here. It destroys my time to come here and talk comics, movies, the occasional politics and overall, share funny picture of animals and babies doing stupid things.

The discussion we so badly need on race is being undermined by click-bait, false news some of these people want, NAY, NEED to be true in order to keep their black hearts filled with hatred.

This week I have seen this happen each...day.

I cannot stand by, I've tried to point out that this is fake, using you, dividing us and doing EVERYTHING to avoid a true discussion on our race relations...and reach a point where we can come together as Americans...as Morgan Freeman put it: "I don't see you as a White man, I see you as Chris Wallace. I hope you see me as Morgan Freeman, not a Black Man"

I cannot do your homework anymore...I'm sorry to lose you as a Facebook friends but your ignorance, willful or not, has overridden my desire to cherish you as a Facebook friend and member of future dialogs about our condition and debts to one another, not just one group's debt but our debt to America and to each other to be of one...of one to another.

Some of the most recent examples this week include the following:

Jindal says in order to stop racism, minorities need to act like white people.
Food available in China...yes, that is a human foot. -Missy B

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Some Website Redesign

I cleaned up some of the coding behind the scenes and added some features to the blog. Not many of them are really noticeable, the new banner image probably being the most visible.

Do you like the new design?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Windows 7 Wallpapers

Every once in a while you may notice that the "Windows Desktop wallpaper applet" gets a little overcrowded with locations in which it thinks you have images with which to beautify your desktop.

The drop down menu entitled "Picture Location" sometimes has multiple entries with the same name, or completely abandoned libraries or whatever.

If you want to clean that up, it's pretty easy.

Hold down the windows k and press 'R'.  This opens the run dialog into which you need to type "regedit".

No, navigate to
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Wallpapers \ Images
and look at the list of items number 0, 1, 2 and so on.  Delete the offending entries and you're 'Windows Dekstop wallpaper applet" will be nice and clean again.

You're welcome...jerk.

Scale The Summit - Rode In On Horseback

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Windows XP Unable To Defrag

I've run across this problem a few times working on client machines: suddenly they are unable to defragment their hard drive.  When a defrag is attempted, an error message comes up claiming that MMC cannot open the file because it may be missing, corrupt or what-have-you...

Defrag b0rked

Despite how dire this seems, the fix is very easy. Write down the name of the file that Windows says is missing or corrupt, you're going to need this in a bit.

Press Ctrl-R to open the Run box. and type:

regsvr32 C:\Windows\system32\msxml3.dll

Once Windows tells you that it has succeeded,open My Computer and open your C drive.  Then go to:

Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\MMC... 

"username" being your login name.

In that folder there should be some files.  Here's where you need that file name you wrote down.  Find that file and rename it.  For example if the file Windows is complaining about it is 'dfrg' what you need to do is rename that file to something like 'dfrgOLD'.

Close any windows and then try to defrag your hard drive again and all should be working as intended!

Please let me know in the comments section if this was any help.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Boy That Was Only A Head

A man and a woman are expecting a newborn baby.  During the pregnancy they find out that the child will be born with no arms, legs or torso, just a head.

The wife, upon seeing her son born is terrified and runs away never to be seen from again.

The father loves his son and gives him everything in the world.  Treats him like there's nothing wrong with him.

Fast forward 21 years and the Father brings his son out to a bar for his first beer.

The father and son walk into a nice pub and the Father places his sons head on the bar.  "Bartender, today is my son's 21st birthday! Bring us some Knob Creek and your freshest draught beer!"  The bartender brings over the drinks and places a straw in the drinks for the boy. 

The boy drinks his beer and his head rolls off the bar, falling to the ground where he sprouts a torso.

Amazed, the bartender and father get some more beers. Dad props his son up on the bar, lying him on his back...and asks the bartender to pour another beer directly into his mouth.

The boy finishes the beer and two arms pop out.  Right about now the entire bar is watching in amazement, Dad is crying.

"ANOTHER BEER! NOW!" orders Dad...and the bartender bring it over and hands it to the boy.  He drinks that beer as fast as humanly possible and, you guessed it, two legs pop out, one of them kicking his father off his barstool and knocking his father's beer all over the bar.

Now, the entire bar is watching, cheering...women are crying, men are holding back man tears.  Dad is overcome with joy.

The boy climbs down from the bar and sits on a stool, for the first time in his life and orders another beer.  Everyone is cheering, buying drinks for the boy and his father...basically everyone is going bananas.

They sit there for a while and get very, very drunk.

The boy looks to his father and says, "Dad...I love you.  I can't believe the miracle we've seen here today. This is the start of a new life for me, I can be anything I want and straws can go to hell".  Dad, crying still, agrees and has a few more beers before the boys says, "Dad, I'm walking home.  I'm taking this great new body and walking home...for the first time in my life".

Again, people cheer and cry.

So the boy gets up, stammers towards the door and turns to the wide-eyed bar and says, "Thank you all, God bless you! I'm WALKING HOME!"

He opens the door, walks outside and gets hit by a bus, splattered all over the pavement. Dead.

Shock runs through the bar.  Silence.

Finally, the bartender looks at the sobbing father and says, "Man, that kid shoulda quit while he was a head".