Well that explains the low cost

A co-worker recommended Vizio as a top notch TV a while back and the price was ridiculously cheap when I shopped around to price one out. It was only for an occasionally used room and I figured even if it went bad after a couple of years it was worth the cost. Now I understand why the price tag is so low despite appearing to be a quality TV and I’ve turned as much of the default settings as I could find off since it’s used with an external device.

Its watching you (ArsTechnica) http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/11/own-a-vizio-smart-tv-its-watching-you/

Amazon.com: Technics SL1200M3D Turntable (Discontinued by Manufacturer): Electronics

This iconic and extremely popular Tech12. I have one, I love mine and I’ve known about this for some time but there’s still the finality of seeing it in black and white on Amazon that a product has been discontinued….


Maldivian Girl with Aquablue Eyes

Maldivian girl, originally sourced http://i.imgur.com/TlMY3ao.jpg

This picture is eye popping and as one of the comments points out is very much like the National Geographic Afghan girl photo and was my first thought as well. The great number of quotes that follow just kept me occupied for the last 15 minutes or more and now I’m off to find my copy of Dune… and I have to agree with the third post, that is an awesome quote:

I’ll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken


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Custom bobber

I’m not usually a big fan of Harley which truth be told has less to do with style or name and more to do with cost and maintenance. This bobber is too good to not say something about though. Head over to the original source and check their other customs out as well…

I don’t feel like starting a new post so I’m adding to this one, not sure of the details on these or of a source to give credit to….




Great clouds!

Taken on a whim by a cell phone camera (which now by far blows away the first digital camera I ever purchased by over 12 megapixels) but still pretty amazing shots in my limited ability with photos and photo taking. I have a few more that I think will eventually make up an album in the gallery for the 2015 year which is sorely lacking in, well, anything picture wise.




Google Drive Synced for Ubuntu

OK, so I’ve been finding myself using GDrive more and more but missing the sync capabilities as with DropBox and of course there is no Linux client/integration because why would anyone want to do that. Don’t you know Linux is used to bypass DRM and hack people and stuff!? OMG! I mean really the next thing will be cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!

So, after poking around grive seemed to be the most flexible, allow for actual sync and not be tied to a beta (see InSync beta program) and only free for that beta. That’s not really free in my mind and yes I’m arguing semantics; it’s my site, I can do that.


  1. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
  2. $ sudo apt-get update
  3. $ sudo apt-get install grive
  4. $ mkdir /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive
  5. $ cd $home/gDrive
  6. $ grive -a
  7. follow the prompt from Google to allow Grive to access and then copy the key and paste it as instructed

I personally don’t like having to execute manual things so I also added a Cron entry to sync every 15 minutes

  1. $ crontab -e
  2. */15 * * * * cd /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive && grive
  3. save/exit
  4. Done!