I’ve decided to make this more of a personal blog – kind of a window into my life. Not too specific, there’s still a lot I don’t want to reveal. More of a “working journal” to keep me on track, patterned a bit after the success of Pat Flynn here.
Today for the Crookham project I worked on the Treater/Bagging line part. I decided that it would be best to have 2 fields for each of the numeric values in the MERGEDATA file – one for the numeric value, one for the decimal value. It’s easiest to build the character representation of the numeric now rather than worrying about it later when the tags are created using Barcode400.
For whatever reason this song came up on a couple internet searches I did, and I decided to look into it further. Upon reading the information at Wikipedia, I was surprised to learn that Leonard Cohen wrote over 80 verses. The verses we’re familiar with are the ones he eventually settled on. The song must have set a record for “modern” songs as it is claimed to have been recorded by over 300 different artists (and climbing).
Although I haven’t listened to all of the recordings on YouTube, here’s a few of my favorites. Enjoy.
So, the NCAA decided blue uniforms on a blue field is OK after all. Go figure.
The Boise State football team will once again be allowed to wear blue uniforms on the blue smurf turf. As will the Eastern Washington football team (red on red), and presumably the Oregon Ducks (green on green – well maybe that pushing it a bit). I’m not so certain the team will really relish the idea – seeing how they really seem to prefer the black unis – but the point is the restriction has been officially lifted.
How about some music trivia?
B-B-B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets
When Elton John and his band first recorded “Bennie and the Jets”, they thought the song was pretty blah. So, their producer had the clapping, whistles, and other “live” sound effects added to the track to beef it up a bit. Although the band was skeptical, and thought the song would go nowhere, it went on to hit a #1 position on the charts.
With all this talk about the sequester, and with Obama apparently wanting to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of income tax in America by giving us more of it, I’m finding myself pretty close to giving up. It’s just way too hard to make sense of any of this. The inmates are actually running the asylum.
I was listening to a local radio broadcast today. It’s actually the Nate Shelman show – which I usually find at least minimally entertaining – but, today it was being hosted by another guy (didn’t catch his name). He started in on the sequester, and how Republicans can’t get their message across (the same mantra that all the conservative talk shows have been repeating lately), and it got me to thinking and wondering. Why are they quite obviously losing ground?