Whoopie is Finished

Hate monger and misandrist Whoopie Goldberg in true form of the moronic left, Showed how when one cannot win an argument one shuts it down. She and the rest of the cast of “The View” summarily told “goodbye” to Judge Jeanine Pirro tried to bring up an apposing point to the rhetoric that they usually spout. In My opinion the Least that can be done is cancel this show for it’s misadrist and racial Bias. the best thing would be to bring these “"”Hosts””” up on Felony Hate crimes.

WOW cable internet service report

When moving back to Chicago, we needed an internet provider, as one does, and I’m working from home. This is not news. The interesting part of all of this is that where we are in Oak Forest, IL (Chicago Suburb) there are 2 cable providers that service our area. Comcast, and Wide Open West (WOW). After figuring out which provider was connected to the house. We have had great service from WOW for about 7 months, on my modem. Arris SB6190. I have and am now again very happy with actual speed and response time (more important). Real speeds are at 500+ mbps down and 49+mbps up.
About March 12th I started seeing an increase in icmp (ping) packet loss to the default WOW gateway. I’ve been watching this traffic for years on Comcast in Indiana, and Time Warner in Texas. I use smokeping In a Docker container to track nexthop and local traffic as well as reach-ability to my servers on vps hosts. Back to the point (damn A.D.D). When responses to web traffic and other uses of the net started to show an affected hiccup and slow response or timeouts I called WOW. The 1st level support had me go through their script of rebooting and checking browser caches. After explaining the problem, and the tech investigating on their end, the correction was that I was using my own modem and their are issues with it. They (WOW) could not access the firmware (docsis 3) and had no insight into diagnostics. So with this, (which I do not believe to be true but…) I went to their office and picked up a modem. Thinking I was doing good by not needing a wifi phone cable router modem, I asked for the basic modem. This was a two fold error as I was mistakenly given a modem that only supports 100mbps. Yet on this modem as well I saw 50 to 70 % packet loss on icmp. Again on the phone, and on their modem, I was scheduled for a priority tech call on a Saturday. I was surprised by that. When the tech arrived, I’m sorry I don’t remember his name, cause kudos are in order. The tech heard me out and apparently by my knowledge and explanation, discerned that I knew a bit about the technology and what was going on. He addressed the possible issue with the connection termination of the rg6 cable (burrs and braid exposed) as well as putting in a new (all the whistles) modem. We set it up in bridge mode after the fact so it’s a modem with all disabled features. I was also informed that there is code on the modem to inject into wow’s monitoring software to be proactive on keeping the service level high. Yet I Still saw packet loss (fig 1) but actual realization was not very apparent, No page timeouts or Netflix re-buffers, etc..
So Now today Looking at the smokeping (fig 2) I see 0 packet loss and for the last 30 hours as well. 7-8 more days will show that trend. I believe there was an adjustment or code update that address the issue on my line after seeing the data from (Wow’s) Modem. There is also no corrected on the cable modem status (fig 3). Hopefully this will be the end of this issue.

Great price by the way (promotional) 500mbps / 50mbps $59 + cable modem $10 per month. + $10 per month after 1st year I believe

  • 2018 07 24 Update All is still well and things are blazing fast. No desire for Comcast for anything.

Warwick tuning key broken

SO! I was practicing last night and started the session as I always do by tuning. A string was a bit flat so I started to increase the tension, and nothing… so I released tension to tighten back into the proper 440 A. and the string falls out of the bridge. What The ‘Fargin Bastages’? Yea after attempting to restring the pin falls out of the tuning key. AAAAAH NO!

Moving to Jekyll for Blogging


Moving the Blog over to Jekyll for Blogging. I can keep up with Emacs (Spacemacs) to do most everything.

Emacs (Spacemacs)

I’ve been using vi/vim for years and I was introduced to Spacemacs, the bridge between Emacs and vim (evil) I’ve found the Emacs ecosystem to be very alive and busy. Where has this been all my time on computers? Well right in front of my face! I had missed this Huge advantageous system of editor, IDE, mail, news reader, PIM, etc. etc.

We're Back!

Nana and I have moved back to the Chicago Area. Oak Forest to be exact. We’ve moved back to Real Pizza, gyro and Roast Beef (Sangwitch) I wen’t about 6 weeks without a single Taco < after being in the Taco Capital of the states, San Antonio. Jazziril and Sydney (pooper and peanut) are good and growing their Full Fur, they look Huge!. Nana’s Mom moved with us of course, She is liking the cooler weather and is able to breath better. More on the way


Well another year and the holidays are upon us again. There is much for which to be thankful.

Fundamentals of Browsing

This Gist was floating around the IRC Chats the other day and I though I would share.. To Help family and friends keep their machines un-infected and un-encumbered.

Current Music Happenings

I’m Currently back with Maiden Killers, ( Iron Maiden Tribute to the Deanno Years )

Headed to See UK Kick Texas A&M's Arse

Heading out to Collage Station this eve to see softball Goodness. Watch on Watch Here

Updates February

Wow I’m Really Bad about not updating this Blog. Note to self Get better at this. Celebrating 3 years at Rackspace and Moving to Texas.

Korn / Slipknot

My cousin “Robert“ was able to get a few Tickets for the Korn Slipknot show here in San Antonio on Sun. Nov 2, 2014 7:00 PM Looking forward to the show.

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Victory or Death First Finished Recording

Victory or Death a group of Bastages In San Antonio who are ready to Rock your ass off.. Has Released our First Recording Victory or Death. Location 1 Location 2

Hobart Indiana House

It’s Official, We’ve finally sold our house in Indiana. It was a short sale, The Bank was a TOTAL PITA. (Pain in the Ass) But it’s done. Gone, Finished, History. Huge weight off of my mind for sure.

- Life Update

Mom had come down for the holidays and to visit, as well as soak up the good weather of winter in south Texas. We Just took her to the airport and she’s not looking forward to the cold weather of the northwest Indiana Chicago Area.

Life Update

Mom had come down for the holidays and to visit, as well as soak up the good weather of winter in south Texas. We Just took her to the airport and she’s not looking forward to the cold weather of the northwest Indiana Chicago Area.

ZNC vs. IRSSI proxy

I have been using IRSSI and it’s proxy feature to keep a running connection to freenode. While I play road warrior with the laptop. With a bit of down time over the holidays I came across ZNC. While not a new project it is new to me. I found that it’s features set and project focus is what I was trying to have IRSSI do for me. This IRC bouncer they call it is quite mature now and has many module for expansion..

MS has failed wow the mainstream is finally catching on

I came across this article in my reading while on Vacation but had to get this out.. cause the mainstream is finally catching on to Microsoft being on the way out.! Readwhat I’m talking about and make up your own mind, of course. Lock in or out that is the question.

In Loving Memory of William M Buchaus Sr.

In Loving Memory of

Dad web

William M. “Bill” Buchaus Sr


November 20, 1947


November 6, 2012


Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:00 am

Barrington Ridge Baptist Church
97 Bracken Parkway
Hobart, IN 46342

Flower Delivery accepted friday from 9am to 1pm

In lieu of flowers all cash donations will be use to purchase Large print hymnals for the Brentwood Senior Center

Directions & Map Links

Apple's Crappy App store review times

I’m apparently slow to arrive to the party of being pissed at apple for their app store review times. I then read the app store review process and believe that most app developers are being coerced into using the app store because of the huge apple marketing machine. Check out the time it takes at Shiny Development I’m Currently waiting for 7 apps to clear the apple review process. some of the criteria:

Wow! This is a surprise

Just in time for VMworld, VMware is about to join the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold member, along with Intel and NEC, according to a post on the OpenStack Foundation Wiki. The applications for membership are on the agenda of the August 28 OpenStack Foundation meeting.

More laws, yep that is what we need!

For as long as they’ve been banded about, 3D printers were regarded as the path to a new economy, a method of distributed manufacturing, and a revolution for the current consumer culture. With every revolution, a few people need to get angry and the guys at Defense Distributed are doing their part to make that happen. They’re designing a handgun able to be printed on a hobbyist-level 3D printer

People think TSA is doing a good job. (what crap!)

There is a [Forbes Article}(http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2012/08/09/surprise-gallup-poll-people-think-tsa-does-a-good-job/) that touts stats about the gallup poll that finds a bunch of people think the tea is doing a good Job

Blizzard Compromise

Taken from the ICS Diary](http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13870&rss)

Steve Harris solo project release

Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris announced that he will release a solo album entitled “British Lion” through EMI Music on September 24, 2012. The album is comprised of ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases.

Jazzy gave us a scare!


(versions or flavors) RHLE vs. DEB/Ubuntu

Picked up a blurb here that hits close to the Heart. Grouping in Yum needs some more granularity.. and some more default groups.

More reasons to boycott microsoft products

  1. Crap Products in the first Place See the Hundreds of dollars lost on ME 98 1st Vista 7

Moved to San Antonio Texas


Happy Admins and developers

A Work colleague pointed this article out to me and She brings up some interesting points.

FCC Mandates all cell phones to have GPS by 2018

Let the conspiracy theories abound. How much of this is to Track us with our current position being fed back to the cell companies. Who will Gladly turn over all of the information to the Fed.

Did micorsoft steal the kinect?

In 2009, while Microsoft was busy designing and marketing what would become the Kinect, [Carlos Anzola], an inventor, tinkerer, and self-ascribed geek from Bogotá, Colombia, had been working for years on a nearly identical gesture interface for the PC. His creation, the Human interface Electronic Device, or HiE-D – pronounced ‘Heidi’ – was capable of gesture recognition years before Microsoft would release the Kinect.

Latent Fury Reunion

Power / Prog Metallers Latent Fury from Chicago, Illinois, USA are back in action. The band formed around 1989, their saga ends around 1994. In 1991 they have released their same titled demo tape which is a big reference for all serious Power / Prog Metal fans and collectors.

New addition to the family

We have a New Addition the the Buchaus Family. Sydney, another Australian shepherd. Born 12/25/2010 She and Jazz are already wearing each other out.

I'm Credited with an acronym creation!

I was googling my name tonight ( as one should do to see how exposed is their identity).. I came across firefrogs acronyms page, where I’m credited for additions to the list. There may have been more but I now remember submitting CYAWBH.

The death of Adaptec

On June 9, Adaptec Inc. announced it’s changing its name to ADPT Corp. as part of the sale of its storage business including the Adaptec brand, RAID product line, a reseller customer base, board logistics capabilities and SSD solutions, to PMC-Sierra Inc.

$34 Million Later, PETA saves 8 animals

“In 2009, PETA euthanized 2,301 dogs and cats — 97 percent of those brought in — and adopted only eight, according to Virginia state figures. And the rate of these killings has been increasing.”

New plastic conducts heat better than metals, in one direction

Polymers are generally put to work as insulators, but a team of researchers at MIT has devised a way to turn polyethylene — the most commonly used polymer — into a conductor that transfers heat better than many pure metals. But the conversion of insulator to conductor is only half of the breakthrough; by coaxing all the polymer molecules into precise alignment, the researchers have created a polyethylene that conducts heat in only one direction. The plastic material remains an electrical insulator.

German Government to stop using internet explorer

In a statement issued today, the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (known as BSI) recommends that all Internet Explorer users switch to an alternative browser.

Iraq invasion in 2003 was illegitimate

I forsee a GW Bushee war criminal trial comming! Hurray

Ginkgo Doesn't work!?

“Ginkgo biloba has failed — again — to live up to its reputation for boosting memory and brain function. Just over a year after a study showed that the herb doesn’t prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study from the same team of researchers has found no evidence that ginkgo reduces the normal cognitive decline that comes with aging.”

Santa is Moving!!

North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux Richard A. Lovett in San Francisco for National Geographic News December 24, 2009 Earth’s north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet’s”

Not party crashers they're 'Undocumented Guests'

Remember the party crashers that crashed Obama’s Party.. Well check out this retort.

Oh Really?!! Medical Marijuana gets a boost from major doctors

The American Medical Assn. On Tuesday urged the federal government to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use, a significant shift that puts the prestigious group behind calls for more research.

Microsoft Seals again! This time GPL Code

Microsoft lifts GPL code, uses in Microsoft Store tool committed to database on November 6, 2009 at 10:53 pm Eastern Standard Time22 comments digg this Update 11/7: The example I provided yesterday (ReadBytes) was replaced with a new one. Note that it is only an example. I’m not here to prove my case in a huge exhaustive post for you. That’s left as an exercise for the reader.

Magnetricity Discovered

Researchers have discovered a magnetic equivalent to electricity: single magnetic charges that can behave and interact like electrical ones

Think Progress: Bush officials objected to awarding medal to JK Rowling because Harry Potter books promote witchcraft

Think Progress Bush Officials Objected To Awarding Medal To J.K. Rowling Because Harry Potter Books Promote Witchcraft By Zaid Jilani on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:00 pm Bush Officials Objected To Awarding Medal To J.K. Rowling Because Harry Potter Books Promote Witchcraft

My iPhone Damaged!

As Some may know I dropped my Iphone 3g into the toilet. I was bending to lift the lid and it fell out of my shirt pocket and splunk. (AAAAAH) I retrieved it quickly yet it did get water in the innards. I turned it off and had it sit in a plastic bag with rice and one of those Silica bags meant to draw out water. 48 hours later it turned on fine and made calls. Though it had funny water stain patterns on the screen. everything seemed to work except the home button. After calling AT&Monopoly about upgrade status, I get the ha not till December answer. Apple wasn’t any help either they said since it got wet it would be $199 to fix it. Well yesterday they fixed it for free, though I don’t think they meant to. See after installing the Iphone OS 3.1 update which came out yesterday amongst all the “how the Beatles changed the world” hype. I accidentally hit the home button last nite out of habit and WHOAH it worked, Whats this.. OMG I got my phone back.!


What Happened? At first I thought this was funny…then I realized the awful truth of it. Be sure to read all the way to the end! Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed.

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment

PRESS RELEASE: Aug 31, 2009, 9:00 a.m. EST Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment Worldwide leader in family entertainment agrees to acquire Marvel and its portfolio of over 5,000 characters

Which one is the Liar??

I found this on a Digg posting and wanted to further press the point. The Separation of Church and State was not to protect the Churches as much as protect the state from the Church.

Censorship Sucks

Censorship Sucks

My Honey Bunney

My Honey Bunny Yesterday Morning we had to euthanize our 11 year old Lab/Boxer Mix, Honey. She had a neurological condition that blocked signals from the brain reaching here back legs, as well as apparent nephropathy that was degenerative. She couldn’t feel here back feet, this was evident by here stepping on the front of her paws and dragging here claws. It had gotten to the point where she couldn’t control here bowels.

O I love it, It's so True!


Indiana Drivers License and Plate Drama

As Many of you may know Nana and I recently moved to Hobart Indiana. Great town we love the ambiance, the Norman Rockwell Painting feel of the place and surrounding towns. (well maybe not Gary)

Why AT&T doesn't want to open tethering on the iPhone

T&T wants you to buy additional services (of course) why let those who already pay too much for net access on their smart phones actually use it to tether to their notebooks.. well if you buy one of their partners netbooks and pay for a data plan.. as seen with HP’s Mini 1150

Congressman has a bill ready to give FTC Veto on ISP data caps

A Bill to regulate ISP’s basically turning ISP into an actual Utility.. (here come the taxes)..

Safari 4.0 released - Addressing security fixes

If you use Safari I would upgrade to the 4.0 Version it’s available Free and has security updates Noted in the Sans Portal.

AT&T Wants to remain the exclusive iphone provider until 2011

AT&T wants to remain the exclusive U.S. iPhone provider until 2011 and is pressuring Apple to extend their business

AT&T to offer un-subsidized IPhone 3g with no commitment required?

I say it’s about time! and WHERE IS THE TETHERING!!! SHEESH

Hackers Completely Break SSL using 200 PS3's

Hackers completely break SSL using 200 PS3s:

Warp Speed Mr Scott!

Billions of particles of anti-matter created in laboratory

Oregon Woman Losses $400,000 to Nigerian E-mail Scam

FOXNews.com – Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam

Once through the safe, WPA Wi-Fi encrypting is cracked

Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked Macworld

the Mophie Juice Pack that we paid for the R&D of Delayed again? Say it Aint't so

I pre ordered the Mophie Juice Pack in August, the 24th to be exact. Delivery was promised in September. Which became late September to mid and then late October. and now the site reads November 7th I believe that I like many others have funded this company’s R&D on this product and should be compensated for such.. they took the money from my card on the 24th of august. and now ::::

Predictions of America's future by Yale University 1942 and they're on target!

Please watch this video all the way through and honestly scale your community and the country.

More political banter

This is a reply to the “Can Good Muslims Be Good Americans” I am not Muslim in fact I despise ALL Organized Religion. But each point by point note about how Obama will be a bad president. Hell When have we had a good one? They’ve all screwed up. They’ve all abused their power. anyway Read on.

Second Great Depression on the way

Watch this Video, Ron Paul is right on track with whats wrong with our monetary bastardization

Bush Team, Congress negotiate $700 billion Baliout

Cool does this mean they’re going to pay my mortgage for me. and I will only have to pay for it with the devalued Dollar and Highest Taxes in history.

Stop Using solder for political means.

I received this email that was undoubtedly forwarded on to many people, Which helps spread spam by the way.. ( see the Rules of Email Forwarding) anyway

1100 painball gun painting

The Mythbusters have done it again [1100 painball gun painting}(]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmW6SD-EHVY)

Comcast Officially caps broadband that it already secretly capped

Now is the time to setup Bandwidth monitoring and start complaining when your speed is not that which your paying. For Example if your paying for a 6mbps feed and consitant speed tests show you at 4mbps.. Complain Daily.

Police State

– layout: post title: “What a Police state looks like 100 protestors 200 cops” categories: politics tags:

  • government
  • social author: Marty Bucahus —

My new Musical Project

I’ve hooked up with a new Band, As some of you may remember Jim Brucks, from Siixx and Izzy Ozborne. We’ve gotten together with Sean Purdy (Drums) and Nigel David (Vocals and Rythem Guitar).

10 Fundamental Differences between Linux adn Windows 10 Things

Is anyone really surprised that Microgarbage has broken a promise, Lied, Stolen software, or in some way subverted misdirected or spread FUD (Fear Uncertainty and doubt)

10 Fundamental Differences between Linux adn Windows 10 Things

I’ve been asked many times ” What is so much better about Linux? ” Well here is a very good list of 10 differences that I believe make Linux Kernel based Distribution of Open source applications grouped together to make an Operating System

The Real Price of Oil: Dollars, Gold, and the price of tea in China

The Real Price of Oil: Dollars, Gold, and the Price of Tea in China

Techdirt: Comcast thinking about overage fees and tiered usage

Techdirt Story Following Time Warner’s recent plans to test broadband caps and overage fees, Broadband Reports has the scoop that Comcast is very strongly considering the same thing. Unlike Time Warner Cable’s plans to test super low caps, Comcast is looking at 250GB/month — which it claims will only impact 0.1% of users. Overage fees will be pretty high, however: $15 charge for each 10 GB over the cap. Comcast will also give users one free “slip up” month per year, for those who go over just for that one month.

Steve Young: Is this President finally being truthful

[Steve Young: Is This President Fcking Crazy?! Or Is He Finally Being Truthful](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-young/is-this-president-fcking_b_92263.html)? – Politics on The Huffington Post: ”

New Red Alert 3 Screens Revealed

New Red Alert 3 Screens Revealed: ”

Foreign Policy: Iraq by the numbers

Foreign Policy: Iraq By the Numbers: ”

35 mpg: Why Wait Until 2020

35 MPG: Why Wait Until 2020?: ”

Interesting Read about Parkland Memorial Hospital In Dallas

Instead of forwarding this around in Email which will be caught by spam Filters.. I’m going to post it here on my blog. and let you comment and link to it here. Remember comments are open to debate this issue..

FTP Hacking on the Rise

FTP Hacking on the Rise – Desktop Security News Analysis – Dark Reading: ”

Priceless Hillary snubbing

Snub the bitch

Scientists Discover ways to reverse memory loss

Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory by accident

Promises, Promises from Microsoft. Again!

The folks at Groklow seem to agree with me, that this move by microgarbage is another wolf cry. read the Lengthy write up: “

Do you dress like a douchbag? Follow the chart and see.

Dress like a douchbag

New money a representation of Bushes legacy to the american people

Zero Dollar

Paypal says Linux grid can replace mainframes

Ah Yes Linux Costs More to maintain, it’s not as secure, it’s a fad that will not last, and the best one is… it’s using microsoft innovation oh man lol they need MS standup comic 2008 unbelievable

Naomi Wolf: Ten steps to close down and open society

Naomi Wolf: Ten Steps To Close Down an Open societyi Please READ

NPR: Connie Rice: top 10 secrets they don't want you to know about the debates.

Not sure if this is all true but it will make you think!

ABC News: Should Spanking your child be illegal?

Ok lets just pump the kids up with drugs and let the legal system fix them later.. See how well that’s working?

Doh! Stupid Move (Email forwarding)

Recently, I made a bad move. I forwarded an email to about 20 people that was forwarded to me. A Colleague whose opinion I respect, Pointed out my error and to quote “Forwards cut the too few degrees of email separation down significantly, and end up promoting spam and virus propagation.” This statement should be considered with the Rules of Email Forwarding , which I did not Follow. I’m writing this now in hops that others will read and apply these Rules to emails they are about to forward, and not make the same mistake I did. I sureley will effort to not make this mistake again.

The Daily Rock: Ozzy's Understanably Pissed About the Sting in Fargo

The Daily Rock: » Ozzy’s Understandably Pissed About the Sting in Fargo: ”

Apple's Time Machine Now for Linux Sort of

Apple’s “Time Machine” Now For Linux… Sort Of: deander2 writes “Apple’s ‘Time Machine’ is cool, but I use Linux, not MacOSX. So here is a Linux implementation (built off of rsync, of course). No fancy OpenGL, but quite functional none-the-less.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Zab2it labs is Dicontinuing Service

Zap2it Labs is discontinuing free service as of september, with no option for pay service for those of us with MythTV this is going to Suck! I’m currently looking for new service. I don’t know of any other like it so this will pose problems.

One for the Non FED

Local attorney acquitted on federal income tax charges A Shreveport attorney who has challenged the government for years on the legality of filing federal income taxes has been acquitted on charges he failed to file returns.

Snuffy Gets A New Bass

I’ve recently Purchased a New Bass, a Peavy , Plays Well. Peavey Grind

Our Government make the law break the law

Washington D.C., 12 March 2007 – Ten years after Congress enacted the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments (E-FOIA), only one in five federal agencies actually complies with the law, according to a new survey released today during Sunshine Week by the National Security Archive.

Impeach and Imprison Now

Or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy

Be Afraid Be Very! Afraid!

Call Him and Idiot, Stupid, inarticulate whatever. He and His staff are Devious and Power hungary warmongers

SEE The AT&Monopoly Plan Working Since it was first split by the FCC

and see how they’ve allowed the reforming of the telco monopoly

AT&T Quietly Introduces $10/Month DSL

AT&T Quietly Introduces $10/Month DSL:

AT&T Giving Customers Run around over secret $10 DSL

Direct link

A Great Primer for Learning to move and function in VI/VIM

I was pointed to this from a Digg article the other day and though I should leave it here for all to benefit from: