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Title of this entry is a lyric from a song that has the best synth solo I've ever heard (and not one song has topped it since). While it's true there are those who believe I can rip/shred it up pretty good (which I sincerely appreciate), it's solos like song I linked that inspire me to go gonzo on the keys like that. 🙂

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TV tuner cards suck

I bought a TV tuner card today from CompUSA. Installation was fairly simple (but not really), then I plugged in the antenna and got only one channel. Yeah. One. On my lil' television I get nine with the same antenna. Uh-uh. No way. That sucker is getting packed back up and I'm trotting over to CompUSA tomorrow to return it.

Needless to say I was very disappointed. There is absolutely no reason that I know of why the tuner card shouldn't have been able to get the same reception the television did.

I'll be watching DVD's on the computer since it has the bigger screen, but for regular tv I'll stick with the little television. Being that I hardly watch tv anyway, it's not something I'm going to use often.

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Waning bloggers

I pretty much knew this was going to happen, but it seems that it's happening in grand fashion these days. What am I talking about? Dead blogs. Tons of 'em sprawled out all over the internet. You know, the kind where the most recent written post was months ago.

Blogs always start out the same way. Someone gets a bright idea and figures they'll write a thing or two. So they do. Then they develop a following after a while. Then for whatever inexplicable reason, it stops cold and becomes dead as a doorknob.

Of course, this doesn't only happen with blogs. It can be for anything on the internet, be it a web site, MySpace page or whatever. But this is about blogs, and I've been noticing that the blog graveyard is on the rise.

I think there are lots of dead blogs because people are figuring out that writing isn't easy. It's tough. I mean, yeah, you can write up a thing or two every so often, but can you do so every day or at least once a week? Most people have a bit of difficulty doing that, and therefore blogs die left and right.

Maybe blogs are best left for writers (or people who just like to write)? Who's to say for sure.

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Yet another comment or two about FL weather

When I drove out to get my tuner card, I was wearing my standard t-shirt and jeans (which I don't think I'll ever outgrow). No coat. Not necessary. Drove with the driver's window rolled all the way down and the sunroof all the way open. It was awesome. As I write this it's really early in the morn' (5:30am), and in Tampa it is 63° F. The high today will be 81°. In Dayville, CT? 31° with a high today of 62°.

And yes I can't help but get a big grin on my face every time I compare the weather here compared to where I used to live. 😀

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