Sunday, October 22, 2017

Satan at work...live

Recently I came across this live stream.  It features the 24 hour doings of homeless drug addicts encamped in Everett, Washington.  Since going live in August, the steam has attracted 1,000's of daily viewers, and usually has a very active chat room.  They even have a Facebook page.

"What this stream is:
This stream is set up to bring awareness to the homeless / druggy encampment on the sidewalk of Smith Ave. A lot of these people do have homes but choose to congregate here and do drugs anyways. The people in this encampment cause thousands of dollars of damage to local businesses every year. Some of the things they do are smash vehicle windows and loot them, harass customers, defecate on the sidewalks and parking lots, thrash the gardens, and break windows on buildings. Recently they smashed out a $2800 window at one of the businesses. They also leave tons of trash everywhere that the city cleans up 3 times a week. It is an absolute mess and has been extremely frustrating to the local business owners. We hope this camera can bring an end to this issue.
FAQ -This stream is located at the intersection of 36th St and Smith Ave in Everett, Washington, USA. -These people do know they're being watched. -Crime and drug deals have cut down since this started. -The stream has been up since the beginning of August and will be up indefinitely.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

dinner stream...

Live streaming bunny dinnertime every night from 6:30 to 7:30 PM CST.   Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you won't miss the excitement.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

morning color

Been a long time since I have had a really good sunrise.  83,88,50,0,C

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ECG

Normal ECG  "cannot rule out septal infarct" (due to my age and other risk factors).  As a precautionary measure, I am going in for a nuclear stress test next week - should make for a good YouTube video.  Apparently I will be radioactive for a short time and have been instructed to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between myself and any children or pregnant women for 24 hours following the test.  You have been warned.  83,88,47,0,C

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

a pressing issue...


One tool I have found very handy out here is an air compressor.  My 15 year old Porter Cable has been showing its age for the past year.  Finally got to the point where it was blowing the breaker on my generator every time I fired it up.  Trouble shot the issue back to the pressure switch.  Found a replacement online - a no-brainer as far as shopping goes.  Replace the switch for $95 or buy a whole new compressor for $107.  89,94,61,0,C

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OBS

Finally figured out the settings for a decent live stream on YouTube with my slow upload speed using free software.  85,92,55,0,B

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

tailgate day...

The latch on my tailgate has gotten progressively worse over the past year.  Just replaced it today for $17 (including shipping).  76,82,56,0,B

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

fall(ish)

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

going live...

Working on live streaming video again.  Stay tuned...
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Harbor Freight...

Just had a burn out last night.  How long do the 12 volt light bulbs last from those Harbor Freight solar panel kits?  Almost 4 years.  84,90,67,0,B

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What happens in Vegas...

While what happened in Las Vegas is certainly a horrible tragedy, at least we are done hearing about the NFL now. For about a week I had been commenting on Facebook that I wonder what the next issue will be that will drown out the last.  Interesting how some really important issue grabs the attention of everyone on social media for as long as their attention span will allow - or until something new comes along. How many times has the gun issue come to the forefront only to fade away after people lose interest and move on to the next pressing issue? One might think they could stay on point about gun deaths but it seems that so called "mass shootings" are the only thing that gets their attention...and for only so long. Perhaps it is because overall gun violence is most common in poor urban areas and frequently associated with gang violence, often involving male juveniles or young adult males. I guess poor young bad guys killing each other isn't as bad as a sudden "attack on a large group of innocent victims".  At least 40 people are murdered every day in the US, yet there is no daily outcry.  Although "mass shootings" are slightly on the rise lately, they still account for a small fraction of overall gun-related deaths (yet they always get extensive coverage in the media).  It should be noted that from 1968 - 2017, approximately 1.5 million people have been killed by firearms in the U.S. It that same time period, Americans have asserted their "right to choose" by willfully killing over 50 million babies in abortion clinics at a current rate of over 3,000 per day.  An "attack on a large group of innocent victims" that never gets a whisper in any media.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7 years ago...

Facebook sent me a reminder this morning.  Hard to believe on this day 7 years ago I had just finished putting 72 sheets of tin on the greenhouse roof.  At the time, I was a bit over zealous on my rain catchment calculation.  The roof gives me 1,500 gallons per inch of rain.  BTW - thanks for all the words of encouragement on getting to work on cleaning out the greenhouse.  I am almost convinced.  84,88,70,0,B 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Has he gone to a "better place"?

Hugh Hefner died last night. I'm sorry he's dead. I'm sorry for his family. But mostly I'm sorry for the incredible damage he did to society as one of the pioneers of the sexual revolution and a driving force behind our cultural decay.
It's unfortunate that we must point out the fact that Hefner was a pornographer and a pimp. That his life's work was to amass a collection of desperate women who were willing to be used and exploited. But we must tell this truth in order to combat the untruths that people are now saying about him.
We live in a country where men like Hefner are immediately canonized upon death. I've seen Hefner described as a "hero" and a "role model." These are lies, and we must call them lies. The fact that Hefner is dead does not change the fact that he was a peddler of filth. If a man wishes to be remembered as virtuous and decent, he must live virtuously and decently. We don't become virtuous and decent when we die, as if death itself washes away every bad thing we've done. Quite the opposite, actually. Death is when we reckon with the bad things.
I've been assured that Hefner is "in a better place" now. I realize this is just a thing we say about all dead people, no matter who they are and what they did. And indeed it's possible that Hefner repented before death and has now entered the Better Place. But to confidently state as fact that a pornographer is in Heaven is arrogant and dangerous. Pray that God has mercy on him, but do not run around declaring that a man who spent his life having orgies and taking pictures of naked women must necessarily be reaping eternal rewards.
Let's try to be serious for a change. Let's treat the death of a man like Hefner with somber honesty. It is always sad when someone dies. It is even sadder when a corrupt and decadent man dies. We may have hope that a man of great faith and goodness is in Heaven. We may have the same hope for the corrupt man, but it is a slimmer hope. So, we simply trust in the mercy and justice of God, knowing that He will deliver us all to the destinations we have chosen. And, if we must learn anything from Hefner's life, it's that a life of selfish pleasure seems so pointless once it's over. That is the great lesson he taught us.
May God have mercy on him and all sinners. Amen.
- Matt Walsh

Saturday, September 30, 2017

chewy...

I have noticed that Chupa's neck feathers appear rather "ratty" about this time of year.  From what I have read, apparently mice and rats will chew on chicken feathers in the fall to prepare nests for their winter offspring.  Chickens are exceptionally sound sleepers and rodents are fond of chicken coups...attracted to the cozy, warm atmosphere.  I wonder if I can get video of a mouse gnawing on Chupa's neck at night... 70,77,64, .09",B

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

no promises...

Contemplating another long overdue project.  Not sure if I really ready want to tackle this mess as I am a bit out of practice when it comes to something so overwhelming.  Vote in the comments if you think I should.  I could use some encouragement... It would certainly make for a good time lapse video.  70,76,64,0,B

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Equinox...

Although the official equinox occurred a couple of days ago...the actual equinox at TFL is today.  84,86,68,0,B

Here is an official notification from Google for my blog readers in Europe.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

So you think you're an atheist?

Simply declaring there is no God without even trying and following that conjecture is rather foolish when considering the consequences.  It is very easy to just deny the existence of God based on worldly thought promoted by a society that wallows in earthly pleasure rather than putting forth the effort to search Him out and having the faith of trusting in Him.  Ask and you shall receive...it is as simple as that.  For those of you who insist on ignoring His gift - here is an incredibly flawed primer for you to follow.  Good luck with that if you can't see the problem with any of these excuses to deny God.  Be very careful.  Are you sure you want to go there without even trying?  There is no turning back.  Note:  If you really want to seal the deal, the website has a link to "cool atheist / agnostic / humanist proscience / skeptical / irreligious t-shirts which are fun to wear".

Matthew 12:32  And whosoever speaketh the word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

a week of wet...

All stocked up and ready to hunker down for the next week.  Good news is the forecast has lightened up on the total accumulation expected.  That makes my road happy.  86,95,69, .29",B

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

clear water...

The water out of one of my 3,000 gallon catchment tanks already looks pretty good.  Tune in for tomorrow's friday night film for my 3 step treatment to make sure it is potable... 91,99,66,0,B

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

potable...

Every now and then someone asks me how I filter my rainwater for drinking.  After almost 10 years, I figured its about time I start drinking it.  I bought a filter system right before I broke my leg and I finally got around to setting it up today.  Does the same thing the fancy stainless steel Berkey system does at a fraction of the cost...$50 vs $300.  Video coming soon.  88,100,70,0,B

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

coming of age...

name that pill
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

be careful for nothing

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

passive income...

Another big day ($7.00) out of nowhere on YouTube...mostly thanks to the bucket.  85,87,73,0,B

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

the good ol' days...


Recently, my friend Steve Hills from upstate NY posted a photo of the view from his office from a carpentry job he is working on which prompted me to dig up this old photo of when he was helping me rebuild my house after my fire in Spencertown.  Note: My front porch back there was almost twice the size of my house here.  95,103,71,0,T

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

nuts...

Unplanned trip to Alpine today.  The biting flies were driving Ben nuts this morning so I went to fetch another bottle of Permethrin.  The concentrate gets diluted and is applied with a spray bottle.  Ben has yet to learn that the spray bottle is his friend.  I have to chase him around to kill those pesky flies.  The good news is, fly season will be over in about a month.  95,102,58,0,B

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Recover Yourself

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,  25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;  26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

the pesky algorithm...

A lot of YouTubers have rightfully been on a rant lately about YouTube's new overly zealous politically correct algorithm that targets videos it deems "not suitable for all advertisers".  This began in early August after the ad-apocalypse that happened in March .  I just got the dreaded yellow dollar sign again on yesterday's upload.  This has happened on 4 of my videos now.  Two of them were released after I requested a manual review and my "skinning a rattlesnake" video is still barred from any further advertising revenue.  Every one of my videos is well within their Advertiser-friendly content guidelines  - but this new process has a twist to it.  Once a video is flagged by their system, they will not do a manual review (actually have a human assess the content) unless the video gets over 1,000 views in 7 days.  Hopefully, "how the day ends" will get reviewed and pass so I can make a few dollars off of it.  Stay tuned...  83,86,66,0,B

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

fixed...

A neighbor down south of me just happened to bring a tractor out to work on his place over Labor Day weekend.  He had to fix the road before he could get past with his trailered rig.  86,90,65,0,B

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

four months later...

"the bucket" got another bump today.  Thanks, Brazil.  83,86,66,0,W

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

elevation...

DroneDeploy elevation map of the south 40.  
From dark red to deep blue is about 83'.
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Satan on the playa...

Satan bagged one of many in style this year at Burning Man.  
An attendee died after jumping into the flames from the festival's signature burning effigy last night.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

sharper

























Re shot the north 40 and finally got it right.  Was even able to make out my orange markers in the high resolution image and they were right where they were supposed to be.  You can't make them out in the top photo because it has been downsized for the web and cannot be zoomed in far enough.  Had another miss with the south 40 reshoot so I will try again tomorrow morning.  Seems I have yet to figure out the focus secret.  87,94,66,0,B

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

on closer inspection...


Mapped the south 40 this morning and noticed a problem.  On closer inspection of the individual images, I found that the exposure and focus was off quite a bit.  Checked the images of the north 40 I shot yesterday and found the same problem.  Here is a comparison (the middle photos) of the first test I did and the mapping I did yesterday.  As good as the image is once all the pictures are stitched together (bottom photo of the south 40 I shot this morning), I might as well try to eek out a little more detail.  Looks like I will have to try a work around I found online and re map both missions.  If all goes well, I reckon I will shoot a tutorial video on the fix since there isn't one on YouTube yet.  87,91,60,0,B

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

the north 40...

191 images...3 hour upload...3 hour processing time.
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