Mothers Day 2018

Suck that gut in!

Mother’s Day is always a good excuse for the children to take over and go pose next to stupid looking 2018 Commonwealth Games icons at Broadbeach, Gold Coast.

I had to look up Paula Stafford when I got home. She apparently brought bikinis to Australia. 🙂

Dinner time with my Australian Kookaburra mates

kookaburras

An afternoon in Australia isn’t complete (for me anyways) without my three mates turning up for a feed of #aldi mystery meat devon roll.

The one in the middle is the parent (mother I think) and the other two, the youngin’s … they are about 2 years old.

The parent is very tame – he / she will come inside the CB shack and sit on the bench taking scarps from my hand while I cut the meat up … the other two are still learning about us featherless dinner servants. 🙂

Rare ‘Married With Children’ Living Room Camera Angle

Bundy's living room

I rarely turn the TV on due to all the NU (naturally uncorrect) propaganda garbage that seems to be saturating every local DTV station now days.

Instead, I’ve been re-watching old shows like Married with Children, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The King of Queens, Mr Bean, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Dukes of Hazard, The Black Adder, Green Acres, Hogan’s Heros, Skippy, A Country Practice, Paul Hogan and so forth.

Watching 259 episodes, 11 years of Married With Children in four weeks was a marathon. In all those  episodes, one camera angle stood out the most … that being what the family was looking at while in the living room and sitting on the famous couch.

Yes they were looking at the TV, but what was behind it? Yes we assumed a wall, but it was only ever shown once. Yes this was an indoor stage prop, hahaha, but the point was, in all those 259 episodes over 11 years, this camera angle was only ever shot once.

Errr, and I forgot to write down which episode, in the last few sessions this was in. (been 6 months since the above screen shot)

99.9% sure MWT never took us into Kelly Bundy’s (Christina Applegate) bedroom either. ( 🙁 ) Might have been once, but I would have been too busy checking out her assets too notice.

Guess I’ll have to watch them all again. Either that, or go turn the TV back on and be brainwashed into believing men with no wombs can be womb-men. (women) … or being told smoke and dust inhalation was “a gas attack in Syria”.

Nah, I’ll leave that box off and move onto The King of Queens nine season collection next. Mmmm, Leah Remini, natural woman.

Tongue Bath Time

I get a chuckle from Canadian Prank channel ‘Just For Laughs’ (JFL) now and then. It’s a good place to study human reactions in unheard of situations … such as a stranger licking ice cream off someone else’s child’s face.

The offending stranger is probably the boys real mother. Glad they didn’t use the boys real father instead. Odd isn’t it … if it’s the boys real mother folks go along with it, but if it was the boys real father … cringe and CPS time … and rightly so. Just wipe the child’s face on the lawn … that’ll stop little Billy making another mess.

The reactions from those being pranked seem rather timid. If this was in Australia, that ‘stranger’ would have been beaten off with a barrage of brollies.

‘Woof woof’, another JFL favorite. (video)

The Legacy – Little Site on the Internet

the legacy charles ingalls

While watching an old 1982 episode of Little House on the Prairie in 2018, it struck me that an important part of human existence is to make a mark, be remembered, leave a legacy. Otherwise, what’s the point? Born, breed, die? Cockroaches and bugs can do that.

Is legacy egoistical thinking? I suppose it depends on what legacy is left. The likes of Stalin left legacies that will be remembered for a long time, but none that I admire.

A Little House season 8 episode titled, ‘The Legacy’ opening scene begins in 1982 (I though I was watching the wrong show for a few minutes) at an auction house where a 1882 hand made table with the makers mark, C.I (Charles Ingalls..the father in the TV show and book) was sold.

Ingalls is long gone, but items made with his own hands continue on. I’m not sure if the episode was fictional, (most are) but the theme struck a major chord.

Those that know me, know I’m 49, no wife, no children, no legacy. At my age I’d be nuts to even think about having offspring … even if I found a woman that would put up with me.

It’s sobering knowing antique furniture, and the makers marks on them, will (so far) leave more of a legacy in this world than I. They’ll remember a chair, a chandelier, and a smelly outhouse … but not me.

I’m not much of a wood worker, otherwise I’d try making a few wooden tables for a world that already has plenty.

I relies it’s pompous having my own domain name … but at the time (2017) namecheap were having a $1 domain sale, so I searched … and it was available.

Here’s hoping I’m better with a little site on the internet, than I’d be with a hammer and chisel in a prairie.

SMF Repair (Fail) Tool

smf repair tool fail

I’ve been using SMF Forum on my CB radio hobby site for 10+ years with various web hosts.  While moving GCCB this week, the SMF Repair Tool had me stumped.

It kept saying no data engine could be found, even though the correct user, password and database name was entered … and it also kept recommending I use https rather than http (http is all I have)

I must have wasted 6 hours screwing around because of this “tool” … eventual problem was the database backup from the old host was too large for the new hosts phpMyAdmin importer. (I later split the upload into 3 parts)

After successfully uploading the database and getting the site running … for shits and giggles I tried the SMF tool again … yet the same fail results.

My lesson for the day … don’t  always depend on a “tool”  just because it’s called a ‘tool’.

 

The Rodney Thing – Fundamental Figuring

Tonight while searching “rodney stevens” on Google … to see where rodneystevens.com is on the rank list, I came across the above video from a guy also called, Rodney Stevens. (no relation as I have an Anglo tan)

Unlike Matthew, Muhammad, Kamahl and Cheng … Rodney isn’t a common Australian name ; nor are there many famous Rodney’s world wide.  Rodney Rude and Rodney Dangerfield, two coarse comedians .. and that’s about it.

Out of curiosity, I watched the above stranger with same name … I have no idea what he’s waffling on about. Maybe trying to describe Buddhism, or something or another … real careful like, not to utter words ‘spirit’, ‘heaven’ and so on. During the 8 minute waffle, he repeated … “be aware”, “awareness”.

20 years ago while depressed and texta scribbling on paper, I wrote “Be Aware” .. and hung the paper on my bedroom wall …. where it still hangs today.

be aware

Be aware, of what?

So, an eight minute waffle about nothing really important (I often waffle on as well) by a guy with the same name, and using the same ‘be aware’ phrase had me thinking .. maybe folks with the same names are similar in some ways?

Some other unknown Rodney made a t-shirt(non-commission link)

Why bother? It must be a Rodney thing.

 

Hello (spherical) world!

Only good thing about the creeping cashless nwo society is the easy (Paypal) refund option  when Domino’s Ashmore makes another crap pizza with stuff  all pepperoni.

First post about … well nothing much.

Last web host’s (Zuver) annual $36 bill came today … bugger that .. good value for what I got … but takes me two weeks to make that much selling peanut shells … so I just pointed rodneystevens.com to a free web host … thus the odd looking rms.x10host.com address (rms aka my initials) for a few days until nameserver changes catch up.

X10Hosting.com only allows two extra add-on domain names for free … which I’ve used for higher priority goldcoastcb.com and rodsmowers.com.

I was a worried about relying on free hosting after using 000webhost a few years back … but after reading their community forum X10 have been around a long time … but more importantly, respond well even to free members.

I’ve been playing quasi webmaster since 2000 (no Facebook or iPhones back then) starting at “Homestead” … right through to my own domains and home XAMPP server  projects over the years. Running a server from home would be ideal, but at .58 Mbps (LOL, yes there is a decimal in front of 58) upload speed, is out of the question.

Thus far X10Hosting have been the best free host I’ve tried. They don’t require adverts or butt kissing blog posts from impressed Aussie’s … so I’ll get up off my knees and go shell some more peanuts.

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Thanks X10Hosting.com