Friday, 24 April 2009
So the albums.
I can honestly say I like them all. Some more than others ,Fully Completely is my favourite but not by much and my favourite song is Three Pistols off Road Apples. I like the rockers more than the slower songs usually. But I like them all. The new album goes off in a new direction. I'm listening to Honey,Please as type. Sweet. Great song. Great Album. I bought the Deluxe package that came with a T-Shirt and "Live from the Vault" Vol 4. LOVING the live stuff. I'm going to buy the other 3 MP3 downloads. Just great I love that it's all raw from the sound board. And not all "Framton Comes alive squeaky clean" it's honest.
A LOT of friends don't get it. Some don't like the music or the cryptic lyrics. Some don't like the fact that they are from Kingston. Only bands from outside Canada are cool kind of thing. I like, no love their Canadianism. Unashamedly Canadian sometimes. I love that. And why not. Canada is the greatest place on earth what's not to love?
Monday, 20 April 2009
It was Humble and Fred's blogs that got me thinking I'd do one as well so it's there fault I'm doing this.
On May 2nd at the Dominion on Queen Humble and Fred are getting together for a 20th anniversary Podcast .They are having an open house that runs from 1:30 til the last diehard leaves. They will be holding for doing some old bits and saying hi to long time fans like myself . The podcast itself will be on their blogs sometime down the road.
http://www.canadianthinker.com/ and http://www.humblehoward.com/
If you were /are a fan I hope you make it out. Maybe a good response will get them together on the air again.
Friday, 17 April 2009
Looks great sounds wicked especially at +4000 RPM .
The sound obsession is more than a little childish.
But a HUGE part of the motorcycle experience.
For me anyway and for most guys I think.Motorcycles should be a little anti_social right?
See your neighbour down the street with the Harley with open pipes.
Mine is not nearly that loud. But it's loud enough.Good times.
One more reason I LOVE the Bandit.
Now what about a jet kit?
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
there's no other Way to put it.
The weather is driving me mad right now .
Intellectually I know it's early April and riding weather is unlikely on any given day.
But the few warm days we have had have spoiled me .
I NEED to ride SOON.
And guess where I will be over the long weekend.
200km's away from my bike that's where.
They better have Rum.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
This particular bike was bought used in 2008 for $4700. I could have got one cheaper but that’s life and I don’t care. It is a second generation Bandit 1200 and 2001 was the only year they came in Red in Canada. I have no idea why as the red is spectacular. Really, it looks way better than the far more common silver and blue. Of course YMMV on the colour. (Red is the FASTER colour of course)
I can’t articulate what it is about being on this bike that gets me. Just getting on and out the driveway puts a smile on my face. A lot of life’s difficulties seem quite trivial when I’m moving. Being leaned over and focusing really makes me happy and glad I’m on the planet. I don’t always feel that way so it’s pretty important to me. Now almost any bike gives me some of that . Bikes are like that, riding is like that. But I’ve ridden quite a few bikes and none are quite what my Bandit is. My brother in law and a friend both have 1200 Bandits and neither one does it for me. The brother in laws is a first generation and I find it vibrates too much. My friend’s is a 2002 and it just didn’t fit, it should have but it didn’t.
And that’s about it I suspect I’ll return to this again. And Again.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Good because it’s easy to configure and install Windows. Monkeys can do it.
Bad because when things go badly often Microsoft can’t tell you why.
In the system logs for Servers , errors (and tons of other crap) are logged.
Each error has an error code.
Microsoft kindly provides a link to “Information” regarding the error if you click on it .
Mostly the page that opens when you follow that link says .
There is no additional information about this issue in the Error and Event Log Messages or Knowledge Base databases at this time."
Or even better provides links to errors in Windows NT. which would be fine if we still used NT but we don't. In fact we only have 3 Windows 2000 boxes left.
What bothers me most about this is Microsoft wrote the code. They came up with a number for the error.
Why DON”T they Know what the Number means???????????????? If they don’t who does?
There are website all over the net that try to decipher these errors. A favourite of mine is called EventID.Net.
If you go there you can look up these error codes and hopefully figure out what they mean.
Usually though each code has multiple meanings.
How is that even possible?
I don’t ever expect to know that answer to this. Microsoft’s latest release Windows Server 2008 still provides the same non answers to the error codes.
Maybe in server 2045 they will figure it out. With any luck I’ll be retired by then.