Are you into 80's new wave/alternative music? Do you remember WLIR?
Tags: : music
If you've lived in the 80's and
90's and you were into new wave/alternative have I got good news for you.
The premier radio station in the New York City area for new wave/alternative
from 80's and 90's is back. And since it's online you don't have to live
here to enjoy it.
I remember listening to WLIR both at work and at home back in the day.
I was never a pop music sort of guy and the songs WLIR picked were innovative
and ground breaking. All of the other stations in the New York City area
were like regular radio - bland. Years ago there were forces in the radio
industry working against WLIR. And unfortunately WLIR was no more. Oh yes,
you can get this sort of music on Pandora but it still feels like something
is missing. It's almost like services like Pandora are playing it too safe
in their music selection.
So if you are interested you can find WLIR at wlir.fm.
And from what I can tell it's
available around the world so no worries if you're on the other side of
the pond or other side of the world.
Some of you may say that the age of
privacy is gone with Social Media, etc being all the rage. This issue has
nothing to do with Twitter, Facebook, etc. When I choose to use these services
I do so willing and with the knowledge I am giving up some privacy in exchange
for use of the service. In the case of the inBloom database I did not consent
to having private information about my child used.
As a parent I believe it is my choice
as to what my children's data is being used for except for official New
York City Board of Education purposes. Obviously the New York City Board
of Education has the obligation to use this data to track my children's
progress as they move through the grades. Call me a curmudgeon but I have
an issue with a government agency freely giving out my children's information
to a non-profit or any other type of entity.
Ah you say "Well it is non-profit.
Why make a stink about it?"
Tags: : WindowsLInux
I recently ran into a problem where all
my Windows 7 vm's running under Linux KVM would start and then crash before
the Windows login screen. All the other vm's (Windows 2008-2003, Windows
XP, various flavors of Linux did not have an issue. I keep up to date on
all patches on the host and the vm's so I figured it had to be something
that was updated. I am still not sure which side of the equation is to
blame but suffice to say, after much trial and error, I found by disabling
the Windows "Power" service in Safe Mode I was able to boot the
Windows 7 vm's.
Very descriptive name right? The description
is "Manages power policy and power policy notification delivery.".
Since I am not concerned about power policy on test vm's disabling it should
not be an issue for me. Your mileage may vary
Tags: : Misc
If you are like many Americans you are
probably getting a bunch of spam phone calls even though you maybe on the
FTC's Do Not Call list. To say
the Do Not Call list is a joke would be an understatement.
You can normally tell a spam phone call
by the Caller ID such as
These are just some of the many fictitious
names used by phone spammers.
I was barraged with the same number
for 4 days straight all approximately the same time. I sometimes use
800notes.com to do look-ups and
see if a number is legitimate. Well in this instance it looks like I found
at least one reason why these spammers persist even though many times the
call is never answered. I found a link on 800notes.com that explains at
least one reason why we get these calls
it's for the money but not for
why you might think. Look at the third section down to find out the answer
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