Sunday, July 24, 2022

Collected my Today Its... posts together.  Might go back and add to individual entries from time to time.

 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Again with the re-structuring of this site's menu system.  I got tired of handling a few thousand lines of code in each page for the mega-menu, so I changed everything back to a frames page- the header (just my name), the menu on the left, and the main area (here) are all separate pages.  If I want to change the menu I only have to change it in one place instead of for each page.  Combined size of all html files for the site went from 12.9mb down to 1.1mb, so things should load faster.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

I asked Alexa if gingers have souls and it said...no.  Woof.

 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Dow Jones, % of all time high, up to May 2022.

 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Watched during workouts on the elliptical, 12/26/2021 to 04/09/2022:

2149: The Aftermath (Amazon, direct to video)- Post apocalyptics, wort of. War happened, people are stuck in these pods they can never leave, working remotely, never talking or seeing anyone else.

Altered Carbon: Resleeved (Netflix)- CG anime, bodyguard has to protect young girl who is part of the succession ritual for a Yakuza (Japanese mafia) family.

Beyond Skyline (Netflix)- Direct to video, 4 off-brand Terminators run amock in the Cambodian jungle.

Blade Runner 2049 (Netflix)- Sequel to Blade Runner. Okay I guess, but just okay. Tried but failed to have the ambiance/atmostpher of the original.

Demon City Shinjuku (Amazon, anime)- Guy and girl (daughter of the US president) have to stop this other guy from releasing demons into the world.

Devil Girl From Mars (Amazon, Rifftrax)- B-movie, 1954, with the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Audio. Flying saucer, lady from Mars, menaces occupants of a remote hotel.

Dinosaurs (Amazon, Rifftrax)- B-movie, 1960, with the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 on audio. A couple of dinosaurs and a caveman, all frozen, wash up on the shore of an island and run amock.

Flu (Amazon, 2013, Korean)- After bird flu, before Covid, new virus emerges, causes chaos in South Korea.

Gamera (Amazon, all 13 movies)- Turtle kaiju (giant Japanese movie monster). Gamera is a friend to all children, acting during fights with other kaiju to save individual children. Where Godzilla is an expression of adult fears, Gamera is more of an expression of a child's fears.

Gantz:0 (Netflix)- CG anime, people imprisoned by an unknown organization try to earn their freedom by fighting monsters.

Night Eats The World (Amazon, French)- Zombie apocalypse, one guy survives in his apartment building. The ending made me wonder if it's standard for French zombie/horror movies as it doesn't really have a climax- he just sort of walks off camera and that's it.

Platform (Netflix)- Guy in multi-level prison, 2 people per level, platform through middle each day, stops for only a few minutes at each level, bunch of food on platform, each level eats whatever they want, less food the further down your level is, your level randomly re-assigned every 30 days.

Redemption (Netflix)- Jason Statham, not the usual action movie bit, at least not entirely. Veteran, PTSD, homeless, works for London's criminal underground while trying to avenge the death of a friend.

Track Of The Vampire (Amazon, 1966)- Artist, who is famous for paintings of women being chopped up, lures women back to his place and chops them up. I thought it was going to be standard vampire fare, but it wasn't. This movie went through development hell and was released with about 5 different versions under different titles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Bath

Zone 414 (Netflix)- Private eye hired to find missing human girl in city of androids/replicants.

 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Angry Red Planet (1959)
Black Glove (1954)
Bloody Pit Of Horror (1965) (Rifftrax)
Creeping Flesh (1973)
Curse Of The Black Widow (1977)
Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)
I Bury The Living (1958)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
Magnetic Monster (1953)
Motel Hell (1980)
Scream And Scream Again (1970)
Slime People (1963)
Torture Chamber Of Doctor Sadism (1967)
Train To Busan (2016)
Vampire Happening (1971)
Wasp Woman (1959)

 

Sunday, December 29, 2021

Changed hosting provider from Pair to Dreamhost.

With Pair I had 60gb of space for $18 per month, but the latest update to Lost Photos was going to add 27gb, putting me over. I called Pair to ask if they had any deals for non-profits. They said no. I emailed sales. They just said Pair had wonderful plans and to go look at their listed plans. No help there.

There are several hosting providers that offer plans with unlimited storage. GoDaddy, my registrar, offers hosting with unlimited storage, but doesn't include email with the plan. You have to buy email service from them separately. Bluehost offers unlimited storage, but hidden in one of the 'compare all plans' pages, not on the main plans page, is a limitation I never encountered before- the number of files in your account. 200,000 max for $17 per month, or 300,000 max for $33 per month. Hard no on that- not interested in a new, completely artificial limitation.  Ibrave claims to have unlimited storage, but you'll run up against their storage limit pretty quickly, so complete dishonesty there.

Dreamhost gives me unlimited storage and an unlimited number of email accounts for $11 per month. All done.

 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

I got the Moderna booster yesterday. When I got the 2 Moderna shots back in February/March I experienced no side effects and I barely felt the shot. This time I am experiencing side effects, but only the slight headache and muscle aches like when you're recovering from a flu, but without any other symptoms. I am still glad to have taken the vaccine and booster.
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This has nothing to do with politics or freedoms, etc.. It has to do with my responsibility as head of household.
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Get the vaccine and booster. Wear your mask. If Covid or something else gets you, make sure you check out with a clean slate.

 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Is this Herb?

Max in the middle?

 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Lost Photos updated, over 13,000 photos, Family 22 just posted, and a Youtube channel with several 8 mm videos.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2018

Old Photos page removed from www.johnperkins.com, moved to www.lostphotos.org, now registered with the IRS as a 501c3 charitable non-profit corporation.

 

 Saturday, May 28, 2016

Laserdisc page ready and posted.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Old Photos finally ready and posted.  7 months of feeding photos to the scanner, cropping and color correcting in Photoshop, and it's done.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Re-did the site's menu structure, again. I got tired of the old menu script not working properly in Explorer and Edge.

The new menu structure was made with the jQuery MegaMenu Plugin from GeekTrantra.


Friday, January 17, 2014

My review of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Finished my fan page for How The West Was Won (1962).


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Re-did the menu structure for this site. 2 generations (site-wise) ago I did everything with Sothink's free dhtml menu program. The program let me add and rearrange menus easily, but after a computer re-build I had trouble finding the right version of Sothink's program to open my menu files.

After Sothink I rebuilt everything with a menu script in Java. I liked that script because I could stick with the spartan look I try to stick with for web design. Both Sothink's program and the Java script generated the actual code for me, which was convenient. The problem, especially with Java, was the code it generated- bloated and messy.

I found this page and rebuilt the menu structure as a CSS3 'mega menu.' The menu structure contains around 4,000 to 6,000 links. The Java version ended up being about 2mb. The CSS3 version was about 392kb, or about 5x smaller. The menu structure is easier to adapt. I can include all kinds of fancy stuff in the drop-down menus, but with the large number of links I've got, it was easier to do a separate page and include it as a table in each drop-down menu. Hopefully everything will load much faster.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Insurance pictures One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Finished building the EMF test rig and completed first test subject (an Ipad). Here is the main EMF studies page.  Next up will be a smart meter.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Insurance.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here's the mileage file.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Blog update.  Mainly housecleaning on the site.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow pictures.

Angeline.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Made a new ring light for my camera.  Front and back of the ring light.  This image and that image of a figurine, without the ring light, to illustrate the problem with macro lenses and standard flashes.  This image and that image with the ring light.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Get Your Clearance


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Posted the medium and large versions of the jumping girls from the capital.

Updated the links page.  Added some links about the Cash 4 Gold and Scientology scams.


Sunday, July 9, 2009

For Yee: Blockout (Flash-based)


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dogs.


Monday, April 6, 2009

I came, I saw, I kicked its ass.  Sudoku cube solution.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Delorean.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Here's the updated version (with today's Dow Jones close) of my '% off all time max' chart.  The last time it was this bad (46.56% off all time max) was August 4, 1949.

On the charts sheet I added a new chart with data from October 2007 (the most recent all time high) to present, compared to September 1929 (the last all time high before the Great Depression began) to February 1931.  This chart compares the current 354 business days with the 354 business days leading into the Great Depression.

Clarification:  It isn't exactly right to call the charts '% off all time max.'  It would be more correct to call them '% of all time max.'  The bottom of the trough in 1931/1932 means the Dow was at about 10% of its all time high, not 10% off its all time high.  The Dow was off by about 90% of its all time high.  Fine.  Let's get an exact number...On July 8, 1942 (the worst day of the Great Depression, by this chart) the Dow was at 10.8141% of its all time high.  The current (as of 3.5.09) all time high is 14163.53.  For the Dow to be as bad now as it was on 7.8.42, it would have to close at or below 1531.65.

Here's my second page about 'work at home' scams.  I also updated part of the first page.


Saturday, February 9, 2009

Here's a page I made about 'work at home' scams.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow photos (nieve fotos?)


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here's the insurance page with accident pictures.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Here's my chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, % off of it's max, 1928 to present.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Corrine And Marina:  01  02  03  04  05  Animated

Corrine On A Good Day:  0014


Monday, September 8, 2008

Links for Carol.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Updated the puzzles page and the links page.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Okay, posted pics and report to insurance.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Insurance:  Difficulty with the camera.  Will post pics and notes tonight (monday, 4.21.08)


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Renfaire page updated to include pictures from the 2008 Georgia faire.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blog updates.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Insurance.


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Dots.


Friday, July 7, 2006

Blog update. Links update.  PDA Links update.


Tuesday, March 15, 2006

Pierrot Le Fou (the guy on the right).


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

For Rita- Chevrolet's HHR Page and Car And Driver's HHR Page (both have prices). HHR Options And Packages (fewer pictures; may load faster).


Friday, December 2, 2005

I think Claria is Gator is spyware.


Monday, October 17, 2005

Insurance.


Thursday, September 8, 2005

The puzzles I already have, so I don't buy duplicates by mistake.  Again.


Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Blog updates.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Genealogy! I'm going to try posting my genealogy. Got all sorts of people in the tree, including Ramses II, Ptolemy, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Nero, Marc Antony, Noah, Adam and Eve, the Virgin Mary, and Jesus Christ (my 62nd grand uncle).

Blog update.


Monday, July 11, 2005

Have you filled out the School Survey yet?

Figured i'd try my hand at one of those blog things. So, here's my blog. Since i'm about to take my master's degree tests (in education), most of what's there right now is stuff about Kliebard and his 4 groups. Dewey stuff will probably be next.


Sunday, July 10, 2005

Finished and posted my School Survey! Everyone, please fill it out, even if it's been a long time since you've been in the classroom.

Coming soon...help with your math homework! Everything from basic math to calculus, probability, differential equations. Yes, I know, i'm just some guy. In this case, however, i'm just some guy with a degree in math and 16 years experience as a math tutor. Yes, I plan to charge for it. Probably use paypal, probably charge anywhere from about $1 (say, for algebra problems) up to $5 (say, for calculus and differentials). Will set it up so you can submit problems on a web page, then get a response either by email or fax.


Thursday, April 21, 2005

2005 update to the Renfaire Page!


Sunday, February 27, 2005

Clean Room:  Small  Medium  Large


Sunday, November 7, 2004

Howie Award And Deb


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Insurance


Sunday, September 5, 2004

Houses


Saturday, January 3, 2004

The Story Page is up! If you've ever read 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, this should be familiar and, hopefully, fun. There's an explanation, instructions, and all that good stuff. There isn't much content there yet, so i'd really appreciate anyone who's willing to have a look and contribute.


Thursday, October 23, 2003

I think GATOR IS SPYWARE.


Tuesday, August 26, 2003

History Of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Covers


Monday, July 28, 2003

Jim Perkins


Monday, May 12, 2003

Pics from this year's faire on the Renfaire page.


Tuesday, February 4, 2003

New links on the Linkspage.

My little note about the Columbia.

Finally started Geocaching yesterday.

I found this guy's site. I was bored. Find out what's in my desk drawer.


Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Good news- all 3 sites are completey moved over to F2o. Good people, good price. It turns out that the idiots at Sitenames were just one idiot.

I Hate Him and I Hate Her are both up and running with a total of 19 stories now. Dot com success, here I come.


Thursday, August 29, 2002

Okay, here I am, sort of, at my new host. The idiots at Sitenames haven't bothered to change over the IP yet (even though i've asked repeatedly), so I appear to still be sitting at the old place.

The other 2 sites (I Hate Him and I Hate Her) are up and running at f2o.org, but there are only the main pages so far.

Thinking about writing a Secret Code section. Basic stuff- shifts, substitutions, etc..


Monday, August 19, 2002

Okay, here I am at my new host, f2o.org. 2 1/2 times the space for 1/3 the price. Joy!

Coming soon are my other 2 sites: I Hate Him and I Hate Her.

Here