Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time to update the blog.

I have been blogging here at MiiikeeeWorld since 2007. After 236 posts and over 190,000 page views I thought it was time to update it.
The focus of MiiikeeeWorld has always been technology with an emphasis on doing things as cheaply as possible.That will continue to be the focus. I have deleted over 200 posts because of the fast moving nature of technology. Most of the posts were based on older technology and no longer remained relevant . What remains at this point are a few posts covering significant things in my life that I have chosen to preserve here.
Future posts will be on my interest in technology.
After having advertising on this blog from the beginning I realized the revenue it generated wasn't worth keeping it. I much prefer a clean blog not cluttered with advertising.
My employment activities have decreased to a point that I am closer to retirement now than ever. The upside of this is the time I will have to devote to this blog. So stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

River of Love

My buddy Rick was playing, This is the results. Thanks Rick.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nice day today, but not really


It's a sunny warm day in Toronto. Normally this is a good thing. Today is the exception as I have to go into the hospital with my brother in law Danial for his first cancer radiation treatment. It is so hard seeing the transformation cancer can make on such a vibrant 47 year old man. all we can hope for is that the treatments will buy a bit more time for him to share life with us. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


Friday, January 16, 2009

My buddy Rick


My buddy Rick is unknown to most of you and even after reading this he will probably remain that way. So who is Rick? Rick is one of many people that hung out in our radio station chat room. Rick was fascinated with streaming radio but required a bunch of coaxing and prodding to build up his courage to be a DJ. Once he braved his way onto the airwaves we realized we turned a monster radio geek loose on the web. This monster didn't rest until he had three or four broadcast studios in his home.

My buddy Rick is the member of the group that always tried to keep things calm and peaceful. A challenging task in the world of web radio. My buddy Rick and I stuck together in true friends fashion through several radio station changes including the current hiatus we are now in. Several years ago we had the pleasure to meet my buddy Rick as well as his wife Siggi in person. We've since had the pleasure of their company at our Michigan home.

I'm currently on the mend from major surgery. My buddy Rick has either called or spoken to me on line everyday during my recovery. Yesterday my buddy Rick told me to be expecting a package with something to “tinker” with. Now you have to understand, my buddy Rick and I both have way more computers and gadgets than we will ever need. But, we are geeks, so that doesn't matter. Knowing this, it was a matter of waiting to see what my latest “tinker” project was going to be to aid in my recovery.

My surprise package arrived today, not from My buddy Rick, but from Tiger Direct. I opened the package to discover a brand new Asus EeePC900HA net book. I wasn't expecting anything like this. I was expecting one of the various and sundry computers my buddy Rick seems to have everywhere. I was expecting my challenge to be be how I pressed yet one more computer into service.

To summarize this situation:

  1. Did I need this wonderful gift? No, but it's my buddy Rick.

  2. Did Rick need to do this? No but yes because he's my buddy Rick.

  3. Does this matter to Rick? Yes, because he's my buddy Rick.

  4. Does this matter to me? Yes, because he IS my buddy Rick.

The moral of this story is “He's my buddy Rick.” Some things are best left unexplained.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dealing With Grief

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is different for us all. The recent loss of my brother has caused me to think long and hard on grieving the loss of a loved one and finding a way to move on in life. We all seem to give and receive advise from everyone. The intentions are always good, but there isn't a universal answer or method that works with everyone. The grieving process that works for the loss of one loved one might not work on another. The way I deal with the loss of my brother is far different than it was when I lost my wife of 28 years.
I find comfort in thinking about all the good times we shared. At the same time, I realize life progresses in cycles. Each time we gain or loose a loved one, another of the many cycles of life either starts or ends. Segmenting life into cycles makes the pain tolerable.
While at my brothers funeral service, I looked over at my 5 month old grandson and thought "How ironic, as one cycle ends, another is just beginning."