31.july.2005 - For years, I've been receiving mail saying, You might have unclaimed money waiting. "Yeah, right" I thought, tossing each envelope into the trash.
But last week, I decided to call the number and sure 'nuf, I *do* have unclaimed money.
The tomb of Egypt's most famous pharaoh was discovered back in 1922 by Brit Howard Carter.
25.july.2005 - I noticed Shoutcast is hosting nearly a quarter of a million listeners. I've been watching the numbers grow for several years now, and can remember when <1,000 listeners tuned into their streaming MP3s (back when everybody was worried about Y2K).
The remainder of today's entry is blogged here:> Shoucast Nearing a Quarter of a Million Listeners
24.july.2005 - Finally hooked up my computer's sound system yesterday, which includes the sound card, the mixer (which Buddy likes) and speakers.
23.july.2005 - Spent the evening last night at Big Al's ranch. He has a monster video-editing system (which I built for him, back in May, 2004).
22.july.2005 - Been working on updating the Guide to Ripping & Encoding CD audio. Not done yet, but making progress.
20.july.2005 - Today I have a letter from the Rad in-box to share with you. The subject is titled: Yearly note of gratitude. See here:
The remainder of today's entry is posted here:> Letter from RAD in-box: Brandon's yearly note of gratitude
19.july.2005 - A film crew arrived here in Laguna Beach yesterday, creating a stir by filming a movie along the lines of Napoleon Dynamite. Mikaela (top-right) is in the movie, altho she left before I showed up at the site (Thalia street beach) with my camera.
17.july.2005 - Flash-upgraded the firmware for my new wireless router today. Afterwards, the router's configuration pages looked like gobbledygook. So I hit the router's reset button .. which killed my connection.
16.july.2005 - Boxing fans everywhere have long-awaited tonight's fight for the undisputed Middleweight title: Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins vs Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor.
15.july.2005 - Installed the Avid Mojo last night (video-editing on steroids). The hardware is bigger than it looks in photos. It's nearly the size of a motherboard.
14.july.2005 - Heading over to Big Al's tonight .. to help him hook up the Avid Mojo (video-editing on steroids). Woohoo! I've never played with one before (only in my dreams). We're gonna do dinner first, then get down to bizness. (Teri & Al are both great cooks.) Gotta run. Wish me luck.
13.july.2005 - Installed the wireless router today. Piece of cake. Simply popped in the CD and followed on-screen prompts. And thanks to readers who wrote in and helped me configure the security settings.
It's a beautiful thing when technology works as it should. Before completing the installation, they try to sell you a subscription to Norton Internet Security, with a tempting 60-day free trial.
11.july.2005 - NightOwl has been quietly working on his guide to creating a bootable CD/DVD .. which details the mojo on how to do this even if your system doesn't contain a floppy drive.
08.july.2005 - Been receiving inquiries lately from companies interested in buying the site (most recently this one .. you can turn off the music by clicking the speaker, top-left of page).
07.july.2005 - Friendly reminder for those of you living here in Laguna Beach (LaBeana Gooch) .. that today is the First Thursday Art Walk. Things get underway 6PM. Art galleries remain open 'til 9 or 10.
06.july.2005 - The wireless router arrived today. Dang, Newegg is fast. I don't understand how they can take an order one day and get it to you by the next.
The only thing that concerns me is that the router uses a frequency of 2.4GHz, same as my home phone. I hope there's no interference or cross-talk.
04.july.2005 - Happy 4th of July (my favorite holiday of the year). Been dealing with a week of life-drama here at the Rad ranch. Major sukage on multiple fronts. Had maybe the worst day of my life yesterday. Life should return to normal shortly.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Stars Tom Cruise. Incredible special effects. They had me ducking for cover. The line from this film everyone will remember: "... and I'm dead-set on living."