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4X4 PROBLEM S10 BLAZER

Hi there;

I read what you said about the wires on the Blazer, but mine were not corroded.  I took it off and cleaned it up anyway and it came back on, but as soon as I turned the key off she was gone again.  I don’t have any lights lighting up on the 4×4 switches.  Service 4X4 light is on in the dash.  I don’t know what is going on.  Any suggestions or advise greatly appreciated.

Duane

– 4X4 PROBLEM

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Kiddies, go away

If you peruse the forums on the internet, I’m sure you’ve run into some loser who still thinks it’s cool to speak “leet” and/or broken english.

“How r u all ^__^” is one that I ran into this morning.

Is it too difficult to type “How are you all?” And how much help do you think you’re going to get asking questions in that form? I could see it if you were on a site for 8 year olds, talking about Sponge Bob or something, but when you get with grownups, you act like it or get ignored.

Grow up, or go away.

And that’s my rant for the day! 😉

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The frustrations of Linux (UPDATED)

If Linux really wants to see itself installed on the average Joe’s home computer, it HAS to be better than it’s counter-part, Windows. As an OS (Operating System), it IS — it’s light-years ahead of the Windows architecture, IMHO. However, there is a side to Linux that is SERIOUSLY lacking — error and system messages — they SUCK large.

Now, I don’t claim to be a super-user, but I do my fair share of computing — from websites, to blogging, to programming, to just plain old web-surfing — I’ve used my fair share of computers, right on up from the TRS-80. Accordingly, I am not in the “{whatever} For Dummies” category either. I’m “above average”, as far as the general public would be concerned, simply because of the time I spend on computers. I’ve seen my share of error messages, let me tell you. So, if I’m complaining about them not being descriptive/helpful, what do you think the general public is seeing?

On to the problem…

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A great analogy

It’s not mine, but I can’t disagree with it — and am passing it on.

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back patio and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table…everywhere!

Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn’t even sit in my own back garden anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be ….. Quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now let’s see….. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands.
Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child’s 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.

Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one’ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than the maple leaf are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop!

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Banned IP Blocks (UPDATED)

Well, today I simply got tired of wading through the crap posted by Russian guests — so I’ve blocked the entire country. While I was at it, I’ve also blocked Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia & Estonia.

Turkish universities, web hosts and Turk Telekom customers – scammers, spammers, phishing websites and server script exploiters have been blocked.

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Junebug USB PIC Laboratory

Well, I thought I’d start an Electronics section on my little blog, for those of you interested in electronics as a hobby, or just wish to read a little about embedded devices, such as the PIC Microcontroller, to gain a little insight as to how they work. So, with the need to start somewhere, let’s start off by taking a look at the Junebug  USB PIC Laboratory programmer and debugger (ICD – In Circuit Debugger), from BlueRoomElectronics.com.

Junebug Programmer & TutorClick the image for a full size view

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Grandma wins again!

My GrandmotherThe Ancaster Fair was on this weekend past — and I am happy to announce that my grandmother won many prizes, yet again, this year! I’m always happy to see this time of year come around — it’s the time when grandma drops off many delicious, homemade pickles, salsa, fruit and preserves. My mouth watered just walking around the fair and snapping pics of all her entries! 🙂

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We don’t need MORE laws

Caledonia — we don’t need any more laws, By Arthur Weinreb (CFP);

Ontario PC leader John Tory recently went to the besieged southern Ontario town of Caledonia that has been subject to a native occupation for the past year and a half and announced that if his party forms the next government he will strengthen the province’s trespass laws. Tory vowed to increase the fines under Ontario’s Trespass to Property Act to $2,000 for individuals and $25,000 for groups. The Act would cover not only those who trespass on someone else’s property but would include those persons who organize or finance such occupations. This was in keeping with Tory’s previous statements that civil remedies for those who are adversely affected by illegal occupations need to be used. This is bound to scare the occupiers; they’ll have to go to Ottawa to get more money to pay their fines.

If modern day society has any problem regarding laws it is that we have too many laws. In our current nanny state existence, almost every aspect of peoples’ lives is regulated to death. Even on their own property, people are prevented from cutting down their own trees and using pesticides to kill weeds. If anything, we need fewer laws, not more.

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Let’s enforce current laws before we think about imposing new ones.

 

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Abuse of Power (UPDATED)

Just another example of the abuse of power.

Here we have a Ministry of Transportation Ontario Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer who has used his status to park illegally. And for what? To do his grocery shopping. This was taken in a mall on Hurontario North in Brampton, Ontario (around the 10906 range), — Sept. 20, 2007 around 2:00pm EST.

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If you wish to voice your displeasure in seeing this type of abuse, you can contact the MOT here –> http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/feedback/minister.htm.

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