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offline 122 friends
joined on 07/24/05
last updated 04/12/14
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Most/Very Recent Picture of me

I do love my oscilloscope's. (2014-Apr-11)
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Here for the pie folks!

Key lime is one of the best fer sure...
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For Posterity

The Hillbilly Engineer / Farm Thug and his Pit Bull. (2006)
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Blue Canary

Yes they do sell one. But do you know what it is yet?
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The sound of creation.
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Lord Ganesh

Aum, attired in white and all-pervading, O moon-hued, four-shouldered One with smiling face so pleasing, upon you we meditate for removing all obstacles.
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The Offical RSS Feed

TribeHelp: It's that time again - Server Maintenance: Thursday from 7-11 am Eastern (4-8 am Pacific)
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28.5% of you who are reading My Blogs...

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26.6% of you who actually talk to me...

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The 3.57% of you I have actually met...

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The Folks En Masse (107) really...

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I say this a lot, but what does it mean?
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I'm on a journey...

Want to walk with me a while?
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Refuge of the Roads

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The Lathe of Heaven (1980)

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We are responsible for dogs because...

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Gruppo Sportivo Mission a Paris

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Hold tight!

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Still love this song...

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The man who loved numbers...

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For Molly our sweetest 'Doodle Noodle'.

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Goodbye my Doodle Noodle. (199?-2013)

My dear, sweet, old fat cow. Rescue a pet, you will be enriched by it...
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The day we met, we became. (2006-Oct-21)

Sorry, she's being renamed Molly tomorrow 1st thing after I spring her from her prison.She is a thug dog, but Marley is going a bit far.
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Be at Peace 'Doodle Noodle'...

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Our moon replaced by the planets at dusk

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Noel Coward-I went to a marvelous party.

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For a friend...

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Best day of my life,my 50th from Edward.

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There is a love raging in me Alegria...

The Hillbilly Engineer / Farm Thug
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My Testimonials

September 16, 2013
Daily tribal journeys for moi discover great enhancement due to genius depths from one sole member (and dear friend I might add) named John. Anyone being associated to him is well aware of encyclopedic talents coupled with unsurpassed human kindness he imparts compared to masses in our boundless world. With this in mind, I verbalize applause of his special abilities to all. Life is blessed with vast new ideas, mine specifically as a result of his inspiration and generosity.

Today’s reality is blessed far beyond scope with unimagined brightness shared through his extraordinary knowledge. Whether it is the simple beauties of nature to our far outreaching orbital wonders of sunshine.

I grew from childhood with a notion that intelligence is the glory of Gods. John steadily teaches me this truth through his dazzling wisdom; appreciation along with new understanding is given by his selfless endeavors that consume a chunk of toil and effort. A treasure naturally is his big-hearted and willingly given reward.

Thanks John, from my heart to yours evermore.
February 16, 2013
I think Tribe would fall to pieces if we didn't have such a damn fine Carpenter keeping it all together! There aren't many here that make me THINK, and he gives me a headache! That's a compliment, BTW. He does to this geek brain what a Master would do to this slave body. Best friggin' brain orgasms!
I love this man, gentlemen. He keeps me on track, and constantly reminds me there are many paths to enlightenment.
September 30, 2010
You feel incredibly special if you can entertain his brain, let alone put a smile on his face...!
March 18, 2010
Namaste John

It's a Sanskrit word actually and means "I bow to you" the placement of the hands, palms pressed together and depending where you have your hands, at the chest, waist or even on the top of the head when said signifies how much reverence you have for the person you are extending the greeting. (In Johns case it would be appropriate to have your hands on top of your head at the forehead level, which is the highest you can and the most reverent greeting of respect, as my hands are now)

Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking with John via YIM, also yesterday I learned a new word, I try to lean one per day at least and the word yesterday is appropriate for John and that word is inimitable, adj: meaning no equal or rival for excellence or desirability) Somehow the word came to me and just in time for meeting John here so thought I'd share it with everybody here.

I give this man a 10 out of 10 and a 5 star rating. He is hot as fuck to look at, a wonderful mind and kind heart. I love intelligence and he has that in 'spades'. Just a true pleasure to get to know. I feel richer for getting to know him and a better man.

Like all mortal men, John has some serious health problems, not all of us do but John there does and has blogged about it and is very open to discuss it with you. I admire his courage and his honesty with it, was a real eye opener for me. i wish him the very best with it all. I hope the nightmares go away for you John and you can find rest in your sleep

He seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of his condition and the meds he takes to help him, right down to the size and shape of each Rx. i feel for the man and his struggle and hope he finds the peace he deserves

He's a animal lover and after going thru his profile here and in particular his link to Blue Moon Productions (being Canadian and living in Western Canada was dumbfounded to find this and his obvious love for Western and Northern Canada, its culture, art and wild life). This is a well rounded man. He reaches for the stars and I have no doubt he will snag one for sure and be lifted to the heavens as he should be.

I enjoy his blogs, insight and of course his pix.

So I want to send him a huge thanks for allowing me to be a small part of his cyber life here. He has made, for me, joining tribes worth while.

Namaste John and I hope today is a great day for you. All the very best for you and you ARE in my prayers

March 8, 2009
Testimonials are supposed to be third person.
I'm a Contrarian.

Thank you for our talk on the phone yesterday!

It's rare to connect.
Online. In life. At all.
I still think you are a bit off, but I spent the bulk of the morning talking to family, and aside from my Daughter, I judge you SANE!

Thank you for trusting me. Sharing.

If you ever feel alone, isolated, or questioning your place here in this thing called life...just look at the amazing Testimonials you have and then multiply by a Thousand the lives you have touched and don't even know it.
June 1, 2008
My Tribe Buddy, John is the strongest man I've never met. But I think we know just how the other feels. Some days, honestly, he's my rock. I think of him and everything he's gone through and I feel humbled and very thankful that such a kind soul, this great-hearted man walks the very same earth as I do, and sometimes - walks with me.
November 20, 2007
I love John because he is a good man. He has a great heart. He feels like an old soul to me (this is a very, very good thing). We haven't met, though when we correspond I feel connected to him. I feel good knowing that he's in the world.
September 15, 2007
Especially For You!.........From bard
There is a carpenter I know
He is not a Karen or a Richard
He doesn't have the flair for music
Only what he makes of his own
A very sensitive person
That I would love to meet
He is happy, he is sad
But is that really so bad
Honesty, he tells it like it is
I have no qualms with this
I love his clear cut look at life
He leaves nothing to the imagination
He is Friend, Family
He is larger than life
I am proud to say that I know him
But never hate who you are
People like you are too few
September 8, 2007
August 28, 2007
One of the nicest people I have ever met. And the cool thing is that he is a blue collar Hillbilly with a brain! "BRAIN AND BRAIN, WAS IS BRAIN?!!!!! He is also sexy as fuck! Keep on keepin' on, Bro!
July 31, 2007
Ty for your friendship and your great page! :) My page is about M4M life and Priapian Spirituality, and has blogs, links, pics, art ‘n vids . I hope I can be of help to you or yr visitors. Hugs, Merton :)
May 3, 2007
Brave, Smart as all get out, Handsome, Spiritual, All these things and more. CarpenterNJ is one bonified great guy and I'm really proud to call him my friend. I can't wait to have dinner with you Woofy Bear.
February 5, 2007
Man I wish you were closer to the left coast cause you are one HOT man! Take care buddy...
October 5, 2006
I have to say, aside from being one hell of a pig <eg> John is one of the kindest, most considerate, and helpful individuals I know of. He's been very helpful to me in my battle with HIV, despite his own problems, and for that I am truly grateful. He shares his knowledge, and helps with things of which I am unaware. I can always ask him a question, knowing he's there to answer it, and answer it well, as he is well versed on the subject. John, you ROCK! I mean that from the heart, too. Thank you for being my friend!
August 2, 2006
John's brain gives me a woodie.
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"Rules of the Road 101" Revision Level H

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Uniform Disclaimer

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"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"

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R.I.P. R.E.M. Thank you for the music...

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A few B5 notes on living too long...

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Alan Parsons Project - In memoriam

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Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish [Audio]

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You'll never guess, and yup it's Roman P

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Coronal "Rain" Storm. Really AWESOME!

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Carl Sagan on Hinduism, why I believe...

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This counts, a lot. Been there, hated it

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Are you DDF? 'um no DOH! Now what?

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Oh fuck! He can be my Daddy...

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My Artwork

Destination II. (2012)
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My Blog (Verbose)

I am setting up a new Linux box this weekend and we have a major version update to Kubuntu I see.

I like the KDE desktop (vs Unity in Ubuntu) and am looking forward to trying the VMware virtual machine package for Debian to run my only "must have" last piece of WinDoze code that I can't do without.

Micrografx Picture Publisher v8 is beyond ancient but it does everything I need to post this stuff.

WINEHQ hates it because of the rather bizarre LOAD and SAVE DLL's that it depends on (... read more
Fri, April 18, 2014 - 10:01 AM permalink - 0 comments

As Pris said so poignantly in 'Blade Runner".

"Then we're stupid and we'll die..."

I had my 1st attack at work yesterday and it was ugly.

But nobody listens to me.

Been telling them we needed to address this for well over a year.


Trusty Tahr 14.04 is out btw!

If you are going to change your OS.

Why not get a really good one!

Fri, April 18, 2014 - 9:29 AM permalink - 0 comments

Scientists report the discovery of a distant dwarf planet, called 2012 VP113, which was found in the hypothesized inner Oort Cloud.

By Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C.
(2014-Apr-16) -- These images show the discovery of 2012 VP113 taken about 2 hours apart on November 5, 2012. The motion of 2012 VP113 stands out compared to the steady state background of stars and galaxies.
Scott Sheppard/Carnegi... read more
Fri, April 18, 2014 - 9:03 AM permalink - 0 comments

It seems to have started with v27 and is just getting worse.

From start-up everything is fine until you open a few pages with tons-o'-content.

It takes hold of both processors at ~+50% and dawgs the system until I log out and restart my browser.

Wasn't Firefox supposed to be the sleek and tidy browser?

Now it has become a complete pig.

Process Hacker is an excellent replacement for the WinDoze Task Manager and it is open source code which is nice.

See: http://processhacker... read more
Fri, April 18, 2014 - 8:40 AM permalink - 0 comments

By Danielle Wiener
The Atlantic Wire
(2014-Apr-16)-- Researchers suspect that a photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft may show the "birth" of a brand new moon of Saturn, which could also be the last-ever moon of Saturn.

NASA reported that images taken last year show "disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's A ring — the outermost of the planet's large, bright rings," which could signify the gravitational p... read more
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All about this nasty NJ farmboy...

about me
HIV Positive man in NW NJ who is also a hopeless romantic. I'm 5'8",#155, shaved head (sometimes), Full bushy beard , 9 tatts, pierced, I AM A SMOKER (but I will be polite and go outside when asked). Please have at least a face pic in your profile. I'd like to see what you kiss your mother with. Peace...
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All the other stuff (Sans My Blogs)

Open letter To Utah Street Networks, Inc. 07-Jul-2013 ( community » sound off ) Query: What is going on with

Downed servers are one of the... read more
listing posted Sun, July 7, 2013 - 11:45 AM
This is getting very old, very, very fast ( events » politics & activism )
I love Tribe and thanks to Ray I even am a premium member.

I depend on my Tribe friends for support and it helps me ‘feel’ connected to the rest of the world.

Yeah, I am mental; Tribe helps keep me off the streets (that maybe a public serv... read more
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Saffron Indian Restaurant, Middletown, NY
( local favorites » restaurants ) "Good eats in Middletown, NY" I love Indian cuisine and this place is great.

I cook Indian at home but no one but I eat it.

I’m so glad Bob likes it as well. Just not too spicy for him.

They are a bit expensive and they do do take away.

It is worth it.

recommendation posted on Sun, January 6, 2008 - 11:57 AM
Pru Thai
( local favorites » restaurants ) "Best Thai in Hunterdon County" Richard and I had dinner here recently and it was excellent.

Can wait to go back.

They also do take-out.
recommendation posted on Tue, August 8, 2006 - 3:32 AM
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