Category Archives: Just Stuff

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego

It seems I haven’t posted anything here in quite a while, months even. I have been busy working on many projects and I really like the Google+ project which is where I have been spending most of my time.

You can come say hi to me or visit and peruse my content with this link Rocket G+

Hope to see you soon.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 11 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 91 posts. There were 19 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 554kb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 1st with 141 views. The most popular post that day was Donna Jean Summers, Rewarded Criminal at Large..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for welfare, 8002357105, 800-235-7105, totally free porn, and evony game.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Donna Jean Summers, Rewarded Criminal at Large. October 2007
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Welfare Addiction February 2008


Soul Mate Scam May 2007


Evony: Age I – Browser Based Portable Plundering August 2009


Communication – 60% body language, 30% tone of voice. September 2007

We Were Soldiers … and Young.

Nov. 14th, 1965 – 450 soldiers of the American Army entered Ia Drang Valley in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam led by Lt. Col. Hal Moore. Col. Moore was the first soldier to put a boot on the ground, and the last boot to leave the ground at LZ (landing zone) X-ray. All 450 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry left Ia Drang Valley after 3 days of fighting…80 no longer living. In those 3 days, 1800 enemy soldiers  died at the hands of the 7th Cavalry. Col. Moore spent another 293 days in Vietnam before coming home.

This is a tremendous story of bravery and selfless sacrifice. It is a story of the endurance and emotional strength that wives of these soldiers had to have and the movie can be found here

The names of the 80 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry who died those 3 days in Ia Drang Valley are listed on panel 3 east of the Vietnam War Memorial. To their left and right are the names of 58,068 of their fallen brothers-in-arms.

If you can not go see the memorial in person, there is a beautiful replication of it in Second Life ( ). Links directly to the Second Life location are as follows:

If you already have a Second life account you can simply teleport to that location. If you don’t have a Second Life account you can easily create a free one using the link provided on the map bubble that appears.

Though there are many fall festivities in November, happy holidays and activities, celebrations and fun, as well as the leaf raking duties, it turns out that Thanksgiving is in November as well as Veterans Day on the 11th which commemorates the end of WWI.

For those of you who are not active duty or veterans of the military service, I ask only two things that would make my day and any veteran’s day…tell us that you know our sacrifice, and remember that We Were Soldiers…and young.

How to Uninstall Ubuntu on a dual boot system

How to Uninstall Unbuntu (Linux) from a Dual Boot System

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

You have Ubuntu or other Linux OS on your dual booted Windows PC and you want an easy way to remove Ubuntu/Linux, and here it is.


  1. You need to be in windows, (this is an .exe) and download this file This program does cost money however, obtaining a free utility has been elusive.
  2. When downloaded, run the setup.
  3. Make a bootable floppy or cd, either choice works. (The cd option makes a cd .iso image so you will need a program to burn it to the cd.)
  4. Next you will restart your computer with the cd or floppy in the drive. Once you boot into the program do not install it to your HDD.
  5. Click cancel to run the program from your cd or floppy.
  6. Go to partition work. Click the oval on the left side of the window (yes you can use your mouse!) to go to your primary hdd.
  7. Select and delete every partition except for your standard windows partition. Now you should have a formatless partition that says free space after it.
  8. Select your windows partition and click resize. The program will run an error check which may take a while depending on your partition size.
  9. Type in the largest size in the prompt unless you have other plans for some of that space. Once you do that the program will allocate all that space back to your primary partition.
  10. If you installed grub the bootloader, you will need to reset your MBR (master boot record) or else you can’t boot up because grub will crash. Select your windows partition
  11. Go to view MBR on the left.
  12. Select your windows partition and click STD MBR. This will remove grub and set your MBR back to its original state.
  13. Click apply and the changes will take affect.
  14. Eject your media and use the file option at the top left to reboot. Your computer should restart normally into windows.


  • Be sure to make a backup or copy of your MBR prior to any changes.


  • BootItNG is not a free program.

Things You’ll Need

  • CD/DVD burning software
  • Unarchiving (.zip) program

Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article on How to Uninstall Unbuntu (Linux) from a Dual Boot System. All content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons license.

A lifetime Christmas Wish

There is no doubt in my mind that a couple in love wanted to share the Christmas Joy and their daughter with the world.

Many years ago I was a fire and safety inspector in Volusia county Florida. I was to do inspections at a Regions bank and when I arrived at the bank I was met by a loan officer. A very personable and friendly lady who introduced herself as Mary. I thought nothing peculiar about this until I had finished the inspection and gone to her office to obtain signatures of completion of the inspection.

On her desk were business cards of herself, and other loan officers and bank managers and associates. This is when I was surprised [pleasantly] and got a good chuckle. It turns out her name, Mary, was not a traditional spelling. In fact it was Merry.  accompanied by her middle and last name.

This is when it struck me how proud her parents must have been when their little girl arrived in this world (and I dare say, not knowing when her birthday was, I would guess in December some time) and wanted their joy to be forever remembered and shared with the world. They named their little bundle of joy, Merry Chris Smith.

This is not a joke, as Merry is now a member of the Volusia County Government and you can see her name on their website at down near the middle of the page listed as follows:

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Contact: Merry Chris Smith, VGMC office, 947-1875,
Meets 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m. (Except December)

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and the joys of the season to all.

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…

While many people are concerning themselves with the constant ramblings, rhetoric and spew from our congress and president about our economy, health care, etc., the rest of us are reminding ourselves why things are the way they are.

Even with all our shortcomings, our failures, our sad ugly mistakes, we are still citizens of a great nation and we stand for freedom, honor, truth and justice. It is these among many others we stand for that give us the power, courage, and strength to do.

I’m taking the time to repost what I feel is extremely close to the heart of all Americans. To do right.

This article was written by an unknown female author who has the understanding and insight of why we, as Americans, are set apart from all others. Our pride, compassion and patriotism are all very well defined in this fictitious story…the story

Swindled in America

On a daily basis I am surprised at how easy it is to swindle Americans out of their money and a vote.

In the 1960’s JFK made a speech that implored you to ask not what your country can do for you, instead, ask what you can do for your country. For two years Obama campaigned the exact opposite, and spent your campaign dollars telling you what he will do for you. As history now shows, you bought it.

How could this have happened? Could it have been a simple case of lack of education and the structure of our own government? Could it have been just a great Hollywood performance? Could it be that you wanted to hear certain words like “change” (be it for good or bad), and “united”?

We have Joe Public who goes down to a car dealer to buy a new car. He saw an advertisement on TV that told him he would get a $5000 off deal, or a $5000 trade in allowance, or some BS gimmick whre there is no savings at all of any kind let alone $5000 worth. Joe Public ends up buying a car for 3 times its actual value. Why? because the car makers have to pay union wages which are 3 times the cost of non-union wages and they car makers have to offset this with the price of the car to still make a profit. As Joe public drives off the car lot with a car he paid three times what its worth, he understands the value of the car is just got cut in half by simply driving off the lot with it. This is OK with Joe, because the key word “New” is still in his head and in his nostrils. He got swindled out of his hard earned money, but is it new.

Now Joe Public sees on TV that the Big 3 have gone to congress to ask for “more” of his hard earned money he paid in taxes. They got it. Now Joe is feeling even more swindled. Then Joe realizes, this isn’t the only time. Other privately owned companies have gone to congress, as if congress were a bank, and asks for more of his money.

Meanwhile, Joe finds out that he is losing his mortgage and is facing a layoff at work. How can this be? In his depression, Joe mutters profanities at the President of the United States, not realizing that this blame is misplaced. See, Joe Public didn’t get a great education so he doesn’t understand the “limited powers” of the executive branch of the government, in fact didn’t even know there was a branch. Joe also doesn’t realize that the true power to approve or disapprove where his tax money is spent lies within congress, not the office of the president.

Joe Public is very depressed now as he turns on C-Span and watches where his tax dollars (33% of his income) is being spent and wonders “why did I vote for a powerless president? I don’t even see him sitting in congress.” Then it hits him as Joe recognizes the people he voted for, sitting in congress, giving away his money to the people he just gave money to for a new car, gave even more money to for his house and other companies getting a load of his money.

Joe says to himself, “I should have put more importance on who I hired into congress, than on voting for a President that can’t really do anything for me. I’m supposed to be doing something for my country to make it a better place, not relying on a double talking president to do it for me.”

As Joe hears in the background that another $800 billion and another $350 billion behind that are going to be used to “stimulate” the economy, a thought occurs to him. There are roughly 300 millions people in America, 7% (21 million) illegal immigrants, 150 million under the age of 18, (2.5 kids per household) 6 – 11% unemployed or on welfare (18 to 33 million) which leaves about 100 million employed working Americans. If I were a congressmen I could save a lot of the tax payers dollars by giving it back to them to stimulate the econmy, instead of giving it to these failing private companies. Yes, if I gave everyone $1000 back to the  100 million working Americans that would only be $100 billion. I could tell car companies to shut down their plants overseas and put that saved money into operations here at home. I could reverse NAFTA so that Dupont and Hershey and other major companies brought jobs back to America. I could take the unemployed and train them up to be border patrol agents with the hundrds of billions of dollars in tax payers money I saved from not giving it to failing companies. I could randomly drug test welfare recipients every month and for everyone that fails the drug test, they are permanently denied welfare which would save billions more dollars that can be given back to hard working Americans.

Joe Public starts to light up as all these simple solutions that he never heard utterd by “Both Ways Obama” in the entire two years of his campaign.  Joe beams even more as he realizes he can “fire” [with a vote] these crooks in congress with the real power, handling his tax dollars, just as easily as he “hired” them. Afterall, they aren’t performing to the level of expectations and job requirements, and someone who can do the job are waiting to be hired. Why have we been paying Ted Kenndy all these years? Yes, I do want change, I want these crooks and criminals in congress FIRED!

Full figured women (busty) and the men who dismiss them

This post is opened for my friend Dee. 🙂 Have a blast hon.

Free Porn Update

This is an update to my “Free Porn” experiment discussing prostitution at Free Porn – Totally 100% Free.

I stated in that post that I would be taking a two week average view at the end of October 2007 to compare how my viewership changes from the presence of the post. I didn’t keep to my word and as of today, seven months have passed (incredibly fast I might add) and I am shocked to find that the following stats from this blog proved me to be wrong. My viewership did increase to an average of 472 views per day but not because of the “free Porn” post.

Top Posts

Soul Mate Scam, 4,063 views

Free Porn – Totally 100% Free, 2,777 views

The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices, 1,967 views

Top Searches

dragons tail, dragon tail, totally free porn

Other search terms used to find The Dragon Tail:
the dragon tail gone wrong
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100% free porn
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totally free porn
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average us gas prices per gallon from 1960
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“evil to triumph” “good men to do nothing”
“gas prices in 1929”
i dont have wireless need my1purelove pi

Needless to say, I am pretty amazed. I have to thank all my visitors who came to view “real content” versus those that got hooked by my experiment. It tells me a lot about the kind of people that are truly interested in what I have to say. Thank you all for your patronage and viewership. Without you, The Dragon tail would be just another blog in the organized chaos we call the Internet.

By the way, although I have been in a state of “grunge” lately, I will be posting much more frequently and hopefully as often as was the norm for a long time

Get Involved – Become a social member of Dragon Tail

Go to and become a member of “The Dragon Tail” social network then get your network badge and wear it proudly. (found at the bottom right hand column)

Dragons and Angels

Dark Materials TrilogyA recent search engine phrase brought a reader here. The search phrase was from the Ursula Le Guin pro-fantasy manifesto: “Why Are Americans So Afraid of Dragons?”

Of course I had to look this up as well and found an article that was more appealing titled “Why Are Americans So Afraid of The Golden Compass?” which had more interest for me. (read article here)

The Golden CompassThe Golden Compass is movie adapted from a trilogy of novels by author Philip Pullman called “The Dark Materials.” Philip Pullman is a self-proclaimed atheist, [big deal] and his trilogy published by Random House is categorized as “juvenile fiction.” So why are so many people getting their proverbial panties in a bunch over this movie and the books?

This is the intent of Philip Pullman to further his money making machine. What’s wrong with making money? Nothing. Mr Pullman has sold over 15 million copies of his trilogy “The Golden Compass”, “The Subtle Knife”, and “The Amber Spyglass” world wide. Since it is common for books to become movies, the first book was released as a watered down version movie on Dec 7th, 2007. So far nothing is wrong with this activity.

Mr Pullman claims to be an atheist but his writings and interviews touting his atheism is severely contradicted by the fact that you can’t attack or kill something you believe doesn’t exist. Pullman represents God as a decrepit and perverse angel in his novels, who captures the dead in a “prison camp” afterlife. one character, a fallen angel, tells another character in the book “The Authority, God, the Creator, the Lord, Yahweh, El, Adonai, the King, the Father, the Almighty – those were all names he gave himself. He was never the creator. He was an angel like ourselves – the first angel, true, the most powerful…”

The Subtle KnifePullman’s writings contradict himself as we all know the first angel, the most powerful, was cast out of heaven and was known by many names, the most common ones being Satan and Lucifer. In later interviews with Pullman he states that two characters in his last book [The Amber Spyglass] kill God. The contradictions are endless as the two characters in the last book kill the fallen angel, the most powerful angel, which was in actuality, not God.

Books of the trilogy have sold more than 15 million copies around the world, with Northern Lights [released in the US as “The Golden Compass”] winning the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature in 1995 and in 2007 being awarded the ‘Carnegie of Carnegies’ for the best children’s book of the past 70 years. The Amber Spyglass, the final book of the series, won The Whitbread Prize in 2001, making it the first children’s book to do so.

In conclusion, what do we have?  We have a guy who writes books, who claims to be one thing, then contradicts himself in writing and interviews, trying to make as much money as he can using the resources at hand such as capitalism, commercialism, controversy and press, and trying not to be a “has been” overshadowed by the works of J.K.Rowling in the mean time. All summed up, big deal.

The Amber SpyglassEditorial comment:  As the author of this blog, it is my firm belief that parents have always been and always will be responsible for how their children are raised and their development into adulthood. Pullman is not breaking the law, and he isn’t forcing anyone to buy his writings. Many Christian and non-Christian groups are advocating not patronizing Pullman with a boycott of his materials which only blinds us to the nature and content of his material which reduces our understanding and knowledge of what is good or bad about the content.  How can an individual say something is good or bad unless they have taken the time to read or view it for them self and make an informed decision on their own about the information?

My belief is if you decide to read or view the material or allow your children to do so, then it is our obligation as good parents to be fully involved in the comprehension and understanding of the material and to use the material as a teaching tool for whatever your values and morals prescribe. If some people decide to blind them self and/or their children from the content, then that is perfectly fine as we all should be doing as we believe. One of the great things about America is having that right to choose as we wish.

The Gift


The Gift


by Scott Wolf


The gift, is for giving


The gift, is in the giving


The gift, is…forgiving






Today’s epiphany for me, is that one of the best non-traditional gifts for Christmas is to forgive. Some times we find it so hard to forgive someone for something they have done. If there is someone in your life that has done things that you consider unforgivable (and it doesn’t have to be that drastic), think about offering the best gift of all…forgiveness. Send them a card, a gift, some Christmas cheer with your gift of forgiveness. More than likely, it will make more than one person much happier.


Happiest of Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Free 411

Tired of getting charged by your cell service provider or home phone company for calling information? I am. Now they can take their ancillary fee and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Why? Because using the Google 411 is FREE and it works great!



Would ya like to see how it works? Click the play button on the video below.

I should get paid by Google for doing their advertising. But I so love their open source applications and free software, and I am confident Google will overtake Microsoft very shortly, hopefully with a nice operating system bundled with Google’s applications andGoogle Labs software.

For all the Google stuff, click this image —>

And for the rest of Google’s great stuff Click This

381 years old and counting

Some things look better with age. This Bonsai, just over 2 feet tall is 381 years old.


Housed at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in the United States National Arboretum, Washington D.C. (see map)

Photo courtesy of the USNA.

Catlin Elm Grove

Photo courtesy of the USNA.