Thank You Internet

On April 7, 2013 · Comments Off on Thank You Internet

Polish Spark Plugs

Random Spark Plugs

Ever find yourself in the position of being tickled to death for being a moron? It’s a wonderful feeling if you’ve not experienced it. It means something has been bugging you so badly that you don’t care that the root of the whole problem is that you are an idiot. Pardon me while I wipe my drool off the keyboard but right now I feel as intelligent as a 9mm wrench and it is wonderful.

The story,

My car has developed a bad miss. It’s got nearly 200,000 miles on it so that’s not an unusual thing to happen. In fact over the last several months I’ve had to replace several coils and spark plugs to fix other misses. So I thought I had the problem under control. When a miss develops wait for it to throw a code, read code to determine cylinder misfiring and replace problem coil and plug.

So last weekend the car started missing again and Monday night it threw a code. Cylinder 5 was misfiring. So Tuesday at lunch I replace the coil and plug and went for a test drive and all seemed well, until that night when the miss came back. Only now it’s missing badly but not bad enough to throw another code so I can confirm where it is coming from. To gain some insight into what is going on when I got sat back down in front of my laptop tonight I decided to do a little Googling and I found something interesting.

It was a little chart explaining how the cylinders on a Ford 4.6 are numbered. It went something like this.

Front of Car

5        1

6        2

7        3

8        4

Simple enough right? Only this is how I remembered it when I replaced the number 5, or what I thought was number 5, coil and plug.

Front of Car

8        1

7        2

6        3

5        4

So I actually replaced cylinder 8’s coil and plug not cylinder 5. I was planning on replacing cylinder 5’s coil and plug again, or what I though was cylinder 5, as well as the rest of the coils and plugs anyway just to see if that would make a difference. I should have done it months ago, but it makes me feel so much better actually knowing what the problem is and that there is not some gremlin eating coils and plugs as fast as I can replace them.

Well how about that. Three years of silence and then three posts in one weekend

 

What I’ve Been Doing Since Last September

On April 6, 2013 · Comments Off on What I’ve Been Doing Since Last September
Some of the Miss Jeanne's Mystery Dinner Theatre

Just part of the gang

Okay so here’s something other than an excuse for not posting anything for three years. This is a photo I took in November of part of the cast of Miss Jeanne’s Mystery Dinner Theatre (go see a show they are awesome). Stephen, Zach and I started shooting video for a documentart back in early September and did not finish till February.  It started out as just a doc but now these people seem like family. So much so that when we finished shooting Stephen and I had to figure out some excuse to keep hanging out.  Anyway you can go to http://captain-pixel.com/?p=256 to find out more about the doc. It’s going to be good and I’ll be talking more about it.

Time Goes Very Very Fast

On April 6, 2013 · Comments Off on Time Goes Very Very Fast
I dont know why I just like it.

Steam

I’ve been listening Brian Greene’s The Fabric of The Cosmos for about the third or fourth time, I’m hoping the smarts will just appear in my head if I just listen to it over and over and over, and one little nugget finally did lodge in the narrows. Time goes by really fast, like speed of light fast. If your sitting still time is literally moving at the speed of light and while the faster you go the slower time passes, it and light are so blazingly faster than you it doesn’t really make any difference in the end. This is one of those weird revelations where some odd, almost counter intuitive, piece of physics actually seems to apply in real day to day life. Kind of like how the uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics makes free will seem like an actual possibility in a otherwise deterministic world. All of which is an extremely tedious way to say that it doesn’t suprise me at all to shake the cobwebs off this site and see that it’s been nearly three years since I publishes anything here.

A lot has happened in three years. I’ve been to Scotland and Ireland, helped produce and shoot a feature doc. Made a bunch of new friends and done three years worth of the same ole same ole. I’ll be posting about some of it, at least the stuff that I have photographic evidence of. Photographic evidence that is worth sharing at least. I’m not make any promises that I’ll keep this up, but I have missed it. Which sounds silly when I type it, that’s not a mixed metaphor I can hear the keys, if I enjoyed posting here why have I not posted anything in three years. Well you know how it is, actually you may not I’m making the dangerous assumption that you share my neurosis, the longer you let something go the more awkward it is to get back to.

So now I’ve cracked the seal on the jelly jar maybe I can keep this up, even though I have this weird feeling of deja vu that I’ve expressed this sentiment right here before. I know I could search for it but I’m not going to. Well at least not today.

Down by the river

On May 26, 2010 · Comments Off on Down by the river
From May Days
From May Days
From May Days
From May Days

Sunday at NaFF

On April 18, 2010 · Comments Off on Sunday at NaFF
From NaFF

I have now seen both of the Tennessee Film Night blocks. I didn’t realize until halfway through the second block that they split them up between narratives and docs. The narratives were much stronger. I loved For Memories Sake but the other docs even if interesting just didn’t have a strong focus. Not to carp, everything I’ve seen so far has been worth watching and it’s a hell of a lot offun hanging out. Right now I’m just killing time before the start of Lunopolis.

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NaFF Kick’s off Tonight

On April 15, 2010 · Comments Off on NaFF Kick’s off Tonight

Well technically it started last night. They opened up the VIP tent and were handing out laminates and you could buy tickets and pick up will call tickets. I got my laminate and picked up a thick stack of tickets and then hung out with a cool group of people until they were packing up tables and security was looking around trying to decide which group of laggards they would try to roust first.

I’m about to get cleaned up and head out there for tonight’s festivities. Nothing officially starts until 6:00 but I figure something will be going on. I actually not seeing the opening movie Nowhere Boy tonight. I’m going to see it tomorrow though. Tonight I’m going to the Tennessee Film Night One. Then it’s the Opening night party.

Happy Birthday Stephen

On April 15, 2010 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday Stephen
From Stephen's Birthday

Today is my best friends birthday. Happy birthday buddy. Because of the Nashville Film Festival cranking up tonight we celebrated a bit early. Here’s a few pics.

From Stephen's Birthday
From Stephen's Birthday
From Stephen's Birthday

And my favorite of the night

From Stephen's Birthday

I know I’m weird.

18-200mm Has Been Delivered

On April 13, 2010 · Comments Off on 18-200mm Has Been Delivered

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Even though it was used it came with complete packaging down to the plastic baggies. It’s the first one so it does not have the zoom lock but I have not noticed any zoom creep yet. The VR is amazing. I loveit so far, but I’ve only got to play with I during lunch so far.

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On April 12, 2010 · Comments Off on

Well here’s my schedule for the Nashville Film Festival. I might have been a little ambitious. I don’t think I left enough room for hanging out at the VIP tent. Oh well well see how it goes. Should be a lot of fun. Can’t wait to go pick up my laminate and tickets Wednesday after work.

Tennessee Film Night 1 | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/15/2010 7:00 PM
Nowhere Boy | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 16 | 4/16/2010 1:00 PM
Saturday Night | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/16/2010 4:00 PM
After the Fall | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/16/2010 6:00 PM
Fun With Shorts | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 5 | 4/16/2010 7:20 PM
OMG WTF Shorts | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/16/2010 10:00 PM
Young Filmmaker Showcase | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/17/2010 10:00 AM
Cigarette Girl | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/17/2010 10:00 PM
Black, White and Blues | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 16 | 4/18/2010 2:15 PM
Tennessee Film Night 2 | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 3 | 4/18/2010 6:15 PM
Lunopolis | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/18/2010 10:00 PM
Red Baron, The | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 16 | 4/19/2010 12:00 PM
Sensational Animation | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 4 | 4/19/2010 4:45 PM
One on One with Carter Burwell | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 5 | 4/19/2010 7:00 PM
Bad Blood | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/19/2010 10:00 PM
Hipsters | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/20/2010 12:00 PM
Documentary Showcase | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 4 | 4/20/2010 3:00 PM
Racing Dreams | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 16 | 4/20/2010 7:15 PM
Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/20/2010 10:00 PM
White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights | Green Hills Cinema – Theater 16 | 4/21/2010 12:00 PM
3 Acts of Murder | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/21/2010 2:00 PM
Symbol | Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 | 4/21/2010 10:00 PM

Oops, I forgot to budget time to go see Kick-Ass Friday night. Have to just squeeze that one in sometime over the weekend.

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More Gulf Shores Pics

On April 8, 2010 · Comments Off on More Gulf Shores Pics

These are from last August

From Beach
From Beach
From Beach
From Beach

And one more

From Beach
Our Moto
Not doing what needs to be done for over forty years.
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