Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Audiofumes Podcast 'Holiday' Edition Dec. 15/2011

This week on the LIVE Audiofumes Podcast (aka the Paudiofumes Oddcast) I'm featuring a special holiday show with many talented indie artists from all over the world and even one or two songs that are actually based on a holiday to get us in the sprit!

Here's the actual playlist for the 8PM show tonight - the show will repeat at 9AM EST Friday.

20:02 :: Necrorder - Night Fear
20:08 :: mft1234 - Skip my roof Christmas Eve
20:10 :: 604-ToKaY - Pole Shift 2k12
20:18 :: mft1234 - Skip my roof Christmas Eve
20:18 :: The Global Twins - Infidel
20:26 :: Alex Jenkins - Crypt
20:35 :: The Global Twins - Infidel
20:35 :: The International Silver String Submarine Band - My Blue World (master mix 2)
20:40 :: Breck Stewart/Jim Robson - Ecstasy In 24
20:46 :: Aprox - Tissues and Candles
20:49 :: Sykotyk Rampage - Working Sweat
20:56 :: Roberta De Francia - Re-Action
21:01 :: Carlos Mongrut - Lost Soul
21:07 :: Astromancer - Across the Water
21:11 :: Rick Rousseau - Is it Farther to Chicago
21:16 :: Boo Boo Dan and the Loopadelics - Juhu B. Confused
21:22 :: Glen Thomas - Bullit Face
21:31 :: Elaine Frost - Electric Lust
21:37 :: SKySWiM - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
21:40 :: Necrorder - The Eating Game
21:46 :: Super Adventure Club - Hip Hop Hot Pot Noodle
21:49 :: Booger and the Gumdrops - Let your Love Shine Through
21:55 :: Lounge Lovers - Just Like the others (DJ Tweeek remix)
22:04 :: mft1234 - Christmas Song
22:07 :: CMongrooves - CGhostgrooves
22:12 :: DestinationDawn - Somewhere, Someday
22:18 :: EASE - U2B
22:22 :: CFS - back to 76
22:25 :: Gary Mackintosh - no Matter What
22:25 :: Gary Mackintosh - no Matter What
22:32 :: Frank Nose and Colin Hutson - Mr Muskgrave
22:44 :: David Wheeler - Up A Creek
22:50 :: Michael David Sherwood - Chime_Inn_master1
22:57 :: Super Adventure Club - Pick Up Stick

Artist roster for the Dec 15 show (not in playlist order).......

604 Tokay
Super Adventure Club
Carlos Mongrut
Mike Tompson
Breck Stewart
Gary Revel
Sykotyk Rampage
Xew / Lounge Lovers
The global Twins
International Silver String Submarine Band
Al Reilly's Catalyst
Boo Boo Dan/Loopadelics
Booger / gumbdrops
Chaotic Firing Squad
Chicago House DJ
David Wheeler
Destination Dawn
Frank Nose
Gary Mackintosh White
Michael David Sherwood
Roberta De Francia
Glen Thomas
Elaine Frost

So join me on Dec 15/2011 at 8PM Eastern Standard Time at http://audiofumes.ca for a cozy holiday "get together" sampling some of the best indie music there is.  This show is LIVE.

This will be the last show of 2011 but join me in 2012 for............Giveaways!!!

I still have bacon to give away and t-shirts.    The bacon will be the ready-cooked variety with a really good sell by date, and the t-shirts won't be from me cleaning out my wardrobe - they'll be NEW with a lovely Audiofumes logo :)

 Podcast link:  http://mmx2.homedns.org:8000/

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Audiofumes Podcast - Dec 8/2011

The show will go on despite despite a certain music site (echo-land or big-room-sound-country or  something like that)  erasing my show information that I tediously enter AND SAVE into the paudiofumes venue.  The Dec 1st and Dec 8th shows have been wiped from their site :(

Regardless, the show will be LIVE at 8PM EST on http://audiofumes.ca - click the Podcast link, then the M3U link to listen to the live stream.

In tonight's line-up I will be featuring a tribute to Throbbin Hoods  front man Mark Richards.

and I will also be playing these fine artists (not in playlist order):

XEW, Breck Stewart, 604-Tokay, Marco Maenza, Darren Worth, Claude Laurent, Rick Rousseau, SYRYNX, The Julian Day, Rene Saucier, Memphis , Nights, Gary Revel, PeteM, Que Anderson, Alex Final, Tompaz, FRITZ, TonyCc
Jane Silence, Frezzas, Still Life Telescope, Sykotyk Rampage, SYRYNX

This is the actual play list:  and if your were listening live-don't forget to guess the mystery artists for your free bacon!

20:04 :: Throbbin Hoods - Walkin' Around
20:08 :: Claude and Noella Larente - Mother Nature's Wrath
20:15 :: Rick Rousseau - If it Moves
20:19 :: SYRYNX - JustThink About It
20:21 :: the julian day - idolatry
20:25 :: XEW & The Lounge Lovers - Deep Sleep
20:32 :: Breck Stewart/604-ToKaY - Desert Breeze
20:37 :: Rene Saucier - Welcome Home
20:41 :: Marco Maenza - A Little Bit
20:48 :: MemphisNights - Beer Garden
20:52 :: Gary Revel - Hollywood Star
20:55 :: Darren Worth - In Your Time Of Need
21:01 :: Throbbin Hoods - Jesus was an Alien
21:05 :: Pete M - Shudda Stayed in bed
21:10 :: Que Anderson - This Is Love
21:19 :: Alex Final - Liz Bliss
21:26 :: Tompaz ft Crizze - FRAGILE SEED FT CRIZZE (MD 20
21:33 :: FRITZ - The Way We Were
21:36 :: Tony CC - Story Time
21:42 :: Jane Silence - Break Easy (o3 Remix)
21:50 :: FREZZAS - Bjlo An Erno
21:58 :: Still Life Telescope - Real fine Umbrella
22:04 :: Sykotyk Rampage - Candy Store Baby
22:12 :: SYRYNX - Another Life
22:18 :: Throbbin Hoods - Theme Song

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Audiofumes podcast Dec 1/2011 episode #2

The second LIVE podcast has just finished and I've got ideas for the next show.    This is getting to be quite fun and two hours is just too short :)

Thanks everyone who tunes in and thanks to all the artists that submitted songs for the show.

If you missed the live show, the repeat of this show will be available at http://audiofumes.ca - click on the Podcasts link for the schedule.

Here's the playlist for tonight show.

20:00 :: SYRYNX - Crawl Space
20:08 :: WORDSMYTH - Hold The Reins
20:12 :: The Julian Day - american pop (the wasteland)
20:17 :: Mucklers Circle - Behind Enemy Lines
20:23 :: Rick Rousseau - Shores of the Emerald City
20:28 :: CraigDeMaio - Parity Invariance
20:33 :: Foreshadow - The Meaning of Life
20:40 :: Neurotic November - Crack Couples Night Out
20:45 :: MonikaReeve - Stomp 76
20:48 :: Resistance of Independant Music - Crimson Coma Butterflies
20:53 :: Driven Madness - Too Big To Fail
20:58 :: David Wheeler - Fundamental Truth
21:02 :: FREZZAS - Spice Of Eternity
21:09 :: FAFNIRROCKSON - Opferanode
21:16 :: Fill The Silence - Push
21:20 :: Sykotyk Rampage - Little Crocochild
21:26 :: Alphanaut - More Than I Do
21:32 :: Edge of Paradise - Mask
21:37 :: VIVEYNNE - Sounds of Starlight
21:42 :: Mucklers Circle - Paradigm Suicide
21:47 :: Rick Rousseau - Bad Shrooms
21:52 :: Rod Fritz - Red Planet
21:57 :: Spank The Chemical Christians - String Theory
22:01 :: FREZZAS - Bjlo An Erno
22:08 :: Joe Gande and The Godsend Sessions - Just Because
22:12 :: SYRYNX - 6 Under

E-mail scams can be interesting

I often receive those e-mails where complete strangers for some reason have huge quantities of cash they want to give me.    Most of them are rather lame but this one caught my attention.   I've also included my unsent reply.

User (ml82.128.2.21.multilinks.com [] wrote:

I just got an information that you are dead. But i don't know how truth this is but you have to get back to me urgently if you are alive before your funds will be transfer to a wrong person.

Call me on my direct telephone number, 234-8080804988, if you are really alive otherwise you will miss this golden opportunity.

Rev, Justin Dasilver.

Hi Justin,

Thanks for your e-mail.  As it happens I did die.  I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I never received your message until now.  You'll never believe how long it takes to get Internet here.

Wow, look at your message...check it out how my name no longer appears after  "Dear ,"  - that's freaky!

Hopefully, this e-mail will suffice because even though I still have my cell phone, the battery is still good but I've only got one bar.   I can't call out.  I don't know if it's my location or what - the cell service sucks here.  Maybe the carrier doesn't have a roaming agreement or something,  I don't know  :(

Did you just happen upon a winfall yourself Justin?  Justin Dasilver?  get it?  Justin Da Silver eh? no?    

Anyway, to the matter at hand...how much money are we talking about?   Will you be able to wire it to me?     I would first like to check the currency that they use here and determine what the conversion rate is - It might not be worth the bother.

On the other hand I could turn a tidy profit and I'd be more than willing to  share this with you 50-50 if you'd join me here.

See you soon.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Audiofumes Podcast

The first live Audiofumes Podcast aka Paudiofumes Oddcast was a success!   Thanks to everyone that tuned in!!!!!

Broadcasted from the studio at Audiofumes Scentral I had up to 10 listeners - Woot!!! I think bandwidth issues kept it that way - something I'll need to look into.

The link for future podcasts is http://mmx2.homedns.org:8000/Paudiofumes
Note: that link will only work when the stream is active, generally, check the schedule at http://mmx2.homedns.org:8000

The show was an eclectic mix with no genre boundaries and featured independent artists from all over the planet - Pangaea's People and local Sault Ste Marie and nearby artists.   I hope to do more live shows soon and I am looking for suggestions for tracks, shout outs, sponsors (no financial commitment required)  :P

Please e-mail suggestions, comments good or bad to audiofumes (at) gmail.com

 The track list for the 8PM EST November 24/2011 show is:
20:04 :: Rod Fritz - Green Grass
20:08 :: Alex Final-Vision Quest
20:13 :: The Author - The Title <----really? MP3 ID3 Tag screw up me thinks
20:17 :: Jenni French-Get Down Remix
20:20 :: admin - dreamweaver new mix
20:26 :: LisaBe - Day of the Dead
20:31 :: admin - dreamweaver new mix
20:31 :: caesar cognac - gimme more freestyle
20:35 :: ADRIANA Kaegi-krimial tango
20:39 :: SKySWiM - We Like Snacks
20:44 :: Bon Ton Key Club-Cornerstone
20:47 :: Driven_Madness-Static_Cling
20:49 :: Berto Nastik-Intro terror
20:51 :: András László Weil Fischer diP - Japanese garden
20:55 :: The Amber Herd-Bonfires
21:00 :: Katerina Stamatelos-Stamatelos: Abyss III
21:02 :: SYRYNX - Scaryville
21:07 :: Jane Silence - Ache
21:13 :: Frank Joshua-Bluebell Wood
21:18 :: beatmistresscait-le beat
21:22 :: Cal-Mischief
21:25 :: Alberto Puviani - tango
21:28 :: MasterMataz - Busted By The Law at Breakfast
21:34 :: Alberto Puviani - tango
21:34 :: Sykotyk_Rampage-Drinkin_on_the_weekend
21:39 :: Joe Gande and The Godsend Sessions - Just Because
21:43 :: VIVEYNNE - Setting Fire to Juliet
21:48 :: Gasserpe - Pulsar
21:53 :: Jim Robson - Agree To Disagree
21:58 :: MikeWhitePresents - Greetings From The Night
22:05 :: Glen the Freq Thomas-Glen Thomas - One Finger Groove
22:12 :: SYRYNX - Creatures of Habit
22:17 :: Sillken - Adios Barcelona Adios-1
22:21 :: The Ducks-HIGH ON GHANDI with STEVEN DOES
22:27 :: Glen the Freq Thomas-Glen Thomas - The Drones
22:32 :: Alphanaut - Her Eleven Eyes
22:37 :: lisabe-I_Lost_Myself
22:42 :: Sykotyk_Rampage-Credit_Card_Blues

Monday, October 24, 2011

Add Blackberry Admin user - trickier than it should be

I wanted to add a Blackberry admin user in the version web gui but it didn't go as well as planned.   The fields to fill in aren't as intuitive as I thought.  It is confusing to know which field is for your new admin user you are adding and which ones are for your actual BES admin user

The documentation isn't too helpful either with meek suggestions as "...In the appropriate fields, type the name and authentication information for the administrator..." 

After trying too many combinations than should be necessary and, getting the following error - "The specified account is already assigned." way too many times.    I eventually figured it out.

The two User Name fields are not described very well and their location leads one to put the wrong value than one would think.

Display Name: is the name of the new admin user you are creating - use anything you want here

Authentication Type:  I used active directory

User name:  The BES admin username - NOT the user you are creating

Password:  The password for your new admin user
Confirm Password:  again, the password for your new admin user

User Name: The username for your new admin user NOT the BES admin user
Administrator Password:  Your BES Admin password

Here's the form filled in with descriptive values.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A bit of a party

Paul Steele's done it again. He's put together another Twitter Sing-up karaoke collection. Number 19 is available on his web site. This one is a little different with the participants from all over getting out from behind the desk/webcam. Check it out and be sure to check out all the other Twitter Singups There's probably some of your favourite songs done well and not-so-well - all in the name of FUN!

Do peruse his main site http://www.baldhiker.com/ for some truly jaw-dropping photos and blogs from the places he visits. This guy really gets around!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Flexibility of Maths

In the latest OPSEU bargaining bulletin #9 OPSEU indicates the increase would be 3.25% however it is painting the most negative picture possible. Mathematically, one needs to consider _all_ the increases. You just can't add up the increases in year 2 and 3 and say it's only 3.25 over three years. Well, you can, and that's what you'll get but it's not very accurate.

The increase would be more like 4.78%, or if you want to use a bleaker and somewhat false number then 3.28%, but not 3.25% as the bulletin states.

For example:

Using a ten dollar hourly wage, times 70 hours times 26 weeks = 18,200 per year

Year 1 of a new contract you would not get an hourly wage increase. Instead you would get a lump sum of 1.5 %
or $273 for a yearly income of $18,473 : an increase of $273

In year 2 you would get a 1.5% wage increase. You are now making 10.15 per hour.
times 70 times 26 =18.,473 : an increase of $273

In year 3 you would get a 1.75% wage increase. You are now making 10.327625 per hour.
times 70 times 26 = 18,796.277500 : an increase of 323.2775

Total increase = 869.2775 That, as a percent of your pre-contract yearly income, is a 4.776250% increase over the three years.

Even if you ignore the lump sum, your increase is 596.2775, a 3.276250% increase

Neither is close to 3.25%, at least not mathematically.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Sault College is hosting a free seminar, yes FREE!!!!!!!


  • When: Monday, May 30th
  • Time: 1:00-2:30 PM
  • Where: Sault College Multimedia Center (room B1170)

To register, please contact humanresources@saultcollege.ca

We live on a single living organism called planet Earth. By planetary standards, it is a small world, with only one quarter of its surface poking above a salty sea, frozen poles and spotted with brown deserts. When you think about it, there really isn’t much room for 7 billion humans to live on. Yet according to our current knowledge, there is no other world like it. Of the more than 500 planets found around other stars, and the other seven planets in our own solar system, none of them are suitable to life as we know it. We live in the garden of Eden.

Bio: Bob McDonald has been communicating science internationally through television, radio, print and live presentations for more than 30 years. He is the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, the award-winning science program with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people. He is also a regular reporter for CBC Television’s The National as well as Gemini winning host and writer of the children’s series Head’s Up. McDonald has also hosted Greatest Canadian Invention and the seven-part series Water Under Fire.

As a print journalist, McDonald has authored three science books and contributed to numerous science textbooks, newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, Owl Magazine and many others. His latest book is Measuring the Earth With a Stick, and he has written the introductions to The Quirks & Quarks Question Book, The Guide to Space: 42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe, and Everything as well as Nasty, Brutish and Short, the Quirks Guide to Animal Sex.

Beyond his work in media, McDonald is Chairman of Geospace, an exciting new environmental centre and planetarium for the Toronto Waterfront.

McDonald has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada as the recipient of the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Sir Sanford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute and the McNeil Medal from The Royal Society of Canada. McDonald was also the recipient of a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series.

He has received six honorary Doctorates.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Evolution mail isn't Exchange 2010 ready

After years of using Evolution to access Exchange mail via webDAV sadly it no longer work. MS has dropped the webDAV support in Exchange 2010 and native clients are expected to use MAPI. However the SOAP access methods hold hope for open source projects like Evolution to regain a foot hold in business mail /calendar suites.

For now I've had to resort to using the native MS Outlook client or it's web access cousin. Clearly a de-Evolution in many ways. Gone (or may as well be) are the powerful mail processing, simple access logic and efficiencies that open source tools provide. Outlook's clumsiness and awkward menu structure do not make for a productive, easy to use product.

The inability to:
  • view headers _easily_
  • open and edit 'as new' previously sent messages _easily_
  • Change the layout _easily_
  • utilize multi signatures _easily_
are just a few annoyances that make using Outlook frustrating. Thankfully Thunderbird/Seamonkey via IMAP can restore better INBOX management and the Lightning calendar extension with the The Microsoft Data Provider for Thunderbird Lightning restore calendar access.

Not a perfect solution, but certainly a more open and flexible one that ensures a much better work flow.

Now if more SOAP clients would start to appear...