"What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today." -William Glasser
Neptune was my CB handle ( Ch. 33 - 27.335 MHz & Ch.19 - 27.185 MHz) back in the 80's in Marshalltown, Iowa
Some of my fav CB radio operators from the 80's in Marshalltown:
Duckman, He used to raise ducks when he was kid on the farm. First time I talked to him he was using a mobile mag mount on a sheet of metal. He later moved up to a Smokey Joe Webber Grill. And his wife was LandLandy I was a groomsman at their wedding. They have 3 kids now and live in Fort Dodge, Ia
BassPro (Thousand Island Base) He would key up and talk for what seemed hours befor he would let off the key. Sometimes he would fall asleep with the mic keyed up! LOL. He was from Green Mountain, IA but later he moved to Marshalltown. He is now a silent key.
The Moon riser (Later Moon Scout) He was into Astronomy, and the Paranormal. I can still hear the Duckman ask him if it's true that the Moon is made out of cheese. lol Moon riser is a silent key.
The Lamp Lighter, He loved to shoot skip on SSB and not always on authorized freq's. :-) Helped him adjust his cubical quad one time. He is a silent key.
Sheba & Thunder, Sheba always had a bottle of pop ready when you went over visit. And if you was a trucker back then she probably helped you to get to where you was going. She was always asking the truckers over for a cup of coffee. Thunder was into growing cactus. I've helped a few times bringing them in before winter started. Thunder may be a silent Key by now.
The Silver Fox (We sure do need them railroads). Went out to eat a few times with him. Think he's a silent Key.
Swap Rat (Hello Hello Hello, is there anybody out there?), He was a Mormon missionary and he used a radio with a back of set antenna. I played chess on and off the air with him. and corresponded via letter with him for along time. Last I knew he had 4 kids.
Mountain Man This guy was into religion. Went over to his house a few times. He had a licensed to have his own church. It was called The Church Of The God Of Non-Violent Thought. He never did tell me if he had any members. Also worked with his wife. When I worked at the dime store in Marshalltown. Was told one time when he got on the CB you could hear him over the PA in the neighborhood grocery store.
Lot's of others: OneWay, Spankey Luck13, TWA, Bad Bob.......
Just How I Feel Inside Most Of The Time.
".... the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long and final scream of despair" --POE
"I may be smiling and laughing on the outside but i'm dying on the inside" -?
"The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do." -Anonymous
From 78 to 88 my life not worth talking about it sucked for the most part.(unemployment,part time jobs, Dropping out of college) In 88 moved from Marshalltown, Ia (my hometown) to Eldora, IA where I found a job working for a plastics company. Work for this place for about 3 years. Then move on to work for a junk mail company for almost five years. And then they closed the department I was working in. Lived in Eldora for about 12 years than moved to Ackley, IA where I had a job as tester & service tech in electronics (I loved working for this place). But after about five year it closed down. Then ended up working for a plastics company in North Central Iowa. But after about five years was let go. Because of political reasons. And now all its been is temp. jobs and unemployment. When I'm given a chance to work I've been doing it. As long as I don't have to climb and they can handle me not being a good speller and dealing with people. Also things have been made harder now because the bank repo my car. So kind of stuck in this little town. Only had about $400.00 left on the car and it had like 207,000 miles on it. (1995). When the bank took it from me.
I'm still single and still love most of the things I liked back in High School. Like music from the 70′s & been getting into Classical Music, electronics, I'm also into scanner listening. Use to do alot of SWLing (Shortwave Listening) but none at all now. (Mostly because the computers around here interfere with the radios). Also in enjoy computers using Linux, I'm a tech class ham radio op. but don't do much of that at all. like watching movies on dvd. But don't care for over the air TV much at all. Also have a very hard time getting enough sleep (guess its from thinking about crap all the time) but do manage to get cat naps. I'm kind of a loner & don't care to much about going places where there are lots of people. But do like people who can make me smile. I suffer a great inner turmoil about the way my life has gone so far. I just don't enjoy doing a lot of the things I use to love. Seem like I got this whats the point attitude about life.
Sometimes we say yes and commit ourselves to doing something that we really don't want or need to be doing. We take it on just to keep other people happy. We really need to be careful in this area and make sure that our mouth is not saying yes when our heart is saying no.
Sci-Fi & Science books (etext), Twitter, Scanner Listening, Stereo Hi-Fi, Listening to music, People who can make me smile, Disco & dance pop music, Electronics
Apple Computer, a lot of hype & overpriced! Immigrants and Illegal Aliens that don't want to adapt to US culture Loud mouth people that for the most part are full of sh*t! Most televangelists and the people that blindly follow them Wal-Mart American products made in Mexico Most country music Credit Cards It don't pay to Discover! Green Belt Bank & Trust of Iowa Falls, EPI in Eldora, Ia Most of the time giving up on myself & hurting inside
The American education system can let young people down. Just like how I got screwed by Marshalltown community school district.
I LOVE LISTENING TO MUSIC!
The setup I'm using now to do most of my Listening is a Technics SL-PG340 CD Player, Ramsey Stereo Headphone Amp. & Sony Stereo Headphone (Someday will upgrade to Sennheiser or Bose Tri-Port phones) This system gives me grate Audio reproduction without having to spend big bucks! (I'm A Poor Boy). Most of this stuff is packed away now because don't know where my life is going.
70′s Rock & Pop
The Moffatts, Joshua Bell, Aaron Carter, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, The All-Amrican Rejects, America, The Archies, Backstreet Boys, Bee Gees, Captain & Tennille, Carpenters, Charlie Rich, Cher, Clay Aiken, The Cowsills, Creed, Dorsey, Elton John, Extreme, The 5th Dimension, The Foundations, Linda Ronstadt, Hanson, Hoobastank, Incubus, Jackson Browne, Jamiroquai, Jigsaw, KC & The Sunshine Band, Neil Sedaka, NSYNC, Pansy Division, The Temptations, Tommy James, Tommy Roe, Will Smith, The Youngbloods, 98 degrees, The Zombies.
My Computer Info:
Lubuntu 12.04 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS code base) Fluxbox WM and LXDE Desktop. It's Ubuntu 12.04 LTS code base will get updates till Apr 2017
eMachines etower series 600Mhz Celeron 384 MB Ram Dual 80 GB hard drives
DVD RAM au8820 sound card.
Processor : Celeron (Coppermine)
Memory : 377MB (274MB used)
Operating System : Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
User Name :
Date/Time : Sun 03 Aug 2014 09:42:37 PM CDT
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Gallium 0.4 on softpipe
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Audio Adapter : au8820 - Aureal Vortex au8820
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B
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Have a 3 day calender in a terminal pop-up when you click the clock on
the panel in JWM (Joe Window Manager)
using Lubuntu, PeppermintOS etc. The default in JWM is to have an analog xclock
pop-up when you click the panel clock.
To change to the to the terminal calender (Using the cal program). This
info assumes you have a copy of jwmrc in your home directory and
renamed it .jwmrc and are using the pcman file manager.
Using pcmanfm set it to view hidden files. Now look for the .jwmrc file
in your home directory. Right click on the file
and open it with leafpad or gedit. Now locate the line containing:
And changed this line to read as:
<Clock format="%I:%M:%S %p">xterm -e "cal -3 ;
This will also changed the panel clock to 12Hr format. If you still
want to keep 24hr change %I to %H and delete the %p. Also delete :%S if
you don't want to see the seconds. Ok, that should do it. now save the
file and closed the text editor. In the JWM pop-up menu click Restart
or log out and log back in. So now when you click on the clock in the
panel a terminal window should come up with a 3 month calendar.
I have an old 600 Mhz machine with 384 Meg of ram. And viewing movies
is not always the best (choppy Video etc). But if you launch mplayer
with out a GUI at the command line. It may eliminate most if not all of
mplayer "name of movie file"
Press f toggle full screen.
You can also assign the video file type to mplayer (for click on file
launching). But you don't want it to launch with the mplayer GUI. If
you need a gui for mplayer try using gnome-mplayer or smplayer. And
Uninstall the mplayer GUI.
This all seems to work great for me.