Episode 93 “Cookies and Milk”

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by puckertime

Frequent guest host Mike joins Sto Sr in the studio for some good old fashioned story telling.

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Thanks for listening


Hard drive failure (and recovery)

Posted in Techie stuff with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by puckertime

Anyone who has been using computers for more than a few years is all too familiar with the sinking feeling you get when you realize that you have inadvertantly formatted the wrong hard drive.  I myself did this not long ago (Extrnal drive users beware!!) by accidentally deleting the partition table of my primary storage drive (an external USB HD).  I thought all was lost.  I have experimented with dozens of pieces of freeware and shareware to try and recover the data on an accidentally erased drive and have never had any success – until now!

Testdisk available here is a small but powerful partition recovery tool that I found not only easy to use – but extremely effective.  It is available for Windows (DOS – Vista), Linux (i386, Kernels 2.x4 and 2.6x SRPM), Mac OSX and OS2.

All my photos, music, applications etc… were recovered in the same directory structure that they were in before I brain farted them out of existence.

If you have the need to use this too – please donate to the authors.

Sto Sr

For those about to ROCK…

Posted in Music with tags , , , on December 1, 2008 by puckertime

Brian Johnson

Thanks to my buddy EJ (Music editor for the News Tribune), I was able to check out AC/DC in their first Tacoma appearance in 7 years.  Promoting their newest release “Black Ice”.

The show was everything you would expect, and I was fortunate to have a real birds eye view of the event.  I got to sit in the press box for the whole show.  The tickets they gave us were in the eighth row – but the way the stage was set up – I was better off in the box.  They played all of the songs I went to hear and kept the new songs (ie songs I didn’t know) to a minimum.  Opening act “The Answer” just plain old sucked. They looked like a parody of a rock band with cliche moves and manufactured excitement as well as the worst sound I have ever heard at a concert.

Here is the set list (Courtesy of EJ – he also gets credit for the picture…sadly I couldn’t go to the photo pit with him)

Rock N’ Roll Train
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Big Jack
Dirt Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Black Ice
The Jack
Hell’s Bells
Shoot to Thrill
War Machine
Anything Goes
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock

Highway to Hell
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

Sto Sr as a young buck

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2008 by puckertime

Here are some pretty embarrassing photos of the elder statesman of the puckertime show as a young whippersnapper.

Steelers – Skins injury reports for week 9

Posted in Steelers with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by puckertime

Couple of notables here.  Willie Parker full participation in practice – good to hear, also saw that Aaron Smith did not participate in practice, but it is not injury related.  Anyone know what thats about?  The Skins have their own injury woes with both Santana Moss and Clinton Portis not practicing this week.

Go Black and Gold!!

Pittsburgh Steelers at  Washington Redskins
Name Position Injury Practice Status Game Status
Ryan Clark S Shoulder Did Not Participate In Practice
Keyaron Fox LB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice
Casey Hampton DT Toe Did Not Participate In Practice
Bryant McFadden CB Forearm Did Not Participate In Practice
Marvel Smith T Back Did Not Participate In Practice
Aaron Smith DE Not Injury Related Did Not Participate In Practice
LaMarr Woodley LB Calf Did Not Participate In Practice
Willie Parker RB Knee Full Participation in Practice
Ben Roethlisberger QB Right Shoulder Full Participation in Practice
Malcolm Kelly WR Knee Did Not Participate In Practice
Santana Moss WR Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice
Clinton Portis RB Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice
Shawn Springs CB Calf Did Not Participate In Practice
Lorenzo Alexander DT Toe Full Participation in Practice
Rock Cartwright RB Knee Full Participation in Practice
Cornelius Griffin DT Shoulder Full Participation in Practice
Chris Horton S Ankle Full Participation in Practice
Pete Kendall G Knee Full Participation in Practice
LaRon Landry S Hamstring Full Participation in Practice
Chris Samuels T Knee Full Participation in Practice
Fred Smoot CB Groin Full Participation in Practice
Marcus Washington LB Hip Full Participation in Practice
Carlos Rogers CB Calf Limited Participation in Practice
Ladell Betts RB Knee Out (Definitely Will Not Play)
Jason Taylor DE Calf Out (Definitely Will Not Play)

Episode 90 is up

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2008 by puckertime

Check out episode 90 (or all of our episodes for that matter) at the bottom right of the page.  This episode we discuss another great show ShoulIdrinkthat.com | Juniors wheels fall off | Lessons from the Bar | The Steelers | The Comedy of Jim Gaffigan | and a late night snippet that was too embarrassing to stand on its own.


Fooled job seekers stuck with face tattoos

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 28, 2008 by puckertime

God Bless the Third World

The pair had their faces permanently inked after village chief Sawiyono told them he had received a text message from a government official offering them work as Jakarta intelligence officers.

The official, who said it was a job requirement to have their faces tattooed with dragons, was later discovered to be a hoaxer — but not before Nanang, 30, and Bambang, 40, had already undergone the painful and disfiguring procedure.

The three men believe the anonymous trickster was a kind of “mystic”, as they didn’t feel in control of their actions when following his strange instructions.

“I was half conscious when the shop owner tattooed my face, and didn’t think it was a con,” victim Bambang said.

“I just realized it was a con on Friday night. I was shocked and I cried.”

A horrified Sawiyono realised he had been tricked when double-checking the bizarre request with a legitimate government representative.

“I am fully responsible for the mistake and I will do my best to help the men remove their tattoos,” Sawiyono was quoted as saying.

“I don’t know why I believe that person.

“I feel half conscious when I follow the man’s instructions.”

Indonesian police say that the tattoo incident was the third hoax of its kind to have been pulled recently.

The men have filed a police report and are being treated in a local hospital.

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