A silly little blog for me to drop the excrement of my mind.
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December 12, 2007 by BlueDev
Systematic Chaos By: Dream Theater Year: 2007
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2007 marked a transition for Dream Theater.  They escaped the confines of their Warner music label over to one of metal's biggest labels, Roadrunner Records (of course, the beautiful irony is that Roadrunner was bought out by Warner in the beginning of 2007, though this all happened after the plan to switch labels).  Would a change in record labels lead to a change in direction for one of progressi...
December 12, 2007 by BlueDev
Just testing Windows Live Writer to see if it will work with a blog group as well as a personal blog.
October 10, 2007 by BlueDev
Yes, yes, I know it isn't even Halloween yet.  But the Holidays are fast approaching and I thought it might be fun to set up a Christmas/Holiday card swap (with enough time for it not to be a burden).

Here is what I was thinking: If you want in drop a comment here, adding your name to the list, then email me (peteyDOTjonesATgmailDOTcom)  an address to which the cards should be mailed (don't want real or email addresses sitting out there for all the world to gather).  I will tak...
August 29, 2007 by BlueDev
So, we know Word 2007 works, Windows Live Writer works, what about BloGTK running on Fiesty Fawn? Let's see the results.
August 26, 2007 by BlueDev
I know Zoomba did a test blog with a similar title, but I couldn't quite tell, did it work?  Island Dog was unsuccessful, so here I am, going to give it a try.
August 20, 2007 by BlueDev
This is incredibly petty of me, but I have to admit, after my last blog that was actually about what has been going on in my life went over like a rock, with only one comment (thanks Maso!!!  You da man!), I have been somewhat sapped of my desire to blog.  It is a silly reason, but I am the first to admit that one of my impetuses for blogging is the comments.  So, being summarily ignored was a bit of a let down.  Oh well, I can't say I have been great about commenting on othe...
February 11, 2007 by BlueDev
The days are like weeks, the weeks are like days.

We used to say that in the mission field all the time.  Some days just crawled past, seeming unterminable.  Yet before we knew it, 4 weeks had passed and it was time for yet another round of transfers.  Lately, it hasn't been any different. 

It isn't really that the days seem to go by so slowly, there just seems to be so much that fills them that it is a wonder they are only 24 hours long.  Get up, exercise, head t...
February 2, 2007 by BlueDev
I understand that with everything going on at Stardock right now, this little old site simply can't be high priority.  But I just thought I would toss this out there as it ends up affecting some of your commercial software (which some of us have probably purchased).

The RSS feeds here at JU are way behind.  We are talking almost a month and a half behind.  So in the end, this makes using BlogNavigator Pro useless in terms of actually reading anything here.  It is a shame, ...
November 5, 2006 by BlueDev
Since I have, sort of, been getting the blogging bug back, I thought it might be worth an update post of sorts. It has been since immediately after the move that I wrote much in general about life, and since we are living it in its full glory, well, here you go.

-The physical aspect of moving the NH went well. The emotional aspect has been more trying. For me, I was able to pretty much adapt instantly. I was thrown, head deep, into my new life as an intern. I spent every day around awesome p...
September 29, 2006 by BlueDev
I try not to hate. It rarely does any good, and generally only hurts the hater. There are some exceptions (my bro, Capt. Underpants, can attest to some of my more vitriolic thoughts) though. Some things and/or people are entirely deserving of hate. Upon them, I wish only the worst. One example comes readily to mind:

Ignorant dill-holes who think they should dispense "medical" advice because they learned how to use a keyboard.

I hate them. I hate what they do. I hate the misinformati...
August 27, 2006 by BlueDev
-Wow, been a while.  I didn't even realize how long it had been.  Bad BlueDev.  Bad!

-The doctor-nurse relationship is one of the most fundamental, wonderfully helpful and potentially damning relationships out there.  Trust me.  It is a fascinating dynamic, one which I intend to explore in a future blog.  I suppose this is the teaser trailer.

-I love being a doctor (in training).  My knowledge is surely lacking in many areas, but I already feel I have lea...
August 7, 2006 by BlueDev
I wish I had a backbone.

If I did, I might actually let a few of the regulars here know what I really think and feel about them.  If I did, I wouldn't try so damn hard to be diplomatic in the way I present things.  In the end, I fear I just come off wishy-washy and weak.

I'm sick of it.

But I still don't know if I have the spine to just let it out, be honest, and name names.  I really, really want to, but am too weak.  Perhaps I can find a spare spine somewhere. ...
August 1, 2006 by BlueDev
Sally wrote an article last week about listing some of your favorites from this site.  I have to admit, I was, and am, truly humbled to read that there were a few people who listed me as either their favorite (thanks bro!) or their "most interesting".

In fact, NickyG prodded a little by pointing out the my blogging seems to come in spurts.  To that, I admit full culpability.  These days, I can attribute a lot of that to my schedule.

But not all.

So, I have decided to give...
July 26, 2006 by BlueDev
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Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3. . .
July 22, 2006 by BlueDev
It is interesting. 

In the past, when my time here was very regular, I had a pretty good finger on the pulse of JU.  I knew who really got along with who, those who hated each other, those who loved to argue but were congenial at the end of the day, etc.

In short, I was pretty well informed when it came to the net soap operas that sprung up from time to time.

Lately, though, that is not really the case.  My diminished time spent here keeps me from reading all that much.&...