regrets?

ok, this is a different post for me..

 

The word regret, usually never passes my lips in normal conversation.

I just don’t think much about regretting things: I may lament mistakes I’ve made, things I wish I’d have done differently perhaps…but  out and out regret? nah

well, maybe except this one comes real close…

 

It all began years ago, when my wife introduced me to the band IONA.
The Irish one, from…Ireland(because there are two out there) and actually, a youtube video of (Ireland’s)IONA pops up several pix in the video, and one is (mistakenly) of the American pan-celtic band IONA.

Well anyway, fast forward to many years later(approx April of 2012): I’m becoming an ever-growing rabid fan of Celtic music, and Celtic fusion in particular, with IONA  foremost among them all..
I caught wind via Facebook, that they were going to tour the states(a fairly rare event), and not only that, but they were soliciting their fan base here to look into potential venues to play at. :O
I knew of a few places that might suit, so I began looking into it, and found myself making contact with their stateside band manager gal, and before I knew it, I’m looking over their sound requirements etc

Ok, all of this sounds great right?
I mean, this would be like, one of those dream comes true scenarios, so to speak.

Enter…anxiety

I found myself becoming anxious about the whole thing.
And before I knew what was happening, I scuttled the entire idea.

I could have met the band, probably hung out with them…these amazing, talented, and Christ-centered musicians…

I could have been sippin a Guinness with Dave Bainbridge!
who knows.. we’ll never know…(they don’t tour anymore)

So what happened exactly?
What made me bail on what could have been a really, really cool adventure, where I meet a world-class group of fellow musicians/believers??

I don’t know…but I know it’s not the first, or last time this anxiety has kept me from doing things.

And it’s maddening.

I look forward to one day, not having this thing like a ball & chain around my anxious neck

 

Covenant Eyes and Firefox Fixed at last!

I had a life-threatening issue…

I couldn’t browse many websites with , while Covenant Eyes was running…

After much knashing of teeth and going all sailor-lingo, here’s the fix from the kind folks at CE:

  1. From the desktop, search for Manage User Certificates.
  2. The Certificate Manager should come up, under Certificates – Current User, expand Trusted Root Certification Authorities and then click on the Certificates folder.
  3. In the panel to the right, right click on the CovenantEyesProxy Certificate and select All Tasks >> Export.
  4. You will be taken into the Certificate Export Wizard. Click the Next button at the bottom.
  5. Select DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER) and click the Next button at the bottom.
  6. At the File to Export screen, tell them to click the Browse… button, select Desktop, and type in CovenantEyesProxy in the File name field.
  7. The file path will be inserted into the wizard with a .cer extension. Click on Next.
  8. The message saying the wizard is complete should come up. Click the Finish button and you should get a message stating the export was a success.
  9. Go to your browser, open settings, advanced settings, and then HTTPS/SSL under managed certificates.
  10. In this window click on the Import… button.
  11. Navigate to the CovenantEyesProxy certificate on the desktop. Select it and click the Open button.
  12. Check the box for Trust this CA to identify web sites and click the OK button.

Faux Order of Knighthood

I have recently discovered that a well constructed, and factually accurate website is a rip off waiting to happen.

I’ve read two reports of people who have been taken in(financially) by the claims of the website.

http://www.imperialteutonicorder.com/index.html

It’s sad to see this happening.

 

craigslist hater

So, I’m wondering why my 1987 Ibanez RG550 in Road Flare Red wasn’t selling..

Granted, it’s far from a perfect specimen…but still it’s an original RG550 and
they’re very much sought after, though admittedly can vary widely on the value fetched.

I got an e-mail out of the blue from a fellow who alerted me to the fact that some other
guy had put up a scathing Craigslist post berating me for thinking I could sell my guitar
with a neck repair having been done on it(at some point in it’s past)…

The guy had never seen the guitar, nor talked to me directly.

Why do people do this?

oy vey

what’s under the kilt

April 24, 1997, Hong Kong — Lance Corporal Lee Wotherspoon of the Black Watch (RHR) lowers the Union Jack as the wind raises his kilt at the daily lowering of the flag at Hong Kong’s Cenotaph prior to the former British Colony being handed over to China on July 1, 1997.

Apparently, he received romantic letters from several women and a few men around the world admiring his attributes — reportedly he was rebuked by his commander only because his sock-tops were not level.

The rule against wearing anything under the kilt was once so strict that until World War II inspections of Black Watch troops included having them step on a mirror. For officers, violating the rule cost the offender a bottle of port. Now the under-the-kilt dress is optional, but options don’t come easily to men who believe in tradition most highland kilted soldiers go regimental.

World War II inspections of Black Watch troops included having them step on a mirror. For officers, violating the rule cost the offender a bottle of port. Now the under-the-kilt dress is optional, but options don’t come easily to men who believe in tradition most highland kilted soldiers go regimental.