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Mandatory post whether I needed to or not.

February 11, 2012

Stupid iPod doesn’t have a period on the normal text keyboard So to use a period on my post I have to click to another alternate keyboard In protest I’m not using periods in the post

Now to useful info I need to work out a way to allow someone to post and delete items from a blog via an iPhone I’d love to use wordpress for this but I don’t think it likes being an add on and not the primary site software

I’ve seen people doing it in iframes but it seems to be a real hack to get it there Then you may have problems when you try to update the software and it tries to unhack everything

For the record I don’t use an iphone this iPod is the only Apple device I own and its primary use is iPhone browser simulation



For the record

May 25, 2011

Brandon is a creepy stalker. That is all.

Thank you and goodnight.

The gross indecancy of what a world we live in.

January 23, 2011

You see people on the news, on the street, in your family reunions that share one thing in common; Their medioric rise is often on the back of another loving person who will never regain use of that back, that they will continue to find backs and shirts to ride up on, and then they are the ones who take a hand up to do greatness.

I’m back in a position where I don’t know if my role in this world is good or bad. It’s again, different. When I try to do things like people before me I find myself lacking execution or timing, or luck. The result is I “look” like a “next big thing person”. When in all reality I am so conservative and against those schemes I cannot fathom how one would look upon me with such disdain.

My wife assures me that I won’t go real hungry, my education says I won’t go bored, and the government says I won’t go un sheltered. Currently none of that is remotely likely. But, I am the person that see a few steps ahead of the game and I play for that move to check mate rather than for a chance to capture a pawn. Pawns are nice and all, but not a living or career.

Now I have my car audio company. It’s a phenomenal place where we build simple functional products that last. It may be my next full course or not. We need customers that have seen, met, or heard us to go to their high end dealers and ask for us. You tell us who should carry our product and where you and your friends will buy product. That relationship can resolve itself on its own. We just need YOU to want it.

FYI CES was killer. A bit short on actual contracts, but lots of good potentials, several spies we rooted out and showed them the good times anyway, and a ton of people that have press presence enough to get our name out there. I know of two marketing meetings where we were in the center of the discussion the next day.

Mmmmm Yahhh. Doing my job!

You know how this works

November 29, 2010

I work forever and never get to updating this. Who doesn’t? We have 5 ¼” component sets, 6 ½” component sets, 8” component sets, 8” and 10” subs.

What you don’t know is we are waiting on proto boards to come back for building some full bore prototype 150W X 2 full range class AB amps. They’ll be between 9 and 12 inches long. I “think” they are actually 9 3/8” long. is still the old site but you can get info on old stuff for now.

Wordpress for Blackberry?

September 8, 2010

I guess you can’t use the WordPress for Blackberry application without GPS being enabled. It may be the “gub’mnt is gonna get me” person inside me screaming here. I don’t think I like the idea of my posts having GPS data attached to them. After what Adam Savage had happen I think I’ll avoid geotagging type stuff. Read: iPhones geotag your pics and the meta data gets shared WITH the picture. Hello, world. Look at my new car in my driveway of my house!

More crap from Microsoft. To keep our partner status (again) we have to get some new certs and update some old ones. Apparently I have to start down one of the server cert paths. Shit, I did the XP cert just as a temp fix and I’m suckered into more certs. <6 months after passing the XP test it is obsolete. Yay!

Question of the week: What do I replace my Blackberry 8330 with? I’m leaning to an HTC Desire since I use US Cellular. I’m still deciding on the whole “is Google dangerous” question. Android looks pretty pimp so far.

They call me “Big Stig”. My skinny British cousin is a daft wanker.

September 1, 2010

Seriously? Ben Collins had to make a big deal out of being the Stig so he could pay for his special shoes. He hasn’t ruined the mystique of the Stig but has made himself look like a tool.

On better news we have a growing list of dealers. Once I read the newest signed contracts I’ll get their names and addresses up on the dealers page.

Final thought of the night: Surviving the Cut on the Discovery Channel is a must see. Whiney liberal activist types that disrespect our military should be made to watch what hell these heros endure just to become the low man on the totem pole. Stop and clap when you see them in airports, buy them lunch at McDonalds, give them your reverence. These men trade their blood for your right to disrespect them.

Blues website is up

July 4, 2010

It’s still crude but it covers what you need to know. We have product, pricing, specs, contact info, etc on there. This stuff is incredibly life like. Haters running their mouths about how we are too cocky trying to box in the same ring with big names; bring it bitchs! Of our main competition I only respect the work of one. Their 3 way sounds like our two way but it costs several hundred more and doesn’t have the solid low end we have. I won’t mention their name, but will say I’d be proud to know we were actually in competition with a legendary name such as them.

Price isn’t our competition, sound quality is. We’ve cleaned house at every competition this year. I’m waiting on a few details to put on the site still. But, I think we had four first place and two second place finishes at Scrapin the Coast. SQ competitors watch your backs. We’re coming for your trophies.

Dealers: You want in on this you contact Ray Rayfield. He’ll get you setup as a dealer (again).

Steve Carnahan

Blues Car Audio / Linear Power, Inc.

A day spent blowing up stuff

July 4, 2010

It’s a yearly tradition that my wife and I attend (and help host) a fireworks display at a friends RV park for July 4th. This year we kinda ended up with other plans. So we went down a day early. I got some tools back I needed this week, they set off some small stuff, I got to shoot my new Remington 870 Express shotgun. It’s a win/win type thing.

Lets say this: Short barreled home defense shotgun with a synthetic stock firing 12 awg #4 kicks like a donkey. My shoulder will be sore. Unfortunately I found out the gun needs a good deburring and fitting in some places. Cheap Winchester ammo actually jammed the action by expanding in the barrel and preventing the breach block from coming out of lockup. The big picture problem is the ammo, not the burrs we found. I’ll debur everything further and blue it. But cheap ammo just won’t suffice.

Thus is gun ownership I guess. Great fun to shoot either way.

Oh yeah, MS stuff…..

April 13, 2010

I passed the Microsoft MCP test first try. 800 is good enough to pass and I’ll take it. Store got it’s MS Partner status renewed and we’re on down the road. Yay, that was lame.

Website almost up

April 13, 2010

Like it’s not up already. I have a webserver here in the office but I’m just too lazy to change my habits of using my public webserver for development. Oh well, the main page has a funky url so it will avoid most people looking till I’m ready.

We put the new 6.5” woofers in my Z with the prototype crossovers and a set of tweeters. The car has a realism you do not find in car audio anymore. It will still need a sub for my personal preference. But I’ll probably put a single 8 ohm 8” woofer in ~1ft^3. It doesn’t need much to be incredibly musical.

At this point I need to do some more work to get the soundstage right. It is nice, but not impressive yet. Friend is sending me a mint set of A pillar covers *cough* that I will hack up and glass over *cough*. Shame, but it’s what has to be done.

For anyone that cares; 6.5” component set in doors and A pillars, stock Pioneer dvd head unit, and a modified Linear Power 2202. The sub will probably get driven off a LP952 since I have three modified units on this desk. J Small guys that think they are 9’ tall.