Death To C – Long Live MISRA-C (part 1)

Every once in awhile someone takes notice of the traps and pitfalls in the world’s most popular and powerful programming systems language and ring the alarm bells.  That language would be C. Here’s the latest banter: Death To C (and...

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Wishing Well – Brit n Yank Project

As I mentioned in my last post I'm Going to the ASCAP Expo, and will have some of the latest Brit n Yank songs to get feedback on. "Wishing Well" was entered into a song screening session, which will be reviewed...

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Going to ASCAP Expo

I am on my way to the ASCAP Expo this week.  I figured since I have been going to Computer/Engineering conferences most of my adult life, I should take a break and check the music side of the world of...

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Story in Songs

For a while now I have been preparing to make public a project which is what I can only describe as a Story in Songs. The first project is called Mariner Jones. Each song has a beginning, middle and end, with a lot...

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What does MISRA stand for?

A simple MISRA definition: "stands for best coding standards and practices in C/C++ software engineering". On the great internet of discussion forums, presentations and articles pertaining to C/C++ and embedded systems development, I see oft-repeated misunderstandings about MISRA. Myths if...

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Kelly Presents: Campbell, CA

Check out my new All About Campbell - Neighborhood Profile where you can get current and extensive data on Campbell. Such as Demographics of Campbell Market Trends Schools and search all current Listings

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Wanderbook – 2003

This is a continuance of my "Tablet" stories (pre iPad) when Tablet's (phablets) were not all the rage. I really do plan to, as promised in Wanderbuch to write about a company I co-founded with Therese Swan and my...

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Resume Summary

Clayton Weimer • 20 years Software Engineering - Client-server mobile computing, graphical design, user interfaces, and Obj Oriented development. • 15 years Mobile and Hand-held Computing - User interface expert in hand-held computing. Defined operating environment for tablet computer for mobile...

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Programming in the Large with Ada at GTE

In 1985 after graduating I took on a position as a "Software Engineer" at GTE Government Systems in Mountain View, CA. The physical location is gone now, here it is today (track houses), in the 60's, and around my...

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I Beseech You

Ok, another libertarian (small l) tinged song. Yeah, I have to laugh at alarmists almost as much as I laugh at denialists.  Insert ad hominems in comments below ;-) When the wind blows, blows on me I lean forward I ain't no...

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▶ Arizona Cowboy

My Mom (whom moved west on her own in the late 1950's)...told me when she was a little kid her Dad rode her on her knee singing "You're going to marry an Arizona Cowboy who never rode a horse..."...

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Man On The Run

From the Campbell Kitchen Studios...

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Why do your recordings sound like ass? – Cockos Confederated Forums

If you are interested in modern/amateur recording tips, and have got the basics down, this may be the best forum thread you'll  ever read: Why do your recordings sound like ass? - Cockos Confederated Forums.

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Tablets and Samsung

One reason why I am asked to testify and play expert witness a lot lately is because I have a deep memory and deep shed, of all things that were long forgotten from an era that should have been known as...

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A blog for my Mom

http://margaretroseweimer.wordpress.com/ Update: I wrote a song about her... The words below, well, "death sings" comes from the memory of  a Dr Seth and a Dr. Singh, enough said. Those words in quotes is her answering back (see , "My Dad's Wallet").

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Billy

Floating strands of memories bottled up into a song. Starts out sweet but then...(one of my libertarian-tinged songs): Billy Again my mind's thinking about old times When I was just a boy Chasing dimes, making rhymes, The river was my toy I...

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I Am a Walking Office (1993)

It's cool all the old USENET stuff is available and searchable via Google Groups.  For you non-techies and young ones, these discussion newsgroups WAS the social internet ,  well before the Web ( as we know it) was announced (on a newsgroup, BTW)....

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Does EO-440/PenPoint (1992) = Apple iPad (2010)?

Someone on the GO/EO Alumni group I am on asked: "Does EO-440/PenPoint (1992) = Apple iPad (2010)?" Here's the best answer... ----- Absolutely. I could go on and on why the GO/EO machines (eventually known as the Personal Communicator) didn't make it back then...

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You’ve Been Here Before Alice – Don’t You Remember?

I just saw Alice in Wonderland, in 3-d Imax and all its glory.  I liked it a lot.   I was grateful it was not the same old story.  My daughter liked it, my wife liked it, my 18...

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Wanderbuch

Around 1999, I was sitting in the jacuzzi and came  up with the name "Wanderbook" for a new company I was envisioning.  More about that later. The interesting thing is a "Wanderbook" is an actual term (translated) used long ago in Europe. A...

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Apple iPad Will Fail in a Late, Defensive Move: according to YADA

Do the pundits go from a YADA template?  Are they really set deep in retardation, or do they just write for the opposite effect? I can't pick from all the brainless articles that have been going around since the iPad...

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Style over Substance vs. Substance and Style (Newton, iPad & EO)

Apple has always been hip and cool with their ads, ad nauseam some would say.   I can take it when there is truthful substance behind them, I can't when its pure sugar water.   Apple to me was...

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Yet Another Apple Tablet Rumor – only this time…

it was 1993...

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It won’t be an “iTablet”, because size will not matter.

Apple's pending iTablet confirmed? Apple fans had a collective “I knew it!” moment yesterday as news trickled out that New York Times executive editor Bill Keller referred to an “impending Apple slate.” Wow.  All they guy said was: “We need to figure...

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No News is News – Tablets, Beatles and Glitches

Sometimes I will do a Google on "Apple" and click on news...just to see, well, just to see what's new. I do believe in the adage "no news is good news", so when there is no news and all we...

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OFF TO MARITIME ACADEMY

This week Michael goes off to college at Cal Maritime Academy, where someone else can marvel at cooking breakfast for him. I think he will major in fighting pirates or something like that, they have among the highest...

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manonrun

My answer to Lauper’s “Girls Just wanna have fun” which I played over and over last year but couldn’t get into (the fun part that is). Back in the day there was a sports bar called “Coaches” in Campbell (still...

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Top 7 Reasons Why An “iPad” Makes Sense

The rumors are starting to make a little sense now.  Re-energized by a Border's Books survey for readers preferences, someone noted an Apple iPAD as an option.  It makes sense that Apple would be working very closely with bookstores...

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Back To The Future or Return Of The Jedi?

Sometimes I just can't figure out which movie metaphor to use, in this case I will use them both. I came across a post the other week in my old files, from sometime during my days when I was looking...

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Trickery is an Art – Microsoft says Office for Mac will have Outlook

Trickery is an Art. Microsoft's Marketing Stunt Goes Viral... Hmmm, and then there is this: Microsoft says Office for Mac will have Outlook REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will include Outlook, a popular e-mail and calendar program that's ubiquitous on...

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Kelly’s iPhone

Kelly’s 3GS iPhone is a hit with her, she is making lots of vids and movies. I am still try to get her to post the vids and photos on mobileme, but she’d rather email it...oh well, but...

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There ain’t gonna be an Apple “Tablet”, this is what it will be…

I have been thinking about telling the full story of the stylus-driven computer devices, especially what happened during the 1990's - where from my unique point of view a full chapter of history on this technology has been forgotten,...

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California Pacific Conference

All Conference Player Commits to Keelhaulers Mon, Apr 27, 2009 – Cal Maritime head men’s basketball coach Bryan Rooney has announced the signing of Foothill College forward Michael Weimer.  Michael recently finished an outstanding career at Foothill where he...

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Tablets and Top Ten Lists

A lot of new and interesting things for developer's has been announced at the Apple developers conference, yet I was struck by this article from PC World: WWDC No Shows: 10 Things We Wanted From Apple and Didn't Get. What was...

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$99 iPhone Kills Palm Pre Chances

Forget the entry levl smart phone market.  Apple will own this too.  This pricing probably just killed the Palm Pre and the company I am afraid.  There are many reasons for this, the web only platform (yet to be...

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Google Bets Big on HTML 5: News from Google I/O – O’Reilly Radar

Interesting stuff going on at Google, the the "Wave" et al... Google Bets Big on HTML 5: News from Google I/O - O'Reilly Radar. I understand the point of an emerging web application platform and web apps can do what many...

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SEO – What it means, really…

In case you are wondering, SEO stands for Snake Engine Oil, ,,,just kidding, but close, its stands for "Search Engineer Optimization" So when you get email ads (i.e. SPAM) or phone calls asking you about whether you want to improve...

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Pixel Qi – Home

I am certain Apple's response to this "Netbook" era will be more of a new platform, not just a big iPhone, or little Mac.  The phone metaphor for a pad size device won't work, but it probably will use...

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The Next Cocoa Touch Platform…

will be a Personal Communicator, as envisioned in 1993...notice the expandable screen. [edit, 2015: ok, well the expandable screen is still not here, here's a another video from the past on the EO, followed by another AT&T backed flipped...

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Wander-Buch

A little history: A Wander-Buch is a work record for a journeyman. A journeyman must first complete an apprenticeship as they went from Master to Master to learn their trade. It was a record the journeyman could use along with...

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electronic briefcase (for tablets) — 1998

I wrote this document a decade ago.  It was based on many years of work and many many dollars of investment.  Yes, some will recognize it as looking a lot like PenPoint.  Yes, this was all based on GO...

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iPhone 3.0 comparisons by THEY

I don't even want to link to the analysts on this subject...about how the iPhone's features compare to other smartphone OS's such as android,  Palms (Pam Pre) and the blackberry's...Multitasking seems to be the biggest lacking feature on their...

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Very Open Mic

Just a reminder about VeryOpenMic.com , a google group site that I founded and manage.  Sign up or keep visiting it to stay in tune with the open mic and jams goings on in the south bay.

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Troubleshooting

My neighbor called me in the morning, and ask if I had time to look at a problem.   Her Compaq, Windows XP machine wouldn't boot.   Said something like "Sorry for the inconvenience, but Windows must reboot" on and on...

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If you don’t like…

If you don’t like Pirates, real ones, sea songs old Irish ditties and shanties the Beatles ramones B-52s Bob Dylan Rambling Jack AND if you like most of Hip Hop and Rap Disco American Idol winners Barry Manilow you won’t like me songs

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Westmont Struggling

Due to injuries and suspensions Westmont has been struggling during the league season. James has been outstanding though, and hopefully the warriors can get a seed in the playoffs. They have to win a few more games...

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Searching For “Best” Doctors

My wife suggested to a friend that she talk to me about finding a good doctor, researching the best/worst etc.  Why me?  I ain’t no Doctor.  I don’t even play one on TV. Well, I have a pretty good track...

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A Consumer’s Guide to Apple Rumors | Technologizer

More on THEY. The thing is, this article will not get copied, plagiarized, regurgitized across the netsphere as truth (like the current trash $99 iPhones, and "Apple bans facebook" mumbles that are going around) : via A Consumer’s...

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18 Points in beating Monterey

Forwards Terence Pellum and Michael Weimer scored 18 points each to lead Foothill to a 70-66 win at Monterey Peninsula Friday night. ...http://www.losaltosonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16520&Itemid=54

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ObamaMan

This is to the tune of Charlie Rich’s “Mohair Sam”. , the song that Elvis was playing on a bass in front of a TV when the Beatles came by to meet him. So I was just playing around,...

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Owls off to strong start

Shannan Rosenberg, basketball coach of the Foothill Owl's, is not a coach obsessed with records and rankings. Sure, he would like his Foothill College men’s basketball team to win more games than it loses and even make the playoffs. But...

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“iphone will fail” – Google Search

I always enjoy naysayers being wrong, the ones that is, that said it with such conviction.  The interesting thing about the latest bigtime  success story, the Apple iPhone, is that it was launched during a time where naysayers really...

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“The Death Of The Personal Computer”???

Ha, won't happen, but it is the beginning of the end of its growth,  or maybe the beginning of its decline (something that should have long ago happened but for...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr7U7sjlpEM&t=0m50s

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Stage Fright Pills

One of this suggestions I heard for people who suffer stage-fright is to take atenolol or some other beta blocker (normally used for high blood pressure). So, a few years ago, when I had stage fright (actually I was more...

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Foothill Bracket Here

Foothill’s first game will be Friday 6PMvs Merrit.http://jcscores.com/basketball/brackets/eight_team_view.asp?Tour_RecId=524

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Global SMS

On this blog I am going to talk a lot about Short Messaging and how my favorite sales people use newer and newer solutions based on it.   But first I want to discuss some background, and past work...

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Apples in Real Estate

According to a NAR Tech survey report Mac OSX was being used by on;y by 4% of the total Realtor workforce in 2007.  Surely that number has increased in 2008, and surely that number is greater in the Bay...

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Hello from my iPhone

Hello from my Iphone

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OCarina?

Ok, I might be getting out of hand, but I think the touch platform by Apple is going to rule the world.  Because even the most obscure ideas, are so dang cool. Not the iPhone is an instrument Ocarina and dang...

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Estimating Apple iPhone App Sales So Far: $50-$100 Million

From Silicon Alley_insider Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch customers have downloaded some 300 million software apps since Apple started selling them in July. We estimate that Apple has booked $50 million to $100 million in revenue so from those...

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Monterey Classic

Foothill beat Hartnell by 2 yesterday in a very ugly game…nuff said. Here is the bracket so far…however the times apparently have been switched for 2nd round: Foothill plays at 7pm instead of 5 as posted. Otherwise if Foothill wins today...

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Foothill basketball team wins Shasta Tourney (2008/09)

This is a late report, but just wanted to mention Foothill won the Shasta tourney!! They finished by beating Shasta and then upsetting Yuba.  All were tight games, I’ll try to get in some highlights from videos I got...

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Real Estate Technology

Here are some links for Real Estate technology. I'll have my opinions about these sites and their usefulness to "the rest us" (i.e. non PC people) but for now I just want to log them. http://activerain.com/groups/techstuff http://www.techforagents.com/

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Belief and Illusions

This is not an animated gif, trust me..what you seen is not to be believed. If you really focus, I mean just keep a steady eye, zeroed in on something...a dot or whatever, you'll notice the illusion stops.  As...

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The “They” crisis

If you follow a gasbuddy.com…you’ll see this: Remember "they" said soon it would be 7$ a gallon? I like how Wired uses NY Times for its expert analysis....ha ha but the picture is funny. Now "they" are all saying the...

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#9 Save It For Monday

More stuff from the old PC, wrote this in the summer of 2006 at Del Mar.  Wanted it to sound like Johnny Cash but I missed the mark, oh well…Play “Save It For Monday” – 3.8 MB Save It For...

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Mobilepoint (e-case)

While digging in the shed I found some video and an old website from 1998, explaining Mobilepoint, which was a startup company founded by a very energetic guy named Tim Titus, where I served as VP Of Software...

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Apple is the Superior Host Development Platform

I just read Why developers prefer Macs and you should to, that is if you are one of those that keep asking me why I am so into Macs these days. Of course, the article's headline is like a...

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Apple Certified Support Professional

yes I am.

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All-Tourney

Although its been a tough start for the 2-4 Owls, Michael did get all-tourney last night at the Alameda tournament, scoring 20 pts in a win over Marin college. Next up: Shasta Tournament in Redding...heres the bracket (Foothill’s...

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Itunes Confused on Play Time

I don't know if anyone else has this problem, couldn't find it on google.  But sometimes when I import files, after converting from flv to mp3, (say from youtube) itunes gets confused on the stop time.  For a  2...

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Selling Apples

  Well, the media is all gloom and doom, and it is even hitting the Apple sellers...er, I mean Apple.  Yeah, here is a company that has increased its profit and market share by unbelievable amounts, major cash on hand, (yeah, forget...

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Michael & Kelly’s Trip to England

Mary had a wedding, so Kelly and Michael went to visit Picture album here

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Uploading Youtube Copyright issues

Uploading to youtube these days is pretty easy using Cyberlink's Powerdirector on a PC, or iMovie on a Mac.  They both have youtube options for automatic production and upload.  I have been having trouble with one video...

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Political Emails

So I have been getting political emails from friends lately…mostly forwarded to me and a list of others, which were forwarded by their friends and etc. I am not publicly political, I don’t try to sway people other...

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Two Brits and a Yank

Thanks to Kent Sandvik for the photos.  I had great fun, its too bad all three of us are so busy (with day jobs), I could do this forever. I lobbied for our band to be called “The 680’s” because...

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Marshmellow Moons by James Weimer

Here a 9 year James shows great promise as an advertisement whiz. Jan, 2000 - his assignment was to make a commercial here it is with Michael co-starring. He first had to write the script, I found the...

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MagicBubble

It was 2001, and I had this vision.  Ha ha, well, based on on some technology we were developing at Deskin Research Group,  a group of brilliant satellite, communications and signal processing engineers (among many other things). I had no...

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Analysts eat Shorts, but in the Long run they don’t matter.

Once again I am watching analysts “underwhelmed” by a company that has taken another step towards overwhelming the consumer market and owning a platform of the future that could potentially be the greatest in consumer product history. Apple’s “Let’s Rock”...

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Celtic Music Alive and Well

>> Celtic music sessions are Tuesday evenings at CB Hannegan’s Restaurant in Los >> Gatos. They use to be at the old Kings Head in Downtown Campbell, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Dell-Saloon/111739085513735 Grand Dell Saloon If you like Celtic ditties,...

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Kings Head – RIP

The Kings Head is no longer, now it is called the TheSpot.  A DJ hip Hop (AKA disco), no more live music.  Sad, If you remember this place used to be Smokey Mountains, and a part of a live...

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Shades of Grey

A politcal-not song. Spelling depends whether I am in the U.K. or not.  I'm just...

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Michael B-Ball Hi-Lites up to 2007

Michael Hi-Lites up to 2007

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