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The Blare Blog
Temporary Lodging at the Center of the Bla Bla Galaxy
Mon. Feb. 24, 2020 11:25 AM CST
uncertain when the kdxradio.com website will be restored to its former
glory, we'll blog from this make-shift frame here in the
MultiPurpose Hallway of the Internet Building, home of Worldround
Radio. It has now been 1-week and a-day since the mighty web server
conked, recovery going slowly because some of us can't be rushed and
take our good old time. It's also true that we've had no previous
experience rebuilding something like this and have been absorbed
consulting with a pool of professionals who're provided valuable
assistance. It's raining today as we head out for business, and
upon returning maybe we'll recall some of the experience over the
past several days.
Mon. Feb. 24, 2020 8:12 PM CST
Internet Server that failed, putting us out of cyber existence, had
been faithfully operational for about 10-years, and there's the
likelihood we'll find a cure to return it to service. But first we have
everything working from a newer server, bringing us back to the
network. Now that we're present and radio programs again stream from
KDX-OGG the time came to un-install the large black (broken) server-box
can evaluate its condition and perhaps retrieve any valuable contents
from its hard-drives. We'd like to blast the inner workings with
compressed air to remove all the dust, but it's raining with dropping
temperatures and that kind of aggressive cleaning is an outdoor job, so
we'll be stuck for awhile dabbing at the dirt to minimize it without
puffing it airborne indoors.
Isn't it exciting to be included in
our repair process? We've always combined working hours with
socializing. At the radio and TV stations we'd typically brings lady
friends to the job and held conversations except when the microphone
was turned on for commercial announcements. I guess this isn't much of
a conversation since I dominate The Blog, but you'd be welcome to speak
if I could only hear you. Let's give it a try... but hold on..
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Mon. Feb. 24, 2020 8:56 PM CST
tourists wander across The Blare Blog and wonder what it's
actually about. We think that J. Hale does a fair
Mon. Feb. 24, 2020 11:29 PM CST
Convincing Case is Made
Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:35 PM CST
KDXradio.com Website & Radio Servers were down for several hours of
maintenance today and are back up as of 6:35 PM CST.
Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:55 PM CST
might wonder, since The Blare Blog and Website are back online, what is
it exactly that remains to be repaired? I can answer that. The broken
server is holding the HTML pages comprising the entire contents of the
lost website on a hard-drive. Better anticipation of possible
futures would have seen backup of those pages to an external device,
but not having done that we've gone mining for that quarantined drive.
The first surgical exploration revealed three extant hard-drives with
no clue as to which one to exhume. The second surgery took us into the
new server only to find that there's no spare hard-drive bay thus no
way to install the drive. Plans B through E were quickly visualized so
we'll be moving forward with those procedures in the winter days
forecast all week and you'll read about it here on The Blare Blog. -
Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Half-inch snow on campus as we report on 2.8 million free images
placed in public domain by The Smithsonian.
Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:40 AM CST
For radio programmers
It doesn't matter whether or not we exist.
Wednesday Feb. 26,
2020 2:15 PM
watch on COVID19
February 26, 2020 6:55 PM CST
More than 3-million vintage
February 26, 2020 7:39 PM CST
There are two times.
Day Time when we are close to home
Night Time when we are infinitely
far away from everything everywhere
Death Symphonies On the Radio At Night
The short poem, Two Times,
is a distillation grown out of a lengthier string of thoughts,
memories, feelings and ideas that flowed through the mind while
standing alongside a cold wall hearing a death symphony on the radio.
The World Premier of Symphony No. 6 by Christopher Rouse was being
performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as heard on KDX
Worldround Radio located in the adjoining room (the radio station - not
For the moment my mind was out the window where cold
dominated the winter night stretching all the way to space present
and retrospective recalling a different night one mile and many years
ago the 500-foot tower blinking red lights as a beacon to all flying
objects the classical music announcing shift done and Susan with
in the snap-shot moment that has no other detail such as how she'd
come to be there or what we did following. Death symphonies travel in
the same air as coldness finding radios flung about sharing with
strangers the ill fate of the composer dead two weeks before this
Premier. As brass instruments entoned I was trying to fit these
impressions into an architecture of words rumaging around in vocabulary
thinking how I could drive to the tower's flashing night lights
this same moment that same mile away only this time Susan wouldn't be
there. Perhaps I should do what Rouse did and speak by orchestra - not
intending to go into competition, but
the pee was done and everything else happened in a warmer part of the
Thursday February 27, 2020 12:40
Randy Rainbow, take it away!
Friday February 28, 2020 2:04 PM CST
Monday we have been under the seeming delusion that this website is
accessible from the internet, but email from Boomer laments the fact
that kdxradio.com is still absent. Lifting the hood and looking at the
gears we spotted a wrong number entered into our blinky router, now
corrected. Maybe now we're reachable on the WWW.
Friday February 28, 2020 7 PM CST
Boomer determines existence of
Hi Carl, been
wanting to get to this letter all day..
I'm getting the
transmission, the signal for the HTML portion of the website is coming
in, a temporary page at Abyss that you have put together with several
blog posts on it. It loaded immediately.
don't show up because DNS records need to be updated to the new IP
address, another source of delay on a new website.
I still like
Windows XP myself, I'm using it to write this letter. It's still a
favorite operating system. While you were on Amiga, I started with
Windows 98 and 95.
In any case,
very good, it's working!
Thanks to Boomer for providing
feedback from out in the world.
our work to recover the web pages from the broken server is happening
slowly because other projects arise, but of course we will persist.
Saturday February 29, 2020 9:53 AM
Science Denier in Charge of COVID19
Mike On the Job
Saturday February 29, 2020 1:20 PM
expression "Part 15" refers not only to a particular section of the FCC
Rules & Regulations but also a sophisticated hobby of low power
broadcasters who build transmitter / antenna systems and often operate
micro-radio stations. In fact "part 15" as a hobby is practiced around
the world even though stemming from federal rules in the United States.
A small number of forums exist as gathering platforms for enthusiasts,
but suffer from a peculiar sociological blight which divides the hobby
into two groups who shun each other. We see it as the authoritarians
vs. the creatives, no doubt reflecting a malaise found throughout the
population. The authoritarians practice control in place of creativity
and establish rules designed to belittle the creative types through
stern moderation of the forums, debunking technical and programming
pursuits with haughty censorship culminating in deletion for being
"off topic." In each case we've seen the authority figures also happen
to be white nationalists set on tamping progressive thought and prepared to eliminate others
based on mindless "end justifies the means" anti-intellectualism.
Saturday February 29, 2020 7:25 PM
Another Night Like Wednesday
A few entries back we posted Death Symphonies On the Radio at Night
as a reaction to the World Premier performance of Symphony No. 6 by
Christopher Rouse. In describing the work on APM's Symphony Cast,
narrator Julie Amacher noted that Rouse consciously based the music on
the same pattern as Mahler's 9th, with unsteady tempo in the first
movement signifying faltering health followed by a rapid 2nd movement
and moderate 3rd movement where Rouse ends with a single strike of a
deep gong. Nights later it occurred to me that Mahler had done a 4th
movement in his 9th portraying resignation to death's inevitability.
This brought me to the idea that by omitting a 4th movement in his
symphony Rouse was refusing to resign voluntarily.
Symphony No. 6