Monthly Archives: September 2008
Sep 29 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Beckman Auditorium
$30, $25, $20 / $10 youth


“This is a company which creates music from recycled materials, ranging from artillery shells and planks of wood right through to rubber tubes and balloons. The result? Pure magic. The sheer physical energy of the company is extraordinary. This was glorious stuff!”
South Wales Evening Post

Rooted in street performance, jazz, and world music traditions, ScrapArtsMusic excites the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest — and most inventive — reuse of materials on stage today. Fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, ScrapArtsMusic’s one-of-a-kind instruments are as visually striking as their music is sonically riveting.

Audiences from four continents have welcomed this electrifying quintet with unbridled enthusiasm, embracing their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle. Transcending language, culture and age, ScrapArtsMusic offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard. Athleticism, invention, and mind-blowing sound come together in a new live show experience that will leave you breathless!
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ScrapArtsMusic is presented with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada and/or the Canada Council for the Arts.

Season Sponsor: Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union
Media Co-Sponsor: KJAZZ 88.1 FM

Performing Arts Series

Sep 29 2008
Venice Abbot Kinney Festival – SAD but TRUE!
Sep 29 2008
Obama on the Financial Crisis
Sep 29 2008
Financial Crisis Sept 29

Just got this infrom Washington Post:

House Rejects $700B Wall St. Bailout Legislation

In a narrow vote, the House today rejected the most sweeping government intervention into the nation’s financial markets since the Great Depression, refusing to grant the Treasury Department the power to purchase up to $700 billion in the troubled assets that are at the heart of the U.S. financial crisis.

I’ve been hearing several discussions about what is going to happen next, some speculate that the next companies to start failing are credit card financial institutions, and other non-mortgage financial services. The credit crisis is spreading throughout our economy and social infrastructure. It has become a national and international crisis of epic proportions. I believe that this is the tip of the iceberg. That we have only seen the begining. With gold close to $1000 people are running scared with their money, they have no idea where to put it.

Real Estate- NO

Banks – ? still fairly safe, but you need to diversify heavily if you have over 100k, even if you have less you should be very cautious of where you put your money.

CD – ?

Stocks – NO

Gold ? probably not a bad bet these days.

I would venture to say that there is a good chance what is happening with our economy is a form of “financial terrorism” with no one person to blame. Who is behind this mess. There is no one person or institution that you can blame or hold accountable.

Now you hear people talking about how long it is going to take to recover….??? 1 year, 3 years, 4 years. Folks we have not seen the worse of this. I estimate we are in for 5 – 10 years before we see tings turn around. We have hit one of the historical patterns that resembles the depression. What will get our economy out of this? A war? I sure hope not, we are already in one war, and that has done nothing, perhaps prolonged the crisis we are dealing with now.

Last update is the stock market is down over 500 points!

Sep 29 2008
Free Golf Club Giveway

Monthly Free Golf Club Giveway Contest At Hireko Golf – Factory Direct Custom Golf Clubs For Less

Sep 29 2008
Marketplace for Foreclosure Properties: RealtyTrac


RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its August 2008 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions — were reported on 303,879 U.S. properties during the month, a 12 percent increase from the previous month and a 27 percent increase from August 2007. The report also shows one in every 416 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing during the month.
RealtyTrac publishes the largest and most comprehensive national database of foreclosure and bank-owned properties, with over 1.5 million properties from over 2,200 counties across the country, and is the foreclosure data provider to MSN Real Estate, Yahoo! Real Estate and The Wall Street Journal’s Real Estate Journal.
“In August the total number of U.S. properties that received foreclosure filings as well as the national foreclosure rate were both the highest we’ve seen in any month since we began issuing our report in January 2005; however, the annual increase of 27 percent was actually substantially lower than in previous months this year, when it was hovering around 50 to 65 percent,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “The lower annual percentage increase this month is due to a big spike in activity last August — particularly in default activity. Over the past few months we’ve seen annual increases in default activity and auction activity moderating, and that trend continued in August, with default activity up just 10 percent from a year ago and auction activity up 7 percent from a year ago.

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Sep 29 2008
Free iPhone Skin
Sep 29 2008
Bill Heard Enterprises has filed for federal bankruptcy

One of the largest Chevrolet dealers in the US, Bill Heard Enterprises has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, according to a newspaper

Sep 29 2008
"Unmountable Boot Volume" Win XP

“Unmountable Boot Volume” Win XP

Software KB

kb# SW00014
When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads “Unmountable Boot Volume”. This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.

So, what do you do about it, panic and try to mount your boot in your computer…… No that is probably not a good idea.

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type “chkdsk /p” without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type “fixboot” and hit enter
“Y” and enter at the prompt
Then type “exit” and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don’t work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and…
Type “chkdsk /r” then enter
When done type “exit” and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

option 2:
Try BOOTCFG /rebuild

dont use chkdsk/r; just use chkdsk

believe me…it works!

RAYBAY AND ALL, I got it fixed by changing the boot sequence to CD ROM, only, then I rebooted with the OS cd in, went to the recovery console and at C: prompt, inserted, ‘FIXMBR’.

Run these command –
chkdsk c: /r /p
exit (to reboot)

That is it.

Here is what I would do:
– I’d run chkdsk /r and fixboot from an XP disk

If that fails, I’d try the following:
– Slave the drive to another machine
– Use software like Partition Table Doctor and see if partition recovery is a possibility. If it is, I’d then get the data that way.
– I’d then use the manufacturers disk testing software to verify that the drive is in fact dying.

Again, if data recovery is critical, I would not mess around with it too much. I’d bring it somewhere.

Option 1: Use CHKDSK from the Recovery Console

Start the computer with the HP Operating System disc in the CD or DVD drive.
Press any key when prompted to boot from the CD or DVD.
A blue screen will appear and several files will load. This process takes about 30 seconds to complete. You should not have to select anything from the keyboard.
At the blue setup menu, press R to Repair a Windows XP installation.
At the C: prompt, type chkdsk /r . This repair process may take 30 – 60 minutes depending on the size of the hard drive and repairs needed.
After the chkdsk completes, type Exit at the C: prompt.
Windows will restart. Eject the CD or DVD and it should continue normally.

Option 2: Re-install the operating system, drivers and applications
WARNING: Personal data and software installed on the notebook will be lost during this process. To protect your data, make a backup copy of the Documents and Settings folder before reinstalling the operating system. For information about backing-up and protecting your personal data see Microsoft: Backup basics for Windows XP (in English).For additional options, HP Notebook PCs – Repairing or Reinstalling The Operating System
Step 1: Re-Install the operating system
Follow these steps to reinstall the Windows XP operating system on your notebook PC:

Connect the AC adapter and turn on the notebook.
Immediately insert the HP Operating System disc in the CD or DVD drive.
Press and hold the Power button for five seconds to turn off the notebook.
Press the Power button again to turn on the notebook.
Press any key when prompted to boot from the CD or DVD.
A blue screen will appear and several files will load. This process takes about 30 seconds to complete. You should not have to select anything from the keyboard.
At the blue setup menu, press Enter to continue.
Press the F8 key to accept the licensing agreement and continue.
When the Setup window is displayed, press the Esc key to continue installing a fresh copy of the operating system without repairing.
Press Enter to set up the operating system.
Press the C key to continue setup using the selected partition.
Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick) using the up/down arrow keys and press Enter .
A caution is displayed that formatting this drive will delete all current files.
1. Press ESC to cancel the format.
2. Press the F key to format the drive.

Once the hard drive is reformatted the installation of Windows XP will begin. This process may take an hour to complete. The notebook restarts in Windows after the process is complete. Follow the instructions on the screen to configure Windows and complete the installation.
NOTE: If prompted for the Microsoft Windows product key, refer to the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity located on the bottom of the notebook.
Step 2: Re-install the drivers
Use the following steps to install the notebook hardware drivers using the Driver Recovery disc that was shipped with the notebook.

In Windows, insert the Driver Recovery disc into the CD or DVD drive.
The Driver Recovery program should start within 5-10 seconds.
Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the drivers.

Step 3: Re-install the applications
Follow the steps below to re-install any applications included with your PC or that have been purchased separately.

In Windows, insert the Application disc into the CD or DVD drive.
The Application Installer should start within 5-10 seconds.
Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the application choosing the defaults.

Repeat steps 1-3 for all applications that you would like to install.
Prevent the Unmountable Boot error from occurring
The Umountable Boot Volume error was corrected by Microsoft in Windows XP Service Pack 2. To prevent this error from occurring, install Service Pack 2. See HP Notebook PCs – Upgrading to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 for instructions and important information from HP on installing Service Pack 2.

Remove incompatible software by using the Recovery Console

loadTOCNode(3, ‘resolution’); If the previous steps in this article do not resolve the problem, remove incompatible software by using the Recovery Console. Complete steps that describe how to do this are beyond the scope of this article. However, you may be able to use the following articles as guidelines for performing this procedure.

313670 ( How to replace a driver by using Recovery Console in Windows 2000
816104 ( How to replace a driver by using Recovery Console in Windows Server 2003
326215 ( How to use the Recovery Console on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that does not start
229716 ( Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console
307654 ( How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

307545 ( How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
216417 ( How to install the Windows Recovery Console
Sep 28 2008
DWG Trueview

Autodesk AutoCad program for viewing DWG files.


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