Aug 23 2018
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Aug 18 2018
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Jul 04 2018
If you listen to this podcast you will hear that I planned to talk about another subject. But, I got sidetracked and talked about something else.
Hell, I forget what I talked about. I sure am not going to listen to myself for one hour now. I am 77 years of age and I do not want to spend one hour listening to me. Smile
This podcast is about my first computer my first modem. It about my TRS-80 model one. I talk about setting up a bulletin board system (BBS).
I talk about Catholic high school, Ground Observer Corp, Civil Defense and so much more.
If there is an award for being dull I think I might be in line to get the award.
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Jun 23 2018
Please Help Us Fill The Wagon
Please join with the Fort Worth Police Department in Helping the Tarrant Area Food Bank feed those in need!
We will be collecting can goods for the Tarrant Area Food Bank on Saturday, June 30th from 9 am to 2 pm at Walmart, 7451 McCart Ave at Sycamore School Rd in Fort Worth TX.
You can also purchase your canned goods online at grocery.walmart.com, Select 7451 McCart (76133) location (this is the only location participating), place your order, and note “To be picked up by FWPD Canned Food Drive”. Your order will need to be placed before 1 pm on June 30th with pickup anytime between 9 am and 2 pm on June 30th at the McCart store. First-time customers use code WOWFRESH and you will get $10 off if you order $50, or more. If you order online please send me a message through Nextdoor or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will make sure we get your order picked up.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you there or receive your online order.
Here are some items the Food Bank can use.
DONATE FOOD / PRODUCT
As a provider of food to hunger-relief agencies in 13 counties, Tarrant Area Food Bank depends on donations from the food industry, community food drives, and individuals. Donations of food and non-food household products are needed all year.
Food and product accepted by Tarrant Area Food Bank include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Canned Protein (Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Ham, Stew, Chili, etc.)
-Boxed meal helpers
-Toiletries (Shampoo, bath soap, toothbrushes, etc.)
* Although we can accept food industry donations of frozen and refrigerated food, we cannot accept such product from individuals or community food drives due to food safety guidelines requiring verification of continuous, uninterrupted refrigeration. Nonperishable foods of every kind are welcomed from individuals and community drives, as well as from the food industry.
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Jun 19 2018
Is there one single person in the United States that thinks Donald Trump loves anyone other than himself?
Trump does not love the United States. He does not love the American people.
Trump does not know how our system of government works. He knows nothing about our Constitution.
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Jun 14 2018
I was a junior at De La Salle Military Academy 1985. Two of my friends, Jerry and Larry Winship and I went to Fairyland Park in Kansas City (MO) and made this 45 RMP recording in a small booth.
I forget how much it cost to make the recording.
Larry and Jerry Winship were identical twins.
Jerry L. Winship passed away August 29 of 2010.
Larry Lee Winship passed away November 20 of 2013 at age 72.
The thumbnail with this podcast is me, Jim Howard at age 77.
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Jun 11 2018
This recording was made in a booth in 1958.
“…Fairyland Park was an amusement park, located at 7501 Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The park operated from 1923 to 1977, at which time it was closed due to lack of attendance to the park and storm damage in late 1977.
Marcia Brancato Accurso’s grandfather, Salvatore “Sam” Brancato, a Sicilian immigrant and blacksmith by trade, came to the United States in 1896. After settling in Kansas City, he went into the grocery business, then began buying up real estate. He opened Fairyland Park in 1923. It would be in the family until its closing in 1977. A year after “Sam”s passing in 1976. Admission to blacks was only to private groups and employees, until 1964. After protest marches, demonstrations and arrests for blocking the entrance, was general admission not segregated. Admission cost to the park was kept low (25 cents by 1971). A storm in late 1977, which by some accounts was ‘a wind storm’, and by others ‘a tornado’, caused extensive damage to the park. This, combined with the nearby park Worlds of Fun caused the venerable park to shutter for good.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Fairyland boasted 3 roller coasters, an 8 story Ferris wheel(which was bent in half durina g tornado), a swimming pool(double Olympic size)(closed in late 50’s), bumper cars, a shooting range, and even a petting zoo at one time. “Sam” loved children smiling, and bought the “Kiddeland” at 85th & Wornall, moving the rides to Fairyland. Fairyland and its owners tried a number of gimmicks throughout their later days trying to compete with the newer and shinier Worlds of Fun built in 1972. Summer Jams included REO, Dr. Hook, Blue Oyster cult, Charlie Daniels, and many others in the final summers. In 1967 arsonist failed to burn the wooden rollercoaster, The Brancato family commissioned the construction of a new roller coaster, The Wildcat, in 1967. It would not be enough. The Wildcat was the park’s biggest ride, and helped the park stay competitive. Other promotions included advertising saying “Where “Fun” is Still Affordable”, keeping their admission at fifty cents while Worlds of Fun was charging five dollars, in addition to parking.
With attendance dwindling, the park suffered major storm damage in the winter of 1977–1978, and never re-opened. Whether or not the park really was damaged was always questioned, with some believing the park was just deciding to shut down and needing a reason. The Brancato family tried unsuccessfully to redevelop The Fairyland parcel as many things after the park closed, a swap meet and a zoo were mentioned. But in the end, the park would never again entertain guests…” From Wikipedia
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Jun 07 2018
Trump promised to “Make America Great Again,” but seven months into his presidency he has done exactly the opposite: stoking hate and division, selling out to lobbyists, and profiting at the public’s expense. Robert Reich explains that for the good of the country, it is time for all of us to speak out against him.
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May 20 2018
This is my first podcast using PodBean. It is audio only.
If you wish to see the video and listen to the audio at the same time then here is the link for you to find it on YouTube.
The audio and video are 41 minutes. You might want to listen to the audio on a drive to work or if you are out running.
What other way do you listen to podcasts?
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May 20 2018
I got my first computer in 1978. It was a Radio Shack Model I. It had 4K of memory. I upgraded to 48K of memory and was so happy when it would start up and I would see “48K Memory” and I would think how could anyone need more than 48K of memory.
In 1982 I setup a bulletin board system (BBS) using my computer. People connected at 300 baud.
In 1984 “Link-Up Magazine” picked my BBS (Howard’s Notebook) as one of the top ten bulletin board systems in the United States.
When the world wide web was invented in 1995 I moved Howard’s Notebook to the world wide web.
Howard’s Notebook has been online since June of 1982. It is one of the oldest online sites. I also have been blogging since 1982.
If you check online you will see that the blog was invented in 1995. That is “fake news” because I have been blogging since 1982.
I hope you like my first attempt at a blog.
Give me sometime I might get better.
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