FOR SALE: NetGear ProSafe (GS116) 16-Ports External Switch

NetGear  ProSafe (GS116) 16-Ports External Switch


Please Call – Michael (714) 497-3781 E-mails received without a contact phone number are not likely to receive a response. Please include a contact number!
NewEgg is selling this for $146, get a nearly new unit in it’s original packaging for less!
Features Each port delivers up to 2000 Mbps of network speed (full duplex) Fast, auto-switching and auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection 16 switched ports provide bandwidth for PCs, servers or switches Auto Uplink™ automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables Supports jumbo frames up to 16 KB Honors TOS/802.1p prioritization
Full size pics can be found here:


Goldstar Perks!

I’m of course preoccupied from time to time but … I’m a Red Velvet member of Goldstar which is supposed to lead to better seats where there is assigned seating.  Also, I’m a GS promoter … so if I’m able to help coordinate an activity in the future I can offer the following:

  • Purchase a block of tickets and get full refund for the ones we don’t use (must cancel unused tickets roughly a few days Before performance … I get credit rather than refund but if we do this enough I don’t have an issue about the credit)
  • By purchasing in a block we ensure group seating for assigned seats.
  • I am assigned better location seats when there is assigned seating, when compared to non Red velvet members.
  • At times I get slightly larger discounts (usually through a 24 hour mailing notice)
  • When new people join thru my links I get $3 (I can use all the money I can get these days)
  • If enough people buy through my links (even when I don’t get $3) I receive perks to offer my clan!

I’m happy to help co-ordinate group bookings, please remember payments must be in cash or if by Paypal the payment method must be Personal/Other made from a bank account (no debit or credit cards), or we co-ordniate adding the cost of Paypal fees into the pricing!

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New Goldstar Members please click here


Samuel Adams Boston Lager best to drink after 10 years :)

OK, unusual having a Sam Adams Boston Lager with my yummy salad … check out my second pic 😉


That’s Right BabY, that best to drink before April 2003 for Brewery Fresh Tast is a LIE!  This beer had to have been brewed in 2002, making it 10 YEARS OLD, and it was as good or better than any beer you can buy and drink today 🙂  With a sweet, smooth caramel brown flavor making your mouth thirst for more, I’m sad there was only one hiding in my multiple refridgerators over the 10 year period I stored it!  I wonder how much electricity I used, keeping it cool ….


Big Bear Chili Festival July 14th

The Old Miner’s host the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off is July 14th!  Over 40 chili cooks come to Big Bear to compete with local cookers in this International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned cook-off, each hoping to be the winner and go on to the all-California competition. Four categories will be judged: red chili, green chili, salsa, and people’s choice. 

Big Bear Old Miners Days Chili Cook Off and Country Jamboree




– 7:30PM Big Bear Discovery Center Night Hike – start at Serrano campground kiosk.  Have to call Thursday morning to see if spots are available.


FRIDAY July 13

– Unplanned day for hiking or lake activities!

– 7PM Calcutta Dinner & Chili Booth Auction at Wyatt’s  Cafe & Saloon!  Cost is $10 and regular menu prices apply for beverages and appetizers, plus any bidding you do 😉 Bid in a live auction on the winning chili team that will compete the following day at the Big Bear Chili Cook-Off in the Village Bartlett Parking Lot. The person who buys the winning chili team splits the pot of dough with the chili champions!



– 9AM-11AM kayaking with guides from the Big Bear Nature Center 🙂

– 10AM Chili Festival starts

– 12PM I arrive at the Chili Festival 🙂 – Admission is free, for the chili enthusiast there is a $3 fee for a tasting kit which I anticipate you might have to buy more than once depending on how much you enjoy chili!

– 7PM Brent Payne and Dakota concert $10 or suggest another venue for us to enjoy!


SUNDAY July 15 – Open day for morning hike before returning home


EVENT LOCATION and details:

  • For information, contact Lucy Hokanson at (909) 436-9145, I think she works at the Convention Center.
  • There’s still an opportunity to do some cooking so grab an application from here or
  • Admission to the chili cook off is free to all wishing to attend; however, for the chili enthusiast, there is a $3 fee for a tasting kit.
  • Remember to visit the Big Bear Visitor Center, at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.  This event is not held here but it’s a nice area to explore!
  • The event will be at the Convention Center: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315, at the corner of Big Bear Boulevard and Division Drive
  • Tickets for the Brent Payne and Dakota concert are now on sale. Click Here. Tickets are $10.
  • Enjoy the second annual Carnival with rides and games from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the same location. Presale tickets are $15 weekdays and $25 weekends. On the day of the event tickets will be $25 weekdays and $35 weekends. For tickets, visit and click on the spinning Ferris Wheel.


If you’ve got a mountain-sized appetite and the chili isn’t doing the job, the Convention Center’s own Wyatt’s Restaurant (909) 585-3000 will be serving up great grub, and there’s a full bar.


Brent Payne

To round out the day, following the Cook Off, the Association is proud to present Brent Payne and Dakota in concert for a Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance good time.

Payne hits The Convention Center stage at 7 p.m.

Brent Payne has opened for numerous musical artists including: Garth Brooks; Willie Nelson; Buck Owens; 38 Special; Charlie Daniels; Lee Greenwood; Vince Gil; Randy Travis; BJ Thomas and Asleep at the Wheel.

Fresh from Las Vegas, this act covers every avenue of the music industry from jazz, classic rock, oldies, country and rhythm and blues. This artist and group will electrify the audience no matter what age. Las Vegas magazine “Show Biz Weekly” said: “This is exactly what Fremont Street needed. This group stops the foot traffic in their tracks and in a town like this that’s hard to accomplish.”

Dakota is a seasoned group with six professionals from every walk of life. Their musical influences run deep and include Irish, Classical, and very deep rooted Jazz. You couple that with a country boy from Oklahoma and you wind up with a very unique sound. For more about Brent Payne and Dakota, visit


My first car

I put a Monza muffler on my first car, a VW Karmann Ghia and it transformed from a pastry puff to a ferocious tiger 🙂

What the Klout?

I’m two days into Klout and I have a few things to say …

just a sec …

getting there …

Good News!  Klout says Philipp N. Inja Tietjen is my B*t@h 😉 … my only B*t@h apparently since he is supposedly the only person I’m able to influence 🙂 … I would have thought the few hundred hot chicks I communicate with would be under my influence, but as a good friend told me recently I’m a “wanna be” player 😉  Hey, at least I started socializing with guys for the first time in 12 years!

Some Good News!  You can help improve the Klout of people in your social media networks by awarding them a “+K,” which, I suppose, is the same as “liking” something on Facebook. If you think that Joe Bloggs who is your Facebook friend is an influencer in say, Apple computers, you can assign him a “+K” in that subject. Then of course people in your network can reciprocate and award you “+K’s” in subjects in which they think you are an influencer. Look upon it as the Klout equivalent of eBay feedback or giving one another endorsements or recommendations.

All of these “+K’s” accumulate to make your Klout score rise … or better yet after you add me as your Influencer and +K me …

Bad News!  Klout is a lie!  They don’t really measure your influence.  All they do is measure the influence other people have around you.  So you’re not that interesting after all (I’m speaking to my “Influencers” with higher Klout scores) … the people who choose to grace you with their own importance apparently are the people with “Klout”…

More Bad News!  Klout wants you to stay interested and they do it by lying to you, confusing you, and using big words which mean nothing!  Reality check – You look at your puny list of people you influence and see the icon “Add an Influencer” … I want to know where the “Add someone to Influence” is!  I haven’t figured out the Topics section yet but I believe once I click to Tweet or FB I’ll be letting Klout advertise something in my account.  THAT’s what I want, more social influence by advertising for a company so THEY make money 🙂 … Well, OK maybe it’s just a way to bribe people into joining Klout by giving Klout 😉

Conclusion: Don’t pay attention to your Klout score … OK if you want those perks and freebies then more power to you!  Just remember, Klout is actually very simple.  Post content people will reply to and/or forward to others (like a re-tweet or a share), surround yourself with interactive friends and tweeters and ban the dead weight.  Oh yeah, +K me every day after you make me your Influencer because I really need the Klout mannnnnnn ’cause I’m hurtin bad 😉

Dabob July 2012

Just got back from visiting my sister in Seattle!  I used a United voucher to get me up so all in all a low cost trip 🙂 I’m the last family member to visit the cabin in Dabob Bay, WA and boy was it a treat!  Crab season just started, providing great yields and yummy treats!  Next time I visit I’ll take advantage of the family kayaks 🙂Image