Kaaboo 2019 Thumbs Up

Kaaboo was much better than I expected. Everything was great. (except internet). It was clean, it wasn’t overcrowded, it was well-staffed. There were no overflowing trashcans, adequate bathrooms. There were two “hydration stations” where you could refill your own water bottles, there could have been a couple more, but not a big deal. The crowd was great, nobody was misbehaving, the police were bored. (I talked to the police in my quest for coffee)

The way it worked; there were two stages, and the performances were alternated from one stage to the other and the performances were back-to-back both days. This was good, because it kept the people moving, and gave techs time to get ready for the next show without interrupting the entertainment. There was also spaces to get away from it all if you wanted. There were lots of food places and art exhibits and people selling stuff. There were big grassy areas, with people laying on towels, and people were told to bring towels and water bottles beforehand.

As expected, every thing was expensive, a burger was $12, fries $7, but it all was quality restaurant food.

For some reason the sound was better Friday than Saturday, I was thinking it was maybe just my perception, but it was evident from the sound quality of my videos, none of my Saturday videos are good enough to post.

Duran Duran was excellent, Blondie and Counting Crows were excellent. I love Shaggy, but was very disappointed because he never played a whole song, he’d start, stop in the middle and start talking, then play part of another song. Salt N Pepa, not my cuppa tea. They came on, I took one look, said my good-byes to wife and company, and told them to meet me at the cigar bar. Chainsmokers had a good light show, but they’re just two DJ’s and a drummer. They’re not artists or musicians, they’re a product.

Counting Crows I like, Blues Traveller, not really, that harmonica shit sounds random to me, it doesn’t sound like musical skill, and I find it extremely annoying. They were good during the non-harmonica parts though.

Duran Duran
Duran Duran
Blondie. Deborah Harry is 73!
Blues Traveller

My wife really liked Zedd, they are another DJ product, they were good, but not really memorable to me. Again, good lightshow.

Duran Duran kicked ass, but the sound was thin. Like I said, overall, Friday sounded much better that Saturday.

Kaaboo was super super good. There was only one problem, an that was Digicel, the sponsor. I think they were jamming the cellular signal, because nobody’s telephone data was working. Phones worked intermittently at best, mostly not at all, and the Digicel wifi was atrocious. Basically Digicel crippled cellular communication, and their “free wifi” was mostly non-existent and wholly non usable. Anyone could be forgiven for technical issues involving wifi, but to jam the competition is unspeakable, and I bet we read something more about this in an upcoming newspaper.

Digicel – the only problem. I fixed their sign tho!

Digicel being the biggest problem for Kaaboo, I must mention that on both days in the late afternoon, I w̶a̶n̶t̶e̶d̶ NEEDED coffee, and there was none. Coffee was the other problem.

Time Lapse Test & A Music Weekend

Below is the time lapse I was talking about yesterday.

one frame every 5 seconds

I’d really like to get rid of the watermark, and I will, when I find an app that I like. I didn’t really like Picpac. But I think it would be fun to do more of these time lapse videos, cooler ones.

Tonight starts a music event called Kaaboo. Stupid name. The wife got tickets almost as soon as they went on sale. Duran Duran, Blondie, Bryan Adams, Counting Crows and several more artists will be playing.

I didn’t sleep worth a dang last night. Got up at 3:35 and now the alarm is getting ready to go off in about 20 minutes, the wife bought Lenny this octopus stuffed toy with a squeaker in the body and in every tentacle. That’s not what woke me up, her trying to make the dog stop squeaking it is what woke me up. You can’t get rid of the squeakers, there’s always one more. The dog has also been tearing that octopus up for days, leaving stuffing all over the house,

It’s going to be a long long day and night coming up. And weekend. Maybe I can get some sleep Sunday.

Have a great weekend!

Video From Time-Lapse Photos

I’m trying to make a video from time lapse photos using my Android Device. So far, all I’ve been able to do is make a video slideshow.

My Andriod Editor Collection

Power Director is what I’ve used so far, and tit’s good, but it puts a huge watermark on the video. I don’t mind getting the paid version to get rid of this, but their system is pay for a subsciption, which I don’t like. I’ll pay a one-time fee, but I don’t wanna subscribe for a part-time, time limited app. I’ve since downloaded KineMaster and FilmoraGo for testing. KineMaster, I looked at briefly and I don’t think it’s going to work for me. I’ll be checking out FilmoraGo today.

Anybody got any suggestions?

Cloudy here, good rrain last night. Tomorrow’s FRIDAY! It feels like Friday today…

Have a good one!

The Mystery Of The Broken Ribs Sensation

Last week, I added a short, quick abdominal exercise routine to my beach lunch hours.

After the first day (last Thursday I think), I felt a not-unpleasant “It’s working-good” kinda soreness. I did the routine again the next day. The next morning, I felt like I had broken all my ribs. Bad pain on the outsides of my back and my sides, not my spine, but everything else. It hurt to inhale. I didn’t know if it was because of the exercises or not. It was a very different pain than the good-soreness previously

So I rested up over the weekend, and then did the abs routine again. I felt the feeling. The Planking exercise.

This cartoon guy even kinda looks like me..

Look at the picture above. Look at the red hot agony of the abs. On me, the red zone reached much further around my back.

I probably used some muscles I had never used before in my life.

Mystery solved.

Do you think I should quit the Planking part of the exercises? Nooooo, I’m doubling up on them. I like that you can feel it, and the pain today is nothing compared to initially.

Today is supposed to get cloudy and rainy. In fact, it’s starting to sprinkle right now! Out of an almost clear blue sky! I gotta go!

Have a good day!

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2019, Olden Times

One would think, that by the year 2019, the human race could have developed a flashlight that worked. I have 50+ years experience with flashlights, and don’t recall ever having one that worked worth a dang.

The rest of the world calls them torches, Cayman Islands and the US call them flashlights. A torch is a stick, with fire on one end.

I get up, pre-dawn, I use a flashlight so my wife can continue sleeping. I can think of 3 flashlights on my nightstand, there’s probably more, if I went and looked. All of them are intermittent. They suddenly go off, or go half dim, and you gotta whack ’em to make ’em come back on.. The flashlights today are no better than the flashlights we had on the Cub Scout camping trips in the 1960’s. I have spent my life searching endlessly for a good flashlight, never have I found one.

Someday, in the future, if mankind ever evolves beyond the primitive, caveman stage, technology will come up with a decent, reliable, affordable FLASHLIGHT that anyone can obtain and use.

Dammit.

Have a great day!

Dawg Training Class

On Sundays, at the Public beach, there’s a dog training class. We’ve been going for several Sundays in a row. I think it’s more a social event for the dogs, because it’s pretty much the beginner class every time.

There’s always new dogs there from the Humane Society, and several regulars. Our two dogs like it and they get to go to the beach!

It’s another Monday. I am NOT thrilled.

Have a great week!

Learning To Drive, Eventually

Every Friday, I say “It’s Friday”, so today I’m not going to say “It’s Friday” The words “It’s Friday” will appear nowhere in this post.

Yesterday evening, I went to the Hyperbaric Chamber for an intro. It is very cool. I rekkon I’ll follow through with it and become an operator. First, you start off as an attendent, going in the chamber with the patient. Then you learn to “drive” the chamber, controlling the gas inside and the pressure. Then, many many “cycles” later, you can possibly become a supervisor, and sit back at the desk, and supervise.

Pic from the internet, I refrained from taking pictures last night.

That’s if for today, have a great weekend! See? I went the whole post and didn’t say “It’s Friday” once!

Hellion

Squidward

How many tickles does it take to make a squid laugh?

Tentacles!

I don’t know why, but that just popped into my head this morning, and got stuck there.

Lenny the dawg is turning into the little hellion of the yard. He’s messing with the cats and the chickens. Ad making noise. The cats seem to know he’s not malicious, he just wants to play. They don’t want to play, and they run. Lenny barks and chases them. At Oh-Dark-Thirty in the morning, this is not conducive to good relations with the neighbors. Plus it disrupts my morning routine. My morning routine shall not be messed with.

Lenny is improving. You can say “NO!” or “Bad!” without it being the end of the world. And in the mornings, when I put the leash on him to take him with me on MY walk, he is absolutely the happiest creature on earth.

I say MY walk, because while most dog walkers move at a pace of about two feet per minute, because the dog has to sniff everything, my dogs walk fast with a tight lead, power walking. Sheba can’t run for long, so we walk.

Powah Wakkah!
Definitely not me. Keep them dawgies tight!

Tonight I start training to operate the hyperbaric chamber at the hospital. Decompressing bent divers and treatment for certain medical patients. Should be interesting, and there’s a salary too!

Have a great day!

Two Pic Tuesday

Potted Plants
My wife’s wine, and me bumping the table with my elbow. wish I could have held the camera still. More stiller?

Two Pic Tuesday, sounds like a famous rapper dude, doesn’t it?

Yesterday at lunch I swam out to the island. Then it started raining. From the Cayman Cloud. I was under the only spot on earth it was raining. It was lugubrious. I swam back and my towel was soaked, waiting for me on the beach. Then I was freezing all afternoon. Note to self: keep and extra towel in the van.

Have a great day!