The Hack

by Steve on November 28, 2016

For some unknown reason a hacker took control of the Shed but not to worry, he has been exposed and run out of town.  Through the fog of a head-cold I managed to work my way into .sql files, WordPress vs hosting issues, and found myself deep within the bowels of this place with the keys to the panic button.  For a while, way back when, I actually thought I knew enough about computers to safely navigate my way through the outskirts of code etc.  Kind of like ordering dinner in a foreign country when you have minimal language skills: you think you know what you’re doing until the waiter shows up with raw meat.  Well, somehow I managed to fix the database through phpmyadmin and restore a backup from last year.  So we lost a few posts, we’ll manage.

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December 7th

by Steve on December 7, 2015


One of the most unusual and haunting views of the USS Arizona memorial, it was taken from her deck by Brett Seymour of the National Park Service during government survey operations.  To all those we lost on this day back in 1941: rest in peace shipmates.

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January 5, 2015

I caught a snip on the news this morning regarding the dangers of sledding. Hmmmm, had no idea that throwing yourself down an icy hill at high speed head first might be dangerous. It seems there are several communities that are considering banning the practice. Presumably government knows best. If we continue to remove the […]

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Cutwater Marine Services

January 4, 2015

Shameless self-promotion: my most recent venture is about to go live (months behind schedule thanks to all the flaming hoops presented by local government)! Located at 646 Russell Road, Alexander City AL, in the heart of the demolition zone that used to be the old Russell Mills complex, Cutwater offers on-trailer boat storage to the Lake […]

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January 4, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who still stop by here! 2014 was a busy and frustrating year for many reasons but this year promises to be much better as the fog clears. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, check these out:

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The Three Amigos

January 30, 2014

The oldest of the clan was mercifully set free from his failing body today, it having endured almost 15 years of Lab stuff (swamps, ice, mud, ducks, and more water than a fish). He joins his two younger brothers from different mothers who I’m sure gang-tackled him as soon as he crossed the bridge.  This […]

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Classic Auto Restoration

December 3, 2013

This is a review of a local auto restoration shop owned by Doug Hartman and now operating out of Harpersville, AL.  I’ll do my best to keep this objective and let the facts/images speak for themselves even though this is a very personal issue with me: I grew up in the 1962 Buick Special convertible […]

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September 16, 2013

Sam, Goose, and Pinch all reported in from DC.  They’ve all been in harm’s way far more than I and in distant corners of the world. Warriors all, trained to fight and lead, to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. I dare say none ever really expected to see the domestic version materialize as he […]

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The Case Against Syrian Action

September 4, 2013

Remember Libya and how the UN fixed that little problem? Well, the fix didn’t take. Expect much the same from launching missiles on Syria. Go read up on Libya. H/T to Perry for the link.

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Obama’s War

August 28, 2013

The shed has been a quiet little shack the last few. I haven’t found anything worthy of wasting energy on of late. Society seems hell bent on shredding the last ounce of decency left in the republic and I wanted no part of it but now the liberals have pulled me out of the shadows. […]

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