Author Archive

The Guggenheim Grotto – Wisdom

February 3rd, 2017

Wow this song! The rest of their early stuff is meh. They renamed the group to “Storyman” and a couple of the new songs are ok, but Wisdom is amazing.

Synthpop Music

Watch Brighton win the battle bot competition!

December 16th, 2016

I am so very proud of him!

Pointless, Work

Synth Radio Russia, INSOC

April 1st, 2016

Synth Radio Russia!  I enjoy almost every track they pump out.
Go here and get a Camouflage tribute album from them:

Information society NEW ALBUM!  Fun covers.  Listen to the live one: Then, select the “10:30” link under “Information Society”.  Starts at about 2:15 in.


Tea options change in Tucson

November 9th, 2015

The Chantilly Tea room closed!  Sad day. They were the best.

Could try Seven Cups traditional Chinese tea service.

Kalina’s restaurant does Russian Tea on Saturdays. (closed)

The Tudor Rose is British Tea all the way. Closed down.

Missed a boba shop: Chatime (visited, sad really)


Toying with ideas

September 17th, 2015

hokusai tiresclick for larger.


Synthpop’s Alive.

January 11th, 2015

Somehow I missed this one, love the track.

Synthpop Music

This guy knows from parenting.

January 11th, 2015

SQL cannot take the action auto_fix due to duplicate SID

November 3rd, 2014

I ran into an unusual Error in SQL “Msg 15331, Level 11, State 1” “cannot take the action auto_fix due to duplicate SID”. I had restored a database from another server and decided to update the database owner name to one that had a mismatched SID.

Here is how to find it:

SELECT, u.sid,, sp.sid
FROM sys.sysusers u
LEFT JOIN sys.server_principals sp
ON =
WHERE u.sid != sp.sid

So at first I tried to fix it myself by updating that SID and found:
Msg 259, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Ad hoc updates to system catalogs are not allowed.

The SID for the owner would not repair until I changed the owner of the database to “sa” or myself. (go to db properties, select files, change owner value.) Once this was updated the autofix statement will repair the user: EXEC sp_change_users_login ‘Auto_Fix’, ‘username’

At that point I could set the db owner back to the desired name.


This day be pirate!

August 8th, 2014



Pirate weekend starts today in Bisbee. I had to upgrade the van to a landship. (While I wait for the funds to build a real landship.) Does adding a mast and some paint count? The text in the back says “Seek Ye First.” I know the font is small but I had a stencil made and it’s not ready in time. The graphic is how I reconcile Godliness with Pirate theme. Go straight to the cross!


It’s a Keyboard Keyboard.

July 30th, 2014

Where else should you put your keys than a keyboard keyboard? Of course it should light up, connect to USB and be Starcraft 2 branded. I put an outlet in the wall with USB connectors as well as standard plugs. The keys clip onto stainless steel drawer handles. Only one of the electrical paths was damaged by drilling the holes for bolts. I tested it each time I drilled one out. The lower left corner of the key backlights no longer have an LED. Everything else works! Now the family fights: Is it a keyboard keyboard©, or is it a key keyboard©?

A keyboard keyboard