KGB on the air
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Published Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 12:55 AM EST
Jan 24 2019

Jason Togyer, the executive director of Tube City Media, Inc. interviewed me last week on his radio show, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" which airs on the internet radio station WMCK-FM. "Tube City" and "Two Rivers" reference McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the base of Jason's media empire.

Jason also helms the Tube City Almanac, a link to which has been on the "KGB Recommends" list on the sidebar to the right for about ten years now.

Alas, the website is still broken; this post was of sufficient import to manually create it and wedge it into the existing pile of posts. In a few months we'll get new software up and running; not a trivial task due to determining the best method to import 17,000 or so html files into a new database while maintaining the links and dates of everything. We were real close a few weeks ago, until we exceeded some internal limit for imports. Back to the drawing board.,

In the meantime, I suggest checking KGB Report and my personal account on Facebook for frequent daily updates.


Categories: Jason Togyer; McKeesport; Shameless self-promotion; Tube City Media; Two Rivers, 30 Minutes; WMCK-FM


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Day of Reckoning
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Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 4:48 PM EDT
Sep 25 2018

The day I feared has finally happened... our orphaned blogging software has quit functioning reliably.

Moving to another platform isn't trivial... we have over 3,000 posts dating back to 1999. I've researched various software packages, but each one has at least one major deficiency that blocks a successful migration.

In the meantime, I suggest checking KGB Report and my personal account on Facebook for frequent daily updates.


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Vacation of sorts
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Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 7:48 AM EDT
Jul 10 2018

Taking a few weeks off to rest and recharge. The ol' energy level's been a bit low lately; perhaps age is catching up with me, but I need an extra hour or two of sleep these days to function.

Perhaps getting the air conditioning replaced and being able to sleep in my own bed in my bedroom again will recharge the batteries.

See you after Labor Day... and keep resisting.


Categories: KGB; KGB Blog News; The Daily KGB Report


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AC, DNS, Cable, and GAH
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Published Monday, July 09, 2018 @ 9:21 AM EDT
Jul 09 2018

Lots of stuff going on here at the Casa De Pelo (House of Fur).

The whole house air conditioner gets replaced tomorrow, just after last week's heat wave. The low temperature this morning was 50°F. Oh well; it will warm up again soon.

Nasty surprise with the new Comcast gateway (modem/wireless router). The device is hard-wired to use Comcast's DNS (Domain Name Service), which was a problem. I use a different DNS (1.1.1.1) and Comcast's DNS is slower and somewhat flaky.

The solution was to switch the Gateway into "bridge mode," which turns it into a cable modem. I plugged that into my old router and, voilà, we're back on the air in my preferred configuration.

This weekend I'm heading back to Comcast to see if I can get a plain old cable modem instead of the xFi Gateway. Sure, it has lots of bells and whistles on it, but I don't like the fact I can't control the DNS myself, and it allows Comcast to gather a whole bunch of data on what devices are in use and where those devices are connecting. Plus, I'm sure a plain vanilla modem will cost less to rent each month.

Unrelated note: the Decades TV network will run 42 episodes of The Greatest American Hero this coming weekend, July 14-15. Check your cable provider for details or check here.


Categories: 1.1.1.1; Comcast; Greatest American Hero


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Thanks for clearing that up
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Published Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 10:21 AM EDT
Jul 05 2018

Great cartoons daily at The Nib.


Categories: Cartoons; Immigration; The Daily KGB Report; The Nib


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