Sunday, August 29, 2010

Michael Joseph Jackson 1958 - 2009

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in the mid-1960s, and began his solo career in 1971.
He began a full-fledged solo career in 1979 and formally parted with his siblings in 1984.
[2] In his solo career, Jackson recorded and co-produced the best-selling album of all time[3] Thriller, with worldwide sales over 51 million, received thirteen Grammy awards[4] and charted thirteen number-one singles in the U.S. Throughout his four-decade career, Michael Jackson has been awarded numerous honors, including the World Music Award's Best-selling pop male artist of the Millennium and he is a double-inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and in 2001 as a solo artist.[5] He is also a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He was born in 1958 like Andrew Lerner, and is a favorite person of his. This post is from 2007.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Panasonic CD Stereo System $100

Sold via 9/18,27/10 +$82.58
Panasonic SC-PM18 executive 120 Watt 5 CD Changer Micro System
offers style and power, housing 60 watts per channel in its sleek, black-and-silver casing. The SC-PM18 includes a single-well cassette recorder and a five-CD changer with Panasonic's exclusive MASH (multi-stage noise shaping technology) 1-bit digital-to-analog converter for clear, accurate sound reproduction. And the system plays not only pre-recorded CDs but home-brewed CD-Rs and CD-RWs, too.

To ensure powerful, clear, and virtually distortion-free audio, the system features a bi-amplified, bi-wired configuration, which splits the amplifier's labor to independently power each speaker driver for more efficient power usage. Super Sound EQ boosts the low, medium, and high frequencies at the touch of a button, and four preset equalizer curves are also included.

Other features include a drift-free, digital-synthesized tuner with 30-station (15 FM, 15 AM) presets, TPS (Tape Program Sensor, which lets you search forward or backward across up to nine cassette songs), detachable speaker grilles (in case you prefer the look of naked tweeters and woofers) and a multi-function remote control. Belonged to my father, who enjoyed classical music.
Tech Specs
Tech Specs Product Type Micro Hi-Fi System
Tech Specs Brand Name Panasonic
Tech Specs Product Model SC-PM18
Tech Specs Manufacturer Part Number SC-PM18
Tech Specs Product Name SC-PM18 CD Stereo Hi-Fi System
Tech Specs Manufacturer Website Address
Tech Specs Manufacturer Panasonic
Tech Specs Additional Information
  • Woofer: 4" cone type
  • Tweeter: 2.375" cone type
  • Tech Specs Package Contents
  • SC-PM18 CD Stereo Hi-Fi System
  • 1 x Remote control transmitter
  • 1 x FM indoor antenna
  • 2 x Remote control batteries
  • 1 x AC power supply cord
  • 1 x AM loop antenna
  • Tech Specs Weight 11.70 lb
    Tech Specs Input Voltage 120 V AC
    Tech Specs Number of Tracks 24
    Tech Specs Frequency Band FM
    Tech Specs Number of Channels 30
    Tech Specs Media Formats CD-R/RW
    Tech Specs Features RDS/EON
    Tech Specs Number of Cassette 1
    Tech Specs Number of Discs 5

    Monday, August 16, 2010

    Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie 1958 -

    Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is an American dance-pop singer-songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. She is noted for her ambitious music videos and stage performances as well as using political, sexual, and religious themes in her work.[1]
    The Guinness World Records lists Madonna as the most successful female recording artist of all time,[2] with estimated worldwide album sales of 175 million[3] and 75 million singles;[3] Madonna is the highest earning female singer of all time according to both the 2007 Guinness Book of Records,[4] and Billboard Magazine. Forbes magazine has estimated her net worth at $325 million.[5] In addition, Madonna holds the record for the top-grossing concert tour by a female artist.[6] She was born in the same year as Andrew Lerner, and is a favorite person of his. This was originally posted previous years on this date.

    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    Graphic Designer formally known as

    Andrew I. Lerner I am the Graphic Design Artist formally known as &rew. Prince (eponymous) and I were born in 1958. Dan: "But, to my knowledge Prince does not have a cactus named Elanor." Andrew I. Lerner has finished watching every episode of Mad Men, and is returning the last DVD today. Mad Men is on Sunday 10pm on AMC. Andrew I. Lerner ‎'s cactus named Elanor is bathing in the southern exposure sun right now. I hope it is therapeutic along with the 48oz of water I poured on it last night. Can you be a closet claustrophobic? Andrew I. Lerner must get to bed early since I have to get up in the afternoon for a nap. Andrew I. Lerner is extremely relieved that someone finally let me help them do something very important and necessary, after being after them about it for a year! Bess: "Someone not only needed and needs the help but the motivation to follow through" Andrew I. Lerner transplanted a cactus from a pot into the ground. Did not realize there are many of these tiny needles that are hard to see, that make my hands sting and itch. I may need a magnifying glass and tweezers. ouch. Andrew I. Lerner is glad to have read this wall to wall quote, but would have preferred a direct apology.‎"Stephen to Thom : You'll never guess who I bumped into into on face-book. Andrew Lerner! He's a friend now and we've posted on each others walls and swapped emails. I basically filled him in on what's up since '79. How about that? I was such a jerk in high school to Andrew. I don't think I really evolved until my sophomore year of college. You change, you grow, you progress." Bess: "well some folks just cant say it, so they indirectly go about it.." Andrew I. Lerner Thank you Bess for your guiding me with advice on NT people behave. Andrew I. Lerner The Menu card that I designed is now featured in! Andrew I. Lerner Is Sarah Palin supposed to IMPROVE FAUX-NEWS image? Can it compete with CNN ... It has an 86 year old (Larry) talking about a FOX cartoon show (Family Guy). If CNN merges with CBS, will it become CNN-B.S.? Anna Nicole Smith walks out of grave alive, and does it with Tiger Woods. Dan: "Tiger always went for those blonds!" Charlie Brown, Charles Schultz and I, are Aspies. I identified with that cartoon character throughout my life. Now even more, since I am bald. I have always been lonely, yearned for the affections of the little Red-haired girl, bet never enjoyed life as most people. There was a long lonely time of PB sandwiches back in Grade school. Andrew I. Lerner has to leave now to join 3 people at the pool. I just came back from grocery shopping at Publix, after getting out of bed at 4pm! Andrew I. Lerner just saw a yellow Lamborghini parked in the disabled spot in front of the Lake Mary Publix Super-Market. I took pictures, and will download and upload soon . Reports circulating in the Kremlin today state that Prime Minister Putin has ordered Russian military forces to prepare to confront American military forces in Afghanistan over what Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov warns is the “greatest threat to International peace and security”, Afghanistan’s thriving drug trade supported by the US and NATO Steve: "Great. That's all we need. When are we going to learn to stay out of the 'sandbox' and realize that they don't like us there, they never liked us in the first place, and they will always view us as 'outsiders', infidels and 'the other'. ...They've got long memories, they're still cheesed off over the crusades. I suppose it won't happen until they run out of oil. That's the only reason we mess around in the sand in the first place. When we're up and running on green energy, see how much we care about 'the sandbox'." Stephen: "It's an old fashioned seltzer bottle! Most probably made in eastern Europe in the 20's. I used to be a part time manager in a beer and soda store back in the early 80's. We had a bunch of them and would truck them to a place in Jamaica Queens, which was the only place around that would re fill them as they still had... the old technology that could do it. Very 'old time chic'. I bought one outright with the intent to make a table lamp out of it, but it went nowhere. The metal top could not be drilled through without destroying it. Pity..." Andrew I. Lerner Love is less than three. ♥ Andrew I. Lerner review of Line-Drive Burgers, Lake Mary: The fresh burgers are decent. Buns are good. Topping selection is nice and unlimited. The home-made chips and crinkle-cuts are thick, crunchy, and oily. Self-serve drinks are good. Order at counter, and then served later. No music. Obvious and poor value competition to Steak 'N ...Shake. 5% of the high cost goes to charity. Coupons on website. Andrew I. Lerner is relieved that even though he exhausted his UIC 2 weeks ago, he will start again under Tier 4 on Monday! Andrew I. Lerner and other Aspies, Absolutely cannot multitask. "Just calmly tell the Aspie what he's doing wrong, Don't yell at him." People with Asperger's need peace, quiet and solitude. Bess: "...if your doing something wrong they will talk behind your back, send email out and not tell anyone to their face. It's where work gets in the way if gossip..." Robbie Aasdf: "i firmly believe that only direct communication of an issue will resolve it. talking behind someone's back isn't going to help that person with the issue. state your issue, discuss in a timely manner, and move on. easy enough concepts. probably why i scare possible" Andrew I. Lerner saved 1,998 sq. ft. of rain forest. Andrew I. Lerner ‎'s view is that a Mosque should not be prevented from being constructed near the WTC in Manhattan.!/AndrewILerner?v=wall&story_fbid=140253789340182 Andrew I. Lerner just ordered his textbooks for the Fall Semester from
    August 9 at 12:10am Andrew I. Lerner; "AARP= "After Age of Real Productivity" August 8 at 5:59pm Andrew I. Lerner supposes that , if it was not for that pesky meteor, dinosaurs would be flying space ships by now. Andrew I. Lerner: Love is less than three. ♥ August 7 at 9:48pm Chantri: "No. heart is less than 3. Love is much more. Hahaha" Dan:
    "I realize that the article was about certain workplace accommodations, but, seriously, here in North central FL particularly, is the expectation is for the AS employee to conform and be thankful to have a job in this right to work state. I... don't want to have to wear a pin that says "I am autistic, and protected by the ADA so treat me nice or I sue." The level of civility in society has declined so greatly that most NT people and employers would use that as an excuse to make you feel more out of place so you would quit voluntarily. The article is a nice thought, but not going to be adopted by the NT world any time soon." Daniel דָּנִיֵּאל "Since the diagnosis for Asperger's Syndrome didn't exist when I was in school I was "mainstreamed" by default. Information Technology tends to be a natural fit for many of us since computers are far more predictable than people... They put us down in the basement and let us play with computers, what could be better as a job? Patterns of behavior can change with a bit of concerted effort. I tend to be "blind" to things that others notice about my behavior - I don't even realize that I've done something until someone points it out. It is just a matter of learned behavior." August 4 at 9:21pm Andrew I. Lerner FINALLY installed the ballast from Home Depot and the GE bulbs from Publix on the Kitchen ceiling light fixture, and it finally works! YAY! There is light! :) August 2 at 7:48pm Andrew I. Lerner What is posted in Facebook, should be discussed in Facebook, at least before it is beyond F.B.. I am insulted if I am not directly confronted by a post I make on FB, in FB first. Confrontation, is not communication. Communication means to express your feelings, and not to ask questions to have an expected answer. If you react to me outside, instead of inside FB, do not be surprised if you are taken out of my FB August 3 at 11:58am

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Aspie Supremacy

    The link above can bring you to a facebook page that this posting is based on. It does not necessarily represent my views. I found it to be entertaining, and did not take it very seriously. I appreciate the comment that has so far been contributed.
    ASPIE: A superior being, while deficient in chaotic morasses such as small-talk, inferior double-standard-laden customs and values trumpeted by Neurotypicals, and deciphering Neurotypical body-language, more than makes up for it with a sharp, penetrating mind that is highly adept at developing an intense focus on a subject giving them
    ... a near-savant level of proficiency, an inborn sense of principles that allows them to develop practically consistent characteristics and values, and an ability to reason independently, reducing their susceptibility to dogma, acceptance of groundless assertions, and the hazards of groupthink. The eccentric man with the encyclopaedic knowledge, monotone voice, and static facial expression must be an Aspie.

    Saturday, August 07, 2010

    The Eight Asperger Advantages

    1. Focus Your ability to focus on one objective over long periods of time without becoming distracted allows you to accomplish large and challenging tasks.
    2. Unique Global Insights Your ability to find novel connections among multi-disciplinary facts and ideas allows you to create new, coherent, and meaningful insights that others would not have reached without you.
    3. Independent Thinking Your willingness to consider unpopular or unusual possibilities generates new options and opportunities and can pave the way for others.
    4. Internal Motivation Rather than being swayed by social convention, other's opinions, social pressure or fears, you can hold firm to your own purpose. Your unique ideas can thrive, despite naysayers.
    5. Attention To Detail Your ability to remember and process minute details without getting lost or overwhelmed gives you a distinct advantage when solving complex problems.
    6. 3-Dimensional Thinking Your ability to utilize 3-dimensional visioning gives you a unique perspective when designing and creating solutions.
    7. Cutting Through The Smoke Screen Your ability to recognize and speak the truth that is being "conveniently" ignored by others can be vital to the success of a project or endeavor.
    8. Logical Decision Making Your ability to make logical and rational decisions and stick to your course of action without being swayed by impulse or emotional reactions allows you to navigate successfully through difficult situations without being pulled off-course.

    These traits can be used to develop invaluable leadership and entrepreneurial skills. People with autism are among the most forthright, non-judgmental, passionate people you'll ever meet.

    Friday, August 06, 2010

    65 years ago today

    The picture to the left was created by Andrew Lerner

    Line Drive was caught, one out.
    by Andrew Lerner (1 review)
    August 06, 2010 - C+
    The fresh burgers are decent. Buns are good. Topping selection is nice and unlimited. The home-made chips and crinkle-cuts are thick, crunchy, and oily. Self-serve drinks are good. Order at counter, and then served later. No music. Obvious and poor value competition to Steak 'N Shake. 5% of the high cost goes to charity. Coupons on website.

    Thursday, August 05, 2010

    Working With Someone With Asperger's

    Susan Adams, 08.03.10, 01:30 PM EDT
    People with Asperger's syndrome have trouble reading social cues. They can be long-winded, insensitive and impolite, often failing to look people in the eye. They can also produce remarkable creative breakthroughs. For instance, Temple Grandin, an animal scientist with Asperger's, invented a humane, efficient way to slaughter cattle. Forbes was among the first to profile Grandin (in 1998), and her life story was the subject of a 2010 HBO documentary.

    How do the rest of us get along in the workplace with these unusual people? Asperger's, considered a mild form of autism, was first identified in 1944 by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger. He called his patients "little professors," because many had above-average intelligence, and they tended to become obsessed with arcane subjects. Psychiatric authorities accepted the syndrome as a disorder in 1994, though there's some dispute about whether it should continue to be identified as separate from other autistic conditions. Estimates vary on the prevalence of Asperger's, from 1 in 5,000 to as many as 1 in 500.

    For advice on how so-called neurotypicals can work side by side with "Aspies," we turned to Grandin and to Jeffrey Deutsch, an Aspie who runs a consulting firm called Aspies Linking with Neurotypicals, or A SPLINT, which offers coaching to people with Asperger's, their families and employers.

    Grandin and Deutsch say you should communicate with Aspies as specifically and clearly as possible. "You can't just say to an Aspie, 'Develop new programs,' or 'Develop a new sales plan,'" Grandin explains. "Aspies need clear instructions on what the job is." Expect them to tackle one project at a time, she adds. "They absolutely cannot multitask."

    An example of a set of directives an Aspie can follow, says Grandin: "I want you to develop software to use on phones for finding restaurants really easily." Offer as much additional detail as possible, like how much memory you want the software to take up and how easy it should be to use.

    E-mail is a great tool for communicating with an Aspie, both Grandin and Deutsch say, and deadlines should be made crystal clear. "Don't be vague with a person with Asperger's," advises Grandin. "It's better to set an actual date."

    Give Aspies specific instructions about behaviors you find annoying or difficult, even in nonwork matters. Grandin says she used to have a problem with her own personal hygiene, including body odor, until a boss told her plainly that she needed to use deodorant. "Just calmly tell the Aspie what he's doing wrong," she suggests. "Don't yell at him."

    Deutsch agrees. "Lay out the behaviors that are causing issues," he says. Those can include eye contact, standing too close or too far away from other people, and voice tone and volume. "The normal mind tends to be too vague," adds Grandin. "The Asperger's mind sees the details."
    Grandin says that people with Asperger's also tend to be extrasensitive to their environment, including lighting and ambient noise. She says fluorescent lights often pose a problem. "They can see the flicker in the bulbs," she says. "It's like being in the middle of a discotheque." People with Asperger's need peace, quiet and solitude. "If you put them in a cubicle by the coffee machine, that's not going to work," Grandin says.

    Perhaps the most useful coping mechanism for working with Aspies is to recognize that they have limitations. For instance, many people with Asperger's have trouble looking others in the eye. "Just accept that that's the way it is," Grandin says.

    Monday, August 02, 2010

    No Toilet Humor

    "REST" is an acronym for RElief STation, as in "REST Room". There is usually one in each of (a) booth-ed stall(s) in a shared public room. These water closets with toilets can be used by men or women. However, this picture depicts a multi-man station, that is without a lavatory room. Would you use it? For yes, click box below. A=Yes F=no. (women need not vote)

    Click the picture for an enlargement, and again, for an even further enlargement. This is usually the case in this blog.

    Sunday, August 01, 2010

    Face Book

    A Jew and a Clinton are married.

    FACEBOOK: What is posted in Facebook, should be discussed in Facebook, at least before it is beyond F.B.. I am insulted if I am not directly confronted by a post I make on FB, in FB first. Confrontation, is not communication. Communication means to express your feelings, and not to ask questions to have an expected answer. If you react to me outside, instead of inside FB, do not be surprised if you are taken out of my FB.

    Andrew... had a delightful meal at Tijuana Flats (BOGO), and picked up DVDs of Mad Men Darn, it was the only TV series sold out of both season 2 and 3! could only get first 3 DVDs of season 1 only!

    The picture posted is of my friend's dog. It was too excellent and adorable not to post.