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I Moved Back to Northern California

We Have Moved to CaliforniaSo as most of you know I have moved from Southern California back to the Bay Area aka Northern California.
What you don’t know is why I moved. I hate all of Southern California, it’s a shit hole In my book. There is no work there for me & I could no longer stand living with my father.
So I packed up a uhaul & headed north to my mom’s place in the East Bay which is not the best part of the Bay Area & is not where I’m from. I grew up in the South Bay which is where Silicon Valley is.
Now here is the bad news: due to financial problems I could not keep my $105 a month FDC Dedicated Server which was the server for my Live video feed. Without it I can’t broadcast & even if I could get a server to broadcast to my mom’s internet is way to slow. She has AT&T Uverse, I fucking hate AT&T they are so Evil.
So with AT&T Uverse she has 12 megabit download & 1 megabit upload. I need a 4 megabit upload to broadcast. With AT&T Uverse they only offer 2 megabits, does not matter which package you go with.
So with all that I can’t broadcast anymore. I’m not saying that my lifecast is over just on hold until I have the $$$ to start back up but I will try to blog/tweet more & try make more blog videos.

UpDate: February-17-2013
Good news my mom has moved to Comcast Internet & TV
the speed is 25 megabit download & 5 megabit upload.
I have also found a good Dedicated Servers at. http://www.ovh.com/us/dedicated-servers/
Now that is way less then FDC servers but at this time that’s more than I can Spare. So I ask for donations so I can get this broadcast back up.

UpDate: March-16-2013
I got my “Arris TM822G” cable modem & I see a BIG difference in speed.
With this & the upgrade Comcast came out with I’m hitting max 60 megabits download & 16 megabits upload.

There is one other thing I forgot to add in my February update, when I do have the $$$$ to start my cast back up
I will be going with the commercial version CRTMPServer witch is known as EvoStream Media Server I will buy the “Perpetual License that has no expiration date” one time fee of $849.00 & I will have it. :D
With EvoStream you can watch my LifeCast on anything PC with many players,any cell phone,TV & much much more.

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Road Trip Across America

Road Trip


On October 1st I will be flying to Ohio to help my girlfriend DzhaA move out to Southern California to live with me.
We will be on the road October 4th, on a road trip across america from Ohio to California, during this time I will be online with my laptop and unlimited 3G internet.
I will try to cast Live when I can but I don’t think it’s going to work out.
I will be posting many Tweets, pictures and maybe some videos.
I will also try to be present in the chat room when I am able.
Do follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/etard_webcam

My Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Experience

Medical Marijuana Delivery ServiceAfter a few journeys to the cannabis clubs I have found them to be far away and inconvenient here in Southern California as well as :(pricey.
So after having my fill of the cannabis clubs I started my investigation into medical marijuana delivery services.
I used the same resources that I used to find cannabis clubs near me:
http://norml.org/
http://www.canorml.org/prop/cbcdelivs.html
http://weedmaps.com/

click here for my profile on WeedMaps.com

I called many of them and found one that I thought would be good but ended up not working out for me because of poor product quality and high prices.
Now just remember that if you don’t like the guy or what he has and for how much, you don’t have to use him.
There are many medical marijuana delivery services out there and you really should find one that works best for you.
So after going back to the hunt for a delivery service that works best for me I came across a delivery service by the name of 
Mr. Herbs Collective.

His Links:
Mr. Herbs Collective Page on Legalmarijuanadispensary.com
http://mrherbscollective.com/
http://www.twitter.com/mrherbs

My experience with Mr. Herbs Collective has met most of my needs
covering:
Cannabis,Edibles & Hash.
But there are other things I’m looking for like
Hash Oil, Weed Oil/Weed Goo, Kief, Pot Butter & other rare Marijuana Foods.
However, the product quality and the service of Mr. Herbs Collective far outweigh its few shortcomings.
Mr. Herbs also is quite knowledgeable about cannabis and how to grow it well.

The process of using a medical marijuana delivery service for the first time is simple.
Once you have found a delivery service you want to use,
just call them up & give them your medical marijuana card info then with in 24HRs you should be verified.
After being verified you can then talk more in-depth about cannabis with your delivery guy.
The next thing you need to discuss is a place where you feel comfortable meeting let it be home or some other location.

Most of the photos you see in my Marijuana photo gallery are from delivery services.

My Trip To The Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

In the past month I have journeyed to the cannabis club three times. The first time I went to the cannabis club I was a bit nervous but I noticed right away that it was a calm place & the people were chill. The first thing I noticed after walking in the door was the smell cannabis in the air.
I went to the front desk & the receptionist ask for my cannabis card & ID and then told me to fill out some paper work.
I did not have to wait long before someone took me into the back room. Where I went ahead & picked out my cannabis medication. The budtender was most helpful in helping me pick out what I was looking for and blow are some of the photos of what I selected in the three times.

Here are photos of all the marijuana that I get from dispensaries.

I Just Got My California Medical Marijuana Card

Medical Marijuana in California
Medical Marijuana in California

Today I went to see my Cannabis Consultant Dr.
I did find it funny that I got to see him not far from 4/20 day & my appointment was at 4:10 LOL.
I kind of lagged on getting there, my dads GPS was being dumb.
When I got there I had a butt load of paperwork to fill out I could not even remember how many time I had to write my name.
After all that I went in to see the Doc
he was a nice man & it shocked him to hear about my all the things that happened to my shoulder.
He asked me some questions then took a look at my shoulder.
We talked some more than told me well I’m going to approve you for the card. I was like ok cool.  :)
I went back into the main office where we talked some more & they got my paperwork/card ready. To see the Doc it cost $100 & when I go back in a year to renew I don’t think it will cost as much to see him.
I will be doing a follow-up post on going to the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries also known as the Cannabis Club.

Update on the Ustream Viewing Application For The The iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

As most of you already know my LifeCast was not showing up on the Ustream.tv Viewing Application for the iPhone, iPad Tablet & iPod Touch
& that is because 
Ustream.tv had to update The Viewing App for only the iPhone, iPad Tablet & iPod Touch.
after that update any caster on the viewing app list who is not casting in
H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec
will not show up on the viewing app for apple devices.
Now why did they do that??
Here is what I got back from
Ustream.tv

Due to the codec restrictions on the iPhone HTTP streaming standard only streams with H.264 and AAC codecs can be played back on the iPad and iPhone so for this reason we are only listing those. Please switch to Ustream Producer for streaming (that uses the right codec) and your stream will appear again.

More BS Thanks to apple.
I do not like the Ustream Producer Application at all.
I tried the free one and let me say I installed it then 6 minutes later I uninstalled it, it’s really bad and I can’t believe the pay Producer Application would be better.
Maybe with time & some hard work the Ustream Producer Application could become soemthing good but in no way am I going to use it the way it is now.
So here I’m left thinking what am I going to do. now keep in mind I would only not show up on the
Ustream.tv Viewing App for apple devices but I would continue to show up on the Ustream.tv Viewing App for the Android Phone.
Well I knew The Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1 had H.264 video codec but as I later found out did not have the AAC audio codec. :(
but with some luck I did find a Plug-in made by MainConcept for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder
http://www.mainconcept.com/site/prosumer-products-4/aac-encoder-21580/information-21891.html

now this plugin does cost a lot of $ but it is the only way to get AAC into Adobe FME
Here is where you can download the Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/flashmediaencoder/

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E-TARD GETS A NEW INTEL QUAD COER I7 EXTREME COMPUTER

I got my new pc
& I love it :D
I’m not running a 64 bit OS
so I’m not using the full 8GB of Ram
I may go to Windows XP Pro 64 bit at some point
I’m just not ready to go to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
maybe when Microsoft stops coming out with updates for Win XP then I will go Win 7.
 
This computer will  increase my knowledge big time.
Just think of all the cool things I can do with it :D

My Primary Computer
Computer Type:ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Computer Name: PUCK
Operating System:Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32bit
OS Service Pack:Service Pack 3
CPU Type:QuadCore Intel Core i7 Extreme 975, 3466 MHz (26 x 133)
Motherboard Name:Asus IPMTB-TK (Truckee) (2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 6 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset:Intel Tylersburg X58, Intel Nehalem
System Memory:3063 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston HP497157-C01-ELDW – 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM2: Kingston HP497157-C01-ELDW – 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM3: Kingston HP497157-C01-ELDW – 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM5: Kingston HP497157-C01-ELDW – 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
BIOS Type:AMI (10/29/09)
Network:
Network Adapter:Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection
Display:
Video Adapter:NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (1024 MB)
3D Accelerator:nVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Monitor:HP w2007 [20" LCD] (CNN71230QZ)
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter:Realtek ALC888/1200 @ Intel 82801JB ICH10 – High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Adapter :Realtek ALC888/1200 @ nVIDIA GT216 – High Definition Audio Controller
Storage:
IDE Controller:Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller:Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller:Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller:MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
Disk Drive:Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
Disk Drive:Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
Disk Drive:Generic- SD/MMC USB Device
Disk Drive:Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
Disk Drive:ST31000528AS (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive:ST3320620AS (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive:WD My Book 1110 USB Device (1862.2 GB, USB)
Optical Drive:hp DVD-RAM GH40L
Optical Drive:MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
SMART Hard Disks Status:OK
Peripherals:
FireWire Controller x 2:VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller (PHY: VIA VT6307)
6 x USB1 Controller x 6:Intel 82801JB ICH10 – USB Universal Host Controller
2 x USB2 Controller x 2:Intel 82801JB ICH10 – USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor:American Megatrends Inc.
DMI System Manufacturer:HP-Pavilion
Input:
Keyboard:Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard
Mouse:Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 4
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 975 Extreme Edition CPU @ 3.33GHz
Type: 0
Family: 6
Model: 1A
Stepping: 5
Revision: 11
Maximum CPUID Level: B
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 400 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Packaging: LGA1366
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
MMX(TM): Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: Yes
Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: Yes
Expected Processor Frequency: 3.33 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 3.45 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 133 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 134 MHz
Expected QuickPath Interconnect Speed: 6.40 GT/s
Reported QuickPath Interconnect Speed: 6.40 GT/s
Expected Integrated Memory Controller Frequency: 1066 MHz
Reported Integrated Memory Controller Frequency: 1067 MHz

What I have added
The Disk Drive:ST3320620AS (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
and
The Disk Drive:WD My Book 1110 USB Device (1862.2 GB, USB)
I also added a better Case Fan
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E-TARD The LifeCaster Travels to Ohio

OHIO

 

  On October 24th 2009 I will be leaving from San Diego California airport to Columbus Ohio airport to see my girlfriend DzhaA, I will return on December 20th 2009 & yes I will be out there for my birthday thats on December 18th.
Sad :( to say I will not be broadcasting during my stay with her,
DzhaA has slow DSL Internet that I can not broadcast from
but I will go into town from time to time & if I can find a WiFi access point to broadcast from I will.
so to keep posted for when I do go Live on Cam use one of the follow services
 • Follow Me on Twitter.com
http://twitter.e-tard.tv
 • Subscribe e-tard.tv via SMS/TEXT Message
 • Subscribe e-tard.tv via E-Mail Address
You can find both the E-Mail & SMS/TEXT Message Subscribe Forms on the left column of e-tard.tv.
I also will be in my chat room most of the time
& will be online on Windows Live Messenger & MySpaceIM.
I know this sucks but I will take loads of pictures & will make some videos as well as use this time to work on some awesome Blog posts that I have put off for some time.
 It also it gives me the chance to work on my video editing skills now that I got CyberLink PowerDirector.
I hope you all will come by my chat room on the 23th for the last Hrs of my cast.

Microsoft Windows XP Internet Speed Tweaks

To speed up your Internet on Microsoft Windows XP Pro & Home Edition
you would have to make some changes to your Windows Registry
but thanks to
SpeedGuide.net we can now make the changes with this nice GIU App Called TCPOptimizer.exe
    CLICK HERE for The Guide on how to use TCPOptimizer.exe
   
CLICK HERE for The FAQ to TCPOptimizer.exe

When you use the TCPOptimizer Tool you will need to use the SpeedGuide Analyzer Web App

Remember that TCPOptimizer Only Works for Microsoft Windows XP Pro & Home Edition as well as Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 95.
So Do Not Use It On Windows Vista 32/64 or Windows Server 2008!!!!!!!


Here is a Patch for the TCPIP.SYS File made by lvllord.de
You will need this Patch for the fact that The TCPIP.SYS File that Microsoft gives you sucks.
This Patch Only Works on Windows XP Pro & Home or Windows 2003 Server!!!!!
   
EvID4226Patch223d-en.zip  EventID 4226 Patcher Version 2.23d (english) 
    EvID4226Patch223d-de.zip  EventID 4226 Patcher Version 2.23d (german)

Now The Internet I have is fast,
I have Verizon Fios 35-MegaBits Download & a 35-MegaBits Upload.
The thing is when I got Verizon Fios Internet I was not getting my Full Upload Speed.
They gave me a registry file to fix it
Speed-Fix.reg
This Registry File made some of the same changes to the registry that the TCPOptimizer Tool does
Accept This One
Whats inside of the Speed-Fix.reg
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AFD\Parameters]

“DefaultSendWindow”=dword:0001fe78
“DefaultReceiveWindow”=dword:000ff3c0

This was the one thing it did that no other speed tweak that I have seen did.
It really speeds up The Internet  in Windows.

This Reg Fix works on any other Internet Connection & only work on Windows XP Pro & Home Edition & Windows 2000.
The Speed-Fix.reg you see here has only the AFD\Parameters part in it so use that with the other tools you see in this post.


 

 If you are looking for some ways to Speed Up your Internet on Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit/64-Bit or Windows 2008 Server. 
Then go here
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php 
& look for

SG Vista TCP/IP Patch
Description: The SG Vista TCP/IP patch us a quick way to optimize Vista TCP/IP settings for broadband internet connections. It sets both netsh auto tunning levels and modifies the Windows Registry as recommended by our Vista Tweaks article. It is recommended to run the patch when logged in with administrative priviledges. The patch allows for reverting all settings to their respective Windows default values as well. Note you may have to right-click the link above and choose “Save Target As…” to save to your computer. To apply, save to your desktop and run as administrator (right-click -> run as administrator). Type Y when prompted to optimize parameters.
ONLY FOR Windows Vista 32/64, Server 2008.

or

sg_vista_tcpip_limit_patch.zip
Description: This registry patch changes the limit of half-open TCP connections to 500 (from the default 2-25). Note that this should only be needed pre-Service Pack 2, and a patched tcpip.sys version is necessary to utilize this tweak, as outlined in our Vista tcpip.sys connection limit article.
ONLY FOR Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit.

NOTE THAT
I have never used The Patchs/Tweaks for Windows Vista & Windows 2008 Server.
Also as far as I know Windows 7 does not need Speed Tweaking but you may want to go over your Windows 7 Services and turn off anything that is not needed.

E-TARD.TV is NOW on iPhone and iPod Touch Ustream Viewing App

Ustream.tv has approved my My LifeCast for the iPhone 3G,3Gs and The iPod touch Viewing Application.
You can find the App at This Link
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