I want to thank all of you who commented on Menagerie and the site as a whole. I was really surprised and pleased with the responses. You’re comments have helped me make a decision.
Codgerville’s home page will remain pretty much as it is. I want to take ownership of the site and include some of my own pictures in the site, expand the memory and a few other things and I will have to pay a nominal fee. It will be a slow process because I am a slow person. LOL. Comes with age.
When we start doing videos, probably in March or April, I will start up a YouTube channel separate from Codgerville. Here at Codgerville I will have another page that will have ads for my favorite retailers. I want to do this because a lot of questions that I get have to do with where something can be found. This way I can refer you to a particular link and hopefully this will work. If it doesn’t I will drop it.
I do understand your reluctance about ads. I go to some sites and
have to wade through them to find the story. That is one problem, and another is my computer which I affectionately call the Bedrock 1000 or Methuselah, is quite slow. To watch a 15 minute video I have to wait from 15 minutes to 2 hours.
Next, I want to warn you and in so doing I must tell you a little more about myself. In August 1976 the world’s first supercomputer went online. It was called Cray-1, which first went on-line at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. The next Cray was highly modified to meet the unique needs of the National Security Agency and went online in 1978. It, like the other Cray-1 was the brainchild of Mr. Seymour Cray.
In September 1978, a NSA research lab conducted an experiment which we called R-9000. We tied into cable TV hubs in 12 cities. Using these hubs we could use the television in a home, even though it was off, to see and hear what went on in the room. The resolution was not real good, mostly silhouettes but we could see. Audio was very good. For those of you who do not know, any speaker can be turned into a microphone.
We grunts were taken off the project because of another emergency and transferred back to the field. And shortly thereafter, I left the agency.
Now, this program has gone nationwide and is the primary reason that high-definition television was mandated by the United States Government. Did you honestly think it was because Uncle Sam was interested in your viewing pleasure. At the time of martial law this program will be full-blown and used to ensure compliance. Any TV hooked up to cable or satellite will be capable of monitoring the room in which it sets. I know that you are aware that your computer already does this, as well as your cellphone.
I am not trying to hoodwink anyone or scare anyone, I am just wanting to make all of you aware of what your favorite uncle is up to. You are forewarned. Plan your actions accordingly. When I mention that I do not have a functioning television this is the reason.
Use 2012 wisely. It may be our last chance to get ready. May the good Lord richly bless you and yours in 2012.