MSN e-mail dead???

Here is something that caught me by surprise…an error generated from MSN email :

Server Error in ‘/’ Application.

Runtime Error

Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a “web.config” configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its “mode” attribute set to “Off”.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<customErrors mode="Off"/>

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the “defaultRedirect” attribute of the application’s <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>

Anyone else seen this one?


Microblog or Full Post

I wonder if regular posts or ‘microblogs’ get more reads.

I put a microblog out about battery restore/rebuild and got hardly any hits, while my very first full post got over 500 reads. Or is it the fact that Your first post is the only one really paid attention to and the rest basically ignored. Just wondering….

Poor preforming power tool batteries? Don’t throw them out yet. I can provide you with a restored battery (NiCad or NiMh) and help keep the landfills from filling up with these and save you some bucks at the same time. I work on individual or groups of them. Please contact me for more information.

Wife got staples out of knee surgery site today! Doc said not to tell others in waiting room because they are taking much longer and will get upset LOL.

Wife home now…

Well my wife is back from the hospital and recouping in bed for now. So many gizmos came home with her. Something called an ‘Iceman’ a special water chiller for ice packs, a crazy looking knee exerciser that looks like some kind of medieval torture device, a group of pain killers, muscle relaxants, and anti clotting drug. Wow! At least she is home and can get some real ‘uninterrupted’ rest. And then the PT starts!

Are we China or are we still the USA???

After coming across an article on Yahoo News about the Last Sardine Cannery in the US closing then continuing onto an article about Last of Their Kind businesses in the US from CNN Money that was posted on the Business Opportunity Weblog I am really starting to wonder if the USA has basically become the annex of China. Since we seem to be getting most of our ‘stuff’ from China and have been graciously provided economic assistance from them in the form of loans aren’t we basically getting a ‘rebate’ from them since we are such good customers?

So, I thought that it’s time for some good old American entrepreneurial spirit and start a business that is American based and American in philosophy. That is a concierge business that not only provides time and money saving services to businesses and households, but also provides community sustainment.  Can this work? I mean, after looking at the local and national economy, you would think that this could be a bad time to start such a venture. The difference here is that this service based approach has three fronts. First, provide community sustainment by the recycling of clothing and technology tied with the donation of staple and non-perishable food items back to the community. Second, as the company grows, provide jobs to others as independent contractors (miro-entrepreneurs). Third, provide a socially conscience business model for others to use.  Another difference here is that this is NOT a non-profit group that one might suspect a socially oriented enterprise might be it is a Limited Liability Corp. (LLC) and has the ambition of TOMS Shoes, but initially at the local and regional levels. So, at the grass-roots level, my wife, son and myself formed DMR Services, LLC to provide a range of support services to homes and businesses while providing a community building ideal.

We really need to take back more than just oil reliance from other countries. We need to take back ourselves as a nation that provides more for its-self and breaks the global reliance we seem to have while still being a provider to the global community that has been ‘pushed’ to the background. We can do this! It starts with each individual wanting to grow a sustainable community with much less government support (from ALL parties).

Contact DMR Services, LLC for our model and services we provide to households and businesses at

More Duggars

There is finally a response in the pop news bin about the actions of the growing Duggar family by Allison McDowell Enstrom. But why so long??? Do people out there really think that a family this large makes sense? Oh yes they they continue to say that they are debt free…Most likely because of the occasional media pay they get. Where is the true sense of family here? What happens when mom and dad are gone? Let’s face it people at 19 members, there has to be a point that when the family will fall apart and there will be little or no income.

Are the Duggar family children going to continue the tradition and grow to huge sizes just to get attention (and income)? How are the real needs of housing and educational expenses going to come in? How does discipline work in a group of this size? Let’s be realistic. Regardless if people see this as a ‘blessing’ or ‘curse’, there will be some future outcome that will impact this family in some way. Hopefully a good outcome, but unfortunately, it will most likely harm the youngest ones first.

Oh yeah…a sidebar, good old Katie is back in the light AGAIN. Here’s another example of family volume oops I mean values.