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27 Mar 2019 »
bitchuteATst-james.cc; SoggyM _ Husi ... April Fool's coming..
26 Mar 2019 »
25 Mar 2019 »
In memory of my classmate, Dr. Victor Agnello
By Tony Wade


I met my high school classmate Victor Agnello in Mr. Scherr’s 10th-grade English class at Armijo High School. I have a vague memory of him and David Salvitti, who was then and is now the biggest Parliament-Funkadelic fan in the universe, debating the merits of P-Funk versus hard rock.

Victor was a drummer with infectious energy. He was very charismatic and girls swooned over him because of his looks and yet he was cool to everyone. A friend of Vic’s, Todd Frank, said it best: “I’ve always said if Victor wasn’t such a great guy, I would have hated him.”

In our senior year, 1982, Vic’s band Sorcerer played in the Armijo gym. One song I remember them doing was Van Halen’s then-popular cover version of the Roy Orbison classic “Oh, Pretty Woman.” He later joined an up-and-coming metal band called Lääz Rockit.

They released their first album, “City’s Gonna Burn,” in 1984 and were part of the burgeoning Bay Area thrash metal scene. That year I saw them at Solano Community College and also opening for Mercyful Fate at the Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco. The latter was memorable because it was the first time I’d experienced moshing, which I was shocked to see a metal crowd doing, as I thought only punk fans “slam-danced.”

In 1999, I was at a cabin in a church camp with three other guys, all of us in our mid-30s. We stayed up late, talking like teenagers, and one guy mentioned he used to jam with a local band. Another guy said he knew a guy in high school who played bass for a band. I told them about Vic. We were all stunned to discover we were talking about the same band, Lääz Rockit. When the fourth guy came in and had no connection with Lääz, we jokingly ostracized him.

In 2008, I reconnected with Victor to do a feature story for the Daily Republic. I Googled him and was surprised to find that he was a beloved allergy doctor with his own practice in North Carolina. He’d also served in the U.S. Army. The story, “Vic Agnello, Heavy Metal Doctor,” ran in the spring of that year.

In the spring of 2013, Victor was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. His initial post on a website called Caring Bridges was full of his usual optimism. He was confident he would beat it.

His wife Emily posted periodic updates of the ups and downs of his treatment. Victor posted in November of last year. He fought hard and he fought well, but on June 1, Victor died.

I have had classmates die. Vic’s death has been hands down the hardest to deal with simply because of what a genuinely nice person he was.

There was a memorial for Victor in Pleasant Hill recently and the members of Lääz Rockit spoke as well as me and two close friends of Vic’s and my classmates, Brad Farmer and Miguel Rivera.

I have already been more committed to the American Cancer’s Society’s Relay for Life (Fairfield’s is July 19 at Armijo) than ever before, but the tragedy of this brutal disease taking such a loving and kind person who leaves behind a wife and seven daughters has steeled my resolve.

Action aids in healing. The Agnello Family Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank and you can deposit a check at any Well’s Fargo branch nationwide. You can also mail a check (made out to “Emily R. Agnello – Agnello Family Fund”) to: Wells Fargo, 352 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.

To donate to my Relay for Life team or dedicate a luminaria in Victor’s name online, visit: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/iguift.

Now, to be clear, I was not a close friend of Vic’s. There were many people, such as the aforementioned Todd, Brad and Miguel, as well as Ralph “Bruddah Keahi” Renaud and Michael Weese, who knew him much better than I did.

But that’s the point. I am torn up because Victor Agnello was only the third person I have met in my life, besides John Gibson and Matt Garcia, who had the unique ability to make everyone feel like they were his special friend.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Reach Fairfield writer Tony Wade at kelvinsbrother@sbcglobal.net.

14 Mar 2019 »
Uphold - verified member to receive BAT as publisher. Account being closed. investment forfeited on March 14th, 2019. Will keep record of this 'what/who/where' failed transaction !!!
10 Feb 2019 »
SVG Kudos code sniplet sample (escape { for "<")


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Describe what copy should be associated with your Kudos, how rare it is, how much itll cost, and how to tag / categorieze it

ex:

description (varchar, up to 500 characters -- no profanity): You spin up DAPPS on the weekend, just for fun.
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to_address (web3 address): 0x0f...ab0
tags (string, comma delimited): ethereum, hacker, hackathon, eth


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23 Jan 2019 »
周 作人 在《 日本 近 三十年 小说 之 发达》( 1918 年 4 月 19 日) 中 说:“ 中国 讲 新 小说 也 二十 多年 了, 算 起来 却 毫无 成绩, 这是 什么 道理 呢? 据我 说来, 就 只在 中国人 不肯 模仿 不会 模仿。…… 我们 要想 救 这 弊病, 须得 摆脱 历史 的 因袭 思想, 真 心地 先 去 模仿 别人, 随后 自 能 从 模仿 中, 蜕化 出 独创 的 文学 来, 日本 就是 个 榜样。”

郭宏安. 斑驳的碎片 (Kindle Locations 3257-3260). Kindle Edition.
12 Jan 2019 »
same effort of 'instantiate' another instance of mod_virgule on OSX 10.13.6 failed, due to difficulty of 'security integrity' measures inherent within Mac OSX 10.13 operating rules on adding dynamic linked module into /usr/libexec/apache2/ permission denied ... need to boot into 'single user/ maintenance' to disable 'integrity' setting ... (?)
12 Jan 2019 »
@whyy:/etc/apache2/sites-enabled# apachectl restart
apache2: Syntax error on line 140 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/virgule.load: Cannot load /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_virgule.so into server: /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_virgule.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Action 'restart' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.
31 Dec 2018 »
華蓋是玉皇大帝頭上的光環,代表權貴、威嚴,又象徵超凡脫俗、好學、專注。由於皇帝自古以來就自稱「孤王」、「寡人」,而成功人士的道路是孤獨的,所以,華蓋在現實生活中,往往被解讀為信奉宗教、文藝創作。在12生肖運程而言,華蓋須與其他主財富、權力的吉星同合,才可有名有利有地位,否則,只宜修心養性,好好學習,不斷增值,提升自己。

魯迅是無神論者,但他有一首詩卻以運交華蓋自嘲:「運交華蓋欲何求?未敢翻身已碰頭;破帽遮顏過鬧市,漏船載酒泛中流。橫眉冷對千夫指,俯首甘為孺子牛;躲進小樓成一統,管他冬夏與春秋。」

「運交華蓋」本來是飛黃騰達的貴氣,魯迅卻講反話,自嘲生不逢時,還可求甚麼?動輒得咎,惟有躲躲避避,冷眼看待小人的指駡,甘心做好教育下一代的工作,不問世事,在自我的小天地悠然自得。屬牛的朋友流年是不是只能當孺子牛?

方向宇
31 Dec 2018 »
A likely resemblance of kindness - a draft of translation 《可以》

Kindly, staying at an independently run hotspring
a stand-alone place among mountaenous ranges
Trappings of flickering sincerity here and there
in and out of wandering visions.

The winding path of the night, intermittenly mix
of black and white wet patches, unsuspected
slippery fall awaits ocassional traveler

faceless expressions of long black hair
strangled mankind's meekly desire.

It is probable, certainly true.

Drunkards, protected by rails
outpoured his true feelings

Praise-worthy or not, this much I believe
Probability is back in fashion,
manufacturing fables of our beauty Queen
A new semblance taking its root and airy height
Our esteemed old self in new spotlight.

Let us merrily tackle social ill, as We
stand firm in our lether boots for animal rights protection
Imagine an Oxen eating a man to please his master
Is that possible?

Truly, a man can keep his creed
no matter how strange it seems, to others
a UFO from nowhere, let alone
graspable with another's meak mind.

Try, holding up an umbrella
Try, being like a seed of Daffidill
Whenever wind blows, parachutting to a different world.


Have you seen writers frantically running back and forth on their ways?
I always thought they so look like figurines out of wax museums
The way writers dissected our living crime
is the same as we low-balled their points of view.

Double down, a likely resembalance of kindness
we must let blindsighted folks give up their hearings
whoever can't think for themselves must not feel anything
Here comes Japanese Waxwing, on its last true flight,
to this other shore of eternal tranquility.

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