Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 24 - Holiday Show 2005

Topics featured:

* My most memorable Christmas story as told in text format here (With some dramatic dramatizations of course :) )

* Announcement of the return of The Pat Cook Show (which will perhaps be better known as Pat's VideoCast instead, but hey, it's all good).


Gabber Jaw's latest :70 second promo


None (But I promise some for next year :) )

To send feedback, call the PodLine @ 206-203-4744

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Blast From Windows Past?

I hope we're not seeing the re-emergence of a dangerous trend here.....

.....Found this sitting on my desktop. Does this look familiar (but only with a slightly different protocol)?

Reminds of when spammers could use a loophole found in MSN Messenger to send spam right to an end user's desktop.

However, just to be safe...Do any of you geeks out there want to tell me just what this really is, just in case it might be something legitimate? If you do, just drop me a line using the comments section.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Is Gmail's POP3 Incoming Mail Server Down?

Or is it just me?

I have Eudora and haven't gotten ANYTHING in the last SEVERAL DAYS. I've had to resort to logging on via other means.

If anyone out there has a clue as to what's going on, please drop me a comment. Thanks! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 23

This week we explore the question and possibility of podcasting becoming an audio version of pornography.

Plus comments on President Bush's appointment of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court & the turmoil that exists in Washington in the wake of the investigations of several top political figures and directions to a nearby (to me) porn shop for Adam Curry.

Also a rant on drivers NOT yielding to PEDESTRIAN traffic as they are supposed to and yet another sound seeing tour (this time with my NEW SCOOTER) to Walgreens, Subway, my doctor's office and to the local Sprint Store.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Pat's Podcast Now Available Via "Old Fashioned" Internet Radio

Yes it's true. We are back on the OLD cyber airwaves.

But it DOES NOTmean that I'm leaving the world of podcasting.

But rather, we are using the "old" method as an additional vehicle in which to broadcast our show via my Internet Radio station called NUKE 102. In addition, the station also broadcasts other programming which also may be of interest. They include, but aren't neccessarily limited to the following...

Other shows will be added as the station gets permission to pick them up.

In addition, NUKE 102 (as well as the podcast for that matter) also broadcasts PodSafe music from the following sources...

What do I need to listen to the station you say?

You need the latest edition of Your system should also be able to decode AAC. has this support by default, but in case your system still can't decode AAC,

Once you're all set, click the ON AIR button below (and above and anywhere else on the site for that matter) to LISTEN TO **THE **ALL-NEW** NUKE 102 - STILL DENVER'S NEW WORLD ORDER STATION**

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 22

An explanation as to Where Oh Where I Have Been the last couple of months.

Plus, a rant on the "All Katrina...All The Time" approach the network news outlets have taken lately and how they appear to be trying using this approach to compete with The Weather Channel.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Why Is Mozilla Update So Damn SSSLLLLOOOOWWWW Today????

Anyone have a clue? The NetStat Widget I have shows my current downlink at around 1.6 MB (that's 1.6 MEGA bauds per second for you dialup users on those GLORIFIED "broadband providers" out there).

That said....Before I post this, let me take time out to WELCOME all of you visiting via one of the many family-oriented Webrings which this blog is now a member of. Hopefully this will be the first of MANY to come. :)

The blog rings are next. :)

Friday, September 23, 2005

Where Oh Where I Have Been

As I write this, I am amongst the offline world, but not because I forgot to pay the electric bill or got washed up in Hurricane Katrina, though the cable company is expected to be out today to reactivate my account and stuff (I had my cable account suspended since I was in the hospital and didn't see the need to pay for service I couldn't receive because of my obvious physical location). :-)

This time it's because I contracted a case of cellulitis in the left leg which resulted in my getting sick to the point where I came within HOURS (if not sooner!) of DEATH. I came down with a fever so high that it amazed doctors that I was still conscious. The temp was 106.7 (No I'm not kidding either!). I will lead off Episode 22 of Pat's Podcast with this, but if podcasts aren't your cup of tea as it were, lemme briefly summarize what all happened (if that's possible).

It was August 9th. I had just jumped in the shower. As the water hit me, I started getting the chills. Thinking it was just a fluky thing, I continued with my shower. After my shower, I was REALLY shivering. So when I stepped out into the living area, I turned on the HEATER portion of my Heater/AC unit. I think the latter turned out to be my biggest mistake as you see later on.

Convinced I had some type of flu bug, I called my mom on the phone (she lives in the same building as I do, just different apartment :-) ) to see if she had anything I could take, but she said she didn't and reminded me to not be afraid to call the paramedics and get my butt to the hospital to get some antibiotics. Things eventually REALLY got bad as I went to the bathroom and while I was in there and on the way back, it felt as though I was about to collapse. I had this funny feeling of a corkscrew trying to work its way inside my head or (perhaps more accurate) a helicopter blade spinning around inside my head (If you know how a helicopter blade spins around while the thing is on the ground, you have a pretty good idea of what I was feeling). I was also (sic) puking my guts out (dry heaves mostly).

As for the consciousness thing....The simplest way to describe it would be like watching an old home movie (My eyes were batting open and shut rapidly). But instead of the movie, the action was 100% LIVE & VERY REAL.

Suffice to say, I wound up calling the paramedics who ultimately (and almost immediately) took me to the hospital where my primary care provider works out of. After a battery of tests to determine what it was that I had, doctors came to the conclusion that the problem was the cellulitis in my left leg (it was red and swollen. My right leg was swollen as well, but not as much as my left leg nor was it as red). Everyone in the ER was also telling me that I was BURNING UP and that my skin was somewhat warm to the touch even though I was shivering.

Problem was the doctors eventually had to perform a Biopsy on my left leg to confirm what they already suspected. This was because, for whatever reason, they seemingly couldn't find the right antibiotics that seemed to work. Just yesterday (9/22), I was told that I would have a dimple for a "scar" when the would finally heals (it still hasn't as I type this).

They later determined that I had diabetes.

Trust me, there's NO other feeling like being asked if you have ever been diagnosed with diabetes (or other serious and deadly disease), you telling the doc that you haven't, only to be told that you have been now. Surreal and shocking to say the very least.

As a result of all this, I was ultimately admitted to the MICU section of the hospital As anyone who has ever been in hospitals can imagine, I was placed in a private room. I spent roughly ten days there. I was then moved to a regular hospital room. My only problem with that was that the room *wasn't* a private room. As a result, not only was I at the mercy of MY doctors, nurses and their assistants and other people treating me, but also those of the person next to me. What a drag that was. :-(

After about two weeks of this, I finally got my own room (My guess is that the sooner you show signs of getting well, the sooner you get your own room. Really strange). During this stage, there was another problem. This time, it was a complication with the interaction between Phenobarbital (the medication I took for my Epilepsy) and the Anastesia (sp?) they used for my Biopsy. As a result, there was a lot of distention in my stomach and they had to perform a colonoscopy (sp?) to correct this. They also switched me from Phenobarbital to Depakote.

Anyway, enough with the gross stuff. Eventually, after more than three weeks at the hospital (and after the Radiology Department, who was getting to klnow me on a first name basis with my my near-daily visits to them even though I didn't know them from a freakin' hole in the ground was supposedly starting a betting pool as to when I finally might leave :-) *LOL!*), I was transferred to an LTAC center for rehabilitation. Suffice to say, this is a hospital run on the cheap side - IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE WAY. I spent almost another three weeks there before finally coming home.

Now since I'm a guy, my overall assessment on the nurses is kinda bland. There weren't any real cuties (I wasn't *that* lucky), but I didn't exactly end up with a bunch of old hags armed with big square needles either (though there *were* a *few* times where this did happen, but fortunately this wasn't very often :-) ). I did however stumble across some GUYS who were nurses though (Is it just me or is the number of male nurses rising along with the number of female doctors?). Also had a couple guys for therapists too.

Anyhow, even though I'm now cured of my cellulitis, it was finally discovered that I have a diabetic condition. Not neccessarily Diabetes itself though as I don't need Insulin. But I do need to watch my sugar intake. I also need to try to lose some weight (I lost some 75-80 lbs. going from 370 to about 290-295 before rebounding back to 310). Also, because of my Cerebral Palsy, my doctor is also prescribing a motorized scooter for me so I can get around (I can walk with the assistance of a walker and have most of my leg strength back now, but that won't be of much help when I'm out in public even after I'm able to put the walker aside). I'm also getting a bunch of other things as well (including a special bed for my sleep apnea, which I also now have).

Hopefully I'll land myself an iRiver with my Rent Rebates soon so I can do some podcasts as I go scooting around town. That'd be REALLY cool. :-) (Don't get me wrong. My Olympus VNC240PC is great, but compared to an iRiver, it's a backup :-) ).

I'm hoping some good will come out of all this in the end. One of which is my biological clock being returned to normal so then this way I get up in the morning as opposed to in the afternoon like before. As it is now, it's now 6:00 AM and I'm wide awake after only about five hours of sleep (Before all thechanges, I would normally be going to bed by this hour. Also, ideally I'd like to push it up to a full eight, but alas....Baby steps....Baby steps. Recovery Road is a long one and I'm only in the middle of it. *sigh* ).

Anyway....That's where I've been for the last six weeks. Time for me to save this for posting later on today when I get my cable and access to the Internet back (I get it via Comcast) but if I think of anything else, I'll be sure to somehow slip it in. :-)

Friday, July 29, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 20

This episode is entirely devoted to celebrating AWEC Festival which is focusing this year on the 10th Anniversary launch of ActiveWorlds, a 3D chat service. The guest via Skype is OneSummer, one of the big community contributors.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 19 - Family Reunion Special


Topics include family reunion.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 18


Topics include announcement of family get together (FINALLY!), Hurricane Dennis, London Terror Attack, and the Space Shuttle launch.

Also, my rant on the Karl Rove scandal and how DEFENSIVE the Bush White House has suddenly become now that the investigation THEY insisted on AND ordered has now turned on THEM.

Plus podsafe music, mashups (we FINALLY have some!), a classic radio aircheck from Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles circa 1973 and more. CHECK IT OUT!!

As usual, Breaking News will be posted to my text blogs here or here depending on the news and will be brought up on the next podcast.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Apologies For Being Away & Breaking News

I'm SSSSSOOOOOO sorry I've been away for so long and haven't been posting to this blog. Been busy working on my other blogs (see right) and have had other things going on.

That leads me to my BREAKING NEWS.

As you have undoubtedly figured out simply by reading my post from Friday October 17, 2003, my brother Leonard (he's the one in Missouri) is married. That's not the news I have to report. The news I have to report tonight is that he and his wife are coming to town next week. They will have their darling little daughter Gracelyn with them (I've been asked by my brother to not post pictures of Gracelyn. Being the ethical blogger I am, not to mention the caring brother I am, I'm respecting their wishes on the matter).

Bill & I were introduced to their daughter Gracelyn in late 2003 or early 2004 (I forget now. I do remember it was just prior to Dad's death though) as Leonard brought her into town for a special visit as soon as he possibly could shortly after he learned that Dad was pretty much on the last leg of his life. See this post and this post for further details. But neither Bill nor I have met our sister-in-law Susannah yet. Bill has no doubt talked to her over the phone a few times and Susannah and I exchanged emails once, but that's been about it. Mom went to Kansas City, MO. to spend Thanksgiving with Leonard, Susannah & Gracelyn, but neither Bill or I could go with Mom due to a variety of issues (we wished that it was possible though).

We are hoping to have a family get together of some sort sometime during their visit. This get-together will also include my other brother Bill (who lives in town) and his son Jaxon (sorry, no pics of him available either). But this all depends on a certain someone who, at least for this post, we shall keep nameless as well as faceless (suffice to say, she's hardly the most ideal mother for ANY kid, let alone my nephew Jaxon). There are some other sordid issues which involve this "woman" (I prefer to think of her in a somewhat different light) that could keep the get together from happening as the rest of us hope. We're praying those issues can be addressed and details can be worked out in time.

Anyhow, for my brother Leonard and his wife Susannah, the trip is a combination of business and pleasure. Susannah is a publisher for The International Church Of The Nazarene which is based in Kansas City, MO. Leonard is a Pastor there (Leonard, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on this *smile*) and apparently there is some sort of conference which will take up part of their time as well.

Ohh well. Life goes on. Better to have their company part of the time than none of the time. Such wasn't the case some several years ago when Leonard returned from "the dead" as it were. Someday, when I get the time (and if I can find the letter and get his permission), I'll post the long letter he wrote and add a link to it as a supplement to this post and this post. Either that or I'll simply make a simple web page out of it or something. I dunno.

Anyhow, that's all the news there is for now. More details will be posted here as they become available (unless I'm told not to mention them). This will also be discussed (hopefully in greater detail) on my latest podcast which you can access by clicking here to go to my podcast page.

In the meantime....Cheers for now everyone :)

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 17


Topics include new software sound FX program, an in depth at euthanism & what you NEED to know ESPECIALLY if you're a parent of a teenager (scary stuff - Parental Discretion HIGHLY Advised).

Also, a virtual CQ call to all Ham Radio Operators (from KB0OXD), Paris Hilton - THE Closest Thing To American Royalty (we think not). Plus, LOADS of podsafe music, promos, Sean Kennedy rants, the classic radio aircheck of the week (Chuck Dann, WKYC "Radio 11", Cleveland, Ohio from January 1968) and my pick for Hottie Of The Week. CHECK IT OUT!!!


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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 16


Topics include rant on CastBlaster release, President Bush's Address to the Nation last night and comments on proposed Flag Burning Ammendment.

Plus podsafe music, promos and a classic radio aircheck from Terry Allen, WTMA from 7/31/67.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 15


Topics include KYOU Radio GM interview (courtesy of The Rock And Roll Geek Show) and the future of the convergence of podcasting and broadcasting and the future of podcasting in general.

Plus, a woman who thinks talking on her cell phone is more important than talking to the cops gets tazered, podsafe music, TONS of promos and more. CHECK IT OUT!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 14


Topics include Jackson Trial Verdict and reaction to it by people around the world. Plus, how dense California juries have been over the years. Complete with mashups, podsafe music, a classic radio aircheck from "Boss Radio" 93 KHJ in Los Angeles, and the Hotties and Notties Of The Week (a new segment on the show).

As per usual nowadays, news and other developments that break between podcasts will be posted as they break & come in on Pat's Real Deal Blog (my text-only blog) and will take priority on the next podcast.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 13 Special CommuteCast


Topics include pushy cab drivers and politicians who don't the follow the rules of the body they were elected to serve. Plus the sleep study I went to and the events enroute and I get an education on the morning bus service from the Aurora Mall.

LOTS of Podsafe music too.

NOTE: News and other developments that break between podcasts will now be posted on Pat's Real Deal Blog (my text-only blog) as soon as I can get it posted and will take priority on the next podcast.

NEXT PODCAST: Tueaday June 7, 2005 (Should Be Available On Wednesday). It's MY BIRTHDAY!!! I'll be a big fat 39. I should be at home for this one (unless my brother takes me out to the ballgame or something, in which case my podcast will be Wednesday June 8 and should be available on Thursday).

Friday, May 27, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 12

This is a podcast of my own general musings, rants, raves, and so forth. This podcast is also used for "blog exclusive gossip" regarding topics discussed on The Pat Cook Show and IS NOT intended for rebroadcast in whole by other podcasters and Internet Radio stations, but can used in part if so desired.

Topics include the U.S. Senate compromise.

NOTE: News and other developments that break between podcasts will now be posted on Pat's Real Deal Blog (my text-only blog) as soon as I can get it posted and will take priority on the next podcast.

NEXT PODCAST: Monday May 30, 2005 (Should Be Available On Tuesday). This podcast will be another sound-seeing tour as we travel to another appointment of mine. Topics will most likely be off the cuff.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 10


Topics included are submission to KYOU Radio and PodShow, dumbass 911 call from a Burger King Drive-In, My ex-sister-in-law and her stupidity, plus more.

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 09


Topics include More on Adam Curry's "ElevatorCast", Paris Hilton, Personal Matters, MLB & Steroid Problem - STRIKE PREDICTED!!! Plus LOTS More.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 08


Topics included - New Pieces Of Installed Software, Disparaging Comments That I Heard On The Pope's Death. Plus Adam Curry's "ElevatorCast" In New York.

Monday, April 4, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 07


Topics included - MLB - Year for a Cinderella team? Pope's Death, Terri Schiavo and more. Plus rants on personal matters.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 06 - PORTA-PODDIE Idea


Topics included this time are - Portable Podcasters "PodSquad" idea, Podcaster Apparel, Podcasting On An Airplane (Passenger Jet Liner) and more.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 05


Topics include RSS Feed troubles, audio quality issues in last podcast, new skype name, podcasters Yahoo! Group flap on "salesmanese", video blog progress, announcement of upcoming message board(s), hopeful PC upgrades, cheap printer prices and Condoleeza Rice.

Plus personal matters, the Veterans Administration & Dental Insurance (or the lack thereof) and streaming media - on its death bed?

Friday, March 11, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 04 - The PORTABILITY Of Podcasting


This edition of Pat's Podcast demonstrates the portability of podcasting. This podcast was done using a Digital Voice Recorder and done "Man On The Street" style. The podcast also includes podcasting while on a city bus and musical interludes (courtesy of, a ROYALTY-FREE music website). A variety of topics are discussed and covered. Topics range from Ward Churchill to the Jackson clan.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 03

Topics include University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, the so-called "Liberal" bias in the media, the mentality and intelligence of the average voter, the lies of 9/11 events. Also Right Wing Republicans now "buddy-buddy" with CBS again because they (CBS) are now "following the rules"?

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 02

Topics include the good ol' old days of Internet Radio, hopes of video blogging, Cool Edit 2000 and other suitable podcast producing software, Roaylty Free Music sites, Dawn & Drew on FUSE TV (and vlogging). Also, Live365 as a podcast service?

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Pat's Podcast Episode 01 - Pat Cook On The Jiggy Jaguar Show

This is an interview with me on The Jiggy Jaguar Show.
It's intended to be podcast which can downloaded by anyone, though it is
asked that it not be aired (at least in whole) by other Internet Radio stations or podcasters, but CAN be aired in part if so desired.