Fozzologs

RSS Feeds

Years (General)

About...

These posts are the creation of Doran L. Barton (AKA Fozziliny Moo). To learn more about Doran, check out his website at fozzilinymoo.org.

Right Side

This space reserved for future use.

Videography Lessons learned from the Clarity 10th Anniversary show

By: Doran Barton on 2016-11-28 at 21:27:24

On Saturday, 19 November, I recorded video of the band Sons Of Nothing performing a concert at Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU) in Salt Lake City. This was a special show for the 10th anniversary of the release of the band's "Clarity" album. In addition to recording video of the performance, I also produced video to be projected behind the band at ...

Read more...

Subaru has settled class action lawsuit over oil consumption

By: Doran Barton on 2016-05-08 at 06:18:04

In a recent post, I indicated that my 2014 Subaru Forester has a minor problem with oil consumption and in my Googling, I've discovered this isn't exclusive to my car. In fact, many Subaru owners have had this problems in recent years.

Well, a class-action lawsuit was filed and Subaru has ...

Read more...

2014 Subaru Forester has high oil consumption

By: Doran Barton on 2016-01-09 at 05:44:09

I bought my 2014 Subaru Forester Limited brand new and have already put over 60,000 miles on it. The 2.5 liter engine takes 0W20 synthetic oil and I've changed the oil every 6-7,000 miles myself.

However, the low-oil indicator on the dash frequently illuminates about 4,000 miles after an oil change requiring me to add half of a quart of oil. The car has required one half to one full quart of ...

Read more...

Making sex normal

By: Doran Barton on 2015-09-15 at 05:47:11

I recently watched a YouTube video of a TED talk given by Debby Herbenick who is described on Wikipedia as being "one of the leading experts in the study of sexual behavior in the United States."

The first seven minutes of Ms. Herbenick's TED talk was quite good. She talks about how repressed ...

Read more...

The status of my documentary project

By: Doran Barton on 2015-08-28 at 22:00:14

Since the beginning of 2015, I've been working on a documentary about a man named Ernie Jiminez who, on Memorial Day, set a new world record for furthest successful shot at a target with a rifle using open-sights.

This will be my first documentary and as such, I've been beset with a lot of questions, lack of confidence, and uncertainty. Having never done this before, I don't know what to ...

Read more...

Oticon Chile SP9

By: Doran Barton on 2015-04-10 at 20:45:17

So, I've been wearing Oticon Chili SP9 hearing aids in both ears for the last couple of months as a trial (I've actually tried two different sets.) I've been mostly satisfied with them. I'd give them an 8 out of 10.

I'm returning them, however, because rumor has it Oticon has something coming in a couple of months. ...

Read more...

It's all downhill from here

By: Doran Barton on 2015-01-07 at 17:31:50

Yesterday, I paid a visit to my father-in-law, who is also my audiologist, to make some adjustments to the programming of my hearing aids. I asked him if he could perform a new hearing test for me and generate a new audiogram since it's been a couple of years since I've had one done. We did that and I guess I was pretty dismayed, but not necessarily surprised, to see the results.

My ...

Read more...

Thoughts on treating hearing loss

By: Doran Barton on 2014-12-16 at 02:44:07

Most who know me know I've lived with moderate to severe hearing loss. I've worn hearing aids for 36 years and have gotten by quite well, functioning sufficiently in the world of school, career, and family.

My hearing loss has gotten gradually worse over the years, however. What started as a 45-50 dB loss in both ears when I was a child has become a 65-75 dB loss, possibly worse. A 100 ...

Read more...

Book Review: "Dreamers and Deceivers" by Glenn Beck

By: Doran Barton on 2014-12-08 at 08:19:02

Does Glenn Beck write his own books? I doubt it's possible. I believe his role is more like that of a film director or even a producer. With Miracles and Massacres and his latest offering Dreamers and Deceivers, I believe he picked which stories were to be told, what details were to be emphasized, and what the overall effect on the reader was to be.

<...

Read more...

Fozzolog update and Livefyre comments

By: Doran Barton on 2014-11-24 at 07:40:29

The Fozzolog was offline for a couple of months after I had Bluehost reinstall by VPS as a generic CentOS 7 host instead of a cpanel "enhanced" CentOS 6 host.

The delay was perpetuated by the fact I had to build and install dozens of Perl modules needed to run the Fozzolog which are not available through standard CentOS 7 repositories.

Now that the blog is back ...

Read more...

How I met my wife

By: Doran Barton on 2014-03-28 at 19:19:20

In November 1993, I was a student at Utah State University studying Computer Science. I had attended USU since Spring 1990 with the exception of a couple of quarters I spent working full-time.

Read more...

Finding better tools for managing T1D

By: Doran Barton on 2014-01-10 at 05:20:28

In case you weren't aware, I'm a PWD (person with Diabetes) and was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes in November 2000. So, thirteen years ago, and change.

In the time I've been a diabetic, I've tested my blood glucose levels, sometimes several times a day, and I've injected myself with insulin with each meal and basal insulin every night before I go to bed.

Doctors have a way to ...

Read more...

Book Review: "The Art of Being Unmistakable" by Srinivas Rao

By: Doran Barton on 2013-12-07 at 19:03:55

I took my daughter to the hospital today so she could get an medicine infusion that she needs every eight weeks because of a chronic condition. These infusion sessions usually last about three hours of so, so I decided to read something ...

Read more...

New blogging platform

By: Doran Barton on 2013-10-30 at 05:00:39

I have finally moved the Fozzolog away from MovableType to... what? WordPress? Heck, no!

The Fozzolog is now (again) powered by a blogging platform created with mine own hand: Fozzolog4. ...

Read more...

Winding down and preparing to start up

By: Doran Barton on 2012-05-24 at 00:50:57

On 14 May 2010, I began working at Grant Street Group as a software developer. Grant Street Group is based out of Pittsburgh, PA and I worked for them as a telecommuter. Most of Grant Street Group's development team works remotely as I do and their procedures and work environment has been molded around distributed development. It works very, very well.

The last two ...

Read more...