Monday, November 29, 2010

Versailles Web Cam

The camera has been installed and is working. The sun angle is a problem in the morning hours so the afternoon view will be much better. I may have to tweak the camera for the best images, but for now it is capturing an image every one minute and auto refreshing like it should. You should refresh the page by typing F5 to make sure you have the up to date view. This camera view will be in the lower center of page. See the page at:
Please sign the guestbook if you like it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Court House Image coming soon

Today about 10:30 the UPS truck rolled in my driveway and delivered the camera with the internal server. The unpacking went well but after that things went bad. At 12 noon I managed to get the FTP upload working and after another hour I had the Web page ready to except the image. It was to late to mount the camera at the Red Cross office, this will have to wait till Monday (Nov. 29th) as the office will be closed till then. With a bit of luck the court house square image will be viable in the afternoon. The camera is being tested here at my home till then. Check it out at:

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was, according to four government investigations,[n 1] the assassin of President of the United States John F. Kennedy, by firearm in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.

A former U.S. Marine who had briefly defected to the Soviet Union, Oswald was initially arrested for the shooting murder of police officer J. D. Tippit, on a Dallas street approximately 40 minutes after Kennedy was shot, at 12:30pm local time. Soon suspected in the assassination of Kennedy as well, Oswald denied involvement in either killing. Two days later, while being transferred from police headquarters to the county jail, Oswald was mortally wounded by nightclub owner Jack Ruby in full view of television cameras broadcasting live.

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D. B. Cooper - November 24, 1971

D. B. Cooper is the name attributed to a man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the United States on November 24, 1971, received US$200,000 in ransom, and parachuted from the plane. The name he used to board the plane was Dan Cooper, but through a later press miscommunication, he became known as "D. B. Cooper". Despite hundreds of leads through the years, no conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper's true identity or whereabouts, and the bulk of the money has never been recovered. Several theories offer competing explanations of what happened after his famed jump, but the FBI believes he did not survive.

The nature of Cooper's escape and the uncertainty of his fate continue to intrigue people. The Cooper case (code-named "Norjak" by the FBI) is the only unsolved U.S. aircraft hijacking, and one of the few such cases anywhere in the world, along with Malaysia Airlines Flight 653.

The Cooper case has baffled government and private investigators for decades, with countless leads turning into dead ends. As late as March 2008, the FBI thought it might have had a breakthrough when children unearthed a parachute within the bounds of Cooper's probable jump site near the town of Amboy, Washington. Experts later determined that it did not belong to the hijacker.
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Monday, November 22, 2010

This happens at Cape May Point , NJ every night

Check it out - its great !

John F. Kennedy assassination

The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) in Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a Presidential motorcade.
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Everyone knows where they were when they heard he was shot ......... Jack

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I have one left

Compaq CQ6-109WM Laptop PC - New in box never opened $399.00 cash or PayPal - no tax
Jack Demaree

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gettysburg Address - November 19, 1863

The Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech and one of the most quoted political speeches in United States history, was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Versailles Town Square Live

Thanks to the Ripley County Red Cross for allowing me to place a camera focused on the court house and town square. This camera will upload a photo every minute 24/7. The morning sun will blank out the image, so the best time to view it is in the afternoon hours. The after dark image is surprisingly good. The image is in the lower right of the web page, the other images are cameras located at my home, they are not uploaded all the time. You will see the last image taken though. I hope I can keep the courthouse camera online, but it is a hassle because it is not accessible but a few hours a day. All of the computer equipment and camera is old spare parts I had on hand, so I hope it holds up. A state of the art system would cost about $1000.00 to install. Keep your fingers crossed so the equipment holds up.
See the Web Page here

Well it looks like it quit ...... May be this is a bad idea, I will try to get it back online as soon as I can.... FLASH - I just ordered a 1.3 Megapixel camera, give me about a week to get it and get it online.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

End of another Versailles landmark

Everyone from Versailles, Indiana will remember this mulberry tree, although you may not have know it was in fact a mulberry tree. It stood in the Austin yard across from the Tyson Church. It is well over 100 years old as I can find no one that can remember it not being there. As a kid I can remember hiding under it's branches and eating a few berries. It always looked a little spooky as I passed on my way to the show on Sunday afternoon or Ma' Curry's to eat lunch at school noon hour. I was coming back home from mailing a package at the post office and seen a man and woman with saws and rakes. I passed and checked to see if my camera was in the glove box, it was, I drove around the block and took the photo of this landmark that like so many others has now disappeared forever. I thought to myself, there goes another piece of Versailles history. I am so glad I had taken the photo when the tree was up and standing in it's glory. I know people of Versailles will miss this tree and will remember it as they would an old friend....... Jack Demaree

See other Versailles photos

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Supremes - Baby Love November 1964 #1 hit

It was the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks, from October 25, 1964 to November 21, 1964. It was also the second of five Supremes songs in a row to go to number one (the others are "Where Did Our Love Go," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love," and "Back in My Arms Again"). The song also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks before being dislodged by The Rolling Stones' "Little Red Rooster". "Baby Love" also reached number one on Cash Box Magazine's R&B chart.

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Today is Veterans Day
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."
Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919

See the Cpl. John C. Bishop Tribute

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joe Day in Reader's Digest

A Brilliant Display
One morning last December, Bill McDonald read in the paper that a local man, Joe Day, was sick with small-cell lung cancer. That meant Day couldn't assemble the magnificently lit, handcrafted Christmas displays that had made his house in Versailles, Indiana, an annual holiday pilgrimage site for as many as 95,000 people.

It wouldn't be Christmas without Joe's lights, thought McDonald. Somebody has got to help this guy, he decided.

Read the full story on the Reader's Digest Page

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Special Purchase $399.00

Compaq CQ6-109WM Laptop PC - New in box never opened $399.00

* Intel Celeron 900 processor
2.2GHz, 800MHz Front Side Bus, 1M cache

* 2GB system memory
Gives you the options for surfing, video conferencing, documents, basic photo editing and simple computer tasks

* 250GB SATA hard drive
Store 166,000 photos, 71,000 songs or 131 hours of HD video and more

* SuperMulti double-layer DVD burner
Watch DVD movies on your computer; read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats

* 10/100 Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n wireless connection built into your PC

* 15.6" diagonal HP Brightview LED widescreen display
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with up to 1309MB total available graphics memory

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* Integrated microphone
* 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 1 x headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
* 6-cell lithium-ion battery


* Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7

Ripley Computer Service
Jack Demaree

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

KDKA on the air Nov. 2, 1920

KDKA's roots began with the efforts of Frank Conrad who operated KDKA's predecessor 75 watt 8XK from the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania from 1916. Conrad's musical offerings proved unexpectedly popular and his operations continued until his employer, the Westinghouse Electric Company, realized the commercial potential of this new medium and applied for an official broadcasting license. The KDKA callsign was assigned sequentially from a list maintained for the use of US-registry maritime stations, and on November 2, 1920, KDKA broadcast the US presidential election returns from a shack on the roof of a Westinghouse building in East Pittsburgh. There is some indication that the new license had not been received by that date, and the station may have gone on the air with the experimental call sign of 8ZZ that night. The original broadcast was said to be heard as far away as Canada.
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feeling much better now

Sometimes when I'm having a bad day and feeling low
I just do a search on Google images to see what I find.
This morning I'm feeling much better now.

I may be old but I'm not dead
See her in downtown Versailles

as always, click image to enlarge