NEW DCI arrangement is ready just in time for the season! ….

A photo of Gail Royer and Jerry Seawright at DCI in ~1985

new warmup arrangement draft is ready for public consumption https://musescore.com/user/3209196/scores/1042196 this is only v1 so know that this is another prototype. See notes accompanied by link to learn more – im at chris.e.welke@gmail if YOU’d like help with your drum & bugle corps, color guard, M&M, music consulting for any type of ensemble…then get at me before I’m all booked up for the summer! -ed
Sanctus – Hornline warmup v1 2016 by Tapper7

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Thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and The California Department of Rehabilitation. (DOR), the multi-faceted professional services of Chris Welke are available at no cost to your company, in fact, the state will slice two-and-a-half G’s off your taxes too. If you are not aware, Welke was severely injured in an accident Nov. 2012. An Infinity Q45 doing 45mph did not see Welke as he crossed Camino De Los Mares in a crosswalk, pulverizing his right leg, smashing out seven teeth, breaking his jaw in three places, slicing his cheek and slitting his throat.
Despite the critical injury and years of surgery, Welke identifies as “disabled” in the legal sense only. He does not collect SSI. He works small contract jobs and the state wishes to reward him and any company willing to take him on for a no-risk trial. The state will pay an hourly (up to $15/hr and 40hrs/wk) plus all benefits. Over $100,000 was spent to fully restore his face, neck, jaw and teeth, paid for by Welke himself. The leg is in the millions, priceless really…. it is one-of-a-kind, the cost courtesy of his genius orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ken Wilkins and generous grants from The Federal Government of The United States of America. Welke has no brain damage…. other than kind of a “Sgt. Barnes,” look, you’d have no way to tell an accident ever happened unless you asked and he was willing to tell you. When the 90 days are up, your company can hire Mr. Welke or send him back to the State…we think you’ll want to keep him though.  Contact the DOR through the link provided or the Orange County office…
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Open during construction….

a memeorial poster showing Japanese Zeroes dropping bombs on PH.

Some slides, just cuz…

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  • With Pooh Bear. RIP Big Bro....
  • 1997 Santa Clara Big Bores with Dean Westman and Jeb.
  • 96 VK Big Bores. RIP Ray Arias.
  • 1994 CVHS Leads
  • With Alisha....04 Banquet
  • Me n Michelle, in MS
  • Tapper n Joey B!
  • Me n Bill Watrous
  • Me n Beetlejuice
You could say this writer’s been pretty busy….you could say this writer sits on his ass all day. Whatever the case may be, the priority has been write a decent editorial for The California Register and setup/configure the hardware and software this li’l creative project known as Tapper7.com is going to need moving into the future.
I recorded episode zero of Season 1 of the Tapper7 Podcast. It’s not suitable for primetime or late-night, but I thought it was fun to make and once I figure out the specifics of creating a [1400px X 1400px] graphic and configuring the RSS feed I’m just gonna drop the m-fer.
So….if you are one of my valued readers in San Luis Obispo County….check your mailbox. You might see an editorial written by some idiot named “Chris Welke.” **UPDATE** Breaking news in the Kristen Smart Case has forced the editorial staff to place the holiday edition ON-HOLD ’till January.
“Expect us.” In your mailbox next year. We are NOT anonymous.
I had to scrap the PHP for this site and we’re…sort of starting from scratch. we ARE doing a full-on redesign.
For now it’s simply choosing a theme — I made a few customization’s, the site WORKS. you can read/access the information presented here…especially if you are a new visitor and end up here as a result of my upcoming piece in The Register and want to know a li’l more about the subversive, OCD, schizoid pseudo-intellectual known as Chris Welke.
Please make use of the comment section on any article if you want to throw me under the bus, compliment me or threaten to kill me…..I love comments. I publish them unedited.
Not counting spam, which has not gotten past our security ONCE since September. It makes creating content a trillion times easier but also throws off-would-be commenters. You can always hit me up direct w/o all the CAPTCHAS and math problems by sending an EMAIL (I know…) to:

chris@tapper7.com. If you would like your note to appear as a comment, you MUST wade through my system … as SNL called it back-in-the-day, this is a “ruining it for everybody” situation and I apologize on behalf of India and Red-state spam-bot builders who r—- the comment section on this site.
Follow the links regarding My Dearly Departed Better Half if you are interested in contributing to my/her work….after all…Dominique deserves all the credit. I learned to report at Poly…Dominique taught me how to WRITE. This time of year
….I really really really REALLY MISS HER BAD.
If you want to support this Web site…scope out the sponsors you see peppered around here. It’s easy to do, you don’t have to buy anything from them….just…check ’em out, you might even find a great holiday gift. Afterall, the algorithm matched ME and MY CONTENT with YOU and your known preferences. Google knows more about you than YOU do…so why not let them help you shop. Think the algorithm knows it’s neary Xmas and that you still have gifts to buy? Is that the dumbest f—ing question ever?
Forgive the awful aesthetics seen here while I put the finishing touches on more pressing WIPs.
Lots of music reviews, movie madness, tech reviews, cringe humor and the prose you hate to love is coming back on a regular basis with a vengeance so don’t trip-out on that dear reader.
“We” (I keep acting like there’s a team behind this juvenile artistic endeavor) will also be presenting a year-end tech review…we’ll pay tribute to all the devices that were damaged, lost, destroyed or taken prisoner (clipped) in the line of duty to bring Tapper-creative content straight to your dome all year long.

…a personal thanks to the people BESIDES ME who really DO help make it happen and the bloggers who qualified for my upcoming SHORTLIST: Tapper7.com’s “Blogs that don’t suck 2014.”

I’ve reviewed almost 4500 blogs this year for comparison, education and because I get REALLY BORED and LONELY sometimes….regardless, I’ve located about five…..FIVE!!! Count ’em FIVE blogs that are informative, creative, original, have a nice design, are NOT a scam and NOT completely full of shit.
We will honor and highlight those blogs because, well this is MY blog and I’m the shot-caller HERE if nowhere else….I also want to spread “the good-good” since all year I mostly just put “the all-bad” on f—ing BLAST.”
We MAY also put businesses, Web sites, people and places on BLAST for f-ing me, someone else or society over…just to stir up some s—.
….haven’t decided what to call THAT list yet.**UPDATE – Negative articles ON HOLD till holidays close, be ready though, this list would make my ol’ neighbor Dick Nixon VERY PROUD.” (Except for the not-keeping-it-a-secret-part). F— it.
No matter…thx for YOUR patronage most of all. If you enjoyed this site in 2014 – 2015’s going to keep you informed, entertained and maybe even laughing, SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 2014 DID!

There WILL be lots of music and movie-related comment and commentary.
The Podcast WILL launch or I’ll die trying.
Drum Corps will be visited and revisited and beat to death as usual.
If law enforcement fucks with me, you or anyone else, I WILL REPORT IT. Just like 2014…OCSD ON BLAST! (Nice time to shoot a black guy at HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND BTW ….fucking LAPD man…..)…let’s get all mixed-up in the NY/Boston/Chicago/St.Louis race-baiting-racist-above-the-law-COP-fucking BULLSHIT cuz in LA….things go GREAT when the black population [overtly shit on constantly] loses their collective tempers, doesn’t it? hmmmm?
Rodney King, Watts, … Reginald Denny’s brick-to-the-kisser at Florence & Normandy? Yeah…let’s DO THAT AGAIN.<–sarcasm
OCSD, LAPD, SLOPD, OCDA, SLODA….you suck. [MOST OF YOU]: You’re awful. Incompetent, Incapable, Corrupt, Racist, Trigger-Happy, sneaky, full of shit and I sincerely hope you get AIDs in 2015 if you haven’t been diagnosed yet.
Oh yeah…that’s what I wanted to say…especially with the ultimate demise of The OnA Show and the fervor with which all humorists miss one of our own…one of our best. He’s black too. <= and would’ve loved that joke.
Patrice O’Neal…RIP Big Dawg. In HIS HONOR-THERE WILL BE AIDS JOKES.
And to the Japanese high command that bombed the hell out of Pearl Harbor 73 years ago…how’d that work out for ya? Get a nice face-full of Oak Ridge Laboratories and The United States Marine Corps? Ya DID didn’t ya?

Semper Fi.

search – unlock Java Deployment Toolkit and Java TM Platform For Windows 7….

a space-filling web image

***Ed’s note***I figured out a way to run the JDK locally – it was a matter of updating win7|||GROAN|||

Mozilla is really making an easy task OVERLY difficult!…A minor security flaw… Forgive me, My custom tailored advertising script that caters to mobile devices specifically is failing …either no I buried it in an old post or it’s not working…0% coverage so is included below:




Mozilla is absolutely awful…. their forums lead to NO REAL ANSWERS——threads say “Solved!”
bullshit “SOLVED”!!! They always say how they’re the fastest and best and most thoroughly tested…there is NOBODY in the tech industry more full of shit than a Mozilla WebDev….one comment on the forums said he knows “lots of WebDevs who work for Mozilla but they tell people they are private consultants….trust me it’s not a badge of honor to say you design software fora company even worse than Microsoft!*

Need to determine if it’s possible on FF or if Chrome or IE can do it…I prefer chrome but I initially couldn’t open any example APIs if chrome was set to default. Internet Exploder didn’t even load…but several web searches indicate FF is the ONLY browser capable of running JDK and JTMP (click-to-play)

Ed’s note: I SO DON”T CARE NOW….Mozilla really is awful though!

Which is it??? I found a decent post that gave me new Ideas to try… so credit to http://www.ghacks.net/2013/09/19/enable-java-firefox-sites-trust/ 

^^^^The above is an official tapper7.com endorsement, what follows is unofficial:….



and whoever wrote it. #OOM strategy 101 – find an unanswered quetion and answer it. —> free natural helpful nice thing to do that provides heavy web traffic as a by-product of being a good person. Motivation that comes from the heart and mind is not only ethical…it generates profit.

Motivation by greed leads to….corruption and LOSING all your money is the by-product.

*In fairness. Microsoft has a new workstation/cloud system that allows you to implement all their office products for like 10 bucks a month…you get a bunch of cloud memory plus Word, AccessDB, Excel, PP…it might even come with a developer kit, a wysywig editor, Vizio (I still want Vizio), maybe there’s an upgrade that would include SharePoint? It’s Called Office 360 pr 365 or something anyway I have to admit it looks like serious value-add to any small business or startup. credit where credit is due.

Anyone or anything I trash publicly also has an equal opportunity for my praise.

Chris Welke: a writer’s bio…

The following is a draft of my writer/ed/proofer professional autobiography, in excruciatingly brief detail…it’s like saying JFK’s dad was into politics, so he got into it too, did ok, won some elections, became president, got shot. Then died. Enjoy dear reader I’ve been at it all day, but you all know how much I love to write to you…and besides, what better topic is there than…me? (I would put a winky face, but I agree with Larry David those symbols are “[part of] the destruction of the English language,” so I’m weening off emoticons….IS THAT OK WITH YOU???? huh……w…w…wha??? whut?)

It is standard operating procedure at major metropolitan newspapers to write stories at no more than an eighth-grade level. The same goes for Web sites and the majority of printed material. The majority of readers in North America will find anything written at a HS level or higher difficult to understand. In second grade, I began reading Stephen King novels, I’m a longtime fan of Roland, the Last Gunslinger and his infinite quest for The Dark Tower. My parents are both teachers and nurtured my love of reading by allowing me access to the same books adults were reading. My second grade teacher checked in on our reading progress by opening  books to a random page and saying, “what is going on on this page?” I was reading “Cujo” at the time, she happened upon a page that forced me to describe an especially horrific revenge scene that plumbs the depths of male depravity…My teacher strongly advised that I not be allowed to read adult novels, but my parents knew that by the time I was seven, to have me read any novels NOT for adults would waste my time, not expand my vocabulary and even the Scholastic teen-reader type books were a waste of money because I could read a 200 page book in one sitting. That’s the kind of voracious reader I am. I do not own a television. I prefer the magic and elegance of the written word. 

I finished HS in the 98th percentile statewide (a cross product of SAT scores, AP and college-prep coursework, extra-curricular (all music), volunteer work and GPA). This granted me entrance to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering, where I stayed until I decided I wanted to be a writer/editor, not a code-writer. I advanced quickly through the College of Liberal Arts, Working at The Mustang Daily as a reporter, KCPR as a reporter, then News Director and interning at KVEC, the local Clear Channel Affiliate. Through dedication and a passion for storytelling, I graduated at the top of my Journalism class in 2004, winning The Ed Zuchelli Award for Outstanding Senior Broadcaster (2003-2004) and The Dept. Chair’s Award for Leadership in Journalism (2003-2004).
I worked as a professional brass musician for a year after graduation in the SF bay area and returned home when the gigs started to slow down. I took a job as a process server. Frequently the lawyers I worked for needed to investigate and occasionally track down the people they wanted to sue, often with little information to go on. Not a safe job, but a fun one for me…I love to research, investigate, solve problems and find people who do not want to be found. Private investigations are the good journalists’ stock-in-trade. Gas prices effectively voided this as a profitable job by early 2006.
Shortly thereafter, I found myself contracted to work at Metagenics, Inc. Makers of professional quality dietary supplements. I worked my way up from temporary assembly-line laborer to a litany of middle-mgmt titles including Purchasing, Scheduling, Assembly line lead, mechanic, technician, QA/QC technician, Private Label Expediter and one promotion later I traded in my lab coat for a suit where I was given the honorable title of Label Routing Coordinator, responsible for over 2000 SKUs, most of which would route for a variety of reasons on a regular basis (formula changes, Marketing redesigns, Sales copy revisions, Legal/Regulatory Affairs changes). I sat in between the Ops director and the Marketing Director.
A major routing, such as that for a new product or reformulation would need to route through every department imaginable, think of it as each department being the spokes on a wheel and ME being the axle on which that wheel turned. Once I’d mediated, negotiated and settled on a finalized label, it was me who signed off on the final draft and could place the PO for x-thousand labels to be printed in my capacity as Sr. Proofreader and Publishing Scheduler and Planner. That was a great honor and made the best use of my talents, exp. and education. To my knowledge I have never approved one label, template, marketing brochure or Web page with a single error on it.
My brain zeroes in on spelling errors, grammar problems, run-on sentences, punctuation errors, poor organization, poor structure of prose and the like. I find mistakes daily in the LA Times and it frustrates me, even my beloved Dark Tower books are littered with egregious errors. Editing and proofing is my strongest professional suit by a wide margin. I’m very left-brained, so editing comes easier than writing. That’s why I chose Journalism…it is hard to create a new story, but easy, fascinating and fun to take stories from real life and report them in a uniquely informative, comprehensive yet concise and clear manner. All the fiction I write in my spare time is based on real events from my life. All the characters are based on real people or a conglomeration of two or three personalities. Much like Robert Crumb or F. Scott Fitzgerald, the male lead in my stories is usually me, or some kind of abstraction of me.
Whether you are writing a screenplay, book, novella, short story, column, news blurb, blog or photo-caption, I can and WILL help you – because that is what I love to do…help other writers realize their full potential. Let’s create something great together. -cw

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Re: Zoosk and online dating…

***New readers (especially from zoosk) thx for visiting…just googling my name gives you a full workup on me…just know that I exercise a bit of control over the search results.

I started dating online in 2003 via MySpace…I tried out Match.com circa 2005; sum total, two dates…neither led to a second date.

The first one lied about her age: 24 – It felt wrong when she wanted ice cream instead of coffee when we met up…she looked a bit younger than she did in her pix, so I ID’d her and she was 17 (!!!) so I walked off w/o saying another word.

The other one was as advertised…we went to a comedy club. being fellow writers, we spoke on the phone for about 18 hours prior to the date, but I was nervous and awkward and if I had been her I would’ve ditched me too! She was so pretty and smart and funny I puked in the bathroom halfway through the show I was so intimidated. Fuck me, right??!! Anyway im a decade older, slightly wiser, I have my Tom Berenger scars now…so it’s time to give it another go. I could definitely go for a date, a new friend, a friend with benefits, a GF, a wife, a family…who knows? Fuck. Me……RIGHT? 

Lets be frank I’m getting older and I’m fucking lonely…schools out, cant date business associates (usually) and I’ve had it with showing up at bars hoping to randomly meet a compatible human being….if I just wanted to hook up that’s no big thing, but that’s NOT what I want….No more 1nite stands…you dont believe my bullshit I know but I mean it this time. Dammit. 😉 -cw