Tuesday, July 28, 2009

16th Mansion talisman

Yesterday I did a ritual for the 16th mansion of the moon, Al-Zubana, for success in the marketplace. This was the election:

Mansion #16 to increase earnings and sales
Picatrix Bk. IV, Ch. 9

PLACE: Austin Tx
DATE: July 27, 2009
TIME RANGE: 12:20 - 13:20 CDT
CONDITIONS: Moon rising, in the mansion, unafflicted, waxing

I actually could not use the whole time frame because my lunch hour did not go that long, but I drew the talisman on brown sack paper and anointed with Money Drawing oil from Lucky Mojo, and used the ritual from Chris Warnock's Mansions of the Moon book available at RenaissanceAstrology.com, I used some amber stick incense before the ritual, and during burned Lunar incense (my own based on Picatrix) and Money Drawing Incense from Lucky Mojo.

What I've learned is that I need to create/promote more channels for this type of prosperity to manifest, as before the day was out I did make an unexpected sale.. but it was a 7 Linden $ sale of a non-scripted object in Second Life! The instructions in Picatrix do say that this should be set to soak in the starlight for 7 days, so I have it in the window right now to gain its fullest influence.

$HAMELE$$ PLUG: Go buy a T-Shirt or download a song or purchase furnishings in Second Life .

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sun in Leo Election, Sunday July 26, 2009

Tomorrow morning is an auspicious time for Sun ritual, here is my election for the timing:

Austin TX
Sunday 26 July 2009
6:42am - 7:15 am CDT

Sun hour, Sun rising, Sun dignified by Sign.

For some Sun stuff from Picatrix go here.

I may just take the opportunity to say some brief prayers and reconsecrate an existing talisman I have before I run off to grab coffee before starting work for the day. Wishing a bit I had planned ahead more but procrastination is my personal bete noire..

Enjoy this awesomely thematic music video by yours truly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Progress made in good design!

Got a very quick response from OutYouth that is much to their credit!

Mike,

You are so right and I thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We're working on it. If you know of any geeks who'd love to offer to help, we'd be much obliged!

-- lisa

I look forward to being able to visit a *quiet* site.. if anyone can give them a hand, their email address is out @ outyouth.org

Rule #1: Don't Disrespect Your Website Visitors! Music Autoplay is Evil!

You would think that by now, almost 15 years after the advent of Netscape and the burgeoning golden age of bad web design that ensued for about oh 5 years, that everyone would be on the same page by now in the 21st Century as far as what is just wrong and offensive but egadz here in 2009 some long established groups with websites still need to be reminded that the whole point of a website is to attract visitors and not drive them away screaming in abject dismay and horror.. Great Apollon, like we don't all have iTunes and are probably already listening to what *we* want to listen to.. how dare a site designer usurp my choices in that way by imposing some kind of horrible tacky noise on my eardrums ninja style to unsuspecting people clicking a harmless looking link to see what is up. When I encounter this (other than a band site where you expect it and can plan your volume level or you clearly see a player to turn it off) I simply leave a site and never go back. OutYouth.org who I used to have respect for I am sad to say is one of those sites.. and I let them know how I feel:

Hi there,

I visited your site recently to check out information about your current programs and was aurally assaulted by loud brassy automatic noise that was not clearly indicated as to how to turn off without cutting the sound on my entire computer. Auto-playing music on a home page is an offensive disruption to website visitors and is extremely rude. I am disinclined to donate to your organization at this time over this lack of good judgement, courtesy, and taste. In what other areas might poor judgement be exercised? Please consider that people may be visiting from a workplace or school or library and the music itself is loud and in bad taste. This type of feature impairs accessibility to the visually impaired also. And it is just rude and discourteous to treat visitors this way.

For details on how horribly bad this is please see:

http://www.punkchip.com/2009/04/autoplay-is-bad-for-all-users/

Please change this ASAP for the sake of visitors to load quietly, with a clearly labeled button to turn on music if one is so inclined to listen.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Mike Rock
Austin Tx