The Wrack Line and Oregon Beaches

Wrack Line Blog "about" and "AD policy" can be found below the picture.        What's a "Wrack Line"

Check out Jimmie's pan-fried biscuits, in the "Tasty Breakfast Ideas" Category.

Check out "Jimmies Quick Saute" in the "Quick Nutritious Lunches" Category.

What's NEW in the Wrackline blog?

NEW: "Gardening Made Easy" shows you how to earn your "green thumb" badge, by simply giving plants the soil they really want.

NEW: "Removing Lawn Grass" details how to dig up lawn grass, if you want to add a garden bed or just replace grass with something with less maintainence.

UPDATED: "Photography Made Simple" Additions to the "Use Center Focus Dot" section.

UPDATED: "Jimmie's Top 250 Ambients" 25 new tracks added. Total is now 443 ambients!

UPDATED: "The Common Cold" New discussion on natural and OTC antihistamines

UPDATED: "Eliminate muscle pain"! Some new additions to the "Self-Applied Massage" section. You CAN eliminate muscle pain, if you are willing to do 10 - 20 minutes of muscle work each day.

UPDATED: "Vertigo Notes" New variation on "Balance Exercise #6"

Recent Addition: "The Standard Superhero Plot"! It's a spoof on Superhero movies, since every superhero movie has essentially the SAME plot! Look in "Essays".

NEW: "Entries from Jimmie's Journal." The home page will feature a quote from my journals, which span from 1975 to the present. It is hoped that these little quotes may lead to a little extra depth of feeling for you, and that some of them might even lead to a greater understanding of our relationship to the Universal Consciousness. And also, some of 'em are for just for the sake of humor! There's also a "Previous Journal Entries" link for past quotes.

Current journal entry:

It's time for a little humor: Here's Jimmie's Version of ISO 9001
 Back in my high-tech job working days, I noticed how the typical company really implements ISO 9001 certification: The ISO 9001 inspector typically visits the company once a year. When the inspector is scheduled to visit, management sends out an email to all employees involved in production. What it says is essentially this:
 "Everybody is to hide all the printed documents that they have in their possession. These are to be put away and instead you should be prepared to show the inspector that you can easily find our online System Documents from the Quality Control Department."
 Translation: Stash all the printed docs and all the hand-written notes that you "really" use to do your work.
 And what are these "System Documents"? These are highly precise procedures that have the word "shall" repeated no less than 50 times:

"The green and red wires shall be attached as per System Document W-2501, and shall be wrapped in sheathing #345. . .

. . .blah-blah-blah-shall-blah-blah-blah. . .

 When printed, this becomes an uncontrolled document." (They all ended with this phrase.)

The pre-visit email also urges all employees to "shut up"! That is, they are to answer the inspector's questions only, and not to offer any extra information (lest they slip up and reveal how they really do their work)!
 So what does all this mean? It means that everybody in the plant has a desk drawer full of "uncontrolled documents" - dog-eared, covered with hand-written notes. Why is this? Because the System Documents have been written by somebody in QC who doesn't have a clue about the real steps necessary to do the given task.
 Corollary: All System Documents have "Rev D" (or a higher letter) as a part of the Document number. Why? So it will look like the QC person who wrote the document actually did keep up with the actual procedure that everybody used!
 So on ISO 9001 Inspection Day, I don't know about everybody else, but when I saw a stranger in my area carrying a clipboard or laptop, I would quietly slip out of my area to go check the air in my tires, take an early lunch, or go for a walk (having already hidden all my scribbled notes).
 So there you have it - "Jimmies Procedure on the real procedure to attain ISO 9001 certification. Use this document to make YOUR company ISO 9001 certified."

 When printed, this becomes an uncontrolled document.

Current WLB image

Click the player to listen to the author's "Ambient 9".
It's a nice quiet piece.

Wrackline "about":

The Wracklineblog started with the "Hwy 101 Beaches" links. These lead to individual pages covering more than 70 beaches from Astoria, Oregon down to Brookings, Oregon. Each page has beach/park information, usually a picture of the entrance sign, and one or more scenic pictures taken by the author.        Here's an illustrated sample

 However, the Wracklineblog has expanded, and now has photography tips, an exhaustive list of the most moving ambient music, and a growing health/nutrition section, with vegetarian recipes and nutrition information, and various essays, including the newly-added "excerpts from Jimmie's Journals". Some "HTML coding" references and a cool HTML color tool have also been added.

Wrackline "AD Policy":

NO ads! NOTHING that moves! Period.
 However some of the sections have links that will allow you to purchase books and/or other items. For example, the Photography Tips section offers links to purchase the cameras/lenses that were used to create all the pictures in the blog. If you have an interest for any of these books or items, purchasing them by way of these links will provide a little extra income for the author, who is retired.

Beaches, Photography, Music

Hwy 101 Beaches General Info Chasing the Big Wave Action Big Wave SLIDE SHOW Hwy 101 Beaches (North) Hwy 101 Beaches (South) UPDATED Photography Made Simple UPDATED Jimmie's "Top 250 Ambients" NEW Gardening Made Easy NEW Removing Lawn Grass

Health and Nutrition

Some TASTY Breakfast ideas Quick, nutritious lunches Vegetarian dinner recipes RECENT Eliminate Muscle Pain UPDATED Self-Applied Massage UPDATED The Common Cold UPDATED Vertigo Notes Getting an MRI - with some humor Our Health Care System is BROKEN

From Jimmie's Journal

UPDATED Previous Journal Entries


RECENT The standard superhero plot Star Wars and Eastern Philosophy Kon-Mari Tidying and Life Changes Our "Negative Pension" Christmas Reveries The Christmas Light How to Light Campfires with Wet Wood Campfire Reveries The Sea at Padre Island Texas Stadium Implosion

HTML/CSS Goodies

HTML and CSS References Using "display" property for HTML Layout HTML Color/Pattern Tool