Saturday, March 29, 2014

Earth Hour?

Did anyone celebrate earth hour this year? It just ended here. I turned every light on in the house and moved a few lamps near windows just to make sure the outside world could see. I was going to burn an old tire or two as well, but I'm currently using all of them right now for other projects.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day


Here is a photo of a cake made for Pi Day.


Cake Pi demotivational by nine-tailedgirl on deviantART

Here is a video made about pi.



Posted on 03/14 at 15:09:26

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Huh?


Lois Lerner, who has repeatedly proved that she has no respect for the Constitution or other laws of our country, now decides that she is protected from testifying about her illegal actions by invoking the Fifth Amendment? That’s ironic.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Holidays!


It seems that I post for holidays more than other occasions.  Today is the official observance of the Federal holiday known as Washington's Birthday.  Although his birthday is actually on the 22nd, Americans have a tendency of closing official things down on Mondays instead of on the actual holiday.  He was born February 11, 1731 according to official documents of the British empire, which meant that it was recorded using the Julian calendar since it was before the Calendar Act of 1750, which somehow makes the official date February 22, 1732 in the Gregorian calendar.  I don't understand where the extra year came from since my understanding is that the two were only 11 days off when they were switched, but I haven't taken the time to research it.  Most people's calendars show that today is President's Day since Abraham Lincoln also had a birthday last Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Not bad

Costco currently has Studio Ghibli movies on sale!  Time to fill some holes in my bluray collection.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sochi Olympics

Dear NBC,

I really don’t care about the life story of some figure skater I’ve never heard of.  I do care that wasting time with all of these “fluff” pieces is taking away from time you could be spending showing events that I might actually be interested in watching.  Show more hockey games and skiing and snowboarding and I might spend more time watching your channel.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Go Seahawks!

Congratulations to the Seahawks for setting the SuperBowl record for the most playing time in the lead with 59 minutes and 48 seconds.

To celebrate watch this video by the New Life creative team:

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog day everyone!  Unfortunately the winter will continue.  Today is a special Groundhog day since they decided to commemorate the day with a football game this afternoon.  During the SuperBowl I usually can't decide if I'm rooting for Coke or Budweiser, but this year I'll root for the Seahawks.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Go Hawks!

Tomorrow the Seattle Seahawks are playing in the SuperBowl in New Jersey.  As long as their only opponent is the Broncos they have a chance to win.  If they have to play against the refs again they'll like lose like the last time they played in the SuperBowl.  Either way, it should be a good game to watch.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome, Happy New Year, And All That Other Good Stuff

My abandoned blog is being resurrected.  Amazon is advising that I do this so that I can have new and original content which will inspire the masses that read this to buy items from their site.  By masses, I'm referring to the 6-7 humans that stumble across this blog in any given months, plus the dozen web crawlers that index the pages for the various search engines.  So we'll see how this works.  Enjoy. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Fifth of November

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Windows Advice

I have learned one important thing about Windows 7 in my time using it. I recently upgraded my laptop from Vista Home to 7 Professional. I own a license to install the program, but I have not been able to find the receipt for purchasing, which also contains the key. I installed the OS anyway, just as a trial version, hoping to find the key in the meantime. I found a trick online to reset the 30 day activation time window, so whenever I thought of it, I would reset the time, so that I would always be within the window.

Apparently it is only possible to reset that counter 3 times, giving you 120 days to activate the program. I did not realize that it had a finite number of times. I found the part in the registry where that counter is saved and changed the value in hopes of being able to reset again. That worked, in the sense that it no longer asks me to activate. I failed miserably in that Windows now thinks that it is counterfeit and constantly has to remind me of the benefits of purchasing legal software and that I might be a victim of software piracy.

So the lesson in all of this is simple: Don't lose your Windows CD key.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Random Fact of the Day

The five-trillionth digit of pi is 2.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ouch

Dow down almost 800 points this morning on news that Greek government employees are violently rioting at the prospect of taking pay cuts and get a week or two less paid vacation per year.

Monday, May 03, 2010

More Global WarmingCooling

Winter storm warning and heightened avalanche risks sound pretty usual around here during the winter, but not in May. High temperatures in the 40s, snow in the passes, and gusts of wind creating blizzard-like conditions are a little unusual for the middle of spring. It must be global warming. If Al Gore would unleash his warming invention on this area we might be able to enjoy some spring weather.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fire Rainbow

Fire rainbows, also called circumhorizontal arcs, are quite rare and very cool looking. Here are a handful of images I've found, clicking on them will take you to the sites I harvested them from.













I have no memory of seeing one of these myself, but if I ever get a picture of one it will be posted here as well.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fun Banner Ads

I was browsing through the past posts made on this blog trying to remember what all was there when I saw on ad at the top that stood out to me. Basically crude drawing with the caption something like "Use one weird old tip to shrink your belly a little every day." I wasn't going to click on the ad to see exactly what they were trying to sell me, but I guess it costs much more than someone like me has to spend. If someone eats less junk and exercises more I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to "shrink their belly."