Sunday, December 30, 2007


Want to win $10M?
Come up with a great new way to use this new Open Source system.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

What?, I know that I am American, but I only get a B-

You Are 79% American

You're as American as red meat and shooting ranges.

Tough and independent, you think big.

You love everything about the US, wrong or right.

And anyone who criticizes your home better not do it in front of you!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Monorail of the Month

They got the first new Monorail train in yesterday.
It looks beautiful.
No Need for rear-view mirror, I am sure there are lot's of cameras for that.
Slide show Here.

Motorcycle of the Month

Suzuki Biplane
Now that's a Sleek Bike

Friday, December 21, 2007

Man-Made Global Warming: 10 Questions

I'll bet Pat Sajak gets black-balled at a lot at Hollywood events for the questions that he comes up with on Global Warming.
Heresy I say :-)
Read his Blog Entry here
The subject of man-made global warming is almost impossible to discuss without a descent into virulent name-calling...
I really like the first one.
1. What is the perfect temperature?

I always liked Pat Sajak.
You know he was our local weatherman when I was a teenager.
He has some more good Blog Entries Here.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The End of the Light Bulb.

Australia is banning the incandescent bulb.
California will probably do so too.
I put CFL's in our downstairs bathroom, and they seem to work OK. I'm not thrilled with them though.
I would put CFL's in the kitchen, but I want dimmable bulb, and the BR30's that I've found are just too expensive.
I hope that they can beef up production on LED's and bring the price down. I have a feeling that LED's will be the future, and replace CFL's in the long run.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hitch Hiking Across America

Cody Smart tells a pretty good story about hitchhiking across America.
The photos are awesome.
More Here.

When I was 12, I used to hitch-hike rides up Bluebird canyon with my friend Jay in Laguna Beach.
I got the impression that hitch-hiking was pretty safe.
Then when I was 17 I picked up a hitchhiker on a freeway on ramp. near my house. Two of his buddies jumped in, and when I told them to get out, one of them pulled a switch blade and they stole my car. I had a Family friend, Uncle Bill, well after that, he used to joke that I wouldn't pick up another hitchhiker if it was a 18 year old female in the nude. So far he has been correct.
H/T/ J-walk

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Whole lot o Led

The Concert was Monday.
I would definitely like to go see them if they tour locally.
Commentary Here.
YouTube Links Here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So long Ron

A good friend passed away last week.
I really didn't know him, but through reading of his posts @, and His site The Industrial Electrical & Maintenance Forum I felt like I did.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Compare Virtual Earth and Google Earth Side by Side

This Site Compares photos from Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth Side by Side.
You Can Zoom in and out and Pan.
How do they figure this stuff out?