Archive for February, 2008



20
Feb

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Who stole the moon? A quick peak outside shows the moon currently approaching a total lunar eclipse. Kinda cool. Here in the Detroit area, the sky is clear, and visibility is good. Not sure if I have seen one of these before; at least not in recent memory.

I tried to snap off a few pics with the digital camera, but I knew the zoom wouldn’t be powerful enough to get a decent capture.

Being the curious kind, I looked up nasa.gov when we came back in. Along with the lunar eclipse, today was the anniversary of the first manned space flight, FRIENDSHIP 7 in 1962.

19
Feb

Linked In

I was recently reminded that I have an account on Linked In from a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. To me, Linked In is a lot like classmates.com; I keep an account there, but like many people, I refuse to pay for social networking.

If we have a history, and you want to expand your network, feel free to follow this link to my profile and request a link.

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18
Feb

The Games We Play

I’ve never been a “Gamer” in the traditional sense of the word. Sure, I like to run through caverns, pilot space ships and blow things up in general. I mean, what guy doesn’t? As a kid, I loved basic arcade games. We could put a quarter in the machine, and make it last for hours.

Sudoku

These days I seem to be addicted to sudoku. I keep a widget on my computer dashboard, and often find myself unable to play “just this one game”. I’m by no means great at it, but I have gotten pretty good, at least on the easy level. The widget I have awards points on how fast you complete the board, but I don’t think the game is meant to be played that way. I usually take my time, trying to play error free instead.

My Mac friends can find a copy of the widget here.

I think I’ll try “just one more game…”

17
Feb

Coming Soon: Spring

Today feels a lot like Spring. No, the sun wasn’t out shining. No springtime serenade from the morning birds. But rain. A constant, steady drizzle all day long. Looking outside, I’m surprised to see any snow left on the ground.

Some people can’t stand it when it rains. But I like a Spring rain. In the months ahead, it will have melted away all the snow, washing the long winter away to our memories.

For today, I think I will just stay in. I picked up a new external hard drive yesterday, and want to start working on a photo project. Hope you find the day restful.

16
Feb

Free, but Dirty. Very Dirty.

Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe is TV show that airs on the Discovery Channel. Basically, the host, Mike Rowe, takes on some of the most down and dirty jobs that people do every day. I had seen previews for this show sometime ago, but for whatever the reason, I’ve never tuned in.

This week, iTunes is making a mini episode of viewers choices available for free. I downloaded it and thought it was both sick and hilarious. The free episode is only 17 minutes long, but was enough for me to want to tune in and see more. Plus it’s free.

iTunes Link

14
Feb

Happy Valentines

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I snapped the above picture while my sister and I were driving around Boise, Idaho during my Fall 2007 trip. I have no idea what goes on in there, but thought it was unique enough to preserve and share for the ages. Happy Valentines.

13
Feb

Comcastic? Really?

So, while I waited yesterday for the repairman that never came, and never called, I received a call from Comcast. More specifically, an outbound call from one of their many telemarketers. Normally, I would just say no thanks, and hang up. Turns out, Comcast wants everyone to be on the new digital cable system, and is offering free self install kits and a years worth of digital TV for no additional cost. I’ve actually wanted this for a while, but didn’t want to pay for it, and was too busy lazy to call for a possible deal. So, the self-install kit should be here within the next 5 days or so. I like new toys. Especially when they come for free.

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