Vapor life... My life as it is, as it should be.
Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )
Before bed I got some quick flight time in. With my remote control flying saucer hovering by my head u can c my concentration as I try to keep this thing hovering for a second while she snapps this shot.
No more stores on CNN/MSNBC/10 o'clock news No more presidential comments No more press conferences from the 911 caller (SERIOUSLY) No more debates No more ignorant people chiming in No more invitations to meet with Barrack (the president has better things to do) No more apologies No more more outrage No more police unions getting there panties in a bunch No more, No More, NO MORE
We look like a bunch of idiots! Stop!
My neighbor once called me because they say a strange woman going into my house. It was my girlfriend, whom they had meet. It was not that big of a deal. I has happy they were "looking out". Good thing she was not offended, it could have been racial incident. (shes part italian you know how those Dagos are all mobbed up and shifty)
On top of the regular day to day stuff I had to have my truck in for warrantee work , not once but twice (since they could not fix it the first time).
While I was waiting we were talking about he cash for clunkers program he took me out and showed me a whole parking lot full of cars that were headed out to be disabled as part of the program. That is from this week, he told me. Seriously people are going crazy over this thing.
...was spent working on the plane all day as Ron and I attempted to do a two hour job that took over the entire Sunday. It was like falling in quicksand, the more we struggled the worse it got.
Luckily he was there to share the burden with me as in the end the effort was all for nothing. I suppose its all for the best as you cant be to careful on something like this.So we got nothing done, but I learned a lesson in patience.
I like to download free apps, and when the they offered SkyVoyager app for free I snagged it. I did not really understand how cool it was. It was not really until I played with the settings did I realize JUST HOW COOL.
Here is a quick screen shot. What you see here is the actual image of the night sky, based on my current location. That is cool enough. Yet the fact you can zoom into the planets close enough to see the surface. OK that is awesome but for me the killer app of this app is .... tracking. What you see above is SEASAT 1 and I was tracking it across the night sky in real time. What is that you say? Well according to the interweb, its a freaking satellite!
Its a US satellite that tracks ocean weather conditions.
Cut from: http://pursuitist.com/ You know times are tough when BMW's brand new superbike is priced almost the same as its nearest rival, which hails from the Land of the Rising Sun. Just-announced US pricing on the 190 hp hellcat peg it at $13,800, just £858 more than Yamaha's class-leading R1. BMW launched the machine in May at Italy's famed Monza racetrack during the Superbike World Championship race weekend. The S 1000 RR, weighing only 404 lbs, is billed as one of the most potent, sophisticated and lightest sport bikes ever produced.
Finally all you Dick Tracy fans can rejoice as someone (Samsung apparently) has finally developed what looks like a pretty decent touchscreen watch phone.
Samsung's S9110 touchscreen watchphone features:
1.76-inch glass, scratch-proof touchscreen and stainless steel body that plays host to features such as Bluetooth 2.1, Outlook email sync, MP3 player, speakerphone, and voice recognition when it goes on sale this month in France.
Back to the office.... I had a lot of running around to do as several key deadlines are looming. The fan was pushing hot air round the truck cabin reminding me how summer was supposed to feel. The heat of the truck was misleading as the temperature outside continues to be pleasant here in Michigan. I made my way though traffic thinking about the bad news I had received today. I hate bad news as much as I hate traffic. I wait until as single bead of sweat forms on my temple before I reach for the AC button.
I don’t want to pour gasoline on a fire, but what if it took us so long to get photos because they had to place something up there? Or what if this image has been altered? Back in business boys, conspiracy theories FTW!
Its that time of year again, when half a million people flock into town to see exhibits of countless artist from all over. I have always had a love/hate thing with the fair (really it is multiple fairs rolled into one) and this year it will be more of the same I am sure.
Here’s something every office probably needs. Ours does at least. It’s a WTF counter. When the office gets just a little too weird, someone hits the button and it gets logged. It’s probably pretty easy to judge the day by the WTF chart. The button is connected to an Arduino that updates the status on a local web server. We can imagine a nice bar graph of WTFs per day, or possibly a pie chart with normal time vs WTF time. Unfortunately, imagining is all we’re going to do. They didn’t include any examples of the visualizations. Can you imagine saying something to a co worker just for them to promptly march over and slap the WTF button? Maybe we don’t need one.
Occasionally I am amazed at how astute and insightful they are.
This is not one of those times.
This is an actual envelope I received in the mail today. You might initially be impressed my the old scam attempt to avoid paying postage my cleverly putting the senders address where the return address would go... until you notice he did put postage on it. Twice. You might notice that were the return address goes was the INCORRECT address. Nicely done. You might notice that he used two "forever" stamps so not sure where the scam was going.
Sadly this is far from the most stupid thing/person/situation I had to deal with today. Not even before lunch. Are we sure Idocracy is not coming true. I weep for the future.
Irony is...Getting your kitchen back together finally, then being to tired to cook and going out to eat. That is what happened last night. I hate re-finishing floors, I hate moving appliances… I am looking forward to a weekend without projects.
Who am I kidding… I already have three things in mind that need to be done.
I am already staying up to late. I am watching this movie. All of a sudden in the last seconds of the movie comcast flakes out. Really? Right now. Pixilated crap for the last couple of moments. Now the movie is rolling credits. I literally missed the end of the movie. I pay so much for this crap it is highly annoying.
Hello Caption Obvious, So nice to talk to you again.
Stop Yelling, Seriously stop.
Let me just make sure, we took the money too late? And wait, your mad, I can hardly tell.
I understand you are mad because you have lots of bills. I understand that money is tight, but don’t be pissed off at me because you thought we had already taken money out of your account, the money you agreed on, one day late… not early but late. It was, after all on a weekend. The problem lies with your assumption that we had taken the money out and your lack checking on your transactions.
Honestly sounds like you need to keep better track of your affairs.
You can swear all you want but, I did not charge you any fees your bank did when you over drew your account. Please check with you bank. Maybe they have a remedial checkbook keeping class you know, checking accounts for dummies, that sort of thing.
Ok, if you stop swearing you might realize you are yelling at me for no reason. (Nice visual though) Again I can not help you when you are yelling. Yes converting to a more expensive monthly billing makes so much sense as you have money to burn it seems.
OK thanks for hanging up on me, I am so glad I was nice you long enough for you to make a total douche of yourself, nicely done.
I was looking at cameras last night and I started reminiscing about my old Canon T70.
I bought this thing when I was young, with odd job/lawn mowing money and later bought a 50-200 mm lens for it… and it was the SHIT. I loved this camera and when film was still king and mega-pixels were just a glint in some engineer’s eye… it served me well.
So I got it out last night and dusted it off. It still works great. It is really a good film camera. I might just have to take it out for a spin, for old time sake. Ironicly I would covert the images back to digital, and I know I would hate the non-instant gratification of the whole get-it-developed process but still… it might just be fun.
I’m not fond of doing finish work; however, for projects that go on the inside of the house they are almost required, if for no other reason than they’ll stand up to the wear and tear of family life for a long time. Reader Benao_t posted pictures of his finished dining room floor, and we must say it looks great.
The last pic we saw had the room in a state for sanded flux, so it was good to see it all finished out and polished. I don’t want to think about how many layers and the buff time that had to happen before he got the slick shine we see in the picture, but with some of the new finishing products on the market and electric floor buffers, this might have been easier than it looks.
Regardless of the toil factor of the gloss, we think it looks great and hope it provides decades of maintenance-free service. Well done, sir.