Guess and Check


And Nomar got traded

Filed under: Sports — 8:56 pm

Now, I’m a big fan of baseball. It’s my favorite sport. I love to play, and I love to watch.

On ESPN this evening, they were showing a USA Olympic team softball game played on July 13th. I couldn’t help but notice the incredible athleticism. I also could help but notice that some of them are pretty good looking.


This can’t be good

Filed under: Current Events — 6:55 pm

Capitol Hill Blue: Bush Using Drugs to Control Depression, Erratic Behavior.

President George W. Bush is taking powerful anti-depressant drugs to
control his erratic behavior, depression and paranoia, Capitol Hill Blue has learned.

It gets worse… (Note: contains some profanity.)

Not a silent “j”

Filed under: General — 12:03 am

Don’t accidently press the enter key with just the letter “j” in Firefox‘s Location Bar.



Preview Candidate

Filed under: Current Events,Technology — 11:36 pm

CNN Report: Afghanistan could implode. Yeah, this doesn’t sound good at all.

Kerry gave his acceptance speech tonight. I didn’t catch it. I did hear some bits of it this afternoon on the radio though. Hey, curious about those rumors on his medals? Here’s the real scoop.

Oh, and I’m looking forward to September 14th. And sometime during the middle of August. Mmm…


She stole my hair

Filed under: Current Events — 11:17 pm

Here’s something interesting: Twelve-Year-Old Girl Wows Convention Delegates. The best part is when she gets on Cheney’s case:

“When our vice president had a disagreement with a Democratic senator, he used a really bad word,” Ilana said. “If I said that word, I would be put in a timeout. I think he should be put in a timeout.”

It seems that this girl founded Wow.

Live Yellow

Filed under: Sports — 9:12 pm

The Lance Armstrong Foundation has been selling yellow wristbands in the effort to raise five million dollars for cancer research. I bought five when they first started selling them. It looks like they are on back order now. I had to chuckle over this Sports Illustrated news item:

“OLN missed live coverage of Lance Armstrong crossing the finish line in Sunday’s final Tour de France stage. OLN had to rely on the footage of the French production company that controlled the world feed, which focused on the mass sprint to the finish ahead of Armstrong. The French said its cameraman tried to swing back to catch the American champion, but the camera got caught on his yellow Livestrong bracelet.”

I thought that was kind of cool.



Filed under: General — 10:25 pm

I don’t eat veal. Pretty much because I just don’t like it. And it is a bit pricey.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m as much for eating animals as the next guy. However, I still got a chuckle over this: forgetaboutit.swf.

I can remember when Mr. Setlock told us what they did to those baby cows. He also mentioned that veal parmesan was one of those baby cows covered in its mother’s milk. I still don’t think those veal patties in the cafeteria were actually veal though.


“Watch out for the vee-dubya!”

Filed under: Current Events — 10:40 pm

One minute of why I respect soldiers: Ambush.wmv.

Note: Contains some foul language. And some war.

You know who you are

Filed under: General — 8:51 pm

Nail disease.

Don’t let it go unchecked.


Nope, it’s not.

Filed under: General — 7:34 pm

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Crazy, huh?



Filed under: General — 1:59 pm

My Mom just came up to me to show me a letter that came in the mail today. It was sealed in a plastic United States Postal Service bag that went like this:

{A United States Postal Service (TM) logo is at the top, below which is a large “WE CARE” printed in large bold letters. This is followed by:}

Dear Postal Customer:



Keep it rolling

Filed under: Current Events — 10:33 am

The September 11th Commission issued their final report (pdf) yesterday. Quite a read.

One interesting thing is the transcript of the cockpit recorder on United Airlines Flight 93. It’s on pages 13-14 in the full report. For a partial transcript, see this Reuters article.

Hands down, those passengers are heros.


Good luck, Mr. Hubble

Filed under: Current Events,Technology — 11:37 pm

NASA just released some digitized photos from the Apollo 11 mission. Check them out. Amazing stuff.

Also cool: these Saturn images. They just keep getting cooler and cooler.

But alas, things don’t look that good for NASA’s budget. Bah.


I like the other one

Filed under: Current Events — 7:58 pm

Wikipedia‘s article on Barbara and Jenna Bush lists their date of birth as November 25, 1981. That would make them twenty-two years old.

Then why is Jenna acting like she’s five?


My camera is in the mail

Filed under: Current Events — 10:11 pm

A while back, Jordan had posted about photographer’s rights. A great find.

That printout would have come in handy for this guy. But don’t forget about that recent US Supreme Court Decision.


It’s the way he said it

Filed under: Work — 11:43 pm

This afternoon, I’m sitting in the lab, working on the computer. Mickey pokes his head in the door and says, “There is chocolate cake in the Idea Exchange Center if you need any.”

I thought it was funny.


One month already?

Filed under: General — 9:43 pm

I just got home from Vermont. It was a good visit. My brother and sister-in-law are great. The ride up and back was a bit dull though, if you don’t count the state trooper, the torrential rain, and the heavy traffic. I mean, you really need someone to talk to on a long car trip.

I ordered a 256MB Lexar SD card on Friday. And the camera I want is out of stock. Blast.


“Relegated” sounds like a vocabulary word

Filed under: General,Technology — 9:55 pm

Well, I’m getting ready for a trip up to Vermont this weekend. I’m going to be visiting my brother and sister-and-law. They are having a cookout on their new patio that they built themselves. I’ve been relegated to bring cookies. It should be a fun time.

I think I’ve narrowed it down to one digital camera. I’m looking at the Panasonic DMC-LC70, in part because I’m going to be getting a pretty good deal on it. One thing though, it uses Secure Digital media. I have no experience with that stuff. Anybody know where I can get some good SD media on the cheap? Maybe some sale I don’t know about?


Who is Ned Williamson?

Filed under: Current Events,Work — 7:26 pm

So this morning at work we had our monthly safety meeting. I get to the conference room early, and sit down near the back next to the only other person there, a gentleman by the name of Igor Palley. Now, this dude is smart. He was just named “Inventor of the Year” by the New Jersey Research and Development Council for inventing SpectraShield (pdf), a high-strength organic fiber for protective clothing and body armor. He’s got a sheet of paper in front of him and he is just going to town on the thing, filling it will cool looking math.

So anyway, people start to filter in and the group starts talking about Ken Jennings. One person brings up the recent New York Times article on him titled “O.K., Alex, Smart Nerds for $1 Million”. Another talks about the great service he is doing for nerds around the country. A really good conversation.


Thrilla in Houston

Filed under: Sports — 9:27 pm

I’m watching the Major League Baseball All-Star game. Best part: Muhammad Ali.

Here’s how it went down. Two kids from the Boys and Girls Club are to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Ali comes out with two baseballs to give to them. Ali starts pretend-boxing with one of them, then the camera. He then stands to the side as they throw to Lance Berkman and Derek Jeter. Jeter and Berkman then come out to the mound and give the baseballs to the kids. Then they both pause for a photo op with Ali and the kids. Ali starts pretend-boxing with Jeter. Jeter kind of pretends to run away from him. Jeter then calls both teams over from where they are all standing behind the mound, and they gather for a group photo with Ali. Alex Rodriguez and Luis Sojo kneel in front of the group. As the photo is taken, Ali gives Rodriguez the ‘ol bunny ears.

Hilarious. He is The Greatest.

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