Archive for January, 2007

Mountain Biking

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007



Got Wood?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007



Safe Fashion

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007



Ted Talks

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

My friend Pete Norloff advises: "If you haven't discovered TedTalks yet, you might want to take a look at this 8 minute video from CBS about the TED conference. http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=2404760n Afterwards, have a look here http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/ to see some or all of the most recent presentations from the conference available online. TED addresses the ...

Two pictures

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

The pickup truck broke through the guard rail and left the road, traveling from right to left. He flipped across the end of the culvert and landed on the left side of it. Take a good look at the first picture before scrolling down to the second picture. The second ...

Brain? Or No Brain?

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Thanks to the following link, now I understand: http://www.nbc.com/Deal_or_No_Deal/game/dond.swf I stumbled across that show when we were on vacation, watched for 2 or 3 minutes, then changed the channel because I couldn't figure out what it was about. I was thinking I might have to watch a complete show to figure it ...

The Commander in Chief

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I guess we can add anatomy to the long list of things this guy doesn't know

It’s a lie!

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

So, a while back, I bought this so-called "space heater". I took it outside, aimed it at the sky, and turned it on. Weeks later, space is no warmer. Clearly. These things don't work.

Snowdrops

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Here's what our snow ended up looking like... at 11 pm.

80%? Is there any doubt?

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

I can understand that there is uncertainty about the amount, but uncertainty about snow itself is puzzling. As you can see, it is snowing. Granted, there isn't a lot of snow (at least not at this point). However, moderate snow (not light snow) is falling, and has been for almost ...

Curiously disturbing aerial view of US Naval Amphibious Base in San Diego

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Notice the building complex framed by Roi, Bougainville, Eniwetok, and Tulagi Roads. This is not photo-shopped. Any of several aerial view programs on the internet will show you this (such as Windows Live Local, go here http://local.live.com/default.aspx?cp=32.727245%7c-117.033469&style=h&lvl=12&v=1 and zoom in on the rectangular peninsula just to the east of Coronado).  Symbolically, ...

DWI

Friday, January 19th, 2007

It just now occurred to me that DWI is the opposite of DWUNK.

Office 2007 Review: Don’t let facts deter your thesis

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

In this morning's New York Times, in Purging Bloat to Fashion Sleek Software, David Pogue reviews the new Office 2007. He sets forth a premise, then proves the premise wrong. He begins by saying "Microsoft spent the first dozen years of Office's life piling on new features." Now, after many ...

Global Warming is Reality: Here’s Proof!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007



Beach 2 and Beyond—Monday, January 8, 2007

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Last Full Day in Puerto Rico Monday is our last full day in Puerto Rico. This morning, Katie slept in until 11 am. When she finally arose and had breakfast, she & I drove to the public beach in Dorado. Karen decided to stay at the house and get some work ...

Mayagüez, Ponce, and Guavate—January 7, 2007

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

The odd line in the above map shows our travels for Sunday, January 7th. We arose earlier than usual, and drove first about 90 minutes to the zoo in Mayagüez, another hour or so to the art museum in Ponce, then another hour up to Guavate for dinner, then back ...

Beach 1 — Saturday, January 6, 2007

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Above, the odd segmented lines show the route we drove today Beach We've been remiss. So, we blocked out Saturday morning—when most other things would be closed due to Three Kings Day—to head to the beach. Earlier, I scouted it out on foot, walking the 1.5 miles to the beach to see ...

Arecibo – Friday, January 5, 2007

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Dorado del Mar - Started Writing Friday Evening, January 5, 2007 Today, we went to Arecibo to see the world's largest radio telescope. Before that, however, we decided to stop in Hatillo for lunch. The map below shows the area where we concentrated mostly today. A number of the places we've tried ...

At the library in Bayamón — Thursday, January 4, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Dorado del Mar -- Written mostly Wednesday evening, January 3, 2007  I'm posting this from the Bayamon public library on Thursday afternoon at about 12:40 local time. Apparently, my email box was bouncing email because it was full. I decided to find an access point and clear the logjam. The rest ...

El Yunque — Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Casa de Loma—Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Yesterday, we visited the Caribbean National Forest, known historically and locally as El Yunque, named during the time of the Tainos. The Tainos purportedly believed that their god resided in El Yunque. The Tainos were basically wiped out after the arrival of Columbus, Ponce de ...