Friday, January 29, 2010

Back to the future. Life gets to easy.


Sorrel was the first company I know of to make snowboard specific boots.

With no bindings, normal sorrels with there large footprint give you more leverage.

Apperently, for some snowboarding with bindings is too easy. If this trend continues I suspect well see alpiners in leather boots and wool next year. As for me, life is hard enough. I'll keep cranking my binding straps tight.

It's always darkest before the dawn

Billy waiting for light, top of Circle al Peak in the early AM. 8 other people getting out before work on this popular easy, safe tour. Headlamps made it look like coal miners going to work.

Phone Lines are for rubes. Our new free land phone # is (801) 993-0862

I payed $200 for this "ooma" box. The box goes downstream of modem and upstream of computer. Allows you to talk on your normal phone via internet. No monthly fees, nationwide calling free, Computer can be off! Went from $85 month phone and internet bill to $30 a month for just internet. Should pay for itself in 5 months. What would my amish bretherin think?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


If you need a pair of mitts, check c-zips these out. Just got a pair, I think the zipper is the coolest mitten idea ever. Salty Peaks got em for 61% off (you can mail order em or stop by) They are $100 retail, $39, online, which they will match at the store if you ask em to, i learned that later and had to go back) They are very warm. I got a size larger than normal due to my thick palm

Monday, January 25, 2010

Em's Bday + Tai food + Generous friends=over $200 towards Haiti.

Thanks Everybody! we raised over $200 which is going to Red Cross haiti fund today!
Maven tip: buy this Belgium Ale: Duchesse DeBurgogne-It is the best thing i have ever drank including shakes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Congradulations Scott!

In Celebration of your 100th hit, This unnamed rock is now call Scott's Drop.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nuclear powered heater arrives.

Got my Heat exchanger/blower insert for my fireplace. It is pretty simple, a square manifold with a fan, tubes coming out of manifold wrap around the fire in a c shape, air from tubes blown out the front top of fireplace opening. It is one of the the only thing i have bought lately besides food that is made in America.

Puts out about 2 space heaters worth of heat or 20,000 btu's (guess) which is a huge improvement. When I tried the fireplace before without a heat exchanger would guess that it put out 1 BTU

How is this nuclear? Trees grow because of energy from the sun, the sun is nuclear, therefore nuclear power is the source of the heat. Carbon neutral! Particulate emission however is another sadder story.

3 days of Powder and Rising.

I would have enclosed a photo, but you seem like a motivated crowd.
Good riddance 30 days of smog. Hello snowpack.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Man vs Machine

Local utah resident celebrates a large victory over the machines. The Microwave went an unexpected 15 rounds. It was a very close bout. Victor credits his win to a strict training regiment, perserverance, his trusty multimeter, and a wallet that just doesn't know when to open. After a good hard fight, the microwave is returning to work.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Star Wars

Star Destroyer Miami Airport. Still looking for the Death Star.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Becoming Omish

IPod broke, got a new one under warranty, and then sold it as new on Craigslist
Trying to organize ones and zeros is expensive. I have rarely been happy with anything that is purely electronic, as nothing depreciates faster I bought a chord of firewood instead. I doubt I'll have problems with this product.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ovens and Microwaves, a Cautionary Tale

What happens when you save $200 by buying a combo microwave and oven instead of buying them seperately?
Your chances of something breaking doubles, and this is what happens