Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Who are the biggest liars?

Mt bike tire manufacturers. this tire measured about 2.2

Suppose to be a 2.55" tire. I'm going to wright a letter asking for
$38(cost of tire) times {.25"(tire missing)/2.55" (tire amount ordered) } or around $3.80 back

Monday, June 28, 2010

In a world without lawyers...

Saw this man sized hole ion a busy sidewalk in the Dominican Republic. It was six feet deep, unmarked, and almost 3 feet across.
Glad it wasnt dark.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Utah Primaries today. I took this pic from my front door.

I was willing to walk directly across the street to vote, because that is what the founding fathers would want. IF it would have been two houses down, I think the founding fathers would have been ok with me not making that kind of sacrafice.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fun with Hangars

Folks came to visit, dad told me about this design for a tv antenna. Works way better than my $50 store bought antenna. We are now recieving pbs. Total cost $7.27

Monday, June 7, 2010

IF computers are suppose to increase productivity, why do I waste so much time on them?

After giving me almost 4 months of semi reliable service, my refurbed Gateway(acer emachines group) hard drive passed away. Good bye sweet prince.

This is my secont Acer family desktop that hass had issues. (motherboard 1.5 years on a emachines= throw it away) Since it was refurbed the warrenty was 90 days. I Bought a new hard drive for $60 bucks, 5 min install using my favorite tool, a kitchen steak knife. Installing software was 6 hours. Back in buisness.

Some interesting but very boring thoughts. I tend to be penny wise and pound foolish. I wanted to get a HP as I have had great luck with em, but A HP would have costed me about twice as much. My sample size of 2 is too small to come to any logical conclusion about acer. A computer is just a big bag of parts. After a review, I learned that the hard drive(western digital) that came with my gateway computer was a well rated one very reilable with good reviews, and was probably same as installed in some HP's. I tried to see what brand of Hard drive apple used, could not find out. THe other big manufacture is seagate, there reviews wern't as good. You get a 3 year warrenty on a hard drive from the manufacture, but no warrent from the manufacture if you buy a whole computer, maby a reason to build a computer from scratch.

Maby acer/gateway/emachines isn't so bad, maby i just had bad luck with a reliable part. Or maby Acer does suck, maby the refurb was because of a bad hard drive due to something else, they replaced the hard drive(symptom) without fixing the cause (say a intermittent power supply) Either way computers are a great way to waste time.

The Rainbow Connection

A Thunderstorm came thru at sunset yesterday evening. This is the view from the front porch. Best light I have seen from the house yet.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dog out, suspension bridge in.

Noticed a yellow rope crossing bear creek canyon on the Bonnivale Shoreline trail. baggage tag on rope said do not remove, future bridge. Will be nice, cuts off a 1 block hike a bike section, suspect it will be a suspension bridge, pretty long maby 80 yards.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Squirrel Jam

D.C.'s most popular inhabitant.
Every corner is Kodacrome corner, when the squirrles are out. 1 squirrel, 3 cameras. Even I couldn't resist firing off a few shots.