Month: July 2007

  • Weatherproof Solar Powered Lights?

    As I’m watching Discovery HD Theater tonight, one of those “As Seen on TV” type commercials comes up for solar-powered spotlights for your yard. They advertise them as totally weatherproof, but I disagree – they won’t work if it’s always cloudy, raining all the time, duststorm, tornado picks ’em up. They’re pretty damned reliant on […]

  • Clinton and Cleavage

    There you have it: two words that both begin with “C” that I never thought I’d write in the same sentence. Clinton. Cleavage. If you’ve been living under a rock the last few days, apparently Hillary Clinton wore a somewhat low-cut blouse on the Senate floor, and the Washington Post is tearing her to bits […]

  • Mt. Rainier – Mount Fremont Lookout

    Hiked On: July 28, 2007′ Weather Conditions: Approximately 65°F-75°F, mostly sunny skies Elevation: 6400-7181′ Distance from Seattle: Just over 90 miles Pictures: [Here]( National Park Service: Mt. Rainier National Park Well, after a long hiatus from hiking in general, and Mt. Rainier specifically, Diann and I made the 2 hour drive to Sunrise for a […]

  • Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

    Diann & I snagged [Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World]( from Netflix. I’d like to take a moment to let Albert Brooks (the writer, director, and main actor) know something: I’m Norwegian, and it wasn’t funny to me either. We didn’t even get through the movie. Horrible. At least we watched all of [A […]

  • The Egg: It gets hot!

    Made fajitas tonight. Got the Big Green Egg up to 750°F. That is all. 🙂

  • PS3: Price Cut, or Marketing?

    Sony today announced a $100 [price cut]( for the most expensive of consoles, the PS3. Now, depending on which side you take to this, it may not be a price cut. Let’s look at it through Sony marketing goggles: Drive Size SKU Price Before 7/10 Price After 7/10 20GB $499 Discontinued 60GB $599 $499 80GB […]

  • Transformers

    Awesome. Seriously. Go see the [movie]( Don’t believe me? 4.5 stars at [Netflix]( 8.3/10 at [IMDB]( 84% at [Rotten Tomatoes User Reviews]( The movie rocks. I wish I had my Transformers toys from when I was a kid.

  • Blog ripoffs. Grr.

    So, lots of people have posted about other sites scraping their blogs data, but I just stumbled across a weird one. I won’t link to it, because that only validates their purpose. Instead, they seem to be scraping from me anything tagged with ‘wireless’, and posting it. Along with lots of other blogs that are […]

  • Searching for: A digital photo frame

    So, I’m in the market for some digital photo frames, but can’t really find one that fits my needs. My thought is to be able to buy them as gifts for family in far off places (ignore voltage for a moment, converters are relatively cheap), and have them display pictures from my own RSS feeds. […]