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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Today's clipboard

- Vatican has started a low-cost airline service:
- combo sink and toilet.

[More to follow]

"We have long had death and taxes as the two standards of inevitability. But there are those who believe that death is the preferable of the two. 'At least,' as one man said, 'there's one advantage about death; it doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.'" - Erwin N. Griswol
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Giants tickets available

From time to time I can get extra Giants tickets, like this Saturday. Drop me a comment here if you'd like to get on my mailing list for extra tickets, or call me if you'd like some for this weekend.

The schedule is at
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Here's the tricky part...

I finally found the old commercial that we have been looking for: Fig Newton We were also looking at the old Honda Accord ad.

We're also experimenting with the WikiScanner

and just in time for the 4H Science Fair: (see right)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Touring Long Island

So I gave myself a tour of Long Island the other day and finally saw the The Big Duck.

I also rode the Point Orient ferry to New London: The MV Cape Henlopen particiapted in the D-Day invasion, formerly known as the USS Buncombe (LST-510)

Golfing by Satellite

We were playing golf the other day and the scorecard did not have a map of the hotels because the members "knew the holes" and did not need a map, making it tough for the guests. To compensate, I took out my trusty blackberry and opened the google map satellite view of the course.

It was helpful to review the course from space. Next time, I have to remember to print out 2 copies the nite before and bring a waterproof map pocket.

Since we're busy visiting Jimmy at the Cape, here's a quick link: Apple Ridge.
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Sunday, August 12, 2007


I am a proponent of simplifying language to make it easier for universal understanding. Proper English is too complicated:

1) Can we make Inglish phonetic like German? (Eg, thoro, thru, Inglish, filosofy)
2) We need a 2nd person plural that's different from the singular (eg, you'all vs. you'un.

PS: lookup this on wikipedia:"buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo" Kevin has me thinking about it, but I can't get the 6th useage to work in my head, it needs an -ed somewhere, but I have not had time to think it thru.

PPS: I am using texter from It really simplifies my day by allowing keyboard macros for phrases that I repeat often. I have not figured out how to get it to run programs yet, but you can read the source code.

PPPS: we're on vacation at the cape, but we're confining the cats to the basement because of all of our cat allergies. They keep staring at me like they are planning a prison break.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007

ThinkGeek :: Hydrodynamic Building Set

We were discussing the NYC flooding the other week and how the same amount of water falling really fast could cause a flood, while if it fell over the course of the day, no flood. To see why, try the Hydrodynamic Building Set.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WOTD: URL squatting

WOTD: "URL squatting"
from PC World - Google Mistakes Own Blog for Spam, Deletes it

Sunday, August 05, 2007

from: Rock to: Hardplace - Google Maps

On google maps, it's 21 hoursfrom: Highway to Hell, and 3 hours between Rock and A Hardplace.

SPOILER: Harry Potter is alive and well...

... and living in Florida: Living, Breathing Harry Potter He's a 78-year-old man who happens to share the name of a certain fictional boy wizard who is famous the world over."

Friday, August 03, 2007

I just bought the Doggie Driver Swing Exerciser!

It's a swing trainer that you can use to play fetch with your dogs, they also make the slingshot that I also bought; it has the feel of a crossbow.

We got them at Cabelas in PA on I-78.

Firefox continues to impress me more than IE. You can use it to open more than one site at a time by just listing the sites. IE makes you write a script to do it. You can also use it to print file directories without going into DOS, just point it at c:\.