Friday, December 26, 2008

We've been invaded by a cat from outer space.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The glider port

Friday, November 14, 2008

The view on the way home.

My ride to work

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The exciting life of a goalie

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Life is good

Sunday, September 28, 2008

We got booted from our house this weekend because we were having our house tented... so we went to the beach. It was cold and gloomy all weekend but we manager to have a great time with my little brother nd his family. What a great time.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Its nice to be back in the old neighborhood.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck

Great interview monologue by Glen Beck. Governor Palin and Glen go over the sacrifice that the polar bears would happily make (I assume they are legitimate Alaskan's) to save the country from sky rocketing gas prices.

Good Stuff!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Big Blue is Gone... RIP

Back in 2004 I bought a truck, for the first time in my life I decided that I would get the truck I wanted, it had the big motor, the right color, matching camper shell, seating for six, it had everything I needed and everything I wanted ... it was a nice truck! But as we were using it to move back from the East coast we ran into a little trouble; as I sat sleeping in the passenger seat, the PA turnpike collaborated with two semi trucks to drive Big Blue into the cement median in the middle of the Turnpike. Thank God no one was hurt, the truck absorbed all of the impact my Mom (the driver), myself, and two dogs in the truck were not injured at all. So far the only damage we have noticed to the content of the truck was one broken glass in the back.

The truck on the other hand was a complete loss. Even though the cosmetic damage was repairable and the engine still ran, the impact bent the frame of the truck making it to expensive to repair. I'll miss having an all purpose vehicle capable of hauling kids, bicycles, dogs, and people in relative comfort without any reconfiguration. Our next car will most likely be much more fuel efficient and not nearly so useful.

Rest in Peace Big Blue, and may your salvaged parts keep 100 trucks working hard in southwestern Pennsylvania for years to come.

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Sunset over Iowa

Being from Southern California I've seen many incredible sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, but reciently we had the opportunity to drive across the U.S. on Interstate 80 and at about 9:30 pm was greeted by this sunset... Amazing
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

What is a trip to New York without getting trapped in traffic by a parade!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Going Mobile

I'm going completely mobile! I've joined the millions of people around the world who have kicked the wired lifestyle.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A test of my new glide phone.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Knot lessons with den 4

Monday, May 26, 2008

Why Does Google appear as if reflected in a Mirror? And what are those Chinese characters doing at the bottom of the picture?

Oh... ya... I was inside Google China. Very cool, and very different than the Silicon Valley version.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

China = enigma

Performance in the Drum Tower, While this is not my video, I witnessed the same performance in this tower - awesome! Upon returning from China a couple of days ago, I have to say that China is fascinating, where else in the world can you see ancient culture like the drum tower performance in a country with perfect cell phone coverage but no drinking water...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monticello, Jefferson's anchor - walking around his hilltop you can feel the inspiration he drew from this place as he wrote the Declaration of Independance.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Taking in a Ball Game at AT&T park. SF vs St Louis.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cardinal in my tree

The birds back here are just as spectacular as the ones in my back yard in San Diego, although a much smaller scale. You never know when you might get a one to hold still long enough to grab a camera.There are Robins

And Cheshire Dogs

Your never quite sure what you might find in our back yard... It's spring

Springtime in Arlington

It's spring here in Arlington, the birds are out the dogwoods are blooming and the Cherry trees are at their peak today. So I thought I would share some pictures from my back yard.This dove was sitting on our air conditioner, watching us mill about looking for our camera.

Friday, March 21, 2008

There is proof that Steroid use is not new to this century

This statue of Stonewall Jackson, one of Robert E. Lee's most trusted Generals was Juicing up, with his horse during the civil war. Check out the before picture...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Magical... This is what the first day of Spring feels like in Arlington

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Food Fight

This video is an entire course in Military history, combined with international cooking. I've got to talk to the Dean to see if we can get this added to the cirriculm.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Call me - GrandCentral

Mobloggin might have gotten a little more mobile.

When I started this blog it was based on the premise that my phone could talk to my blog (I know most of you thought my motivation was much deeper), now my blog can talk to my phone...

... If you look to the right of the screen, there should be a "Mr. Call Me" button. That is a new service I'm trying out called "GrandCentral". Basically it allows anyone who wants to leave a comment by voice mail ... to leave a comment by voice mail. When you click on the button, it asks for a number where you can be reached, the software then calls you.

From that point on, I can configure the software to connect you with me at any phone number I designate, or it can put you into a voice-mail system. Once you finish recording your voice-mail, GrandCentral sends me an alert on my phone and also sends the voice mail to my email account. I can listen to the voice mail from my phone or from my computer.

The software is in beta right now after being bought up by Google.

Give it a shot...

I've been goofing around with GIMP the open source image editor, it has many of the same capabilities as Photoshop, but it is open source and distributed to both windows and Linux users. As you can see comparing this image with the one I posted last week from William and Mary, you can do a number of interesting things to pictures with this software. To get the more dramatic colors in this picture I increased contrast, and then used a tool called color curves to make the reds and greens pop. The tools are not as easy to use as Photoshop, but for the price you can't beat it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Shopping for colleges

William and Mary

What a great campus, We took the kids down to check it out. Second oldest college in the country, and can claim Thomas Jefferson as one of it's alum, they must have had a great government study program back in the day.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Chinese new year in Washington D.C.

We got to the parade late, so we went to an Irish Pub to wait for the return of the Dragon and the fireworks. I other words it was a great opportunity to enjoy Irish beer, while celebrating a Chinese holiday in the capital of the United States...

Sunday, February 03, 2008

I'm Free!

I need to post before I loose my place as Apian Apostle

A good friend of Mobloggin works the keys for KT Cat at the Scratching post but I have been slack'in in my posting behavior here on this blog. I send my apologies to the maximum leader and offer this post ...

I'm Microsoft free!

I took the leap a couple of weeks ago, took an old PC and reformatted the hard drive. The new platform is UBUNTU - 7.10 - the Gutsy Gibbon -Linux,

It's amazing... this old clunker I got from my daughter when she upgraded is nearly as fast as her new Vista platform. Gutsy Gibbon installed much more quickly than any MS platform, there is tons of free or cheep software available. It recognized all of my hardware, with minimal anguish (a problem I have had with other Linux installs).

Bottom line, if your thinking about buying a new PC, look into upgrading the operating system on your old system, it's way more fun.