Archive for February, 2008

We’ll Miss You, Mr. Buckley

Today we say goodbye to William F. Buckley Jr., a true gentleman and one of the best spokesmen for the political right. He was a prolific writer, the founder of National Review Magazine, and is credited by many to be one of the founding fathers of the current conservative movement in the US. Although he […]

Angry White Guys

I heard about this article from both Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh last week; the article talks about how many pundits are focusing on all of the voter categories but one, and that is the one that will decide the upcoming presidential election; the Angry White Man. According to the description in that article, I […]

The Bamboo Bike

I’ve long wondered if building a bike frame from bamboo or some other wood species would be practical… I guess so, because Calfee Design has been doing it for a while now. What it comes down to is having a good set of lugs is the main thing — that sets the stage for getting […]

Flying Dreams

I’m just a little disappointed. But I guess but not terribly surprised. Last night I dreamt of flying. It doesn’t happen often, but often enough that I look forward to it. In my dream, it usually happens that I’m walking down the street or sidewalk or wherever, and usually feeling frustrated that I don’t seem […]

Wilcraft Ice Fishing Machine

( Cars! andFun! andGadgets )

I saw an ad for this thing on tv tonight; the Wilcraft ice fishing rig. “Because trucks don’t float.” The ad aired during the Kent Hrbek Outdoors Show, and made me laugh out loud. I mean, a purpose-built $10,000 buggy made for rapid deployment for… ice fishermen? Roll this bad boy off your trailer, drive […]

Citroen 2CV Rat Rod

Now this. Is. Cool. Not what you’d expect in a rat rod at all, but what would kinda naturally flow from what began as a front-drive rattletrap of a car. The Citroen 2CV is pretty rare here in the US, but they’re common as houseflies in Europe, so it makes sense that people mod them […]

An Oversight

Whoops. I just realized I overlooked something on my site that shouldn’t have been overlooked. The site is named davintosh — my name is Dave and I work with Macintoshes; davintosh. Ok, so it’s a little corny and I’m even embarrassed to tell my wife about it. Sue me. Anyway, as I was writing the […]

VNC on the Mac

&otI’ve got need at work for running VNC on one of the machines so an app running on it can be shared with multiple users on the network. VNC is a great solution that’s been out there for a long time, but in general it kinda sucks because, 1. it’s slow, 2. the image resolution […]

Stimulating Economics

Sounds like the election year economic stimulus package has been passed & signed by the President, so the checks are forthcoming. Yes, I’m eligible to receive the prescribed “rebate”, even though I don’t think I need it and even though the total may even exceed what I paid in federal taxes last year. Reports suggest […]

A Psalm 65 Worldview

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of […]