Archive for February, 2009

Light Pillars Over Sioux Falls

I had some after-hours stuff to do at work last night, so was there until about 1am, and got quite a show of light pillars on the way home. I don’t know the exact weather ingredients necessary for light pillars to show up, but it had rained/sleeted/snowed a bit earlier in the day, then the […]

Post Weekend BMW Update

Well, I had some time to work on the 528 this weekend, and made some progress, but not as much as I would’ve liked. I got the thing jacked up as best as possible with the equipment I had and got underneath hoping to replace some of the worn parts on the shift linkage. Alas, […]

Chingon Rocks Mariachi!

One of my favorite movies is The Bride by Quentin Tarantino. You might know the film better by the name Kill Bill 1 & 2. Yes, I know it was released as two movies separated by a couple of years, but I think it’s better to think of it as one story with a really […]

LA to NY in Four Minutes

Here’s a cool time-lapse video shot from the back seat of a convertible driving from Los Angeles to New York. For some people traveling is all about the destination, but for me it’s the journey that’s most interesting. This video doesn’t show much of that trip, but it is fun!

A Short Road Trip… A Few Observations

I made a quick run to the inlaws’ house tonight, about a 60 mile drive, each way. Along the way I made a few observations… Since the BMW doesn’t have a working odometer, I thought this might be a good opportunity to check the gas mileage, so I filled up before leaving Sioux Falls and […]

Progress Bars Gone Wild!

( Computers andGeek andWork )

One more thing that drives me crazy; progress bars that don’t give a realistic indication of your progress. Case in point; today I was doing some maintenance on one of the laptops at work, and part of that was updating Adobe Acrobat Standard on an HP laptop running Windows XP Pro. It downloaded the 8.1.3 […]

Don’t Wanna Be… Obama’s Elf…

( Fun! )

This is a hoot! YouTube Link.

Making Progress…

Well, it’s been almost three weeks with the BMW, and I’ve learned a lot about the car, and have made some progress straightening out a few of its issues. I made a list of those issues last week, and using that as a springboard, here’s what I’ve done so far, and what’s coming up next… […]

Define ‘Historical’

I just discovered something interesting; the great state of South Dakota allows cars that are at least 30 years old to be registered as Historical Vehicles. That means that as long as the vehicle isn’t used for general transportation, you pay a one-time $10 licensing fee, and that’s it. Here’s what the Section K of […]

“Blinded By Envy And Ignorance”

Here’s a quote that was included in yesterday’s Patriot Post that I thought was very poignant, considering the so-called ‘stimulus’ package that’s being foisted on us by Congress. [P]eople do not ask for socialism because they know that socialism will improve their conditions, and they do not reject capitalism because they know that it is […]