Archive for August, 2009

Apple & Dell

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They (Dell) make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation. — Steve Jobs. This quote was found at a site I bumped into tonight; Minimal Mac. A little heavy on the hoity-toity Mac user stereotype, but they’ve got some […]

“Amateur Hour At The White House”

I love that title. I borrowed it from a RealClearPolitics article on the blunder that is the push to reform the healthcare system, which is an excellent read. Not that it’s hard to find Amateur Hour at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. these days; just about any time of any given day will do. The article describes […]

The Cicada Killer Wasp

For the last few summers we’ve had some scary looking bugs in our yard. Thankfully, they’re just scary looking, and nothing to really be afraid of, provided you’re not a cicada. A female cicada killer wasp in flight, approaching a prospective nest site. The lifecycle of the cicada killer wasp sounds like something out of […]

Yet Another Reason To Dislike Windows?

I titled this post as a question, because I’m not sure if I’m missing something or what; please fill me in if I am. Here’s the story: Today at work I had a Windows XP Pro machine suddenly decide that the automatic login was too convenient; it’s attached to a piece of inspection equipment, and […]

A Cheapskate’s Paint Job — The Final Product

This is the third and maybe final installment in my Cheapskate’s Paint Job series (click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2.) One thing is for sure; the “$50 Paint Job” is a bit of a misnomer; it’s a paint job alright, but I’m pretty sure I passed the $50 mark not too […]

So That’s Why The Internet Is So Disfunctional!

“By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them” – Prov. 14:3 I was reading from Proverbs this morning, and that verse made me think… that first line explains in part why discussion forums on the Internet don’t work very well. When I […]

Call Me Un-American Then

Congress’ August Recess is turning out to be quite interesting. Many Representatives and Senators supporting the Obamacare legislation that’s being ramrodded through Washington have gone home to their constituents & have held “Town Hall Meetings” to help sell the plan to all of us… But it looks like the less-than-cordial reception they’re getting is taking […]

Josh Wilson — Amazing Grace

I almost set the title to Josh Wilson — Amazing Guitar, but that’s not the name of the song… Yvonne & I attended the Willow Creek Association Leadership Summit today (tomorrow too), and after our lunch break we were treated to a couple of songs by Josh Wilson. Josh is an incredibly talented guitarist who […]

The Secret Life Of Birds

( Fun! )

Here’s a super-cute ad for Robinson’s Squash(? I’m guessing that’s UK-speak for ‘juice’). Why don’t we see more clever ads like that (and like the ones for the Sport Ka) here in the US? Enjoy!

What Are The Chances…

Had a weird one happen yesterday… Caleb & I drove up to the Twin Cities to go to the Mall of America & goof around a bit. Actually, the Mall thing was more of a secondary excuse for going there, as I’d arranged to buy some needed BMW parts from a guy in St. Paul […]