Saturday, August 20, 2005


some foreign film I presume touting the success of helmets. heres the skull getting crushed by a sledge hammer. see the clip here

TPS reports

it has been such a productive afternoon surfing. I found some tps reports over here

TPS memo
TPS report

I'm going to have to print them out and put them on a select few desks at work to see what happens.


yup.. found something else worthy of the link section. the newest edition, 'logons' seems to be someone caching logons for those places you just can't seem to get into and for the ones you really arn't motivated enough to load up a script to get in. I found some random site requiring a logon and it worked! wow.. cool. that qualifies it for the link section. I was however glad to see no one had put in an account for my remote access at work. that would have been very disturbing.

chainsaw to the neck

saw this on MSN's weekend pictures. the thing that struck jen and I is DON"T LET THE SAW SLIP. it'll take your neck out!, click for larger view.

alaska motorcycle trip

on this site someone posted a prelimary route to alaska. we road part of this rout when we went up the first time. its worth having a picture of.. click to enlarge


For all of you that arn't at the heart of the west coast, you may have never heard of craigs list, so I thought I'd tell you guys about it. it seems its really big in the bay area. we have recently been using it to shop for motorcycles, and we almost got someone to rent our rental house through it. if they don't have a listing in your area, or the one in your area isn't very active, you can still use it to search its huge collection of classifieds type posts and see what your junk is worth. its actually very time consuming and fun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

house update

we had the inspections (pest and structural) yesterday. everything came back pretty good except the structural guy found a missing support under the floor. someone removed it when the ductwork was installed. I'm not too concerned about it, the only snag is if this would effect teh appraised value and not allow them to do their 100% financing then were screwed. I was going to crawl under there and fix it myself last night, but I was too tired. the buyer seems to be a pretty handy guy so he may just prefer the cash (500 to go towards improvements) and I'm happy writing the check and being done with it. I'd give him 5 crisp 100's if it meant closing the deal without a hitch. Jen is siding on lets just wait and see but i'm pretty anxious to get this done. turns out they own an aluminum trailer in the north poorer) section of town, and have it payed off at 70k or something. we learned this through our realtor when she overheard them talking during the inspections. the house would be a major upgrade for them. We wern't present for the structural. and got home at the end of the pest. the pest inspector was interested in the rental, so we gave him the address and hope to hear back from his t his afternoon if he's
interested, so that was a lucky coincidence.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

free books

it seems was indexing books, but as of recently has stopped scanning in at attempt to address copyright info.

that won't stop me from reading ben raines in the ashes series. see for yourself here.

Monday, August 15, 2005

dragon illusion

the Dragon optical illusion is some kind of paper thing that looks odd. see how to build it here and let me know how it works!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

waterproof paper

I love these kinds of accidents. you know, the kind where you spill some crap on your paper and discover you just made water proof paper that you can still write on. sounds like the teflon story.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Desk warez

People come by my desk and love to play with miscellaneous things that I have sitting out, so far all I have is a hacky sack I got for my birthday, a couple of broken units that we build here (those are not the favorite) and a pet wooden snake I picked up while I was on company business.

I usually keep the snake hidden as it seriuosly offends my boss, but its lots of fun to 'leave out' and see what happens.

what ideas do you guys have for cool things to have on the desk for people to play with when they come to talk to me?

Monday, August 08, 2005


thanks to kunae gives us guess the google picture game that pops up 20 images from a google images search and you have to guess the search word. I suck at it. the only one I got right was because the search word was part of one of the imiages, kitsch

Saturday, August 06, 2005

back window

out the back window, click for 800x600

Monday, August 01, 2005

Genuine Advantage

linked from article about getting around MS's genuine advantage scheme.