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The Year is 2035…

Perhaps some of you are aware of Charles Lindbergh’s other work.  Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, but a few years later he was able to get some time with the surgeon, Dr. Alexis Carrel to discuss some common interests.  It turns out that Lindbergh believed it to be…Continue Reading

HyrdoPower!

A while back I wrote about getting my water pressure back from the PSI trolls. It turns out, I was too ignorant to know what real water pressure was like and misjudged my victory. So recently I set out to avenge this injustice. I contacted the local water company to…Continue Reading

The Disney World Report

Disney World Vacation Photos There’s a place on this Earth where reality fails, excitement is on tap, and prices are only limited by your imagination. Walt Disney’s Disney World creation is the most spectacular piece of manufactured tourism in the world. It’s also one of the only places that truly…Continue Reading

Migration

We’re spending an otherwise crisp and chilly November weekend on the sunny beach of Pensacola Beach, Flordia. We arrived last night in time for dinner – a lovely time to arrive anywhere. While not ideal for making a trip to the beach, it allowed us to rest up for a…Continue Reading

Ed Gein

I took a morning stroll through man’s disturbing past and read some articles about Ed Gein recently. If you’re planning on reading through this man’s history, you should probably do so a little later in the day. Gein is the man who inspired such characters as Buffalo Bill (Silence of…Continue Reading

Dragon*Con 2006: Day 2

Saturday morning marked two firsts for us. One was that we were in Atlanta for DragonCon early enough to actually see the parade. The second was that we were actually in the parade! Not only that, we were part of the debut of drumming and dancing in the parade’s attendance.…Continue Reading

Trash Trolls

At the local dumpster facility, there’s a little house adjacent the compacter where, as Amy points out, there lives a little Trash Troll. When you show up with bundles of trash, the Trash Troll creeps out of his domicile and attacks you with riddles or simply thwarts your tribute of…Continue Reading

Random News

Either way, the FDA blocked approval of the “Alli,” the new OTC version of Xenical because the effects aren’t permanent. (The drug works by blocking absorption of about one-third of fat consumed.) Users only lost about 15 pounds in a year amidst a slew of side effects such as abdominal…Continue Reading

Cyberhand Touches and Feels

I put my order in today for a new Cyberhand to replace this 30-year-old model I’m using. Talk about out-dated! The new hand is controlled via an internal wireless receiver/transmitter (Telemetric Link). It includes Force Feedback (efferent and afferent response), which is a huge boon to amputees, I’m sure. I’m…Continue Reading

Broken Promises

Promise Technology, Inc. has proven to have some of the worst technical support in the world. It’s widely accepted that Promise’s ATA RAID controllers are among the best, but what good is a great controller if there’s no one to back it up in case of failure? My onboard RAID…Continue Reading