Monday, April 30, 2007


An iPod vending machine running on an XP (at least it's XP Pro) OS. If MAC wanted to impress they would have loaded on a Millennium box.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Next Big Thing, Probably Not

I got a pair of "Farmers Walk" bars the other day and decided to try them out this weekend. "The Wife" was so astonished at the silliness of either me walking up and down the driveway carrying weight for no reason or that someone was actually the first to do this that she grabbed her camera. I have a feeling that it was my silliness that was the motivating factor in her decision.

Accident or on purpose? "404 Error"

How Come

at the Atlanta airport on a 150 seat Boeing 737 it takes a solid 20 minutes to empty the plane but you through a camera in front of 873 folks and they can pull it off in under 2 minutes.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Run (don't walk) For Your Life

"Frick's World" is now fully equipped with 3 cars and 3 (legally licensed) drivers. "H" claims that he can drive but he's not legal or licensed. The new addition arrived late this afternoon and as you can see from the excitement in "Goose's" face she is under the impression that this is her sled. The last conversation that I overheard was a Mother/Daughter negotiation session over who gets "possession" of which "car". I just went inside to watch the news.

Georgia Florida Parkway

A lonely stretch of south Georgia asphalt.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

To The Moon Alice

Xerox wins $35M NASA contract

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. --NASA on Tuesday awarded a contract worth up to $35 million to copier and office equipment manufacturer Xerox Corp. for more than 2,400 devices.

Xerox will provide device support, supplies and maintenance to 10 NASA centers and associated facilities. The three-year pact includes two one-year options.

Shares of Stamford, Conn.-based Xerox added 18 cents to close at $18.17 on the New York Stock Exchange.

View From Here

Thomasville, GA
Hampton Inn #100

I need to start finding rooms with better views.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Give Me Just The Faxs

Prison releases felon after getting phony fax
Typo-filled missive sent from grocery store said court ‘demanded’ release

Updated: 10:36 p.m. ET April 21, 2007

HICKMAN, Ky. - Officials released a prisoner from a state facility after receiving a phony fax that ordered the man be freed, and didn’t catch the mistake for nearly two weeks.

Timothy Rouse, 19, is charged with beating an elderly western Kentucky man and was at the Kentucky Correctional & Psychiatric Center in La Grange for a mental evaluation. He was released from that facility on April 6 after officials received the fake court order.

It contained grammatical errors, was not typed on letterhead and was faxed from a local grocery store. The fax falsely claimed that the Kentucky Supreme Court “demanded” Rouse be released.

Lexington police arrested Rouse at his mother’s home Thursday evening.

“It’s outrageous that it happened,” Fulton County Attorney Rick Major said. “I’m just glad nobody got hurt because he’s dangerous.”

Police are still investigating who faxed it.

Attorney Carlos Moran, who is representing Rouse, declined to comment.

Prison officials did not notice that the fax came from the grocery store because policies in place did not require checking the source of a faxed order, said the LaGrange facility’s director, Greg Taylor.

“It’s not part of a routine check, but certainly, in hindsight, that would perhaps have caused somebody to ask a question,” he said. He added that misspellings on orders are common.

© 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

What a great scam. If I had just thought of this when I was in High School, fax in a quick "Please excuse my son from school today, no this week".
And to think that they didn't have to check the source of a faxed order, the government at it's finest.
Beside I knew typos and spelling really didn't matter in the real world.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Before and After

After seeing "Super Size Me" I have given up on most fast food. I will occasionally hit "Subway" for a whole wheat sub, which is marginally (emphasis on marginally) better than a burger. Check out the link to see what a good ad company can do for you "LINK".

Someone Birthday

"The Wife" turned 29, again."H" tried to get as many candles on as possible. Nothing better than a "Carvel" ice cream cake.
That's right I'm to lazy to make a cake.
Cider (without any thumbs) somehow managed to wrap a gift.

View From Here

Hickory NC
Fairfield Inn #309
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Saturday, April 14, 2007

View From Here

Las Vegas NV
Mandalay Bay #9215

View From Here

Roanoke VA
Holiday Inn Express #324

Friday, April 06, 2007

Idea Of The Week

Ever wonder what to do with those empty CD spindles? Yeah, I thought so. They can be used to haul your bagel sandwiches around in. Stolen from "Cribcandy"