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Monthly archives for July, 2007

Yet Another Reason Why The TSA Should...

Yet Another Reason Why The TSA Should Not Exist
It was bad enough when it all started. Box cutters? I still don’t think they could have hijacked a plane with JUST box cutters. But whatever. Knives? OK, they are actually semi-dangerous. Miniature scissors? Come on, I can’t do much damage with a Leatherman Micra. Fingernail clippers? Now it’s getting insane. Shoe inspection [...]

Things that make you say “WTF?&...

Things that make you say “WTF?”
Yep, this is one of the strangest news headlines I’ve seen in a while. Groom Dies in Collision with Cow http://www.koin.com/Global/story.asp?S=6750108 (more…)

Changed Again

Changed Again
Yes, I’ve dumped drupal. It’s time to try out WordPress for a while. I like how it works on GeeksRUs’s site, so now we see if it works here. So I’m adding some old stuff in, I guess it doesn’t make sense to be posting stories about being buried in snow in the middle of July… Or fire stories from 4 years ago [...]

iManiac

iManiac
I got an iPhone! The 8GB model. I can’t believe I spent $600 on a phone. Goodbye, Verizon. Goodbye, Treo 650. I arrived at the Washington Square Mall Apple Store at 6:50am Friday morning. I was number 20 in line. Steve had arrived a bit earlier and was further up in line. The person at the front of the line had arrived at 10:30pm the pr [...]

You wanna screw that thing back on Ea...

You wanna screw that thing back on Earl?
Here I am, climbing my way to the Great Divide on Wolf Creek Pass. Lucky me – the weather is good, and the load is light. And I aint haulin no chickens!

It’s so deep…

It’s so deep…
Remember that huge snow storm that buried Denver? It trapped me in Albuquerque for a few days. Parked on a street in ABQ waiting for I-40 to re-open. A Swift truck stuck in the median on I-40 east of ABQ. A street in Denver on 12/22

Looking out over Pendleton

Looking out over Pendleton
From the scenic viewpoint coming down Cabbage.

Not much left of the truck…

Not much left of the truck…
I took this picture with my Samsung camera phone as I was driving westbound on Interstate 30 in Arkansas. I forget the mile marker, I was still a ways out from Texarkana. Traffic was backed up for miles going east. A small car had crossed the median and hit the semi head on. There was nothing left of the car, the biggest piece I saw was a 2 f [...]

Aviation Headset Adapter

Aviation Headset Adapter
I built this to use my Flightcom headset with my FT-817, it will also work with the 857 and 897. The 857 is a little annoying due to the headphone jack being on the back of the radio and the mic jack being under the control head. Very simple design, I used Cat 5 networking cable to go to the mic jack, and some Radio Shack shielded audio cable [...]