Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saw a Goat the other day.

Nice, but my new Fiat 500 probably gets 3 to 4 times the gas mileage.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wildfire Perspective

The Eagle Creek wildfire.  17 days old, currently over 48,000 acres.  Started by a brainless teenager lighting fireworks.  Smokey the Bear needs to come out of retirement and slap that dumb-ass kid across the head (open claw would be preferred).

Yet this is only one Oregon wildfire.  The Chetco Bar fire has been burning for 68 days and is over 190,000 acres.

Oregon Fires

Chetco Bar
Crab Creek
Diamond Creek
Eagle Creek
East Crater
High Cascades Complex
Horse Creek Complex
Horse Prairie
Jolly Mountain
Kelsey Creek
Miller Complex
Norse Peak
Potato Hill
Sawmill Creek
Spruce Lake
Umpqua North Complex
Uno Peak

Death Star found orbiting Saturn !

Click to see the video!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Much needed Rain

We've sure needed some rain in Oregon what with all the forest fires.

Today we got a good system coming through.  It's been raining most of the day, but we just got a great downpour complete with lighting and thunder passing through Tualatin, Oregon, where I work.  Filled the parking lot out back, which does happen often.  Included some hail, about 1/4" size.


The Crib...

Probably a gift from an unmarried Uncle. . . .

Sunday, September 17, 2017


These handicapped New Yorkers
are behind hundreds of lawsuits
New York Post, by Melkorka Licea    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2017 5:26:47 AM     Post Reply
Five New Yorkers in wheelchairs are behind nearly 400 lawsuits brought against small businesses for lacking handicap access. Such legal claims have been criticized as part of a “cottage industry” of “serial plaintiffs” who target mom-and-pop establishments for quick cash settlements. But others see the suits as helping enforce the American with Disabilities Act. Wheelchair ramps and bathroom doors are not the only battleground. Two blind New Yorkers have taken the fight online, filing a combined 23 suits against business Web sites that didn’t have screen-reading software for the visually impaired. And a woman cited seven businesses for not allowing

Wait a minute... Businesses must now make their websites 'handicapped' accessible to blind people????? 

Monday, September 11, 2017


In some random web surfing I came across this.

It's almost exactly how I feel.  Read it if you have a chance.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Modern Manliness

A while back I came into the kitchen after working in my shop, all covered in sawdust.  I was told that this wasn't sawdust, but "man glitter".

Today while shopping for movie munchies I came across this and couldn't resist.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

RAIN ! ! !

Well, sprinkles actually hereabouts.  But hopefully the wildfire areas will get a great deal more.

The smell is delicious.

The Equifax security breach WTF.

According to this blogger,,  Susan Mauldin is Equifax's 'Chief Security Officer'.

She has Degree and everything from the University of Georgia ... in "Music Composition".

Humor: The Fight

I rear-ended a car this morning.

So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car.  You know how sometimes you just get so stressed that little things become hilarious?  Yeah, well I couldn't believe it, ... he was a dwarf!!

He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted "I AM NOT HAPPY!!!"  So, I looked down at  him and said, "Well, then which one are you?"

And that's how the fight started...

Saturday: Rule-5

Jane Russell.  Whenever I watch 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' it's not the blonde, Marilyn Monroe, I'm watching but the gorgeous, statuesque, curvy Jane Russell.

Friday, September 8, 2017


You've got to be kidding me!  With all of today's technology, we still have to wait for clear skies and nice weather before being able to fight wildfires with helicopters and planes?????

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – The Eagle Creek Fire measures 33,328 acres and is 7 percent contained as of Friday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Traci Weaver, a fire communications specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, spoke at a news briefing with the fire response team.
She said the moderate weather and clear skies are helping. Crews can now use aviation resources to drop water on the fire.
Thursday, they did bucket drops directly behind Cascade Locks.
Friday, they might do a burnout operation above Corbett if the conditions allow.

The International Date Line

I work for a company which manufactures electronics. Part of this includes writing the programming (firmware and software). We recently found a bug in our programmer's current version of software. The bug stemmed from the phenomenon of the International Date Line. When your computer you're testing it with is on one side of the dateline and the clock you're setting and observing is set to a timezone on the other side of the dateline, then your thinking and programming logic can become confused.

Here's an animation also.  ( The center of the globe image is the North Pole.  The red line is the dateline.  The border color represents different dates, say Monday and Tuesday. )

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Chicken-leg Dog

Here's Sammy laying in the hallway waiting for dinner.  Toby used to do that with his back legs also.