Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords…

Have you been thinking that this site seemed a bit "artificial" lately? Were my storites written as if by an automaton? Well, here's why: We are all actually robots, cleverly given human names, but finally exposed by the Cyborg Name Decoder. The truth is out there...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

One light short of an intersection

Okay, that title is humorous, but I would have great respect for the guy in this story if he had built this himself or been more careful in its use. Instead he bought if off of eBay and used it so much that traffic engineers got suspicious and were able to identify him. Perhaps the designer of this device is a bit more judicious and is still out there?

Seriously, I'm not condoning this illegal behavior, but my inner-tinkerer has to applaud the ingenuity reflected in someone designing and building this device to take advantage of the system. I do wonder how many more are out there, and whether that extremely short green light this morning was caused by someone going the other direction with one of these puppies in his or her car...

Thursday, April 13, 2006

iPod update

For those of you interested in my progress towards getting a free iPod, I have the referrals I need and am waiting for FreePay to approve my referrals and let me order the iPod. The approval process apparently takes a while and gives them time to verify that the people who signed up are real-live people and not figments of my (or anyone else's) imagination, and that they don't in any way break the Terms of Service (like signing up multiple people in one household.) It has been several weeks now since I sent the approval request in, so I'm hoping it will not be much longer. I'll post another update when I hear more.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Best Job in America!

Yep, you heard right! According to this Money Magazine study, I have the best job in America!

Where does your job rank?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New Banner

Hopefully you have noticed the site's new banner. Sydney and Dad were hanging out Saturday morning and Sydney wanted to wear Dad's "at". She was having such a great time hiding under the hat and putting it on and taking it off that Dad grabbed the camera and started snapping. The shots above are some of the best.

Once I saw the finished shots, I decided it was time to replace the old banner since it had been almost a year since we took those pictures. If anyone still wants to see the old banner, I have it below.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Rollin’s famous Counter-top Pancakes

Well, Mark has posted some of his thoughts about our trip to St. Louis, so I suppose it's time for me to tell the tale of the pancakes. As a teaser, you know it's a good story when Mark asks (before things were even cleaned up) how long I will be upset about someting before it becomes a story we can laugh about. Actually, it was more like "How long before we can tease you about this?"...


As many of you know, I have been a private pilot for years. This may surprise people who have only known me for a short while, however, as I have not flown in nearly three years. I have been a partner in a flying club based in Denton for the entirety of my flying hobby, but recently an offer came up to buy everyone out of the club and sell the plane to an individual. I had been trying to sell my share of the club for a while, as my free time has been on a downward spiral for years. As a result, this was welcome news to me.