Monday, April 21, 2008

Wise I think

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
- Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I just polished my silver...i get tired of sitting here re-building 10 years worth of web pages due to Microsoft's edict that FrontPage is obsolete. So I stood at the sink and polished about 5 years worth of tarnish off flatware. Very I am not embarrassed to hand anyone a fork and the nice bird designs show up more clearly that they are shiny against the darker background (deep tarnish aka patina).

So now the Internet savvy criminals will probably come looking for my spoons and forks. Speaking of crime, I am just so outdone w/ our local newspaper. They seem most reluctant to publish the local crime reports. If there is a rash of burglaries in our neighborhood, we need to know. I have looked into the matter and counter to what they say, the Police Dept emails them to the Islander, our newspaper, every Friday unless the gal is on vacation, then she says she tries to play 'catch-up' when she returns. I went by newspaper office this week and asked when the crime reports were run and was there any rhyme or reason to the way they occasionally ran the crime low-down. The old fellow I spoke to said irrational things, like "are you trying to get me in trouble?" and "you don't know what you are getting into"... so there seems to be something going on that Nancy Drew should look into. Who is behind this suppression of news? I want to get on the Police Report mailing list and publish them on my gulf shores website.

Another nutty thing was that the guy at the newspaper said "you want to see a really crummy paper, get a copy of the Fairhope Courier" is a sister publication from the same company.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Trashy People

You are not watching "My Name is Earl"...I took these photos of a couple who live on my street. or just off, down a gravel road.
While I was was not thinking of candidate finger puppets, I was taking photos of trashy people dumping garbage on the side of the road.

There are even new signs clearly saying not to do that. This is not the first time I have pulled over and taken photos of the creeps and also of the vehicle license plate. I will go to City Hall tomorrow and tell them that I am the new trash patrol on my road, and I will follow up to see if they take action !
As I drove off, the woman hollered "Screw You"...

Lets look their license plate up here...

wish I had thought of this and the resulting little puppet shows on YouTube and inbound links !

Of course, it is a flash in the pan and has little post-election value, but it is a fun idea.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Amazon Carousel Widget

Amazon has a new tool for displaying ads on one's blog or website.

Today we are announcing the launch of a new widget for Amazon Associates that includes an engaging new display format plus multiple product selection options.

The Carousel widget presents products in an interactive 3D display allowing you to select either the Carousel or Ferris Wheel format in multiple sizes that work for your site. There are several ways to create your widget; you can hand-pick specific products to recommend to your viewers or choose to display the latest Bestsellers and New Releases from any Amazon category.

One that I made using the auto-blogger as-on should be showing up at the bottom of this page shortly.
Note: well, it is next day and it is still not showing up....oh well.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Well, Memphis State is tied w/ the enemy at the end of the game and is about to go into overtime....whew...there are prob heart attacks happening all over right now.

But what I am REALLY excited about are photos of my first tile. They were emailed today from the factory.

One is an all over pattern called Surf and the other will interconnect if arranged in 90 degree rotated pattern like the photo or also if it is laid all same direction. In that case, it becomes a sorta fish scale pattern or arcs. Villa Lagoon Tile

Saturday, April 05, 2008

It is tough in jail

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming that a Wyoming State Penitentiary policy restricting prisoners' mealtimes violates the constitutional rights of two Muslim inmates.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of Joseph Miller and Hurie Purdiman Jr., two inmates serving time at the penitentiary in Rawlins.

At issue is an alleged "20-minute rule" requiring inmates to eat their meals within 20 minutes after the food is delivered to a cell or common dining area, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit seeks for the inmates to be exempted from the rule because it forces them to choose between eating and practicing their religion.

Miller and Purdiman claim that meals have arrived at the same time of day that they're practicing prayers according to their Muslim faith. On other occasions, meals arrived during a period of religious fasting and then were confiscated before the fast ended at sunset.

"If someone has started their prayer, unless they're willing to interrupt their prayer and leave at that moment, they forgo their meal because (the guards) won't go back and open their cell doors," said Jennifer Horvath, staff attorney for Wyoming Chapter of the ACLU. "It's not unreasonable to ask for some extra time to finish their meals. They have a right to practice their religion, and the prison has been treating it as a privilege."

Purdiman is serving a six- to nine-year sentence for robbery, according to the prison's records department. Details on Miller's criminal record were not immediately available Thursday evening.

Doesn't the Koran forbid robbery?

From j-walk

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

This man is so funny

I have written to CBS and told them that David Letterman is tired and stale...would they please move Mr. Letterman to the *very* late slot and move the funniest man on television to the former Letterman slot. Hope they listen. It is good advice.

Craig Fergerson is totally funny.

I mean he is REALLY laugh out-loud-funny most nights.

I saw one of his movies years ago, he was a hairdresser from Scotland who ended up going to the national hair championships by accident. It was totally zany. I have looked for the movie now that I know who he is, but I think I gave it away. I am not a movie hoarder.

PicLens is so cool

Immerse yourself in 3D Style. PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web.

I just love this browser app.

I do a lot of image searches. A lot of the time I am not really looking for a image but a certain type of website so I think I might have better luck by doing an image search and back-tracking to the site.

Anyway, for whatever reasons, I do a lot of image searches and PicLens makes it tons of fun. They have versions for most common browsers, Firefox (what I use ) and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, etc..
Just trust me and try it...

Google wants us to be on time !

Check out the new add-on to Google calendar... Google Wake-Up Kit.

Be sure to see the 2nd half

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Got some money to spend recklessly ? Order me a 12 pack of Jones Soda w/ a Lundini image on the label. My birthday is coming up , (Isnt one's B'day always coming up in a sense unless it is your actual birth-day ? )..... anyway, summers coming.

Right click on this image and chose 'save image as' , save to your desktop and upload it to the My Jones site when you order my drinks. I like all the flavors I have tried. Esp the Lemon Raspberry.

I almost fell for it

Introducing Gmail Custom TimeTM
Be on time. Every time.*
*The term "Every time" is used loosely here to represent the number 10.

Google turns back the clock

Very amusing. Clever text. For the first few seconds, I forgot what day it is.


Search tomorrow’s web, today!

Google Australia has introduced a new feature, enabling you to search content on the internet before it is created.