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May 30, 2008

Another top ten day 5.30.8

Aspie quiz.

Beer madness.

Technology development methods that sometimes apply to any field.

Usually you want a tinyurl, but if you want to fight the trends try hugeurl.

Writers Almanac.

Interesting facts about Memorial Day and flying the flag.

Dr. Jones denied tenure.

Create lightning indoors.

May 29, 2008

Celtics big win 5.29.8

Big win over Detroit last night. Never easy in the NBA. Foul shooting certainly dragged the game out making fans stay up later than planned. Hopefully they can close the series in Detroit.

Not sure how I would introduce my profession or put on a business card if I were a herpetologist.

Civil literacy quiz.

Big Ass Pinatas. Not sure if I would eat the contents or not.

Funny questions regarding Star Wars.

Making fudge.

45 Rules:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood but, the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

May 28, 2008

Weather of doom 5.28.8

Passing clouds/thunderstorms yesterday resulted in a heavy downpoor but 5 minutes later clear skys and sun. Go figure. Sorry to leave work around 3:30 better to wait until 3:35.

Don't stare at the spot. It will alter your vision for 10 minutes.

LOST finally tomorrow.

Ways to take better photos.


Supercook. Helpful in getting some of my 2008 to do list done.

May 27, 2008

Memorial Day 5.27.8

Picture perfect weekend to along with the good food at our cookout.

Phononic crystal and Photonic crystal.

Math puzzles.

Flugtag game.

Freefall tips.

Writing prompts.

May 23, 2008

Gaming links 5.23.8

I'm sure others exist, but one device that is all that you may need without much of a competition.

Funny device to protect your banana.

Ideas for what to cook up next.

Drop the cubes, make your own design.

101 things to do in 1001 days.

Stick figure game.

Old quiz: How many countries can you name in 10 minutes?

Crossword puzzle with some clues filled in.

How far can you toss your virtual paper airplane?

Make your own Hollywood walk of fame star.

Test your knowledge.

Catch the falling tiles. It gets tough once you level up a couple of times.

May 22, 2008

Erased from the record books 5.22.8

15 minutes is up. Now only second on the list that did but didn't exist.

Sweet travel back pack/boat.

Quotes 5.22.8

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance,
gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

1. Set a goal that demands your best
2. Develop a burning desire to make it a reality
3. Keep your eye on the goal
4. Refuse to listen to negative criticism
5. Surround yourself with encouraging friends
6. In any defeat, look for a personal lesson
7. Practice self-control
8. Believe you can reach your goal
9. Rely on God to enable you
10.Know that God will never give up on you

Not the news one would expect 5.22.8

Not the news I would have expected to read about a friend from school.

May 21, 2008

Trip 5.21.8

Back in Boston after spending the weekend out in Wisconsin. It was a good time spent with family. It sure is strange when you walk into a bar and the patrons start serving themselves. Only in Kewaunee. Fun times.

Should have bet Big Brown. Even though the odds were poor. Easy money.

I'll be paying close attention to see if my cousin made the cut. Pretty cool to be considered for the part.

Amazing way to recite the numbers of pi. Also known as piphilology.

May 15, 2008

Misc Links 5.15.8

How many of the must read books have you finished?
They must have forgot to update my name on the list.
Basis for the movie on last night. 300 is just ok.
Can you spare a square?
I wonder how much time it takes to make one of these?
Pretty cool if you know what you are doing. I don't think I have the patience to make one. Maybe those triangle football ones in middle school lunch.
Cool glass work.
Language guides.
A bunch of noise if you watch but you won't look at the muppets the same. Speaking of, a Fraggle Rock movie is in the works.
Odd collections.

May 14, 2008

Misc Links 5.14.8

New coins.
New meaning to hand soap.
Guess the number based on the dice roll.
Nerf gun. When office disputes are settled at a different level.
Advice for college grads.

Too nice to be working inside 5.14.8

Picture perfect day in Boston.
Funny McSweeneys on dating advice from the GTAIV.
Guide for rating a spouse from the 1930's.
Man Skills.
3D Maze game.
Better "to do" list.
I could get lost checking out EOL.
How they name parts of planents.
Some cool stuff.

May 13, 2008

Doodle Day 5.13.8

Doodle day. Worthy cause and anything with doodle is instantly better.
Story of the blind bowler getting a perfect 300 game. Surely someone at the end kept hitting the lane reset just to make the headlines.
Things on the to do list.
Trivia tune up.
Making things.
Food additives.

May 12, 2008

Projects 5.12.8

Design your own Chucks.
Wearable sleeping bag.
Good luck blowing this jumbo inflatable up. For the price you could just buy a boat? Or half way to a cool jet ski.
Books to read before you start writing.
How many 5 year olds could you fight? You could take on 23 five year old kids in a fight. I could totally take on more.
Multiplayer asteroids.
Yiddish Library.

May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day 5.11.8

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

May 09, 2008

Multi Choice quiz 5.9.8

11 out of the 12 possible questions, which means you did better on the quiz than 91% of the general public.

Guess the font.

Writing contests.

Misc Links 5.9.8

Online crossword puzzles.
Scatter the particles.
Line game.
Launch Ball Game.
Wave string.
Cool shot of the ISS and space shuttle in front of the sun.
Just move around the dots and watch the new creation.

Easy money 5.9.8

17,000 for three months in bed? What would you bring or do during the time?

Lost 5.9.8

No idea what is up with LOST. I didn't care for last nights episode. Locke and Ben aren't the most pleasant and with a war coming, Claire happy she is without her baby, and talking with dead people it is past the normal belivable part.

Cool photo of the volcano in a thunderstorm from Chile.

Roadkill toys. Not sure too many kids would be playing with one of these rather than say a Cabbage patch kid or GI Joe.

Interesting what you can make with paper.

May 08, 2008

Links 5.8.8

1001 Journals.
Do it yourself tips.

May 07, 2008

Missed payout 5.7.8

Winning numbers 4-21-46-53-54 +26 Brent's numbers 4-21-45-52-53 + 17. Winnings: would be 250,000 vs. 8.

Misc Links 5.7.8

Dino run.
Speed reading test.
Cool motorcycle. Not sure on the cost, but it would be tough to be a passenger.
Acedemic Blogs.
Old school games. Yeah I still have an Atari system. Not sure if it would even connect to the HD TV now. Same with my Sega.

May 06, 2008

Random thoughts 5.6.8

One second the link works, the next it is blocked according to the viewing policy. Soon nothing will be accessible.

CIA Book on Intelligence Analysis.

Everything you wanted to know about n.

Invention that I didn't know existed until yesterday. Plastic magnets. Apparently the strength can be increased or decreased using different color laser lights. Even the most magnetic magnetar is mind blowing.


You should fail in about half the goals you set for yourself - if not, youíre probably setting them too low.

Bad things happen in life, and there is no sense in getting all worked up about everything that goes wrong.

If somebodyís not right, theyíre probably hungry. Feed them.

You have to take responsibility for your own education. Donít depend on schools for that.

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who keep their promises and those who donít. Once someone has demonstrated that they belong to the latter, have nothing whatever to do with them again, and for Godís Sake, donít do business with them!

If you ever wake up in the morning, and donít feel like going to work: donít. Life is too short to work at something that sucks.

May 05, 2008

Recap 5.5.8

Tough trip down at Foxwoods. Apparently the players aren't as easy to beat as the last years. Hopefully this bad spell will pass and the winning comes back.

TOD- If someone you are dating tells you that they have been writing a blog about the details of their dating life since long before they met you, would you want to read it?

Kentucky Derby: So much for my pick. Go with the favorite next time.

May 02, 2008

HBR Article 5.2.8

HBR Article: "The Science of Thinking Smarter"

Try it yourself, ask yourself the following questions Sunday night, when your week is complete.
1. What will I try to improve on next week?
2. What was I most proud of this week?
3. What was my biggest accomplishment this week?
4. What have I done to get closer to my life goals this week?
5. What was hard for me this week, and why?
6. What was my biggest waste of time this week?
7. What did I do this week that made me ashamed?

Misc Links 5.2.8

Kentucky Derby this weekend. Odds on favorite on the WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY outside.
Pick:#10 Colonel John.

Packing our bags? Interesting to hear.

Some of them make you go nuts or can cause head aches. Optical Illusions.


Yeah, government has no business putting this in a law.

Eat more PB&J.

Gov't savings bond give 0% return.

Create your own. DIY slogans.