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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Got home around 3:30am Got home around 3:30am this morning and my brain is fried. All achee from 12 hours of driving, spent the day unpacking, then sleeping, then staring at the wall. Becky and I discovered our tent was stolen and it had to be someone we know. bummer.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Clearwater,FL-Ibis on the Pier 12/7/2015 11:41:02 AM
Largo,FL-Park ChristmasLights 12/2/2015 7:28:11 PM
Clearwater,FL-Pier-InterestingStuff 12/1/2015 5:46:38 PM
Clearwater,FL-Pier-Flora 11/30/2015 5:36:48 PM
Monday, December 8, 2014
NewPortRichey,FL-The Fish Guy 12/6/2014 11:12:26 AM
StPetersburg,FL-RJ Egret 12/2/2014 2:06:26 PM
Clearwater,FL-Bay Dolphins 11/29/2014 12:44:22 PM
StPetersburg,FL-RJ 11/26/2014 4:01:11 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Clearwater,FL-Apt Lights 12/8/2013 6:05:16 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2012
St Petersburg - Christmas Lights 12/8/2012 10:40:58 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Beavercreek-Windshield Frost 12/7/2011 8:16:00 AM
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Largo-XMas Displays 12/8/2010 7:50:40 PM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sometimes a Wedding Ring is for Christmas 12/8/2009 8:39:42 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
Its 14 degrees in Pittsburgh 12/8/2008 4:50:49 AM It snowed powder all weekend long.
We watched about 50 cars stop on the road below our apartment. They seemed to be stuck in the street.
They may have been playing it safe while waiting for a salt truck. These roads were soooo slick,
Several of the people left their cars and walked up to their apartments, waiting for help to arrive.
That seemed odd to me. You never see something like that in California 
I took the truck out to do some sliding!
I thought it was fun, but then again, I wasn't worried about losing control.
Ya just gotta love 4 wheel drive with anti-lock breaks in weather like this.
Pix-2-come. I left my camera in the truck.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Pooped 12/6/2007 10:22:25 PM Another tough day!
Five hours of sleep. Had to get renters insurance, they wanted to rewrite my auto insurance and my house insurance for Seattle, which would take me days of effort to spring back from. sheesh.
We got our apartment.
So we had to move all our stuff downstairs, again, and pack up the truck. Its cold and wet out there.
I am so tired.
We will have moved the equivilent of 5 moves, and driven 52 hours, in 12 days.
We've been apartment hunting every day and every night.
And to top it all off, my credit card info was stolen from one of the places we used it at, enroute.
What a week I'm having!!!
Friday, December 8, 2006
I had to do it...I posted a comment in the RJ 12/7/2006 5:42:24 PM Regarding Question 5, it reads:
54% of the voters approved Question 5.
991,054 voters are registered.
283,598 of them actually voted.
SO, when we're talking about the majority of voters that passed Question 5,
we're talking about 11,343 voters who tipped the scale.
I call that a very slim majority in a state that has 3 million people.
These stats came from
http://sos.state.nv.us/nvelection/2006StateWideGeneral/VoterTurnout.htm
Everyone should vote. You can make a difference.
Thursday, December 8, 2005
I should add, that Firefox users can't enter blog 11/28/2005 7:15:21 AM This blog lets people enter in Formatted text. EG: FORMATTED
Which means a user doesn't have to know HTML to get a highlighted message across.
I suppose that I should be grateful for these differences in browsers.
Complicated machinery requires education to build and repair.
In my opinion, displaying and formatting a screen should and could be simple.
A designer, should not have to concern himself with HOW FAST something is displayed. That should be done by the rendering engine. It shouldn't be a consideration in every line of code written.
I started to use Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Word, Publisher, and Flash.
I chose to write all of the code for this system by hand.
The problem was, they keep you away from the code, and they generate tons of unused code.
When I get done with this system, I'll know exactly what every line of code does, unlike those guys, and my system will contain 90% less code.


With Tandem Cobol, the SORT command is a pig.
People still use it. Yes, it's in the manual. The alternative is simple. Create a key sequenced file, let Tandem manage the speed of the indexing, and it will not only be quicker, the sort will be rerunnable. For small files, it will never hit the disk. The Tandem is the best selection for online databases, meaning it can handle keyed files much better than in-memory sorts. And using key-sequenced files sure beats the heck out of writing a whole program to sort a file in an unrerunnable fashion.
People still use indexes and other ancient concepts presented by Cobol.
I just can't become one of those people. My code must be compact, readable, and efficient.
I don't know why I'm getting off on this tangent.
I guess it's because I'm seeing what a mess the internet has become. Instead of getting simpler, its getting more complicated. There is absolutely NO REASON to create another language for displaying a screen or to access a database.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Vegas,NV-School-DustinOnTheViola 12/7/2004 12:09:01 PM