Saturday, June 30, 2007

It seems many are inflamed over the Scooter Libby, presidential sentence reduction--I seriously wonder about these newly "outraged" individuals who do not have a handle on this regime yet.---This is the way these guys behave---their believe structure is that the justice system does not apply to them--jail--is for the little people that get in their should have been completely expected--i am actually happy they did step in and abort the justice system. Come November it means more republicans gone out congress because of it is a good thing. With an approval rating of 29% before this incident--i can't wait to see where that figure winds up....Remember " a man with a briefcase can steal more than a man with a gun, anytime."
If there is anyone reading this i'm sure you know by now that we like to purchase complete boxed, dvd sets of past television series. I hate regular television--don't have it, won't have it...i find however that viewing a series on dvd is completely different. Originally i would have nothing off commerical television programming in the house...but after working through the X-files, Serenity, Milleninum, the Lone Gunmen & the Lost Room---my wife and i are now in the process of watching and enjoying "Harsh Realm"...again a Chris Carter interesting premise, very matrix like---great photography & soundtrack-- so far excellent plot lines...i understand it was killed off after three shows on commerical television, but the dvd set contains 9 episodes....i recommend it ....Commerical programs are so much better when the viewer controls the subject matter, the sequence, and you are free of rabid commericalism.

Just a couple of little things----Out of "D"cell Batteries for an item? Here's an excellent hack that will allow you to use "C" cell batteries as a temporary substitute---not i'm not sure how long i would allow this to continue---my internal fire marshal would actually not let me personally do it execpt in an emergency--but this is a very cool field hack to make do...i like "collecting" this stuff off the net. Following the battery hack photo-- is a map displaying the countries of the world who are not on the metric system--let's see there's--- aah?-us--Burma(or whatever it's called now) and I think that's the Ivory Coast--again not really sure---interesting?
Here's a very cool idea--but probably hard to carry around with you---a wind powered recharger for your cell phone--this would probably be an excellent idea for recharging at the homestead---just set the charger up on an outside window ledge--run the line inside to your cell phone and free--charging---something like this would also be great for the third world--where they have booths for charging one's cell phone off of car batteries---since there's no power to speak of---a coolio concept. i need to make a note to myself to follow-up on this!!

A few photos of my daily work commute for the Prius section here. I'm sure my commute over a round trip of 68 miles-- of new mexico-- 5 days a week looks alittle different that a city dweller's commute--not alot of people here, we just this week passed the 2 million mark for the whole state--remember this is where the government detonated the first atomic bomb--and nobody noticed---in new mexico there is no road rage--but one needs to carry water, hat, wear shoes that you can walk in if necessary, make sure the cell phone is charged up, and in the winter extra warm clothes---my commute is text book perfect for the Prius--although the new mexico headwinds eat up alot of that perfection, and for safety I top off the tank when people in the city would'nt dream of putting gas in a car----All i did was point the digital camera i keep with me at the windows and press the shutter button---no selection process was involved--these are just random moments on the daily back and forth...... and a photo mileage proof at 48.9 mpg. Next step in the Prius evolution is the bonneville salt flat hubcap experiment....wait till you see that one.
this week's average mileage was 47.6 mpg for over 300 miles. There were considerable headwinds from storms this week--I thought i would include a photo of my libretto sub-mini-laptop in the special mounting stuff applies--just a strip of male velcro across the bottom which secures the libretto to the flat top of the transmission tunnel--plus the libretto gray casing matches the prius interior -- i have really enjoyed combining these two items i care for together in a system.

currently reading:Rule the web-- Not much explanation necessary on the subject matter of Mark Frauenfelder's book..a collection of how to's and tips to manage your web life---so far about half-way through reading it and my basic judgement is very cool--
Rainbows end--
by vernor vinge--(cool name, beret's, coffee and cigarettes comes to mind this this moniker---) i'm about 20 pages in and simply hooked--great premise, wonderous technological projections--an excellent post-cyberpunk novel..i think this is going to be one of those i will not want to see end...these are the two books i'm reading this week.
Oppenheimer: American Prometheus i just completed and this is the best biography, story, report on both the man, the manhatten project, McCarthyism, all rolled into one. Simply excellent and a must read for anyone....J. Robert Oppenheimer was a man who comes along once in a century and of course we persecuted this book if you have any brain at all!

things i have succeeded at and things i still have/want to do---wireless in motion i've got down pat--wireless at home still needs to be done..laptop dance is just about completed--lifebook's here an working great, the libretto's found a place in the prius--the zeos for linux- well the seller from ebay is displaying weirdness---still waiting on it so at the moment the linux concept is on hold---water barrels are in--they work but: and adjustment is need this problem---new items to do include replacing my desktop with my dell XPS--prepping for square foot gardening next year--bonneville salt flat hubcaps for the prius--getting to know the gps system in the prius better--attaching a video cam to robosapien--working voice command in the prius--setting up a flickr account---more efficently--reading-computing-organizing and hopefully, continuing to evolve into a better human being...and with this i publish....

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