Monthly Archives: November 2011

When Kids Fly

I love taking pictures of the clouds and the sky, but this time these clouds are carrying my kids. The plane, and the gracious pilot that volunteered his time had a little something to do with it as well. Hopefully a short and fun flight they will remember.

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Dust in the Web

Saw this web in the corner of a sheep pin at a local farm. Not sure where the inhabitants have gone, but I thought it was cool the way the dust had begun to collect on the silk.

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What is turnoffyour.tv and how did it come about?

What is turnoffyour.tv and how did it come about? Well, it should be said, that it is not currently what it was originally intended to be, but it is slowly getting there. turnoffyour.tv came about when a friend and I were talking about the what a financial sink it was to subscribe to cable television. [...]

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Verrucosa arenata

Supposedly this guy or gal is harmless to humans, but man does it look like that yellow triangle is saying “Don’t screw with me”!? This was my first thought as I unpacked our supplies from a weekend camp out and saw these eight legs wandering out. Someone captured a better image of this beautiful creature [...]

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Some one gets paid real money for this stupid shit.

$0.89, plus it is in a “hand-held bottle”!? Count me in, I’m tired of those feet held and under the arm held bottles.

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  • Almost Random Quote

    A few days ago I realized something surprising: the situation with time is much the same as with money. The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work. When you spend time having fun, you know you’re being self-indulgent. Alarms start to go off fairly quickly. If I woke up one morning and sat down on the sofa and watched TV all day, I’d feel like something was terribly wrong. Just thinking about it makes me wince. I’d start to feel uncomfortable after sitting on a sofa watching TV for 2 hours, let alone a whole day.

    And yet I’ve definitely had days when I might as well have sat in front of a TV all day—days at the end of which, if I asked myself what I got done that day, the answer would have been: basically, nothing. I feel bad after these days too, but nothing like as bad as I’d feel if I spent the whole day on the sofa watching TV. If I spent a whole day watching TV I’d feel like I was descending into perdition. But the same alarms don’t go off on the days when I get nothing done, because I’m doing stuff that seems, superficially, like real work. Dealing with email, for example. You do it sitting at a desk. It’s not fun. So it must be work.
    — Paul Graham, How To Lose Time and Money, 2010