"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three."--Elayne Boosler
Well, some how we managed to survive the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010, which I was hoping to completely avoid by moving back east before it started, well the move is still coming. When this event was first announced I was part of a research team hired by Chris Shaw to investigate one small aspect Read more [...]
I sit here today in a frump, (Is that even a word?), thinking about what next I have to do to get going on the things that need to get done. I'm swamped yet again, this time with bills. The biggest disadvantage of living in the city is it's limitations on what you can do within your own property. And I can see that the biggest disadvantage to living in the country is the travel time required to gather junk at stores in the city.
I've started doing a few budgeting tricks, I don't have a clue where Read more [...]
In the Memorandum Opinion and Order and Second Report and Order (pdf) released May 23, 2002, the Commission updated the service rules regarding five Industrial/Business Pool VHF frequencies known in the PLMR community as the VHF “color dot” frequencies. These frequencies were moved from Part 90 to Part 95 and became a new Citizens Band Radio Service (CB) named the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS). The Commission defines MURS as a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service Read more [...]
Last Light has to one of the more recent books I’ve read to make it to my mental list of must reads. The reason I would include this has more to do with setting of this novel then anything else, the plot wasn’t that good.
The story opens up with the main character being a civilian engineer working in Iraq when all hell breaks loose, the end result is the end of oil. This story is really about Peak Oil, and the only fiction in this book is the trigger, at least we the readers, and the author Read more [...]
OK, so I know it's not only been awhile since I did any real updates, and it's also been awhile since I have updated you all on what is happening on our plan to get out of here and onto the farm. So …
In order to start off the year on a good foot, I redid my blog template, and plan to make a renewed effort to post more often. But as to what has happened recently let me give you a bit of a run down.
First, not in any particular order, Christmas sucked. I don't think I have ever been as depressed Read more [...]
Children are the whirl pools of energy. In their early ages, they are filled with the enthusiasm to explore and have fun. Children being children have no knowledge of risks and dangers thus often end up getting hurt. Some of these injuries are small but some can be scary and end up dragging the parents and children to the nearest ER for urgent care.
Hospitals are scary places, they go worst when you not only have a hurt and freaked out child frightened parents too. In such scenarios, for proper Read more [...]
If you are the parent of a small infant you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO,
please watch it till the end, even if you find it disturbing, you
will be amazed. I strongly recommend that you visit the source URL of
this video, and learn all you can if you have small children.
Yeah, so I was bored while I was going to the next job site, and posted to twitter "The most viral thing about #swineflu is it's marketing" and got several retweets as a result, nice.
So because I've been working my butt off trying to raise enough money to move to Ontario by the end of next month I haven't had time to update this blog much, but with swine flu still on my mind I did find this for Saturday...
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I sit here tired as a dog, every muscle in my body hurts even those little ones in my fingers. Well maybe it isn't that bad, but I am feeling the effects of not working out every set of body muscles evenly for the last few years.
How did this happen?
In every majority city of the world there is a an intersection called commonly “Cash Corner”. It is used by illegal immigrants looking for work, or other that want to stay under the radar from big brother. The reason this continues, and has Read more [...]
Sorry I missed last week, here’s one to make you think. After you read this short article on the common fruit we find in our baskets, think about all the others we take for granted on our kitchen tables.
Well, as we try to decide what to get rid of, one thing was easy. We are eating our food preps, and there are many things that come to mind that we did wrong. First off, you should be always eating through your preps, rotating the food supply is the best way to make sure you have food stored that you like to eat, and that it doesn't get stored for so long that it spoils. The other that only occurred to me as a result of having almost all the cookbooks packed already was to keep your favorite recipes Read more [...]
NOTE: The following has been “fictionalized” to protect the guilty. The essence is true, but details have been purposefully changed to prevent identifying the city.
While continuing to work on the mental exercise that prompted this series of articles, I had an unplanned opportunity to test some of my presumptions and preparations. As a world traveler, I sometimes end up in cities that may not be the first world's image of an ultra-urban megalopolis, but are densely packed, urban environments Read more [...]