Archive for April 2011
Looks like Microsoft had to give something up in order to seal the deal with Nokia:
Specifically, Nokia will provide mapping, navigation, and other location-based services for Windows Phone, while Microsoft will provide Bing search services across the Nokia platform
Pity Obama released his birth certificate; it was helpful in determining if I needed to spend any more time thinking about what someone was saying. Like “Tri-Lateral Commission” or “oxygen free cables”, as soon as “birth certificate” popped out of someone’s mouth, I knew they weren’t serious people.
It’s a nice scope, granted. $4000 is a little steep for me, though. Not night vision, either.
I’ve been cleared hot to spend some money for the enjoyment of Boomershoot attendees; in one case, you’ll see something this year: a different fireball! I’ll probably spend a couple hundred or so making this year’s fireball much more interesting. The smart money will be on standing back; I’m either going to fail spectacularly (spectators set alight, tents engulfed in flames), fail miserably (spend a bunch of money and have another sucky fireball), or succeed spectacularly (spectators almost set alight, tents almost engulfed in flames).
In the other case, we’re getting serious about building a production shed that’s wind and water tight. BATFE regulations require it to be 50′ from the Taj; this may make life harder, but it won’t stop the shed from happening. It would be nice to have all of the equipment set up year-round, without any breakdown beyond cleaning.; it would also mean we could work longer without being exposed to the elements. I’m picturing bar stools to sit on to make production more comfortable.
A $20 hair straightening iron (or four) will be making your Boomershoot much, much better. The results were much better than expected!
In the late 90′s, I carried a Glock 30 – and never fewer than eleven magazines (one in the gun, five in each coat pocket). I caught a lot of shit from gunnies over the years for that, but you know, fuck ‘em.
Would the ‘teens’ break and run with the bullets started flying? Would they return fire? Unknowable. In the beating that happened in Seattle’s tunnel a year or so ago, had I been able to assist, I probably would not have gotten involved – too many assailants. Time to get more magazines.
Government cash handouts account for a whopping 79% of household growth since 2007,
an estimated 59% of the 308.7 million Americans in this country get at least one federal benefit,
Each person shelters about 100 trillion microbes. (For comparison, the human body is made up of only about 10 trillion cells.)
so, you’re 1/11th you, 10/11ths microbal hangers-on.
Once again, the chaps at Gemtech are doing the Gemtax promo: if you buy a Trek T in the next two weeks, they’ll pay the $200 transfer tax. Quite a deal! As I’ve already chosen QA cans over thread-ons, I’ll pass; however, if you haven’t picked a 5.56 can yet, the Trek T is a fine choice.