Friday, April 28, 2006

Chappy Madness!

I rode the 80cc Chappy to work today. took me about an hour to get there. It was my fault for getting lost.

rode it home in 30 minutes, darn near fell off it from laughing so hard.

will post photos when I can get the laptop to stop crashing

Thursday, April 27, 2006

cool blog with Japanese TV clips.

I bought a Chappy 80cc yesterday, and will be giving my 50cc to matt's brother Dan. If anyone knows where to get a hot rod echause for a Chappy 80, let me know.

From my pal Flash. REAL Ninja stuff

Monday, April 24, 2006

wow, what a weekend. I don't even have time to begin to post how wonderful it was. Great seeing everyone.

As soon as Jack has photos, I'll link to them

Meanwhile, here are some motorcycle saftey tips from my pal Andrea! (well worth the click)


I was totally in too deep. After reviewing, he has 4 episodes of the biker peeps

they are hilarioous

1 Biker peeps
2 Street Riding
3 intro to roadracing
4 strange encounter

Thursday, April 20, 2006

my damn laptop is trying to kill itself. I hope the new one arrives soon.

WhY am I paying so much for gas?

The Consumer Watchdog group has some thoughts.

Basically, the petroleum companies see an opportunity to stick it to us!

I had a great entry a few days ago, but the laptop crashed.

I better post this before it hangs again

Yay! Paul Craig Roberts essay on why he went from Reaganaut to Anti-War, a great explanation of why the neocons are screwing it up!

Visual PageRank Tool

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

my laptop hard drive is trying to commit hari-kari.

It's been acting up lately, and has reached the point where I cannot transfer data off the drive to a backup

I think I am about to lose lots of photos and emails

but it works, sort of.

One of my techs will bring in a tools CD tomorrow, and we'll see what we can do

I KNOW, I just KNOW it is doing this because I just sent in the work refresh notice to get a new laptop.


Monday, April 17, 2006

I used to feel so different, so alone. But NO LONGER! There is a group of people like me. Cilantro haters of the world!

Why do people like Cilantro? It's a Mystery to me. And Speaking of Mystery, here is a cool java applet that simulates a german Enigma coding machine!

If you were really excited, you could code with the Enigman, then use the Turing Bombe simulator to decode!

I think I am beginning to think about a boat. Not a big boat, mind you, but just a little pirogue. Maybe a project for next year.

Went riding at Hollister on Saturday, then we went to Amanda's 30th birthday, then home, and had steak & eggs at the Sherwood for brekkies Sunday. GODDAMN, I did not know Marina was the OWNER!

in other news? a nice article in the Metro about Tlaquepaque.

This week will be insane, as we try to get everything together for Saturday's soiree.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

diesel is up to $3/gallon. It is the easiest part of the refining process. Diesel comes out first, with super high octane coming last.

Why is it so expensive?

And what is this BULLSHIT about "we are all in this together" when we receive reports that the CEO of Exxon reported $144,573 per DAY salary?

We are getting screwed. that is the answer. SCREWED

Friday, April 14, 2006

BOO! the ATF has caught a NINJA! Proving they are pirates!

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

So my pal Colin sends me two links about the ongoing "ninja or pirate" debate.

encyclopedia listing

dedicated comparison page

the chick with the eyepatch IS a good argument in favor of Pirates, but I prefer ninjas.

My pal Rebecca is a Pirate,

I am a ninja

I don't know where Sara stands on the debate. But I hope Tarzan is a ninja.

Friday, April 07, 2006

oh, it gets worse. The DHS guy accused of kid porn was PREVIOUSLY WARNED AT WORK.

Ok, so if you get a job with homeland security, you can rough up teachers AND surf porn at work.

When will this madness END

NO ONE can make you secure but YOU.

first kiddie porn, now homeland security guys are roughing up school teachers...

what's next?

I am NOT impressed.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Anyone know anything about this project?
it looks a bit interesting, I am considering it, thought $100 clams is a hit for me.

If only the DP1 was bright Red, and I could afford it... this is a mega cool car, ground up design, not street legal

Rode Sancho in to work today, San Jose experienced one of the first dry sunny days in a while. He is still an evil dickens, who tells me "go faster! you have TWO more gears!" I did not listen, and drove a moderate pace.

My "Amateur Craftsman's Cyclopedia of Things to Make" arrived in the mail. (I paid MUCH less than this) The instructions on how to fit out your kids room as a ship's f'castle has me intrigued! More importantly, it details out hundreds of projects that anyone SHOULD be able to build. It also shows how much we have lost as a society, because we CAN'T build these 'simple" things

TV is destroying our minds!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tacos last night was a blast. we ate, we chatted, we burnt stuff, it was fun.

This morning, I woke up and planted sod. The nursery delivered 400 sq feet of Bolero Plus(tm) drought resistant, heat resistant, shade tolerant sod, at 7am.

I put it in.

It's been raining the past few months out here, and everyhthing is wet. Well, our yard is a clay mix, I hope scratching and tilling it, then laying sod on top will work like a champ. I am pretty sure it will. But I got messy laying.

In other news, ya'll remember the child porn sting operation from a few weeks back? Well, quick refresher, the gummint went after a bunch of bastards who should NOT be taken to Jail, they should just be strung up in a tall Oak Tree, and let hang.

Anyhow, one of the BASTARDS they caught? Works for the department of homeland security. Sure makes ME feel more secure, how about you?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My pal Jeff sent me this video of car vs bike vs race bike at Laguna Seca.

that's very cool and very old

I believe he's known as Fat Freddie now, innit he?

and that helmet! woo hooo!

did you see the walls of dirt and stone at Laguna? I think all that's gone too?

Monday, April 03, 2006

What a weekend. It rained, it stopped, the sun came out, then it rained again.

Saturday morning I scratched up all the dirt in our backyard. The PLAN(tm) was to sod it with Bolero Plus drought resistant grass.

So I went to buy some grass on Saturday. I thought I'd spend about $350, but I needed a BUNCH of grass for that. 475 sq feet. Not just a baggie! Sidenote: I don't smoke grass. it makes me sickly. When I got the cancer, the doctor said he could perscribe pot for me, it helps build appetite and take the edge off the chemo. I declined, because, well, it makes me barf and stuff. One of my freinds got a little upset, and said "damnit Charles, you get cancer and you never think about your FRIENDS!" heeee heee

Anyhow, the grass will be delivered on a pallet, hopefully this afternoon. I will plant tonight if I have to.

Saturday night Dale & Joan came over. their house is being reworked a bit, and he wanted to cook. Yay! we had the most delicious sea bass ever. And some baked brie in light pastry puffs with carmelized onions? mmmm. Dale!

We had some wine. Well, not Sara & Tarzan, but the rest of us. And got to talking about the NOT-Wedding thing on Saturday. I was thinking write one check to one person, have them bring tables, chairs, wine, beer, food, etc.

Dale & Joan told me what a silly idea that is, so we are considering figuring out how to D-I-Y and have stuff prepped beforehand, etc, and ARGH! I know it is financially more prudent, I am just not sure how we are gonna feed and place 85 people in the backyard.

Well, all things will resolve themselves.

And in the AMAZING news category! Sara can feel Tarzan thrashing about. YAY Tarzan.

Sunday morning I went to Hollister to ride with Phil & Antonio. I managed to smash my left hand into a dirt wall, and bruised my pinky. Other than that, however, the KTM is a totally wonderful bike. I can do brill things on it.

Came home by 1, took nap with Sara, ate pizza jacks, watched "good night & good luck" then went to bed and snored. More than a little.

Inspirational Phrases You Will Never Hear At Work...

1. There is no "I" in "teamwork." But there is in "management kiss-up."

2. If you do a good job and work hard, you may get a job with a better company someday.

3. The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.

4. Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG 14 times gives you job security.

5. If you think we're a bad company, you should see the competition.

6. Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who oppose them.

7. 2 days without a human rights violation.

8. Your job is STILL better than asking, "You want fries with that?"

9. If at first you don't succeed, try management.

10. Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.

11. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

12. Pride, Commitment, Teamwork. Words we use to get you to work for free.

13. If at first you don't succeed, delegate it.

14. Plagiarism saves time.

15. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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