Category: Ramblings

Getting into the driving Zone

I spend a considerable amount of time in the car commuting back and forth to work each day. On average I would say 45 minutes each way and when there are traffic problems considerably more. Tonight the drive home was actually very pleasant. Traffic seemed to be moving smoothly, the weather was incredibly nice (around […]

Thank you to all the men and women that serve thier country.

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during […]

Getting screwed by the man!

I guess the picture says it all. And yes I know some of you out there are probably saying that you wish you had gas that cheap but it was just $3.15 here over the weekend. This is such B.S. I heard someone on the news say that gas prices could reach $4.00 a gallon […]

SWISS GEAR MAXXUM Computer Backpack. Gadget Heaven

Just went out this morning and picked up a SWISS GEAR Maxxum Computer backpack. I have been looking around for a couple months and I kept coming back to look at this one. It is fricken awesome. Although if you have a 17 inch laptop your going to need something bigger. I use a Compaq […]

New Postage rate in effect

The cost of mailing a card or letter goes up two cents today, to 41 cents. The new “forever” stamp is also available. It will remain valid regardless of any future rate increase. This rate change also changed the cost per extra ounce which actually dropped from 24 cents per extra ounce to 17 cents. […]

Grillin and Barbeque are 2 different things

To me nothing signifies the arrival of warm weather like the smell of my neighbors searing pork, beef and chick on their back decks. For me though I try and use my grill at least once a week year round. Rain, shine or 3 feet of snow I go out and light off my propane […]

Wall Street sequel 20 years later?

Before my career in I.T., before my life in the Navy was my life ambition was to be the worlds greatest stock broker or fund manager. See 20 years ago the only computers I ever got to touch were Apple IIe’s and they didn’t bring much excitement for me. So I thought that I was […]

Negotiating: Lets make a deal!

I can’t think of many people that look forward to going to a dealership to buy a car. For months now you have had your eye on that shiny new convertible or a mini van that the whole family can ride in without being cramped. So why the long face on the day you decide […]

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