Thursday, December 24, 2009
The story is interesting so you will not be bored duing the 240 minutes of the show. The combat scenes are made for the movies. We still have gunners in guntubs and Patton's view of tank warfare is still with us. Oh sure we have neat but lumbering exoskeleton robots but nobody is into Net-centric communications.
This movie is a retelling of the European taking of America. The native scenes remind me of Catlin's paintings. The native charge on insect horses remind me of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
I like the movie. Don't look here for what combat on one of the new exo-planets might be like though.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I got three feet and a holder for $15 including shipping. The machine is fixed and I am very happy.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Vassar News - TopixIs the local paper letting you down? Do you miss knowing what is happening in your local community? Try topix. I signed in to Vassar’s listings where I found a few things that I didn’t know about local happenings. I will definitely be back to the topix site in the future.
Friday, July 24, 2009
NUMMI just the latest in Silicon Valley's long history of manufacturing job losses - San Jose Mercury News
So the plant that I went to for training on the Toyota Production System is in danger of closing. I spent a very valuable two week period in this plant in the late 90’s. Now, it seems, the plant is no longer needed.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I really wish I had time to study anything to an ample degree. This video gives hints of some of the dramatic changes that are happening in Europe. It gives a structure of thought that could be used with other approaches and introduces me to a writer that is well know but not known to me.
Ian Buruma is well represented on the net and in print. He spoke well in this discussion with Caryl Phillips on changes in european culture.
The technical aspects of this video are not well done but it is still worthwhile.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today, I got a $200 shock when my local GM mechanic pulled the top cover off my 2004 Buick LaSabre 3800 and found a mouse nest and a good bit of wire damage where you would expect nothing. A quick internet check revealed that the world has changed and harness insulation now includes soy oil which the little critters love. This seems to be an extensive problem so check your vehicles. My Buick is driven everyday so don't think that makes you safe.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Just how much will the voters of Detroit stand for. Granted, Conyers is not convicted. What will be the reaction if she is?
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
One of the best things about social networking like Facebook is the quick views of what is taking place in the lives of those you care about. I just love it. Before Facebook, I probably would have never seen this great picture of daughter, Kate, and her husband Bill.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It is possible that we don’t need paid writers. The USA has so many people who do a great job of writing as an art form or interest. We also have a great number of institutions who distribute well done information for free. That doesn’t cover everything though.
We need something like the wire service that provides the key link between events and written reports of them. This business service needs to be paid by micropayments made to the writer who pays a set fee to the distributing organization. It would be an ebay of reports and ideas. The free market would determine the need for professional, paid writers.
I wrote this in response to a posting on TWO Cents
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I am simply not much of a casino person. I see every bet as a potential loss not a gain. I did have fun on the trip though. The people we went with were fun and the day was sunny. I wanted to see what each of these two casinos looked like. Both were very nice. We went to St. Ignace first and then on to Sault Saint Marie. Sault Saint Marie is the bigger of the two.I found a twenty dollar bill so that made the day.