August 12th, 2003

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Last night was my Grandfather's 83rd birthday. And I finally got to meet his new girlfriend. She seems like a lot of fun. Drank WAY too much. When did I start liking scotch? This is very odd.

It seems my Mom's mail server got hit by a worm/trojanhorse. I'm thiking she should do he SMTP server with a locked down bSD or Linux box, but I doubt she will ever go for that.

ARG!!! The batteries are dying on this keyboard, and it's dropping about every fifth character, making posting a bitch.

Anyway, as I struggle on....

I was supprised how much infrared my digital camera can pick up. I took the TV remote to a dark spot in the house, took a picture of the sensor without pushing the power button, and then with pushing the button. Sure enough, if button is pressed, the infrared emitters glow with a pale blue in the picture.

Todays links...

Cool! I've partied with these people at Burning Man!

Come on Mary!!!

Things not to do nude.

"Fat is only ugly until you put a nipple on it!" - Hmmm... Nipples on my ass...

Oh, those silly Japanese.

Remember, the difference between porn and educational is the money shot.

Oh... And one major problem I have the the whole Flash Mob concept, there is no actually flashing.
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Seattle Crew, want to come visit mid week? My parents are vacating the house Sunday the 31st, and not returning until Thursday the 4th. Crash here. Enjoy the lovely sunsets over the Tualitin Valley, the hot tub, and the company. :-)
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I've often wondered if moving to fuel cell, electric, and air powered cars are as good for the enviroment as people claim. You are still using doing enviromental damage, just moving it away from the cities.

All three systems require large amounts of electricity, either you generate hydrogen, or compress air, or just charge the car.

The cleannest sorce of electricity is solar. Solar takes a large area of land and good weather. Also it is one of the least used forms of power generation.

Next is wind, which is clean, but slightly enviromentally damaging. It seems, at least with the wind farms on the way to Stockton from San Jose, they have a problem of birds (some endangered) flying into the spinning blades and being killed. Also, there is very little power generated in this fashion.

Then we have hydro-electric dams. Depending on the age of the damn it can pollute very little, to be horrendously poluting, as they least lubricating oil. It also floods valleys, endangers fish runs, and inhibits yearly floods, causing silt build up.

Third, we have coal power, the worst of the lot, and still one of the most common forms of generating electricity.

A new form of power generation that will be tested soon, is using buoys attached via chain to generators on the bottom of the ocean, and the surf motion generates the power. It uses little space, generates huge amounts of power, and is fairly clean. I think the only worries will be lubricant and rust. But mass production in this fashion is still many years away.

So, are these alternative fuels really cleaner, or are we just moving the mess?
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You know what sucks about my receeding hair line? Nothing but bald looks good. I mean, for the past two years I've been thinking dreads would look good, but then I look in the mirror and I realize receeding hair dreads would just be sad.