Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sucker for a good bike trip

I love to hear about stories of people who've done some amazing traveling. Like Rupert Wilson-young. He did 20,000 miles on a Yamaha Vino 50 !!! Wow. He even took some great shots along the way which you can see here: 20k on Vino Pics.

I like this one:
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I really started liking the idea of traveling long distance traveling on 2 wheels many years ago. I think it was a blog entry by some guy who traveled from California to Alaska on a motorcycle.

But what really got me passionate about the idea was the Round the World trip that Ewan McGregor and his best friend Charlie B. took in Long Way Round. Aptly called 2 men, 2 bikes, 20,000 miles ...

The farthest that I've rode so far is 350 miles round-trip. So far...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Baby Sign Language

Scott H. has a great post that has me excited to try this when my daughter is born in 4 more months. Essentially, it's sign language for babies.

Baby Sign Language

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Nom de Blog

I probably haven't mentioned but the Nom de Blog(blog name)/sub name are references to song names from my favorite band:

Trashcan Sinatras

Check out some of their music from free.

Although, I do have trouble sleeping but I have for the last 20 years.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Good Om Malik Post on Indian Outsourcers

Om Malik has a great article about the current trend that the top talent in India is favoring:

Troubling Signs for Indian Tech Outsourcers

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Arrgh. Craigslist scammers suck

Recently, I've been trying to sell a vehicle on craigslist and so far I've received 2 people offer me certified checks. I guess they figure that I wouldn't read this obvious warning from CL.

Another guy is so persistent that he offered me $300 above my asking price if I would accept his home depot gift card offer. Apparently, he doesn't think that people can google:
Gift Card Fraud Arrest

I've used CL several times in the last 4 years and its been great but lately these jerks are screwing it up for everyone.

I guess its to be expected but I just hope others don't fall for it. Part of my angst come from recently watching this great movie about one of the biggest scams ever:

Friday, February 16, 2007

Harmony 550

I broke down and bought one (used). It's a good remote after programming setup. I do wish though that it would allow me to modify the activities myself.

Otherwise, great remote. Go get one.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I have mad 8th grade math skills!

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

I used paper to solve most of these and I guessed on one question but it was a smart guess using elimination. Hey at 2:42AM, I don't care.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

ClipX rocks

Arsclip is out. Unfortunately the vista issues with that app just made me look for something more stable.

ClipX is that answer.

I found it thru Travis Illig's blog which saved me the trouble of trying out a bunch of apps. So thx Travis.

Another Review.

Anyways, so far so good.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Free image hosting

This is a nice site for those times you need to post an image to ebay or craigslist.

Beware what you upload because the site and images are public and kept indefinetly according to the FAQ.