Showing posts from January, 2003
Northeast Llama Showcase I fixed the typo in the previous blog href for the movie... Don't hold your breath for me fixing other typos and errors. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. It is after-all about the information not so much the presentation. I got my starteer for the bobcat fixed by some freindly welder today. I was really having a hard time finding the right part. I hope it works right. I think it will 'cause often the cheaper way works better too. There was a exceedingly pedantic scholar that crossed paths with my family in several ways (before and after his death) that used to write correspondence with phonic spellings and natural grammar. For example: he wood goonanon abowt somthing he was passioant abowt with nothing butt strings ov gramaikal gook. thee lettrs are nou in washinton university's arkives. Interestingly enough, don't we see this now emerging again with IM and our new fast kbd speak. These shorthands are not new to ham radi
Wired 11.02: VIEW It looks cold out there again and we have a couple inches of more snow. We have had at least some snow every night for weeks. I have to get the new starter for the bobcat tonight. I think I will post a photo from last summer so I can trick myself. Movie
The World Time Server - correct, current, local Time is just flying... are my observations of time moving faster evidence of an expanding universe? It is cold again. The truck is running. I warm it up for a least half an hour when it gets this cold. I need to get a one of those cool new thermometers with wireless remotes. That way I can measure the temp around the farm and in the barn. The llamastork called Sunday. The humane society has 38 llamas for adoption. I put in an application in about a year ago. They finally got back to us. We have a meeting with them on the 8th of February. We may have llamas sooner rather than later. Exciting! I am sooo PO'd at FEDEX. I can't even talk about it.
Bonnie is shipping 6 large boxes of comercial radio parts out to the west coast today. I like the kind of profit obtainable from dumpster to installation. I also get quite a charge of not seeing these things go to landfills. We all need to remember that the first "R" in the 3 "R"s of ecology is "Reuse". I received some great positive feedback on eBay from the person whom I sold the used sewer pipe adapter. Great fun!
t h e v i r a l f a c t o r y - the viral marketing experts I have been having troublkes with my truck. It has been cold. I am thinking the reason it quits for no reason on th eway to work is a fuel related issue. I will run it this morning to see if I get anymore symptoms after giving it a cocktail of anti-gel, anti bacteria, anti sludge and a good wash of kerosene. I want to create a humorous video for toastmasters that can be distributed on the web. Something like the following movie but using humorous speech segments. Interesting movie I gleened off the web.
Small Farms Lead Page I have a busy day today...meetings... I a meeting DeWitt in Bainbridge at 5:30. We will drive to Oneonta for a Toastmasters meeting then the long ride home. It takes about an hour and a half to get from Oneonta to my home. That is a long way for TM meeting. Living here, everything is a ways away. It takes over 1/2 an hour to run to the store and back for the simplest of items. Luckily that is a general store and they have almost anything you may need. The place surprises me constantly. When I was in Rochester, driving an hour and a half put me in Buffalo...(a big trip). Now an hour and a half gets me just around the region. It is wierd how things change. A big part is that there are not many interstates or divided highways. All the twists, hills, traffic lights and slow drivers make the trip a lot loger than you think it would take given the ground covered. We actually get on interstat 88 to go to Oneonta for about 45 minutes though.
Trader Online Classified Ads Douglas and I messed around with the jeep in the snow this weekend. We got a few things done, but not much. Movie 1 of Mindless entertainment Movie 2 of Mindless entertainment
Viburnum Leaf Beetle (VLB) Citizen Science - Home page We have volunteered to participate in a "Viburnum Leak Beetle Study" this coming year. We will make observations of the beetle on our 20 acres of Arrowood Viburnum. Last year we didn't see any. We were not looking either. The arrowwood looks very healthy. It looks so healthy that we are trying to figure out the market angle. The study will guide us to one it there is one. The hot crop seems to be American Ginsing. We may have some. It is said to be the most valuable (expensive) herb in North america. Now that we know the ID we will be diligent looking for it.
The Industrial Revolution 1700-1900 I managed to relax a little over the weekend. I did not find it very satisfying however. There is a lot to think about. I feel terrible about the folks that were laid off. I am going to a Toasmasters demo meeting in Geneseo tommorow night. I think in January I have 12 Toastmaster engagements. That is a lot. I have been learning alot as Area 11 Governor. It gives me a much better perspective than if I was not engaged in the organization. It is such a positive organization. I have to get some boxes weighed today that I am sending out to the west coast.
BBC World Service on yahoo! Broadcast I am thinking of buying the following machine. It is weird but it looks like a great deal. Why can't I be normal?
Michael Porter's Big Ideas We had Toastmaster's officer training the other day. I presented a piece on "Service and Leadership". I really enjoy that topic. There is alot to it when it is said that great leaders serve. Or that there is a "following part of leading". I find it to be profoundly true. If we look at some of the great leaders (independent of style) we can see that although they are often authoritarian, they still believe that are doing it for the masses. Interesting stuff. The power went off again. That make it three times for this series of storms.
Northern Tool and Equipment - Online Store - Home Standby/Portable Power We were pretty lucky with the power outages. Some of the folks around here were out of power for a week. No FUN. I had to lay off a couple of people in my department this week. It is very unfortunate, but the company is refocusing and the future of the company appears bright.
TABASCO® Pepperfest - the hot, legendary pepper sauce! We are all ready for work, I feel good and ready. I took this photo for the "scale of economies". Both bottles cost the same amount...hmmm
Blackout! What to do when the electricity fails Well we had quite a snow storm. The electricity is back on now. Actually it was only out for about 24 hours, but these things always seem to happen when you are not fully prepapred. I suppose that is the very nature of preparedness. Expecting the unexpected is not really straightforward. In fact it is impossible and it is a stupid cliche and a basic oxymoron. We had a bout 2 foot of snow in a day. We had a little from before, not much though. Here is a picture of the look outside when I got up. Mind you I plowed and cleared snow before I went to bed. ..and after I made the initial cleanup with the snow blower and bobcat. The blogger hasn't been working... is it now?