Saturday, September 30, 2006

time management

This is a great group of ideas on how to effectively mangage time in a business environment. Not all the ideas are applicable to all situations, but something to think about is the fact that there is a very good chance that there is someone out there doing more than you do with less than you have on a regular basis. No need to be offended, just find out how they do it differently and see if that method will work for you. It will not always be something you can or will want to incorporate, it is something to consider.

Exo-Suits and Super Powers

I have only been able to find articles that link back to the Live Science article... which makes me somewhat uneasy. It would have been nice to find some other method of verification. I don't really think it is fake, but even yahoo news linked back to LS instead of quoting a more original source. Oh well, anyway, this is a suit being pioneered by engineers in Japan. The implications of this suit are facinating. Although I wonder how much of this will come to fruition and how much of it will go the way of the House of Tomorrow; being made obsolete by superior tech not yet invisioned before the original tech (the powered suit) is fully realized.

Wild animal powers

While browsing I will run across pages like this one on the top ten "senses" that animals have that humans do not. While most of them are not actually senses we do not possess, but merely aspects of the senses we do have but are unable to access; it is still interesting to read. The main site looks like a fun resource to peruse as well. And speaking of all things geeky... has anyone seen the new Mars photos? They are supposed to be quite spectacular.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Test your geographic knowledge

This is a flash powered site that tests your knowledge of South American geography. My first try was less than impressive (somewhere around 54%). See how you do and let me know. The parent page is Which has a great deal of educational resources. The page that I found all this on was It has numerous resources and quizzes. Enjoy!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Facts on Gun Control

Just Facts page on gun control caught my eye earlier today. There is a lot of good information there and it seems to be organized with little to no bias (although I see an agenda, which to me is not the same thing). I have my opinions obviously, but it is interesting to see other view points. On an academic note, it is good to see how someone can organized facts without adding opinion and still make a convincing argument, all without looking like they are making an argument. Hope that makes sense.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

NATO Basic Documents: The North Atlantic Treaty

You knew, like so much other stuff on the internet, that this had to be out there somewhere. I hadn't really considered it until I ran across the NATO website a few days ago. It is really a much simpler document than I had realized. You look at how things are written these days and it is really a pleasant suprise to see this concept contained so neatly. Of course, I still haven't read it fully yet. But luckily I have read the Constitution and Bill of Rights recently enough to be mocked by my peers. Some people.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Unlimited E-mail Addresses

If you have a Gmail account a post a Modern Day Alchemist may have something interesting for you. Did you know you can "use Gmail Generate Unlimited E-mail Addresses"? Yessireebob. I wasn't sure what they meant by it, but basically it is a method of having gmail sort your mail automatically. Pretty slick really; I may give it a spin. Let me know if you want a Gmail address. As far as I know it is still invite only, but the invites are free and basically limitless. Cheers.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Best bat

This is probably the best shot I had last night. I don't know if I will get any good shots tonight or for awhile. It is raining something fierce around these parts and work may keep me busy enough for a few days so that I don't feel like trying to get any new pics. Hope you enjoy these.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Ooooo, Bats!

We have been helping out a neighbor of ours while she is out for the weekend by filling her bat/hummingbird feeder. I had no idea they would drain it every night, but with them being so active, I thought I would try to get a couple of shots. I ended up taking quite a few. Hopefully, these are two of the better ones. I also had some that ghosted b/c I tried to use a low light setting. The flash actually worked better. The low light pics were clear, but the bats were all see through. Maybe I will include one of those on another post.