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Beach photo’s.

Here are a few shots I took at Seahurst beach today.

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Great free software.

You do not always need to pay a bundle for software.  There are some GREAT packages out there that are free! Lets take a look at a few.

Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org/)
Open office is a free, open source software suite.  It can handle word processing, speadsheets, databases and more.  Works on various O/S’s and has many languages. It even offers support for other common software packages. It is easy to use and its free!

Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)
A free image manipulation program.  Great for photo retouching and image authoring. Uses all popular image formats.

Have other suggestions?  Mail them to me!

Simple web based games.

I am not sure what is going on here, am I just getting old?  Bored? Expanding my horizons?  Call it what you will but I have been sucked in to playing web based games.  Sometimes I’ll search for java or flash games other times I’ll just browse the vast libraries on Facebook and Myspace.

Facebook - Yacht.

Facebook - Yacht.

What is it about these games that people love?  Is it that you can play from anywhere? Of course not work though.  Or is it just that they are fast and easy? Wait, can it be the top XX list?!

I guess as long as I do not waste my day away, it really does not matter.

On that note, what is your favorite game?!  Post a link!

– Robert

External Mac Battery

Hi all,

I travel a bit and my biggest problem is ending up at an airport where all the outlets have people camped out on them.

I was just checking out the net and found this:

External Mac battery.

External Mac battery.

The Hypermac external battery.  Does anyone have one of these bad boys?  Hear anything about them?

Robert

How do you make your favorite sandwich?

I am a pretty average guy when it comes to food. Not much I will not eat and not real picky. There are 2 things I very much enjoy, cheeseburgers and sandwiches!

The other day I got on a website and asked the question, “How do you make your favorite sandwich”? Here are the answers:

“a dessert sandwich, i guess. it is called a ‘grilled chocolate sandwich.’ you take crusty french bread, put some bittersweet chocolate on the inside. then rub butter on the outsides and grill it (either on a grill on cook it up in a frying pan). you sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and sugar on the outside, and serve with ice cream. ”

“Everyday love to eat sandwich
– two fresh slices of sourdough bread
– one side has mayo
– one side has pesto
– roasted turkey breast thinly sliced
– lots of crisp romaine
– two slices of tomatoes
– couples slices of avocado
– two slices of crisp bacon
– if you want cheese, i like swiss
– dill pickles on the side

Slightly above your normal sandwich
– rye bread or sourdough is OK too
– pastrami (warmed up)
– mustard on one side
– roasted garlic mayo on the other (in a small frying pan, heat up some olive oil and put in two cloves of garlic. just cook that for a few minutes on medium until the garlic is tender. take out the garlic and mash it up on some mayo)
– swiss cheese
– sauerkraut

Easy to make chicken salad
– get a whole cooked chicken from the market or wherever (shred up the breast meat only, not dark meat)
– finely diced red onion
– finely diced celery
– whole grain mustard
– squeeze some lemon juice
– some honey
– pinch of salt and pepper
– toasted slivered almonds
– arugula (or regular romaine is OK too)
– any kind of cheese you like
– tomatoes
– great on like a multi-grain, whole wheat bread

That garlic mayo goes well with a lot of sandwiches and burgers.”

“I don’t, I go to subway and buy a foot long meat ball marinara.

Although, I am partial to a wee piece and corn beef. Or corn dobbie as it can be called in Glasgow.”

What is YOUR best sammich design?!

Rob

IPhone test.

Just checking out the iphone photo features.

Anyone else blog via their phone ?

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I am in a calendar. FLEX.

For those that know me, you also know that I am a big fan of bigfoot.

Well it paid off!  I am ‘Mr. March’ in the 2009 Gentlemen of the Paranormal Calendar. Profits are donate to charity. 

See more at: official site.

– Rob

Wow – I need to keep up.

Hi there readers, 

Its has been quite a while since I have posted, obviously.  I was going though the logs and noticed that there are quite a few readers and many of you are repeat visitors. I am honored!

I will try to post more.  It would be a huge motivator if you all start commenting on the posts.  Tell me what you think, your related stories or just say hello.

– Rob

Do you ever get fed up with noise makers at movies?

Police: Pa. man shot for making noise during movie

PHILADELPHIA – A man enraged by a noisy family sitting near him in a movie theater on Christmas night shot the father of the family in the arm, police said.

James Joseph Cialella, 29, of Philadelphia, faces six charges that include attempted murder and aggravated assault. He remained in custody Saturday.

Police said Cialella told the man’s family to be quiet, then threw popcorn at the man’s son. The victim, whom television reports identified as Woffard Lomax, told police that Cialella was walking toward his family when he stood up and was shot.

Detectives called to the United Artists Riverview Stadium theater inSouth Philadelphia found Cialella carrying the weapon, a .380-caliber handgun, in his waistband, police said.

Lt. Frank Vanore called the incident “scary that it gets to that level of violence from being too noisy during a movie.”

Lomax, 31, of Yeadon, was released from a hospital after the shooting. He declined to comment when contacted by phone Saturday.

It was not immediately known whether Cialella had a lawyer or whether bail had been set. A woman who answered a call to his home number Saturday declined to comment.

A theater manager referred calls to Regal Entertainment Group spokesman Dick Westerling, who did not immediately return a phone message Saturday.

Police could not confirm what movie was playing in the theater, but The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that it was “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

 

WOW!  Not that I’d ever, ever, ever thinking about  hurting someone, but kudos!

Its Fall!
A taste of fall

A taste of fall

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz

I am not sure what it is about fall, the cooler weather, the myriad of color or just all the holidays to come. It is the best time of year for me.

I could spend hours just wandering around, looking up at the trees and taking a picture or two.

What is your favorite time of year?  Comment!