Tuesday, December 30, 2008
My First Bag of Crap
Four little stick on flashlights. One of them is small enough to fit in my wallet, so I will always have a flashlight on me now. Not something I’d have gone out and bought, but not useless.
I can always use an extra iPod charger. Nice.
You’d think I’d be able to use a camera bag, but this one is too big for my point and shoot, and too small for my DSLR. Don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but I’ll figure something out.
I can always use extra outlets, too. These things seem decent enough.
Overall, a pretty damn good bag of crap. Definitely worth the $8.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It’s that time of year again. (Feel free to skip ahead to 1:10 in the video. If you can’t see it in your feed reader, click through.)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Bag of Crap!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Haven’t posted since November ended (with the exception of a few photoblog images that don’t count). Haven’t had much to say, and wasn’t trying to post every day this month. Still don’t have much to say, so here’s a couple of pictures I took in airports on my trip to NY for Thanksgiving.
LAX, mostly empty, the day before Thanksgiving:
Sky Harbor International at sunset:
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I’m sitting in JFK, waiting for the line at the gate to get shorter. My flight from here to Phoenix is delayed, and I’m not going to make my connection. The flight from Phoenix to Santa Barbara is the last one out tonight, so I’ll be stuck in Phoenix I guess. Jon and Vanessa will probably be getting to Phoenix about the same time as I am, so it’s likely I’ll stay with them tonight and then fly back to Santa Barbara tomorrow morning.
Not really the end of the world. The most annoying thing here is the damn people at the gate are so damn slow and the line is barely moving. I’m not even in line, just waiting for everyone else to get their plans settled and the line to get shorter before I get mine worked out.
Kiefer Sutherland was in the airport here. I had nothing else to do…
Saturday, November 29, 2008
It’s been a good, but tiring, trip so far. A pretty typical Thanksgiving dinner. No shopping on Black Friday. Well, no shopping in physical stores… I picked up a Sony S350 blu-ray player from Dell. $194 shipped, after tax. Today, went to NJ to my brother’s place, and spent the day there with them. Evan is as cute as ever, and talking a ton. He’s a smart little guy.
Not really much else going on right now, I guess. I’m absolutely exhausted.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Nothing to say today. Sorry. 😉
Probably won’t have much the next few days, either.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Hope everyone had a good day. Too tired to write. Wish I could sleep on planes…
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tonight, I fly from SBA to JFK. I have a fairly long layover in LAX, and my total travel time will be around 9 hours. I get into New York just before 6 am. I’m not really looking forward to all the time on the plane(s), but I can’t wait to get there. It’ll be nice to see the family again. I think July was the last time.
I’ve been playing with EAGLE PCB Cad software, to create the schematic and printed circuit board to finish off my timer project. There’s a bit of a learning curve to it, but I think I’m starting to get it figured out. It’s pretty cool. Below is an unfinished schematic. I haven’t yet figured out how to tell it to connect pins to power and ground, and I haven’t put in a bunch of other stuff that will be necessary to finish. I’ll get there.