category: General

Fedex Is The Worst

6 Dec, 2018 - 1 minutes
Fedex is easily the worst shipping company I’ve had anything delivered by. I think the algorithm they use to predict delivery day is “Hey let’s pull a random date out of my ass!” I used to avoid if I could ordering stuff from Newegg because that’s who they used to ship back then.

Empty Spaces

29 Oct, 2017 - 2 minutes
We went to Dimaria’s Pizza for their tomato pie today. Not the original owners since They’ve moved to the Ephreta area but it’s not bad. Just not Great like it was when they still owned it. It got me thinking though. That shopping center where it’s located is pretty new. Maybe 10ish years old. Used to be a few small businesses (I miss Twin Kiss!!) and farms behind and around it.

Isagenix Bullshit

10 Feb, 2015 - 1 minutes
I don’t get how people can push pyramid scheme types of things.. An acquaintance on facebook seems to always be either pushing or bragging about how much money they make from pushing isagenix. It’s purely manipulating and taking advantage of people. I think the “detox” crap is what annoys me the most. When will people just get that to loose weight you just have to put the fork down.

Legally Blind Crossfit

21 Jan, 2014 - 2 minutes
Last year I began doing Crossfit to see how that worked out for me since I have always enjoyed exercise, especially lifting. I did not know how it would work out for me due to my vision problems but I am fortunate enough to have coaches that have been patient with teaching me stuff and have good at communicating what I was doing wrong at different times. I can pretty much do anything that we do in the WODS but a few movements give me issues.

christmas is about the money

I have to laugh at the Christians who believe Christmas is being taken away from them. Rather than being concerned about the war on Christmas why not celebrate it for what you believe it is about, the birth of Jesus, your savior.Christians ought to be much more concerned about the commercialization of the holiday than us evil atheist taking it away from you.

Cursive Writing Sucks

27 Dec, 2012 - 1 minutes
Several days ago I saw someone say about a school no longer teaching cursive. I personally think this is great! That style of writing is nearly impossible for me to read. I would guess it is because the letters all blend together and are not very distinct.I loathed being forced to write in it for certain classes when I was in school as I could not proof read it since I couldn’t read it.

Have An Urge Senapes Pitza From Hazleton

27 Dec, 2012 - 1 minutes
I could eat some Senapes Pitza from Hazleton, PA. Nothing beats eating that stuff straight from the box. The crust is soft and stays pretty soft even if you let it sit out overnight. My mouth is salivating for some of that stuff.I really wish I could pick some of it up here. Hope we can do a geocaching and Senapes Pitza road trip this spring

Mafia Wars On Facebook

27 Dec, 2012 - 1 minutes
Zynga’s Mafia wars on Facebook is one of those things where I have to keep thinking to my self Why didn’t I come up with that idea. While it seems to be dying off now a lot of people have spent a lot of money on that game. If Zynga didn’t do such a terrible job at mishandling it I really truly believe many people would still be playing and spending a ton of cash on it.

What Happened To Slashdot?

27 Dec, 2012 - 1 minutes
What happened to Slashdot? At one time it was the first site I visited in the morning. Now I just visit it once in a while since it has become so slow and bloated. They used to have interesting news and even more interesting comments. Now all they show is old stories with the same old memes.

Pennsyltucky

27 Nov, 2012 - 1 minutes
It seems that not a day goes by where I see another letter in the news paper saying that the United states needs to get back to God or it’s Christian roots. Frankly it’s disturbing how many people here in Pennsyltucky feel that their beliefs are the only ones that matter. No one says that everyone has to agree with others’ beliefs but it certainly won’t kill anyone to accept them and maybe learn from their differences.

Black Friday

24 Nov, 2012 - 1 minutes
Black Friday is a bunch of people being herded into stores thinking they’re getting good deals which some do get good deals but in the end it’s all wasting time waiting to buy crap that they mostly likely will not use next your or will be broken anyways since everything is just so cheaply made these days.

Kindle Allows Me To Read Again!

20 Oct, 2012 - 1 minutes
Being Visually impaired has always effected my ability to read but it seems that since my cornea transplant went bad I have had difficulty even reading large print. I’ve tried reading stuff on the computer screen but that’s not very comfortable to read for that way for long periods of time. Another problem is that large print books are just so expensive and audio books are worse yet. Molly bought me a Kindle for my birthday and that has been a real blessing.

My Men2a And Medullary Thyroid Cancer Story

20 Apr, 2012 - 7 minutes
It has been sort of a hectic few months. Multiple endocrine neoplasia 2a runs in my family and I knew that but never knew what to get tested for. Mom wanted me to go to her doctor but that’s two hours away and really wasn’t an option. Last year one of my brothers had the cancer so I thought I should get the genetic test. I haven’t been to any kind of doctor in 12 years and this was basically the only reason I went.

Comcast's Email Sucks

14 Jan, 2012 - 1 minutes
Comcast’s email service really really sucks. Some legit emails about transferring a domain have taken over a week to arrive in my email box and when they finally did arrive they showed up in the spam folder which I had to practically jump through hoops to find. As a test I’ve sent some emails to myself and they have yet to arrive and it’s been about a week. Nothing about them being rejected either.

Work Hard And Ignore Quick Fixes

14 Jan, 2012 - 1 minutes
Something I find sad and depressing at the same time is the sheer amount of useless contraptions and fad diets out there that people use to lose weight. The common words in the ads for such thing are “six pack”, toned, ripped. Really People all it takes is a little hard work and you can do it too! It will take more than 2 minutes a day and no you can’t eat big sized happy meals every day but if you just do the work and eat better you’ll end up healthier and happier.

Christ Is Already Out Of Christmas.

27 Dec, 2011 - 1 minutes
One thing I find interesting about Christians is how they are so quick to get up in arms over attacks on Jesus or religion or worst yet is when they get all bent out of shape about myths of taking “Christ” out of Christmas. I understand they have their beliefs and they should stand up for what they believe in but its is odd how they don’t care about the blatant commercialization of Christmas.

I Will Not Pay More To Read Content Online

3 Dec, 2011 - 1 minutes
So our local newspaper has decided that they want me to pay a few dollars to read more than 15 articles online. To me this would be fine if I didn’t already pay to have it delivered. Why should I have to pay extra to read it online on a page loaded with ads? I don’t read the print version myself because of the small print not working with my eyesight.

Wishing Stores Would Quit Asking If I Would Like To Donate A Dollar

24 Nov, 2011 - 1 minutes
I really loathe when stores have their cashiers ask if I would like to donate a dollar to such and such charity. The answer will remain no mainly because I am not able to at this time. The other reason the answer will always be no is because if I had the means and wanted to donate to a a charity I would have already done so.

Stop Begging For My Email Address!

15 Aug, 2011 - 1 minutes
It seems to be far too common for websites to have a pop up begging for my email address these days. If I come to a website that has a pop up begging for my email address that covers the actual content I am trying to read I leave the site immediately and do my best to never return again.

Google Claims They Are Cracking Down On Spam

21 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
Google says they are cracking down on spam. That would be nice as their results have not been very good recently. Almost every search has crappy results from the same sites such as ehow and yahoo answers. There’s also the useless sites that want you to jump through hoops to get the answers to your questions and of course the answers are stolen. Google says they’re doing something about it but we’ll see.

Pointless Use Of Flash

20 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
A few minutes ago I looked up a local pizza shop’s website to see if they deliver. What a train wreck that site is! First things first it’s flash only. Their is a little animation.. Basically the shops name moves up on the screen then a graphic shows up. I only turned flash on to see how poorly done the site was. The text is small and it’s only got a menu for the types of food.

Learning New Things

17 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
I hear people say they can’t do something far too often. This reminds me of a teacher in middle school who used to say there’s no such thing as can’t. It’s either you don’t know how to do something or you don’t want to do something. This has always stuck with me and for most things I believe it is true. I think most of the time is people don’t want to do something.

Firefox 4 Beta9 Gui Sucks

15 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
Firefox 4 beta 9 was released and I had to try it. It’s not in freebsd ports yet so I tried it under wine.. I tried it and it seems to be much, much faster than 3.6.x The speed improvement is very nice and long over due.. but the GUI? Why in the world would they get rid of the status bar? I depend on that to see where a link may be leading me to.

Dear Christians

14 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
Dear fundamentalist Christians, please accept others for what they are and don’t waste your time praying for me to become a believer. I don’t judge you no matter how illogical your fairy tales are, please give me the same.

Web Annoyance – Disabling Right Click

11 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
Here’s a message to those websites who think they are disabling right clicking to prevent someone from stealing your photos. You are not preventing anything but you are hurting usability for those of us who may want to open a link in a new tab or a new window. I know I could just middle click but I choose to right click and use the menu. This may be hard for you to understand but your images and page were transferred from your server to my computer.

Another Annoyance

6 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
I’ve been noticing recently some websites want my email address. This is nothing new but the trend seems to be a box popping up over the content I was looking for. It dims and disables the rest of the page. Note to the sites that use this. I find this intrusive and will immediately leave your site. I realize most sites are trying to make money but don’t be so fucking intrusive with it.

Celebrities And Rehab Is A Joke

4 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
So last night while waiting for Molly to get home from work I turned on the TV and started listening to the local news. I luckily tuned in just in time to hear that one celebrity got out of rehab and another celebrity went into rehab. I hope someone will someday be able to enlighten me enough that I can understand why this is considered news or why anyone really cares.

Dear Christians – Not Everything Has Is About God

3 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
Why is it that so many Christians feel the need to try to twist everything into something Christian? Can they not just enjoy something without having to somehow trying to relate being Christian? My opinion on religion in general is it’s just a silly fairy tale that is used to control the masses.

What Happened Google?

31 Dec, 2010 - 1 minutes
Google, can you please give me a way to get rid of the stupid and pointless previews for half of the sites that appear as an image on the right side of the page when my mouse hovers over the link. I find them very distracting and also a waste of bandwidth. They are there sometimes and other times they are not. What ever happened to having things simple. That and the good search results are what originally got me to begin using your search engine.

I Hate Spam

30 Dec, 2010 - 1 minutes
I hate spam. I hate the fact that I have to waste my time going through my email to look for an important message sifting through what is ninety percent spam. Email is basically useless with such a high signal to noise ratio. Could you imagine if your regular phone worked like email does? It would be constantly ringing to try to trick you into buying Viagra. Close behind that would be people trying to sell you the next new way to lose weight.

Philly Sports Seem Right Now

29 Dec, 2010 - 1 minutes
So the Eagles lost.. I’ve been waiting for this.

Wanting To Find A Way To Make Honest Money Online

28 Dec, 2010 - 2 minutes
One thing I would love to do is come up with a way to legitimately make some money online. Then I would not feel so guilty even though the reason I am not out is because transportation is the issue. I would like to come up with something that is honest and does not involve lying or scamming people. That rules out something like 90% of the possibilities there doesn’t it?

Mafia Wars Incompetence

19 Dec, 2010 - 1 minutes
Zynga’s mafia wars team are people I will never understand. They blatantly ignore the players’ requests and go ahead and add more crap into the game trying to make it more than a click game while they have many players who have shown they’re more than willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars in cash. It’s interesting how they continue to drive people away or at least cause them to stop spending.

URL Shorteners

30 Oct, 2010 - 1 minutes
I hate them. Why do people use them? I want to know what site I’m going to before I decide if I want to visit it.

The Bible

13 Oct, 2010 - 1 minutes
The bible is the world’s most popular and dangerous work of fiction. That is all.

Facebook Sucks

27 Aug, 2010 - 2 minutes
This is something I’ve been wondering for quite a while and will never understand it. How do people manage to keep a job when they cannot seem to make something function? Take Facebook for an example. It seems like every day some of my friends’ profiles are not available. Even better is when you try to log into your own account it won’t let you. That’s been going on for at least a year now.

Feeling Like Autumn

19 Aug, 2008 - 1 minutes
We’ve turned the corner heading back towards winter now. I’m noticing the sun is lower in the sky and it’s been cooler the past week or so and much less humid than it had been. Most nights we’re making it into the 50’s. We haven’t had much rain this summer in my backyard but a few miles in every direction has had their share of rain from thunderstorms. A strong cold front will move through today but we’re not likely to have any rain from it because there’s just not much moisture for it to work with.

Garmin Support Is Great

25 Jul, 2008 - 2 minutes
Garmin’s customer support rocks. My 60csx was 2 years old and for no reason wouldn’t acquire satellites. We were on our way to Philly to visit my family when this happened and it was during vacation so it cut down on our geocaching but this stuff happens. On our way down the turnpike I thought many times of throwing the GPS out the window but didn’t I left it sit at the window all night and still had a blank satellite screen in the morning.

Tropical Storm Dolly In The Gulf Of Mexico

22 Jul, 2008 - 1 minutes
We have tropical storm Dolly which should become a hurricane soon in the Gulf of Mexico. That should give me something fun to watch. Looks like it should make landfall as a hurricane near the Texas and Mexico border. Wonder how much oil prices will go up..

Illinois Earthquake

18 Apr, 2008 - 1 minutes
It’s not something that happens all too often but an earthquake occurred in Illinois this morning. Of course my first thought was whether it was on the new madrid fault but it wasn’t. It registered 5.2 on the Richter scale and doesn’t seem to have caused any major damage. It looks like there have been four aftershocks. one has to wonder how many of the people that live there are aware of the New Madrid fault

Heavy Rain May Lead To Minor River Flooding

5 Mar, 2008 - 1 minutes
I got woken up last night by howling winds and the heaviest downpour since last summer. My Vantage pro2 said 2.06 inches an hour for rainfall rates.. It also said it’s raining cats and dogs, well no shit! Sounds like there is a little minor flooding out there now. I got up and looked at the radar.. What an impressive squall line it showed. Haven’t seen one like that cross this area in a while.

Why Do People Get Stupid When Driving?

3 Mar, 2008 - 1 minutes
What the hell is it with people when they’re driving? We were on our way home today and there were two people that seemed to be racing down the road including driving in the wrong lane and the left hand turning lane today. Why does driving seem to bring out the asshole in people? This is how folks get hurt or killed. Sadly its often innocent people who are the ones who get hurt.

Wundermap – Neat New Toy

25 Feb, 2008 - 1 minutes
I just came across a pretty cool new feature on wunderground. It’s called wundermap and it overlays weather station information on a map or satellite image. It would be pretty interesting to watch a strong cold front on here or something like that. It also has the ability to overlay radar images. which I haven’t tried yet. Check it out! WunderMap Interactive Radar & Weather Stations

Turn Off Your Lights

8 Feb, 2008 - 1 minutes
I wonder how much energy could be saved everyone would turn off lights at night. It’s interesting to see how many outside lights are left on all night. It just seems very wasteful to me. One neighbor has a light bright enough to light up our back yard and they live something like three houses down. Another neighbor behind us leaves more than one light on every night. One lights the side of their house.

Evolution Disproved

25 Sep, 2007 - 1 minutes
Peanut butter disproves evolution I am glad I came across this. I’ve been struggling whether to believe in evolution or not. Now I know it’s just a fairy tale and can prove it to myself by just going to the store and buying peanut butter.

Strawberry Hill

25 Sep, 2007 - 1 minutes
We attended a geocaching event held by Phideo over the weekend that was held at a place we’d never been to before. It was just one of those times when geocaching brings us to a great place we’d never been to before. It was held at Strawberry Hill Nature Center & Preserve. It was really a nice place and I was thankful they allowed us to geocache there. We are lucky enough to have to return for more caches too!

Toxic Fumes From A Meteorite

19 Sep, 2007 - 1 minutes
Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village This was pretty interesting I thought. In a rural area of Peru a meteor or at least it sounds like a meteor fell from the sky and left a 100 foot wide and 20 foot deep crater. The crater emitted a gas that made people sick. I’m curious what happened there and hope scientist get to figure it out.

Sites That Block Firefox Because Of Adblock Plus

11 Sep, 2007 - 1 minutes
Recently I have been seeing Adblock plus brought up pretty often. Adblock plus is an extension for Firefox that blocks web ads. I have the right to block ads and I do that but I think the site owner has the right to block me from using their site. I’d just go somewhere else. I find it interesting that they would want to limit their exposure just because someone is blocking ads.

Felix Is Category Five Storm Again

4 Sep, 2007 - 1 minutes
Dangerous Hurricane Felix is about to make landfall in northeastern Nicaragua. After weakening some on Monday it’s strengthened over night and still is now. It is back up to category 5 levels again with 160 mile per hour winds. It doesn’t seem like the area is very populated so that’s a good thing. This is the second hurricane in the Atlantic basin to make landfall as a category five storm this year.

Philly Trip

16 Aug, 2007 - 2 minutes
Molly had jury duty earlier this week in Philadelphia,pa. This is the third time she’s been called but the first time she actually had to go. We were going to get a hotel in center city but in the end we stayed at my mom’s house just outside Philly. That worked out good because I could visit with my family and she could catch the train and not have to sit in traffic.

Cornea Stem Cells

24 Jul, 2007 - 1 minutes
I read last night about them doing something with stem cells that would help people with cornea problems see better again. The article said it was helpful for people who have had failed cornea transplants. I wonder if it would work for me. It’s something I would actually consider. This was just awesome news to me. When the last cornea transplant didn’t work out so well I decided I didn’t want another transplant I thought it was better to give someone else a chance to have that cornea because it has a better chance of being successful for them than it would me.

Nintendo Wii Died

3 Jul, 2007 - 1 minutes
I have a Nintendo Wii which I love to play but just don’t use it that often. Being visually impaired I have to sit up close to the TV to play and it’s pretty uncomfortable. Still it’s lots of fun. I just had the urge to play Zelda. I don’t get to play as often as I’d like. Last Sunday we were home from geocaching and Molly wasn’t watching TV so I thought I’d play for a bit.

Guinea Pigs Mounting Each Other

2 Jul, 2007 - 1 minutes
Guinea pigs make great pets. They’re easy to take care of and don’t need a lot but they have different personalities. We have four of them. Sometimes they have the strangest behaviors. I got a couple of pictures last week and Molly finally got them off of her camera so here they are. Once in a while they make a rumbling sound and chase each other around. I’m not sure if it is sexual or if it’s a dominance thing but they try to mount each other.

Teddy Sleeping On Her Side

2 Jul, 2007 - 1 minutes
With it being warmer Our four guinea pigs have been laying around more outside of their igloos except for peppy. Anyways here’s how Teddy lays on her side. She lays that way often and sometimes we are worried she’s dead because she doesn’t wake up very quickly. The other ones we have lay on their sides but not very often. Teddy is almost always sleeping this way.

My Vision Teacher

29 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
Did you ever lose touch with a friend and wish you didn’t? I always considered the vision teacher I had through out most of school a real friend but when I graduated I lost touch with her even though I had her phone number. I’m not sure why. My best guess I was pretty depressed at the time. Well anyways she was just one of those great people. She was a positive influence on me.

Noctilucent Clouds

29 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
Mysterious Clouds Creeping Out of the Arctic This was interesting. It talks about Noctilucent clouds being seen further south than they normally are. Yet another very cool thing up in the arctic that I want to see. I only first read about these 50 mile high clouds this week. The article mentioned the climate changing but it was nice for a change because they didn’t go on with the doomsday global warming stuff.

Celebrity Obsession

27 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
With the news lately it leaves me to wonder why in the world are celebrities so important in the United States. This crap is important enough that some rich person who has done nothing goes to jail and it’s national news. I never understood the obsession with Paris Hilton. I mean why does anyone really care? Why does anyone care who went into rehab. I know people who needed rehab and couldn’t get it but celebrities can come and go as they please.

Gosselin TV Show

25 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
Molly was watching tv in bed last night while I was on the computer not really paying a whole lot of attention to it until I heard them say central Pa. It was a show about the Gosselin family who had sextuplets. I had to Google it to see if it was the family I remembered being in the news a few years ago and it was. I remembered them mentioning some sort of fertility treatment for her.

Pa Smoking Ban

22 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
Pa. smoking ban I’m not sure I really agree with the government banning smoking in public places. I can’t stand the smell of cigarettes smoke myself and would prefer to not be around the smoke. I just don’t think it’s quite right for them to pass a law to make public places like bars smoke free. That should be up to the owner. Of course I’m all for the government banning smoking in government owned places.

Summer solstice

22 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
Today was the summer solstice. Today the sun reached it’s highest point in the northern hemisphere and will begin sinking back to the south. The days will start getting shorter and in a month or two the average temperature will begin to fall. We’ll begin that slow slide until it’s that time of the year for snow possibilities again. I can’t wait!

Can You Do Anything About Smoking Neighbors?

18 Jun, 2007 - 2 minutes
Just something that’s been bothering me a bit. We live in a row house. A cheap one but it’s what we chose. The neighbors on both sides smoke out on their porches. The smoke comes in our house. Sometimes to the point that my eyes burn. It’s a pain in the ass, especially considering no one in our house smokes. Talking to either neighbor about it would do no good. The idiots who live on one side of our house have no clue what respect means.

Hazleton Geocaching and Senapes Pitza

14 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
We went to the Hazleton area caching and had a blast. I think we found 25 caches and had 3 DNFs. Blew off some the hiking ones to save for another day but I do want to do them. It was nice to go through some areas I’ve been to but not in about 10 years. We got two boxes of the Senapes Pitza and ate one almost immediately. I finished the other one the next day.

Remembering Hazleton

7 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
I used to get this pizza all the time when I went to the mountains with my grandfather. It was the Hazleton area. I’ve been wanting to find it again and knew it was only local to that area but couldn’t remember what it was called. Last Saturday we were geocaching in the Reading area and stopped by Sonic to eat and started talking to someone from Allentown. I had to ask if they knew what it was called and they did.

Gypsy Moths

6 Jun, 2007 - 1 minutes
Last night on the news they were talking about Gyspy moths in York county.. I had forgotten all about them until I saw that. It reminded me of when I was a kid at the mountains near Hazleton when they were bad one year. That was interesting that year. Even though it was summer everything looked like winter because there were no leaves left on anything. with in a week or so they had eaten everything green.

The Weather Channel Isn't About Weather anymore

16 May, 2007 - 2 minutes
I was going through channels and came across the weather channel. I didn’t think this channel could get any worse than it was but it did. I know that most people are not interested in the details of weather like I am but how can they call them selves the weather channel when about the only thing the have on that has anything to do with weather is the local forecast which is pretty shitty as it is.

Wood Chips Unfriendly To Disabled children

16 May, 2007 - 1 minutes
Wood chips ruled unfriendly to disabled kids A judge in California ruled that using wood chips around playground equipment violates disabled children’s rights. The article says that this could force them to have to use a different type of playground surface. I’m all for accessibility but I think this is unreasonable that the play structures be accessible to them. I just can’t imagine how someone in a wheel chair is really going to use it.

PA Ghost towns

13 May, 2007 - 2 minutes
The other day the guy that owns the house a couple down from ours told Molly about him and his dad visiting a ghost town in western PA. It reminded me of a few things. The first thing I thought of was a couple of years ago when Lynn and I were geocaching in NW PA we visited a virtual cache that had to do with Pithole City. We didn’t get to explore the area because it was getting dark and we had like a six hour ride back home.

Long's Park In Lancaster Is A Mess Now

8 May, 2007 - 1 minutes
We stopped by Long’s park Saturday and ate supper at one of the picnic tables. After we ate we walked around the pond to see if there were any baby geese or ducks. I knew they got rid of most of them and stopped people from feeding them but we figured we’d look anyway. No babies around. They got rid of them because of them shitting on the ground. What was amazing is how much more trash there is laying around the park.

How One Teacher Ruined School for Me

3 May, 2007 - 3 minutes
My Nan came up to visit last weekend and she brought some old report cards of mine that she had found in her house. They were from elementary school. That was when I still liked school. That whole thing reminded me of the time when I stopped liking school. It changed in sixth grade. I didn’t realize my good eye had gotten worse but the doctor said I should have another cornea transplant so I put my name on the waiting list.

Centralia PA

10 Apr, 2007 - 2 minutes
Last Saturday Lynn called us and asked if we wanted to go caching with her. We decided to go. We went up along 61 in the mountains of Central Pa. We’d love to get up there more but Molly’s car opposes hills let alone the steeper stuff up there. It was a fun day with a few snow squalls. Pretty cool for being early April! We ended up near Centralia so we stopped in to see the cracked road.

Two People Were Killed At The Same Spot

27 Mar, 2007 - 1 minutes
I saw this today and thought it was pretty unusual. I can’t remember ever hearing of two people being killed at the same spot at separate times before. It happened in Rhode Island The first teen supposedly had been drinking then took his mom’s mini van and left. He was only 14. Its pretty bad he was that young and drinking and managed to take his mom’s car but that’s not really important.

Switching To Linux

6 Mar, 2007 - 2 minutes
I’ve always wanted to switch to Linux but in the past it just hasn’t worked for me. I’d installed Linux twice before but it just didn’t stick for me. Last time I had installed it my hard drive started giving smart errors and then started loosing windows files randomly. We sent that drive back to get it replaced but in the mean time we bought a smaller cheaper drive to put in my computer until the 180 gig one came back.

Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow

3 Mar, 2007 - 1 minutes
There will be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow I am hoping to get the chance to actually see it this time but it looks like it may be cloudy. That’s typical for me and this type of thing. Another example was the good chance to see the aurora borealis a month or two ago. For us it got cloudy but the clouds were only in the part of the sky where the northern lights were to be visible.

Real Live Darwinism

2 Mar, 2007 - 1 minutes
Person on their cell phone on top of their flooded car. They showed them on the noon news. Apparently both heavy rains and cell phones bring out the stupid in people. If they hadn’t gone around the barrier to drive into the water it wouldn’t have been a problem.

Don't Steal from Grandpa

1 Mar, 2007 - 1 minutes
I heard on the local news last night that an 18 year old got shot but his grandfather for breaking into his house. Pretty low to try to steal alcohol from grandpa.

Feels Like Spring Today

21 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
I guess the ice will be melting today. As of 11:00 AM it’s already in the low 40’s, Yesterday it got up to near 50 degrees. It feels like spring and the sky looks like spring. It’s a pretty big change compared to what we’ve had so far this month. The warmth is working on the snow on the ground pretty quickly The piles of snow are really holding their own.

Killing Homeless People Is Not Like A Video Game

21 Feb, 2007 - 2 minutes
Teen ‘sport killings’ of homeless on the rise It supposedly started off as a game. The started throwing sticks and leaves at a homeless man after having a couple of beers with him. Then they started punching and kicking the homeless man. They also threw rocks and bricks at him and pounded him with a pipe and baseball bat. After that one of them smeared his own shit on the man’s face and cut him with a knife to see if he’s dead…

More Ice On The Susquehanna River

10 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
We decided to check out the ice on the river today. It was really cool on the York county side of the river. There seemed to be lots of pressure pushing the ice against the western banks. We could hear the ice squeaking and cracking as the water tried to push it. There was also plenty of broken pieces of ice on top and pushed up along the bank. There were also a few louder cracks out further.

Unsupported Browser

10 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
This is something I haven’t seen in quite a while. A website that only works in Internet Explorer. Of course it’s a big company’s website and rather than fix the problem they make it show an error page saying that it only supports Internet Explorer 6 or higher. I wonder why they don’t care about lost customers. I wish it was as easy as just telling customer’s to change their browser.

Frozen Susquehanna River

8 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
It’s been below freezing for a few days now. Actually it’s been getting into the single digits at night and teens in the day. We’ll be keeping an eye on the river for a while. Below will be a few pictures from today.

OZZFEST Free This Year

7 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
Ozzfest will be free this year according to what I read. I still wouldn’t go to see Ozzy anymore. I would have loved to have seen him about 10 years ago. Besides it would just be giving Sharon more money. Hopefully the fact that it’s free is a sign that the whole ozzfest thing is failing and dying. . I’m sure they’ll have more mallcore shit that will suck more than anything has sucked in the past.

More Wasted Cold

6 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
There’s finally arctic air in place and it’s been plenty cold but of course there’s no snow. I was hoping we’d have a chance to hit zero but didn’t quite get low enough. had a low of around six last night and Sunday night. At least the cold has been refreshing. A new cache popped up around Cornwall so we got to go for a nice short hike. There was a inch or two of snow on the ground there too.

Geocaching In The News

5 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
These days, any package can raise alarm This is unusual. A cache was discovered there was no overreaction. They even put the cache back in its hiding spot and probably did a better job at it than some cachers do. Over all I think it was a pretty positive article considering some of the others out there.

Roadside Trash

4 Feb, 2007 - 1 minutes
We took part in an adopt a highway today for the York county geocaching society. Makes me wonder why we even have to to this.. I mean why do people need to just throw trash along the side of the road. We found a propane tank and a pretty big truck tire among other things one doesn’t just fall out with out you noticing. There were some other bigger things but I don’t remember what they are.

Sex Crazy?

31 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
Sex Crazy? A church in North Carolina has that on a sign for some series they’ll have to deal with sex in today’s culture. This isn’t something you see too often.

Mannequin Fetish?

30 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
Man With Mannequin Fetish Sent to Prison I just came across this. I had to say post it.. It’s funny but kind of pathetic in a way that someone would have a sexual fetish for mannequins. Even worse is when he breaks into stores and steals them.

Barbaro Is Dead

29 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
Barbaro the Kentucky Derby winning horse died today. It was breaking news.. I like animals but why was a horse dying so important? I assumed he was going to die sooner or later? Why was it even important enough to be newsworthy all this time? I am just surprised that he became such big news when there’s so many other more important things going on.

I Want This GPS!

27 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
I’ve been reading about the new Delorme PN-20 gps. It looks pretty interesting. It comes with Delorme’s USA Topo 6.0. The gps can show aerial photos too. Just seems real interesting to me. The couple of reviews I’ve read on it say it isn’t perfect but at least they’re adding something a bit different. I hope this becomes the norm by the time I need a new gps.

Maybe A Darwin Award Winner Someday?

26 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
Saw on the news last night that thieves stole copper pipes from a vacant house. They took water and gas lines from the basement. What grabbed my attention is the fact that neighbors smelled the gas from the leak. I’m hoping the people who stole the pipes are working on becoming a Darwin award winner.

Going to Blockbuster Sucks

25 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
Molly wanted disc 4 of season 24 last night so she could finish watching it. She didn’t realize she saw it before and thought Netflix had skipped sending that one for some reason. Well she wanted it now so she stopped at Blockbuster on the way home. I think she paid $4.50 to rent it. I thought that seemed like a lot. I guess I’m just used to paying only $19 something for Netflix to have 3 moves at a time for as long as I want.

Microwaves Make Things Hot

25 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
There was an article the other day saying that if you microwave a sponge for two minutes it kills the germs on it. Apparently some people who tried it didn’t realize that if the sponge isn’t wet it can catch fire and stink up their house.. The university that said you could sterilize the sponge in the microwave released a statement saying the sponge should be wet first. Maybe everyone shouldn’t be expected to realize this but what really stood out is this “Last, people should be careful when removing the sponge from the microwave as it will be hot.

Auto Insurance For The Blind!

17 Jan, 2007 - 1 minutes
I keep getting these offers in the mail for lower auto insurance rates. I find it pretty funny because I don’t drive and most likely never will. I have this small problem of not being able to see too far so driving wouldn’t be a good idea. This prevents me from getting a license in the state of Pennsylvania. I’ve received something from them 3 times in the past 3 months or so.

Woman Shot Six Times In Head Lives

13 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
Wow..in Brazil a women shot six times in the head lived when her ex husband shot her.. I think it’s pretty amazing that she lived. I just wonder how all six bullets could avoid going into her brain and killing her. I wonder what her ex husband thinks knowing that she lived. If I were him the one thing going through my head is I wouldn’t want to piss her off.

That's Gotta Hurt!

12 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
It’s usually not a good idea to launch fireworks from your ass like this guy did. Part of me thinks it’s funny when stupid people pay for their stupidity. Another part of me thinks that this is really not good. When people aren’t capable of thinking things through enough to realize fire near their ass is probably a bad idea and do something like this it scares me knowing that we live in a world full of them.

Church Can Not Save You

8 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
I just thought it was a bit interesting when I read about this. A woman died in Kentucky after being bit by a snake at a church. Apparently at her church they handle snakes which is illegal in Kentucky.

Website Accessibility

7 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
The website for Burger King (bk.com) has to be the worst site I’ve come across in a long time in terms of usability. I have to wonder why they built it completely out of flash, unless there’s something I missed. Molly thought it was a pain to use her self and her vision is fine. She was trying to find nutritional information. I asked her to see if she could find a text only version but she didn’t see any info about one either.

Where Not To Point Your BB Gun

5 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
According to teen points bb gun at wrong car a teenager thought it was fun to be pointing his BB gun at cars to scare people. I have to wonder if he shit his pants when two people inside pulled their real guns. It would’ve been funny to see his reaction to that and when he found out they were undercover police. Maybe next time he’ll think twice before doing something so stupid to try to be scare people.

Will Marbles Blend?

5 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
It looks like they will in this thing. I’d like to have one to try to blend stuff. See it at will it blend? ]1

CAPTCHAs Stop The Blind

2 Nov, 2006 - 1 minutes
I’ve been seeing sites that use CAPTCHAs that are a series of letters or numbers in an image to log into a site or do other things online. Being visually impaired these make it harder for me to do what I’m trying to do. There have been a few that even enlarging the image didn’t help me be able to read it. Some of them have such poor contrast or are so distorted there’s no way I could read it.

Get Paid To Trespass

29 Oct, 2006 - 1 minutes
A federal jury in Philadelphia awarded $24 million million to two people who were burned by electric wires when the climbed on top of a parked train car. The jury said it could have been prevented if there were signs warning about the wires. I just think something’s not quite right of someone can climb on top on top of a parked train and not realize they’re doing something stupid before they get shocked.