Tuesday, December 29, 2009

That old chicken feeling is happening again....

Instapundit linked to an Amazon blog of a woman with [chicken] egg envy.  She shared a photo of this egg storage.  I have egg envy too.  I'm always trying to figure out how I can add chickens to this life of mine.  I even know what kind I want:  Brahmas and Buff Orpingtons!

I have ideas of how to keep them -- in the summer at least.  Video here.  I think (since as a [former] EE I am really just a frustrated ME) I could make one of these myself.

One of these days.

Monday, December 28, 2009


I love tables and charts. I love to make tables and charts.  Mohib Ebrahraim, my hat is off to you.  Thanks to JoNova for making it available.  (Her site is great, btw.)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blog stuff...

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I open my March '10 issue of Threads and saw that the monthly winning reader's tip was the exact solution I derived a couple of month's ago for my pencil cases.  The winner was paid for the publication of her tip and she also won 5 books/dvd from Taunton.

This ranks up there with a discussion I had with a co-working in 1989 that 3M should make little flags with Post-It note sticky ends and make them in a multitude of colors.  We actually called 3M and told them the idea.  Yes, you can thank me any time.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A new word

splenetic -- an adjective, meaning marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite

I saw it used in a sentence describing a certain senator from Nevada. It seemed quite appropriate.