Saturday, July 14, 2012

Three Days Grace - Home


Probably my favorite 3DG tune.

A Heavenly View - Somewhere in Switzerland

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US Government Considering Using Super-Scanners

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Apparently these new scanners are able to instantly discover everything there is to know about you - from 164 feet away - without your knowledge, and it does it all in real time! These are new laser-based molecular scanners, called Picosecond Programmable Lasers, that our government is considering placing in our airports to replace the TSA's current methods of body-frisking and -scanning.

Here is the full story at Gizmodo, and here is the product's website.


I'm So Confused!


Friday, July 13, 2012

The Golfer That You Are

He left home about 8:30 a.m. to play golf with his friends. On the way out the door his wife asked him, "what time will you be home?"

"Probably about 1:30, I'll have lunch at the club," he replied.

1:30 came and went, 3:00 passed... 6:15... still not home. Finally at about
7:00pm he rolls in the driveway, comes in the door, hands his wife a pizza, and begins the apologetic story:

"Well, we finished our round about 11:30, had lunch, and I started home. Then alongside the road I saw this attractive girl with a flat tire on her car. I stopped to help, got the tire changed, and looked around for a place to wash my hands. She offered money, but I refused, so she suggested that I at least allow her to buy me a beer.

She said, 'there's a bar just up the road and they have a restroom. You can clean up a bit there.'

I agreed to stop, and so we had a beer. Then we had another beer... then a couple more, and I soon realized that this girl was not only pretty, but she was also very friendly, and a good companion to spend time with. Before I knew it, we were in the motel next door having sex. And that is why I am so late getting home."

His wife looked him right in the eye and said, "Don't BS me, you bastard! You played 36 holes, didn't you?"

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White Lion - When The Children Cry


Ohh the Iron[oxide]y


And that's irony in and of itself that we're talking about irony involving Iron Oxide. Stupid chemistry - why did I learn so much about it?

By the way I remember this: Rust consists of hydrated iron(III) oxides Fe2O3·nH2O and iron(III) oxide-hydroxide FeO(OH)·Fe(OH)3. (Source)

Too Many Meds

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Emotional Roller Coaster Chart

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Metallica - Fight Fire with Fire (LIVE)

in Nickelsdorf, Austria - With a bonus "Escape" warm-up session on the road.

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...and I think I enjoyed watching the practice session more than the live song. James subtly changed the riff, and it's wayy cool!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The 101 Most Useful Websites

According to Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration

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1. – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
2. – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
3. – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
4. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
5. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
6. – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
7. – a better search engine for twitter.
8. – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
9. – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
10. – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.

Click here to continue to the rest of the list..

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Don't Know What the Question is, but . . .

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Awesome Book Fountain


A New High

Just updating this post. I beat it!!

As I posted in the other post, here is the link to go play Dig Dug if you want.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dream Theater - "Home" (LIVE)

~ San Antonio 2010, opening for Iron Maiden

Courtesy: Jason Jude

So yeah - that's 8 today after 9 last week. I told you we'd get off to a great start!

Crazy Cat Deathly Scared of Itself

Funniest thing I've seen in a long time! Especially 1:27-1:40..

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This Guy Went Way to the Extreme

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dream Theater - San Antonio - 2012

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My wife had a private birthday party to go to on July 6th. I had already flirted with the possibility of going to see Dream Theater on their current tour - either in San Antonio, or the next night in Austin. I checked out the setlists that were being uploaded, and also made it known that I'd love to go.

Amazingly she surprised me with a ticket for my upcoming birthday. Since her party was two blocks away from the Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, it was a perfect opportunity.

So we met the birthday girl and her friend at Texas Land & Cattle for an awesome steak dinner before the festivities. My wife had a $25 gift certificate from about 2 years ago. So we had an amazing steak dinner for about $15.

They went on without me, and I walked over to the venue. The Majestic Theater is a super place to see a concert. They provide a full bar. They allow smokers to exit, and re-enter. There is really no bad seat when it comes to your view. It has pretty good acoustics, and it's a nice & tight intimate setting. I had a great seat in the lower mezzanine. This was my view:

The best one of only 7 pics I took..   Do click to enlarge!!

The set list was as follows:

Intro: Dream Is Collapsing (Hans Zimmer song)
1 - Bridges in the Sky
2 - 6:00
3 - The Dark Eternal Night
4 - This is the Life
5 - The Root of All Evil
6 - Lost Not Forgotten
7 - A Fortune in Lies
8 - Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess Keyboard Solo)
9 - On the Backs of Angels
10 - War Inside My Head
11 - The Test that Stumped Them All
12 - The Spirit Carries On (Preceded by John Petrucci Guitar Solo)
13 - Breaking All Illusions
14 - Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper

I thoroughly enjoyed myself (small $5 beers not included). This was my 7th time seeing Dream Theater. I so-o-o looked forward to "The Test That Stumped Them All," and it was absolutely incredible live, as I expected it would be.. even though it wasn't my drumming idol, Mike Portnoy behind the set. "The Spirit Carries On" blew my mind as well. It's been many years since I've heard them do this one live. John Petrucci has officially cemented himself in my mind as one of the top-3 guitarists AND musicians ever.

It was my first DT show post-Mike Portnoy. I must say that Mike Mangini is a super-talented drummer, but things just didn't seem the same without MP. I reflected on how sad I was when he decided to leave the band back in the summer of 2010.

• This guy was way in the back left, but he captured most of Petrucci's solo, and the sound quality is VERY good.

But here is a great video of the encore song, "Metropolis Part 1", captured by Gabriel Macias:

Then I was off to join my wife's party. It was a fun night!

In the Zone

A Travelers Insurance commercial

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Drink up!



Sorry for the lack of posts last week. No real reason - I just didn't find a lot of stuff. I also went to a concert Friday night, so in addition to already having a few things ready to go, I'll be posting a little review of that show.

So we'll get off to a good start this week! Thank you for continuing to visit!