Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
The temperature outside was around 25 degrees, not unusual. Could it be the direction the wind was blowing, hitting the house head on, and streaming in through the gable vents unabated? Did they even put insulation around the sub box after they made it?
What ever the cause, the bass cone was so cold it could not flex! The sub was well below operating specs and the box it was sitting in was as cold as a refrigerator.
The ladder to trouble. The theatre room sits above the garage, so at least I can get to this problem.
Friday, December 28, 2007
4 tbsp. butter
3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
Yesterday, plastic was laid down to keep the ground from freezing. Last night's wind had another plan! Using a laser leveling device, the outer rim of the pool is being determined. The next step is to fill the bottom of the hole with gravel and then lay re bar.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
A Snow and Blowing Snow Advisory means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open areas.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
... Winter Storm Watch now in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon...
The Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon across southeast Oregon and southwest Idaho.
A strong Pacific storm will move across the area Sunday night through Monday with snow accumulating up to 2 inches in the lower valleys and accumulating 3 to 9 inches in the mountains. Below 3000 feet late Sunday night and early Monday morning snow may mix with freezing rain or rain in Malheur County and the Treasure valley. This storm also has the potential for wind gusts of 20 mph to locally 35 mph which would bring areas of blowing and drifting snow with local near whiteout conditions during times of heaviest snow and strongest winds.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow... sleet... or ice accumulations and strong winds that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Below are three test shots using the new process. Just click in the window and then scroll around the photo and really get the feel of the wide world.
Hope you enjoy!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Santa maintains a huge list of children who have been good throughout the year. The list even includes addresses, ZIP codes and postal codes. The list, of course, gets bigger each year by virtue of the world's increasing population. This year's population right now is 6,634,570,959!
Santa has had to adapt over the years to having less and less time to deliver his toys. If one were to assume he works in the realm of standard time, as we know it, clearly he would have perhaps two to three ten-thousandths of a second to deliver his toys to each child's home he visits!
The fact that Santa Claus is more than 15 centuries old and does not appear to age is our biggest clue that he does not work within time, as we know it. His Christmas Eve trip may seem to take around 24 hours, but to Santa it could be that it lasts days, weeks or months in standard time. Santa would not want to rush the important job of bringing Christmas happiness to a child, so the only logical conclusion is that Santa somehow functions on a different time and space continuum.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The Brain Type Test is based on the various characteristics associated specifically with each hemisphere of the brain. This test produces results unique to each individual's own left and right hemispheres. Many of the methods used here were pioneered by Dr. Roger Sperry's research on brain lateralization, for which he won a Nobel Prize in 1981.
The test examines the categories of linear, sequential, symbolic, logical, verbal, and reality-based, which are associated with the left hemisphere. It also examines the categories of holistic, random, concrete, intuitive, nonverbal, and fantasy-oriented, which are associated with the right hemisphere. There are always exceptions, and while the majority of humans are going to be classified as being left-brained or right-brained, one goal we have as humans is to strive to utilize both halves of the brain when processing information.
Speed is not a factor. Answer the questions as truthfully as you can.
Are You Left-Brained or Right-Brained?
The brain is composed of two hemispheres, known as the left and right hemisphere. While each hemisphere has unique functions, which one side performs and the other does not, both hemispheres possess the ability to analyze sensory data, perform memory functions, learn new information, form thoughts, and make decisions.
The way you use these abilities determines a large part of your personality and behavior. By the time we, as humans, are two years old, one hemisphere begins to dominate your decision-making process. Communication between the two halves is possible due to the corpus callosum and this process continues to improve until the age of 15.
The left hemisphere specializes in analytical thought. It is responsible for dealing with "hard" facts such as abstractions, structure, discipline, rules, time sequences, mathematics, categorizing, logic, rationality, and deductive reasoning. It is also responsible for details, knowledge, definitions, planning, goals, words, productivity, efficiency, science, technology, stability, extraversion, physical activity, and the right side of the body. Left hemisphere ability is the predominant focus in school and society.
The right hemisphere specializes in "softer" aspects than the left hemisphere. The right hemisphere is responsible for intuition, feelings, sensitivity, emotions, daydreaming, visualizing, creativity, color, spatial awareness, and first impressions. It is also responsible for rhythm, spontaneity, impulsiveness, the physical senses, risk-taking, flexibility and variety, learning by experience, relationships, mysticism, play and sports, introversion, humor, motor skills, and the left side of the body (the old belief that left-handed people are more creative does hold some scientific credence). The right hemisphere also has a holistic method of perception that is able to recognize patterns and similarities and combines those elements into new forms.
The Brain Type Test will determine which half is your dominant half, and to what degree. The test consists of 54 questions and may be completed in about 10 minutes. After completing the test, you will be given your free left and right brain score. You will also be given a small detailed paragraph explaining the characteristics that are associated with your dominant side.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Now this one stopped me in my tracks! This sign appears to be respecting the health and welfare of those who do not wish to be poisoned by second hand smoke. But NO! It is actually apologizing to the smokers for inconveniencing them. Unfortunately they are not allowed to smoke in this particular hallway.