Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!


This is the world largest fireworks launched Sep./2006 in Katakai Niigata pref. Japan.
48 inches (120cm) diameter shell.
Weight : 926lb (420kg).
Diameter : Half mile (800m).
Burst altitude : Half mile (800m).

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

50 Things We Know Now, That We Didn't Know This Time Last Year

It Snowed Hard Yesterday

A record snowfall of 4.2 inch(es) was set at Boise ID yesterday. This breaks the old record of 3.0 set in 1973.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Snow

Sunset over the Lodge.

24 hours earlier people were eating at these tables!


Yea, it's cold.


A bunch of new snow over night made snow shoeing a true workout!




Just like laying in bed... but a little colder.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Traveas

Track flight status, airport delays, and other flight and airport information.

Kuna Snow

This morning I took some photos of our winter wonderland! I decided that there was just a bit too much white. So, enjoy the color of winter!






Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

What's The Plan Here?


Large Bomb Detonated Under Lake - Watch more Entertainment

Go Water Your Tree Right Now


Christmas Tree Incineration - Watch more News Videos

Very Cool!


This video was shot in the Sea of Cortez between Isla la Guardia and Bajia de los Angeles. While fishing we ran through a pod of several hundred dolphins. This is part of what we saw.

It's Coming!


The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow in the entire Treasure Valley... West central Idaho mountains... Boise Mountains... and Owyhee Mountains ... Which is in effect from 5 am Sunday to 5 am MST Monday.

Snow will begin in the pre-dawn hours Sunday and continue through Sunday and Sunday night. The Boise Mountains will receive the greatest snowfall... averaging 12 to 24 inches with local amounts up to 30 inches on west facing higher slopes. The west central Idaho mountains receive 12 to 20 inches. Gusty southeast winds to 25 mph will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow.

The Treasure valley is expected to receive between 6 and 12 inches. Gusty southeast winds 15 to 25 mph... gusts to 35 mph near Mountain Home... will cause some blowing and drifting but as the snow becomes wetter that hazard will diminish. It is possible that rain may mix with the snow in the upper Treasure valley Sunday night which would limit accumulations to about 4 inches. There is also a slight chance of freezing rain in the lower Treasure valley Sunday night.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means that significant amounts of snow will make travel dangerous. Strong winds will also cause blowing and drifting of snow... and will limit visibilities. Only travel in an emergency.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

100 Best Freeware Software

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2008 (and All Time!)

When it comes to saving time and money, sometimes the best approach means rolling up your sleeves and doing it yourself. Check out the best DIY projects featured here in 2008 and beyond.

Top 10 Ways to Get Cables Under Control

When you finally decide it's time to do something about that rat's nest of cables that's spreading like kudzu, you don't have to spend a lot of time and money to get it under control. Whether you're looking to stow your headphone wires tangle-free in your gym bag, hide the ugly wire spaghetti you keep kicking further under your desk, or organize your gadget chargers and power plugs, we've got some cord management tricks for you. Hit the jump for photos and videos of our top 10 favorite ways to get cables under control.

Why Lord, Why?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Portland Ice Hill



Creator writes: December 15, 2008, South Waterfront neighborhood, Portland, Oregon. Looking from our condo we can see cars attempting, and most failing, to climb up a hill to get out of the neighborhood. I decided to put together a montage of sliding cars. Portland had a recent snowfall and we are expecting more tomorrow.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Makes My Brain Hurt!

Six Supercars In One Day

Enthusiasm for fast cars – really fast ones, the ones that can break the speed limit three times over with horsepower to spare – has always outpaced the ability to pay for them.

Doing their best to meet that untapped demand, supercar clubs have brought Ferraris and Aston Martins to those without the means or inclination to buy them outright, but the fees are still steep and the commitment substantial. Now, a variation on the supercar club idea promises a slightly more casual encounter with a supercar – or six of them

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ginger Bread House

Deb spent some time last week and created this holiday Ginger Bread House.

I have been told that even though it looks good enough to eat... it isn't.

I can't guarantee the safety of the little men guarding this house!
















Note: I am still using the "Food" tag for this article. If I break a tooth I might change it.

Snow Birds

Fresh New Look

Time for a new look on the blog. Hope you enjoy!

Winter Arrives

Moderate snow is falling with about a 2 inch accumulation.

The birds are hitting the feeders with a vengeance! Deb to the rescue.

Cold, 24 degrees with blowing snow.


The trees look great in the snow.

Do You Have Your Lights Up?

The Wii... Making People Happy?

Strong Language Alert!

Strong Language Alert!

Mugs for a Hot Cup o’ Joe

As you sip on your morning coffee behold some new options when it comes to your cup!

Online Monitor Test

Is your computer monitor set up correctly? This site will help you calibrate it for the best color reproduction.

Top 10 DIY Photography Tools

Friday, December 12, 2008

Basketball Fun

Idaho Takes A Stand!

Strong Language Alert!

Strong Language Alert!

President To Face Down Monster Attack

Company launches pre-chewed pencils

A British design company have launched a new product to help children concentrate at school - pre-chewed pencils.

Skills With A 15 Ton Front Loader

Most Popular How-To Features of 2008

From classic topics like Windows tweaking and iPod how-tos to more recent favorites like the iPhone or Wii, our most popular how-to features of 2008 souped up your hardware and squeezed more from your PC.

Bacon!

Strange Christmas Customs

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

KEURIG

Deb and I picked up one of these at Costco. Makes just about any hot drink you can think of using these over sized, sealed pods. Coffee, tea, cider, hot chocolate, you name it you can brew it with NO mess and NO cleanup.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Japanese Marshmallow Eating Game

The Gap Cyclone of November 16th 2008


Standing on the back deck using the house for wind protection, a severe storm was captured on video from The Gap, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Swedish Chef - Roasted Turkey

Science Supersized Your Turkey Dinner

Your corn is sweeter, your potatoes are starchier and your turkey is much, much bigger than the foods that sat on your grandparents' Thanksgiving dinner table.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Run Over By A Tornado

Tornado in the Windy City

If your ever in Chicago, and there is the possibility for a tornado... You WILL know about it!
BTW, The super bright clump of lights is Wrigley Field.

Tilt-Shift Video From Monster Truck Rally

Cuteness Overload Showdown!

Wiener Dog Puppy V.S. Kitten



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Base Jumping From The Burj Dubai


Living Wage Calculator

Black Friday Ad Information

The day after Thanksgiving is referred to as "Black Friday" and it marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. On Black Friday, popular products such as HDTVs, toys, electronics, and clothing are available at their lowest price of the year. Sales on laptop computers for under $400, digital cameras for $80, and Plasma HDTVs for $500 are all very common on Black Friday. Retailers also offer shoppers great discounts on holiday-specific items, such as trees and decorations.

Wrapping Cords and Hoses

Great videos at the bottom of the article.

Search millions of historic photos

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

iSerenity

About iSerenity

iSerenity offers a relaxing web-based experience that delivers soothing sounds and images designed to reduce stress and calm nerves. Use iSerenity while at work or at home. You can even leave it running in the background while you work on your computer.

Some people use it for privacy; many of our sound environments are great to relax to and offer sound-masking capabilities. These help block outside noises as well as keeping your conversations private. We will be working on a white noise environment specifically designed for privacy in the near future.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Calming Cruise



This is security footage of a dining room of a cruise ship as it hits rough seas. The video starts off a bit slow but by the end it gets unbelievable!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rick & Deb Make The Idaho News!



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Sunday, November 16, 2008

1963 LeMans Tempest sells for $226,521

The eBay auction for this 1963 Pontiac LeMans Tempest started out innocently enough. Obtained after owner died. Appears to have original interior but no motor, no transmission. Body has a little rust and some dents. There's stuff in the trunk, but no key to open it. Opening bid nine days ago was a mere $500. After one week, eBay seller 123ecklin will pocket $226,521 before auction fees. What happened between Day 1 and Day 9 is an amazing story.

So Many A Second

Time Warp

ON TV Time Warp airs Wednesdays, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Details >>

Great Pyramid Mystery Solved?


ON TV Unlocking the Great Pyramid airs Sunday, November 16, at 9 p.m. ET on the National Geographic Channel. Details >>

Nylons & Bikinis In The 50's

Testing Toys In The 50's & 60's

Toy Commercials From The 50's & 60's

Johnny Seven O.M.A. Toy Gun

Spirograph & Easy Bake Oven

Grocery Shopping In The Early 60's

America Dunks!

The New Traffic SIgns.. In 1970

1971 Commercial For The 747 Airplane

New York In 1932

Drop: reviled by outsiders, Dutch delicacy stands the test of time

A black and chewy, often salty candy that turns most foreigners' stomachs, drop is savored in near daily handfuls by the Dutch who hardly leave home soil without it.

The average Dutchman eats about two kilograms (4.4 pounds) every year. Despite health warnings about over-indulgence, 32,000 tonnes of drop were bought by 16 million citizens in 2007 to the tune of some 196 million dollars.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gizmodo's 20 Essential iPhone Apps

It's been four months almost to the day since iPhone 2.0 came, and we've been hitting the App Store hard every week ever since to sift through what's new in iPhone App land. This week, we've decided to hold back for a second, take a breath, and compile a different kind of list: the apps that many of us on staff actually use on a regular basis. If you have a new iPhone or iTouch just waiting to be filled up, or you feel like you may be missing some essentials in your collection, this is the list for you.

Unhappy people watch TV...

A new study by sociologists at the University of Maryland concludes that unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as very happy spend more time reading and socializing. The study appears in the December issue of the journal Social Indicators Research.

Analyzing 30-years worth of national data from time-use studies and a continuing series of social attitude surveys, the Maryland researchers report that spending time watching television may contribute to viewers' happiness in the moment, with less positive effects in the long run.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Exploring SIlver City

A few weeks ago Deb and I headed south to Silver City, Idaho. Silver City was founded in 1864 and is really like stepping into a time machine.

It is a long and twisty road up to the 6200 foot elevation where the ghost town is located.

The vistas on the way up are fantastic.

Welcome to Silver City. The white building in the center was the Idaho Standard School for Silver City.

The Idaho Hotel built in 1866.

Oven, stove and heater.

Still open and serving lunch today!

Pioneer Cemetery.



Time for lunch in the Idaho Hotel.

Some interesting facts.

Silver City, Idaho 1892

Silver City, Idaho 2008