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


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.


Strange Christmas Customs

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008


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