Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

World's. Largest. Hot Wheels track. (You know you always wanted to do this)

Go Ahead... Break An Apple

How to Estimate How Much Money’s in Your Change Jar (Without Counting)

Fly or Drive Calculator

These days - the answer to this question may not be as straightforward as it once was! To help you figure out the most cost and time effective way to travel, we've created a calculator that looks at many factors including: your vehicle type, number of overnight stays, mileage, transportation costs, checked bag fees and more. Then it calculates the total cost and the total travel time for both driving and flying.

Search the Web with Your Voice by Long-Pressing Android’s Search Button

Weber’s On the Grill™ for iPad

Built from the ground up with iPad users in mind, Weber’s On the Grill™ for iPad features 250 classic Weber recipes plus 40 recipes for rubs, marinades, and sauces that are sure to get you fired up. You can tag your favorite recipes, create and share a master grocery list, and even email your favorite recipes to friends. What’s

Top 10 Simple Privacy Tricks Everyone Should Use

Protecting your privacy on the internet these days seems like a hefty undertaking, but there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy with just the click of a button. Here are some great super-simple tricks.

With Ice, Size Matters

Trying to up your cocktail game? If you're no longer looking for a new rhum Agricole or some artisanal bitters to set your shelves apart, maybe it's time to turn an eye to your freezer. The difference between a good drink and a great drink isn't just about the booze—it's about the ice.

Stinky feet could pave the way for better ways to stop mosquitoes

I have a friend who ALWAYS gets chewed up by Mosquitoes. Turns out they just have smelly feet!

Plan your next trip with the new flight schedule feature with Google

As summer approaches, you might be thinking about taking a vacation. One of the first things you might do is go online and start looking for flights. In fact, finding flights is one of the most popular online activities, so to make it a little easier to find results for your travel-related searches, you can now see a quick summary of flight information right on the results page.

What's That In The Field Across The Road? MINT!

Tomorrow The Tile Goes Down

Flashing went in today.

If we're lucky we could have the windows installed tomorrow too.

New Lights For The Master Bath

You can't see it from this photo but this resin fixture is falling apart.

The replacement.

For Those Who Like 'Snacks'

Girl has more than 30 ants in her ears
(China Daily)

A 16-year-old girl in Taiwan had more than 30 ants in her ears because of her fancy for snacks.
Recently her ears started itching and when her family members said they had seen ants climbing out of her ears she rushed to see a doctor.
The doctor found that there were about six ants in the girl's left ear, and more than 20 in her right ear.
Fortunately the ants had not caused any harm to the girl's eardrum.
The girl said she always likes eating snacks and clearing her ears when lying in bed.

Readers of the Pack: American Best-Selling

IN MAKING THE LIST, his 2001 book about best sellers, former Simon & Schuster editor in chief Michael Korda recalls that the publishing house once commissioned a study of which books made the most money. After a detailed presentation, the consultant said to the editors, "Do you guys realize how much money the company would make if you only published best sellers?" He might as well have told them that they'd do better playing the lottery if they picked the right numbers. Trends come and go, but the best seller remains essentially serendipitous. An editor can be no more certain of finding the next one than a writer can be assured of writing it. "As a rule of thumb," writes John Sutherland, an English scholar who has studied the phenomenon, "what defines the bestseller is bestselling. Nothing else."

El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya

We were hovering now over the heart of the ancient city of El Mirador, once home to an estimated 200,000 people and the capital of a complex society of interconnected cities and settlements that may have supported upwards of a million people. The last thing you would ever guess from a casual aerial overview was that virtually every topographical contour in the primordial forest was created not by geological and environmental forces but by the vanished inhabitants of one of the world’s foundational civilizations.

Paris From Below

There is an entirely new way to see the City of Light—in the dark. The chic and the daring are going underground to visit some of the best restaurants, jazz clubs, museums and secret tunnels

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Gift To You This Weekend

We Visit Glenns Ferry In Idaho

This is the ferry part of Glenns Ferry.  This was used to shuttle wagons across the Snake River as they plied the Oregon Trail.
The Oregon Trail

Rick & Deb Climb The Bruneau Dunes

Deb showing off for Brian.

Trust me, it was steep and long!

The tallest sand dune rises 470 feet above small lakes in the high desert south of Mountain Home. The state park includes desert, dune, prairie, lake and marsh habitat with opportunities to observe nocturnal species.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Extensive Notes Is a Ridiculously Full Featured Note-Taking App for Android

Extensive Notes is not your average note-taking app. Just as its name hints, it does a bit more than its peers, and in this case that means a list of features 67 bullet-points long. Not only does it take notes, but it takes notes in text, audio, video, QR codes, photos and drawings. Some even better features include creating to-do lists, adding events to Google Calendar, geotagging notes, sharing notes, and adding documents or other files as attachments to notes. That's only some of the things Extensive Notes can do, and the free version of the app can do all of it. The "Pro" version, priced at $1.99, adds customization and settings features.

QuickPic is a Fast, Free Gallery Replacement for Android

If you're looking for a fast and feature-rich alternative to the default Android gallery, QuickPic can get the job done. The app allows you to browse and edit images quickly, and even perform batch operations against multiple photos on your SD card.

Soluto: Anti-Frustration Software

Frustrated by your sluggish and unresponsive PC? 
Soluto is bringing an end to PC user frustrationwith transparency, killer technology, and your help. 

The 6 Most Badass Airline Pilots To Ever Stare Down Death

Admit it: At one time or another, you've thought, Man, being an airline pilot seems like a pretty easy job. And even they'll tell you that airliners pretty much fly themselves. For most of the trip, the pilot is there to make sure nothing goes wrong.

But sometimes, things do go wrong. Way wrong. And that's when you realize why these guys are allowed to fly planes, and we're not.

I'm Asking... What The HELL Is That?

View From Above


Where Do Horror Movie Sounds Come From?

Dog Seems To Be Surprised By All Of This!

This video involves a dog getting run over by a deer. The dog gets tumbled and looks a bit shaken in the end but unhurt. You have been warned.

Why Lord... WHY?

...Unseasonably cold and wet storm for the holiday weekend...

Another late spring storm is developing over the area. This storm is expected to last through monday morning with main impacts being unseasonably cold...wet and sometimes snowy conditions.

Daytime temperatures for Saturday and Sunday will be in the 40s in the mountains and 50s in the valleys and highlands. Overnight lows will drop to the 20s and 30s in the mountains and mid 30s to mid 40s in the valleys and highlands. High temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal for these dates.

Moderate to heavy rain and snow is forecast with this storm. The heaviest precipitation will begin over southern areas of the region then work north into the central mountains tonight and Sunday. Wrap around moisture from the large low center will combine with falling snow levels to produce wet snow accumulations over the highlands of Oregon and Idaho tonight and Sunday. 2 to 4 inches is possible in these areas with significant snowfall in the mountains. Rainfall totals could also be heavy with up to one inch of rain in parts of southern Idaho and southeast Oregon. Around a half inch of rain is expected in the populated Snake River valley by the time the storm ends.

In addition to the wet conditions...blustery west to northwest winds will develop on Sunday as the storm slowly departs. Speeds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are likely from Boise and mountain home westward through Oregon.

Slightly warmer and drier conditions will develop on Memorial Day especially by afternoon. A more significant warm up is forecast for mid-week with temperatures returning to normal or even slightly above normal.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In Between The Rain Storms...

Painted a sealant onto the sub-floor.
What's that you ask?  The framework for 3 giant windows!  The plan here is to block the wind that is always cutting across the deck.  We'll still have a great view without all of the wind.
This sheeting is the beginning of a new tile flooring system.  The plan here is to make sure we NEVER have to do this again.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Is Planking?

Planking is blowing up the news these day. Old people would say it's another instance of why the youth is screwed. Kids would fire back that it's the most fun you can have being still. Who's right? And just what the hell is planking?

Watch 51 Airplanes Take Off In Just Two Minutes

Landslide CN Rural Subdivision Roadbed Failure

Oh Yeah, You'll Get All Watery-Eyed Too!

125,000 Dominoes

The Largest Domino Pyramid... Almost

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fascinating!!! The Salton Sea

Way Too Close!


The Door to Hell

Darvaza, Turkmenistan - While drilling in 1971, geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 70 metres.

To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to be burned off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas still burns 40 years later. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Northwest power surplus may halt wind energy

The manager of most of the electricity in the Pacific Northwest is running such a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams that it put wind farms on notice Friday that they may be shut down as early as this weekend.

Hipmunk: The New Way To Search For Flights!

Gratuitous Bacon Shot!

16 Tips For The Perfect Burger

Backyard burgers. What could be more American? What could be a bigger crowd pleaser? What could be easier?

While we don't need convincing that a juicy cheeseburger would instantly have them belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the streets of Paris, we do have a beef with anyone who thinks crafting a classic burger is as easy as slapping down ground meat on a grill.

We've had too many dried-out discs of near-jerky to think that. Luckily, Jeff Weinstein, founder and owner of The Counter burger restaurants is here to save us from ever again eating a hockey puck at a summer barbecue. Read on for his top tips for making perfect burgers.

Beware of Online "filter bubbles" (A Must See)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Yes, I Am Waiting!

The Truth About Sitting Down

Sitting Kills Infographic
Via: Medical Billing and Coding

I'm Just Guessing, This Might Take Awhile!

Netflix For Android

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Starting To Look Much Better!

Could Cellphones Be Killing Off the Honeybees?

Just Released: The Revised, 2011 Edition of "How to Understand Women."

Nuke It!

Here Come The Storms

Major weather change coming...

Southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho will have one last warm day today before a cold front brings drastic cooling Sunday.

Well ahead of the front... showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms will be strongest in the west central Idaho mountains but all areas are vulnerable. Strongest storms will produce heavy rain... wind gusts to 50 mph... and small hail.

The cold front will arrive around midnight in eastern Oregon and before sunrise in southwest Idaho. Frontal passage will be marked by a windshift from southeast to west along with more showers and thunderstorms.

Behind the cold front is much colder and blustery weather. Sunday will be showery with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High temperatures Sunday will be only in the 50s to lower 60s in the valleys and 50 to 55 in the mountains. Compare that with highs today in the 70s to lower 80s in the valleys and 60s to mid 70s in the mountains. The colder temperatures Sunday along with west winds 20 to 30 mph will make it feel like early April again.

Temperatures are expected to stay below normal until next Thursday.

Friday Afternoon

Removed the rotten wood and dried out the insides.

Next step will be to put new sheeting down.