Thursday, June 15, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome

Why don't perpetual motion machines ever work?

History’s deadliest colors

Why do people join cults?

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”

It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers embed in printed documents coded patterns that contain the printer’s serial number, and the date and time the documents were printed. The patterns are made up of dots, less than a millimeter in diameter and a shade of yellow that, when placed on a white background, cannot be detected by the naked eye.

Aug 30-Sept 3, 2017 The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic! Are You Ready?



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Aug 31-Sept 5, 2017 Nugget Rib Cook-Off! Are You Ready?


The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is America’s biggest and best free-entry barbecue festival!

Come out and enjoy the country’s best grilling competition, located at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, just outside of Reno. Two dozen of the world’s top barbecue competitors serve up more than 240,000 pounds of ribs for hundreds of thousands of hungry event-goers on Victorian Square.

Admission, parking, shuttles and entertainment are always free!

Dates: Wednesday, August 30 – Monday, September 4, 2017

Event Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rib Village Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Event Location: Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada on Victorian Avenue between 14th Street and Pyramid Way.

Free Parking: Parking near the event is extremely limited and fills quickly. We recommend taking advantage of the free shuttle service!

Where to stay: Stay in the heart of the action at the Nugget Casino Resort, located on Victorian Square.

What to eat: Check out the list of Rib Cookers and find your favorites.

October 14 and 15, 2017 Gowen Thunder! Are You Ready?


Wings of Blue Jump Team
Warhawk Air Museum- P-40/P-51 "Boise Bee"
Ace Maker- Greg "Wired" Colyer- Warbird Demo
Royal Canadian Snowbirds
Brad Wursten- Aerobatic Demonstration
Dan Buchanan- Variety Hang Glider Act
Combined Arms Demo
A-10 Heritage Flight with A-1 Skyraider
Round Round Warbird Flight
Mark Peterson- P-51 "Hell-er bust"
USAF Thunderbirds

August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse! Are You Ready?


We will be in Weiser, Idaho!




Bacon Wrapped (Some Include Cheese) Tri-Tip Bites





Use a coarse seasoning so you don't overpower the bacon flavor.


That's string cheese on the left.




About an hour on indirect heat.  Bacon is starting to crisp up.  I might have done a minute or two under the broiler to make sure the bacon had a little crunch.

Saturday, June 10, 2017