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February 12, 2009 by stubbyfinger
I've been holding back on buying a new monitor for years now. Probable because I paid almost a thousand for my 21" CRT from Viewsonic a decade ago I guess I just felt too much lingering buyers remorse to discard it. It's still a fairly decent monitor but CRT's are notoriously bad for the eye's and after a decade I was starting to notice some computer vision syndrome as my eyes would burn and water after a few hours. Also it's really hard to spend money on stuff you know is going to be twice...
December 26, 2008 by stubbyfinger
The invasion of the buzzards in south Florida is in full swing. My girlfriend and I took a drive out to the Everglades today and even amongst all that beauty they somehow they managed to steal the show. They're like some prehistoric undertakers surveying for souls, bringing with them a reminder that the business of death is alive and well. It's odd how such an ugly creature with such macabre intentions can possess such a surre...
July 20, 2008 by stubbyfinger
I’ve been trying to justify buying one of these high power laser pointers. I’ve hovered over the checkout button several times now unable to pull the trigger. Truth is I go through this struggle with my inner child often. I have a wide range of interest so there’s an endless list of toys that I could make full use of. I’m a capably person and I quickly outgrow less capable toys when exploring my interest so if I decide to go down a road I know it’s going to hurt financially. I need to be very pi...
June 15, 2008 by stubbyfinger
The WWT beta arrived last month in case you missed it. I've been playing with it a little and while geared for younger minds it is still very informative and offers a unique perspective not possible through any other medium.

The beta seem to work find and content is growing quickly, especially the guided tours. Kudos to Microsoft they did a wonderful job. 
March 27, 2008 by stubbyfinger
Modern generation 4 pebble bed reactors produce almost no waste, and the waste they do produce is incased in graphite witch doesn't break down even in seawater for a million years. Witch is longer than the activity of plutonium.

It is virtually impossible for a Pebble bed modular reactors, or PBMR to have a meltdown or leak enough radiation to require any onsite cleanup, even if there was a catastrophic failure and nothing was done, they would shut down on their own without the need for bac...
October 8, 2007 by stubbyfinger
My girlfriend and I set out Saturday mourning to spend the weekend at a campground in the middle keys. On the way down we stopped at the dolphin institute in Key Largo and played with them for a few hours. Amazing creature dolphins, they accept you into their world with complete trust and genuine interest. I use to live right down the canal from the institute and could swim there and play with them anytime I wanted to. I miss interacting with them very much; I feel they enriched my life in ways ...
July 20, 2007 by stubbyfinger
I had a really nice fishing weekend that I thought I would share. Once or twice a year I go over to my childhood friends place in Fort Myers, Florida, for a three-day fishing weekend. We have been fishing together for almost 40 years and we always do well but the fishing last weekend was really exceptional.

We left out of Punta Gorda Friday and headed strait out 30 miles into the Gulf of Mexico to our secret spots, and fish about 20 hrs strait. My friend has commercial fishing license so we ...