Saturday, May 22, 2004

Time Running Out to get a FREE Palm Tungsten T3

If you have 10K lying around in some account somewhere and can move it into an Ameritrade account before the end of May, you can snap yourself up a free Palm Tungsten T3 (packs a brilliant 320x480 screen, a 400mhz Intel XScale processor and 64MB of RAM - shown here in landscape mode in slide-out mode) . You snooze, you lose! Go to this site for the offer. Good for listening to audio books, showing your friends your pics, listening to mp3's, surfing the Net with a bluetooth enabled phone (and hopefully soon a wi-fi card), using as a voice recorder, reading E-Books, and using thousands of Palm Programs that are available for download (check out PalmGear or Freeware Palm)

Quote of the Day
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. (Leave your Tungsten T3 behind for this moment of serenity. :)
John Muir

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Bloggerman on the shores of Lake Michigan - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.(click on picture for larger view) Giving a new tool from the program "Hello" a whirl. Hello is a very neat chat program for sharing photos and it now allows me to upload and post pics easily to my blog. Pretty cool. (Since Hello is partnering with Google and Google owns Blogger, Hello is offering all Blogger members free image hosting. I like that! Easy to post a pic - Hello will resize the pic automatically, write the html and post it to one's blog).

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Gambian Giant Pouched Rats to the Rescue!

Say what? What the hell is a Gambian Giant Pouched Rat, you say? Well, when you least expect it (sounds like Allen Funt, doesn't it?) they may well save your ass some day! Give that guy a banana! Read on dear Reader!

Easy on those cicadas now - they may be tasty, but ya gotta know your limits!

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Smarty Jones Dominates!

If you missed Smarty Jone in the Derby and missed his great rush to the finish in the Preakness (he won by an amazing 11 1/2 lengths after coming off the final turn, neck and neck) , then in 3 weeks (June 5th) you get one more chance to see him in the Belmont Stakes and this time see him run for the Triple Crown. I sure wouldn't bet against him. Coming into the Derby, he had won 6 in a row. He won the Derby and a 5 million dollar bonus for being undefeated and winning and if he wins the Triple Crown at Belmont, he'll pick up another 5 million dollar bonus and be the richest horse of all time. Nobody has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed, way back in 1978. Smarty Jones would be the first undefeated to win the Triple Crown since Seattle Slew in 1977.

He's lucky to be even racing. "As a 2-year-old, during a schooling session at the starting gate at Philadelphia Park in July in preparation for his first career start, Smarty Jones reared up and slammed his head on an unpadded iron bar, fracturing his skull and shattering his orbital (eye socket) bones. Trainer John Servis said at the time, "Oh my God, this horse just killed himself." The accident nearly caused him to lose his left eye." For more about Smarty Jones, check out this page.

Graduation Day!

The Art "Brains" of the Sr. Class - (left to right) Janet (my wife) (Magna Cum Laude) and friends Christine (Summa Cum Laude) and Brenda (Magna Cum Laude) celebrate Graduation Day at Emory and Henry College. Janet ended up with a 3.86/4.0 where Summa Cum Laude requires 3.9 - you woulda thought they could have rounded it up! Not bad though for someone who gets to celebrate their 50th birthday next February (now how many would guess that is a 49 yr old graduate? - Not many, I suspect - she is the Dick Clark of the female world. LOL ) But I gotta brag and say that Janet stole the show with her Sr. Art Show representing a lost civilization off the coast of Africa - visitors to the gallery were actually fooled into thinking it was truly was a lost civilization and thought the artifacts were real (Janet created them).

Janet is now going to take a break after 3 years of staying up till midnight each night cracking the books, 7 days a week. Will explore what she wants to do in the world of Art and I have no doubt will accomplish whatever she chooses to do. She might not strike it rich, but she will enrich her soul, something the ol' greenback fails rather miserably at doing.

Here are a couple of free programs I stumbled across the other day that are quite useful. Folder Box and an automatic Zip program for attachments sent via Outlook Express. The Folder Box is particularly useful for moving files amongst different drives on one's computer. You might find some of the other programs on that page useful as well.

Quote of the Day
Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.
Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930 - )
Polish sculptor and graphic artist.