Thursday, March 26, 2009

sleeping in

I believe that Fidel's blog/column english translator sleeps in.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I noticed the front sight on my 1911 was loose today, I tried to stake it but mostly failed. I ut a drop of superglue on it. It won't come out, but if it gets loose again I will re-attempt the staking process.

People keep talking about how the nature of warfare has changed. I am not so sure on that, I think it might be that our perception of warfare needs to incorporate some elements of pre-westphalian models.

The rain predicted has not come yet, it was a fairly rain free day so far.

Kerr and I came to the same conclusion today, "Just Code".

Living by a beach near a major metropolian area is going to be expensive.

Everyone should do a March 31st day scan of their computers for any of the viruses coming about April 1st. Who knows though, maybe the viruses won't actually do anything, they just wanted to see the responce (great April 1st day joke on the world?)

I saw an ad for a vacation to Mexico on yahoo today. Who wants to go to Mexico right now? (no one!)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring break 2009

It is officially spring break, it seems.

I have been carrying on as normal, lots of stuff to do for school. I started some non-graded hw that was pushed into the future by things with deadlines. When I sent an email to my prof about a question I got this as a response:

You should try to have some fun during the spring break!
ha! true dat!

I have been having fun, just not taking time off of school, so that I can be free for packed weekends which are coming up.

in other news, the oil change went through without any problems. I put some waste oil on the exhaust pipe to deter rust... I don't know that that was a good idea. But people seem to use it to lubricate guns, sooo.. eh?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Allergy Season

Allergy Season is upon us.

Quick, stockpile your federally controlled substances! (Pseudoephedrine)

The thing I hate the most, is being tired.

I think I am going to raid the rainy day fund and start the process for allergy shots. The big problem is continuity of shots, with moving and etc.

Hmmm, I wonder if I should ponder out loud other elective medical procedures that I am interested in. I suppose my future information aware insurance company would decline me because I want allergy shots and ***** (procedure redacted).


The Navy is using Super Tucanos... just as predicted.

Personally, we need the high end (F-22), a bomb truck (modified 737(due to low operating cost) that has as many JDAMs or SDBs as can fit), and something in the class of the Super Tucano. (well, ok, and stuff like tankers and cargo carriers, well, and something like c-130's, and etc)

As far as the "small wars" type stuff, I don't know that you can beat something like a Super Tucano.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Doors and access

So the place I live at decided to re-enable the gates in an attempt to reduce crime (i think).

Since I drive a scooter, I have three options to get in.

1) Wait in a line and let the gate close between every car and finally buzz myself in.
2) Go off to the side and slip by another car that has buzzed themselves in
3) go "off road" a bit and go in through the non-gated walk-way.

I lean toward 2, but think 3 is roughly equivalent.

Since I have access, I don't think that "signing in" is necessary (thats how I view the gate open procedure as every resident has their own key) (the other people that use that road have garage opener thing and not a smart card that is keyed to them)

So, would you wait in line? or just bypass it?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

towers of nano assemblers

I'm more and more convinced that to get a lot of that nano stuff to work, we need to be making towers of nano assemblers like you would make a tower of meta-circular interpeters.

The bug is in the bootstraping.

But I suppose we do it the hard way, by hand, as we did with meta-circular interpeters... then we can just keep on a building.

worked for some amino acids, why not other nano scale stuff?

The kicker is that we would be just part of the tower of nano assemblers!

Monday, March 09, 2009


I have been neglectful.

I am sorry.

I keep writing blog posts, but the only time I have is in the shower. And I don't have a water proof computer.

I'll put something up about doors and keys in the soon future. [sic]

Side note, Birmingham is very sad to visit. It is almost completely empty.