Friday, January 27, 2012

Overheard in Pantry

This morning while in the pantry I overheard the news story about the homicide rate in N.O. and the ability or lack there of for the police to handle the local everyday issues and the influx of people for Mardi Gras. misbeHaven was just walking down the hall getting ready to leave for the day.

misbeHaven: Did he just say Mardi Gras will be held on Tuesday this year?

Me: I am pretty sure he did.

misbeHaven: But it's on Tuesday Every year.

Me: Well, factually there is nothing wrong with his statement. It will be on Tuesday this year.

misbeHaven: ..........!?!?!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Is it just me?

Constantly, when rain has come through our area it misses our ranch and pours just down the road from us. Kinda like it is doing right now. Getting 20MPH winds with 37MPH gusts but no rain while the surrounding area is pelted.
You see that big white hole? We're pretty much centered in it.

UPDATE: Average windspeed 26MPH, latest gust 40MPH!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gunowner cars being "Tagged"

My uncles brothers cousins nephews sisters best friends next door neighbor was there. NO REALLY it has to be true!

There are wild stories floating all through the intratubes and by e-mails about cars being tagged at local gun shops and shooting ranges and national competitions where criminals then follow the car and break into it at another time to steal their guns. The worst of which is a story at a shotgun nationals match in San Antonio Texas about peoples tires being tagged with little red dots. Problem is, it is all bunk! THe marks people are pointing to are used by manufacturers to indicate thick beads on the tires and are there from the day the tires are released into the wilds. The story goes on to say it must be true because even teh local PD came out and talked to the folks at the match about it. Problem is that it never happened.

Follow the link above for the true dope on it. I have received the story in three different forms from 8 different people so far. The latest being form a Denver gun store and a comment from a Gunsite instructor making it true. Well, it isn't.

Please, let's stop this before it get's more out of hand than it already is.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NASA Image of the Day

Great photo of where I work. This is one of the many projects we do with NASA. Fortunately it is public domain so we can talk about it. Most of the stuff we do and especially the really cool stuff is not allowed outside the building so we can't share. It's fun when something comes up that we can share.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Canton PD AssHat firing

Remember the Canton PD officer (and I use the term officer in only that he was wearing a uniform) that threatened a CHL and harassed the guy as well as the other two people during a traffic stop? He has finally been fired. It is about time. Now they just need to file multiple charges of assault and abuse under color of law charges and things will be right with the world.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Metric Conundrum

So riddle me this, Metric tool sets come with 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch drive sockets. WHY? I thought metric was all cool and shit. And don't embarrass yourself saying it is for the American market. I used to work for a German company working on European equipment with tool kits built and bought in Europe for the European market.

Just curious.