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Fossil Rim Safari Drive

12 October, 2009 (12:39) | Blog, Pictures | By: ender

After a whopping 2 hours sleep [for me], Kiera and I got up and joined her class for a trip to Fossil Rim, in Glen Rose, TX. In spite of being horribly tired, we had a good time. Here are some pictures from the trip.

Kiera’s favorite was the Cheetahs, which unfortunately I don’t have any good pictures of. But I did have a Giraffe eat out of my hand. It scared Kiera and she jumped in the back and hid in the floorboard. :)

You’ll notice several pictures of two animals fighting at the end of the gallery. These guys were going at it for at least 5 minutes. Sadly I didn’t have a video camera, but I think I got some good shots out of them.

Trio Loco – They were rockin’ Grapefest 2009

22 September, 2009 (22:27) | Music, Pictures | By: ender

Adrena and her band, Trio Loco were rockin’ Grapefest this weekend.  Because they were the last band to play on a side-stage on the last day of Grapefest, we expected a pretty low, mellow turnout. Though it doesn’t show up in the pictures, the gig went from pretty much ZERO audience watching the previous act, to a bunch of people watching Trio Loco. And they weren’t just sitting there, but dancing, and whooping and hollering and applauding every song!

So don’t miss them when they play Oktoberfest in Southlake on October 10th!!!

Why Luke Skywalker is White Trash

14 September, 2009 (16:37) | Blog, Humor | By: ender

This is an extension of the Top 10 White Trash Heroes of Cinema from Spike.com. It’s a funny list, and the #1 choice I think is quite accurate.

In addition to the reasons listed on the Spike page, the fine folks at the related Fark page have come up with some great clues that point to Luke really being white trash…

  • He lives on a patch of dirt in the middle of nowhere
  • He has lots of beat-up vehicles in his front yard
  • He’s a greasemonkey
  • He makes out with his sister
  • He lives with his Aunt and Uncle, ‘cuz his dad killed his mom
  • Enjoys shooting [womp]rats for entertainment
  • Thinks joining the armed services is the only way off the family farm
  • He sells his car to buy a ticket out of town
  • His best friend is a wanted felon ( who hooks up with his sister – after they busted her out of prison )
  • He joins a nutty religious group
  • He almost kills his dad during an argument
  • His dad kills his boss in a workplace dispute
  • He was friends with a hermit that lived out in the sticks
  • Took advice from another hermit that lived in a swamp because he was hiding from the government

Ok, that’s the funniest of the reasons listed on Spike and Fark. If anyone has more good ones, I’ll add them!

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2 September, 2009 (22:42) | Blog, Music | By: ender

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Math is easy!

28 August, 2009 (12:18) | Blog, Humor | By: ender

Now that I’ve started my Intermediate Algebra class,  [hey gimme a break, I haven’t done algebra in 18 years!], I came across this and found it worth posting.

Math is easy!

Math is easy!

Welcome your manipulative robotic overlords!

24 August, 2009 (10:17) | Blog | By: ender

It looks like skynet is almost ready to takeover the world. Scientists in Japan have made some pretty impressive breakthroughs in high-speed robotic hand manipulation!

The video below shows the hand spinning a pen, bouncing a ping-pong ball, tying knots, moving a grain of rice with tweezers, and tossing up a cell phone and catching it!

You can check out their website for more information.


21 August, 2009 (10:18) | Blog | By: ender

I know that 99.9999% of the people who will ever read this site don’t care, but for the one guy who does, www.fearthepenguin.net is now ipv6 enabled! Hopefully I’ll soon figure out how to have the webserver tell you if you are using ipv4 or ipv6 when you connect. Until then, you’ll have to take my word for it. :)

My Choice in Open Source Windows Software

11 August, 2009 (22:36) | Applications, Blog, Operating Systems, Reviews, Windows | By: ender

Open Source Windows Software

There are plenty of “What’s the best open source Windows software for …. ?” on the ‘net but since I’m often asked what I personally use, here’s a list along with my reasons for choosing that option:

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10 August, 2009 (11:04) | Blog | By: ender

Here ladies and gentlemen is the worlds worst dice-rolling program in Python… Ok, maybe it isn’t the worst. But it’s one of my first complete Python programs [or programs of any language] so I’m sure there are lots of ways to improve it. This is a CLI program that will ask you how many dice to roll, and how many sides, then it will print out the results. There are currently no limits set on the number of rolls or sides.

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Sunset Storm

13 July, 2009 (13:19) | Blog, Personal, Pictures | By: ender

There was a fairly decent storm going by just to the south of me, and to the west was a nice sunset shining out of another, smaller storm. I got some great color out of these, while to the south it was grey and foreboding…