Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Aw Geez

On the way to work this evening there was a guy with a "9-11 was an inside job" bumper sticker. Man this pisses me off.

Hefty Hefty! Wimpy Wimpy!

I don't know what the deal is, but twice in the past few weeks my garbage bag has come apart when I lifted it. Bad batch maybe?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. Make him stronger, faster.

My computer is dead. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him stronger, faster, better.

  • AMD 5850 Radeon GPU

  • Cooler Master ATCS 840

  • Windows 7 Home Premium

  • Intel Core i7-860 2.8Ghz CPU

  • Asus P7P55D-E PRO MoBo

  • Antec Earthwatts 650W

  • 4 GB Patriot DDR3 RAM

  • 64 GB Patriot Torqx SSD

Salvaged from the Mark One:

  • WD 500GB HDD


  • Creative Xi-fi sound card...maybe

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cool shore defense video

Many moons ago I lived on the Presidio of San Francisco as a teenager. It used to be an army base, and at the time it was transitioning to a National Park, but military personnel still lived on it. By the way if you want to live in the house that I did, it's yours for the low low price of $7500 a month in rent, plus utilities, car permit, pet fee, etc. Rare is the city that is more costly to live in than Fairfax, but San Francisco manages to pull it off.

Anywho, the Presidio(and Marin Headlands) is riddled with shore defense batteries. The best preserved is Battery Chamberlain along Baker Beach. Farther South you have Battery Davis which once housed a 16in Casemate gun(extremely similar to the main battery of late model USN battleships).

Ten will get you twenty most folks in San Francisco have never visited these sites. If I go back, I'll probably take pictures.

Anywho, I saw this video of a Taiwanese shore defense gun, which made me think of my time living on the Presidio.