Archive for October, 2012

Theme update

Posted October 30, 2012 By Ruth

So I ran the theme update this morning, its been pending for a couple days but I prefer to do it when I have at least a little time to play with it.  It mostly went smoothly, except now the menu headers in the side columns are funky.  Sorry about that.  Looks like I have a project for the next few days….

 

Edited: And that ended up being an easy fix.  Cool!

Sandy

Posted October 30, 2012 By Ruth

By the time it hit us it really wasn’t all that bad.  Bad winter storm bad, but not storm of the year bad.  We didn’t loose power, though some of the surrounding areas have, mostly due to falling trees and branches.  The extent of our damage so far: having to go out and re-tarp the firewood as all but one tarp was half loose and fluttering away in the gusting wind.  At least none of them blew away….

The pictures coming from the coast are more than a little scary, and I was, again, impressed by the stupidity of human kind (what parent allows teenage girls to wander flooded dark streets at 11pm??), and thats without including the guy who went swimming at 10pm in the floodwaters, I never did hear if they found his body or not.

Links

Posted October 28, 2012 By Ruth

Any excuse

Copyright case threatens Ebay and flea markets.

Child not allowed in school while parent deployed.

Zero tolerance strikes again.

Weather

Posted October 27, 2012 By Ruth

The green dot is the current prediction for 2pm on Oct 31st.

 

 

Bleh.  We’re pretty much good to go.  Wish we’d been able to put in battery backups on the solar system, or pick up a generator, just in case, but otherwise we’re set.  Don’t even need ice (the frozen raw dog food will work just fine).

Blogroll update and book suggestion

Posted October 26, 2012 By Ruth

Blogroll has been updated with a couple of additions I probly should have added a while back and didn’t.

 

I also added to my blogroll a link to Ilona Andrews online story Clean Sweep, which they are adding to a piece a week.

Links

Posted October 25, 2012 By Ruth

Soo…..I gripe about not being able to find links, and I have links!  Such is life.

 

N Korean Minister executed via mortar round.

The robber put a gun to his head, so he shot the robber.  Now the robber is sueing him.

Wait, you mean minors get constitutional rights too??

If you can afford the car, you’d better be able to afford the insurance!

Is your Halloween candy union approved?

Have you seen this van?

Video games to combat pain.

American Family Insurance wants to go out of business.

My size is none of your business!”

The birds out my window

Posted October 25, 2012 By Ruth

Chickadee’s are really pretty close up

Rather than one specifically for the Ford Edge.  I don’t care.  You just made sure I have no interest AT ALL in buying one of your cars…..

 

I can’t find a copy of the ad online so as to share the annoyance with you all, I’ll post it as soon as I find it.

Note to self: NEVER EVER BUY A FORD EDGE

Posted October 23, 2012 By Ruth

Somehow I don’t think thats the reaction they expected from that commercial, but I do have to admit that it caught my attention!

Links

Posted October 23, 2012 By Ruth

And this is why I don’t have a Kindle, and have no intention buying ebooks via Amazon or Apple or….

Wedding bands for geeks.

Really cool pictures of really tiny things.

Guess its not just the TSA huh?

Bundrage realized he didn’t have the $20,000 he had demanded and he returned to the bank

Next week: scientists convicted of costing governments to much money due to pessimistic forecasts.