Monday, August 28, 2006

Abstract


Still Ware
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
For those that don't know or have yet to figure it out, I take a lot of photographs. I also happen to take quite a few photos of inanimate objects. And lots of those aren't statues, monuments, special or cool buildings, but things like this set of dinnerware.

Because of said pictures, a couple folks I know have classified my general body of work, as published on Flickr, as "abstract." I'm not sure how to take that.

Is being abstract a compliment? Or is it some secret code for saying the pictures have no life. Are my photographs perhaps difficult to grasp in some way? Hard to get one's head around?

So in that light, I've taken a quick look back through my stream, and pondering if some of my stuff is too abstract. Wondering if people can only relate to pictures of other people, and have a hard time liking a picture of food, or of a pinwheel, or something so mundane as window in the ceiling.

What will I do with this new viewpoint to consider? Will it influence my picture taking in the long term? In the short? Or not at all.

Check now and check back later and see for yourself; that's what I'll be doing.

Your photo-asbtractist,
Tojo

Shaman


Shaman
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Is it enough to just be religious? What does that mean exactly? Has religious come to be synonymous with Christian? Or is it synonymous for someone that worships god?

Are you religious? Are your neighbors? Your coworkers? Your fellow worshipers?

Wikipedia provides for religious to be practicing any religion.
Dictionary.com shows as defintion of :of, pertaining to, or concerned with religion.

So think hard about this today if you can. Are you religious or do you actually believe and practice your religion?

Are you a Christian or do you just do the religious rituals?

Your thoughtful blogger,
Tojosan

Google for Business..Good Fit?

Reuters Article: Google expands into business software market

Google Inc. is expanding into the business software market. They are doing this through an offering of web based programs. These apps include e-mail, scheduling, and web publishing tools.

Other big corps, such as IBM, Oracle, and SAP, are also moving to make similar offerings. But what is the real cost? Google is offering these applications free to small businesses, universities, and other nonprofits. Their advancded version however will cost.

But initial software investment aside, is there a hidden cost? Are there some potential downsides?

I see a few potential issues:
1) Lack of control over virus/worm tools for email, scheduling and instant messaging tools. How much of a guarantee will or does Google make for the safety of tools provided entirely online? Microsoft is already swimming upstream with software that runs scripting software from the net and connects behind the scenes to the internet.

2) What about storage costs? Is Google going to offer unlimited or very cheap storage of documents, email and calendars? What about the logs Google may or may not keep regarding instant messenger transcripts.

3) Then what about lag and inaccessability. An application that exists only online is useless if you are suddenly without internet access. Will Google begin offering offline versions via Java/Ajax/Javascript applications at some extra cost?

The same could be said of those other big vendors making similar offerings. And for a final thought, is this just another example of the cycle between centralized and distributed computer and application use.

What do you think? Do you have some inside user scoop? Work for Google perhaps?

And I can't help myself....what's to keep Wal-mart from underpricing Google. You know they'll do it if it can be done. Ha.

Your Googling Fool Blogger,
Tojosan

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Beliefs

Do you know what you 'believe'? What faith are you? Do you claim to be Christian, Muslim, Buddhist?
If you do have faith in God, is it one god, many gods, or some nameless entity? Do you worship nature or perhaps trees?

Our church, a Christian one, is beginning an ongoing study of historic foundational Christian beliefs. One of the objectives is to make it clear what it is we profess to believe, and provide a solid foundation for growth and learning.

A great benefit will be transparency in what we believe. That means someone coming to visit doesn't have to come for a year suddenly to discover that we don't worship Elvis as the supreme being. Folks can learn right away if their personal beliefs line up with where our church is at. If they aren't a match, and the person isn't interested in learning more, they can learn early and move on to a church that's a better fit, or decide to hang out and learn more.

Since the study is focused on basic and core beliefs, it shouldn't be beyond even folks new to the Christian faith. The core things will also only serve to strengthen and reinforce learning already done for people who have been Christians for some time.

Enough about our new ministry...where is your churh at with a similar ministry or method for learning? Do you perhaps have a study program geared towards new members and ongoing education? Does your church feel that perhaps folks should dive right in and blindly accept all tenets of your faith..perhaps they are pretty straightforward?

Your thoughts welcome..
Tojosan

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Waterfall


Waterfall
Originally uploaded by Nanna J.
Taken by my wife, Nanna J, during her vacation with our granddaughters.

Two cool things:
1) taken by my wife
2) taken on a disposable 35 mm

To top it off, she has begun posting online to her own Flickr account.

Everyone please take a moment this wonderful photo at Flickr, just click on it, and wish her well.

Your photoblogger,
Tojosan

How do you photo?

1) Film or digital?
2) P&S or SLR?
3) How often?
4) What occassions?
5) Do you share? With whom?

My answers:
1) digital
2) P&S - nikon coolpix p2
3) as often as I think to, daily pretty much
4) you mean I need a special occassion?
5) share on flickr and by making some prints; the world and friends

How about you?
Tojo

How much makes it count?

So if you only write code 20% of the time are you still a programmer?

Is that like saying a painter isn't a painter anymore if only 20% of his work time is spent painting?

How much creative time is allowed? How much design time? How much for day dreaming? (oh wait, I don't get paid for that)

Should the position be called by some other title? Can I still call myself a programmer?

Tojo

Movies

1) Do you prefer to watch movies at home or at the theatre?

2) Do you snack while you watch?

3) How do you prefer to watch long movies? With an intermission or straight through?

4) Books or movies?

5) Which movie is your all time favorite?

My answers:
1) The bigger the screen the better.
2) Popcorn and movies, God's gift to entertainment.
3) Straight through.
4) Books when I'm looking for depth, movies for more fun and action.
5) Soo many movies, only one choice...the first one that comes to mind is Raiders of the Lost Ark.

What are your answers?

Friday, August 25, 2006

Newborn and family


Newborn and family
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Tuesday evening was back to the zoo for my wife and I. We had to come out and greet the newborn elephant. Raja, the father, was the last elephant born at the zoo, 13 years ago. So you can imagine the zoo is very excited.

The special viewing was for members only, so our new membership was already coming in handy. Sadly, this is the best shot I was able to get with the throng of folks there to wish the newborn well.

Read about the new elephant here. For a limited time, can vote for what they will name her.

Congratulations to the St. Louis Zoo, one of the last grea zoos in the United States.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

St. Louis Photobloggers - Carondelet Meetup

The St. Louis Photobloggers had their August Meetup Saturday August 19th. Members old and new met at the Boathouse Lake in Carondelet Park around 6PM, with the sun still a good bit above the horizon. In attendance were Joseph, Tom and Maggie, Sharon and I, Shannon, Chad, and Mike.

Chad, Mike and Shannon were new to our group since last time, but are all avid photographers, even bloggers before joining our happy little group. For the others of us, this was our third get together in as many months, so there were introductions as well as welcoming handshakes all around.

Deciding to explore the neighborhood more than the park, we started off around the lake, and South to the nearest neighborhood. On our way to the side of the park, we ran across a large church picnic, and stopped to chat. Low and behold, it was the same church several of us had photographed during our last meetup in Benton Park West, The Last Days Apostalic Church. We were blown away by the coincidence. A young lady from the group invited us to come down some time for a Wednesday or Sunday service. Sounds mighty tempting, especially if they'll be cooking out like there were on Saturday. Ha.

Clearing the park, we began our treck through the neighboring streets. Straight South at first, but later meandering a bit, then finally heading East for a while. The total trip basically made a large rectangle of sorts, ending us back at the pavillion at the Boathouse Lake.


Some shots from our journey:







And last, but not near all of them....



Hats off to the St. Louis Photobloggers for another great get together, and a hearty welcome to the newcomers.

Tojosan

Friday, August 18, 2006

Livin' La Vida Loca

- Google VideoLivin' La Vida Loca

One just for fun. These two ladies are hilarious. Familiy safe if you can stand the song.
Tojo

It's Out!


It's Out!
Originally uploaded by Catherine Jamieson.
Mine is on its way!
Oh and thank yoiu Amazon for the secret sale.
Tojo

Animator vs. Animation

Animation: Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART

Give it a looksee. You'll get a kick out of it, and a punch, and a boing...

Tojo

Dark Chocolate

JS Online article:Worker trapped in vat of chocolate

Ever dreamed off falling into a vat of chocolate and eat your way out. Guess what? This guy had that chance.

However, it didn't turn out quite that well. Garcia fell into the chocolate vat at work, an quickly became stuck. The dark chocolate mix was at a temperature around 110 degrees.

To help in his rescue, coworkers added cocoa butter to thin it out. Ha. Now that's just hilarious on all fronts.

Check out the article above at the JSOnline Milwaukee Sentinel. Also, check out the Topix.net round of related online articles here.

Your laughing logger,
Tojosan

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Endurance Challenge Mordred's Isle: Episode 1

YouTube Video: Endurance Challenge Mordred's Isle: Episode 1


Played RPGs? Love toons? Into those strong voice actor announcer types? This is your video.

Check it out and don't spit out your coffee.

Tojo

Cross Project

The men's group helped the children work on a cross making project.

This was good for them and us. I'll be putting a handful of the pictures up on Flickr, and probably use a few more here over the next few days. Some of those kids are actually cute. (shhh, don't tell them that)

Children traced a cross onto a wooden board. They were then shown how to and assisted with putting nails in the corners and around the edges of the tracing lines. Finally, they were given twine to string in, around and across to fill in the crosses.

It worked out decently enough for a first try, and they seemed to enjoy it.

Please share in the fun by checking out my pictures here.

Your men's group leading, crafting with chidren, blogger,
Tojosan

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Shared


Shared
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Do I take great photos or what? Well maybe it helps to have a great pair of subjects this time.

Taken at a company sponsored carnival. These were airbrush tattoos. My wife and I each had one put on also.

Anyway, wish this cool couple the best please.

Your budding photographer,
Tojo

Nude man attacks Mo. police officer - Yahoo! News

Article: Nude man attacks Mo. police officer - Yahoo! News

I'm just wondering what drugs he was on. Is the lesson here less drugs? More drugs? More clothes? Don't assualt police officers while nude?

Hmmm.

ponderous blogger,

Tojosan

Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.1 Beta

Big news!Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.1 Beta.

ObMacPost

Apple has release this upgrade with the even easier tag. Go check it out here. Or go check out the link above to find three blog posts about it from some of your favorite Mac related blogs.

Your mac manic blogger,

Tojosan

News > St. Louis City / County > Story

Article: St. Charles Co. home costs outstrip income, report says By Jonathan Rivoli, St. Louis Post Dispatch online

The article describes something we in all of the greater St. Louis area are painfaully aware, the cost of housing is rising faster than incomes. One of the main points homes for single-families are up 41% from 2000 to 2005. That's an amazing amount.

I don't know about you, but my income certainly didn't go up that much. Mentioned is an average income increase of between 2.5 to 4 percent per year. Yeah right! Maybe at some large companies that's normal, but at many smaller companies, especially sole proprietor types, there are no raises to be had.

It's a good little summary article, of a situation we know all too well. No mention is made of any solutions, but lament is made at the lack of affordable housing projects. Gee, small wonder with the city zoning for quarter million dollar and above house neighborhoods.

Well, when my income increases at 10% one year, I'll be sure to consider buying a new house.

Till then..
Your average income increase blogger,
Tojosan

Favorite Flickr Artist of the Week - J. Star

My favorite Flickr Artist for this week is J. Star.

J. Star hails from Cincinanati, USA. This young lady is one of the more dynamic photographers on Flickr. You've seen one my favorites in an earlier blog post. She's not afraid to try new things, and take photos of everything from dogs to drag.

Her attitude is a winning one. J. Star is not afraid to post images that makes you laugh, and in the next shot an image that makes you just stop and stare. One that represents both to me is this one:






-- from J. Star - (?)






Her current main tool/toy is a Nikon D50. It's a sweet camera no matter where you stand on things like that. Recent acquisition of new lenses has led her to push her photography even further.

If you need a laugh, a bit of being startled, or just love bright colors, go visit J. Star's stream.

Your photography newb,

Tojosan

Monday, August 14, 2006

Interesting

Are you leading an interesting lilfe? Is that a good thing?

I made a decision a hand full of months back to go out and lead a more interesting and fun life. You know what? I've made a start.

Maybe I've not traveled the world just yet, or jumped out of plane, but I'm making progress.

I've discovered photography.

I've visited places in St. Louis, I never knew existed, such as the Marianist Galleries.

I've eaten in restaurants well known, like the fine Sqwires.

Now maybe that isn't your idea of interesting, but I have to say, it's been more fun than I've had by intention in quite a while.

I've recently eaten yucca, ran through a garden fountain, capture shots of butterflies up close, and shared stories and pictures with folks as far flung as New Zealand and Egypt.

What are you doing to make your life more interesting instead of waiting for it to get that way?

Oh yeah, I applied for a new job at work...and got it.

Your mildly adventerous blogger,
Tojosan

Passion?

What are you passionate about? What inspires you? What would you go after if you knew you could do it or have it?
Sleep on it.
Your passionate blogger,
Tojosan

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Let's Roll Nanna!


Let's Roll Nanna!
Originally uploaded by Nanna J.
This is already one of my favorites from my wife's vacation pictures.








Here's another:

-- from Nanna J - (?)

Please go check her stream.
Your friend,
Tojosan

Unreasonable requests

Blog Communication Nation has a great post and video on Unreasonable requests. The basic idea is to make outrageous requests with the goal to make great things happen. -loose paraphrase of Lisa Haneberg -

The video is a basic intro to the idea with several individuals 'unreasonable requests' shown.

What's your unreasonable request? Post it here if you dare.

I want someone to offer me a consulting gig on AS/400 RPG that I can do a for 8 or less hours per week and not give up my day job.

Your unreasonable blogger,
Tojosan

as400, RPG, unreasonable

Game Time!


Tickets on Blue
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Well, I finally did it; I took my wife to a Rams' game. Thursday evening, 8/10, we hopped on the Metro link down to the Convention Center stop.

Once there, we walked around the area looking for a place to grab a quick dinner. Someone should post a big sign, 'STREETS ROLLED UP AT 6." All of the stores and restaurants were locking their doors right at 6 PM sharp. That left us wandering farther afield from the dome than we'd have expected.

Finally we stumbled upon the Hunan Manor, off Pine I believe. Even though one of the few places open, we were the only couple when we were seated. The buffet was only for lunch, so we each picked some of typical favorite dishes.

While we were waiting for our dinners to arrive, one other couple came into the restaurant. They were the only other ones there while we were. During short conversation with them we made a cool discovery, they were from Chesapeake, Virginia. This is one of tthose small world stories, as my wife grew up several of her years near there, and our youngest was born in Chesapeake.

Well, our dinners were both fresh and tasty, as well as generous portions. My wife had the sweet and sour chicken, which was a light variation off normal with smallish chicken pieces and a smooth, but not heavily put on sauce. Sliced garlic chicken was my dish of choice, and was pleasantly spicey, with a good mix of chicken and vegetables.


-- from Tojosan - (?)
After polishing off dinner, we made our way, with quite a crowd, into the
Edward Jones Dome. There was plenty of time to grab our seats before the game started, ad we were soon sitting ready to enjoy it.

The game was a good first experience with lots of action on the field. It was a bit hard to follow for us live sports amateurs, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Our seats weren't too bad; they were behind the Colts End Zone. Folks next too us weren't too loud or obnoxious, making it easier to pay attention.

Overall, I'd rate this worth the value this time. I'm not sure I'd want to make a habit of spending this much on a date night often though. My wife really appreciated the experience, and my thoughtfullness.

Oh yes, the Rams won 19 to 17.

Your football neophyte,
Tojosan


-- from Tojosan - (?)

Friday, August 11, 2006

A Bust Apart

So Hillary Clinton's bust is on display at Museum of Sex
. Great, as if seeing her face wasn't enough, someone decided to share more of her. Ha.

Edwards, the artist, created this to "reveal her chest a little bit." Gee, and I wonder why she doesn't just take time out to show it off in Congress? I missed that as being the latest trend for senators.

This is the same artist that brought us Britney Spears on the bear-skin rug.

Oh well, some artists just have too much time on their hands, and are perhaps a wee bit confused as to what folks care to see. (Or maybe I do.)

Your unimpressed blogger,
Tojosan

Category: Don't try this at home

This photo rocks. Self portrait by J. Star. Hallway's are not prefered venue, but she makes it look interesting.

Tojo

Tojo on AOL (AOL pictures beta)

AOL Pictures Beta - my pics

Not much to see: tagging, albums, viewing
Remind you of any other online service?

Quick evaluation: it works, thumbnails are ugly, no option to tag on upload, no Mac add on yet for iPhoto

Give it a try, but so far I'm not motivated...

Yours,
Tojosan

Marianist Galleries

The Marianist Galleries has been a fount of contemporary and religious art for many years in St. Louis. Founded by Brother Mel Meyers, its exhibits fill a two-story gallery. The main gallery was orginally a farmhouse, in a wooded area in Kirkwood, Mo.

Amazing and eye catching works of art are inside and outside the galleries. On the lawn are "monumental" stone and steel sculptures, while inside is house a large variety of two and three dimensional art. The artwork inside consists of paintings, sculptures, furniture, and other works which cross boundries.

I've got a few shots here to share. Enjoy.
Tojosan


-- from Tojosan - (?)


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-- from Tojosan - (?)

Bokeh

Bokeh is defined as a photographic term describing the subjective aesthetic qualities of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens, on wikipedia.

I've been experimenting recently with bokeh shots, as you can see by the link above. Now my little Nikon Coolpix P2 doesn't have interchangeable lenses and all that jazz, but it does amazingly well. Apparently the man behind the lense is the limitation for now.

My most recent take on bokeh is this shot:


-- from Tojosan - (?)

This was taken from behind my wife's head looking across the Metrolink tunnel. The opposite side was quite crowded as was our's, with folks just leaving the RAMS game in St. Louis.

No cropping was done on the photo, and only sharpening was done.

I'm interested in other folks experiements with bokeh shots, and some feedback on my own.

Your amateur photographer,
Tojosan

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fries on the side


Fries on the side
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Our latest food adventure was something more standard, J. Bucks. It's the home of good St. Louis food, such as burgers, steaks, pastas and pizza. You won't find anything too exotic on the menu, but you will find good food.

My wife had this American classic, a cheeseburger and fries. The fries were golden and crispy. The burger came with a side of roasted garlic mayo. A fun bit of flavor to add to this standard.

I had this little dish:


-- from Tojosan - (?)

Overall it was a good first visit, and we'll probably find a reason or two to go back.

J. Buck's is located in the West County Mall, St. Louis, Mo.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Coming Soon: A Military Theme Park?

This article at the KSDK Channel 5 web site, Coming Soon: A Military Theme Park?, is interesting for sure. A development company in Florida is basically pushing the concept of a theme park to the Army. This bid is for all appearances unsolicited by the Army but it doesn't appear they are actually against the idea.

To quote the article:
"You can command the latest M-1 tank, feel the rush of a paratrooper freefall, fly a Cobra Gunship or defend your B-17 as a waist gunner," according to the proposal, which was obtained by The Washington Post.

I have visions of little boys and girls running around obstacle course, and parents encouraged to yell orders to them. Squir gun cannons, lots of fake explosions, and perhaps a fun little mine field exhibit. Oh yeah, let's not forget The Field Strip Tommy house, where the children can learn to take apart and reassemble models of various Army regulation guns!

Oh, the fun would never stop.

Yours with a laugh,
Tojosan

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is an old tool in net terms, but new to me. It was recommended to me by Scott from ZeroToleranceRocks.

Scott's been using it for his site, and related how great the information is. He also mentioned that part of that quality is the price, free!

A quick list of things provided:
Visits broken down by new and returning visitors
Visits broken down by source by browser/system
Bounce rate! This is great to make visible how many folks go back from a given page on your site

This last one to me is an eye opener. I already can see a few pages that folks stop at, and go back from.

Anyway, I'd have to spend a while to list all the features but I recommend you just sign up and give it a whirl. It's noninvasive to your site, supports multiple pages, and multiple sites. It integrates with just a wee snippet of code to boot. Even a beginner could install this.

Your intrepid blogger,
Tojosan

Monday, August 07, 2006

Even Dead People Can't Escape AOL

This St. Louis Post Dispatch Column by David Sheets is sad and hilarious. David is the Tech Talk columnist for the Dispatch and is writing about one woman's struggle to close out an AOL account.

Now we've all heard that could be tough, but in her case it's ridiculous. The account she was trying to close is for her dead father.

Read the article. Laugh. Cry. Drop AOL now while you still can.

Things to do after reading this article:
Make a list of all my site secrets and sign ons for my loved ones.
Quit any service now that requires quitting via more than one method.
Throw away all those old AOL CDs I might be using as paperweights and coasters.

Your laughing blogger,
Tojosan

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Buddies


Buddies
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Just a quick picture to share from our Saturday visit to Mt. Vernon, Il. My side of the family mostly lives there. We went to visit, and brought along my son's girlfriend, Sara.

After our visit and before hitting the road, we stopped by the Mitchell Museum and outdoor sculpture park. This is one of several interesting things to see.

Tojosan

Re-imagened by Serrator


Framed OOB
Originally uploaded by Serrator.
This picture is a re-imagined image of mine by Serrator.

I placed my original in the Re-Imagine the Possibilities Pool and hoped for the best. Serrator came along and did an Out Of Box (OOB) version in almost no time.

Here is the original:

-- from Tojosan - (?)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Can't believe any church condones this...

Article: Hundreds expected to come to a Masturbate-a-thon

Nothing graphic or anything to worry about in the article if you've already read the title.

Basically Marie Stopes International, an organization providing sexual and reproductive health information and services, has been staging this type of event in San Francisco for six years. It's a fund raiser as well as to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS.

The expected number of participants is about 200. Individuals must be over 18.

What gets me most about the article is this statement:
"The Marie Stopes spokeswoman said local religious groups had been initially outraged, but after people had heard what the event was about, most had approved it."

Focusing on the fact that most churches preach against masturbation or self-pleasuring. You might ask why. The simple answer is that sexual and mental energy are being directed at a fantasy, an erotic fantasy no doubt, one that involves lust, and it is believed not directed desire for your committed partner. It is seen as a form of idol worship or self-worship.

You be the judge. Several of my friends are Catholic and Baptist leaning folks, both of which groups openly preach against mastrubation, when the topic has to come up.

Anyway, you be the judge.

Tojosan
(no apologies for no jokes on this one)

The heat just gets to you I guess

Article: KSDK NewsChannel 5 - Police Pick Up Naked Walker On I-64 In Eastern Illinois

Found: one naked gentleman
Where: Highway 64
Excuse: heat

I'm anxious to read the follow up article. :)

Tojo

Too much!

Article: Body Modification a Growing Trend, When Piercings Aren't Enough, Some Implant Bars, Split Tongues - CBS News

WARNING: the image on this site may be disturbing to some folks - no nudity but it is body modification - I recommend you preview before showing your kids

The warning aside, I found it gross. Apparently people have moved from using their body as merely a canvas for art, to becoming the medium of that art as well. No longer are folks just going in for piercings and tattoos, both now considered almost mainstream, but they are getting their self altered.

Hmm, altered is my word, they call it body modification. Some of these people are adding horns, extra things a their joints, and some few even things extruding from their chests.

A upsurge in this sort of thing might indicate it was all fun and games. Apparently not, as even folks that have had the work done will relate stories of infection and discomfort. Most of these procedures are being performed in an almost 'underground' environment, sort of a secret society thing.

I've always felt that tattoos were on the fringe, though I'm not against them, but there would be no way I could endorse this sort of thing. Please read the article and let me know what you think.

Your unpierced, no tat sporting blogger,
Tojo

Friday, August 04, 2006

Testing Google Analytics

Ignore this post. If this had been an actual post it might have been funny or interesting.
Ignore me.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Vinyl Record Generator

Yet another cool online toy, the Vinyl Record Generator, from your friends at Says-it.com.

Give it a spin!

Tojo

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Wednesday

Another day of not coding, so I'm batting a 1000 right? But today was actually semi-productive.

I managed to move one thing to production, have it work, and close out that project.

I impressed my future boss just a wee bit.

I made an inroad at teaching my coworker something.

I helped another coworker with a key connectivity piece for his project.

All in all, not too much to brag about, but I did what I could, helped where I was able, and tried to keep my chin up.

Somedays, and sadly more than i'd like, that's the best you can do.

My evening with my men's group at church was pretty upbeat and chatty though. God rocks!

Tojo

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

TP Track Down

kdka.com - Mom Tracks Down Toilet-Tissue Pranksters

This mom wasn't taking a little prank in stride or was she? The story of this woman's dedication is pretty impressive.

Summary: Mother of six gets her house TPd. Tracks down the culprits and turns them into the police.

This goes in my 'wow, this is a first for me' category. I don't believe I've heard of anyone being prosecuted for something like this before.

Yours with a laugh,
Tojosan

Feign Death

Northwest Indiana News: Dead Thief Proven Not So Dead After All

Someone should have told this guy that only monks can Feign Death.

Tojo