Add a little rhythm and the news gets better
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Add a little rhythm and the news gets better
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Invest 90 on the Weather Underground
Invest 90 is it's name and we'll have many Invests over the year, 91's 92's, etc. I always wondered what the numbering denotes or even the term Invest . This is the best I could come up with from a weather related message board.
These "Invests" are usually first listed on the Navy's weather page.... and are numbered 90-99 and have a letter attached, identifying the basin in which are they are located. L- Atlantic. E- East Pacific. W- West Pacific., etc...etc...etc... Once an Invest is declared, the NHC starts running model data on that particular system."
Tropical weather on the west coast of Mexico
Friday, May 22, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
... and help the clobbered tourist industry
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel (English: The Amazing Race on Discovery Channel) is a reality television game show produced by Discovery Channel Latin America in association with Disney. The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel will feature eleven teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race across Latin America to win US$250,000. The race will be produced by RGB Entertainment
Talking to the boys on the beach yesterday and remembering I had given Molly (the missing) worm pills just days before she disappeared .... they warned me about the vet I used and convinced me I might have given her dog pills because the vet is irresponsible.
So what do I hear this morning but a meowing from over my garden wall. Taking a peek I see Molly in the window of the house next door behind screens. Nobody is living there now and I think someone checks on the house about once a week. She must have snuck in and didn't get out in time.
Sorry neighbors but I had to cut a little screen on the back window to let her out. Will replace it if and when I see the owners. Tomas is now off my back since I'm not his only company.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mexican Threadless Insulators, a.k.a. Fence Post Insulators
This is in reference to excellent ICON Post. Information about Mexican fence post (fencepost?) insulators:
Re: Verdict please? Colin Jung, Sunnyvale, CA Regarding the so-call Mexican threadless insulators that have been floating around the hobby and were originally sold by Jack Risselman (aka Katfish on eBay), I got obsessed several years ago trying to uncover the origins and use of these glass items. Fortunately, I am over it now, but will share what I learned. Sorry I don't have a photo of one nor can I find a photo of one on the ICON photo gallery. Is that possible? These "Mexican threadless insulators" are identified by the NIA as questionable items.
I spoke to Dale Huber who has hunted for insulators in Mexico for decades. He has never seen one in service nor has he found any in the wild.
Thinking they may be identified as a decorative/ornamental fence post cap/cover, I have done some extensive googling and have been unable to find any merchants (mexican or otherwise) that sells them.
I have searched through an unknown number of on-line Mexican vacation photos without finding any photos showing them in use on fences.
I have contacted major fencing material suppliers in the southwestern U.S. and the sales reps just scratch their heads when I ask them about these glass items.
Only Jack knows the real, full story..... but he has already told us what they are, even though any outside or independent documentation is sorely lacking.
A link to the foto and other peoples opinions
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
I did just buy a set of jewelers screwdrivers and will try to take apart the older two that don't work. There is a chance just the contacts are corroded but who knows what the inside of the camera looks like.
Anyway, the Canon Powershot looks to be 10 times the camera with larger zoom and can take as much video as you have room for (not 15 seconds like mine). This puppy will be waiting for me at my sisters back in the states. Hope it's what I need.
The Canon Powershot SX10is is canon's leading "ultra zoom" P&S digicam. It has a 10MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor (6.16mm x 4.62mm). The Powershot SX10is features an Image Stabilized lens which is equivalent to a 28-560mm zoom on a full frame 35mm camera, an enormous 20x zoom! It's not slow either with an aperture of f2.8 at the wide end of the zoom range, dropping to f5.7 at the telephoto end.
In movie mode the Powershot SX10 IS can record up to a file size of 4GB or 1 hour (whichever comes first) at 30fps in either 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 formats.
Monday, May 04, 2009
We brought a cooler with beer, coke and snacks 'cause we heard everything was closed but the beach places looked to be operating as normal. When our waiter came over he checked the cooler for contrabando ... and then just said the beer is OK if we keep it covered. Everyone else made the 1 block trek to the local store to buy their beer or ordered coco's and added tequila
So much for saving us from the flu .....
From the Guadalajara Reporter
“First there was last fall’s financial crisis. Then came the drug war. Now this,” he said wearily. “I had already started cutting work hours for the staff. Now I may have to consider some layoffs. I hate to be a pessimist, but my overhead is tremendous. I can’t afford to close down the restaurant for a week.”
At press time it appeared that members of the restaurant sector had agreed to keep their doors open come what may, with backing from the national restaurant chamber (CANIRAC). “Most of us will stay open for food service and suspend bar sales,” said Javier Raygoza, whose family runs central Chapala’s Restaurant Superiors, pointing out, “That should work to meet the main objective – preventing large conglomerations of customers.”