Misc blog postings

Misc Postings

Earliest: July 28, 2003Latest: November 11, 2018Total: 114

February 12, 2008

New PDF Files Added

I recently added a couple of new PDFs to the PDF library:

  • Updated Boston Public Schools Calendar - You can get this from their website, but I thought I would be cool to have the Calendar on my site since I have it posted in my office.
  • Company Address Listing - This is a list of company names that I created for testing MapQuest and Google maps. You'll find DisneyLand, DisneyWorld, Knotts Berry Farm, Berkshire Hathaway and Wall Drug and 19 other companies on a one page cheat-sheet. You'll also see some names of companies that I did some training at.

I'll continue to update the PDF section with more creative content over the next few weeks. Looking forward to adding some more documents based on the positive feedback that I got last week.

January 31, 2008

PDF Gallery

This morning I updated the PDF section with 24 new PDFs. I was able to meet my goal that I set last week!

This was challenging because I wanted to put some cool content on the site, not just any document would make it. I did have a lot of great choices and it was tough trying to narrow down what I wanted to put up. Next time, I think I'll focus more on content than the number of contents.

People don't visit your site because you have 1,000's of documents, they visit your site because you have the document or content they been looking for. Lots of content only works if you can appeal to a large audience. In the PDF world, that might be the famous Adobe Exchange gallery.

I am looking forward to my next website challenge. I don't know when I'll start, or what the project will be. Over the next few days I have some personal projects that will keep me busy. So I'll think about it next week, but for now enjoy the new PDFs!

January 18, 2008

Cleaning Advice from Don Aslett

Well its time to start thinking of cleaning up again. Time to get a jump on spring cleaning.

This weekend I might have some time to clean up some of the clutter the basement. Taking the time to organize my stuff and deciding what I need to keep.

Some advice from Don Aslett, the author of “Lose 200 Lbs this Weekend”

  • Don’t just go through stored things, go through them often, since assessments of their value change.
  • To avoid backsliding, dump things the day you determine you don’t need them.
  • Make room to work and clear a place to put things.
  • Don’t dump things on the floor or pile them to “pick them up later.”
  • Take a few minutes to draw up a plan of attack.
  • Buy the best furniture the first time, and most of your furniture clutter problems will be over.

November 13, 2007

Hot Chocolate Tip

Do you think that the plain Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate taste boring? Not rich enough for you?

If you want to try something different, put 3 Hershey Kisses in your next cup of Hot Chocolate. The Hershey kisses will melt under the hot water and you'll enjoy an extra rich hot chocolate. It does take a few minutes for the chocolate to melt, but by the time its all melted, it will taste just right.

You can experiment with other chocolate candies, but I find that the Hershy Kisses work the best. This time of the year Hershy puts out a Candy Cane Hershy Kisses which adds a great seasonal flavor to any Hot Chocolate.

Note: The three Hershey Kisses will only add 60 calories to your Hot Chocolate.

Adding Hershey Kisses to your hot chocolate will make your Swiss Miss taste like it came from a gourmet coffee shop!

November 12, 2007

Veterans Day 2007

Thanks to all the Miltary Veterans on this Veteran's Day. The United States and the World is where it is today because of all our heros.

There's a few pages you should read on Wikipedia today, its worth remembering special moments in history on this special day:

Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was the bloodiest of the battles that U.S. forces experienced in World War II. Over 19,000 American dead.

The Battle of the Somme
Over 500,000 Germans were lost in one battlefield in World War One.

Battle of Gettysburg
Fought July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War.

Remember the Maine and Remember the Alamo

September 21, 2007


My new "nickname" is Pideyman. Jenn sent me this song, it was done by Bianca. There's even a movie called Pideyman.

Pideyman Song

pideyman, pideyman,
Does whatever a pider can.
spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies.
Look out! Here comes the pideyman.
Is he strong? Listen bud
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread?
Take a look overhead.
Hey there! There goes the pideyman.
In the chill of the night,
At the scene of the crime,
Like a streak of light,
He arrives just in time!
pideyman, pideyman,
Friendly neighborhood pideyman.
Wealth and fame, he's ignored
Action is his reward.
To him,
Life is a great big bang-up
Wherever there's a hang-up,
You'll find the pideyman!!!!!

September 11, 2007

September 11, 2001

As we remember the events from September 11, 2001, there was another "terrorist" event that happened earlier in 2001 that some people might have forgotten about. Here's part of the story from Reuters on January 17, 2001:

Truck Slams Into California State Capitol
By Joshua Chaffin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A big-rig truck rammed into California's state capitol building on Tuesday, setting off a fiery explosion just as state lawmakers were finishing an emergency bill designed to ease the state's critical power crisis.

Officials said the driver of the truck, which was loaded with evaporated milk, was killed in the incident, which witnesses said appeared to besome kind of bizarre attack.

"There's no question in my mind that this was a deliberate act," Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg said after he and other lawmakers were evacuated from the building.

Police said they were treating the incident as a possible crime, but had no immediate information on possible reason for the crash, or whether itwas an intentional act or an accident.

"That has not been determined," Capt. Dennis Williams, the California Highway Patrol's chief of Capitol security, told a news conference.

July 5, 2007

Happy Birthday America!

Two hundred and thirty one years later and your still doing very well! A special thanks to all those who make this country great!

New reads to this site should read the 'I am the Nation' that I have on this site.

I can't wait to see what the next 231 years will bring!

May 2, 2007

Mini Mall on Jay Leno

MiniMallRap If you watched Jay Walking on the Tonight Show last night you might have spotted a familiar character. The guy that does the Montgomery Mini Mall Rap was the first person that Jay Leno spoke to.

I thought the guy looked familiar and when he said he was from Montgomery, AL. I knew instantly. pretty funny.

I wonder if the Tonight Show knew that they were talking to a You Tube Celebrity?

come on lets do this dance...
To the left
To the Right
Its just like...its just like, a Mini-Mall...

If you are clueless about the Mini-Mall rap, you should goto You Tube and search for it. Its a pretty funny commercial. There's even some fan base out on the internet on similar commericals. Just another great use of the internet.

February 15, 2007

2005 NHL Lockout

On February 16, 2005:

Game Off! NHL Cancels Remainder of Season

By IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK - The NHL canceled what little was left of the season Wednesday after a series of last-minute offers were rejected on the final day of negotiations.

A lockout over a salary cap shut down the game before it ever got a chance to start in October. Now the NHL, already low on the popularity scale in the United States, becomes the first major pro sports league in North America to lose an entire season to a labor dispute.