June 2010

Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber went for a nasty ride this weekend at the European GP race in Valencia, Spain. This view is what astronauts normally see, not race car drivers. I’m amazed how quickly he recovers and gets out of the car. I would need a week before I’d even open my eyes.


Ups and Downs of the week.

Red Sox – Faltering on this West Coast trip, mostly due to poor bullpen pitching. That said, they left the bases loaded three times last night without bringing in a run. And worst of all, Pedroia is hurt and may be out for a while. Still, they’re in 2nd place, so it’s not all bad.

Blame Game – Enough with the useless finger pointing. The disaster in the gulf is now a physics problem and will be solved as such. Finger pointing won’t make it happen any sooner.

Apple iOS4 – Nice update. Couple of big improvements to an already cool system.

Windows 7 64-Bit – A little equal time here. MS has a winner in Windows 7 64-bit. Very fast and still with some way cool features. Just bring plenty of horsepower if you want to play.

Critters – Been busy in the backyard lately.


Little Guy

After dinner swim

Back-to-back sweeps. Ya gotta…


Ups and Downs of the week.

Red Sox – Playing their best baseball of the season lately. They’ve closed the gap to 1st place in the AL East to one game.

  State of Illinois economy – There’s no money to maintain backroads. The backroads here are tar and gravel and without new gravel, the tar is coming up in pools everywhere.This is just one symptom of a state that is circling the drain. And the idiots in the legislature still won’t vote for an income tax hike. Unbelievable.

Celtics – Nothing to be ashamed of in their loss to LA. They fought down to the wire. Kudos to them.

  New PC – Got a new PC for the office. Quad Core processor, 8GB RAM, and 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. After nearly 6 years with my old machine, this one seems impossibly fast.

  New Toy – Picked up an iPod Touch the other day. Simply amazing what this thing can do. I’ve been having a ball with it all week.

iPod Touch

Who knew that turtles like peanuts? At least Mr. Squirrel is cool about sharing.

Hungry Turtle

Hungry Turtle

Ups and Downs of the week.

Formula One – One of the few races I get to watch live. Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.

  Gulf Oil Gusher – A disaster of enormous proportions. And no end in sight. The stock market repercussions haven’t even begun yet.

Celtics – They’re not going to lay down and let LA walk all over them.

Red Sox – Despite the blowout tonight, they had a so-so road trip that should have been a chance to gain serious ground on NY and TB.

Ups and Downs of the week.

Home Again – Good to get away every now and then, but always good to get home.

Red Sox – Finally playing like the team they are. Now if the other teams in the division would just stop winning.

Celtics – Glad to see them in the finals, but I hope they don’t embarrass themselves against the Lakers.