Diving Down
Forenoon watch, 7 bells (11:54 am)

I have spent a few days this week with family that's been in town, and one of my favorite things has been snorkeling in the lake. I have found a bunch of old cans and some odd bits of metal, plastic, and even paper. Most of the interesting stuff is deep though; you don't find much until you start diving about 15 feet down. Fins help a great deal with that.

Earlier this week I found a Quirst can:
Quirst soda
(this is not the can I found, just an image of one in similar condition)

I've never even heard of Quirst. It must have been around when I was a child, but I don't remember seeing it, drinking it, or watching its commercials.

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Secret Project, Part Yi
Forenoon watch, 8 bells (12:15 pm)

The first picture of my new secret project:


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Happy 7th
Afternoon watch, 2 bells (1:13 pm)

I blew past my 7th blogiversary last Thursday. No celebratory post, no nothing. Seven years of blogging. So little to say, so few to listen…

Maybe That’s Why They’re Closed
Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:19 pm)

First, go see this picture. Notice the CompUSA in the background. I wonder why they're not around any more…

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How Is It Possible?
First dog watch, 3 bells (5:36 pm)

JM, a loyal cow-orker of mine, sent me a link to this story about a guy that plays 36 World of Warcraft characters—simultaneously.

Not only is this an astonishingly large waste of talent, but the time and money! Not to mention I'm sure this guy has no woman in his life…

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SJPB is 5!
Forenoon watch, 5 bells (10:49 am)

Tomorrow is my 5th Blogiversary! Yes, I've managed to keep blogging, although not always daily, for five years now.

I have, however, kept an average posts per day of 1.39. In the 1,825 days since I started, I have posted 2,546 times.

For some reason, I thought this was yesterday, but upon consultation of my calendar, I find it is tomorrow instead.

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Coming and Going Around
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:26 pm)

A few years ago, it was really important to our sales department to put a .00 at the end of prices on one of our websites, despite the fact that all amounts were round numbers. Today it was really important to not have a .00 at the end of every price.

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Oscar Mike Foxtrot Golf
Forenoon watch, 6 bells (11:16 am)

As if being a Star Trek nerd isn't enough. The nerds at New Voyages ("Bringing the original series to the next phase") are creating new ST episodes. They even have some of the original actors.

At least I'm comfortable in my middle-of-the-road nerdiness.

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Canada or Not
Afternoon watch, 8 bells (4:25 pm)

You can't believe everything you read on Wikipedia (it's fixed now). For example:

Physically, Canada is similar in appearance to the Moon as it is heavily cratered. It has no natural satellites and no substantial atmosphere.

Mercury, or Canada?

Heh, no substantial atmosphere.

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Fake Frog Dissection
First dog watch, 2 bells (5:22 pm)

In case you didn't get enough of it in school, here's a cute knitted frog being dissected. You can even buy one. Creepy.

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Bring Me All the Noodles!
First watch, 2 bells (9:17 pm)

If this guy hasn't used them all up yet.


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Bluetooth Trash 80
First dog watch, 3 bells (5:58 pm)

Some guy made a bluetooth-enabled TRS-80. What will they think of next??

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Doesn’t Fit In Your Pocket
Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:36 am)

Here's a link to a cellular phone that won't ever fit in your pocket—though it does have the Bat-phone cool factor.

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The Source Of All Evil?
Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:24 am)

You decide: thesource.ofallevil.com

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Ginormous Matchstick
First dog watch, 3 bells (5:37 pm)

Go see how to make a giant matchstick, if you have that much spare time…

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