Saturday, March 28, 2009

How about a picture of an eruption?

The white cloud behind the dark cloud in the foreground is mostly steam.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Mount Redoubt has erupted twice so far Thursday morning, sending ash most recently to at least 65,000 feet, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The "major explosive event" occurred at 9:24, the AVO said.

Ash fall is expected between noon and 2 p.m. for the western Kenai Peninsula, including Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing. An ash fall advisory is in effect for those areas until 4 p.m., and the aviation color code has been raised to red.

Additionally, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Drift River Valley, meaning flooding is imminent or occurring.

Battening down the hatches,shutting down critical electronics.

Reports when I can..

maybe even pictures. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

dell mini 12 first impressions..

Downside: came with Vista home basic installed...memory hog before you even start an application..especially since it has 1GB onboard and is not upgradeable.

upside: light..very light.keyboard is big(ger) than netbook sized ULPCs.

going to add a skin soon..

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ash fall?

nope...none yet.

skies are cloudy,winds are blowing north-northeast so my little section of Alaska is currently spared.

However the power did go out for about an hour..No one knows if it was related to the volcano.

I'm about 53 miles away from the volcano as the crow flies or ash falls..


not politically correct...but...Fuck you nigga..

South Africa has denied the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference linked to the 2010 Football World Cup, which the country is hosting.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of the meeting in protest and branded the decision "disgraceful".

A government spokesman has denied suggestions that the ban was a result of Chinese pressure.

He said he did not want anything to distract from South Africa's hosting of the World Cup.

So FUCKING what?

Not everything the Dalai Lama does is about Tibet..

Alaskan volcano eruption finally...or it's been hot n cold..yes then no..

Thanks to Katy Perry for those lyrics that stick in your head just about forever..


According to Alaska Volcano Observatory and the local news..Mt.Redoubt finally erupted.
Ash and gas were shot out to 50,000feet..but the volcano sits at 10,000 feet high.

No ash here yet..that could change by the time the sun comes up.
Of course people being idiots..not knowing that weather webcams pointed at volcanoes generally don't give good pictures when it's PITCH BLACK outside at 3am Alaskan Standard Time.

Pictures when available.
funny..wikipedia says the volcano is actively erupting.

"It is in full eruption," said Matthew Haney, a research geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

"Mount Redoubt, which is some 170 kilometres from Anchorage, rises 3,108 metres above the Kenai Peninsula. About 50,000 people live on the peninsula within 80 kilometres of the mountain and it is one of the most densely populated areas of the state."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The joy..

so I have a ear infection..AND a migraine.

Still taking the antibiotics,caffeine (especially Pepsi) and the occasional Tylenol seems to help as does sleep.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009


so I might be going to the doc tomorrow..

Severe ear pain,only resolved by either Tylenol or Dayquil with caffeine thrown in to dilate blood vessels..


Friday, March 13, 2009


Bluetooth module for my laptop (laptop needs a new motherboard..yay for family members giving me their borken stuff (I know I mis-spelled that was intentional)

Tom Clancy's H-A-W-X for the 360. ..Really fun game.LOTS of aircraft.

Nyko Intercooler for my 360. EX model..didn't want to spend $15 more just have another electrical device to plug into the surge protector..besides I wonder how effective the Temperature Sensing unit is..

120GB 360 hard drive (yay for installing games to hard drive so you don't hear the screaming DVD drive)

Eventually I'm going to get the Lian-Li XB01 PC chassis (it's designed so that you take apart your 360 and re-assemble in a specially designed PC case (better cooling and all that jazz)

Underworld and Underworld Evolution for my PSP.. (UMD movie discs)

Another thing I would love to do..get a new PSP..I have the original model PSP and the wi-fi is broke..however everything else works just fine.

I've put a bit of thought into getting the PS3..but about the time I can afford that,I'll be looking into a new Dell laptop near the holidays..and I'd rather have the laptop. (see item #1 above)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rihanna plus Chris Brown equals?

The new Tina and Ike Turner?


Sunday, March 8, 2009


stupid government and their dreaded Daylight Savings Time

Which if memory serves,was invented so the farmers could work later or something stupid like that.

Really it just screws people out of much needed sleep.

"..goin' to's 3am.."

"no..actually it's 4am.."

fuckall DST..

Monday, March 2, 2009

My health update

so I've got something.
Since yesterday I've had this pain on my left ear and intermittent bouts of sound not being clear.

Probably going to the doc soon.

Tylenol helps it,as does dayquil.