31 August 2009

The Matrix Runs on Windows XP

29 August 2009

The Scariest Words in the English Language

Warning the language is a bit rough... but it's still funny.

28 August 2009

Interesting Take on the Health Care Debate

17 June 2009

Asheville Transit Needs Your Comments to Keep Weaverville and Black Mountain Routes

Dear Transit Patrons,

As you may have heard the future of Route #28 (Black Mountain) & 54 (Weaverville) is uncertain at this time. We do know that the routes will operate in their current configuration through the end of October 2009.

Currently there is a collaborative effort underway to retain these services. Asheville Transit (City of Asheville), Mountain Mobility (Buncombe County) Black Mountain, and the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are working with NC Department of Transportation to maintain the state and federal funding necessary to continue to operate these routes.


At this time ridership on Route # 28 & 54 continues to grown rapidly, with ridership in 2009 for the Black Mountain route at 55,000 riders and Weaverville Route #54 with 27,000 riders in 2009.

If you feel so moved, please consider writing a brief statement detailing the benefits that these routes have for your and your transportation patterns, then sending it to iride@ashevillenc.gov.

Please feel free to forward this message on to others who may have concerns with this loss of service.


Sincerely,

Asheville Transit

06 May 2009

Gopher 1, Josh 0



I finally got all the tomatoes planted last night.  For the most part I planted tomato in buckets (due to limited yard area and worries about possible soil contamination), but when I got home today, two out of the three tomatoes I planted in raised beds were missing.

I was able to quickly identify the culperet as it didn't stray far from the scene of the crime (it was busy destroying the neighbor's lawn at the time I discovered the damage).  The tell-tale gopher-esque teeth marks on the remaining stem of the tomato plant confirmed my suspcisions.

I did some quick research on humane and safe gopher repellents and deduced that perhaps I could try lining my garden beds with a mixture of Tobasco sauce and water.  It seemed like a good idea to put the mixture into a Super Soaker in order to expedite the process (in turns out that the force at which the Super Soaker discharges the mixture aerolizes the combination and produce a mace like substance).

My own personal discomfort aside, we'll see how the plan works.  So far the gopher has left the corn, squash, and beans in the other raised bed alone, but there is no telling if he is just waiting for it to ripen.  I'll try to remember to post an update about how the plan works out.

07 January 2009

Ecofont

Ecofont is an environmentally-friendlier typeface intended to save toner by making the font more or less hollow.  As you can see from the graphic above, the font has holes to cut down on the overall footprint.  When the font is printed in it's actual size, it is intended to appear just like any other font.  Check it out at www.ecofont.eu.  An added bonus is that Ecofont can be downloaded for free.

04 January 2009

Answers

Ever wanted to know the answer to a question, but haven't been able to find an answer through standard search methods?  Yahoo and Google both have their own brand of question and answer websites, but Mahalo allows for cash payouts based on the answers provided to questions.  I believe the site is in Beta at the moment, but it seems to be extremely effective (and quick) at providing users the answers to their questions.  Users can strengthen their answers with references and the individual posing the question gets to select what they feel is the best answer for their question.  I have used it just for some general opinion questions with desirable results.