Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Do Not Bend, UPS

Wow, UPS, you really know how to follow directions—NOT. I just thought this was funny. Oh and it reconfirmed my decision never to ship UPS. It’s almost as bad as using the USPS.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Regulate Homeschooling?

A friend of mine thought it might be a good idea to regulate homeschooling. I told him that homeschoolers are in fact tested(which I thought later could be considered a form of regulation). My wife, who was homeschooled up until high school, took all the test that I(privately schooled) had taken. And sthere do exist homeschoolers who acquire perfect--or near-perfect--scores on their SATs and ACTs.

It sounds like they are being regulated by the state exams. And your kids are going to learn from you(as thier parent) whether you homeschool or not; So we could ask, "Why doesn't the government regulate whether you should even have kids in the first place; if you're not raising kids like the government thinks you should be raising them...?"

I want my kids to succeed. And I think you want the same for yours. But that's your responsibility not mine, not your neighbors, and not the government's.

Monday, March 23, 2009


It's amazing the things you notice when you know what you want. I knew exactly what I was looking for and thought I'd found it in the font Bell MT. However after finding that this wasn't the perfect font, and after searching high and low only to find nothing, it was time to take matters into my own hands. I purchased a font editing tool(typetool3) an edited Bell to my liking. What an amazing experience it was! In fact my interest peaked so much that I got a few books about type.(amazon) I've still not read stop stealing sheep, though I need to. :-)

Obama's Stimulus Package Breakdown

What do you know!? An easy-to-read graphic breakdown of Obama's stimulus bill (or what nobody knows it by, the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009"). Yeah. That $20B in food stamps is going to create a lot of jobs, isn't it?

Thanks to The Washington Post.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Leg(+ Elbow) room anyone? Where you might least expect it.

A little trick I found while flying: When flying coach, pretty much everyone knows that the middle seat arm rests tilt up. But did you know that the isle seat's armrest tilts as well(at least on Southwest)? There's a small latch underneath the rest near the pivoting point. Just pull forward and lift.

Monday, March 9, 2009

How my wife deals with my baggage.

While traveling through Denver International Airport(DIA), I was amazed at my wife's spacial awareness. So I had to take a picture when we reached our gate. All of our luggage on two little wheels! My wife nor I travel much, but I'd love to see/hear about any tricks you may have!

1. Pull out handle of rolly-bag
2. Adjust handle of carseat so that it is perpendicular to seat
3. Slide carseat handle over rolly-bag handle
4. Place misc sweaters/jackets b/w carseat and rollybag
5. Set backpack b/w rolly-bag handle and carseat
6. Cross backpack straps over and around rolly-bag handle.
7. set diaper bag atop the carseat and wrap the strap around rolly-bag handle