Sunday, May 27, 2007

Big News

Well, we found a house in West Bloomington that we really liked. It was the first one of the day that we looked at, and we left Sara's car there while we rode around with the realtor for the rest of the day. So when we came back, we decided to see if we could look at it again. The people were home but they let us come in. Turns out they both went to UND, and the lady was a speech language pathologist (just like Sara) and went through the same program and did the SAME internship in Bismarck. Weird. So we slept on it, made and offer today, went back and forth a couple times and they accepted! Its pretty much perfect, we're really excited. Here are some pics of it.

Deep Thoughts

Sometimes the beauty of the world is so overwhelming, I just want to throw back my head and gargle. Just gargle and gargle, and I don't care who hears me, because I am beautiful.

by Jack Handey

What up

We've been busy with the house hunting, and found a place in West Bloomington that we are going to put an offer in on tomorrow. Its pretty sweet. I'll update you guys on what goes down.

I've got another question for you guys too: How the hell do you make red-eye? You know, red-eye, the dirty red liquor that shows up in 2 liter bottles to every wedding. I know some of you guys are from ND so you must know. Holla at your boy.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Here's a question for you

So there is a plane on a runway. The runway is a treadmill that will move in the opposite direction of the airplane, and at the same speed in the opposite direction as the airplane (so if the plane moves 5mph forward, the treadmill moves 5mph in the other direction, etc). Will the plane take off?

Just so you know, this question gets posted about every 3 months on and it blows up into a 100 page thread with lots of swearing and arguing. There are some seriously smart people on there (pilots, engineers, etc) and it is a dead 50/50 split. My roommate is absolutely convinced it will take off because the engines are applying force to the air not to the ground like a car, so it doesn't matter how fast the wheels are spinning in place, it will take off. I say it won't because without the plane physically moving foward, there is no lift. So will it?

edit: I think we need G-reg in here to get the pilot's perspective.

edit2: Here is what a physics professor from Rutgers says about it:

The only thing that matters is the motion of the wings through the
air. This is what develops lift. The force pulling the plane
forward is developed by the propeller's motion in the air and has
little to do with the wheels or the runway. Since the plane still
moves forward (due to the force of the propeller against the air) it
will still accelerate to the speed required for takeoff. When it
leaves the ground the wheels will not be rotating but otherwise it
will be a perfectly normal takeoff.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sorry, I'm back

I've been busy trying to get my shit together the last week or so, so I've neglected my blogging duties. I got a myspace account, and have since learned why I didn't bother with myspace previously; it sucks. I'm not even sure what the point of it is, but there must be a point because 11ty billion people apparently use it. I don't think I have the patience for it to be honest. I'm thinking about buying a domain again to brush up on web developing skills, and get more familiar with ASP and maybe some PHP (a forum maybe?). Macho, I'll probably need a little guidance with the PHP thing for forum stuff (PHP BB right?).

Not much is really new around here. Sara is moving out here next week to start her new gig. We're pretty excited about it. Me especially since she's going to be my sugar mama. We've been checking out some houses around here and are going with our realtor next weekend to check out 10 or so (we've got our eye on one in particular). Its alot of money (for us anyway) but I think it will be really sweet to finally get to stop having to deal with landlords. I've been eyeballin some HD TV's too. I'd really like to get an LCD between 42-46 inches, but if we wind up having a big enough room, rear projection LCDs (like the 50" sony my roommate has) are alot bigger and cheaper. We'll see, its a ways off. I'm out, I started a fist fight with a 12 pack of Heineken that I need to go finish.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Net Radio Setback

So the RIAA and friends failed us once again. Apparently the final numbers for the rate hike got put through and its looking ugly. It looks like the rates are regressive for at least 60 days. The full story is here if you want to check it out. There is a bill named HR 2060, or the Internet Radio Equality Act that will attempt to equalize the rates between internet radio and sattelite radio (who only pay 5-7% royalties btw). Click on the graphic at the bottom of the post to see the latest news and help out.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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