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  • AOC 22″ Monitor

    Posted on December 31st, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    I received the new AOC 22″  LCD 16:9 monitor today.  Of course, I immediately installed it and booted up.  It came up in the native 1024 x 768  resolution.  I was prepared to hate the new monitor.  I progressively up’d the resolution to the point it was too small for me.  Then I backed it off to a comfortable size of 1280×768.  I love this new display that I paid $139 w free shipping.  The supplied drivers were nt installed by XP Pro as it said I already had them installed.  I spent the day getting used to the display and now I wonder how I ever used a 17″ std monitor.  How can AOC do it?  The monitor has a 3 year warranty too!

    SAM & I spent the late afternoon stripping the teak boarding ladder.  The previous owner had refinshed  so the varnish came off easily.  Now we are 50% complete on the stripping.  Then comes 3 coats of Cetol Light and a coat of Cetol Gloss.  Thin another 50 hours to finish!  Can anyone appreciate this but us?  I doubt it.

  • Cold Water Immersion

    Posted on December 30th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    Now this is a real eye opener.  For a guy who has lived near and in water all my life I never expected the results shown in the video below.  If you ever expect to be immersed in cold water this could be a life saver.  Take the 10 minutes to watch and listen.


  • Hey fellas

    Posted on December 28th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    Stay out of the doghouse this season.  A video showing the consequences of being insensitive or practical with the better half.  With this video you can avoid the trap.


  • Third Christmas

    Posted on December 27th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    Chris, DJ and Garret arrived just before dinner last night.  We had a good time talking until 2330 and then it was lights out.  Lights out for me until 0515 and I awoke.  Now I am writing this little ditty.

    DJ said he wanted the wireless working.  I said go ahead with little expectation he could accomplish what I could not.  About and hour later he had it up and going.  I am writing this over the wireless link.  He used his iPhone to confirm the link was up.  Garret also was using link with his iPhone.  They are pretty cool devices.  It makes me want one of those phones.  Anyway,  thanks DJ.

    Garret and I worked on Facebook for a time and I applied for Friendship with Garret, DJ, Chris and Jess.  I’ll not bet on the Jess approval but the rest are approved.  Thanks Garett.

    The boys will be leaving in a few hours for Carol’s house and a good Christmas there.  The said not to awake them until 0900.  They have to leave about 1200.  That gives us plenty of time for opening presents.  Yea for number three Christmas.

  • Japan Auto Industry

    Posted on December 25th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s production of cars, trucks and buses marked its steepest drop in at least four decades in November, an industry group said Thursday, as the fallout from the U.S. slowdown crimped auto demand.

    Vehicle production in Japan, home to Toyota Motor Corp. and other major automakers, plunged 20.4 percent in November compared to the same month a year ago to 854,171 vehicles, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said.

    The full article here

  • Tweeting?

    Posted on December 25th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    Auto-Tweeting from wordpress works again I think.

  • Tweets fm WordPress

    Posted on December 24th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    This has not been working correctly.  This is a test to try it now.

  • Twins Birthday

    Posted on December 24th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    I tried to contact the twins today several times but no one answered and an answering machine is not enabled.  I read Jacob’s blog and subscribed to all the feeds in IE7.  It is nice that the blogging has started again.


  • LA Times article

    Posted on December 24th, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    I am coming to believe that we should ban Chinese products that relate to health, medicine and the environment.  They are trying to slowly kill us and you cannot believe a word they say since the government is not grounded in Biblical principals.  Write to you congressmen today.

    China is the world’s largest producer of farm-raised seafood, exporting billions of dollars worth of shrimp, catfish, tilapia, salmon and other fish. The U.S. imported about $2 billion of seafood products from China in 2007, almost double the volume of four years earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    But industry experts and businesspeople in China say that melamine has been routinely added to fish and animal feed to artificially boost protein readings. Melamine, commonly used in plastics and dishware, can lead to urinary problems such as kidney stones and even renal failure.

  • First Christmas

    Posted on December 21st, 2008 cwmoore No comments

    We went to church this AM, a good service with Christmas songs, and it was Communion Day.  SAM & I went alone as Jess and Martha were preoccupied with cooking things.Ann’s First Christmas was it’s usual chaotic self.  Lee’s ham was more than excellent and the other food tasted OK too.  The girls were the ones who exchanged presents this year.  The guys buy what they want during the year so another appropriate gift is hard to find.   I was honored to say the prayer this year but was derailed by a mishap with the Chrismas Tree and lost the train of thought completely.Afterwords Jess & I worked on the Saturn to get into shape for the trip back to Whiting.  Work beckons Jess tomorrow so it will be an early rise. �