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  • Apathy

    Posted on May 27th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    spilleautomatene er av overste klasse med fantastiske jackpotter man kan vinne, men du kommer ikke til a bli skuffet om du foretrekker et klassisk bordspill som blackjack eller roulette.

  • Pickens Plan & Gale Winds

    Posted on May 11th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    [singlepic id=172 w=420 h=315 float=right]I just got off a telecom meeting with the regional Pickens Plan leader Mike.  We had a very good meeting today.  with this in mind I shall segue off to the gale force winds that are tossing our little sailboat around with impunity.

    The winds and rain started very early this morning.  The boat was rocking sufficiently to toss me out of the bunk onto the cabin sole – with a little help from the slippery sleeping bag.  As I write, the wind and rain, continue unabated and the barometer is continuing to fall.  The weather radar shows a large area of ugly red, yellow and green covering our Michigan area.  The east winds have our docklines stretched so far that it is hazardous to jump the 5′ gap to the dock so we are trapped on the boat just like on a mooring.

    Back to the Pickens Plan.  The map above shows all the natural gas we are blessed with in the USA.  This has the potential to make the USA energy independent.  The know reserves will supply all our energy needs for the next 100 years if only we exploit the resources.  It boils down to the question – Do we want to remain the supreme super power or do we voluntarily become a second rate power?  It is all $ and ¢ – we are slowly going bankrupt – so we can either curb spending or let inflation take its toll.  If we do either we become a has been in the race.  We need to exploit the NG to pay our debts and avoid the above two options.

  • Mothers Day 2010

    Posted on May 9th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    Today is Mothers Day so happy mothers day to all you mothers(:-) out there.  Today I am on the boat in full sun, cool & calm waters and light NW winds.  I am having time to reflect on my mother – Kathryn.  I have great memories of my mother and the whole family too.  I also had a wonderful time growing up in my small town – what a place for a kid to develop life’s skills.  Anyway – thanks Mom for all you did for me.

  • Luxury boat life

    Posted on May 6th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    [singlepic id=170 w=300 h=225 float=left]Here we are watching in the lap of luxury. Last night I watched two episodes each of Fringe and V on Hulu.  The new internet connection kept up with no buffering issues.  The first mate was streaming youtube videos at the same time.  This morning we watched two episodes of Glee – episode 16 really was bad forcing promiscuity and other immoral activities but episode 17 was back to original form of modern entertainment.  I voted 5 stars for 17 and 1 star for 16.

    [singlepic id=171 w=320 h=215 float=right]The skies are blue overhead and to the west the mares tails are showing and the barometer is rapidly rising.  Normally a rising barometer is a good thing but the mares tails portend of bad things to come.  I expect bad weather by late Friday or early Saturday.

    Today we went up to the marina office to eat lunch with the crews.  The DNR had delivered 100# of lake trout so the staff decided to have a community lunch.  We ate our fill of lake trout that was beer battered, strawberries and turtle brownies.  Mumm…

  • Internet!

    Posted on May 4th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    We finally have internet on the boat.  No – the new Captifi device has not arrived but the new Belkin wireless N cards are superior to the old D-Link a/b/g and Linksys b cards.  We can finally receive a decent signal strength with these cards.

    Captifi is a device from RadioLabs that costs #140 plus shipping.  The interface is USB and it takes a special free download to interface.  I tried one last year and it is impressive because it pickes up a decent wifi from about a mile via a simple usb plug-in.