Monthly Archives: August 2012

Shakeup in the Household

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Cobb County Runoff Elections

Cobb County had a runoff election yesterday. Two important ones, actually: Commission Chair and District 4 Commissioner. Here are the results: Commission Chair Tim Lee 52.37% 14,309 Bill Byrne 47.63% 13,014 District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid 75.62% 3,065 Woody Thompson … Continue reading

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Engineering Practice in Texas

As a part of my professional engineering continuing education, I’m acquiring the one professional development hour of time in the category of ethics, as required by the State of Texas. While reviewing the board rules, I re-read the section on … Continue reading

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Brooks’ QR Code License is Revoked

Remember this post, wherein I decried the myriad bad uses of QR codes? Maybe this image will remind you? Well, after 37.5 miles we get this: Thanks for nothing, Brooks.

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Artemis Helps Clean

The cats are always helpful when we’re cleaning things. Here Artemis is inspecting my t-shirt drawer. In the next one, I almost caught her whaling the crap out of Apollo. Pow! Right in the kisser.

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Family Portrait

Minus Artemis and a wife who was ready for the photo.

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New Vehicle Crash Test; Ouch

A new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test is making me wince. If you watch the “small overlap test” video above, you can see most of the airbags doing absolutely no good because of the physics of the collision. … Continue reading

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Indoor Climbing

For my birthday yesterday we went indoor rock climbing at the Wall Crawler Rock Club in Atlanta. It was fun and reminded me how much I liked climbing when I was a teenager. All of the climbing I had done … Continue reading

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Backup your Data yourself! Don’t trust the Cloud!

If you aren’t wired1 into technews, you may not be aware that the Wired writer Mat Honan has had his online digital life mangled and wrecked, which included a great deal of personal data on his laptop. The article is … Continue reading

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Vacation Return Advice

Today’s advice is this: When returning from a vacation where one dropped a vehicle off at the dealer to be serviced, do not forget to pick it up before the next work day. Yes, Jenn is driving me there on … Continue reading

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