Monthly Archives: September 2011

Monster Jam!

I’m working on a scoring & timing software package for Monster Jam, so I’ve been trying to learn a bit more about the sport and the culture. So far, I’m pretty impressed. These guys seem very focused on giving their … Continue reading

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BullsEye!

Another deadly, spot-on salvo from Krugman. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/opinion/krugman-the-social-contract.html?_r=1&hp The wonkish Princeton University economist dismantles Paul Ryan and the rest of the imminent-Plutocracy enablers in the US Congress (by inference, Ryan’s unindicted co-consipirators Eric Cantor and John Boehner) over their infuriating claims … Continue reading

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This Princeton University Economist Is One Bad-Ass Motherfucker

I reiterate my prior recommendation of Paul Krugman’s blog The Conscience Of A Liberal on The New York Times web site. The guy is erudite and mondo ingenious, yet grounded & practical. His wittiness belies his PhD and Nobel Prize … Continue reading

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Skunkware World HQ Now On “Smart Grid”

Two weeks ago, MECO installed a “Smart Meter” at Skunkware HQ. This gadget is just too cool. It shows how much electricity (in KwH) I’ve used, how much I’ve sent back from my solar array, and the net.   These … Continue reading

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Packin ‘Em In At The Masters, Spruce Meadows, Alberta

  Approximately 70,000 people watching Eric Lamaze win the $1,000,000 CN International at Spruce Meadows on September 11, 2011    

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Calgary Stampede

The Timing & Scoring guys from The Calgary Stampede asked to meet with me to review what they’re doing and suggest some improvements. Amazing that this humongous facility in the heart of downtown Calgary is only used 2 weeks a … Continue reading

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Spruce Meadows Masters

Back at Spruce Meadows for The Masters, and guess what? It’s not raining. I’ve been in Calgary for 5 days and haven’t seen a cloud. WTF? Today’s forecast: +28C and not a cloud in the sky. Same forecast for the … Continue reading

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