Saturday, January 26, 2008

Not Montana

We have been cabin bound due to rain for the past 3 days. I do not know how people live without seeing the sun for weeks at a time; I guess that's because I have always lived in California.

On our morning walk we saw all the mountains around our valley covered with snow. I love the snow -- in the distance.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Crash and run

This white Honda crashed into the light post in front of Grace to You. The CHP officer said the driver must have been late for work -- he fled the seen on foot.

I think the drive was on the phone, sipping a Starbucks, while inputting an address into the GPS.
Why didn't they crash into the hateful bus benches instead?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Storm Watch

When there is water from the sky (I think it's called rain) the news gets all panicky and they start non-stop coverage.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hand in the till?

I've never seen so much cash piled around a register. She was so busy making coffee drinks that she did not have time to get the money into the drawer. First I thought it might be tips, but it was the money collected for the coffee.

Rise of the Silver Guitar Hero

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Summer of love

This is the most detailed and creative case mod I've ever seen. And yes, it is air-cooled.

Don't tase me bro

We stopped by the Taser booth to see if there was anything that Rufus might like for his birthday. After a short wait this guy volunteered to be tased. After he screamed, he got up and was fine and laughing about the whole thing.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Make sure your glob is linked

I do not know what glob they want to link, perhaps they intended 'globe'. Then again there are lots of globs on our globe and they may need linking. This company is not US-based - shock!

Vow of technology?

What are 3 safron robed monks doing at a tech show? Perhaps they are looking for electonic nirvana, or a computer-based prayer wheel.

Take 2 they're small

At 150 inches this plasma display is the world's largest. A six foot man could be displayed life-sized.

Cost: no one knew, but the 103 inch version sells for $70,000.00. The 150 draws over 3000 watts - it could heat your whole house, keep you coffee warm, and make Al Gore very mad. You might even have cartons of egg beaters thrown at you by the Sierra Club..

I've stopped asking why

It's an R2-D2 shaped projector with a built-in DVD player and audio.

Why yes, it's DLP!

The Gloved One

Ted was having some dry skin issues - typical for LV.

He only had the glove on one hand, so he had the whole Michael Jackson vibe goIng - but without any of the wierdness.

Not what I was hoping for

I saw many robots at the show, and many of them needed cleaning. This is not a company that offers a way to clean robots, but is a robotic floor cleaner.

Perhaps next year.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Ted meets Fatail1ty

Ted wanted yet another t-shirt (not really) so he played the world's number one video game player. Ted held his own, and kept his foe to 3 frags. Fatail1ty was playing with no guns, only the saw, and was playing standing up on this keyboard and mouse contraption that looked like Guitar Hero meets the Borg.

Ted got his T-shirt and a new online game name. Ask him about it.

I have NOW seen everything

This man is not smoking. He is using an electronic oral nicotine delivery device. The smoke is actually water vapor. He says he uses it on air plans and in places that ban smoking. He gets his drug, and oral fixation, and the public gets none of the smell and danger. He also is getting less of the bad stuff.

Distributors wanted.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Technofest 2008

I am in the room that Bill Gates will be delivering what is expected to be his last keynote address as a Microsoft employee.

There must be 7000 people in this room. When he arrives the average net worth per person will be about 4.5 million $. I'm calling for a loan.

The overall nerd factor is way over 10 - it will be interesting what he says this year. Last year he predicted that Zune would pass iPod in sales. Right!