Glory Hole In Action

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Remember that post years and years ago about The Glory Hole.  Yea, well, here it is in action.  All the rains that California has experienced in the last few months have filled up the Dam and the spillway is in full force.  Unlike the Oroville Dam, this one in Lake Berryessa is well within guidelines. … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Broadway

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It is the year 1999, the world is struggling to come up with a solution to the Y2k bug.  Similar to how speculation was in our existing reality, there were contrasting theories as to just how widespread the potential damage would be.  Exactly like our world, doomsdayers were preparing for the worst  This included governments, … Continued

Light Up Heart

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Remember this ?  Holy crap, that was 9 years ago?  Dang, time just seems to fly by.  Sadly, that heart is sitting on my shelf, not the desk of the person it was originally for, but in honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s the steps to make your own.

Renovation is complete

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My trip this past weekend brought me down to Los Angeles, city of Angels.  It is also the home of Fox Plaza, which served as the setting for the greatest film of all time, Die Hard. Naturally, being in  Los Angeles for the first time, I had to visit this monument to film making.  You will … Continued

Joshua Tree

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I warned you earlier in this week that I would be making my way down to the Desert of Lower California, but noooooo, you didn’t believe me.  Well take a look at it now buddies.  This is where I am – Joshua Tree NP. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow, or Monday before any … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: 2017

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I’m going to try something different this year for my long running Alternate History Thursday series.  Instead of whatever story gets beamed into my mind while I sleep the night before, I will spend the entire year focused on one story.  Yes, I tried it in the past, and I sometimes went back to that … Continued

California

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Off to warm and wet California for the week.  Actually, just a bit longer than a week.  For the next 5 days I’ll be in the San Francisco area for work, then next weekend I’m hitting up my first new National Park of 2017, Joshua Tree.  Look forward for some photos of it later next … Continued

LEGO Speaker System

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Well, more accurately, it’s a single sub-woofer, not an entire system.  And, technically, it’s made of LEGO(R) compatible blocks.  But hey, let’s stop with the specifics, it’s a speaker, it’s DIY, and it’s gotten me on an urge to make my own – properly. This LEGO speaker was built by reddit user /u/FanOfSport.  It’s pretty … Continued

A Prime end to the Year

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You may have noticed that I posted a lot this year.  Quite a lot actually.  The blog hasn’t seen this many posts since 2008.  That’s quite an achievement I must say.  Granted, some of the posts this year have been quite pathetic, and some were delayed due to server reliability issues, but every day had … Continued