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Something’s Up

Seriously, I have no idea why wordpress is acting so slow compared to the rest of the site. It makes no sense. Nothing has changed but wordpress is being slow as balls.

Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll have the time to diagnose it, it’s a busy busy time in my life right now. Let’s just hope I can continue certain traditions…

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Are we back?

I think it’s safe to say that we’re back in business. Something of a perfect storm of events happened late last week. The MySQL server went down and I got some new hardware in to tinker with the server. Since the server went down, I decided to re-work a few things and try out something new. I think I like it, but as usual not everything is working 100% things will slowly get back up to speed over the coming days…I hope.

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How Much Corn is In a Can

It turns out, esteemed scientist and YouTube Star CuriosityBeyond determined there are roughly 1.5 cobs of corn in a can of corn. It’s hard to say how big the can is, but it looks like a normal can you would make for a summer BBQ. I’m not sure about his cooking methods, but that’s not my microwave, I have no ability to judge.

You should keep this in mind while you cook your first corn on the cob this weekend. Save those cobs, then buy a bunch of cans of corn for 4th of July and use this method. It’s certified faster because there’s no shucking involved. There’s no messy strings on the corn, and it cooks faster too!

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National Penguin Awareness Day

I had no idea today is National Penguin Awareness Day. I had no idea that was a thing. But apparently it is, it’s a holiday, though not for the reasons above.

One of the key reasons we choose New Zealand for our Honeymoon was the chance to see Penguins. We got to see 3 or 4 of them while we were at Lake Moeraki Lodge, it took a few hours to wait for them, but it was worth it to see the ocean deposit those dumbs to the shore.

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Little Dumb being deposited onto the shore
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Bahamas

Work is taking us to the Bahamas for a great year. That’s pretty ace isn’t it?

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360 Photo IRL

While the above is apparently a painting, it’s still amazingly ace.  I like to take 360 photos and videos, and they are basically limited to the realm of the internetz and computer.  Thanks to the amazing people on that reddit thread, I am able to shell out hundreds of dollars for one of my own actual photos on a sphere though.  I could use Scandy Sphere and spend $500 on one, or Snapsphere which is at least $150, but I can’t seem to find pricing on a custom one.  Lastly there’s the DIY route with this video you can follow.  What is very clearly missing however is the ability to print out your sphere on paper like that.  The linked site is all in Japanese, I have no idea if you can order something or not.  Oh well, it seems like I’ll be regulated to viewing them all on my computer for the time being.

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Off to New Zealand

Now I’m off to New Zealand on my honeymoon.  Again, I don’t know who reads this, but I thought you should know.  It’s kinda funny though, all the things that I have to do this month, and it just might end up being the most popular month post wise!

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I’m getting Married Today

I’m not sure who still reads this blog, but I just thought you should all know.

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Earth Day

Welcome to Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun.  Today is the day that we celebrate it.  I’m not sure why, something from the 1970s.  Anyway despite what you might think you know about me, I do support the earth.  I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.  In fact, I’ve gone far out of my way to visit some of it’s most beautiful places.

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the National Parks of the United States of America.  Currently there are 61 of them.  (Whether or not some actually deserve to be named parks is up for debate, but not here).  I have been to 28 of them.  Not everyone is represented on my website yet as a full review, (there’s not enough time in the day), but I have photos from them all.  I’m not posting 28 photos here, just some of my favorites.  So, check out the jump, read all about it, and remember, stay in school.

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Happy Birthday Grand Canyon

Today the Grand Canyon turns 100 years old.  Well, it’s actually several million years old, but the protections put in place by the great President Teddy Roosevelt are celebrated.

I’ve been to the Grand Canyon 3 different times in my life.  Nothing quite prepares you for a helicopter ride over and below the rim though.  Seriously, do it.

Rim View
The edge of the canyon approaches. It’s really something that you will never forget.

 

Let’s celebrate the nation’s 2nd most popular national park with a toast to another 100 years of service.