Thursday Oct 09, 2008

Guy Kawasaki on the USS John C. Stennis

If you may guessed from the title of my blog that  I spent a few years in the US Navy.  I always enjoy reading Guy Kawasaki's blog but I especially enjoyed this post of his visit to the USS John C. Stennis while it was under way.  I think he did a fine job of representing what it is like on an aircraft carrier.

He is right on the money about call signs.  Mine was given to me on my very first day of flight school because of my last name.  (It even stuck with me after I no longer was in aviation as a nickname among my friends)


Wednesday Sep 24, 2008

A Day on the Track

 

Today I got to experience driving on a race track for the first time.  Let me tell you it was a real thrill.  I have always been a fan of racing and pretty much like anything that goes fast.  In fact, I did not start off programming computer for a living, it was merely a hobby of mine.  I started off learning a learning to be pilot in the US Navy but developed a medical problem that prevents me from flying planes.  So this was something I always wanted to do.

A local dealer held an event to test their new car on the street and on a race track.  From a marketing perspective  I would say it worked because I would never would have considered this brand before until now.  Because if I can drive the thing at speeds on a race track that would land me in jail on the street and be safe it is certainly is a car to consider.  I really felt like I was "The Stig" around the track but I am sure since this was my first time my performance wasn't even up to the level of James May.


Monday Jul 21, 2008

33 Four Leaf Clovers

Over the weekend I looked down at the my lawn to see how bad the weeds have gotten and I noticed a four leaf clover.  Immediately my twins came running over because they wanted it as a good luck charm.  Luckily I found another so they didn't have to fight over it. Then I even noticed a five leaf clover.  The twins continued to collect more of them and ended up with a total of 33 four leaf clovers and 2 five leaf clovers from one small patch.

Supposedly a four leaf clover is supposed to bring good luck.  All I know is not to buy the cheap weed killer.  It doesn't kill the clovers, just mutates them!


Wednesday Jul 02, 2008

A Cool use of Google Maps

As a fan of both Steve McQueen and the Ford Mustang I naturally like the Movie "Bullitt".  I really enjoyed this mashup of the chase scene from "Bullitt" and Google Maps:

http://www.seero.com/video/Steve_McQueen_3

About

Bill Rushmore III

Search

Top Tags
Categories
Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today