The Morning After
An historic day here in the US of A.
For those living under a rock..
Senate is 56 to 40.
The House is 251 to 173.
The news is indeed historic, some people are over the moon happy, others not so much. Thinking about some of the alternatives...
I'm willing to keep an open mind, although an all Democratic government concerns me, we shall see.
Notice to All Employees
As of November 5, 2008, if Obama is officially elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies which are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:
1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to give those of you who are underachieving a “fair shake.”
2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages, including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst yourselves. This will help those who are “too busy for overtime” to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.
3. All top management will now be referred to as “the government.” We will not participate in this “pooling” experience because the law doesn't apply to us.
4. The “government” will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging it's workers to continue to work hard “for the good of all.”
5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it's “good to spread the wealth.” Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel more “patriotic.”
6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks. Don't feel bad, though, because President Obama will give you free healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free foodstamps, and he'll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can't pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you might even get a free flatscreen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn't all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?) !!!
Music for your Mood
Just In case
HOW TO LAND A 747.
Get on the radio, and tell whoever's listening that you are landing a 747.
Engage a single channel of the autopilot — light one of the buttons labeled "CMD." Point the heading indicator in the direction indicated to keep the plane straight and level.
Find the checklists in the side pocket of the pilot's and copilot's seat. If the plane is a 747-400, engage the Automatic Landing System (ALS). If it is not a 747-400, see below under "Landing Without ALS."
If you can't find the checklists, use these:
EO's system check completed.
All a/c packs on. Set the airfield altitude so the plane is depressurized on landing.
HSIs: Radio. Switch horizontal situation indicators to radio navigation mode.
Auto brakes: set.
P.A. cabin call: "Cabin crew 15 minutes to landing."
Cabin signs and exit lights: on.
Ignition: on. This sets the engine igniters for landing.
Fuel system: set for landing.
Fuel heat: check/off
QNH: Set. So the altimeters read the airfield altitude on touchdown.
Gear check: handle down, handle in, light green.
Landing flap: set at 25 degrees.
SCCM's report: received. The cabins are secure for landing.
Find the Jeppeson charts. Locate the radio frequency.
Find the flight management system's buttons on the glareshield marked LNAV and VNAV.
Put the Jeppeson map on a 100 mile scale using the EFIS control panel on the front panel. You'll get a yellow FMC message on the middle screen when it's time to land.
On the control display unit between the pilots' seats, twist the knob until the little numbers go down to 100 ft. above field elevation in the Jeppeson notebook.
Get the aircraft set to land: press the LOC and G/S buttons on the glareshield. All three CMD lights will go on, and the system will automatically tune to the right ILS frequency.
1Turn on the autobrakes when the plane starts descending.
LANDING WITHOUT ALS
Retard the throttle: four levers for four engines.
Keep the nose up and descend to 20,000 feet. At 20,000 feet, bring the throttles back up.
You have to drop below 250 knots when you descend to 9,000 feet. Keep the nose up and throttle down.
When the tower brings you down to 5,000 feet. You need those flaps out so you can fly slow.
Drop airspeed by setting flaps to 5, then 15, when you're down to 4,000 feet.
As you start descending to the runway, you want flaps 20, then 30. Keep them there.
When you reach 50 feet or so, the radar altimeter will start talking.
When it says, "30," bring the throttle back to idle.
At 10 feet, raise the nose to slow down.
Lower the nose, reverse throttles, and apply the brakes.
What They Said:
LBF says Hmmm on 10/6/2008
Why do I have to turn off the humidifier? Too moist in the cabin?
10 Year Old Cake
The 10th anniversary of psacake.com was 9/16. I hope you all got some cake.
The earliest 'blog' (before it was even called that) post that I can find on the WayBack machine is from September 27, 1999, which is Here (Scroll down). My current archives go back to January of 2001, but there are some that are incomplete postings. I have the complete history somewhere..
I was much better updating then, much less better these days. Unfortunately, most of the "good" stuff happens at work, and I learned a LONG time ago to not talk about work. So..
Jib Jab does it again..
Hello Brooons fans.. wouldn't it be great. To bad they are cheap FiretrUCKS and we can't get real talent.
Chara 7.5 million? Come on.. Can't we get the crappy really tall defenseman Hall Gill back for his 2.1?
Manny Fernadez 4.5 to sit out
Tim Thomas 1.1 is probably a deal
Kessel $850k.. ouch
Zach Hamill $875k.. double ouch for Kessel
What They Said:
HECTOR says OUCH!!!!! on 7/9/2008
Chara is a solid D man, worth that much money? Not likely.
Kessel, I wish they would put him with Bergy and Ryder and see what happens.
You forgot Murray..... at best we get to throw out half his 4 mil
I may be around for some OBH the week of the 28th.
How many bits in a byte?
First.. a little lesson.
There are 8 bits in a byte.
1,024 bytes in a kilobyte.
1,048,576 bytes in a megabyte.
1,073,741,824 bytes in a gigabyte.
1,099,511,627,776 bytes in a terabyte.
1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes in a petabyte.
Got all that?
Your collection of 260,000 songs takes up about 1 Terabyte.
20 Terabytes of photos are uploaded to Facebook each month
The Hubble space telescope has collected 120 Terabytes of data and images
The National Climatic Data Center has collected 460 Terabytes of Data
All the videos on YouTube consume 530 Terabytes
Ancestry.com's Genealogy database is 600 Terabytes
1 Petabyte is the amount of data processed by Google's servers every 72 minutes
Tuned Mass Damper
The enormous steel ball is the world's largest 'tuned mass damper' and sits near the top of the world's largest completed skyscraper on earth, taipei 101 in taiwan. the idea behind a tuned mass damper is quite simple: as a building sways (resulting from high winds, earthquakes etc), its tuned mass damper, essentially a finely tuned and ridiculously heavy pendulum, will move in opposition to the structure's oscillations and minimise any movement.
See more pictures a video and the whole story here.
What They Said:
LBF says HUH? on 6/6/2008
the wife says Gratitude for Men & Women in the Service on 6/7/2008
RantUser says Clicky on 6/13/2008
Click the the picture, or go to <a href="http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/">http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/