Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Yesterday the kids came back from Wal-Mart with their Hannah Montana 3-D glasses ... I couldn't care less about the "best of both worlds" ... but the glasses ... Thank You Miley!! The University of Phoenix has posted a collection of ANAGLYPHS on the Mars Phoenix Lander Web Site. It's like your computer monitor just became a window on the Lander.
So run to Wal-Mart and tell them your kids sent you .....
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 6:02 AM
Saturday, July 19, 2008
A beautiful day ....
Nick and I got up early and took the canoe to Merrill Creek Reservoir. We have been wanting to go out all season but finally found some time today. I wanted to get out before it got too hot (I hate the heat) so I made sure we were on the water by 8:30. It was a little windy when we started so it was tough to steer ..... once we got half way across the winds subsided and it was smooth paddling. We got to see what I think was a few eagles .... and even what I think was a crane ... long neck and really long beak. All totaled we paddled about 2.75 miles. Here is the picture of our path.
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 12:03 PM
Friday, July 18, 2008
THE LEGACY OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S PRESIDENCY
The Country He Inherited vs. The Country He Leaves Behind
It's hard to argue against the facts ..... but I'm sure someone will ....
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 10:15 PM
Another visit ....
Us "city folk" are starting to get used to this ... but I would like to know why it had to crush the garbage can ???
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 4:59 PM
Friday, July 11, 2008
A bleak outlook ....
I saw this article and it basically sums up how I feel about the state of our country right now:
Five Signs the United States Is Withering Away
1- Too many internal divisions: the whole "red vs. blue" thing or "have vs. the have not" thing.
2- A decadent culture: and I'm not talking about morals ... we are in the midst of an artistic decline as evidenced by the number of sequals and remakes coming out of Hollywood. Does anyone have an original idea anymore??
3- Too much military, not enough social welfare: when you conquer other nations you can't build roads or schools in your own. We should rename the Dept. of Defense to the Dept. of Offense.
4- Citizens do not trust their government: we have all but given up on the idea of privacy ... the government just sanctioned illegal wiretapping and gave those who assist in the effort immunity from prosecution ... what's next??
5- No science and engineering leadership: everybody wants to be an MBA .... everybody wants to be Donald Trump .... nobody goes to school dreaming that they'll build the next rocket to Mars ... it's just not cool. Our biggest domestic product will soon be "managers" .... the brains will be elsewhere .... the manufacturing will be elsewhere. In 50 years we'll be a nation of Managers and clerks at Wal-mart.
I soooo want to be wrong about this ......
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 7:39 AM
Monday, July 07, 2008
Mystery Trip '08
We just got back from Mystery Trip '08! For those that don't know every year we take the kids on a mystery trip .... we wake them up in the morning ... yell mystery trip and shuffle them off to the car. The rest of the car ride is spent trying to figure out where we're going. It sure beats "99 bottles of beer on the wall."
This years destination was Niagara Falls, Canada. Samantha guessed it somewhere near Buffalo.
We stayed at the Sheraton Fallsview, on the 14th floor over looking the Horseshoe falls. One of the highlights of the trip was walking off the elevator to a floor to ceiling window and the kids first view of the falls!
After the 6 hour car ride we spent most of the rest of the day just strolling in Niagara Park taking in the view.
Other activities included a day at Marineland where Sam and Nick got to pet and feed a Beluga Whale, dinner at the revolving dining room in Skylon Tower, a Journey Behind the Falls, a voyage on the Maid of the Mist and finally a trip to what we called "Tacky Town" the Clifton Hills tourist area of Niagara Falls.
Here is some video from Niagara Park .... more photos coming soon!
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 8:37 PM
Hello, I see on your blog you have done some work on a griffin rocketfm transmitter.
Is there some way you would take a picture of the circuit board for me of that product. Specifically where the wires from the USB cable attach to the board.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Ripping DVDs to Video IPODs
It took me a little while to figure out so I thought I would share it with the world: HOWTO: rip a dvd to your ipod using ffmpeg.
#posted by Rob Roschewsk @ 9:15 AM