Friday, July 31, 2009
Over Christmas break, I spent a ton of time editing video so I took the proceeds and built a new computer. This summer has been more of the same so I decided to look into filling my memory slots. I had 3 slots open so that meant room for 6 more gigs. Since the memory now costs about half of what I bought it for in December, I filled em up. I was really surprised how much it improved everything. I only expected to see it when rendering video with multiple processors but almost everything is faster. It used to take me about 2 minutes from power switch to Windows boot. This time it was done in just over a minute.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Today I got a call from my friend Don who I work with. Don has a friend that works in the County Jail and he gave him a call before the news broke. He told me that one of our co-workers, Jim Healy was arrested for child porno and hung himself in jail. I have become good friends with Jim over the past two years. He is our tech guy so I hang out with him a lot.
I had a really hard time believing that Jim would even get arrested, let alone be involved in child porn and commit suicide in jail. He is a good Christian man, a father and a really centered guy. I could not imagine what would lead up to this.
Immediately I started trying to find out if it really was him. I just could not believe it was. Lisa was able to find a website that lists arrest reports. It listed an arrest report with an address. I used my Fresno Unified directory and sure enough, it was the street where Jim Healy lives.
A few minutes later, I found an article when it first broke in the Modesto Bee. It said that Jim Healy, age 65 had been arrested. I know that my friend just turned 50. Things were starting to look up. A few minutes after we found another article that said he was arrested at school where he taught...J.E. Young. I immediately went back to my directory and there it was, two Jim Healys.
I talked to Jim on the phone tonight when we got home from church. He said it has been a busy night for phone calls and e-mails. I told him that I was glad he did not die in jail as a child porno guy. He was glad too.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Here is a great opportunity for my FB and Blog friends who have (or are soon to have) small kids. Our kids have outgrown their swing set and Lisa and I want to convert the "play area" to something else. The wood is in great shape but it probably could use a coat of paint. I made this out of 2 x 4's, 4 x 4's and 4 x 8's so it is plenty strong. Here is the catch... if you want it, you need to make arrangements to haul it. The swing part will disconnect from the main tower via 4 bolts. The tower is nailed together so you will proabably want to carry it out as one piece. The problem is that the tower is too big to fit through my gate so we need to lift it over the fence. If you want it, you will need a pickup truck and 3 strong peeps to help lift. When I bought this, it cost me about $800 for the plastic parts and the wood. It took me the better part of a day to build it. You can have it for free if you can haul it. Contact me if you are interested or if you just want to come by to have a look.
Friday, July 10, 2009
I am doing a short documentary for Fresno/Madera Youth For Christ. For the past 6 weeks, I have been conducting interviews. Here is some rough cut video of what Ashely Swearengin had to say.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
When Chuck Norris plays Oregon Trail, his family does not die from cholera or dysentery, but rather, roundhouse kicks to the face. He also requires no wagon, since he carries the oxen, axels, and buffalo meat on his back. He always makes it to Oregon before you.