Friday, July 31, 2009

Upgrade


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.

Chuck Norris Friday


If you spell Chuck Norris wrong on Google it doesn't say, "Did you mean Chuck Norris?" It simply replies, "Run while you still have the chance."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So Scary

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.

http://www.fresnobee.com/updates/story/1565771.html

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Done!

I have been working on this project since May 13th and I just finished it today. Check it out. You might want to follow the link to YouTube and watch it in HD.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday


Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bill's Shirt

Hey all you blog followers out there. My water polo buddy Bill came up with this shirt design after watching "The Big Bang Theory." He asked me to hook him up with a posting, so I did. Go buy his shirt.






Friday, July 17, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday

Most people know that Descarte said, "I think, therefore I am." What most people don't know is that that quote continues, "...afraid of Chuck Norris."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Kids Surf!

Here is video of our family surfing trip.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Morro Bay


We had a great adventure today. We rented so Kayaks and paddled around for hours.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Goodbye Play Yard. I can only imagine what this looked like on the road. It actually was safer than it looked.

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FREE Swing Set/Play Yard

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

Why I like the Mayor of Fresno (even though I live in Clovis)

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.


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Chuck Norris Friday


When Chuck Norris was born, the only person who cried was the doctor. Never slap Chuck Norris.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fun on the 4th




This 4th, we had some extra fun. I set my camera to rear curtain sync so the flash would fire at the end of the 8 second exposure. This is the result.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Chuck Norris Friday


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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Callahan

This is Callahan. Man Of Action.
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