Friday, March 26, 2010

Earth Hour – Saturday, March 27, 2010


Tomorrow night at 8:30pm, in whatever time zone you are in, you have a chance to participate in Earth Hour. According to the site, China will lead the way in starting Earth Hour this year. That’s just great. Nee-How!

The traditional – that is, “traditional” in the same air-quote sense as “Kwanzaa” is a traditional African holiday that is, as traditional as an African holiday can be when it is created by an American socialist in 1966 – way to celebrate Earth Hour is to turn off all your lights and live like a non-tool-using animal for an hour. I encourage you all to celebrate a neo reformation Earth Hour by turning all your lights on.

All your lights – your closets, your garage, your mud room, great room, entry way, back porch, etc. This works even better when you have complete lefties nearby, like we do across the street.

When you participate, take some video or pictures. Tweet out loud in the midst of the brightness (using #earthhour). And make sure you upload it all to the sites listed at (video: photos:

Also, is it just me, or is it interesting to see what they chose to cover up in this map?


I mean, the planet is 70% covered by water and they had to put their little info box over the United States? I mean even just placing it by chance, they could have hit the ocean.

Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy and incandescently bright Earth Hour!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I’m so done..

Earlier today I turned in my last assignment of my last class for my bachelor degree. Still about a week before I know my final grades, but I’ve got a 4.0 GPA so far and expect to keep that. :-)

Let’s see… counting just my classes since I finished my associates degree, I think my favorite class has been my IT Project Management class, the finance aspects of that in particular. While my least favorite class has been my just completed Data Structures and Algorithms class. The textbook was terrible. The flow and approach of the class was really uneven – numbingly simple one week, stupifyingly difficult the next, and the instructor was only really clear about the specific areas he happened to be passionate about.

Anyway, I’m finally done and I’m pretty happy about it. It has been difficult these past nine months or so as I’ve basically been a full-time (or very close to it) class load each term. This involved a lot of homework, a lot of late nights, and a lot of missed family time. It has also been not a small investment in money, which I won’t actually get back. Even after the tuition reimbursement from my company I’ve spent quite a lot of my own money. Luckily I’m a veteran as that got me a cut rate on tuition and free books.

I won’t say I’m done with education for ever, but I’m done with it for now and I’m looking forward to getting re-acquainted with my Xbox 360 and my latest favorite game – Toy Soldiers