My favourite computer accessory store, FrozenCPU.com, now sells PolyGFX Case Skins to customize your case. Even better, they’ll let you submit your own imagery and they’ll print you up a custom case skin.
I’ve never been all that tempted by some of the “Pimp My Box” stuff like cold cathode tubes or water cooling systems, but I’m sorely tempted by this. My gigantic Linux full tower sits up on my desk to keep it from getting clogged with dust, but it’s sort of overwhelming there.
I’ve been playing around a bit with Photoshop Elements to make a couple of candidate images. Here are a couple of small copies of the huge images I’ve made: Early morning departure and Clouds
The originals are 49 inches by 17 inches at 300 pixels per inch, so they’re pretty damn huge. I’m not going to stress my cable modem by putting links to them here.
I grabbed the highest resolution satellite images I could get off of Terraserver, and stitched together a mosaic, and colourized the water, so now I have an Irondequoit Creek Map. It might be useful to carry this around on the river.
After all the hassles last time, it’s really nice to just walk into my Aviation Medical Examiner’s office, and walk out a half hour later with a third class aviation medical. Phew!
I didn’t doubt I’d get it, but I still was a little nervous. Thank god I won’t have to do that for another two years.
After my very positive experience with the VCP Avocet RM, a couple of people suggested that the VCP Skerray RMX might be better for somebody of my advanced weight. It’s a bigger boat, with higher displacement, but similar lines.
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In today’s paper there is a columnist writing about every miniscule difference between John Kerry in 1984 and John Kerry in 2004. I don’t know about you, but if somebody had *exactly* the same opinions on everything that they did 20 years ago, I’d call them so pig-headed and stubborn that they don’t learn from experience, don’t change their opinion based on new evidence, and don’t grow personally.
So here’s a toast to John Kerry’s ability to think and reason and admit when his original position no longer makes sense based on new information.