Sunday, February 26, 2006

For all those train buffs out there

Two years ago, I struck up a conversation with a guy that was loaded down with video cameras. He was standing next to the Moffat tunnel, which was built about about 100 years ago to allow trains to get under the continental divide after leaving west out of Denver. At the time, it was a massive and expensive undertaking, but it has paid for itself many times over since.
Anyway, it turns out that he had taveled all the way from Italy (if memory serves) just to take video of trains.
Well, this is for all those train buffs out there.

Yes it was snowing and my friend walking by on her maiden snowshoe walk was an interesting sideline.

BTW, a minor gripe I have with Google videos is that they don't seem to tell you when your video has been approved. You just have to go back and check and at some point it just shows up. Still, its a great service since they take care of all the details about putting video on the web.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Always keep good notes

There's a chinese saying that goes
"The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory"

This certainly applies to keeping track of what you might be doing on the internet.

Just today, I found a domain that had slipped through the cracks after the ordeal detailed at
So if you aren't just on the internet for pure entertainment, keep notes!

Note: keep notes.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Google hosts my video for free

I had to try this out. I heard that Google will host (store and stream) videos for free. Google gave me a utility to upload it with. I had to format the video as a wmv because it did not accept the asf format from my camera. It took a about a day to get it aproved.

Google also provides code that you can paste right into a site, or even this blog. So here it goes...

Cool! It works! Now you can enjoy the same view of the snow dragons that I get to see out my widow. "Snow Dragons" are my name for the huge waves of blowing snow that we get as the wind blows the snow of the trees after a snow fall.

PS. I admit, I added the blowing wind sound track. It just "looks" better with the sound of the wind!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Top 10 uses for paper bags

My fifth and final installment of the paper bag series. I hope you share my sense of humor.

Top 10 uses for paper bags

Monday, February 06, 2006

A variation on the paper bag them

Here's a slightly different perspective of the paper bag vs plastic bag controversy.

Paper Bags vs ___

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Paper Bag crafts

Heres a fun use for paper bags.

Use them in crafts projects.

You'd be amazed at all the different animal shapes you can make out of paper bags

Check out Paper Bag Crafts

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Paper or plastic?

Now I'm off contemplating the lowly paper bag.

And I'm not done yet. More soon.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cats and Bags

Sometimes, its good to have a little fun. A friend of mine asked me to write up something about Paper Bags

. Take a look. Can you tell I like cats?