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100 Percent

100 Percent

Got this in an e-mail this morning.

Mathematical Viewpoint:

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%? What equals 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these Questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

AND, look how far the love of God will take you

L- O- V- E-O-F-G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it’s the Love of God that will put you over the top!

Pretty cool.

Female Bonding

Female Bonding

Our house has been over run by women who are presently engaged in some sort of primative bonding ritual which appears to involve soaking their feet in water and then coating them with foul, unnatural smelling substances.

This is how Treva decided to spend her birthday. Meh. I don’t get it.

So. Glad. I’m. A. Man.

Haha. LOL. They’re having fun. I’m hiding in the office. All is truely right with the world.

Quick Update

Quick Update

Okay, I know, I’m a slacker. Got a bunch of stuff to write about though.


  • Active Shooter Drill at RCS & the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Center.
  • How I fixed the BrailleNote to work with my Bluetooth
  • Firefox and JAWS
  • Our trip to Wisconsin
  • My awesome KNFB Reader

I’m pretty sure there was something else, but I blanked… so just hang in there. I’m flying to Nebraska on Thursday so I should have some time to catch up on my blogging on the plane.

Also, another quick note. My wife and I are going to combine blogs and move to WordPress on our own server. I’ll give you more details when we get the software up. Also, watch for the upcoming podcast… um when we finish, I guess we have to start first, recording.

To completely seal the deal on my status as a nerd… I give you the list of old television series currently parked in my NetFlix queue.


  • Emergency! – Totally the best paramedic drama ever.
  • Dougie Houser M.D. – I don’t even know, but we watched the first season a few months back and it’s still good.
  • SeaQuest DSV – Season 1 rocked. Season 2 kind of sucked. Season 3, well I hope NBC regrets even going there.

I’m outta for now.

AMBER ALERT

AMBER ALERT

CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
INDIANA STATE POLICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
315 PM EDT WED APR 26 2006

AT THE REQUEST OF THE INDIANA STATE POLICE…THE INDIANA EMERGENCY
ALERT SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED TO ASSIST IN THE BROADCAST OF AN AMBER
ALERT.

REQUEST ALL UNITS TO CHECK REST STOPS, STATE PARKS, AND SIDE ROADS FOR THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE: 19 91 TAN TOYOTA COROLLA, LICENSE 3 6 C 5 7 3 6 INDIANA PASSENGER CAR REGISTERED TO A BRENDA K. EVANS. OCCUPIED BY A TOM J EVANS WHITE MALE, BORN DECEMBER 19TH 1960, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 3 0 7 7 8 1 3 2 7, AND A SMALL CHILD, 2 YEARS OLD, ANDREA JORDAN EVANS.

JORDAN WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A YELLOW DRESS WITH STRAWBERRY SHORT-CAKE SHOES, BLONDE STRAIGHT SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR, BLUE EYES. FATHER HAS A LOADED GUN AND A KNIFE AND HAS THREATENED TO KILL THE CHILD. THE CHILD HAS BEEN ENTERED AS MISSING AND FATHER HAS BEEN ENTERED WITH A TEMPORARY FELONY WARRANT FOR CRIMINAL CONFINEMENT ON THE MOTHER.

ANY QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION CALL SEYMOUR POLICE DEPT AT (8 1 2) 5 2 2- 5 1 3 1.

If vehicle is spotted, ADVISE LAW ENFORCEMENT, DO NOT APPROACH!

Plan of the Day

Plan of the Day

Just for the heck of it. I wrote a song describing my plans after returning from church. So with apologies to Snow White, although let it be noted not the evil ABC/Disney/Michael Isner Megacorporation.

Ahem

To bed, today
To sleep the day away
I’ll nap and snoar
and snooze somemore
It’s off to bed I say.

I’d like to thank the academy, and my matress, for enspiring this little ditty.

Vision Expo, Progressive Dinner, and I SAW IT

Vision Expo, Progressive Dinner, and I SAW IT

Today was the Indiana State Library’s first Vision Expo. Tigress and I took a bunch of small, non-techy, but still necessary aids to sell for her employer’s new Independent Living Products business.

There was a pretty good turn out at the expo. About 15 other vendors from around the state showed up. Products ranged from CCTV’s to basics like writing guides, check guides, and magnifiers, to newspaper reading services including NFB Newsline.

Later in the afternoon I got a chance to slip away from the table to see it. Yes, kids, that’s right. I saw it. The fantabulous, astonishing, fantasmagorical, KNFB Reader. Man is she a fine looking piece of tech gadgetry. It’s the size of a PDA, and the thickness of a PDA with a small digital camera attached to the back. Held together in a leather, maybe vynl the details don’t matter, case. When our state NFB president was demonstrating it I timed it about 20 seconds to take a picture, clean up the image, and OCR the text. That’s actually about what the flatbed scanner at home takes, so not too bad. I’m guessing that can only get faster as the software improves.

My wife pointed out that you need steady hands to use it since you have to hold the camera above the document, but they are planning on releasing a stand to help should you desire.

I’m still expecting my demo unit in early May and, assuming a NDR doesn’t get in the way, will report more then.

Once we returned from Indy it was time for the IDX Progressive Dinner with A Twist.

For those of you who don’t know, and I didn’t until I moved here, a progressive dinner involves going to different homes for each course of the meal. Since, aparently, our group is too roudy and insane to allow into anyones home, I say this because no one wanted to host the dinner, we changed the rules a bit. We hit Apple Bees for appetizers, Sheba’s for the mean, and Sacred Grounds for dessert and coffee. Afterwards we retired to Tony and Rett’s, where I rotated between mocking the pool players and the Scrabble folks. See yall, I’m an equal opportunity pain in the butt.

Also Sarah L., for now, the answer is still NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. We’ll keep practicing though.

Now if you’ll excuse me…