Monday, May 30, 2005

Midland Webcam

Attn Midlanders. Want to know what it looks like outside without looking out you're window? Or do you just want to see a view from on top of Bank of America? Than check out this webcam I ran across.


Click here to view the webcam!


And out of towners: You can click on the link to get a picture of what Midland looks like. This camera is located on the tallest building in Midland, I think 24 stories in the air (http://www.downtownmidland.org is down at the time, so I can't get the real number.)

Someone should build an open air restaurant on top of that building. That has to be a great view from up there.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Bomb Scare at Wal-mart

Haven't heard much about it, but there was a bomb-scare at Wal-mart tonight. They evacuated Wal-mart and the Cluster's Apartments behind Wal-mart. The only thing online right now that I can find is on the MyWestTexas forum at http://www.myopenforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3223

UPDATE: May 31, 2005; 2:05 AM.

I found two articles online about it, one from CBS-7 and one from BIG2.

"There`s no word yet on what was inside" (Big 2)

So who knows. I'm just glad if it does turn out to be a bomb that everyone is safe and that it was handled well by our local police department, fire department, bomb squad, and anyone else who responded to this incident.

I would laugh my butt off though if they determined that inside the box was store merchandise that just came off the truck.


UPDATE: May 31, 2005; 3:33 PM.

I found an article in the MRT about it.

"The package then was taken to the police firing range and examined further and eventually determined to contain a masonry brick."

So someone put a brick in a box and put it on a shelf in the store. Supposedly they have video survelence of who placed the package on the shelf. That person probably thought it would be a funny joke but they pushed it too far here. We'll see what the justice system has in store for them

Finally got me a nice digital camera

Buck-Fush, you were right.

I finally found a good deal on a digital camera. As some of you may already know, I have been in the market for a digital camera, ever since I bought my really really good photo printer for a dirt cheap price. I know, it's kind of wierd that I bought the printer before I bought the camera, but I'm fun like that!

Anyway, I bought the SONY DSCL1, and I LOVE IT! It's the camera I used to take these pictures of Caeser. Here's a few images of the camera (click to enlarge):



It's sleek, it's stylish, it's lightweight (1.25 lbs), and I got a great deal on it too. A $249 camera for $169. $80 savings not bad. I didn't expect to find a good 4.1 megapixel camera for that low of a price. I can trust the Sony name brand. Anyway, for more specks, click here.

So now with my digital camera and photo printer ($400 worth of stuff for less than $200), I have my own photo studio. I should charge a fee and start booking weddings, divorces, bar mitzvahs, math contests, etc... Anyone interesting in buying my photography services e-mail me.

But really, you should leave it to the pro's, like these guys.

Rain is good, most of the time

The only thing I hate about the rain is the mosquitoes. They always show up after we get a rain spell. And it always seems that they go after me. I got a few bites, but I was able to whack most of them off before they were able to insert their sucker tube in through my skin.

Anyone know about Midland's risk of West Nile this year? I hope another outbreak is not in store.

Dead truck :-(

Yup. My truck is once again dead. D-E-D dead (a line from some movie, can't remember). But it's time for a new car anyway. Something reliable. Anyone out there sellin' anything good? Like a truck or a sport's car?

Friday, May 27, 2005

Caeser's adventures out in the fields.

Caeser's adventures out in the fields.



Remember me?

Hey everyone. Remember me? I'm Bert. Ya, once again I am back. I finally have free time with classes finally over (Thank God because my brain is in need of a long break). But my brain won't lie dormant, since I am taking a summer course online. That won't be too hard for me.

I have LOVED this recent rain. Our guage was at 7/8 an inch when I got home, but it is starting to rain a little right now. So overnight it will go up. We need all the rain that we can get. And I love the break from the heat. Three days ago it was 103 at the airport (105 at my house) and today the high was 73. A 40 degree drop well needed. Doesn't look like we'll hit 100 again for a while.

I'm taking a look at my hit-o-meter stats. I had some wierd search terms pop up, such as "silver certificate back yard Tennessee", and "Independence Hall 4:10 printers". I wonder how they found my page. But welcome visitors! Come back and visit sometime!