Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Open caching

I was listening to the Geotalk Podcast. They mentioned the open geocaching website. I found the open caching US website and i am curious about it. I have not checked it out too much yet but I think I might. It has not picked up too much around home so I do not know how much it will. Waymarking has not taken off too much around us either. I might register on it and put up some virtuals. I think I might be able to do some good write ups based on some of the waymarks I have done. time will tell and I will post back about it if I actually get off my butt about it. the website is HERE.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Interenet Kill Switch

I heard this morning that a bill was proposed to give the president the ability to shut down the internet. I do not care who is in the big chair, this scares the hell out of me and makes me want to set up non internet and non networked ways to communicate so the government can not shut it down. Those in power may see this as a security issue or a threat to power but I see this as a free speech and an essential for freedom. Click HERE for an article on it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Income statistics

With the economy being on everyone's minds, this site listing how people's incomes are going might be of interest. Check it out HERE.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Geocaching Virtual Souvenirs

Groundspeak has been doing virtual souvenirs on their site. Mine are listed HERE. I am not that impressed with them.I think part of the problem is that geocaching is a hobby that i am jst not doing as much as I use to. I am benchmark hunting and waymarking more than caching and even that is not being done as much as I use to. I think the other problem is I do gps games to find a nice hike or an interesting spot I would not have found otherwise. I am not really interested with my online stats other than a statement of fact of where I have been.

I guess I am just a slacker but what the heck. It is just a hobby.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wells Fargo Sucks!

This weeks webness speaks for itself. If you do not like Wells Fargo or lending institutions in general check out this site about Wells Fargo. It is HERE.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

This is the second try at this entry. The turn of the year is catching me on posting further posts. I was listening to Linux in the Ham Shack when they brought up It is an interesting online digital library covering at least some of the history of the internet. There is way to much stuff on there to cover so check it out and enjoy. It is HERE.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This week's website is and the link is HERE. I am a very johnny come lately but I have been really enjoying this site. We dropped our subscription a while ago to save a few bucks. With me finding out about hulu and hearing about netflicks offers and the fact there is a device that can hook directly into your tv to display your streaming tv,i am thinking that cable and satellite services are in trouble. This service is not much extra on top of what I am paying for Internet which I still have kept. It is cheaper than paying for cable or satellite and internet. Besides that, I can get shows on demand. I think my paradigm for entertainment just changed. It does not get me access to the latest shows or all the shows i want but man does it it take the need (more like want) for subscription tv to go away. The economy has made me look at new ways to get more for less. This is helping with this. Not perfect but helping.