I Must Be Adopted

I am truly hopeful that I am adopted, and thus not as messed up as the rest of my family.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke

I am a big fan of his work, and am sorry to see him depart. For any of you how are absolutely dependent on any satellite technology, especially GPS, thank Mr. Clarke.

Geosyncronous Orbiting Satellites (also called "Clarke-Orbits") were his idea.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bad Spelling or ....

The beginning of an Olympic doping scandal?... You tell me.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Beginning -- And I was there

Well folks, it's official...

The wife has started her law firm, and yesterday was opening day.

It was VERY exciting for all involved. The amazing thing was that they actually received calls from potential clients on opening day, and retained some business on opening day -- 2 cases!

Still some operational things to be ironed out, but every business in the world is constantly updating it's practices and procedures.

I'm happy to report that all technology related issues worked almost flawlessly... the only problems we had were human generated problems -- never knew teaching people how to transfer calls would be a challenging task.

At any rate, if you visit the link from above, you'll see a picture of the wife (a marketing tactic to increase hits to the website...)


Friday, March 07, 2008

The Pig Flies Again!

For those who don't know, I'm a HUGE Pink Floyd fan. Knowing this, the wife got me tickets to see a Pink Floyd tribute band performing here in town for XMas.

The band is called "The Pink Floyd Experience". So last night, we went. It was pretty good. Though I will admit that I was a little disappointed with the performance. Overall I would have to give them a 8.7 -- they took too many Artistic Licenses during the show for my liking.

Acoustically they pretty much mirrored the sound of Pink Floyd, but vocally... not quite there. I would have given them a 8.4 or so, but the presence of the Pig at the end of the show... that got them bonus points.

As it turns out, just a couple of weeks ago, while surfing around looking at information for the upcoming event, I ran across another tribute band -- Pink Floyd: The Machine.

They were playing down in Falls Church, VA and it would be a 2 hour drive. I hemmed and hawed, but in the end I bought the tickets, and made the trip.

After going to the show, I can't believe I thought about not buying the tickets... they were AWESOME!!! Easily a 9.4 -- they lost a little because of the lack of Pig. But other than that... Close your eyes, and you would have a hard time telling you weren't listening to Pink Floyd live.

Both bands covered the gambit of the Pink Floyd Collection -- "From Piper at the Gates of Dawn" to "Division Bell", but PFX (Pink Floyd Experience) focused mainly on "The Wall". Great Album, but I was more impressed with the breadth of music the Machine did.

If you have the chance to see The Machine, and you are even somewhat a fan... Go for it; you won't regret it.