Friday, November 29, 2013

Moab Base Jumping

Okay, you're sitting in your favorite recliner enjoying a cold beverage, wondering what you are going to do for excitement next summer. I may be able to help with that. Perhaps, base jumping from one of the rock towers in Moab is what you are looking for. The following video really starts to get interesting at around 3:20...

I think this may be one of those "hold my beer while I try this" moments.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Map of Travels

Office Max was having a sale on Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 so I spent the big bucks ($19.99) and updated my old version. As a way to familiarize myself with the new software, I created a map of my travels for the last two years as a full-time RVer...

Click on map to enlarge

It's fun to look back and remember all the places I have been and the things I have seen and done. Am looking forward to doing more of the same in 2014.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Now We Know What Could Go Wrong

Back in February I posted the following excerpt from a speech given by Dr. Barbara Bellar on Obamacare entitled "What The Blank Could Possibly Go Wrong"...

"So let me get this straight. We are going to be gifted with a healthcare plan that we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don't, which reportedly covers 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman doesn't understand it, passed by Congress, that didn't read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that is broke. So what the blank could possibly go wrong?"

I think we are now beginning to understand "what could go wrong". And I am afraid this may only be the "tip of the iceberg".

Friday, November 15, 2013

Password Manager

You probably have noticed that a number of websites are requiring passwords of increasing complexity. It was bad enough when I had to remember simple words but now when they want a minimum of eight characters including upper & lower case letters, numbers and signs and the end result looks like "3Gf@xq83!", I have to write them down somewhere and then find a secure place to store the list. Unfortunately, I am at that stage in life where I sometimes forget why I walked into a room so the above did not seem like a good idea.

The solution, of course, was to find a good password manager that was both secure and easy to use. After researching a number of products, I finally chose LastPass, a free online program that integrates into your browser and then saves and fills "logins" for an easier, safer web experience. If you are using this or another password manager, I would be interesting hearing from you in the comment section below.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blingstar Vertical Doors

My friend, Mack, installed a set of Blingstar remote controlled vertical doors on his RZR and then made a nice video of how they work...


If you load your UTV into the back of your truck, this is the only full-size door that I am aware of that will open for easy exit.