category: news

17
MAR
2009

Yes. This is the first post on my blog in over 4 months. What have I been doing? I been working like a whore that I am. 😀 There is even so many changes to the official release of 2.7.1 that I had to get rid of the production copy that I had on this server with my multiple gallery support. I did remove that feature from my site so posts that had it, will function a little weird right now. They are very old posts so I don’t seem them becoming a problem right now. More on this later. So… you are wondering why I am posted again after 4 months? Well… I will tell you a story.

read more ‘Where did I go? I was working. A lot.

31
AUG
2008

There has been recent talk of extending the life of the Space Shuttle past it’s retirement date since it is one of the best vehicles to get supplies to the ISS and do other space related tasks including repairing broken satellites that are orbiting.

The Shuttle is set to retire in 2010 however with the new Ares rocket come in 2014 that means there would be a 4 year gap of us having to depend on other nations: Japan, China, and Russia. I think it would be very prudent for the Congress to approve extra funding to allow concurrent use of the Space Shuttle until 2013 along with the resources to still develop the Ares rocket at 100% development. The other altertive is to incress the funding of the Ares rocket development up ten folds or up to the level of funding (plus inflation) times two that the Apollo project got when proposed by President Kennedy to remove a 4 year gap into a 1 to 2 year gap.

But as far as I can tell, the Space Shuttle has proven itself to be a great vechile and it should not be overlooked for extending it’s life. Risking making a flaw in the Ares rocket would be costly to human life if we rush such an important project that will return us to the Moon and Beyond.

Well after a few weeks of testing the 1.2.1 release, we have gone ahead and released 1.3. By now most of you who have the Woopra plugin should already have this installed, but I am glad to have helped out Elie and the rest of the Woopra team.

I have also become a moderator of the Woopra support forums as I know the Woopra system inside and out like Elie. I am proud to be a full member of the team. If you don’t have a Woopra enabled website signed up, sign up today and get the best Live Analytics program out there!

09
AUG
2008

Bernie Mac … RIP brother!

Posted by Shane

When I checked the news this morning, I noticed comic actor Bernie Mac has passed away! This is an unfortunate event for such a great person, who I respected as a comic and an actor. Here is a tidbit from CNN:

Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50.  Bernie Mac, 50, had been hospitalized in his hometown, Chicago, with pneumonia. He had been hospitalized in Chicago, Illinois, for more than a week with the lung infection.

08
AUG
2008

A car that gets 106mpg

Posted by Shane

I was reading the technology news this morning and there was an article on a car that could go over 100 miles on one gallon of gas. The trick? It would used compressed air along with gas to power some of the same engine components.

According to the article on CNN it can still hold 6 passengers, top 90mph, and meet all US highway safety standards. The catch. The car does not exist yet and is in prototype mode only. It will be at the Automotive X Prize later next year, so if it does well we might see it on the streets by 2010. That’s a year and half away folks.

06
AUG
2008

About 5 days after the prime suspect, Bruce Ivans, killed himself before he was about to be indicated on 5 counts of murder charges and other crimes in relation to the anthrax attacks of September 2001 and October 2001, the Feds have unsealed about 98% of all related documents to the investigation. I am just going over the information now which should be an interesting way in how our legal system works and how the case progressed through the 7 years of investigations.

There is a ton of information to read. I must say that each of the search warrant affidavits were very well prepared. Goto the U.S. Department of Justice website to read all the information.

04
AUG
2008

Mr. Freeman was in a car wreak in Mississippi last night. He is in “ok” shape, though the news media is unsure of how severe his injuries are. There is a report that he lucid. God speed on a speedy recovery!