Sunday, August 22, 2010

Funky August

Almost missed my Hardware SIG meeting yesterday because it takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

2010 has a funky August calendar. This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays.

Supposedly this only happens every 823 years.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Intel Buys McAfee

In Andy Grove's book Only the Paranoid Survive, he told the story of how Intel started and how they were a memory chip company.

They, of course, evolved into CPUs but were always a silicon chip company.

So why spend $7.68 billion for McAfee? Sure security is increasingly more important but Intel makes chips - better than anyone else - and should focus on that IMO.

Cleveland Browns Schedule

There are some good and some bad things about the 2010 Cleveland Browns schedule. All of the regular season games are Sundays at 1PM. That's good. This team doesn't need too much national exposure yet. And Sunday at 1PM is the perfect time for NFL football.

The Ravens come in the day after Christmas and the Steelers end the season the day after New Years. You will see a lot of college kids in place of us regular season ticket holders for those games probably.

Exhibition games stink but the 2 this year are interesting. Tomorrow night there will be fireworks after the rams game. That should be fun.

The other home pre-season game is Chicago but the cool thing i that it's Saturday night of the Air Show and the pilots always go wild during browns games showing off above the stadium. Can't wait for that one.

2010 Brown football schedule


Monday, August 16, 2010

Now that's a kiss

Everyone has seen the famous Life Magazine photo of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square when victory in Japan was announced, ending World War II.

It's a classic, iconic shot.

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of V-J Day (and to 'Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive) there were several recreations of the famous kiss, including one in downtown Cleveland on the USS Cod.

They had Forties music, costumes and several veterans of World War II to remember and celebrate.

Check out the photos and videos of the big kiss and the other festivities.


The USS Cod is one of those things that Clevelanders take for granted.

As the Oxford Museum Press says, "The USS Cod is the last remaining WWII submarine left completely in its original condition. It is a national landmark and a very important piece of our naval and historical heritage."

Don't let the tourists be the only ones who visit this cool piece of history.

See photos of the Cod and a video from a WWII Navy submarine veteran

Friday, August 06, 2010

Terminal Tower Observation Deck

I had never been to the Terminal Tower Observation Deck. When I was working construction back in the day we were pretty high up on the roof of Stouffers In on the Square but I never did the touristy trip to the Observation Deck.

Then the Deck, like many of its peers, closed after 9-11-2001.

It reopened this summer for limited viewing and I finally got up there. I was there for a private party with the Irish Sorpanos! But that's a story for another day.

I took a bunch of photos and shot a video from the Observation Deck and I think they came out great!

We were fortunate that day to have a huge rainbow appear over the Cleveland skyline below. It's now one of my favorite photos.

Check out the rainbow photo and other photos and a video from the Terminal Tower Observation Deck.

If you've never been up there, it's worth the effort.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Cascading Style Sheets

Dave Skorepa is the Chief Creative Officer at Aztek, a terrific Web design, development, searching and hosting firm based in Cleveland Ohio.

It's his job to keep current on the latest web technologies and innovations so he can incorporate them in the designs Aztek creates for their customers. So he was a no-brainer choice to ask about what's new in the web world like HTML 5, CSS, jQuery, mobile development and the like.

Check out the first in a series of vidcasts and podcasts - this one is on Cascading Style Sheets and CSS 3