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Archive for March, 2003

12:10 am I get in

<P>12:10 am I get in bed and instantly asleep, RING RING RING RING RING ohhh thats the phone.Hello? Chief Cochrane this is the duty office I need you to come in immediately the sprinklers upstairs are going off. ??? (it is now 0100) Is there a fire? No they just went off. Be right in.&nbsp;</P>
<P>So I get dressed and drive like a mad man to work. As I roll up to the hanger fire trucks and cop cars are parked outside and a monson wall of water is cascading down from within. First thing that my mind process’s is why are the sprinklers still going off. I live 20 miles away and I was not the first person that was called and almost a hour has passed. They get the water shut-off finally and I make my way upstairs to look at the pending doom. I open the door to the hallway and about 3 inches of water runs out, suprisingly&nbsp;things are not looking that bad. Turns out that the sprinkler system is zoned and the second floor where 90% of our computers and records have been spared minus the flooding.</P>
<P>Then I realize as I am walking down the hallway that the power is still on and there are a shitload of power strips plugged in all over the place and then I have the feeling that I better back up and go find the circuit breaker panel. Then I wonder what has happened to computers hooked up to power strips that are submerged. I cringe thinking about the 100 or so gigs of data that is backed up on a secondary drive within the same computer in my workspace and say to myself that probably wasnt a good idea.</P>
<P>Anyway after we get the power shutoff, we find varied levels of destruction of PC’s forunately when I open the door to my office we seem to have had the forsight to have all of the UPS’s and power strips off the floor and my PC are all safe and not smoking holes. My paperwork is safe I say a small prayer “thank you lord”. We will have to sit down now and figure out how to safeguard 20 years worth of work that is largley in paper form that have 100’s of thousands of man-hours invested. </P>
<P>5 hours later and we are still cleaning up but my data and my archives are safe. Others were not so fortunate but we are hoping that we will be able to recover hard drives etc. Not feeling to bad for being awake for 36 hours. Now the regular workday must continue.</P>
<P>Fine Navy Day</P>

An x-ray of President Bush

<P>A very amazing X-Ray of President Bush is on the Net. I knew he was tough but man oh man [<A href=”http://www.gradis.net/xray.htm”>X-Ray</A>]</P>

I am sitting here very

<P>I am sitting here very pissed off at the moment. These brutal, lawless, no moral Iraqi war fighters need to be punished harshly. We go out of our way to treat POW’s humanely. We feed and shelter them and follow all of the rules of the Geneva Convention. From what I am observing on the News it seems once again American Warfighter are being brutalized.</P>
<P>I can gurantee one thing I would save myself 1 bullet and take myself out rather than have to be tortured and brutalized by these savages. My heart goes out to there families and they are in our prayers.</P>
<P>God Bless America!</P>

Wow what a week the

Wow what a week the President has determined that we are not going to take anymore shit from that Idiot in Iraq. Like the rest of you I have been glued to the TV when I havent been at work. Thus I am about a 100 hours behind on sleep. My prayers and support go out to all of those out in harms way. Let’s hope that this thing gets wrapped up quickly.

Here we are on the

Here we are on the Brink of war. I hope that idiot in Iraq has the common sense to get the Hell out of Iraq if he doesn’t my fellow service brothers and sisters are going to do our best to send his ass straight to hell. The rest of the lunatics in the world better pay attention your all next. Anyway we shall see what happens.

I am sitting here eating

<P>I am sitting here eating my lunch. During my trip to Texas I was working out at the gym and trying to be healthy. Not an easy thing to do in Texas but I did manage to loose around 5 pounds during the month so I feel pretty good about it. The wife and I decided to try the Atkins Diet for a couple of months. We are day 2 into our 14 day induction cycle so we shall see how receptive I am to everything at day 14. But I want to shed another 10 to 20 pounds and if I can do that over the next 3-4 months I will be happy. I think the key is exercise. My goal is to be able to work out 5 days a week for at least 45 minutes each day. This will mean waking up at 4 versus 5 so that I can get the work-out done and into work on time. </P>
<P>When I was younger I was in terrific shape but after 20 years of playing hard and not enough exercise has left me a little heavier than I want to be. Considering everything I can’t complain. I have weighed around 185 for the past 10 years but recently that number keep creeping&nbsp; up a little higher. If I could get down to around 175 and maintain that weight I would be happy. Not sure what the national medium weight for 5′ 10″ is but I figure 175 is a good goal.</P>
<P>We shall see and I will keep you posted on the battle of the bulge.</P>

This does not happen very

<P>This does not happen very often but this country needed some good news and they got it tonight the missing <A href=”http://www.msnbc.com/news/884413.asp?0ql=crp”>Utah teen Elizabeth Smart was found today</A>.&nbsp;The two&nbsp;scum bag’s&nbsp;that were caught need to be brought out of the jail put in a public stockade and let the general public stone these two. The unfortunate thing is the Death Penalty is not an option but let’s hope the general population takes care of these two.</P>
<P>But thank goodness this young lady is back with here family. She is lucky and has beat the statistics.</P>

Well the drunks sitting in

<P>Well the drunks sitting in front of me passed out after about 4 hours and woke up looking real bad once we landed in Honolulu. That’s a way to start a vacation. :)</P>

I have been putting a

<P>I have been putting a quite a bit of effort into <A href=”http://www.geeknewscentral.com/”>Geek News Central</A> and I have been doing a great deal of reading and also following a large number of other Blog’s out there and I have noticed that Blogging appears to be a predominatly a liberal thing.&nbsp;I am sure I am going to receive massive hate mail over this but where the hell are all the conservatives. Talk Radio is dominated by the conservative cause but ohh boy the blogging world is very liberal.</P>
<P>At least it appears that way from the way&nbsp;<A href=”http://www.daypop.com/”>Daypop</A> tracks the popularity of posts</P>

To bad I can’t do

<P>To bad I can’t do this in real time. Here I am at 35,000 feet headed for Honolulu and we have a real life CNN moment getting ready to take place. These 2&nbsp;idiot’s that&nbsp;are sitting directly in front of me got on the aircraft drunk as a skunk.&nbsp;They slipped by the stew’s and as soon as we take-off what ever he has been&nbsp;drinking prior to our 11am departure is catching up with him. As soon as wheels were up one them&nbsp;bolts for the head and after about 90 minutes the stew ask his co-hort to go se if he is ok.</P>
<P>Well he comes back to his seat with a lot more color in his face and I can tell this boy is going to be hurting before the flight is over as he is consuming mass quantities of water. Well to top it off and I am just about losing my mind the drink cart comes by and the stew serves the one that has been holding his own another beer. This pisses me off more than the two drunks.</P>
<P>So we shall see how the flight goes. I have flown hung over before and so long as you have a liberal amount of water to drink you can recover but these 2 are going to get to feel a hangover like they have never had before. :)</P>