Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Recognized

Cheg it owt.
The 18 year old I call "Son" was recognized tonight at his High School recognition night.
He and a few of his classmates were recognized for being awarded scholarships to Brigham Young University.
Good job!!!
We're still having a hard time convincing him that this is worthy of recognition. He just doesn't seem to get it. There are tens of thousands of kids out there that would kill for the opportunity to go to BYU never mind have their tuition paid!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

M$ Smackdown

Apple finally came out with an ad answering the Laptop Hunter Ad from Micro$oft.
As you all know I am extremely biased but I thought this was the perfect retort. Clean, simple, brilliant and tongue planted firmly in cheek.
I'm betting the ad guys at TWBA\Chiat\Day were laughing their collective asses off the minute the first laptop hunter ad hit the airwaves. It took them a few weeks to get this Apple ad on the air because they had to stop laughing so hard so they could work again.
Yah, yah, so before you get all argumentative, yada yada yada, save your breath. Your "PC laptops are cheaper...etc etc." shtick is not going to be heard here. In the last 3 months I have helped 2 die hard Windows users convert to a Mac laptop and they could not be happier. Every time I see them they gush about how much their Mac has "changed their lives". They can "trust their computer again", "things make sense" I could go on for hours.

Cheg it owt!

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Electric Complications

I've been hearing/reading/viewing a LOT about electric vehicles in the last year or so. Especially because of recent high gas prices the electric vehicle has become a 'when' and not 'if' proposition. It seems dozens of manufacturers are racing to bring their vehicle to market. I have read a lot about the batteries in all of these vehicles and the range in miles you may or may not get on a single charge. HERE is something I did not think about or even consider until I read it today.
The idea is instead of waiting for your car battery to recharge you go to a local "Battery Swap Station" and just have your battery changed out for a fresh one. This would also allow for longer 'cross-country' type trips. I guess it makes sense really but my first reaction to this was, "Seriously?" I guess if oil was really almost gone, which it is not, or supply and demand was making gas prices ridiculous like last year then maybe I could see this. I just can't understand why with all of our technological prowess we cannot come up with a battery that will last longer, more like a tank of gas longer, and why we couldn't recharge said battery as fast as filling up a tank of gas. This battery swapping idea just comes off comical to me. Watch this video and see what you think.
These batteries are huge! How many cars could a swapping station even service in a 24 period for example. Something about this just doesn't seem right to me.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Cheg it owt!

This is a kewl youtuber.