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Swine Flu Info

Posted: April 29, 2009 in List

 

Just like everyone else I going do a quick talk about Swine flu officially the Swine influenza A (H1N1) virus. Basically I want to let people know where they can find information.

A Google Maps mashup tracking confirmed cases, suspect cases, deaths and false alarms worldwide.

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More Information:

  1. The CDC’s official page on Swine Flu
  2. WebMD’s Swine Flu FAQ, which includes more details about symptoms
  3. A Q&A on CNN including history of previous Swine Flu outbreaks
  4. The World Health Organization’s Swine Flu homepage, which is updated
  5. 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak Wikipedia page, which may be updated before news organizations
  6. See all posts on Twitter tagged “#swineflu”
  7. Google.org’s Flu Trends page Must give credit were credit is due. Most of the links were put together by ZDNET blog

Remembering 9/11

Posted: September 12, 2008 in List, Random
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I will keep this short. Today is September 11th 2008. We are 7 years removed from the tragedy of September 11th 2001. I have mixed feelings today. I walked outside at 8:40 today to our flag pole and waited until 8:45 (American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center) for a moment of silence. I was alone and that made me very sad. Last year, the former head of our agency said that he would be out at the flag pole for a moment of silence and there were 200 people who showed up. This year no email that went out, but I walked out and stood at the base of half mast flag and prayed. I have to say that I was not sad that 200 people were not standing beside me, I was sad that not a single person was beside me. I understand that ?time heals old wounds?, so maybe I am just na?ve to think that we should take 5 minutes out of our day once a year, come together, and remember those who have been affected. ?

Please remember:

Pray for those lost 7 years ago.

Pray for the family that suffered those losses.

Pray for the ones that have, and still do, put themselves in harm’s way to protect us.

Pray for tolerance for us and our enemies.

Pray for love.

Pray for good health.

Pray for peace.

Pray for the innocent and the guilty.?

Time of events (courtesy of CNN)

8:45 a.m. (all times are EDT): A hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center, tearing a gaping hole in the building and setting it afire.

9:03 a.m.: A second hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston, crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes. Both buildings are burning.

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9:43 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, sending up a huge plume of smoke. Evacuation begins immediately.

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10:05 a.m.: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses, plummeting into the streets below. A massive cloud of dust and debris forms and slowly drifts away from the building.

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10:10 a.m.: A portion of the Pentagon collapses.

10:10 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 93, also hijacked, crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.

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10:28 a.m.: The World Trade Center’s north tower collapses from the top down as if it were being peeled apart, releasing a tremendous cloud of debris and smoke.

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What is on your iPod?

Posted: September 10, 2008 in Internet, List, Technology
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What is on your iPod?

I use my wife’s iPod Touch 8GB to watch movies, TV, and listen to podcast. I think I have may have twenty or less actual songs on the iPod. Right now I have a play list of Tech, Athletics, Movie Review/Variety, and Comedy. 

Technology:

1.       Buzz Out Loud

2.       Cranky Geeks

3.       DiggNation

4.       dl.tv

5.       Geekbrief.tv 

6.       Hak5

7.       Lab Rats

8.       Loaded from CNET TV

9.       NPR: Technology

10.   Popsiren

11.   Revver collection: Hak5

12.   Systm

13.   Tekzilla

14.   TWIT This Week in Tech

Athletics:

1.       Ironman Talk

2.       Endurance Planet

3.       The Extra Mile

4.       Football Guys

5.       Phedippidations

6.       The Running Shoe

7.       Stay Tune Triathlon report

8.       Finial Sprint

9.       Zen and the Art of Triathlon

Movie Review/Variety:

1.       The Dirtbag Diaries

2.       iFanboy

3.       Mahalo Daily

4.       Make Magazine

5.       The Totally Rad Show

6.       ZapRoot

Comedy:

1.       Barely Political

What is on your iPod? Do you listen to any of the same stuff I do? Leave your comments below.

New Year’s resolutions

I thought I would write a few new years resolutions for 2008. I hope I will be able to complete all of them.

1. Be a better husband and friend to my wife: I do not think that I am a bad husband, but I think I should try everyday to be the best husband I can
2. Lose Weight: This is a must. Really need to lose some weight. I want to be healthier and have my cloths fit better.
3. Continue to make “A’s” in all my college classes.
4. Be more patient when playing poker: I have been going on tilt after being sucked out on. I know that I have been making good plays, but after a bad loss I really need to tighten down and not loosen up.
5. Change the P4 database to a SQL database.

I have been Lazy

Posted: July 3, 2007 in List

Yes it has been awhile and I have been catching some grief about being lazy an not updating my blog.

SO here is a quick update on what I should have blogged about during my absence (not in any order).

1. Another Secretary’s Challenge completed

2. IDay aka IPhone release

3. I turned 30 years old!!!!!!

4. Taking a History class with my mother at the local Community College.

5. Spent a weekend with my family in Destin

6. Built this awesome computer desk.

7. I have been attempting to play Fury’s Beta. (currently very buggy)

8. I9 was released for COH

9. Played in another football tournment

10. My new CIO has not said a word(business related) to me or my boss in the 3 months he has been working.

OK there are a few things that I would have blogged about if I was not being lazy. I will be blogging a lot more in the future so please check back and see my progress.

Yeah if I have not made any progress Give me a Comment saying you gonna kick my butt it I do not post!

lol

Springtime Things.

Posted: April 25, 2007 in List, Tallahassee, Weight

We are well in to spring and the weather has been very nice if you like to do outdoor stuff. I thought in this week’s installment of List Wednesday I would talk about the Activities that I have done and planning to do.

Have done:

1. Flag Football Tournament in Destin. Every year the city of Destin puts on 2 of these tournaments. It is a good event. It normal has about 10 teams and they are all very good.

2. Secretary’s Challenge. This was the first this event happened and I am glad that I was able to be a part of it. I am looking forward to the next one.

3. Lee’s Place 5k. Although I froze my but off, this was a good run. My wife likes to make fun of the course because you pass the finish line 3 time before the 4th and final time to complete the race.

4. Palace Saloon 5k. Fun race and a ton of people. Around mile 2 you go up a ½ mile long incline and then it is all down hill to the finish line. Super fast finish. I had to catch my self from running too fast down hill because I was scared that I might trip over my own feet.

5. Fudpuckers Beach Volleyball Tournament. Absolutely a great tournament. This was the first time I played in the tournament and it was great. Really good people and a fun atmosphere.

Want to do:

1. Flag Football Tournament Tallahassee. This is a benefit tournament. I have put together a team and hope we can do ok.

2. Furry Scurry 5k Trail run. This race raises money to help support the local animal shelter. My wife and I have already registered.

3. Canoe the Slave canal. I have been talking to a coworker about taking my wife and I on a canoe trip through the slave canal. It is a passage that was built to merge the Wacissa River to the Aucilla River.

4. Start a beach volleyball day. I have been talking to another coworker about having a day where we play Beach Volleyball. I am going to try to make it on Monday’s.

Is there an thing you would like to do or have accomplished this spring?

Stats day Monday week 6

Posted: April 23, 2007 in List, Weight

Well I did a little work this last week, but not as much as I would have wanted. Since I was playing in the Fudpuckers Beach Volleyball , I wanted to take it easy and not be tired the day of the event. I had a good time at the volleyball tournament. I played with a few guys from Baton Rogue. Although we did not win a game we were competitive. It was the first time I have played in a beach tournament. I will say that jumping out of sand and jumping off a hard court are total two different play styles. I felt so sluggish in the sand.

I have a bad sunburn right now.

Although the guys I played with were really cool and I appreciate the opportunity to be on their team, I really wish I could have formed my own team of people I know. It was such a party atmosphere there on the beach, that it made us want our friends to come down to Fort Walton Beach and enjoy the fun.

The hotel we stayed in was the BOMB!! My wife and I stayed at Destin West . It was a suite with one bedroom, one nook that had bunk beds, and a sofa the pulled turned into a bed. It also had two baths, Washer and dryer and a full kitchen. It over looked the pool and the bay. The pool area had 2 hot tubs, a few pools and a lazy river that went around the entire thing. Awesome hotel!

So, if you are reading this I want to let you know that I the beach tournament happens twice a year. There will be another one sometime in September. We are planning to get people together and play in this tournament. It will be fun.

Waist: 38

Weight: 227