Thursday, July 31, 2008


I'm calling this a sunroof even though it's not in a car.

Here you can see the underlying structure, I modified steel straps to create the brackets that tie right into the house's roof trusses. I feel this will hold up well under a normal load from snowfall (say two feet), but I'm not so sure about an extra large dump, I've got some ideas to improve the load bearing ability of this roof in that case.

Monday, July 14, 2008

If today's Congress had presided during Watergate-link

Just go to the link.

Greenwald Explains What Happened-link

It will never stop being jarring that Pulitzer-Prize-winning revelations from the New York Times that the President and the telecom industry were committing felonies for years culminated in the full-scale protection of the lawbreakers and retroactive legalization of the criminality by the "opposition party" which controls the Congress.
That's Glenn's sad reflection near the end of his column last Saturday, 7/12/08. He starts with a blurb for Jane Mayer's new book, ""The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals". The tenets of Jane's book add fuel to the raging bonfire of evidence that the "Rule of Law" has gone by the wayside in this country( as it applies to the executive branch), aided and abetted by a compliant Congress.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Submitted without comment-link

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Friday, July 04, 2008

A fishing trip

I enjoyed a short fishing trip near Buena Vista, CO on July 1, 2008.

The Contiental Divide

That's Taylor Reservoir.

A nice Rainbow Trout from the reservoir.