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Published: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 18:04:01 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 18:02:55 -0700

Copyright: Scott Boone

iBlog is gone...

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 18:00:13 -0700

So I am moving here.

Thanks for playing along.

Identify this...

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 21:59:48 -0700

So what is this?

To win the grand prize, you have to be very specific. Good Luck.

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The Super Bowl...

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 13:23:48 -0700

At work we have a friendly bet going. The winner gets a 6-pack (soda or beer). Here are the predictions:

(click for bigger)Also, Scott D., who is not on the board, picked NE: 21, NYG: 7.Who are you picking? Answer that in the comments.Go Patriots!!Update: Did you know the Giants have no cheerleaders? I didn't until now.

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Kansas State Champs, Twice...

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:20:02 -0700

Coach Boone was a great coach with great players:

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Dad in Germany...

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:36:33 -0700

I don't know the story behind the image, but this is my Dad in Germany in the early 50's. He was stationed there in durning the Korean war:

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Is this embarrassing?...

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 23:48:57 -0700

Me and my sister. I was about 17. My sister probably about 15. To funny:

Taken by my Dad around 1979. Heh. I found this slide in my Dad's stuff. Sorry Sis. :-)How about me in 1962. I think. It might be early 1963. I made a mess of that meal. The blondeness was here to stay...

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Very True...

Sun, 27 Jan 2008 17:49:17 -0700

Been around for a while but worth another listen:
Thanks Rafael.

Another Scanning Project in the Works...

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:47:22 -0700

The 2 4 readers that still watch my site will know that I have scanned some of my images and posted them. Well, I have a new project and I will share some of the images with you soon. Great stuff from the past.

So both of you stay tuned...

Here is a preview:

The man holding the flag is my Dad.

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Great Image...

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:41:38 -0700

Click Image for Details

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New Hampshire...

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 21:01:43 -0700

Well the results were interesting. McCain and Hillary. Fine. I would never vote for either.

But DANG! Obama's speech is one of the best I have heard this year. He is very good. I would never vote for him, never, but the delivery and content of his speech was great. I think Hillary is in big trouble as more Dems hear this guy.

Oh no. Here comes Hillary...

Her voice and delivery along are going to make be turn the channel. *Sigh*

Update: I just realized something. Edwards and Hillary's speeches were all about what is wrong today in America. A negative tone. Obama's speech was all about what could be in America. A positive tone. Interesting.

Did anyone else see that?...

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 18:21:32 -0700

Just now on the FNC's 'Round Table' there where lights on in the building behind them. All of sudden there were people doing stuff in those rooms. Then there were at least three people in orange and yellow vests (security? cops?) that ran through the front door. The people were gone. The lights were off for a few. They came back on. No people. Then a few folks walked out of the building including the people in the vests.


You can tell how interested I am in the "discussion."

BTW: Who is the best guy? I can't figure it out.

Update: I do know this, Huckabee is a clown.

Update II: As you know I live in Arizona. And I have never voted for McCain and I never will.

Hmmm. Watching this has me down to three. Thompson dosen't have a chance, even though I like him. So I guess I am down to two. So, who is the best between Romney and Rudy?

Happy New Year!!!

Mon, 31 Dec 2007 22:17:24 -0700

Merry Christmas!!!

Tue, 25 Dec 2007 13:27:19 -0700

Get a Mac...

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 16:34:12 -0700

So. After years my brother finally bought a Mac. He called. He said, "can you come set it up?" I said, "sure, but you can do it." I told him to turn it on and follow the instructions.

He just called back. He said, "dang that was easy!" I said, "I have been telling you for years, 'get a Mac. You will love it.'" He already loves it. The network works. The OS works. The updates worked. It just worked. He is setting-up parental controls for his kids. He is making accounts for everybody. He is sending email. I love it. Hehehehehe.

You Windblows people have no idea how great we have it. All I can say is get a Mac.

Update: We were just video iChatting. Cool.

Thank You and I still believe...

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:42:53 -0700

Here are a couple of videos for you that I found at Blackfive tonight:
Thank You, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to those who are serving and have served.

The teaching days...

Sun, 16 Dec 2007 17:26:49 -0700

I just found this. One of my students drew it:

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The Twelve Days of Christmas, well sorta...

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 18:19:33 -0700

Very nicely done:
(via Hot Air)

Space in HD...

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 18:40:05 -0700

More Here(Thanks Jeanette)

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Tell the Children...

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 21:50:45 -0700

(via Hot Air)
I'm good:

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Thank You...

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:22:43 -0700

Great ads!! And Thank You to all who have served and are serving now.Oh yeah. Apparently NBC will not air them. Asshats.

Let the Games begin...

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:22:21 -0700

It was fun while it lasted:
After years of relative safety, the Apple Mac is becoming an increasingly tempting target for malicious computer hackers, according to a new report published this week. Security researchers have been aware of the threat to Apple since last year, when they detected the first piece of malicious code – or “malware” – specifically designed to target Apple. Over the past few months, however, the number of malicious programmes has increased, according to a report published this week by F-Secure, an internet security company. “Over the past two years, we had found one or two pieces of malware targeting Macs,” said Patrik Runald, an F-Secure security researcher. “Since October, we’ve found 100-150 variants.” The rising security threat could present a challenge to Apple, which has long touted the security advantages of its platform over those of Microsoft, whose software is a perennial target for hackers. “As Apple’s platform becomes more visible, it will increasingly come under the gun,” said Roger Kay, an analyst at Endpoint Technologies. Apple declined to discuss specific steps it was taking to counter the growing number of attacks. However, Apple said: “We take security very seriously and have a great track record for addressing vulnerabilities before they can affect users.” Mr Runald said the jump in attacks against Apple appeared to be the work of a single gang of professional hackers. The group, known in security circles as the “Zlob gang”, makes programs that infect PCs by tricking users into thinking they are installing software needed to view copyrighted video files. As with other attacks against Apple, the Zlob gang relies on tricking users to install its malicious software, rather than on exploiting any inherent software vulnerability. Apple sold 2.1m Macs in the third quarter, up from 1.1m in the first quarter of 2006, according to Gartner, the research group. After years of catering to a niche audience of Mac lovers, Apple now commands about 10 per cent of the consumer PC market, according to Mr Kay...

Give me a break...

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 18:26:51 -0700

I can hardly believe this is true:
In a campaign that has spread like wildfire across the Internet, a group of Israeli environmentalists is encouraging Jews around the world to light at least one less candle this Hanukka to help the environment. The founders of the Green Hanukkia campaign found that every candle that burns completely produces 15 grams of carbon dioxide. If an estimated one million Israeli households light for eight days, they said, it would do significant damage to the atmosphere. "The campaign calls for Jews around the world to save the last candle and save the planet, so we won't need another miracle," said Liad Ortar, the campaign's cofounder, who runs the Arkada environmental consulting firm and the Ynet Web site's environmental forum. "Global warming is a milestone in human evolution that requires us to rethink how we live our lives, and one of the main paradigms of that is religion and how it fits into the current situation." Cofounder Tom Wegner, who heads the public relations firm Update Marketing Media, spread the campaign via mass e-mails and through social interaction Web sites like Facebook and He said no money had been invested in the campaign, but it had already raised awareness around the world and made people realize that they have to consider the environment this Hanukka... (via Drudge)

Happy Thanksgiving...

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 19:59:02 -0700

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I got this from Jorge today. It appears to be real. It represents one of the things I am most thankful for, the men and women who have served all of us.

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Veteran's Day...

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:16:53 -0700

I scanned a few pages of my USAF 'yearbook' as a tribute to all those who have served. Thank you Vets:

Yeah, that's me. First row, second picture down. Scary.

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Wonder what this is about...

Sun, 04 Nov 2007 13:27:47 -0700

BREAKING NEWS: Olson takes leave of absence (updated at 1:10 p.m.)By Bruce PascoeArizona Daily StarTucson, Arizona | Published: 11.04.2007UA coach Lute Olson will take a leave of absence effective immediately, for what he called a personal matter. He will be replaced in the interim by assistant coach Kevin O'Neill. Athletic Director Jim Livengood and O'Neill said at a news conference today that there is no timetable for the leave. "This will be Lute's 25th year. I don't have any more to say," O'Neill said. "It's not business as usual but the players will carry on." Livengood said Olson pulled him aside at Saturday's Arizona football game and said he needed the leave. "This is merely a leave of absence at this time," Livengood said. "It's just right now at this time he has things he needs to take care of." Olson's public relations firm released a statement this morning saying he was not facing a health issue. "For the past 25 years, I have always given 110 percent to the team and this job," Olson said in the statement. "In light of this personal matter, I feel it's in the best interests of the team and university to take a leave of absence. "It isn't a health scare but rather a personal matter that needs my undivided attention." The Wildcats are scheduled to host their first exhibition game of the season today at 2:30 p.m., against Concordia University of Montreal. Olson, 73, hasn't taken a leave of absence since the 2000-01 season, when his first wife, Bobbi, passed away.

Let's help Julia and Rylan...

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 16:06:50 -0700

Two of my colleagues are raising money for a good cause. We need to help. I know Julia and Rylan. They are great kids. Here are their mom's letters.From Lupe:I am writing to you on behalf of Julia De Anda. Julia was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes February of 2005, two and a half years ago, shortly before she turned six years old. She will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life. In her short eight years of life she already has endured over 4,380 fingerpicks and 2,190 insulin injections. In addition to her rigorous blood testing and insulin shots, everything she consumes must be counted, measured, and her blood levels even need to be checked while she sleeps and plays. Julia is always a trooper and rarely complains. As you’ve seen, she is full of smiles, laughs, and eight-year-old mischief, amidst her daily diabetes routine. She actually began doing some of her own diabetes management at the age of six! Julia continually amazes us and is a blessing to have in our lives as a daily reminder of spirit, humility, and a positive attitude. There are many devastating diseases in our world right now, and that saddens us. The difference with juvenile diabetes is that wiping it out of existence is extremely attainable and within reach. Julia often asks us, “When do you think there is going to be a cure for diabetes?” It’s a painful question to answer looking at her beaming and hopeful eyes. We feel confident a positive answer will be available in the near future. Please understand, I am not trying to have a pity session. I truly believe that out of every difficulty comes something good. As parents, it’s our instinct from the moment our kids are born to protect them from any harm. We must do everything in our power to help find a cure for her. It’s our mission to avoid the heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation, and early death that is a reality for many people with juvenile diabetes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” This will be our first year since Julia was diagnosed, that we have formed a team. Our team’s name is “Julia’s Jelly Beans”. We hope to raise a lot of money towards this cause. This year’s walk will be held on Saturday, October 27 at Reid Park! (Registration time is at 8am and the Walk will begin at 9am.) If you are interested, there are three ways you can help us make a difference for Julia: ==You can join our Family Team, known as “Julia’s Jelly Beans,” which consists of family and friends who collect pledges and walk with us. ==Send your donation and contact others in your circle of family and friends to donate as well. Just contact us and we will send you a pledge form. If you choose to raise donations yourself, you may forward this letter or write your own. ==You can send our family a tax-deductible contribution in any amount, made payable to JDRF or visit the website: We will deliver any donations in Julia’s honor the morning of the Walk. ==Our address is: 144 E. Calle Del Rondador, Sahuarita, AZ 85629From Jeanine: Dear Family, Friends and Strangers: I am writing this letter on behalf of my son, Rylan. As some of you know, Rylan was diagnosed [...]

He has always been guilty...

Sun, 16 Sep 2007 11:52:08 -0700

I think he is an animal:
LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson was arrested Sunday and charged with armed robbery in connection with the alleged robbery of a Las Vegas hotel room, police said Sunday. Earlier Sunday, Las Vegas police seized two firearms and arrested another man allegedly involved in the robbery of sports memorabilia involving Simpson, authorities said Sunday... Mark Fuhrman was right. Ha!!