Can you believe this?

some people just go too far!
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Man accused of burning down trailer home after online dispute
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Received an email today from the other driver's insurance that a decision would be made by the close of business Friday. I hope it goes well as we need it to work out. I do want what I am not due but I know my light was green and I have struggled this week with my injury's so I want what is fair, whatever that may be. I will live but I hurt.


Where it happened...

Originally uploaded by svgnibli.

This is the intersection where the collision happened, from my perspective.



Originally uploaded by svgnibli.

This is what my van looks like after a guy ran a red light Wednesday and I hit him.


Originally uploaded by svgnibli.

This is what my van looked shortly after I purchased it in Nov. 2004.


Online tools...

Just keep exploding. Last night I read about a new online photo editing tool called picnik and it really is slick. I have been using picasa to aquire (scan) my printed photo collection along with organizing all of my photos. I was using Yahoo photos for my online storage, especially when they went to an unlimited amount of storage. Then Yahoo had users move the entire collections to other hosting sites of which I chose Flikr and became a "pro" by paying $25 a year which is fine. I also am a member of Tabblo as I really like their book printing setup. Tabblo can link to Flikr so you don't have to upload the same photos twice. But I still had to edit on my laptop and then upload so I still had two copies of the same photo. Well, now there is picnik, which will link with flikr so you can upload to flikr once, edit with picnik and then make a really cool book with tabblo. And this is not some editing tool with a couple of buttons and not much else. Picnik is loaded with levels, other cools stuff you would find in photoshop and all photos are completely undoable. Because I am a pro user at flikr I get the option of saving the original with the edits or making a new seperate photo which is what I do. I always undo all the edits to my original so it returns to the way it was when I first took the photo. I may want to do something different with it next time. This is becoming too awesome! the only drawback is you have to be connected to the internet but that is not a problem as I will have it at home when I move, and there are so many places I go to that have wifi such as the nursing home where Tammi is that will never be a problem. I don't even like being home anyways so this will just enhance the experience.


TV as we know it is dead....

I have been following a short film series on the internet titled "The Devil's Trade", a tense, horror type short. I have to say that with today's world the short webisodes is the way to go. I previously have posted about the new deal with Myspace and Sony where they have taken old series from the 70's and 80's and shrunk them down to 5 minute webisodes. With wifi everywhere and wimax coming soon who will want to sit for an hour to watch a program. Right now I would be more inclined to watch a current hour long program if they were to cut it into 6 or 7 smaller pieces (an hour long show is actually about 42 minutes of programming) and let me watch it over the course of a week. I still will be watching the same amount of content and in the same amount of time (42 minutes each week) but I will be able to fit it into MY schedule. And isn't that what is most important, that as the consumer we have the power to choose when and how we watch, hear, and experience our entertainment? I no longer watch shows when they are new, I wait for them to come out on DVD and get them from Netflix. For me, the center of my entertainment has become my laptop and someday, when it is cheap enough for me, I will have some type of box that will stream this content to my television just as I get it on my laptop.


Good to know....

This quote is from an article about the "sex toy lady" a woman whose company hosts parties (like tupperware but not tupperware!) to show and sell sex toys. The lady who spoke this is 65 years old. Knowing this information about women reminds me that life for my wife and I is not over yet, she just needs to continue to get better.
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"Just because I have white hair doesn't mean I'm dead."

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