Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bass Mailbox

Check out my new mailbox.  I have always used a post office box and never had a mailbox.  Our local post office closed and thus the new mailbox.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Favorite Time of Year

This is my favorite time of year.  Great time for golfing, fishing and apple cider.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Basketball Hoop

After several hours of assembling we are now enjoying our new basketball hoop.  My daughter loves to play horse against her Dad.  I let her win sometimes :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Found paradise at Disney's Castaway Cay Island.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

FishLog Application V1.0 Released

Finally I have released my fishing log application.   I have used this application the last couple of years to manage my fishing activities as well now have entered previous years.   You can access the application on

FishLog features include:
  • Easy to enter your fishing trips
  • Keep track of other anglers
  • Mark locations on Google Maps
  • Several Reports available
  • Compare with previous years
  • Species, Lures and Color Charts
  • and much more...

So far I have entered 441 fishing trips catching 4001 fish.   Here is a breakdown by species:

SpeciesCountAvg LengthAvg Weight
Bass - Largemouth223311.13.3
Bass - Smallmouth5310.64.0
Bass - Spotted38.0
Bass - White113.0
Northern Pike130.0
Trout - Brook877.2
Trout - Brown121810.53.1
Trout - Lake22814.73.1
Trout - Rainbow10814.12.8

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My iPad arrives on time

Hmmm. Apple sends me an email telling me Saturday delivery is not available in my area and that it will arrive on Monday. It is delivered on Saturday.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My iPad

Looks like I will be waiting longer for my iPad. So much for promises of delivery on April 3rd as it is delayed in Shenzhen,China. UPS tracking status shows "Exception" which means "THE SERVICE SELECTED IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE DESTINATION ADDRESS / DOWNGRADED, FORWARDED TO CONSIGNEE, SELECTED SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE". UPS has deliverd to my home address many times, not sure how this will end up.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saving Tips

Here are some ways to save:

Monday, March 22, 2010


Planting additional blackberry plants this weekend. Gonna try Doyle's blackberry plants this time. Have a reputation for the yield and taste each plant produces.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lenten Fish Fry

You will see us at the firehouse during lent enjoying one of our favorite places for a fish fry.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Planting Apple Trees

Planting apple and cherry trees this weekend. Ordered the Macoun and Nortern Spy trees from Adams County Nursery as well as a Sandra Rose sweet cherry tree.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Going cruisin' on the Wonder

Just 3 months till our third cruise on the Disney Wonder.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Kodak Zi8

I really like my Kodak Zi8 Video Camera. Take a look at it if you want a pocket video camera. Of course I am a little bias since I worked there for many years.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Oracle@Oracle is where we talk about how we do it such as:
  • Strategy
  • IT-Business Engagement
  • Governance
  • Change Management
  • User Adoption
  • Infrastructure Operations
  • Grid Technology Deployment
  • Datacenter Operations
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity

Customers often asked the following questions in which the Oracle@Oracle program addresses:
  • Which Oracle Products does Oracle use and what business value did Oracle achieve from using those products?
  • What is Oracle’s best practice methodology for implementing this product?
  • How does Oracle maintain its internal systems and are there recommendations that you can provide based on Oracle’s experience?
  • How does Oracle manage the global single instance?
  • How does Oracle achieve alignment between the IT and business organizations?
  • How did Oracle agree upon their Global Processes across LOBs and regions?
  • How did you document the cost savings with your internal IT team(s)?

Monday, February 22, 2010

I beat King Kong

Kevin VanDam, won the Bassmaster Classic (the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing) for the third time on 2/21/2010. KVD nickname is King Kong. I fished with KVD in a tournament on the Potomac River. On that day, I beat Kevin by a few ounces. Really enjoyed fishing with Kevin that day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Slimers - Inorganic Fish Bait

Customer (Andy at Delmonte) recently made me aware of the Slimers. SLIMERS are softer and more lifelike than all plastic baits. They come in many different sizes and colors to meet all of your fishing needs. You can customize your slimers with your favorite scent or color. They'll absorb more scent than any plastic worm.

I am going to have to order some and give them a try.

Slimers website.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Can't wait to take a cruise on the new Disney Dream.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Virgin Mary Apparition

I wish I could be there.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Oracle Enterprise Architecture Framework

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a method and an organizing principle that aligns functional business objectives and strategies with an IT strategy and execution plan. The resources presented here reflect the insight and expertise of members of the OTN community who regularly deal with the challenges of EA in order to bring organizations into the future.