Friday, January 31, 2014

31 - Homework is Painful

Homework is Painful
Helping the kids with their homework can be painful.  "Helping" is probably the wrong word, it is more like pulling teeth.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

29 - Bell Wire

20/2 AWG Bell Wire
Bell Wire, "is a low-voltage wire designed for use in interior residential applications", commonly used to connect alarm systems, door bells, buzzer systems, intercoms and thermostat controls.  It is a 2 x 20 gauge wire (commonly red/white or black/white).  Bell Wire is also my favorite DIY wire to use for home automation (Raspberry Pi / Arduino), for connecting up sensors.  It is fairly cheap and available locally at both Home Depot and Lowes.  It is still small enough to connect to bread boards (barely), very flexible, easy to strip, and a good conductor for long runs.

My other favorite, but more expensive, is CAT5/CAT6 wire.  I use CAT5/CAT6 when I need to run multiple lines to the same location, like with my home security panel project.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

28 - I am so lonely

Sometimes we have to get creative to have the cleaning crew notice and take larger boxes

Sunday, January 26, 2014

26 - Animal Kingdom

Savanna's animal collection far outweighs the space of her bed.
She tunnels under them to sleep at night.
Silly Savanna.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

25 - Nickles

A good pile of nickles
The kids burned through 4 piles of these, at the Nickelcade, in under 2 hours




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

22 - Sick Little One

Poor little one.  Got a call from the school that his stomach wasn't feeling well.
I have no doubt of his claim, as he promptly fell asleep on the floor in front of the bathroom.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

21 - Fuzzy Math

2 = 1?
Coworker tripped me up with this one, see if you can spot the fallacy.
For another math puzzle see "365 Project: 38 - Unbalanced Square Root (2-7)".


Evaluating Diverging Series?
Then he went on further to show proofs that these diverging series evaluate.
I thought he was playing tricks again, but sure enough, the proofs are listed in the math communities.
My mind has been blown. I may never sleep right again at night.

Answer: just in case you didn't spot the fallacy, (a - b) = 0, so the cancellation would be dividing both sides by zero.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

19 - Dirt Road

They must know something I don't, as I found this while walking along the cement sidewalk near our home

Saturday, January 18, 2014

18 - Rambo

Savanna going Rambo on an AR-15 with 22lr conversion


And only because I think it is adorable, a bonus video of her in action

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

15 - Quiet Please

The random theft and placement of this sign has made our work area surprisingly more quiet

Sunday, January 12, 2014

12 - Cold Return Home

Returning home, from our sunny California vacation, only to find cold uninviting snow on our front yard

Monday, January 6, 2014

6 - Universal Studios

Water World Show - Panorama


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Hollywood Sign
Fire Bird

T-Rex
Jaws Fire Bomb
King Kong Cave
Despicable Me

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

5 - Disneyland

Starting the adventure



. . . Bonus Photos . . .

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Tower of Terror
Bugs Life - Watermelon
Disneyland Entrance
Sailing Ship Columbia
Haunted Mansion
Nightmare Before Christmas
The Face (in Tower of Terror)
Cars Land
Cars Land
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Love the hats
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Cutie patootie
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Tower of Terror

Splash Mountain
Radiator Springs Racers