Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

#58 - Vegas Hotel (2/27)

View from our hotel in Vegas
A view from the hotel we stayed at in Vegas, for our weekend at the Front Sight training course.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

#57 - Demolished Grassy Field (2/26)

Demolished Grassy Field
Sadness.  We had a beautiful walking path, around a grassy field, near our office.  When the weather was good, I would walk this path every day that I could.  Now the grassy field is being demolished to put in new office buildings.

This is a previous photo of the walking path:
Grassy Field (2012.09.07)

More photos of the destruction, including a hole large enough to fit a semi truck:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

#54 - Zipper (2/23)

What can I say, it was a very slow day, and not much else to take a picture of.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

#53 - Fibers of Hair (2/22)

Fibers of Hair
Fibers from my wife's hair.  Yes, sometimes the photographer sitting behind you is a little weird.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

#51 - Unlimited Cup (2/20)

Unlimited Yogurt Cup
After accumulating enough points, I was awarded an "Unlimited Yogurt Cup", which allowed me to put as much yogurt as I could fit into one cup, for free.  Challenge Accepted.  I piled on the yogurt until I could no longer fit the tower under the yogurt dispenser, and then I used a spoon to heap even more on.

Normally we will get somewhere between 8 and 12 oz of yogurt.  This giant mess was 62.1 oz, just shy of 4 pounds of yogurt.

If you are curious, no I did not eat all that yogurt.  Each layer was a flavor chosen by my kids, with mine on the bottom, so they ended up eating everything visible above the cup.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#50 - Here Comes the Snow (2/19)

Here Comes the Snow
I was just commenting yesterday how beautiful our February weather was turning out to be, with no snow anywhere in sight.  We even took the motorcycle out for several rides this last weekend.  I should have knocked on wood.


And hours later, just as quickly as it came, the blizzard and snow are all but gone.

And there Goes the Snow

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

#49 - Hot Chocolate (2/18)

Yummy Hot Chocolate
One of the many benefits of where I work, is free drinks, including hot chocolate.  Yummy.

Monday, February 17, 2014

#48 - Bacchus Hwy ATV Trails (2/17)

ATV trails off of Bacchus Highway (Hwy 111) in West Valley City, Utah
For Presidents day we went off-roading, with the motorcycle, on the ATV trails just off Bacchus Highway.

Google Maps - Satellite View

GPS Location:  (Google Maps Satellite View)
40°37'45.6"N 112°03'07.3"W
40.629322, -112.052030

It had just rained the day before, so the trails were a bit muddy and slippery.  Ended up dumping the motorcycle once, with only slight injuries.

Laura's leg
My arm

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#44 - Overloaded (2/13)

The ratings on power strips do matter.  We bought a new portable electric heater, to go under my wife's desk to warm her toes, and didn't realize it was a 13 Amp heater.  With the combination of the heater and the computer/monitor/speakers, it was an amp or two over the rating of the power strip.  Above is the result.  We are just lucky it didn't start a fire or fry any of the computer equipment.

15 Amp Maximum Load

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

#43 - Keeper of Mysterious Relics (2/12)

Keeper of Mysterious Relics
My friend here is the keeper of the mysterious relics that make day to day work possible.  Remember, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

#42 - Phone Books (2/11)

Phone Books - A Long Forgotten Necessity
Phone Books were once an important necessity, before cell phones and the Internet.  For some reason, they are still being distributed, to which mailbox owners are kindly returning them in large piles at the Post Office.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

39 - Project Backup Pi (2/8)

Project Backup Pi
Placing a Raspberry Pi and an external USB hard drive at a remote location to archive and backup our photos, for safe keeping.

Friday, February 7, 2014

38 - Unbalanced Square Root (2-7)

Unbalanced Square Root
My math loving coworker tried out another math puzzle on us. Obviously the result is not correct, but unlike the "365 Project: 21 - Fuzzy Math" unbalanced equation there is actually a way to fix this one. Can you tell where it becomes unbalanced and can you tell what needs to be fixed to balance out this equation?

Answer: When you take the square root of something you have to take the "positive and negative" values as well (+/-).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

37 - Tomy Big Loader Construction Set (2-6)

Tomy Big Loader Construction Set
This one is for you mom.  We got it fully put together and functional.  Nostalgic.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

35 - Another Winter Wonderland (2-4)

The condition of our driveway, just moments after we finished plowing that side.  Wasted effort.
(animation brought to you by Google Auto Awesome Photos, thanks Google)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

33 - Super Bowl Sunday (2-2)

7 Layer Bean Dip
Bethany made her delicious 7 layer Bean Dip for the Super Bowl Sunday party.  Yummy.

7 Layer Bean Dip (showing layers)


Go Broncos
Even though the Broncos were slaughtered (Seattle Seahawks 43 to Denver Broncos 8) the majority at the party were still rooting for them.

32 - A Few of His Favorite Things (2-1)

Just a few of his favorite things