Energy

March 15th, 2011 1 comment

To whom it may concern.

My thoughts on the current state of energy consumption and generation in the USA and other developed parts of the world.

Current energy usage both in the USA and other parts of the world cannot be maintained. We are dependent upon dirty sources of fuel to generate electricity as well as directly fuel our vehicles. We, as a nation as well as a portion of the world population need to both reduce our use of “dirty” fuels as well as develop other sources of energy production. I have a few ideas that I want to share.

First, our vehicles currently use gasoline to generate heat. Heat is directly converted to the rotation of a drive wheel that in turn moves our vehicles. There have been many great strides in increasing the efficiency of the gasoline powered vehicle. Today one can purchase a gasoline driven car that can ferry its passengers more than 30 miles on less than one gallon of fuel. Compared to 30 years ago this is nearly double the efficiency. But, efficiency alone cannot reduce the use of fuel enough to enable us to maintain our current consumption of so-called “fossil” fuels. While current estimates vary the internal combustion engine is a rather inefficient way to convert fuel to motion. Read more…

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Malapropisms are fun!

March 8th, 2011 No comments
by Nancy Bailey Tinnin on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 12:35pm

A malapropism is the substitution of a word for a word with a similar sound, in which the resulting phrase makes no sense but often creates a comic effect. Here are a few fun examples:

 

He had to use a fire distinguisher.

Dad says the monster is just a pigment of my imagination.

Isn’t that an expensive pendulum round that man’s neck?

Good punctuation means not to be late.

He’s a wolf in cheap clothing.

Michelangelo painted the Sixteenth Chapel.

My sister has extra-century perception.

“Don’t” is a contraption.

I don’t want anybody stepping on anyone else’s thunder.

You can’t pull the sheep over my eyes!

I don’t mean to take the steam out of your sails, but….

I used to be as sharp as a button.

That way I can kill two bricks with one stone.

If my grandfather was alive today, he’d be turning in his grave.

You can’t teach an old leopard how to change its spots.

I like a magazine with good objectionable reporting.

We need to challenge the church to get off it’s feet.

Take your kids to visit a wildlife refugee.

In some places in Mexico, you can still be attacked by the bandanas.

From a recent Facebook wall pasting from Nancy Bailey Tinnin.
Thanks Nancy!
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There’s Worse Things Than Oil on the Beach

July 27th, 2010 1 comment
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Best Writing Tool for Blogs

July 10th, 2010 No comments

After recently switching to Windows 7 I discovered a very nifty tool called “Windows Live Writer” Windows Live Writer is a bloggers dream. It’s an html editor that runs on your desktop. You use it to write articles and blogs you intend to publish on the internet. When you have your masterpiece just the way you want it, you simply press “Publish” and this crafty little program uploads your precious words to your favorite blog, instantly.
Visit the download page to read more.

Blog your heart out

Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any blog service—Windows Live, WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, and many more.

Writer is part of Windows Live Essentials, which includes free programs for photos, movies, instant messaging, e‑mail, blogging, family safety, and more. Get Writer or get them all—they’re free!

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What is a Gravatar?

July 10th, 2010 No comments

Does your login look like this?

Missing Gravatar

Read more and it can look like this–>Working Gravatar

Read more…

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