Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crazy Mayor Sallie Peake

Sallie Peake, the Mayor of Wellford SC has banned police officers from chasing suspects on foot.

This policy came into existence after two of the town's cars were totaled within a month and an officer was injured and had to miss work after chasing a suspect.

If she is worred about the money spent on workman's compensation, why not save more money by disbanding the police department? The Police can't chase and arrest criminials anyway, so why even have a police department?

When confronted about this new policy by a local reporter, as seen in this YouTube video, her responses were sarcastic and bizarre. Has senility set in? Sounds like it's time for a recall vote in Wellford SC.

It's hard to believe, but there is actually an elected official dumber than Palmyra's Don Agen.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

AES Superfest 2009

Had a fun day at the AES Superfest. Very interesting presentations. Scott Ford made me think seriously about getting an Icom radio to get D-Star capability.

Gordon West as entertaining with his presentation on how to teach a class on radio operation.

Michael Fish from WTMJ4 had an awesome presentation on weather.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My First Zilch Breakfast

Went to my first Zilch Breakfast today. As you can see from the photos, it was a snowy trip to McFarland. But I wasn't the only intrepid adventurer seeking a tasty breakfast and good association. I was joined by Gary (NG9V), Dan (AB9LQ), Phil (KE9XN), and Ken (K9ADN).

Ken recommended the Lantern Omelet which is also pictured. Very good!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February Meeting - Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club (FLARC)

Went to the Space Place for the February meeting of FLARC tonight. John L Steffl (WZ9I) gave a presentation on antenna modeling using EZNEC software.

The presentation was very interesting. It was raining when I left. Next time I go I'll probably leave early and visit the Madison Public Library which is in the same building.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

HamLinks: The Ham Radio Toolbar for Firefox

I just downloaded the Hamlinks Radio Toolbar for Firefox. The plug in installed easily and seems to work fine. I'll try it for a month or so and see if I like it.

It's kind of a drag having the Facebook, Stumble, and Hamlinks toolbar installed and running all at once. I may need to disable one so I don't have this huge toolbar above every webpage I'm viewing. Thank all that is coded for F11!

For those of you still enslaved to Internet Explore, there is an IE version of the toolbar as well.

If anyone else tries it out, or has used it in the past, please give me shout regarding your experiences.