Chattanooga Win/Fail!!!

Yesterday Sarah and I went to UTC in Chattanooga TN to see her sis for her first weekend at college. Here’s how it went and how it ranked on the “Fail Scale”

The Win/Fail Scale

  1. Win! – Start Laundry
  2. Win! – Eat French Toast her mom made us.
  3. Win! – Go to Target for Coffee Grinder (house warming present) and got some random Ribons for me.
    (thought it would be cool to scan for web design)
  4. Win? Fail? – Drive to Chattanooga, 3 bathroom stop, too much water…
  5. Win! – Find UTC
  6. Fail! – Find the Dorm.
    (We suck at getting directions before leaving… )
  7. Win! – Eat Lunch at Jimmy Johns.
    (there sandwiches are really good, and freaking huge!!! )
  8. Fail! – Get directions to the River.
    (apparently its really hard to use google maps on an iPhone when using safari… I know there’s a Google Maps App… )
  9. Fail! – Get down to the river.
    (missed the entrance & had to pull a u-turn on a narrow one lane road… )
  10. Fail! – Double check the River was full of water…
    (The river was more like a stream with baby pools of water… next time were going to go up river more!!! )
  11. Win! – Get Ashley’s Printer to Work!
  12. Fail! – Find an open coffee shop…
    (Apparently no cool coffee shops are open on sunday in Chattanooga… only S-Bucks… )
  13. Fail!Got S-Bucks…
  14. Win!Watch a sun set!!!
  15. Win!HomeMade Stir Fry!!!

August Sunset

Nashville to Chattanooga:

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Chattanooga to Bowater Swimming Hole:

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What Happens to Old iPhones? Does Anyone Really Know?

Monster_iPhone_sml.pngThis morning I went to the apple store and ended up walking out with a new 3g model. The story goes, I got an iPhone, Apple updated to 3.0, My iPhone WiFi broke, Apple gave me a new phone…

Here’s how it went at the Store… in short

apple_rainbow_16.png You’re going to need a new phone
vc27_combo_16.png Well that sucks!
apple_rainbow_16.png Why? Are you not under warranty?
vc27_combo_16.png No, It’s just, Where to the old Phones Go?
apple_rainbow_16.png ummm
vc27_combo_16.png I mean, do they open them up and work on them? You know, does anyone actually fix them? Or is there just a huge trash can of old phones? Or do they just take all the old phone and throw them into a canyon?
apple_rainbow_16.png You know I”m not really sure… But I’m going to go and swap this one out and throw the old one into the canyon.

Sometime I wonder if Steve Jobs has all the old iPhone at his house running around like herds of cattle. As if he has some special OS that give them an AI so that they can all hang out. Like a Tachikoma!!!

All the same, I really think that as the Technological age Progresses we really should be making products that are reusable. We should be thinking of way to minimize new waste. Maybe its just a pipe dream, but I think we should at-least try!!

Working & a New Chair

So over the last week or two I’ve been working like a mad man on various projects. I just recently had to give up my plastic chair from my office, due to my landlord wanting it back… So I took the oportunity to go out and get my self a well deserved office chair that I proud to call my own!!!

My sweet chair I don’t remember the brand off hand, but I got a great deal on it something like 45% off. So now I’m anxious to get back to my chair, ( i am not in my chair right now) and break it in.

VisualComa Construction – Week 8

Week 8 -> Latest Work

This weekend I decided to focus on my “Latest Work” portion of the site. I found a little bit of jQuery specifically called “jFlow” that I thought would be cool to use. So, I created a special loop based on Parent Child Pages and one for Categories and I’m in the process of working out the details and styling.

Check it out.

Anyway there is still much to do, and I’m thinking about adding a jQuery slider that will grab a Custom Field for selecting projects. I’m really going to give this one a go, I think with a little patients and planning this could be a great little plugin for Featured Content.

The Rules:
Every week on Saturday I’m going to spend about 5hrs or so Making an update. Weather it’s a Visual or Functional UpDate I’ll be posting the change here every Monday under this Cateogory VC-Construction.

Hand Drawn T-Shirts

This is my first round draft of my Hand Drawn T-Shirts, its called “Random Robots”.

I’ve still got some work to do on this one. People keep telling me it looks like I’ve got mustard on my shirt, “Slap to the back of their head” I say!!!! “Its the fracking sun” gees!!!

All the same, my drawings of robots has became quite an obsession. I tend to go in and out of phases with my drawings.

I’ve always wanted a t-shirt company, maybe i’ll call it…
“VisualComa T-Shirt Company”