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Feb 122015
 

O Joy! today just proved to me why I don’t normally arrive to work on time. I usually show up closer to 9:30 than 9:00 and it is because I am either sitting in jammed traffic or about to be killed like today).

In my rearview mirror I spotted a car barreling down on me and I had no where to go. I was already in the left (passing) lane next to a truck and the cement median…no where to go and at nearly 80mph already neither me nor my car was willing to go any faster to try and get out of this guys way. I honestly have know idea why he was trying to pass her or why he felt he could do so by getting behind me and pushing me out of the way. I really wish cops were around to see this kind of thing or even willing to ticket someone when we have video evidence like this or their aggressive driving tactics.

any who….here is the vid of the guy that scared the pants off of me this morning (all the fun is in the first minute so no need to watch the whole thing)

So while I was trying to find the video of this a-hole I wound up watch the five minute clip prior to the one that had him on it. In this vid I spotted a bunch of other aggressive drivers anyone of which may have been the reason he was being such a jerk. Amazing what goes on behind you that you only glimpse a few seconds of when briefly checking your rearview mirrors.

Please note: the rear view camera is a mirrored image.

Nov 122014
 

The other day driving into work an idiot driver decided to exit on the right from the far left lane after speeding through a 45 mph zone. (wish I could send these videos to the police and let them send out a ticket to the guys….they do it when it is their traffic cams maybe they should use ANY cam to make the roads safe for us all….especially when it comes to aggressive drivers like this).

I got my dashboard cam because I had a rash of aggressive drivers doing stupid things around me on the highway and I needed proof should anything ever happen to me while commuting to and from work.

Here is the video 30 seconds are boring but at about :31 I get over from the left lane to the right and two cars speed past me (I usually go a bit over the speed limit myself in this area so these guys are probably going around 60+ mph) then they get really stupid. Instead of getting over when safe to make the exit like I did  they both assume they can pass the long of traffic and still get off the exit (yes and no). The video does not show just how close these cars were to other cars and how dangerous this situation could have been. But they both cut people off to get into the right lane and then go at the same time onto the exit (which we do clearly see in the video). Watch…

Oct 142012
 

Do you know what the term “black hat” means. Would you understand it if it were used in a footnote of an article you were reading? Most likely not.

Black Hat is a hacker term for someone who violates computer security.

I was recently appalled by an article about SEO tactics that were so incredibly WRONG it had me seeing red. The article in question is titled: How To Trick Bloggers Into Linking To You and it reads like a DIY kit to SEO via images, Even though the author states the article is a black hat situation (kind of off handed at the end of the article), the article itself would get any photographer angry.

Two things that the article tells people to do (THAT THEY SHOULD NEVER EVER DO) is…

1) use Google image search to post images to your website/blog (stealing images violates copyright laws and is, well, just plan WRONG).

2) use Google’s image search to find blogs using those images then go to the site and claim them as yours (holy crap that is just so wrong I cannot even put it into words).

The article in question reads like a How-To-Guide for folks looking to increase SEO via back linking. Back linking is good this article and all it suggests is not.

The guy that wrote it is the one who developed Triberr (a good tool for bloggers), but this article really undermines his integrity if you ask me.

So basically, just don’t trust anything you read over at DIYblogger.net.

May 232012
 

OK, last night I spent all that time driving home playing with the Dragon Naturally Speaking App on my phone thinking it would help me get my ideas out of my head and onto “paper” so to speak. Well, all it did was teach me a very valuable lesson.

DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE AT ALL WHILE DRIVING. JUST DRIVE!

I “missed” nearly 20 miles of my commute because I wasn’t paying attention to the road. I could have killed myself or some one else. It is never good to not be able to figure out how you got from point A to point B on a road trip, but to know it was because you were screwing around with an app on the phone this is doubly not good!

To add even more fear into my evening I got a call that my only sister was in a pretty bad car accident that night. She was not texting or even near her phone but it drove home the fact that something bad can happen in the blink of an eye.

PLEASE DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE. This is now against the law in PA (thank goodness). But when will PA wise up and make using the phone while driving at all a crime?

More from AT&T on the Dangers of Text Messaging and Driving

Mar 132009
 

Had a dream the other night where I was stuck in this little town (one I dream about often but have never been in) and I was circling the same three block radius. Every time I would pass this one intersection there was an accident. A different accident each time I passed. Finally after about the fifth time around I stopped to talk to someone about all the accidents. After that I all of the sudden find myself dumpster diving. I am digging coke reward points out of the trash.

I know the trapped part of the dream means I am feeling trapped or stuck about something in my life but what in the world is the meaning of dreaming about diggin through a trash dumpster?

Dreams are just weird. I tell you.

Sep 022008
 

Okay, I have been accused of making stuff up in the past so I thought I would post some proof. As if my pictures weren’t proof enough my labor day picnic fun made it to the front page of the paper. Minivan plows through back wall of Reading duplex; none hurt By Greta Cuyler of […]

Aug 242008
 
Real Life Mario Kart

Mario Kart is one heck of hard game to find. I had to borrow a friend’s to see if I like it before resorting to ordering it online. I guess I might have to buy it, as it is pretty fun. Although I do suck at it guess I’ll get better with practice. I ran […]

Aug 242008
 

There is nothing worse than getting into a dark car on a hot summer day except getting into that same car when the air conditioner isn’t working properly. My friend’s new car (you know the one she got after our accident last November) just does not seem to cool off the car. There has to […]

Aug 062008
 

Aggressive drivers really should behave themselves while driving the company car. Maybe they get so caught up in their speeding and tailgating they forget they are in an easily identifiable vehicle.  I had this Comcast van (#50 by the way) riding my but the whole way up route 12 in Reading today (around 6:15). He […]