Saturday, April 25, 2015


Kavic came into our lives over 12 years when we brought her home from the shelter as a puppy.
Her original name was Heidi and I would call her Heidi Ho. Somewhere along the way Kaela renamed her as Kavic.
She was always a happy dog who loved to sing. She would talk to you if you talked back to her.
Feeding time was always a noisy occurrance.
One of my fondest memories was when Kae took her to agility classes. Kavic learned quickly how to weave through the poles, climb the ladders and run across the narrow beams. She eagerly dashed through the tunnels, but when she would see me standing next to the ring, she would break away from the exercise and make a bee line to me. It reached a point where I would have to hide behind a tree or in the bushes so she would complete the round.

About a month ago she was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Her health began a rapid decline since then.
Today it reached the point where it was best we put her to rest before she began suffering.

Rest in peace Kavic, you will be missed.

Puppy Kavic


1/1/2009 at Folsom Lake

5/7/2006 at the American River - Sailor Bar

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Eighteen years ago Rin and the girls were at a stoplight about eight blocks from the house when they heard a feeble cry of a cat. They got out to look around and found a young kitten sitting on top of the rear axle of the truck. She had appearantly rode there all the way from the house.
They decided to keep her and brought her home. I wanted to name her Axle but was outvoted and she became known as Samantha, Sammy for short.

What a wonderful cat she was, loved to play with me and would follow me around the house, jumping up onto the furniture and taking swipes at me as I passed.  In her early years she spent some time out doors, usually when we were out in the yard. No dog would take a stand against her and she chased numerous ones out of the yard.

As she got older she remained in the house and was definitely my cat. She would lay on the arm of the chair near me and would come in the bathroom when I was in there as a captive audience and demand her "potty petting". She would also walk around the rim of the bathtub when I was taking a bath, only falling in once.

Recently she had been losing weight and eventually stopped eating. Today Rin took her to the vet and found she was in renal failure and need to be euthanized.

She has now joined the various rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, another cat, rats and others in the flower bed.

I'll miss you Sammy, you were a wonderful friend.
Rest in peace my axle cat.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Only an Expert

Need I say more?


Saturday, September 01, 2012

Something New to Look At

From the illustrious Nines

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Military Ray Gun - It's Official

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As previously discussed here at the Lair the military has produced what they refer to as a non-lethal weapon. They are now formally announcing its existence and although no orders have been placed for the guns yet, one can imagine it will only be a short time before their deployment.

In a similar article at Raw Story it is stated:
The system ray is 95 gigahertz, a frequency “absorbed very superficially,” said Miller.

The beam only goes 1/64th of an inch (0.4 millimeter), which “gives a lot more safety.”

In contrast, microwave frequency is around one gigahertz, which moves faster and penetrates deeper — which is how it can cook meat in an oven, said top researcher Diana Loree.
Excuse me, but radio waves are radio waves, they all move at the same speed regardless of their frequency.

Also of note:
And in a bid to avert accidents, Taffola said the operator’s trigger, in a truck far from the action, has an automatic shut-off after 3 seconds for safety.
Like the drone program, another instance of the operator being far removed from the impact of his action - just another video game.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

food for thought


Basically, he's saying the sun isn't a big nuclear reaction.

Monday, February 20, 2012

the doors at the end


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Only takes six or seven hours....