Wednesday, March 18, 2009

21st Century Digital Boy, Weapons of Choice, -and- Stupid Criminals

21st Century Digital Boy - computer programmer replaces lost finger with USB drive
Weapons of Choice - Feds undercut civilian ammunition supply
Stupid Criminals - Starbucks Peeping Tom records himself

On this day in history: March 18, 1980 - A significant percentage of the Soviet space program's scientists are killed when a Vostok rocket explodes on the launch pad. Fifty people die at the Plesetsk Space Center.

Born on this day in history: March 18, 1970 - Queen Latifah (1970 - ) Born Dana Owens in Newark, N.J., rapper, record producer and actress Queen Latifah issued her first album in 1989, "All Hail to the Queen," which sold over one million copies. In 1991, she became CEO of her own record company, and went on to star in films like "The Bone Collector" (1999), with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, and in "Chicago" (2002).

Scripture of the Day: Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. - Psalm 37:5-6

Video of the Day: Living with the Land Greenhouses

This is the greenhouse my brother, Phillip, built. Here is his description:
Pictured is a hand-crafted 12' x 20' greenhouse. Framing is constructed of
heart redwood. Sheathing is polycarbonate. Roof sheathing alternates clear
and translucent panels for enhanced light diffusion. The first 6' of floor
from the door entry is done in pavers to form a sitting area. The remainder
of the floor is pea gravel. Temperature is currently (3-17-09, 1:00 PM) 62
degrees outside and 93 degrees inside. The power vent opens at 96 degrees.
Mist system activates at 98 degrees. Click to enlarge.

I want a greenhouse! The photograph of the greenhouse my brother constructed, and the photographs he sent of pepper plant beginning to blossom, caused me to daydream of a greenhouse. I spoke with Laura concerning this, and she excitedly agreed. We certainly do not require a greenhouse of the epic proportions and exotic construction of my brother's greenhouse. I have been researching available units at Home Depot, and this unit would nicely fit our needs.

The HobbyGrower® MiniPro™ 8 x 10 greenhouse provides exceptional performance, ease of use, and value. Using patented technologies and state-of-the-art design, the MiniPro greenhouse kit offers tremendous strength and durability. Best of all, SnapGlas™ single layer polycarbonate panels are as clear as glass, yet light weight and virtually unbreakable. Double doors provide convenient, easy access to the spacious interior where you will enjoy earlier seedling starts and later harvests. Eight manual roof vents and two rear-wall intake vents allow customized airflow and cooling. Orchid lovers and collectors of other valuable plants will appreciate the MiniPro for its ability to protect against mild frost and other weather. Gardeners of all varieties will appreciate the value of this attractive and functional greenhouse built to last for years.

* Easy assembly – approximately 1-day set-up time
* Uv protected polycarbonate panels: glass-like clarity, but virtually unbreakable
* Excellent ventilation – 8 manual roof vents and 2 rear-wall intake vents increase airflow and cooling.
* 5 year limited warranty.
* Accessories available.
* Rust-proof design: aluminum components and galvanized steel base.
* Maximum safety: no glass to shatter or break
* MFG Brand Name : HobbyGrower® by Palram
* MFG Model # : 700291
* MFG Part # : 700291