"Murphy was an optimist!"
I-40 shutdown due to crash November 30, 2005 10:06 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
East of Cherry St live.
These are the cameras that you see around town. These are not red light cameras. The red cameras have not been installed yet.
A tractor trailor crash has shut down part of I-40
The following content reposted from June 22, 2005.
I’m an observant person. I watched the traffic cams get installed by TDOT. For a long I have intended to call TDOT and ask, "are those cameras available to the public?" Ironically, being a web guy, I never bothered looking online until one of the local news stations mentioned the 75 cameras are online (though by my count I only see 66). Have a look at a picture of a TDOT SmartWay camera.
Additional information about the TDOT $20 million SmaryWay system is available including cameras statewide and information about Tennessee 511 a service that provides traffic information from any phone. TDOT is also in Alabama.
From the Smartway FAQ:
Other benefits include:
- Providing live video to local television stations that is used during their rush hour traffic reports
- Website access to current construction and incident information.
- Shorter crash response time by emergency response agencies including TDOT HELP trucks
- Using the system to assist in AMBER ALERTS
- Radio reports of current construction and incident information available on the highway advisory radio (HAR) system.
- Use of the system to complement Homeland Security evacuation plans
Now when you want to leave the house you can check to see if I-40 is jammed or not!add a comment
Synchronized Christmas Light Show – Snopes Update November 30, 2005 1:15 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Hmm November 29, 2005 4:47 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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Of Grasshoppers November 29, 2005 2:59 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Student: I can’t beat these odds!
Master: Change games.
Technology Unreigned November 29, 2005 2:01 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Kids, vibrating pajamas, and chickens. Add the word "choke" in there and someone’s naive good intention is going land people in jail.
But I can prove I never touched ____
All joking aside, this is really cool and puts us so much closer to true virtual reality experiences!
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Singapore scientists looking for ways to transmit the sense of touch over the Internet have devised a vibration jacket for chickens and are thinking about electronic children’s pyjamas for cyberspace hugs.
233 is not an integer November 29, 2005 1:11 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
233 is not an integeradd a comment
One of those tests… November 29, 2005 10:56 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Ok. I took one of those tests. It was the T&A and Cuteness test. See results. Like horoscopes, I think the results of this test could have said most anything and you would nod your head and agree.
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Progressive Walmart? November 29, 2005 10:11 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
This interesting article labels Walmart as "progressive" and good for the poor citing that Walmart’s $200 billion-plus assistance to consumers rivals federal programs such as food stamps ($33 billion) and earned-income tax credit ($40 billion).
If critics prevent the firm from opening new branches, they will prevent ordinary families from sharing in those gains. Poor Americans will be chief among the casualties.
Another interesting tidbit is that the "average Wal-Mart customer earns $35,000 a year, compared with $50,000 at Target and $74,000 at Costco."add a comment
Flickr is for Photos; Berenstain Bears are dead; Scarry Changes November 29, 2005 9:28 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Oh the things I wouldn’t know if not for blogs! I was looking in on Drawn! this morning and discovered some interesting tidbits.
- Flickr is for photos
- [Flickr] want[s] to assert themselves as a site for sharing photographs, and any accounts that are extensively non-photographic in nature (ie illustrations) will be rendered NIPSA, or Not In Public Site Areas. …your images will not show up in searches or tag results, and this includes any legitimate photographs in your account as well.
- Stan Berenstain dead
- While there are no official press releases yet…
- Richard Scarry Gets PC
- I’m sure everyone has this book in their house. Now check out the changes from 1980 to 1990.
Of Grasshoppers November 29, 2005 8:48 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Student: I am not looking forward to today.
Master: Will you brood over it tomorrow?
Of Grasshoppers November 28, 2005 12:04 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Student: I am dropping my greatest vice cold turkey!
Master: What’s wrong with cold turkey?
Of Grasshoppers November 26, 2005 10:02 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Student: Why can’t I learn to keep my mouth shut?
Master: Happiness comes to the man who communicates with his ears.
From the mouths of babes November 26, 2005 4:26 pmPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Anyone else notice the irony in the manufacturer’s choice of colors, politically speaking?add a comment
From the mouths of babes November 26, 2005 11:21 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
9 year old: "Now that I have [cable] in my room I don’t play the Playstation nearly as much!"add a comment
Can you really shoot a lock off? November 25, 2005 10:33 amPosted by djuggler in : Daily Life
Interesting pictorial from someone that shot several locks to see if they could do what we see in the movies.add a comment