Cool New Geek Toy – LED Watch

I just got this cool watch from for $6 plus shipping. It’s an LED watch that forms the digits from individual LEDs embedded right into the band.

I remember back in the late ’70s my dad had an LED watch when digital watches were first coming out. This one is a lot more elegant and should make an interesting conversation piece.

What do you think?



Crazy Geek

My wife, Karen, brought this very appropriate gift: a crazy geek pen.  I'll put this next to my "Smack A Mac" Hammer!


Looking for Sponsors for Boy Scout Troop Website

I'm building a new website for my son's Boy Scout Troop.  I have the framework up so I can demo it for the troop.  If you'd like to see it, I have it set up at

This will be a social network-style site, so the kids and parents will be able to log in, create profiles, have discussion groups, share photos, etc.  It will really help the troop organize events, do community service work and coordinate.  I think it will also be a great way for former scouts to stay in touch with their troop.
I would like to make this site free for the troop so it will be a "no-brainer" when I present it to the troop leadership committee.  The cost to host the site at the level we need for two years is approximately $162, or about $6.75 a month.
As far as I can tell, it's OK to have corporate sponsors and acknowledge them on a sponsors page.
Are there any local businesses out there that want to chip in toward the cost of the site?  In exchange, I will make a sponsor page where each sponsor will have a business card-sized ad with a link to their own website.  Your ad will stay on the site for the entire 2 year period which you are a sponsor.
I would like to find 6 sponsors.  If you divide that up, that means you will be getting a 2 year sponsorship ad that backlinks to your website for just $27!
Actually, make that 5 sponsors, because I'm going to buy one for my business 🙂
Interested?  Let me know.

This Place Just Didn’t Cut The Mustard!

This restaurant didn't cut the mustard and never did ketchup (LOL)! Thank you to Thane Bryenton of RelyLocal and Thurston County Guide for sharing this photo on Facebook.  Made my evening 🙂

This restaurant didn't cut the mustard and never did ketchup (LOL)!