Did you know that the world's longest gondola ride is in Idaho?
We decided last weekend to try it out.
The view from the top was amazing. The watchtower guy Phil was like, "See that fifth mountain range over there? Well that's Montana. And see that mountain over there? Yeah that sure is Washington." He was sweet.
You can tell a lot about a man by looking at his desk. See if you can spot the following items:
Thick academic looking books to make me feel smartQuirky nose-shaped tissue dispenserUSB powered Secret knock candy dispenser I built myself using Arduino technologyAncient clock radioSpare capo just in case someone shows up in my office needing to quickly change keysBooks I actually use stacked horizontally on top of books I rarely useRemote for my remotely controlled electrical outlet (completely unnecessary, but everything wireless is better right?)Bag of Skittles to refill candy dispenserSpoon for eating soup at my deskContigo coffee cup that will keep my coffee warm until about 11:34Powered USB hub with seven USB connectionsWireless MouseChristmas lights with fade effect5-year-old laptop still awesomeBluetooth connected speaker streaming PandoraFamily pictures
I also have a mood light I built myself using Picaxe technology. It changes from red to green to blue and it is powered by th…
I break my blogging silence only because I have found a piece of newsworthy information that I bet few other people would ever come across. If you are a religious statistic enthusiast...um, let me be more realistic. Almost none of you are religious statistic enthusiasts. BUT, chances are 9 out of 10 that you have seen or heard religious statistics used in a discussion, a sermon, a classroom or maybe scratched into a public bathroom wall. I'm skeptical of 93.6% of all statistics I hear. It is not that I mistrust the statisticians. It is that I mistrust most people's interpretation of findings. Using a statistic in a quote generally leaves out all the *'s and †'s and other marks of exceptions, conditions, and caveats that accompany complete and well documented statistics.
FOR EXAMPLE The ARDA's 2010 data for Kootenai County is available on their website. I've poured over the 2000 data for a few years, so I was very interested to finally see the changes for 2010. …