bruce’s thoughts

Man’s Best Friend & The Hole in Our Hearts – Goodbye “Baby Girl”

November 18, 2012

Written Nov 18, 2012, 1938hrs Saturday night, our dog Izzy died after several weeks of fighting a battle against some unknown ailment. This ailment was just a systemic failure and her life coming to a close and her leaving the planet. – We adopted her several years ago in a state known for its hunting […]

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And The UFO Conspiracies Continue For What Ever Reason

September 29, 2012

Ah, this is one of those rare and fun conjecture pieces about the fanciful world of UFO sightings. The Huffington Post put out a piece on an organized panel titled “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” that was part of a larger event at theSmithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum. There were former ProjectBlue Bookstaffers on hand as […]

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Father & Son Sends Thomas The Train Into Space!

September 27, 2012

This is pretty cool YouTube video where a father and his son put together a mini space missions and send the kid’s toy train into space. But with a little ingenuity, they not only recorded the trip, but were able to recover the data and share it with us! The video was a five month […]

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The Endeavor Space Shuttle Fly By – A Pic

September 24, 2012

Well, the space shuttle Endeavor did a fly by over the Bay Area last week. As it turns out, it flew nearly over head of where I work and being a high tech company, we all piled onto the multitude of roofs in the complex. A few of us had cameras with us. This is […]

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Endeavor Flyover Flight: Live USTREAM Coverage From NASA #spottheshuttle

September 21, 2012

Below is the live coverage window from NASA, via Ustream for Endeavor’s tribute flyover on its way to Southern Ca (Don’t be fooled. There’s some non-related flight material that will be transmitted between spots where they have camera coverage. Endeavor was the loss-leader pitch! LOL…): Live broadcasting by Ustream –

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Interested In Tracking Endeavor Space Shuttle Over The Bay Area? #SpotTheShuttle

September 20, 2012

The space shuttle Endeavor is making its farewell flight from around the country doing flyovers at various NASA locations and landmarks. I thought I’d look into how you can track the Endeavor space shuttle on it’s farewell tour. UPDATE #1: Friday’s flight has been delayed an hour and is now expected to take off from […]

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Curiosity: Amazing Image From Our Neighbor Planet, Mars

September 10, 2012

I was over on the NASA website looking up some info on the space shuttle fly over when I came across this incredible image from Mars delivered to us from the Curiosity Mars Rover… the idea of an image of this quality coming across the solar system is an incredible achievement I’m still trying to […]

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Space Shuttle Endeavor To Fly Over Peninsula/Bay Area

September 10, 2012

Hey Menlo Park and Peninsula residents! It’s time to keep your peepers open and look up in the sky on September 20th, 2012. The space shuttle Endeavor will be doing a fly over on September 20th as it passes over Moffett Field in Mountain View, and then head north to San Francisco, then Sacramento. It […]

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Men Who Kill Poodles With Bricks Should Rot in Hell

September 7, 2012

On March 26th 2012, A Peninsula man named Marcos Montano-Topete, walked up to his 16-year-old neighbor, telling her he was sick of her dog and that he had hit the dog, Globsis. A 5-year-old poodle. The neighbor called the cops and they arrived, finding the dog in a pool of its own blood, whimpering and […]

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A Missing Woman Looks For Herself (Aren’t We All Searching for Ourselves?)

August 30, 2012

When I saw the caption, I knew I just had to share this. It turns out that on an Icelandic tour, one of the tourists went missing from the group. A search party ensued, which included about 50 volunteers and a helicopter was even going to get into the fray, looking for this poor, assumed […]

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Red Bull Is Skydiving From Space? You Have To Check This Out!

July 26, 2012

Red Bull sponsors money into some crazy stunts and this is no different! Yes, you read right. Red Bull is sponsoring Felix Baumgartner in his attempt to set a record for a freefall skydive. Baumgartner will be doing this crazy stunt from 120,000 feet up… 23 miles if you must do the math. It’s part […]

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Growing A Website Is An Uphill Battle, If You Survive The Skirmishes

July 4, 2012

Over the last few years, I’ve been a lone man who has stepped into the digital trenches to try and create a viable website. I’ve tried to run an honorable website, but it’s hard to keep up with everything I love following. It’s a full-time job, at its easiest day. The ensuing piece is an […]

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Cat Yawn/Roar Image [You Add The Caption!]

May 3, 2012

For quite some time I was trying to catch my cats yawning but have not been so lucky to have the right timing. (Caveat: I’m talking about using my smartphone’s installed camera. You know the ones, you hit click, the camera thinks about it for a second… the screen acts like it’s taking the picture, […]

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Sad Day To Be At The Vet Office

April 16, 2012

The other day I encountered a scene so sad and heart-wrenching that it put to shame any emotionally charged scene I’d ever see in any movie or TV show. The other day I had taken my ancient one (my cat) to the vet for a check-up. Yes, she lives, though she’s deaf. (No, she is […]

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Seth Casteel Awesome Underwater Dog Photos

April 15, 2012

The other day a friend emailed me some images of underwater dog photos that were absolutely wonderful. They were moments captured in time when different dogs were jumping into water, chasing balls. The photos are property of photographer Seth Casteel, who is based out of Los Angeles & Chicago. He has a talent of getting […]

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Cell Phone Ear Bud Pet Peeve

March 30, 2012

Pet Peeve: Have you ever noticed people that are walking around with their cell phone and they have an ear-bud plugged into the phone. You know the kind…

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Twitter Hashtags: A Waste or Time or a Functional Tool?

February 6, 2012

Do you think that using Twitter hashtags helps your tweets be found, or do you think that they are becoming a waste of time and effort? I’m leaning towards…

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Photo of the Week: Running Through San Jose

January 27, 2012

The lone runner coming up the path just seemed like a great image to try and capture. All runners know what this

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