Monday, July 15, 2019

Beautiful Blades

It's grilling season

Yes, she did

Black Labs, they're enthusiastic.

Sacramento County Says It's Illegal to Work on Your Own Car in Your Own Garage

Well, not quite, but not too far off either.

This law seems vague enough that it will allow the bureaucrats to hassle you about this if they feel like it, and/or allow a jackass neighbor to report you and make trouble.

Realistically, it's aimed at people who want to run a business repairing cars in their driveway, so there's some legitimacy at least to the impetus to define things as they have, but still, it would be simpler and fairer just to make a case by case call on people abusing their homes for this kind of business and/or making their property an eyesore.

In other words, there must be zoning laws whose enforcement would solve the problem, rather than trying to strictly and in infinite detail define what's acceptable home auto repair, and what's not.

It's a law they'll enforce if there's a compliant, or if you make yourself come to their attention somehow, but otherwise not.

Another example of how too much government and too many laws make everyone a criminal sooner or later.

Mondays, they're like that

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dad reflexes save the day once again

Jaws strikes again

"It was almost like hooking onto a Volkswagen that was a hundred feet deep," Gamez told CBS. All he could do was try to hold onto the rod and reel as the boat itself began to lurch forward.
The looming pressure wasn't an anchor, or even a sturgeon or seven-gill shark like he'd caught before, the latter of which can weigh up to 700 pounds. Gamez's knuckles began to turn white as his fishing rod bent downward and curved into a candy cane-like shape. "This is probably the biggest fish I've hooked into out here," he said aloud.
It was a Great White Shark.

In the meantime:

San Mateo officials issued a warning Thursday after receiving multiple reports of great white shark sightings in Half Moon Bay. It's likely due to warmer water temperatures, which scientists say have been steadily increasing since 2014.
Warmer water allows younger sharks, normally native to southern California, to travel farther north for feeding.
Earlier this March, a man says he made eye contact with an 18-foot-long great white shark at Mavericks before it began to beeline toward a group of surfers. Just last month, another was seen in Bodega Bay, delaying water training plans for the Sonoma County Sheriff's office.

She looks ticked off

Just Gorgeous

American V2

Images of Mars seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) using the HiRise instrument.

Great photo

No rust anywhere