Sunday, September 30, 2007

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

I just finished scanning, optimizing, cropping, combining, and OCRing more old code books. You can view them here:

NBFU 13-1955
NBFU 72-1958
NBFU 90A-1960

Monday, September 24, 2007

This week, I'm in Boston, which has so much to offer; the Red Sox, duck boats, Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, Sam Adams Beer, Union Oyster House, Fenway Park, and so much rich history and heritage. Unfortunately, I'm working 30 miles west of Boston in Marlborough.

I was in Boston earlier this year with my-lovely-wife-Cynthia when we were able to take the time to enjoy what Boston has to offer, though we didn't make it to Union Oyster House. Maybe next time.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This week's classes were held at the "Denny Miller Training Center" in Englewood, CO, which is nothing special, except to say that it's next door to a baseball field; Woo Hoo!

As you can probably see, the weather is perfect as usual here, but I'm not bitter! We tried to move to Denver several years ago because of the perfect weather, but the plan failed. Some would say "It wasn't meant to be".

Instead of trying once again to move away from the inclement Oregon weather, my-lovely-wife-Cynthia and I spend as much time in Hawaii as we can, which has even better weather than Denver.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Here's a peek into the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Fire Academy, where this week's seminars were held. An excellent facility located in Conshohocken, PA, which is about 15 miles west of Philadelphia.

Granted, there's a *lot* off traffic in this part of the country, but If you stay off of the freeways, the drive is nice along Highway 23; rolling hills, lots of trees, gorgeous homes, and green spaces. All in all, a pleasant place.

I just can't figure out the meaning of the unusual town names, such as Gladwyne, Bala CynWyd, Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, Pencoyd, Manayunk, etc.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

I just finished scanning, optimizing, cropping, combining, and OCRing the 1920 edition of NFPA 72. In 1920 document numbers weren't used but rather its title:

of the
National Board of Fire Underwriters
for the installation and use of
Signaling Systems
Used for the Transmission of Signals Affecting the Fire Hazard
as recommended by the
National Fire Protection Association
Edition of 1920

Monday, September 3, 2007

Code weenies may find this interesting. Charlie Trout answers a question regarding the voltage-drop requirements of NFPA 70 on the NECA-NEIS Code Question of the Day web site.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Oregon RIAA Victim Fights Back; Sues RIAA for Electronic Trespass, Violations of Computer Fraud & Abuse, Invasion of Privacy, RICO, Fraud ...
Streets Of Portland Flooded With Counterfeit Toothbrushes
The Onion August 30, 2007