“Thumb Drive” Drive
As I consider upgrading my thumb drive from 128Mb to (dare I say) a gig or more, I thought this was a worthy cause for my old drive. The Non-Profit Inveneo is collecting thumb drives to distribute through their work in Africa. If you have a drive that has been buried in your desk organizer because your work has outgrown its capacity, consider sending it along.
cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward Despite some fairly decent rain and wind we decided to visit Ft. Desoto Park while we were in Tampa over break. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward Just about everyone had headed back to the car as it was pretty chilly and fairly wet (in a Florida in winter kind of way- everything is relative). My oldest son and I hadn’t made it back yet when I came across a black rat snake. I debated not calling him back. It was cold and everyone else was ready to go. While we have caught our fair share of creatures over time, he’d never caught a snake by himselfWe spend a lot of time in the woods and actually look for snakes but with four kids tromping about I think we are just too loud., let alone a pretty large one. This is a boy who grew up watching Steve IrwinHis techniques were perfect copies of Steve’s moves when handling poisonous snakes. He may/may not have lapsed into an Australian accent. and has been talking about catching snakes for forever. For most people, catching a snake is one of those things that’s easy to talk about but is much more intimidating when it actually […]
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