Dec 29, 2010
There's an explanation of what the group is about over on the group page... but basically it's just voting on the trucks with the most outrageous snow / ice covering them for this winter.... There's already some really cool pictures in there to check out. - The picture with the most votes wins the contest. The Winner will Get a Little Digital Award (picture) from me, and a Hat.
Here's the link..
Again, I was doing some thinking. Again. It might not mean much. But thinking back, there was a man that earned many peoples respect back in the past, and he took a large car company from broke or bankrupt to profitable years ago. Lee Iacocca. One of his quotes was:
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
- Lee Iacocca
So, I guess one could say that just blogging about a topic is a start. It's writing it down. You can move on from there. Other's can see it, and comment on it. It also helps to have a blog that will be around to view later.
I've pretty much decided to abandon my Posterous Blogs, and move things to Blogger or WordPress, but for now, I think that Blogger will suit most of my needs just fine. I've already setup RandomizedRadio.com to point Blogger. And I've thought about adding short audio clips to this blog, so it would have some podcasts also. Blogger will allow for other elements in the sidebar that Posterous won't. Blogger has been around for some time, and with all of the extra little widgets that connect blogs to each other, it shouldn't be to much of a problem. True WordPress would do more, but I think that I can "get er done" with Blogger. I might do a post about what I see the differences are between Posterous, Blogger, and WordPress in the future.
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Anyway. Do you have any old images of your family and it's history scanned and shared?
Dec 18, 2010
I had the idea that if I posted a few weird images of things that didn't really exist on T-Shirts, that maybe I could raise some money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. I got so far as getting a Domain Name (seems someone is squatting on the current version of it now, Meh!) But I didn't take the time to do anything else with it. Didn't know how to promote it, or a site or anything like that. I was feeling a bit bummed due to there's so many things that I've thought about, and not acted on. Ideas that are dormant. There's only so much time in the day. Even a Metric Clock won't change that. :-P If I ever get to the "work at home" state of things, maybe I'll be able to work on some other ideas a little more. Right now, all of that is just a dream. And I'm trying to learn my way around the blogosphere a little bit better. Maybe one day, I'll actually make enough money from AdSense to purchase a cup of coffee. What kinds of things have you started that you've not finished? I've started lots things that I've forgotten about. But here is a list of a few things of mine. I'd like to know what kinds of things you'd like to invent or create if you had the time. Who knows, maybe we can merge some ideas? Randy's short list forgotten things to make or do... A Decade Car: A car manufactured to stay basically the same for 10 years, that is easily modified. I'd like to sit down with some ideas and hash them out, and at least make some kind of prototype out of wood, play dough, or Lego's. An Open Source Coffee Shop: A Learning place for open source ideas, geared for learning. Sort of a Mash Up of a Sylvan Learning Center, Make Magazine and Panera Bread... So? Again, What would you like to see done, or do? =-O
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Posted by Randy on December 11, 2010
I want to make sure that I’m able to post to this site via email. – That way, if I’m out and about, I can easily post something here from my phone. But While I’m here, Making a message… I’m still struggling with ideas for blogging, or how to focus my efforts. I want this blog to be about how truckers can save a buck or two, or even make one or two. If I can find coupons or other deals that are good, I’ll post and link to them also. I’ve been doing a lot of reading over on ProBlogger, JohnChow, and BlogTyrant, trying to figure out how to create a more engaging blog. Time will tell if I do or don’t. I do know that with the trucking gig, that weekly posts are about as often as I can get one out. Also, I think that I’m going to stop promoting my Posterous Account as much, and work on this blog more.
Truth be told, I started this “whole trucking thing” as a temporary gig to stay employed almost 12 years ago. – Trucking’s been good to me, I’ve met quite a few good people. But it’s not really my first love. I’m a geek. I truly am.
Ok So here’s my question to you. How did you get involved with trucking?
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Dec 10, 2010
This is on the freeway just bit before the 55th Street exit...
I think. Or it could be Akron a night before. LOL. =-O In any case, it took me 2 hrs to go 15 miles. One of our other drivers said it took him 5 hours to go 15 miles.... I dunno, I'm always amazed at how traffic jams up when it does, and how rude everyone gets, and how it exacerbates the problem. I'm no angel, and I've done the same rude thing, only due to the fact that if I didn't I wouldn't have gotten anywhere. For Example. The Grid Locking of intersections. - I tried to leave room for the other traffic to get across the intersections in the snowy bumper to bumper traffic, but cars were pulling in front of me, and filling up that "space" so, I quit leaving it there for a few blocks. Another pet peeve. - People that don't know that they need to stop at a stoplight when it's dead.
You need to treat it like a 4 way stop. But way to many people don't. I sent in a trio of pictures from this Lancaster, NY Customer a few weeks back. Back when there wasn't snow. See if you can go back and find them. - But you'll have to browse through TachoBlog to find them.. (Ha HA! See G, I'm getting people to BROWSE your blog now. Ok, I'm trying...)
Dec 2, 2010
As I was headed South yesterday (Yes, in the near freezing rain) (11-30-10) on I-71 near Jeffersonville, Oh, I noticed this truck with some FUD on it. I really think something gets lost in the Translation. FUD is short for Fear Uncertainty and Doubt, and I don't want any of that when it comes to a hot-dog.
FWIW: I found John's Blog and he has a better explanation about the FUD truck, and BIMBO too. Funny Mexican Brand Names that just don't make it past the universal translation barrier.
And here's another shot, in about the same area on I-71, but a day later. It's trying to get Frosty on My Fenders. But it didn't happen.
Also on I-71, but I think I took this on Monday. I The Trucks Logo just make me think that he had a whole lot of BlueTooth to go around. I'm thinking he's hording it. (Real BlueTooth Logo Here)