Monday, March 28, 2005

Stacie Collins


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
I found out about Stacie Collins while browsing for information about Dan Baird. He just produced Stacie's new album which is not yet out. I downloaded the two preview tracks and these two songs kick ass. I'm not sure how to describe her. It's kind of raucous country with a rock edge. Don't listen to me, download them and rock out to them until you can buy the album.

And while Dan Baird is fresh in your mind, go out and buy his album, Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired. It's an awesome album.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Bluebonnet - The Texas State Flower


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
The state flower of Texas is the bluebonnet, also called buffalo clover, wolf flower and el conejo (the rabbit). The bluebonnet was adopted as the state flower, on request of the Society of Colonial Dames in Texas, by the 27th Legislature, 1901. (See acts of regular session, p. 232.) The original resolution designated Lupinus subcarnosus as the state flower, but a resolution (HCR 44) signed March 8, 1971, by Gov. Preston Smith provided legal status as the state flower of Texas for "Lupinus Texensis and any other variety of bluebonnet."

Source: http://www.texasalmanac.com/flags/

SEAT Leon


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
Here's a car we saw on the freeway yesterday. It's a SEAT Leon. It's quite a good looking car. SEAT is a subsidiary of Volkswagen. If you're an American, don't try to find a dealer. SEAT's aren't available in the US. The one we saw was from Mexico, but they are available all over Europe. It's built on the same platfom that has spawned the Golf IV, Jetta, Beetle, Audi A3 & TT

Sorry it's blurry, but both cars were traveling at 70 MPH and I had to hold the camera outside the window.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

PDFCreator

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDFs easily from nearly any application. With the PDFCreator Printer driver you turn any program into a PDF-machine.

Black Crowes Reunited !

Yahoo! News - Reunited Black Crowes Expand Tour, Reveal Lineup: "The Black Crowes reunion has grown into a full-blown tour, and the band has finally unveiled details of the musicians who will back founding sibling duo Chris and Rich Robinson at the band's first gigs since October 2001."

Monday, March 21, 2005

This Weekend's Yardwork - After


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
This weekend we spent several hours creating a new flowerbed. We enlisted the help of Rachael & Jonathan to help us with the work and the design. Kerri also helped with the work. We're proud to have mostly native plants, such as Artemisia, Lady Banksia Roses, and Coreopsis. We also planted some herbs including Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, Mint & Basil.

This Weekend's Yardwork - Before


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
That title is slightly misleading. This was the Before picture of the landscaping, but I had already mowed, edged and trimmed the yard.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Used-PCs.com

Used-PCs.com Corporation is dedicated to providing all customers with proven technology at affordable prices. It is the mission of Used-PCs.com Corporation to solve the hardware needs of all consumers, across the world, and to maintain a high standard of quality, customer service, and professionalism, when working with each individual business or consumer.

I recently bought a notebook from them. They're especially great for anyone in Central Texas.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Sears Archives Home Page

Once again, Sears has made history. For the first time, Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images are now available online.

(I worked for Sears for a couple of years in college and found this link via J-Blog)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Peacocks in the park...


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
My wife has been taking a photography class through Informal Class at the University of Texas. You may remember that I got her a camera for her birthday last month. Her class took a field trip to Mayfield Park, where she shot this pic.


Don't miss the peacocks !

Kip Holm

Kip Holm is a photographer based in Austin, Texas. He's a favorite of ours. We have bought several of his pictures for gifts. His work can be found at Avenue Gallery on South Congress (SOCO).

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Beard - Before & After


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
I've been thinking about shaving my beard for a week or two. I started growing it a few days before Thanksgiving 04. I'm glad it's gone...

Saturday, March 12, 2005

A day in Houston...


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
We have a couple of friends who may be heading to law school in Houston this year. We spent the day with them in Houstom and had a great day. I snapped this picture when we were downtown.

Two newspapers per week

I bought an Austin American-Statesman yesterday (as I do every Friday). I buy it for one reason, and one reason only. Fry's includes their multipage color advertising insert on Friday. It does seem kind of nostalgic to pay 50 cents to be allowed to read (in less detail) the news I read online yesterday. I also buy the paper on Sundays to get the sales circulars for Target, Best Buy, Circuit City, Office Max & Office Depot.

Monday, March 07, 2005

SXSW Showcasing Artists (2.6G of MP3's)

Download the entire SXSW 2005 Showcasing Artist mp3 library to your iPod® by using one of the BitTorrent files. This is a huge download... it's over 750 full-length, high-quality mp3 files... but it's worth the wait!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Net Profiles

Net Profiles allows you to create profiles of your network settings, including mapped network drives and default printers, and lets you easily apply those settings. It eliminates the need to manually reconfigure your network settings when you move your desktop/laptop computer to another location and want to connect to another network."

Earl at the Bow Wow Festival


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Originally uploaded by eschulz.
Earl was there to cheer for his sister Chai, who ran in the Weiner Dog Races. Chai, unfortunately, didn't win. She did get very useful training in racing and plans to make a stronger showing in Buda at the preeminent Wiener Dog Races on April 23rd and 24th.

Gospel Brunch

Today, we're going to meet some friends at Stubb's BBQ for their Gospel Brunch. The Visions of Light Choir will be the featured group.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

OpenOffice.Org 2.0 Beta is available

OpenOffice.org 2.0 is an open, feature-rich multi-platform office productivity suite. The user interface and the functionality is very similar to other products in the market like Microsoft Office or Lotus SmartSuite, but compared to these commercial products OpenOffice.org is absolutely free.

A full description of the application can be found on the product pages.

Friday, March 04, 2005

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Texas Round-Up

The Texas Round-Up is a statewide effort to encourage Texans of all fitness levels to incorporate daily physical activity and healthy choices into their lives.

It’s much more than just a race: The Texas Round-Up is a motivational and interactive program to encourage Texans to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Then, the actual event takes place on April 30, 2005 to celebrate fitness and show how physical activity can be fun. Activities include a 10K run/walk/relay along with a Health and Fitness Festival, Health Expo, and a Post Race Celebration Concert all on the Texas State Capitol grounds.

The Texas Round-Up is a chance for all Texans to rally together and motivate each other to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Bow Wow Festival Website

Bow Wow Festival Website: "The spirit of the Bow Wow Festival is to celebrate the special relationships between humans and dogs. It is important for our community to recognize this positive and unique relationship with a fun celebration of music and dance in the park. We invite you to come dance with the DOGS!! March 6th, 2005 at the 1st Annual Bow Wow Festival!"

Tomorrow, we're going to watch the wiener Dog Races. We'll be cheering on Rachael and Jonathan's dog, Chi (or Chai).

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

StationRipper

StationRipper will record Shoutcast radio broadcasts. It will divide the songs up individual MP3's and save them to your hard drive.

Goodnight, NYPD Blue

Tonight, the final episode ( Moving Day ) of NYPD Blue will air. It will be followed by "NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute". I didn't watch the first season. I started watching after the hype about David Caruso caught my attention. There's only one reason why I continued to watch it for so many years. Andy Sipowicz is one of the most complex characters I've ever seen on television. I will miss it...