New Orleans and Outpost Crystal

I have been following the LiveJounal Blog of Michael Barnett and his WebCam Feed since Monday. Michael Barnett and the staff of Intercosmos Media Group and directNIC are a web company holed up in their 10th floor Data Center in a 27 story skyscraper since Sunday Morning. They are located in the Central Business District in Downtown New Orleans and are fighting to keep their Data Center live and the 800,000 customer web sites that would go down if they surrendered the position. They are surviving on food that the company brought in for employee lunches before the storm and a diesel generator. You can subscribe to the feed or click on any of the links I added under “Interdictor” in the right column of Boggled. Digital Pictures can be found here and here. It is absolutely amazing to see and read what is going on live in New Orleans. Michael has added more recent picture links here

That being said, please give to the Red Cross or any of the other charities listed here. You can also click on the Red Cross Banner in the sidebar to go to the Red Cross donation pages.

You can also see complete coverage by The Times-Picayune who for the first time in their history are publishing exclusively on the web.

Here are photos being uploaded by people to Flickr and tagged hurricanekatrina and katrina, some are beyond my imagination.

Remember also that the most important thing in life is the health and safety of our loved ones. My heart goes out to all the people of the Gulf Coast that are living, and dying, through this catastrophe as I type this. It’s sobering. Please donate. I did.

When I was 2

Wfc1961-2

John F. Kennedy is Inaugurated as President.

Segregation ends at Atlanta Schools and Lunch Counters.

All Three TV Channels signed OFF the Air at Midnight.

I had to get up to change TV Channels.

I thought the National Anthem was a lullaby.

I had jars of Lightning Bugs in my bedroom.

Electric fans DO lull you to sleep.

Kuwait gains independence from Great Britain.

The Cold War is daily news.

Duck and Cover is taught for survival during Nuclear Attack.

The Bay of Pigs fails miserably.

I got my First Puppy.

Her name was “Poochy”

The Berlin Wall is Built.

America commits to more funds and advisors to South Vietnam.

We still believe what the Media Printed and Reported on TV.

Mike Ditka and Jimmy Johnson are drafted into the NFL.

I was unaware of most of it.

I was Happy.

Life was Perfect.

As it was then, so it is now.

National Western Stock Show and Rodeo

This one is a Colorado Tradition. Tonight we went to the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. It is one of the few places where you can watch Mutton Busting, which is where children are strapped to farm animals and it’s called entertainment (The announcers words, not mine). Actually it is, especially when they give the 4 and 5 year old kids trophies bigger than they are tall. All of these pictures were shot with my wife’s Canon S400.

Stagecoach, exit stage right.

IMG_0924.JPG

Westernaires Riding Group

IMG_0910.JPG

Denver Coliseum

IMG_0938.JPG

Is it $3.00 or 300 Grams of Fat?

IMG_0876.JPG

Fried Twinkie with Chocolate Sauce and Powdered Sugar

IMG_0877.JPG

A 35 Minute drive home took 2 Hours and 45 minutes because of a snowstorm

IMG_0969.JPG

Goodnight from Denver, Colorado