Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Johnny is learning how to fit in. He came from a home that didn't have any other birds so he is completely unaccustomed to strange birds. He loves his own reflection, however. Luckily he and my other two cockatiels are not quarreling. They aren't close and friendly yet, but they aren't fighting. Here they all are out and about on the play top yesterday.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Well Johnny came to live here today. He is so little compared to Spice who is a huge tiel. Johnny's a real sweetie though. What he lacks in size he makes up for in luvin'. Took no time stepping up, seems bright and dove into the food the minute I put him in his cage. He's a gray pearl split to pied judging from the white markings on the back of his head.
I'll get some better pictures later I didn't want to over do it with him tonight.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
If you're like me you don't carry cash around with you. The fact that I'm so far from town, banks, etc and that I work and get paid online makes it less likely I am in a position to get cash unless I am at a store and use my bank card as a debit card to get cash back. I don't even do that. I just don't like carrying cash. I especially don't like carrying cash in busy cities or strange places. Being that way makes me really appreciate people like Amos Tamam who have worked so hard to make life easier for those of us who rely on modern technology to get through all aspects of life from work to travel.
Amos Tamam literally started from the beginning when he came to the States in the early 80's. He had vast technological experience in his homeland but here he started out working in a Taxi garage. From there he began to see where improvements were needed and to develop the technologies that would make that happen.
All of that was wonderful for the taxi industry but where the inovations of Amos Tamam truly became a service to the public at large came into play was placing his verifone credit checking machines in taxi's throughout various metropolitan cities. The beginnings have been slow but here's hoping that the concept of credit acceptance in public transportation continues to grow until the time comes when we couldn't remember not being able to pay for a cab ride with a credit card.
The birds are really settling in now. They have been terrific from the start, showing that they had been well cared for prior to my getting them. However, little by little you can really see them opening up even more. Now Spice (the gray male in the picture) has decided he just HAS to eat whatever you are eating and will literally come running from wherever he is on his perch to be near enough to you to beg. He begs so cute too. He's a real junk food junkie though and much prefers chips and popcorn to fruit and vegies... lol.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Purchasing a Fish Finder
Don't skimp. Get a fish finder with as many pixels as possible. The more pixels the fish finder has the clearer and more accurate the picture. Color shows more detail than a black and white screen. For extra value get a fish finder/depth finder with GPS capability and make sure you never get lost and can always communicate your position to rescue craft when necessary.
It may be tempting to install a sonar device on your own to save on costs but this is one time when hiring a professional makes more sense. You may pay a little more but you'll save on worries of having engine interference, putting the depth sounder in the proper position for your particular type of boat, and if for any reason there are problems with your unit when you put your boat in the water, you can take it back for repair without paying extra in most cases.
What You're Looking At
You will have to become accustomed to looking at the images on a fish finder. Both objects in the water and fish themselves do not look 'lifelike' but as you use your sonar device you will learn what fish look like, what to look for to find fish such as brush in the water where bass are likely to be living, bottom swells to watch out for to keep from bottoming out your boat.
As you learn to distinguish the various types of fish on your screen your fish finder will help you catch fish by letting you know the depth of the fish so you can get your line right down to where the fish are. Some fish finders will allow you to see in all directions around your boat so you can fish off several sections of the boat at the same time. It will even tell you the temperature of the water so you know when fish are most likely to be active.