Wednesday, November 15, 2006

She's coming to get you < insert name here >!

Another day another dollar, minus a chunk for the government and healthcare, so that leaves me with... what? 34 cents? Yay! Uber bucks! But seriously. Today turned out to be a bust somewhat. To start off, the fine trainer who I was suppose to work with today was absent. So I was told to just hang around and observe the processes and gather as much as I can from it. Which I did. I asked quite a few questions from the machine tech's and the 2nd shift supervisor who was on first shift for two weeks (as well as his people) for an upgrading on proceedures. But unfortunately for the tech's it wasn't a grand day for them. The printer (shown left) either kept creating solder shorts or wouldn't load the boards in properly. Not only that, it had some issues with board height, followed by additional printing issues. But after a good long while, things started to work its way through and everything was up and running. Even with all that going on I managed to collected a decent amount of notes to help with jobs ahead. Overall I was fairly pleased with the day, and hopefully my trainer will be there tomorrow, so I won't just be an observer for the day.

As for the SS card issue. Turns out that I'm going to have to send it through the mail and wait the traditional 2 weeks, or was it 10 days to get my newly reissued card. Note to self: Don't leave wallet where future puppy can attain it.

I decided to take a break today of music videos and thought I would introduce "How the movie should of been made." segment. Well actually I should call it "If it were made this way, I would pay to see it." So sit right back and enjoy the trailer to "Scary Mary".

(For better playback, push play then immediately pause to let the video load completely.)

And now onto something completely different, and unexpected, I bring you 13 random pieces of...


1777 - The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.

1901 - Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid.

1920 - The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.

1926 - The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour "spectacular."

1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

1940 - The first 75,000 men were called to Armed Forces duty under peacetime conscription.

1965 - The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus.

1966 - The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

1969 - In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.

1992 - Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.

1993 - A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Fisher was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo.

1999 - Representatives from China and the United States signed a major trade agreement that involved China's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

2005 - In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first person to undergo a partial face transplant. She had been attacked by a dog earlier in the year

I know I've said it before, but thanks for stopping by! Feel free to comment and comment often even it is to just say "Hey!" Peace, take care, and bright blessings to everyone out there!



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