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Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.


Loaded next load here.


Stopped to eat.

Eating lunch after picking next load up at Portland, Maine on my way to deliver to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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  • Purolator drivers vote to strike
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HD Video Channel…

I’m experimenting with creating a high-definition Apple TV 720p video feed of various HD podcasts that I have subscribed to including my own HD video podcast. Paste the following link into your podcast aggregator such as iTunes or Juice and everything that I’ve put into the channel will automatically download.

Here’s the iTunes link:


Microsoft Laptop Mult-touch Research Video…

Check out this video of a Cambridge, England Microsoft researcher demonstrating multi-touch using existing a modified off-the-shelf Dell laptop LCD.

Finding America HD and SD Videos…

I am continuing to enjoy my new Sony HC3 HDV camcorder. The videos I’m putting up can easily be accessed at:

The standard iPod versions of the same videos can be found at:

Also be sure to check out Nick Lansley’s awesome London Landscape TV HD video podcast at:


No to McCain-Kennedy, Yes to Border Security – Newt Gingrich

Cancelled O.J. Simpson Book…

My friend Victor Cajiao just sent me the link to the cancelled O.J. Simpson book called “If I Did It.” Here’s the link:

I converted the text using text-to-speech to an MP3 file so I can listen to it on my iPod.

Video iPod Versions of TruckerTomHD Videos…

I’m posting 640 x 480 video iPod versions of the 1280 x 720p Apple TV format videos I’m posting at

Here are direct links to them:

Dogs That Ride Around In Trucks… about 63 megabytes


Sony Cinema Mode Test Video… about 63 megabytes

Dogs Riding Around In Trucks…

A dog waiting in the truck at the T/A Truck stop at Eaton, Ohio for it’s master to return to the truck.

Adam Curry on Bloomburg LateNight…

Adam Curry recently appeared on Bloomburg TV LateNight:

Al Gore Hypocrisy…

Check out this Al Gore campaign speech from 1992 in which he blames George H.W. Bush and the Reagan Administration for failing to be tough enough with Iraq:

Water As A Fuel?…

Check out this Australian TV: