Make Things Smarter

I often find myself thinking about how things could be improved in the world. How to make life easier, and more time efficient. Let me give you an example.

atmHave you ever been in a public restroom having to look under each stall to find an empty one? Why don’t they put the little “occupied” or “not occupied” sign on the door handle of public restrooms like they do on air planes? You lock the door be hind you and the sign switches from un-occupied to occupied. It just seems like it would make sense and save time doing it that way.

ATMs are kind of the same way. Up until I switched to my latest bank, just about every ATM I have ever used spits your money out before giving you your card back. I can’t tell you how often I have walked away from an ATM after taking my money and realizing all  to late that I forgot my ATM card. My latest bank spits out the ATM card before the money. I am not going to leave an ATM with out my money. That’s why I went there in the first place. But I will leave without my card because that is not where my mind is.

More Pictures From 4th Of July Weekend In Juneau

Fireworks In Juneau

Like last year the city of Juneau put on their fireworks show at 12:01 AM, July 4th. They do the fireworks at that time because it’s dark enough to see them. Just about any other time is to light out. For the first time since I have lived in Juneau the weather was great this independence day. My pictures turned out a lot better then last years also.

What’s Going On Behind My Dungeon Master Screen

Dungeons and Dragons LogoFrom the pictures I took of my Dungeons & Dragons game last week, I got a pretty good shot from behind the Dungeon Master Screen. I thought I would explain a little about what I have going on here.
View From Behind the DM Screen
View From Behind the DM Screen
  1. The Dungeons & Dragons 4.0 Screen
  2. Bottle caps I use to indicate if a player is prone or bloodied for example
  3. Funky looking pencil sharpener
  4. Dice
  5. A Full pencil box.
  6. Monster Tokens from the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set. Helps represent monster locations on the battlemat
  7. Miniatures used for represent good and bad guys.
  8. Wet erase markers for the battlemat
  9. legal pad used as scratch paper for notes and initiative order.
  10. Gridded notebook containing Maps and notes of a particular adventure.
  11. A box containing index cards. On the cards will be written items in a particular store or even in hidden treasures.

To Be Continued…