Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Zapatag Review-

Do you ever wish you could shout to the world about the jerk who just cut you off as you were politely trying to merge onto the freeway? Or send an alarm out to look for a convertible who thinks that downhill slolam racing at rush hour is the latest olympic sport? Maybe you just want to give public appreciation of the amazing paint job you saw on a car in the parking lot of the mall?

With Zapatag you can do all that complete with pictoral evidence, comments, and a marker on a map. You can make your Zaps to twitter via SMS on your phone, which I'd love to do but can't seem to commit the process of how to do it to my brain. There is also the option to post at the website directly, which is my main method of entering data.

How the site works is you go to and after registering and being accepted you make your Zap by specifying the state, plate ID, and entering comments about vehicle, where it was, and any descriptive tags which you feel should be associated with the incident. Click the Zap It! button and you are taken to a page where you can add more details about the vehicle and it's driver including a photo if you have one.

The idea behind this site is quite clever. As one of the main drivers in my household I am finding it difficult to Zap everyone I want to. I don't know how I can safely Zap and drive at the same time. Perhaps I could start carrying around a little data recorder and speak the info while I'm driving, or have a notepad and pull over to jot down info. Once this site has more people using it, I think driving conditions on the roads could drastically improve. If people know for a fact someone is bound to publically call them out for their mistakes, they may pay more attention to what they are doing behind the wheel.

I encourage you to help make the roads a better place and report bad drivers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Tomorrow is going to be my Wordless Wednesday. I've seen many other bloggers do this and as a photographer it looks right up my alley! What will happen is every Wednesday I will post an image of mine. That's it- one image for you to enjoy. It could be fresh. It could be old. It could be something that was digital from start to finish. Or it could be something which was scanned. I may post and leave you to wonder, or on Thursday I may share my thoughts on what was posted.

It is almost Wednesday here! Better get myself some sleep so the creative juices can flow tomorrow!

heads up

Just an uber-quick bedtime blog...

We are all into our new home with the household goods. Super slowly but surely unpacking all the stuff, and cleaning. We got such a great deal on this house but what we didn't pay for in the mortgage we are now paying for out of our own pockets and with our blood, sweat and tears. The previous owners kept this place like a slum. Seriously, the neighbors that we've talked to referred to the woman as "Ghetto Girl"! So today we got our new, sweet dishwasher installed and the old one is sitting all broke in our garage. Friday we get the new microwave installed.

The registration paperwork for M to attend Kindergarten in August is in progress. We took a look around the place last week. The school looks very new and all the classrooms that M would be in are indoors. That is good but I was expecting them to be, considering the climate.

So much more to say, but so little time!!! Will do more when I can.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Moving Day!

Today the movers are coming to deliver our stuff! *happy dance*

I will more than likely be offline for at least 48 hours.

I still have my cell phone so I can check email, do texting, and have a puny web browser on it, so I won't be completely out of touch.

Everyone be good while I'm gone, and I'll probably have more pictures to share ;)