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9/4/2007 1:53:17 AM - An Illustrated History

From time to time I'll be posting various images from my past on this entry. Here's a recent picture. For the last decade or so I've actually kept my hair fairly short. Then, a bit over a year ago, I decided to stop cutting it. The key to Samson's strength was his hair. The question, then, is whether or not this will affect my programming prowess?

August 10, 2007


- TZ

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9/8/2007 4:14:10 PM by Mogs

Very different! Any thoughts on the 20th high school reunion?

-Mogs

9/9/2007 12:56:06 AM by TZ

I may go to the Friday night mixer thing. I won-t be going to the Saturday night dance and dinner because I don-t dance and my esoteric eating habits typically result in my not being able to find anything to eat at such arrangements.

-TZ

9/9/2007 2:10:26 AM by TZ

Here-s a picture of the San Antonio Express newspaper from February 16, 1986.


I was 17 when this picture was taken.

I played a lot of soccer when I was younger. My club team won the State Championship twice and went to the National Playoffs. When soccer began to take off in high school, about half a dozen of us that went to Roosevelt High School joined that team. We made it to the state playoffs twice. It-s too bad that the other half of our club team went to different high schools, as many of us had played together for 6-7 years.

-TZ

9/9/2007 2:19:01 AM by TZ

I know what you-re wondering. What did my college apartment look like? Now you know the answer.



Notice the Vector W2 supercar poster? It was absolutely awesome. I think it-s the most visually attractive car ever designed. It-s a testament to Gerald Wiegert-s visionary aesthetic design that, even after 20 years, the car still looks so advanced. I remember the specifications listed on the poster. The car had a twin-turbocharged engine capable of generating 640 horsepower and a top speed of 240 miles per hour. 60 miles per hour could be reached in 3.8 seconds. A quarter mile could be reached in 11.8 seconds at 128 miles per hour. No W2s were ever sold. Two prototypes were designed and only one of those ran. Magazines, in general, really liked the vehicle.

It wasn-t just the car-s power or futuristic appearance or American origins that appealed to me. The car literally incorporated space-age technology. The frame, like that of a modern jet fighter, was a single-shell aluminum and plastic construction. The body was made of a high-strength, ultra-light Kevlar. The front and rear were made of flexible plastic, deformable protective elements that would absorb a lot of impact energy. The car was fitted with the same three-speed automatic transmission traditionally used on most American dragsters. The interior space borrowed some instrumentation straight from aeronautics, along with 5-point safety belts. It was filled with digital displays that were radically advanced for the time. Titanium bolts - again, as were common in jet aircraft - were used.

The car was, in many ways, a perfect example of what was possible if one set out to build the most advanced car possible, and ignored more mundane concerns like cost and practicality. Its usage of the most advanced materials and technology available rendered it a shining testament to a singular vision. It-s beautiful.

-TZ

1/29/2008 9:07:04 PM by Mogs

I saw you attended the reunion. Sorry I missed it. I got ill from a booster shot.

What soccer club did you play with? We-re heading to SA for 3v3 Nationals next weekend. Go Maelstrom!!!

On your college apartment shot/blurb, I-m surprised there was no commentary on your fine computer at that time. =)

My two cents,
Mogs





-Mogs

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