Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snoop Dogg's New Career Path

We took some company pictures with the propeller assembly that's going in the new levy near New Orleans. Its a bad scan of one of the pictures... it was already too bright and got worse when I scanned it... but the point here is that Snoop has been working at Bay Cast all this time. Who knew.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving plans?

So I'm back for break Tuesday night. What's everyone got going on?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a shithole

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Picture of the propeller and housing of the pump we made. It was on display somewhere down in New Orleans. Its for the new super-gigantic levy system they're building. When the project is complete there will be 8 pumps (I believe). The housing is actually 3 piece and 2 weren't shown here because they're also gigantic. I'll post pictures of the complete assembly going into the water when I can get a hold of them.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Had to Happen Eventually

First off, "oh my god, it even has a watermark". If you don't get it you NEED to watch that movie. Fucking hilarious- in a twisted way. Second, I'm sorry for the long post below.

Until yesterday, I had neither been called into work on an emergency nor caught by a boat at the bridges of Bay City. So I'm eating dinner last night and I suddenly get a voicemail from my boss (Scott) that says "Ben, we've got some pretty serious problems in California. Meet me at the office asap."

I'm going to pause there and give a little background - this job in California is the largest we've had in years (like multimillion dollar job) and its with the Navy, so its very important we don't botch it. Our install crew was already acting like a bunch of fucking morons the very first day on the site and almost got escorted off the base for safety violations. Plus there is a superintendent on site who simply does not like the idea of people in his building so he is blowing it WAY out of proportion. Needless to say things are not going very smoothly at the site.

So anyway I have to cancel my plans and head out obviously.... and Scott is coaching his daughters soccer team so he isn't answering his phone. Anyway, I get to Bay City and I'm crossing a bridge - all of the sudden BOOM the light turns red so I slam on my brakes like a fool. The gate goes down and I see this huge ship is coming from like 1/2 a mile down the river. lol. So I'm sitting there for half an hour...and I finally get a hold of Scott. Our installation leader (Ray) tells us that the anchor bolts coming out of the foundation are too short and that he can't get them through the baseplates, thus being unable to actually anchor any of the plates.

At this point, Scott, Ray, and myself are all shitting bricks. There is a way to remove the rod from within the anchor and replace it, but since it is of a high grade steel and precision manufacturing, it would cost us near $50,000 to replace them with new ones. Not to mention the time such a fix would cost both us and the Navy. So Ray makes his rounds at 5pm (Pacific time), gets everyone fired up, and then the day ends and everyone goes home furious with Bay Cast.

Finally, I arrive at the office. While looking over all the drawings within the project, I figure out the problem. It is difficult to describe, but just imagine a rod that sticks out of the floor of their shop. And that rod is threaded into something way in the concrete. It was threaded in too far. That's all. So I try and call Ray and tell him this, but he left the base early lol. And he shut his phone off. Scott sends a text to his private cell that says "numbnuts" and Ray calls back all pissed off "HEY SCOTT THIS ISN'T OUR FAULT THIS IS SERIOUS I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO START ALL OVER." So, after 25 minutes of speakerphone debate we finally convinced him that he was wrong and all he needed to do was LOOK at the drawings we gave him so he knew what was going on. lol. Yes. Basically, he made some assumptions and that got us all in deep shit. The navy officers will not return to the site until next Tuesday, so unless someone finds a way to contact them they will continue to think the projectis fucked (and that we are all retarded at Bay Cast) until they return.

Though we still look like a bunch of tards, Ray is especially good at kissing ass, so I am confident he will somehow find a way to repair the damage he has done to our relationship with the customer. Also, it was very funny how much Scott messed with him once we figured it out. He ended the conversation with "I'll talk to you at the next emergency" lmao.

Ok, so I'm not sure if it was worth all the reading u just did... but I was FREAKING out and didn't get a chance to rly tell anyone what happened. For a while there I thought we were gonna have to fly over to California and fix the problem first hand.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Epic Driving

I saw this video today and I had to share it with you guys. It is truly epic, you will enjoy it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oh yes, there will be blood.

This is why you break in your hiking boots longer than 4 days before a major hiking trip. Matt blames this on the shape of his feet, though. Curiously enough, I did the same thing (4 day break-in) but my boots turned out to be the most comfortable things I ever tied to my feet.

I'll upload all of my IR pictures to flicker or somewhere soon, but not Facebook. Facebook will rape my panoramas and leave behind a husk of a landscape.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cause it makes you feel like a badass

Yes, that's right... a BADASS!

So last week I was browsing around online and somehow ended up on an article about 'the perfect shave'. And after reading this article (and looking at a few others), I decided to purchase one of these "safety razor" kits.

I just shaved for the second time using this razor and brush, and the results are awesome. My cheeks and neck are smooth, and not irritated (like the article says). And... yes... I feel like a badass.

I definitely recommend trying it out. Shaving has become an art instead of an annoying task I have to do every few days. Other info about this shaving and similar product can be found here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Totally worth the 10 minute length. Epic.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Amazing New Diet!

I found this great new diet guys. All I have to do is learn to rap like 50 cent and I'll miraculously lose weight. Tons of it. Check out this graph I found - it shows that in only 90 minutes I can burn like 2 days worth of calories!Now... I know what you're thinking - "You used paint to add that to the graph, right Ben?" Wrong. This diet has been proven. Ok, now you guys remember this guy? 50 cent?

Yeah, well now he looks like this (i laughed my ass off at this):

Friday, June 11, 2010

Opinion(s) Needed

Alright guys. I can't decide what to paint as far as the front suspension goes. If you've forgotten... we landed on red and black. So I'm going to do the suspension components red and the rest all black. Or at least the suspension red for sure. But I need to know if it'll look retarded if I do the tie rods too. In the pictures they're the ones with question marks.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Holy pollution, Batman!

Wow. If you thought it was bad.... think again. Its "HOLY FUCKIN SHIT" bad. This is the live feed from BP. Actually PBS has this streaming so you don't have to figure out which robots have live feeds currently available. They have like 10 robots down there. You can go here to see all the feeds. Yep. Amazing. If it doesn't load, give it a sec.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The burns

Volvo has a technology called the collision detection system. It will automatically stop a car from crashing as seen in this demonstration for journalists.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1 up

Now with official soundtrack!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HD Image Collection

Yes, an HD image collection. I have one. Lots of them are guns, but my favorites are info-graphics. And they're OH SO informative! You couldn't possibly tell me you knew anything about the indigenous peoples of the Arctic regions before now! This one makes an excellent background because it combines super-HD images with Star Wars. And... of course... Carl Winslow...
btw Week 3: 3 lb. lol

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hi Res Awesomeness

I have so many random super hi res pictures that I can't keep track of them. I was sifting through the bullshit, and I found one of my favs. Figured I'd post it here.

Also, I found this gif today. I laughed for like 15 minutes.