The Tiger's Eye: February 2007

25 February 2007

I LOVE big Steel...


OK, perhaps I should explain, I don't mean US Steel or one of the conglomerate steel companies. As an architect, I truly am enamored of large pieces of steel and concrete work.
Structure is cool!
I love old industrial buildings with all sorts of exposed steel structure and I love new buildings where the steel is exposed. There is something visceral about big hunking steel bolted connections and large built-up girder and purlin assemblies that really gets me excited.
Just thought you'd like to know.
BTW - that is one of the main roof support trusses for the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. Those trusses are something like 60' tall and will support the rolling portions of the open roof when completed. The crane that is erecting them has a capacity of 500 tons and the triangular diagonals of the truss when erected each weigh about 200 tons.

16 February 2007

Well it finally happened...

My old buddy Rob at is no longer blogging. His account ran dry and perhaps so did his muse.
Methinks we'll meet again along those etherous pathways.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again...

13 February 2007

The ultimate in weather related irony

Scheduled for three luncheon showings this week at my office: Mr. Gore's movie about human induced global warming, "An Inconvienent Truth".

Weather forecast for Indianapolis today - Near blizzard conditions. 8-14 inches of snow by tonight/tomorrow morning with drifting then the bottom will drop out of the thermometer. Projected Hi Thursday of 15 degrees F. and a low of ZERO.


5 PM in Indy!

12 February 2007

Hey! Its pet peeve time

This one is really simple.

The function is named “Spell Check” for a reason.

How hard is it to type your reply on a word processing program such as Word or Works and allow spell check to catch those pesky little typos such as, “Teh” ?

I recently read a comment on a blog that while I did not agree with would have made a bit more sense if the writer had not misspelled “the” at least three times (in addition to a few run-on sentences and a bit of silly liberal/lefty group think about “Teh patriarchy” – OK so maybe she would not have made any more sense but at least she would not have looked so stupid)
Come on people! How hard is it?

Are you in that much of a hurry that you cannot proof your thoughts?

04 February 2007

Well I was certainly wrong. Frankly I'm glad I was

This should silence the critics.
Peyton is the MVP and the Colts pretty much shut down that vaunted Chicago defense while showing them how defense should be played.