..."I tell you," Jesus replied, " if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". LK 19:44

Monday, December 20, 2004

they have a quote site as well

"I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another." ~ Ellen Goodman
"The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange." ~ G. K. Chesterton


cool site.

is a a free encyclopedia . That is is built up by member submitting
entries to any topics. This dictionary is available in many languages.
and is run via donations.

an open source-Free content encyclopedia is a very cool idea. Currently with 1,159,126 entries
and growing. I became a member to help with the project. I am the 154,260th member.
Finally something on the web that will benefit mankind.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

something else I want for christmas

I think I will just buy it myself, but I hate lowflow showerheads.
I think most people do.

but I am staying at the sheraton hotel here in california
and they do not have lowflow showerheads. quite the oppisite.

I think I am going to buy one.

look for the the "anystream 2000"

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

getting payton to sleep

well since saterday we have been putting payton to bed.
and walking away, not completely . we tell her its bed time time to sleep.
and enter the roomand comfort her (with out picking her up)
if she is crying for too long/loud,

I try to stick around 5min cry time before I enter.

the first night it took 2 1/2 to 3 hrs to put her to sleep,
the second was less than an hour,
and 3rd about 30 min!!!

well I am in california for tonight and will be back very late, so I know this will through off her
new sleeping schedual :(
cause I land at YVR at like 11pm, we will not be home to allmost 1am.

bakersfield CA

on the road again, well for at least today and tomorrow,

Saturday, November 27, 2004

first born xmas

well it seems each time Michelle or I go christmas shopping.
payton gets another present.
Michelle has bought a couple of leapPad Devices that sing, and tell you letter sounds, animal sounds.

well when I go shopping I come back it a 48" inch monkey
( Michelle says you measure stuffies by thier sitting hight,25",
but I think thats crazy you don't measure babys who can't stand that way)

I hope the our next kids don't get word of the spoiling that is going to happen this christmas.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

she is not a horse

I have begun to notice that People(generaly strangers)
to get Paytons attention(it usialy doensn't work)
Click at her (you know people on horses do it to right before a giddy-up)
the double click sound with the side of there cheek.

it annoys me.


no clicking please.

Friday, November 12, 2004


I have for work to go to edmonton.

but this time work paid for Michelle to go to, yah
so right now I am in red deer.

I can't think of anything else to say right now.


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

personality tests

I saw, a blurb saying the results of a personality test on
scotts blog. which made me remember of one day that a friend Brian and me, were
downtown Van and walked past the CHurch of scientology. and it had a sign saying
"Free personality tests", how could we say no.

so we silently dared each other to go in and fill out the test.

it had great questions, like
do small children make you nervious?
do large groups of small children make you nervious?

and stranger questions that i can't remember, right now.

well the test giver said that I scored better than he did.
and tried to sell me their book.

thier job application is pretty funny to, I will see if I can find it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hobbit remains found in Australia

for those LOTR fans

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution.

The partial skeleton of Homo floresiensis, found in a cave on the island of Flores, is of an adult female that was a metre (3 feet) tall, had a chimpanzee-sized brain and was substantially different from modern humans.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

placing payton in bed

I have thought that putting payton to bed, would be litteraly lying her down.
and (hopefull with minor screaming) she goto sleep.
well there seems to be an art to it.

Michelle has ask me How I put her down so fast.
there seems to be an art to it.
Placing Payton in Bed.

Friday, October 22, 2004

another oil conspiracy?

I had to drive down to Tacoma yesterday. so I get down close to seatle, and I get on the "express way". needless to say Traffic suddenly came to a stop.
(actualy I had to stop before I got on. there was a lineup just to get on the "express way".)

anyhow listening to stupid talk radio
(I didn't think morning radio could suck that much, guess I have higher exprectations from our morning radio. thanx Fox for ruinning other radio morning shows for me).

(I got to stop side tracking)
back to my rant.

anyhow listening to stupid talk radio, I came to a small conclusion that freeway must be ( on purpose) designed bad, You sit there not going anywhere, burning up High priced gas. it only makes sense to blame the oil companys. bad roads make them money.

I supose you could make a job out of it.for holding up traffic, some oil/ gas company gives you a pay check depending on how long it takes to get through the jam you create. actually the job sounds like fun.

Monday, October 18, 2004

if I only had $300us to burn...

to put this in perspective
a pen laser you could buy in the store right
is less then 5mw of power. most likely they turned it down to like 3mw.
the lasers at the site below have lasers that are green not red.
which brings the brightness upto 10x, and they are 50mW, 10x again.
thats 100x brighter, not 20.

the red laser you could see on a building about 1 mile away(with good focusing),
the high power green laser over 20 miles away. :)

and yes I will post more baby pics soon, I just haven't got around to puting them online yet

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

sponsored by your national tobacco company

www.mychoice.ca is a website setup for smokers that feel the they are secondclass citizens. believing that it is their right to smoke where they feel like it.

I don't smoke. never thought I needed to start when I saw so many people trying to quit.

so I guess it is kinda like a catch22, prevent smoking in restaurants, smokers cry.
smoking in restaurants everyone else crys.

Monday, September 27, 2004

new file formats

apprently there isn't enough picture formats out there,

adobe has created another

but I can see why the info is useful,
but I think we are going to running out of 3 letter extenstions. any day soon.
heck even I have created a file format of MIR is our work 3d file format.

Friday, September 24, 2004

for Michelle

Payton had been pretty fussy for a couple of weeks expeicaly this week.

now it makes me wonder about the term colic, I am begining to think it is a term made up to pacify parents from worring that something is wrong...

crying like that can't be normal.

anyhow I just wanted to ask for anyone to add michelle to thier prayers.
she is having a tough time with the crying/fussing.


my 3d head

we built at work a 3d scannner, well needless to say the bosses are out and we scanned my head.

who knew work could be so much fun.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

camera adds 10 pounds?

well I have been working on a 3-d scannner for a while now, and it is looking good

except that every thing is looking a bit skinny. not linearly either.

I guess I best get back to work and doing my Job of "making magic happen".
(a small joke that the we programmers are using now, since people whom do not understand anything about programming, that want something to do something else
that either requires alot of work or time, or isn't mentaly posible. basicly require magic to happen)(funny enough things tend to work in the end anyways)

Sunday, September 12, 2004


This morning I woke up with a really bad toothache.
I put up with it for about an hour or 2. but it hurt alot.
so I tried some IB proven at michelles discretion.(more than max I might add to).
it help lots too. also I avoid taking pills for times like these so when I need them they are more effective.

I have a dentist appointment made for thrusday to be the earliest. unless I it is dire. which leads to the thought what is dire or an emergency, it's just really painful. and I have a high pain tolerance. some people whine for hours that their stubbed toe hurts. I can cut my self accidentally and not know how I did it when I see a trail of blood leading to me.

so with that in mind, being that my tooth hurts alot now, I would image people with less pain tolerance would have ran to the dentist or the ER long ago.

so being that was this morning and now it is 1AM I am now using the xtra-strength
tooth Gel stuff saveon had, and it's only working some what and the pills only help somewhat, I might find what i will call dire soon enough.

another thought

every one wants to feel Joy at its fullest, and when it comes to pain what most people think is "where is the tylonal?", now can you truely
feel complete Joy with out knowing it's opposite.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

just a day

I have only been gone about 36hrs,

I left for New Haven Conn. at about 6:00pm,
and was back after a couple of airline delays
around 6am the morning after.

and when I held Payton that morning I had noticed that she has grown.

I had only been gone a little over a day!! and I could tell she had grown some.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

like a humming bird

I have been having trouble, thinking about what to blog about.

my mind flutters back and fourth like a humming bird, not sure how it flys
but in constant need of nectar(or stimulation)

how this applies to bloggin is that I can never think of what to type.
and when I do, by the time I site down It's already flown off, never to be seen again.

when I have mental stimulation I head flutters, kinda like having a 20oz slurpie.
the sugar buzz lasts a while and keeps me up at night, but I am after more.

thats why i don't read fiction very much, it doesn't leave me with much to chew on.

Friday, September 03, 2004

techie fun

I have been playing around programming webcams for the past couple of weeks
makeing a 3 d scannner.
after some realy hard geometery and and bright lasers, I can scan objects in 3d.

so anyhow I was playing around with edge detection algorythims when applyed to a live cam, it produces some sweet effects

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

My wife bloggin'

Michelle has started a blog today.


so far she has writen alot,
lets see how that keeps up with Payton occupying her time

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

subway preacher

on the NewYork E subway to JFK airport.
A black man cam on the train, and started Preaching
fire and brimstone, and the time has nearly come.and such.

some people snickered, some just looked away.

after 15- 20 min on our car he moved on to the next.

I felt I should have yeld out a large Amen! or some word of encouragement
but I didn't.

but he kept up with the same intensity on the next car.

not discouraged, just kept on telling people the word on their way home from work.

Monday, August 23, 2004

I think we should warn people, this sounds serious!!!

coming to a pop bottle near you!!

Sunday, August 22, 2004

time to pray

well I got to JFK airport all right.

got on the subway all right,
got to the buses to get to the town I need to be in for work,

realizing as we pass through some pretty slummy neighborhoods
and not sure how far is the hotel from the bus stop.
and the fact that I am not sure where the hotel is.

Time to pray

testing 123

I am a sucker for tests, here is another,

free enneagram test

Saturday, August 21, 2004

a small surprise

I had to chase a tree frog around when I cam home. manage to get some great shots of the frog too.

there seems to be a lot of frogs out here,

I remember hearing a rumor a while ago about the local species of treefrog becoming endangered, and the proof they had was saying when was the last time you remember seeing one. and I had to admit it had been a long time.


oft to new york tomorrow.

I get an extra day to tour around. which will be nice, I usualy only get a day to get in and out.

I find I usualy get the best photos when I am away from the buz on the citys,
but I can't avoid it there, but hey this is new york.
lets see if it holds up to what people say about it.

if an one reads this that has been there, and know of any place I have to go,
just post a comment I will be at checking the internet often.
I fly tomorrow, but log on often when I am out and about.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

I think she likes me.

starting on friday Payton spent about an hour just staring at michelle's face, it was very lovely.
also it was exicting to see her start to do something, else other than eating.

on Saturday she sat in my arms AWAKE for about an hour. then fell asleep. no crying either.

I think she likes me.

more photos at my photoblog

Tuesday, August 10, 2004


remember that old(early 90's anyways) TV show Dinosaurs,
with the costume dinos.
and the little baby that had the catch phase

" not the momma!!!"

well apparently I just get the Joke to its full extent now.
but I did get a full half an hour yesterday,
all I did was take her outside, she likes it outside.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

I think I am going to be in trouble

when distracting Payton while mommy is busy,
Payton will cry.

I don't have a problem with this, exactly
it's when she stops.
she will stop crying stop fussing and look at me, then
quickly look away, with effort to not look at me. even if I call.

not saying she is mad, or angry with me for denying her access to mommy
or that she is intentionally giving me the silent treatment.
I can just tell that this will be an effective tactic in the future.

I think I am going to be in trouble

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

useless statistics

it has only take 4 days(from birth) for "Payton Mclatchy"
to occuppy the top 2 when googled.

appearently just a search for "mclatchy" comes up with my blog at spot 2 and a website that doesn't exist at spot 1, and www.mclatchy.com at spot 3

isn't useless info fun

a change in prospective

the more I get to travel with my work, the more I get to see how different other places are, even when in close proximity. it helps me realize the vastness of this expanse we call earth is. I get to see how different other places are, and yet how very similar all places are.

it makes me feel small.

now that I have a daughter whom on our first day home had a temperature of over 100F, and a wife whom lost a lot of blood during delivery. I feel smaller now that my only focus is this family of 3.

I feel blessed.

after talking to a few friends on the different paths their lives have taken. it has forced me to look upon my shortcomings, mistakes, and bad choices.
Thankfully I stand where I am and where I want to be.

I feel blessed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

photoblog site

all the photos posted here + more are posted at

if anyone wants larger sized better quality photos,
just comment, email, or phone us and I will send the larger pictures

we have been publishing photos daily
so enjoy

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Baby Girl

More baby pictures to come, but here is the first of many.
This picture really doesn't do her the justice that it should. She is the most happy & beautiful baby I have ever seen.
Love: Misty

Friday, July 23, 2004

Baby Baby Baby

Michelle gave birth today at 8:11am after 3 hours of labour to a healthy baby girl.
Payton Coleen Lynn Mclatchy was 8 lbs 4 oz and 21 inches.

Everyone is happy and well.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

coneticut = FREE INTERNET


free wireless at the airport!!!


Monday, July 19, 2004

False labour

this morning we had a false alarm,
I thought I would be a dad today.
michelle woke me up at 12:30, (after 2 hours of the pains started)
they subsided around 230, 

Thursday, July 15, 2004


I have been writing some flash code for work lately, when I have been on trips mainly.
and I have been doing some thinking, dangerous I know, but I like it that way.
I think we (at new heights, or general church going public) need Flash based mascot,
if you were at history maker, you would have saw Fred the sock, Hydro had it's 'louie the lighting bug', and springfield power plant had its ' similing joe fission' .
it doesn't need to be 'life lessons' based. I am just thinking pour inuendos, and life reflections. or just plain situational humour. I think this could be an stange, but possible interesting tool.
or just something to make us just that more edgey. and I like edgey.
It's that feeling like when you are leaning back on a chair and you lean too far and just about fall off. ( I forget who I just quoted there).

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Disappointments with Sony.

We just purchased last week, a Sony Digital camera.

it works great, backward compatible, Heck even with our old tapes, it actually reads them cleaner than the camera that recorded them.

But a major pseudo flaw, the camcorder does not come with any software to copy the raw footage to the computer, it will premix clips (that you can't choose) and add it's own music(removing the actual sound) at it's own predetermined length.

I just got a reply today stating that They(sony) Know their software is not capable of actually Letting you have actual access to the Raw footage. and recommend you by 3rd party stuff. good thind I allready own 3rd party software and hardware.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Logging Truck

Driving to work this morning, on Harris Rd in abby, a logging truck in the opposing lane
on an hairpin inside turn, and driving quite fast i will add. Just about hits a Flatdeck truck ahead of me, and his Logs extending out the back of his trailer Just make it over the car I was driving!!!!!down the center of the car.

If I would have been driving a taller I probably would not be writing this note.

I even got to see the little red flag attached to the logs, from the log point of view.

Thursday, July 08, 2004


we went to the evanescence concert, i must be spoiled no media show, just lights and fog.

and the sound sucked for the earlier bands. the Trues sounded like they were in a tin can, or when you have a cold and you can't hear higher ranges.I am supispious of them not having a soundman, and they did theier own levels on stage. but when seether went on stage the appearent cold went away and we could here higher ranges again.

I hate to admit it, I think I went to a bubblegum band concert
(for lack of a better term) you know the type some of you went to NewKidsOnTheBlock, or backstreetboys, or britneyspears.
it was geeky enough that when the hit slow songs were played instead of having lighters, people lifted their blinky cellphones in pride.

mabey I will wait for a band to have at least 2 hit albums out before hand.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

not secure

my ticket to get on my new flight here at seatac, was marked for a full scan,
meaning take my shoes off, hold my arms in the air stuff like that,

well I managed to get through sercuity with out it.

well I goto the gate and she gasps " your not cleared!!"

"how did you go through security!?"

and then they had to send a security personal to me for a personal scan.
how lucky!!

and an other flight I just about missed

what A day!!

I will admit I can be an idiot sometimes

I have to fly to Kansas City today, also drive to seatle.

well I forgot some very important papers proving I am allowed to work there,
they don't usualy ask for them.

but this time they did.

and my entry got DECLINED and I was sent back to canada. (could I say I was deported? I was actualy in the states, a few feet anyhow.)

so I phoned my boss and got a copy of the contract.

and missed my flight by a few minutes, so I am on standby for a flight 6 1/2 hrs later. but now I dont have to find a hotel at 2 in the morning

Saturday, June 26, 2004

what happened to customer service?

I have had a bad week dealing with different businesses this week

first off in Loiseianna with the mesaba Northwest airlines.

they sold my ticket 30minutes befor seceduald departure, even thou the sign says 10mins.

and I was standing in the girls lineup.
for 2mins and she had told me when I got up to her, she told me she just closed the ticket window, and sold my ticket, because I was late getting to her window 30 minutes before the scedualed departure time. also the plane was delayed 1hr. so realy it wasn't leaving for 11/2 hrs.

but goto go , Have some more crap like that happen this week.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

cause your spouse pain, prenatal classes 2

I have tried to write in the blog, for this past week but everytime I have
sat down to write, I got a big empty head with nothing to write.

so anyhow I now Have something to write about .

yesterday at prenatal classes. We actually had to practice breathing.
I wasn't looking forward to that.
but I didn't have to hee hee hoo hoo any. Just breath in, breath out.
and the instructor to the guys to cause pain in our spouse. to be a redirectional focus.

so I instantly went for a pressure point. not to be a jerk, I just wanted to make her jump.
and I let off quickly.

well I expected to get a dirty look.

I did.

but not because of the pain, because I stopped squeezing!
she wanted the pain for the entire 60 seconds.

it's a small story but at least I had something to write about.

Monday, June 14, 2004

dublin california

california here I am, sorry about the pun I had to get started somewhere.

I have to setup a machine nearby and go home,

don't think I don't enjoy visiting all these places, I try to maximize my time, see things I would have been able to other wise see,take pictures I wouldn't otherwise would have been to take. if you have been to New Heights in the past few months you have probably seens some of my pictures from my travels.
so I try to make the most of the time spent away.

but being away from my wife michelle. and soon a little baby girl. will only make this harder.

just little home sick, missing my wife, thought I would post it,

hope I get good pictures to bring home.

Friday, June 11, 2004

media enriched worship. revised and updated

i noticed a couple of people saying that they feel the need to worship, when getting media saturated. I have read recently about people having a measureable need to dance if the music is over 90db.
90db, yah we beat that!

but i am curious about media. does the Right visuals or vids that match the music enhance this effect?
i believe so.Also is there a limit? limits can usualy be broken. but does anyone need to do such? people can have a great worship expirience with just a guitar and some old favortive tunes.

if I am not into the music or worship I cant get into what I am doing behind the computer screen, ie. what music is playing or if i am worshiping, you can notice it on the screen.

but it does make me wonder if we become numb, like i have been meaning to ask some people about how was church, with out media( cause scott and I stole the projector for historymaker.)
I also I have more god moments away from the noise. (of life). than forced worship events( like church/music/whatevers, if you think about that what it is).
having a time alone and god is there and I am quiet and listening works for me, now i am not numb to that. so mabey there are different sorts of worship.

now I don't like very much the hypnotic/guided meditation thing.
leaves me feeling uneasy. but I know some people who like it alot.

it still poses a question of how to maximize the worship experiance, during forced worship times/events. more media, more screens, more bands, more talks, more guided mediations, louder music, better speeches/sermons, brighter lights, more candles, larger crowds, .... the list seems to go on.

I am started to think less is the answer.
I have started doing less at church, not so much video, more pictures, pictures I take. today I heard a few more good jobs, from people that don't usualy say anything.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Chicken Fried Steak

yet another trip
Oklahoma city was my last destination.
very muggy.

on trips i try to eat something I wouldn't be able to eat here,
unlikely as that sounds, but there are somethings

like in mississippi Catfish, Texas ribs. well all I got out from the locals is Chicken Fried Steak. the images this must be bringing to your mind (similuar to what I had, I image)don't come close.

When I they said "Steak" more like a spicy ground beef patty
with KFC breading,covered in somesort of White black pepper sauce.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

a new name

I think we need to rename hypochondria

people with apearently want something wrong with them
but don't want this. even thou it is quite a legititmat sickness
and is something wrong with them, it's not what they want.

so I prepose we change the name.
for example we could call it the tommies (just for word play of course).

so if someone starts complaining, you could say
"sounds like you have got a bad case of the tommies"
and they would think you were generaly concerned with their health/general well being and they would be happy. a conversation gone well.

now of course this would leed to situations where you would here them say
" I have got a bad case of the tommies, and my knee hurts"
and you can smile, and understand just where this conversation is going.

Friday, June 04, 2004

is there a hero?

Thinking about the up coming federa election

I am not sure about whom i am going to vote for yet,

liberals haven't don't much as to major contraversys
except the last one, plus they don't do very much.
a stagnet government I think is problably no a great choice either

Conservatives want to cut revenue(taxes) but spend more..
I am for harser punishments son some tapics and different punishments on others.

NDP hasp usualy been out to lunch, on the fringe side of things anyways. they too like to talk of spending lots but not saying where the moneycomes from.

I supose I could not vote,

makes me wish i could vote for none of the above.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

deja vu

I don't know if anyone else gets this as often as I do,

but I find my self at many points in life realizing that
I have been shown this before.

almost every place I have started working at, I have seen it in a previous dream/vision before.
I am not talking about a dream from last week, but Rather 5 to 10 years ago.

not saying I think I am psycic, I not(if I did I would play 649 more often.

I beleive it's god telling me I am where I should be.

which makes me curious as to how does he tell me(or us) that we are not where we should be.

mabey it's the vast uneasyness(for lack of a better word) when there or thinking about being there.

anyhow I better goto work

just some thoughts to pounder.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Prenatal classes

we started prenatal classes last night

you think there would be some newer more updated videos
Hope they get useful.

the "n" key isn't working today at work nor is the b or down left or right arrow keys.
so I am using the on screen keyboard, for the b key and the clip board for the n key.

hope that isn't a sign of how today is going to go.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

1st post

Just starting with this blogging thing, checking out the setup here

I have a few random Thought I am will probable post soon when I have mnore time

If you have bothered to read this I guess you want to know about Who I am and a little
about what I do,

well I am a robotic technicion, I make CNC milling machines for O&P(orthotics and Prostetics)
I am a christian, I have quite involved with my Church (NewHeights)
there I do the Media behind the Band and sermon,(kinda like Powerpoint but at a whole new level).

anyway I think thats a good start I should be visiting I am at a friends right now..

hope I keep it up,