Saturday, December 17, 2011

Catalogue Jobs via Google Earth

This is gonna be a pretty awesome little deal, not sure HOW I'm gonna get it to work with the blog and the website,.. but some kind of combination of the two, and I'm TRULY gonna be using this internet dealio to the fullest of it's capabilities,.. man,.. I can't SPELL anymore,..

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hate changes,..

don't we all,.. when you change your email after,..what has it been,.. 1998-2011 - same email address for 13 years,.. who does that,.. anyway,.. yeah, even got a comment from someone at AT&T, couldn't believe I was still rockin' the email addy,..ah, well,.. no more, no more,... I've stepped up and joined the new wave,.. can email to if you care to,..STILL haven't been able to get momma's set up,.. it's been a WEEK people,..WTF,..
c'mon, man,..

much as I seem to hate change,.. I hate friggin' some stupid idiot policies that seem to be in place for no other reason than - ostensibly,.. I guess (privacy) that's a crock,..

if they want it,..they gonna get it,.for the most part, do you think?

alrighty then,.. also,. check the website, if you haven't yet,.. Draper Land Surveying
you know you want to,.. lol,.. I really like it,.. I'm a DOT.COM now,.. lol.

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Surveyor explains what it is we do.

What is a Surveyor? Great Article,.. having trouble posting myself,... why you got to change stuff?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ravens at Titans Tickets,. ha ha,..

so,.. well, sold some of my Titans tickets on Stubhub the other day, but forgot to put the tickets in the FedEx envelope,.. goober,..anyway, so, they called me today, they got the FedEx,.no tickets,..ha ha,..
anyway, if this is you, give me a shout, and I 'll get those to you,.. Stubhub is offline currently, and can't seem to get through to reprint that FedEx envelope, and I don't know where they go,..I DO know it's Clarksville, that's all I remember.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

dammit man,..

The InFERNAL Revenue Service is at me again,.. after paying them schmo's OVER $5000.00 dollars this year,.. they say, it's STILL not ENOUGH<... you're seriously KILLING me, uncle sam,.. c'mon now,.. I've give 'til it hurt, and THEN some,... OMG!!!

Anyway,..just ranting a bit this morning,... and hoping maybe one or six of my clients might see this, and decide it's MAYBE time to pay their friendly neighborhood surveyor,.. knowwhutimean???

LOL,... ya'll froog!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Lottery

Okay, if I'm gonna play, we're gonna go about this the right way,..
I've looked it up,.and these are my results,..

My winning number is

apparently,... there's a trend to these things,..and these numbers come up pretty regular,..the MOST common POWER BALL number is 42. hmmmm, but Tennesse only has 39.

11 18 35 46 54 30

let's all play that number in your various state lotteries,..if you win, cut me off a piece,.

I'm gonna play that number in TN for the foreseeable future,...

IT's ON!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


In honor of this being the World Series of Poker week,.. thought I'd post a link to some poker talk,.. check it out, you might just learn something,..

need your scrap metal

we've got a place here in Hermitage,.. trying to make my new trailer pay for itself,..will pick up,.just holler,..

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A. S. Aloe Transits

click banner above to go to A.S. Aloe Transits

somebody called me recently, from Tulsa, Oklahoma,. had one of these transits, if this is you, please call me back, I've found a site, to see the pictures you got of that.

The Geometry of Surveying

The Geometry of Surveying

In years past, I spent a considerable period of time as a surveying technician with private firms and government agencies across the United States. I was never a licensed surveyor, but I worked at various times as chainman, instrument operator, party chief, and office technician. One aspect of the profession that still attracts me is the geometry. The work of surveyors is intrinsically dependent upon the fact of certain geometric concepts.

Surveying procedures are based on geometry, but they propagate mostly through training and tradition. Unfortunately, bad practices are passed along the same way. By maintaining a connection with the underlying theory, we can understand our work better and perhaps avoid trouble. On the job, I sometimes tried to influence others on questions of procedure, but my success was spotty. People simply did not connect with those three-dimensional sketches that I would draw in the air with my finger. That is the motivation behind this article. After all these years away from it, I am taking time to explain some of my points properly.


Theodolite Error

Theodolite Adjustment

The Vernier Scale

Repeating Theodolites


Questionable Practices

Back to Whistler Alley Mathematics

Last update: August 11, 2009 ... Paul Kunkel
For email to reach me, the word geometry must appear in the body of the message.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

if I owe you an invoice

please, send me an email with your address, and I'll get that to you.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Localize your Village"

Let's ALL work on "Localizing OUR Village",.. ask me about this concept,.. I'll try to explain a bit,'s kind of like what ya'll are all doing anyway, with the games ya'll play, everybody is helping everybody in these games,.. let's take this one step further, in to real life,.. so, if you're a hair dresser, then you ALL the people that know you online here should be using you for their hair-cutting needs,.. I'm a Land Surveyor, I would hope anybody that knows me from here would be contacting me first if they needed some Land Surveying,..there's more,.. let's try and let everybody know what you do for a living, maybe you'll get some business from here,..

ay-oh,.. oh-ay,..

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Land Scaping Service to be ADDED!!! Draper Land Surveying & Landscaping Co., Inc.

Maybe we can call it Draper L Squared, or Draper to the L, or Draper LAND Services, I think I like that one,..

Draper LAND Services, Inc.

I think we'll start CUTTING your grass for our clients as well,.. most of them need cutting when we get there, anyway,.. we'll offer to cut the grass for $100.00 per acre, and we'll divide it down, so, if you have 0.25 acres, that'll cost you $25.00 for us to cut it when we got there,.. 0.35 acres = $35.00, 1/2 acre lot would cost you $50.00 to get it cut, we may even string along w/ a weedeater a bit, if you wanta offer us a little gratuity, as well, ya'll know how that lawn-mowin' gig is, it's a HOT ONE, but it sure does make a COLD beer taste a whole lot better.

If you're interested in this service, please let us know, or maybe hang a sign that says CUT ME!.

We could also continue mowing, I suppose, at the same rate, every week and a half, or so, until the property is out of your hands,..

Surveyor ART, check it out!!!!

click copy above to manipulate the slide-show,.. prev/next top right.

Surveyor Art, just arrow on thru,.. I like this design, very cool.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Table of Surveying, circa 1728

wow,.. never seen one of these before,.. too cool.

and another one,..

and just a cool picture,.. I like stuff like that,..

Congratulations on your Season so far,..

Go, go, v-bilt baseball.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sony GPS-CS3KA GPS Digital Imaging Accessory

The next big thing,..

This is a neat little accessory,.. would be GREAT for Flood Certs, for one thing that I can think of right off the bat, another, I guess, would be to maybe take pictures of corners that are in dispute, if you've set one, and maybe having problems with the neighbor pulling up the pins, or something,..
Lots of uses, that's just a couple I could think of just thinking about it,..

Friday, May 6, 2011

A. S. Aloe Engineer's Transit

couple more nice pieces,... if ya'll ever see anything like this out there somewhere,.. let me know.

K & E / Keuffel & Esser Convertible Level / Transit

Wow,.. found this site,.., but I don't know that they are still in business,..seems like the last activity was in 2009,..anyway,.. been looking for a place to get some of this old gear,.I love the look of it,.I actually have a fake piece,..made in Pakistan, I'm sure,.. it's pretty cool, tho',.. I've got it in the living room,'s just some brass tubes thrown together to look like one of the old instruments,.. boy,..would I love to have one of those,..

This is actually an old builder's level, ..neat, huh?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Moon & it's Phases

Thursday, March 24, 2011

How many times are we gonna have this same article

I've read this same sentiment at least 20 times this offseason,.. of COURSE, folks are gonna be behind,'s a lockout, we know they can't work together,.. geez guys,.. come up with a new angle,.. or something,..

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Value of a Survey

What constitutes a SURVEY

by itsmagic @, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 11:17 (4 hours, 25 minutes ago) @ Gene Baker
edited by itsmagic, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 11:21

This reminds me of a discussion I had with a rural landowner a couple of decades ago while I was surveying an oil well site on a nearby property on behalf on an energy company.

He asked me how long I expected to be in the area and asked if I would place a few lath along his property line so he could build a fence. He indicated that he would slip me $300 as a thank you.

As it turned out, the property line in question ran for a mile through a largely forested area. After a search, I determined that the original monumentation defining the property line had been lost requiring re-establishment. After having a search done by my office and reviewing what I would need to do to locate his property boundary for a fence including the physical effort to run and mark the the line, I gave him an estimate that was closer to $1500 not counting travel time. This was in the pre-GPS days so there was substantial work required to re-establish the property line.

He got quite upset, telling me that all he wanted were 'a few lath' put up so he could build his fence. I explained that what he really needed were 'a few lath in the right place'. It was the last part that cost $1500; I would have provided the lath for free.

I think that we often overlook the fact that we provide a service to build a survey plan per legislated requirements and professional standards to protect public interests, not just sell the finished survey plan as a commodity.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jeff Fisher, are you paying attention?

It's really amazing, what the Jets are doing with a second year quarterback, don't you think? That's why I think at the end of the day, Jeff Fisher is gonna be out of excuses, no matter, we've had a lot of seasons of just downright AVERAGE play from a team that was good enough to go 13-3 in the regular season, only three years ago. When you take that team, and see that that was our best last chance to make a real run at the title, you see that Fisher has just been out-coached on every level by - at that time, what was a rookie head coach in John Harbaugh. I was flabbergasted at the time that Fisher didn't get more heat from the local media about that. True, Fisher did not fumble any balls, or give up any coverages, or anything like that, but when you see what the Jets are doing, you've got to know that EVERYTHING that's on the field belongs to the Head Coach. Fisher gets a real pass from our local media, for the most part, because we are a small market I think. But if you can take a rookie QB to within one game of the Super Bowl, you've got to wonder why Fisher has gotten a pass for so long with the talent he's had.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Rant for Today,..

If you're new here,.. know that if you click the title of any particular post, you'll get to the source,.. usually, it's more info on what I'm currently writing about, but sometimes, it will be a link to something within the post,.whatever I feel pertinent,.. anyway,.. on with the show,..

Today's Rant involves that un-mentionable melon headed QB - and why he's destined for post-season collapse 90% of the time,.. here's the thing,.. during the regular season, there IS a certain amount of game-planning, however, if you're paying attention, you know it's nothing like the game planning that goes on in the post-season, that's why Sexy-Rexy was saying, "I can beat one man",.. and that's what he did,.. but just barely,..but that's all it takes in this league,.. 1 point,.. hey,.. and he might not have even gotten that without an assist from -trying to think of a good name for what I think of Jim Caldwell - it's not coming to me,.. he seems to be more riding the coattails of what Dungy put in place more than anything,.. anyway,.. like has been said before, if Tom Moore was this genius OC, his name would come up more often for HC jobs, don't you think,,.. it's that in the regular season, the forehead will check to whatever play will work for that particular situation, however, as has been alluded to by Mr. Ryan, he's just not working with a total game plan,.. you get me here,.. Rex is right, Brady DOES get a ton of help from the coaches, that's what the league is about, game planning for an opponent, the reason Bellicheck (sic) does it so well, is that EVERY game he coaches is a different game plan- totally,.. from what I understand, most coaches will try and build during the season on what has transpired to date,.. whereas the hoodie scraps everything from the rip,.. he's got a totally NEW game plan - EVERY week,.. regular OR post-season,.. you see,..

and that's what the melon head is not getting,.. he's his own OC, and he'll check to whatever is deigned to get him the first down, or whatever, however, not working within a TEAM game plan is gonna get him every time,.. the year he did go to the Super Bowl, well, I don't know what happened there, he made it work that time,. but I just really doubt that he will EVER have the post season success that he has during the regular season, it's just not the way they do things in Indy,..

okay then,.. follow me on twitter@k_lite98


If you know me at all, you KNOW that I think Tom Brady is the bomb,.. however, I'm fixin' to be totally conflicted, as I always am, when the Patriots go against my Steelers,.. egads,.. best and worst case scenario, all in one,.. REALLY want Tom Terrific to get his 4th ring,.. for one, we need to quit sullying Tom Brady's good name with references to the choke artist,.. I don't think they should be mentioned in the same breath, or even the same article,.. I don't even like saying (writing) his name,.. ya'll know who I'm talking about, don't you.

 Anyway,.. there's the confliction,.. would also be great to see the Steelers get that 7th Lombardi,.. I really like what I heard that Mike Tomlin said to - I think it was Mendenhall, one of his running backs,.. when it was mentioned he wasn't getting his yardage, or something,.. Tomlin says",.. when I walk to my office in the morning, I'm not walking by "Rushing Titles",.. I walk by 5 Lombardi Trophy's,.. think this was before he got his first one,..

Anyway,..if Big Ben gets his third, before that other feller even *sniffs* his second,... maybe they'll start putting "Big Ben" and "Tom Terrific" comparisons up everywhere,..instead of, you know, the comparisons to the melonhead.