Choices, choices

Picking out a new phone is always an ordeal for me. My perspective changes based on how I’m using my current phone and how it’s responding to its current use. Currently I’m using my Google Pixel 2. It’s a great phone. Most of the time it’s snappy (still) and it handles most of what I […]

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Jerry and I at RAMP

Just poppin’ in

Gah! It’s been a crazy couple of months. I’ve been studying web development through Skillcrush and I’m in the middle of a Code Ninja class. They’ve both been great for learning how to do things the right way. As you may know, I’ve been building sites since around 2000. I taught myself, so my code […]

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Why I’m Excited for the New Samsung Galaxy S7

I’ve read some reviews of the new Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge that claim it’s not a significant upgrade from the S6/S6 Edge, but I beg to differ. When the S6 was released last year I was disappointed by the lack of features and the removal of excellent features. This phone was a complete no-go for […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

If you’re reading this you will notice some changes. Due to some hacking, I was forced to wipe my old WordPress installation and reinstall. I am using this as an opportunity to redesign the blog and hopefully it will be set up soon. If you had set up an account to comment, you will need […]

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New Name!

I was listening to one of my favorite bands tonight, Bad Religion. In the song “All There Is”, a couple lines struck me: “In my rectory of doubt I kneel to pray like one devout”. As I’ve been unhappy with my blog’s name for a long time and always been looking to find a more […]

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Hacked… but Back!

Aye carumba! The site was down for less than 24 hours, but it was so unexpected and mysterious that it had me quite worried! It all started with an email I received that cryptically stated the following: Password Lost and Changed for user: admin. So I immediately tried to log in and… no such luck. […]

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Sad Franklin on Constitution Day, Interesting Nature Photos, Health Care and more

It’s Constitution Day!  And all of Philadelphia’s libraries may be closing as soon as October 2nd.  I can just see Benjamin Franklin rolling over in his grave.  It’s a sad day when one of the institutions that helped form our society (and remains a necessary service) can be neglected in this way. On the flipside, […]

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Modesty, Flipping Pages Online, Showering into Sickness, and a (hopefully!) Good Read

It’s not often that we acknowledge how much we owe our success to others and sincerely express gratitude.  David Brooks offers up a fine example of America at its best, with grand achievements and modesty to spare. Sick of reading boring news feeds?  Try Google’s new Fast Flip.  With an interface closer to that of […]

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Nearly a Y(Eee)ar!

It’s been nearly a year since I first cracked open the case of my Asus Eee 701SD.  At the time, the netbook was probably a middle-of-the-road option, as far as the Eee line goes.  I have used it as my main computer, running Ubuntu Linux. I’ve been pretty tough on that computer.  I’ve accidentally dropped […]

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Gadget-o-rama!

I just recently purchased a Sony eReader (PRS-505).  My reasons are many, but most important are the portability of books (much like music and mp3 players) and the fact that with each new book I buy, I have to give up more space in my house.  I love using it – it’s easy to see […]

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