Automotive Bailout Problems

As I write this, I’m watching Meet the Press that I recorded earlier.  The topic of the day is the potential bailout of the US auto industry and T. Boone Pickens’ energy plan.  And I bet I’m not the only one absolutely sick of hearing about corporate bailouts. And plenty of people who know that […]

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An Eeevolution in Computing?

For a few months prior to September, my old laptop (a giant Toshiba Satellite) was on the fritz.  The power button wouldn’t work.  The battery couldn’t charge (or keep a charge when it actually did get charged) because the adapter/charger didn’t fit right, so I had to jiggle it around until it sat just right […]

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Consolidation Complete

It seems as though the consolidation is finished. All the relevant information from the Joomla mess has been added. Surprisingly, it isn’t much. Period. I think the Joomla system is useful if you are a large group that needs to allow multiple people to post pages. However, for a single person I think something like […]

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Wireless ALWAYS = analog?

So I was thinking the other day about cordless phones, wireless networks, cell phones, and interference.  It occurred to me that there is only one way that I know of for information to travel through air, and that is waves (radio waves, to be precise).  In addition to that, we have the cell phone companies selling […]

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Lowering Our Carbon Footprint, part 2

Earlier this year I wrote about how Jerry and I have bought an engine-less lawnmower in Lowering Our Carbon Footprint, part 1.  I guess the next logical thing to write about is the car.  Since we live in Wisconsin, it’s nearly impossible to fill up a hydrogen, biodiesel, or other alternate-fuel using car.  Jerry had […]

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New Look

I changed the theme.  I don’t know why I ever wanted to not use this one.  Basically, I was sick of the other one not working with Firefox and other non-IE browsers.  This one works with Firefox, at least.  Any input on how it looks with other browsers?

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Afraid of Losing It?

I lose things sometimes.  Not as much as I used to, but sometimes I do.  I’m sure you do, too.  But if you lose an electronic device (such as a notebook computer, MP3 player, cell phone, Palm Pilot, etc.) it may have some capabilities of notifying you of its location. Lost?  Check out this article […]

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Lowering our Carbon Footprint, #1

In response to Live Earth, I thought I would post some of the things we have done to lower our impact on the Earth.  This post is about the most recent thing we’ve done, replacing our old gasoline-powered lawnmower with a person-powered push mower.  This was a good idea for us for a couple of reasons.  […]

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iWhat?

iPhone.  It does everything except bake cookies.  And they’re probably working on that.  But what practical use could I find for it?  If I buy an iPhone what other object that currently occupies space in my house/pocket/purse/car/etc. can I get rid of?  I get it – it does Internet phone pictures video music Can I […]

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Browser Compatibility

It has come to my attention that my new template/theme/whatever-you-want-to-call-it is not compatible with Firefox.  I apologize and am working on fixing it.  However, I really like this template so that’s not going to change.  In the meantime, please view the blog in Internet Explorer.  I promise to not place any malicious code anywhere near […]

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