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Euology for a Friend

We are here today to mourn the loss of a dear friend. One that has stuck by us, was loved by a select few, who fought the good fight. I am speaking of course, of our friend Concrete5. As much as it pains me to say it, after years of devotion and support, it is time to...

Born Again Website

I have recently begun to consider WordPress as just another web development tool alongside my go to app, Concrete5, instead of being the spawn of Satan. I mean, I really, really liked Concrete5, but have begun to feel that the newest version isn't getting the support...

Time Enough at Last

While not exactly like Burgess Meredith in the iconic Twilight Zone episode Time Enough at Last, stacking books all around him to read at his leisure, we do have the ability to read pretty much anything we want when we want especially when using our phones, tablets...

Bitten by the (Sun) Bug

It’s almost been two full years since we’ve installed solar and I’ve had this in my pending posts lists for almost as long. Sorry for that, but it’s still worth the read.We’re pretty frugal. We keep the lights off when we can (sometimes so much I feel like I live in a...

Stand and Deliver

I have been encouraged over recent months, along with all the other supporting info on the interwebs, to look into a standing desk. When I had setup my home office about 25 years ago, I had to fit a lot of stuff into a 9.5' x 13' space (think person-sized lasagna...

Oh, (Scan)Snap!

That's what my daughter tells me when someone has gotten the best of me (again). But in this case, I have gotten the best of something else. 15 years of paperwork! Collecting dust on my shelves, in boxes and overflowing filing cabinets. Poof! Gone. In 3 days. How?I...

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix (or upgrade) Windows.

Windows 10 – the Grand Revolution. All the features you want (that Apple already had). Cortana (the name and voice of the AI in the videogame Halo, developed by ex-Mac programmers), multiple desktops, integrated apps and features, huzzah. All new. Well my PC told me...

Gimme Some Ooma

In a continuing effort to reduce our cable bill, I recently decided to switch our home phone service to VoIP service. A long time ago, I tried Vonage, and was not happy at all with the service – voice quality was bad and it didn't work with my security system, not to...

The Brush Off

Braun Oral-B Professional Care 1000 vs. Phillips Sonicare Essence 5600Did you ever have those dreams where your teeth for one reason or another would fall out of your mouth? I did. And while I haven't been perfect about my dental hygiene, I do try to brush twice a...