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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...

Do Me a Solid (State Drive)

Acronyms, we are bombarded by them, especially in the tech world. Sometimes to the degree that they don't even register anymore. But there has been one that I have been keeping on my tech radar for a while and that is SSD. It stands for Solid State Drive. And...

The Quest for Security (Part 2)

I know my previous post was a bit silly, but it got across the essentials of my search. Now down to the nitty gritty because I want you to be sure to have all the details here.The package from SimpliSafe arrived in a couple of days, pretty darn fast. It was in a plain...