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Synology DiskStation DS412+
I think I’ve solved my storage problems once and for all. It’s taken me a while to pull the trigger on this purchase, but my previous NAS and [...]
More Basement Woodworking
More Basement Woodworking
CCD Barcode Scanner
Are you tired of spending hours manually entering book titles into your own personal database? (Well, okay, if you’re not a home-schooler, maybe [...]
Garden Irrigation Project
Garden Irrigation Project


I’ve mentioned before how much we like all of the wildlife we see on our property, but yesterday it was the source of some dismay as we watched this juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk try to make our chickens into a breakfast buffet. It is times like these that I am glad I used hardware cloth on the coop. As they say, chicken wire keeps chickens in, but doesn’t keep predators out.

Bird Versus Bird
Home Cheep Home
Home Cheep Home
Landscaping Project
Landscaping Project
Cavalia
We were fortunate enough to get a chance to see the Cavalia show while it was here in St. Louis. Created by one of the founding members of Cirque du [...]
Progress Report
Progress Report
Eee PC Reboot
I’ve had an Asus Eee PC netbook for a few years. I was initially impressed with its speed and the Xandros linux load that came pre-installed. After [...]
Stone Soup Cottage
Having made reservations a full five months in advance, I had a long time to anticipate my wife’s birthday dinner at Stone Soup Cottage in [...]
IOGEAR Wireless Keyboard
Last year, I wrote about the Lenovo Keyboard I bought, and that I wasn’t a fan. It has its good points, but overall the lack of backlighting is a [...]
That Time Of The Month
Thank goodness that’s over. The thirtieth day couldn’t come quickly enough for me. I think I say this every year, but this was by far the [...]
Projects Aplenty
Projects Aplenty
Reading and Writing
I envy people who view reading a book as a way to kill an afternoon. It usually takes me months to read a book. Part of it is I just don’t read that [...]
I Bought A Cow
I challenge anyone to watch the documentary Food, Inc. and not be influenced to make at least a few changes in the way you eat. More than likely, [...]
How Is AT&T Still In Business?
I just had another horrible experience with AT&T customer support, and I know I’m not alone. They have to be one of the most hated companies on [...]
Mmmm… Beer
Mmmm… Beer
I Speak For The Trees
[continued from Part 1] After meeting with the contractor that Ameren dispatched to walk my property line and mark trees, he invited me to walk the line [...]
I Am The Lorax
I am not a fan of Ameren. Ever since I spent seven days without electricity in the throes of a St. Louis summer, there is very little that company can do [...]
Stop Draggin’ My Car Around
Last year I wrote about the state of the electric car market, so I wanted to revisit the topic and provide an update. I’m still planning to buy an [...]
President for a Day
I came across an interesting bit of trivia this week that I’m almost embarrassed to admit I had not heard before, but my guess is that residents of [...]
Ready, Set, Blog!
It is time once again for the Running of the Blogs! This is my fourth year participating, and it seems to get harder every year. The idea is to post [...]
Garden 2.0
Garden 2.0