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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
More Sketchup
More Sketchup
Handy Storage For Christmas Lights
Handy Storage For Christmas Lights
Bye Bye Movable Type
It’s been a good run.  I think I started using Movable Type as my blogging platform in 2003, but it was time for a change.  Most importantly because [...]
Rooftop Antenna
Rooftop Antenna
Fifteen Albums That Don’t Suck
At the urging of a friend on Facebook, I am accepting the challenge to name fifteen albums that don’t suck. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, [...]
Hey Airline Industry!
Recent surveys have indicated that the airlines are getting worse instead of better when it comes to customer satisfaction, one of the key areas being [...]
Google Sketchup
Google Sketchup
Netopia 3347 DSL Modem/Router
At the suggestion of an AT&T technician, I upgraded my old router and DSL modem to this Netopia 3347 combination unit, and I am very glad I did. He [...]
Quest For A Good Antenna
An integral part of my Home Theater PC build is the antenna, and when I first wrote about the hardware, I wasn’t even aware how complicated things [...]