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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 [...]
Whew!
Well, here we are at the end of another 30 days. I don’t know if it’s because I have so much other stuff going on, or I’m just running [...]
Lenovo Wireless Keyboard
The Lenovo N5901 wireless keyboard is a small handheld remote with a full QWERTY keyboard and built-in trackball. It seems well suited for home theater [...]
Magnetic Picture Gallery
Magnetic Picture Gallery
Sammy Scott’s
I don’t think I’ve ever written a restaurant review before, but since I’m waiting for Dobbs to change the oil in my car, and this was the [...]
The Lost Room
I just watched Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries The Lost Room for the second time, and I have to say that it is really very good. It originally aired in [...]
The Oil
I can’t let these 30 days go by without saying something about the story that has everyone talking. Everyone has their own theories about how to [...]
Missourah
This is addressed to those who routinely mispronounce the name of my home state. Some of you, inexplicably, are from this state and you still don’t [...]
How To Hide Your Gold
On one of my recent journeys down the Wikipedia rabbit hole — you know what I’m talking about, when you look up something in Wikipedia and one [...]
Electric Cars Still Coming
A year ago I wrote about the electric car from Zenn Motors that was on the verge of becoming a reality. A year later, it doesn’t appear to be any [...]
Disappointed With LOST
I was disappointed with the Lost finale. There, I said it. It wasn’t very good. Actually, it was good — just like every other episode of the [...]
Killers
Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl make a pretty good team in the new romantic comedy Killers (whose plot seems strikingly similar to the Cruise-Diaz [...]
Memory Foam Mattress
It’s been about six months since we bought this memory foam mattress at Sam’s. At the time, I read every single comment on the page, left by [...]
Bye Bye DirecTV!
Earlier this year, I documented my Home Theater PC project. My primary motivation for this endeavor was to find a viable alternative, preferably less [...]
Here We Go Again
Welcome to the third annual Running of the Blogs! We’ve called it 30 Days of Blog in years past, but that title isn’t terrible catchy, so I [...]
First Harvest
We had our first salad the other night from our garden and it was great. I can’t wait for all of the other crops — peas, carrots, and even [...]
Happy Earth Day!
Yeah, I know I’m a week late, but I had to post an update on our square foot garden. My wife did a great job getting all of our crops planted and now [...]
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
My favorite show on NPR is Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and we attended the live taping of Saturday’s show. The panelists were Charlie Pierce, [...]
Square Foot Gardening
We picked up Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening book last year with the intent of planting a small vegetable garden, but never got around to [...]
HTPC Results
[This is the final part in a series on building your own HTPC] The primary reason I set out to build a Home Theater PC was so I could get rid of DirecTV. [...]
HTPC Install
[This is Part IV of a series on building your own HTPC] Once you’ve assembled the hardware, and collected the software, it is time to begin your [...]
HTPC Software
[This is Part III of a series on building your own HTPC] I started out thinking this would be a Linux-based PC, but two things changed my mind. First, [...]
HTPC Hardware
[This is Part II of a series on building your own HTPC] Let me start by saying that I did not compile this entire list of hardware through trial and error. [...]
Home Theater PC
When you start the research, like I did, on building your own Home Theater PC, you inevitably come across a page or two that claims to give you all the [...]