Category: General

Only in Phoenix

I was just leaving for Echo Coffee yesterday morning, when I noticed three young male deer in my neighbor’s yard.? It’s amazing to me to see deer in the desert.? This isn’t the first time I’ve seen deer in my neighborhood.? Heck, I’ve seen them eating the plants in my front yard.? But when I […]

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Back up your important data

This is a PSA from me, sponsored by me, intended for everyone: Back up your important data! Nearly 3 months ago, my primary computer for Echo Coffee started giving me some fits. The symptom was that it didn’t like to boot up. Often it would take several attempts before it succeeded in booting up. As […]

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Poke confirmation

Why is it that Facebook needs you to confirm that you are about to poke someone?  There’s no confirmation for liking something.  There’s no confirmation for updating someone’s wall.  There’s no confirmation for adding a photo to your library.  But for some reason, Facebook thinks that you may have accidentally chosen to poke someone, and […]

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New Gadget Idea

Ok, I’m not much of an inventor, but I had an idea for a gadget today while roaming the aisles at the local Fry’s Electronics.  What I was looking for, and didn’t find, was a combination iPod dock, memory card reader, and USB hub.  You can get a memory card reader and USB hub as […]

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Free information at a Price

I’m in the market for something relatively big and expensive.  Call it a car or a painting or a piece of industrial equipment…it really doesn’t matter.  So, where do I start my search?  Why online of course. The item I want is manufactured to customer order and as a result most manufacturers offer them in […]

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Participation is King

The graphic you see at the start of this post has appeared at the bottom of the middle sidebar on the right for over a year now.  The graphic states, “I make comments participation is king”.  Tyson Crosbie created that graphic for those of us that participated in his soft edit comment process to proudly […]

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I Voted Today

I voted today, and the experience taught me something very important about myself. I’ll explain: I arrived at the polls at 7:30am. There wasn’t much of a line, and I quickly moved to present my drivers license. My address on yge licrense isnt up-to-date (thank you DMV), so they told me, “No problem, you can […]

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