Monthly Archives: August 2009

Internet Goodness!

HughesNet is up and running. When I got home from work, I rerouted the ethernet cable to the Apple Airport 802.11g and back to Texas Grandma’s computer. Then I told my MacBook Pro to connect to the Airport, which it … Continue reading

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Internet Goodness?

This morning, I’m getting HughesNet to come install new internet service here at the home place. I’ve used them before, so I pretty much know what to expect. I’ll let you know how it goes. To balance out the costs, … Continue reading

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OS X Snow Leopard

OS X Snow Leopard – if you’ve got an Intel based Mac, get Snow Leopard. I installed it Friday. Install time was about an hour and 15 minutes. In my case, at least, no glitch so far. It freed up … Continue reading

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Perception of Risk

In my previous post, I referenced an article at Home on the Range that gave some very good tips for home security. I particularly agreed with Brigid’s comments about alarm systems. An email exchange with my daughter-in-law caused me to … Continue reading

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Practical Home Defense

A great article with practical tips for home defense. Thanks to Brigid at Home on the Range. -Popgun

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Texas Grandma Goes to NYC

Texas Grandma is visiting J in NYC for the next few days. You New Yorkers up there, be nice to her, hear? Seriously, I believe she’s been up there three times before, and I’ve been twice. We’ve always had an … Continue reading

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Phone System Annoyances

It just annoys me no end that the phone system is smart enough to know when I need to put a 1 in front of a number, but it’s too blasted stupid to go ahead and do it for me. … Continue reading

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Anachronisms and Obsolete Technologies

What turns of phrase do we use that were inspired by obsolete technology, and what technologies have you seen in your lifetime that are no longer used? This post was inspired by a post on my son J’s blog. He … Continue reading

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I Want One of These

This is cool! An amphibious ATV that can go 50 mph on land or water, and converts from one to the other in five seconds with the push of a button. Nifty. -Popgun

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The X Games

I was watching the X Games on TV, Sunday afternoon. I was really interested in the car racing, which was on a very tight, half-dirt and half-pavement course with a 70 foot jump in the dirt portion. In between car … Continue reading

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