eMail to AOPA regarding why I am no longer a member

I have been a member of AOPA since around 2004 when I did my flight training. They are a worthwhile organization that lobbies hard for general aviation pilots and they do a lot of education and outreach. Over the years, the cost of membership has gone steadily up and this was fine with me, the … Continue reading eMail to AOPA regarding why I am no longer a member

Bright Side to Covid-19: Social Distancing is an Introvert’s Paradise

Obviously a pandemic like that being caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is nothing to make light of. However, that being said, the very effective “social distancing” that has been implemented in order to slow down the disease is, for me, a gift. I had to visit The Home Depot today in order to pick up … Continue reading Bright Side to Covid-19: Social Distancing is an Introvert’s Paradise

So my Tesla Model X has a Little Known Bug

Back in early December (2019) I noticed that the regen on my Tesla was not what it should be. Basically, after overnighting in my garage on a 63 degree F morning, it would take about 25 minutes of my 40+ minute commute before I had full regeneration restored. On a cooler 37 degree night, I … Continue reading So my Tesla Model X has a Little Known Bug

Sears Home Services

*Update February 13, 2020*A representative reached out to me by phone and asked me to send some confirming documentation and she’d get that to the billing folks.Three days later, she again reached out to me by phone and left a voicemail confirming that the matter had been resolved.Hearing back from somebody in this day and … Continue reading Sears Home Services

Turns out “Plug In EV” Plan is better for us

If you’ll recall, back in September (2018) I switched us *from* the Plug In EV plan *to* the Smart Usage Plan. Welp, that was not the way to go. Besides Georgia Power’s ability to charge whatever they like, whenever they like (read the above article), it’s extraordinarily difficult to figure out in advance what your … Continue reading Turns out “Plug In EV” Plan is better for us

Not sure why this doesn’t meet Amazon’s Review Guidelines

So I ordered a new Fujutsu ScanSnap ix1500 printer from Amazon a couple of days ago. I received my delivery the following day and was pretty impressed… until I opened the rather war torn box and saw an obviously used device had been sent to me. So I posted a quick review on Amazon indicating … Continue reading Not sure why this doesn’t meet Amazon’s Review Guidelines

No Way to Calculate your own Electric Bill in Georgia? And Why I’m switching to the Smart Usage from the Plug-In EV plan

Summary: There is not enough information provided on your electric bill to verify if you are being charged correctly. Cause: There are two items on the tariff sheets that are not reported and, it appears, there is no way for a normal person to know their costs. These are:Demand Side Management Schedule is described as … Continue reading No Way to Calculate your own Electric Bill in Georgia? And Why I’m switching to the Smart Usage from the Plug-In EV plan

Wrist-based Sleep Tracking Opinion

Referencing this recent article from the NY Times: By and large I have to agree with the conclusion that we don’t really know what to do with the information. There was a comment where the person pointed out that the sleep tracker at least gave him some insight into his sleep after lifestyle choices (drinking, … Continue reading Wrist-based Sleep Tracking Opinion