Don’t forget to go to the “About Marc” link on the right to find my wishlists and buy me lots of great stuff for Christmas! I’ve decided to embrace the retail delight that is Christmas and not let all those sour old religious traditions interfere with the true meaning of the season: Retail Sales ThereÂ is … Continue reading Christmas is coming
I have a love/hate relationship with Belkin’s Wemo products. When they work they work very well but when they decide to misbehave, they are miserable to get working again. I already have 9 Wemo switches in my smart home. These took a long time to settle down but back when I first got them they … Continue reading Wemo Smart Plug – Not there yet
Apparently I’ve gone a bit mad for this stand. It’s called the Lamicall Tablet Holder I counted back and, since early 2019, I have ordered a dozen of these great little tablet holders. Every time I see it come on sale I think of another person or another use for these. Quality control is impeccable, … Continue reading Lamicall Tablet Holder
I struggled to find a PDF version of this for my records so I had to scan it myself. I picked this up from Amazon a few days ago and it works very well. The manual isn’t the easiest to read, but here it is in case you can use it.
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
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
*Updated March 11, 2021*Boy, did I call this one wrong… I suppose the people most likely to make new babies are the ones that couldn’t get together due to the pandemic? But the fall in the birth rate completely caught me off guard.*End March 11, 2021 Update* Every time people are prevented from doing what … Continue reading So… what are we going to call the Baby Boom that inevitably follows the Coronavirus Home Quarantines?
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
*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
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