It turns out that the lightning strike I encountered back in August toasted my DirectTV unit. Not totally, mind you, but enough that it was acting really wonky. Couldn’t get some channels any longer, sometimes it would reboot for no reason and the 30 second skip simply takes you to either the end or the … Continue reading Getting DirecTV Tivo to update over Vonage
The following are comic books that I have read before September 2005. Comic books have always been an important “mind relaxer” for me. I love reading, but there are times when I just want to have a something quick and fun to breeze through. I keep my current comic book up to date on the … Continue reading Comic Book Archive
The following are books that I read before September 2005. I’ve just decided to start listing them in a different manner rather than on a separate page they will just be part of the blog itself. My preference in entertainment books tends toward Science-Fiction (as opposed to Fantasy). I have some interest in mystery fiction … Continue reading Book Archive
I came across what seems like a really interesting screensaver alternative from Microsoft – The Microsoft Video Screensaver. Unfortunately it’s part of their Genuine Microsoft Software program. Which means your computer must be validated in order to install, and presumably to use the software. “No problem”, thought I “I’ve got a legitimate copy of Windows … Continue reading Genuine Windows Validation
Don’t forget to periodically check out the Picture Gallery under “Links” in the sidebar to the right. If I’ve given you a login there will be more albums available than just the public ones shown.
*Updated July 29, 2008* I should probably change this item to “Elite Excursions and the Banks team up to relieve you of your money..”. Anyway, Clark Howard – a local consumer advocate – just posted an item that I thought relevant to this whole fiasco: The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology analyzed corporate America … Continue reading Budget Rent-a-Car slime move
Just found this article about an all-glass undersea restaurant on Fark.com, this looks like it would be a great once-in-a-lifetime thing to try out. I can’t imagine what a meal must run but, if you’re vacationing in the Maldives, I suspect cost is not your primary concern. This prompted me to recall our silver-service dinner … Continue reading All-glass Undersea Restaurant
Am I wrong about this? I believe that PayPal has not dealt fairly or correctly with me. I have a personal PayPal account. I recently ordered a movie through eBay (The Incredibles – great film by the way) and did not receive it. So I followed up with the seller and received an automated response … Continue reading Beware Paypal!
Continuing the examination of “Affluenza” in North America, a comment in the last poll from Rose-Marie about ladies’ shoes got me thinking about mens’ shirts. I’m curious how many shirts the guys out there have. To narrow it down I’m only talking about shirts that you would wear to work in a business-casual office environment. … Continue reading Poll – Guys (and Gals) office shirts
First podcast that I began listening to. Well worth the small investment of time.