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Change for the sake of change….WHY?

I had to replace the light fixture on our ceiling fan last night. So we go to the local Big Home improvement store (Name Withheld) first after getting insulted by the condescending little guy with the apron. He proceeds to tell me that “I cannot buy a new fixture with a normal light bulb”. I […]

The “Grid”…..

Is this in our near future?…… I know this is a bit long, but, I thought it was very interesting…. THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds. At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical […]

I Am……

…….a digital dummy….. The quality and quantity of all the new entertainment hardware and software out there now is amazing….. Until I got my new HD system, I really hadn’t paid much attention to the advances over the last few years…… I stopped cable service years ago after it became more than I wanted to […]

Apple versus Apple

Weren’t we discussing here sometime back the legalcrappola between Apple Computer and Apple Records? Well, yet another confluence of the two just today, this time related to the announcement of Apple’s new mobile phone/device/thingy: ‘Jobs demonstrated the phone’s music capabilities by playing “Lovely Rita, Meter Maid”, from the Beatles’ “Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”.’ […]

Happy New Year!…….

Somehow made it to 2007…… Hope everybody survived all the New Year celebrations and are recovering on this, the first day of the New Year…… I’m starting out with a new hard drive in my computer installed by none other than Jek, who was in for the holidays, got stranded a couple of extra days […]


Yes, Herr Quizzenmiester, I got the hardware. Some of you slackers aren’t participating in the educational quiz. Look what you’re missing out on ! I’m going to have to build a freaking trophy case.

HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray

BetaMax was a better technology for video tape, but it wasn’t enough to save it

Computer Industry Versus Auto Industry

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would […]


Ever wonder why the letters on your computer keyboard (left over from typewriter keyboards) are laid-out in such an awkward fashion?……. Well, to you right-handers anyway (I’m left-handed)…….. Here’s why……. The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow down typists by putting the most frequently typed letters under control of the weakest felt-hand fingers…… The nineteenth-century […]