Wrong Again

Okay, they’ve got it all wrong!   I’ve spent considerable amount of time over the last few weeks researching different products that might be able to solve the audio problem.  What I want is a system that will play my digital music files all throughout the house.  What I don’t want is wires, or CDs,…

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Drugged out and full of bliss

I’ve got a new drug.  I’m not sure how long its going to last.  Thanks to all the feedback from my prior post.  I got a lot of ideas from everyone who replied, and I acted on one of them.  I purchase the Harmony SST-659 universal remote.  It is programmed via an online wizard from…

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Compelling thoughts

Sometimes I get singly focused on my work. It’s all I can think about. I know its happening.  I even help it along by shutting myself off from everything else.  It’s easy to do at work.  I go into my office, shut the door and I’m in my own little cave; a computer and a…

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Turbo Charged

At lunch last week a few of us were reminiscing about early language environments, compilers and what not.  Anders was there telling us stories about his early days.  I thought I would come clean for a change.  I let everyone in on my dirty little secret.  I was true.  I had used Turbo Pascal before.  That…

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Cheat Codes

Betsy and I were playing Neverwinter again a few nights ago.  We were having trouble with some metal behemoths.  It seems our tactics and weapons were having no effect.  We would have had a better weapon, but it was accidentally sold at the last merchant and we could not afford to get it back.  The…

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Getting a grip on the big picture

I got a grip on Sunday, or more to the point I was the grip.  I spent the better part of the afternoon and evening pushing what is technically a giant skateboard back and forth along a track.  My brother David, the ‘independent film director’ was working on his latest project and I was the…

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I want a new drug

I want something to buy. Some piece of technology.  I’ve got the money, but there is nothing out there.  Nothing that gives me a buzz, like it used to. I’m not saying that I have every gadget, gizmo and thing-a-ma-bob that’s available.  Quite the contrary.  My collection of tech toys is rather limited, for a…

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Everything’s Xen

I’m writing this today as I sit relaxing on my new office couch.  You can read about my couch adventure here.  Ah, the luxury.  Though now I hear that Don Box has a BED in his office.  I’m not sure if I should be jealous or not.  I think I’ll stick with the couch for…

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Reality Check

No Stargate tonight.  They were all repeats of ones we had seen so Betsy and I played a hour of Neverwinter Nights instead.  If you can’t watch soldiers beating up on aliens on TV, the next best thing is to beat up on goblins yourself.  We play cooperatively.  A friend of mine offered advice about…

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Static Variables

I was feeling rather static today.  Maybe its a cold coming on.  Colds sometimes give me tunnel vision, or at least it feels that way, like I’m trapped inside my own head, my body controlled by remote.  Somehow I’m both the controller and the controlled.  It’s at time like these where I really start to…

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