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Ad Blocker or No Ad Blocker - THAT is the Question

I write. I depend upon ads for a small (shall we say) pecuniary emolument. That emolument is provided by advertising. I get paid for "valid" (whatever that is) advertisement visitations. So I don't like ad blockers on that account. For the longest time, I
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Posted by on January 28, 2019

Kids On Tablets

Haircut My husband went for a haircut today and the barber was talking about her son. She said he was a great boy, very quiet, you would hardly know he was there. Not There? That wasn't like any young boys I have known! You definitely would have known m
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Posted by on February 5, 2019

MP3 is the new format for most music enthusiasts, but I would like to go back to the days of the vinyl LP.

I like vinyl records and I have a computer and my wife gave me a turntable for Christmas with a USB port. It is apparently able to connect to a computer via USB cable and convert music on that vinyl LP to MP3 format. The player is belt driven and runs off
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Posted by on January 19, 2019

I only wish caller ID came with a ringer mute function for annonymous or unavailable calls

telephone call unavailable I get frequent annoyance calls and my answering machine picks up and the caller never leaves any messages, but caller ID indicates that the caller is unknown or unavailable. That said, I would like to understand, just why, exact
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Posted by on February 20, 2019

I only wish caller ID came with a ringer mute function for annonymous or unavailable calls

telephone call unavailable I get frequent annoyance calls and my answering machine picks up and the caller never leaves any messages, but caller ID indicates that the caller is unknown or unavailable. That said, I would like to understand, just why, exact
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Posted by on February 20, 2019

Kids On Tablets

Haircut My husband went for a haircut today and the barber was talking about her son. She said he was a great boy, very quiet, you would hardly know he was there. Not There? That wasn't like any young boys I have known! You definitely would have known m
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Posted by on February 5, 2019

Ad Blocker or No Ad Blocker - THAT is the Question

I write. I depend upon ads for a small (shall we say) pecuniary emolument. That emolument is provided by advertising. I get paid for "valid" (whatever that is) advertisement visitations. So I don't like ad blockers on that account. For the longest time, I
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Posted by on January 28, 2019

MP3 is the new format for most music enthusiasts, but I would like to go back to the days of the vinyl LP.

I like vinyl records and I have a computer and my wife gave me a turntable for Christmas with a USB port. It is apparently able to connect to a computer via USB cable and convert music on that vinyl LP to MP3 format. The player is belt driven and runs off
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Posted by on January 19, 2019

Have You Noticed Ever Decreasing Website Ranks?

Most curious, indeed! Website rankings. They seem illogical, to say the least. I've been taking note of various web site rankings. And they just don't make ordinary sense. If you receive more visitations to your site -- if more people are reading your ma
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Posted by on January 4, 2019

Printing Address Labels Now IMPOSSIBLE or is it

Spreadsheet For many years I have kept a spreadsheet with all the addresses for my Christmas Card list and faithfully updated it as people have got married, moved house or died. Each year I used that list to print out roughly 80 address labels for the env
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Posted by on November 30, 2018

Power Corrupts, So Does Technology

You've heard the old adage: power corrupts - absolute power corrupts absolutely. And you'll have to admit, there is truth in this statement. But the principal applies to more than just political power.TechnologyTechnology corrupts in that it is no respecte
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Posted by on November 25, 2018

Hacked Off

There was an extremely annoying hack of IT sites this week. As far as I can make out, one of the plugins that is used for Word Press sites was maliciously altered, so that everyone who had it installed got unwanted attacks on their websites. Plugins A pl
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Posted by on November 16, 2018

The Scene of This World Is Changing - Universities

Maybe I'm just old. I don't know. Elementary education changes over time have been a source of grumbling. And from my perspective, rightly so. The schools seem to have lost focus on what is truly important. Standardized tests frighten school systems. But
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Posted by on October 16, 2018

Inventors Seldom See the Big Picture

I read what should have been a light, interesting if relatively unimportant, article on the invention of the push lawn mower. Fellow writer Anthony Davis provided this link: Who Made That Lawn Mower? The article triggered a chain of thoughts in my mind.
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Posted by on October 10, 2018