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Thunderbolt And Lightning, Very Very Frightening
We had just settled in to watch some telly Saturday night, when:

FLASHBANG!

If the house itself didn't get hit, something close by certainly did. There was no damage to the house. We have a large tree in the front yard, so that was obviously a worry.
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8/14/2017 11:18:56 AM

Spam Attack!
Wow, I got slammed with comment spam today. Most of it was, er, of an adult nature. I think I've managed to catch and delete all of them.

This is goinna take some wrangling. For now comments don't work.


My Bot Jeeves
(For those times when I need to call for an Orange Alert.)

A couple of weeks ago I hit my limit on phone solicitors. The phone rang 10 times. I put three of ...
7/21/2015 4:57:03 PM

A Storm, With Pictures
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Along the lines of the previous post I have some pictures to share. But before I do I need to fill you (and my future self, because I sometimes forget date ...
10/2/2014 7:52:52 PM

Oh, Srsly?
So here I am on a major deadline. The software I need to complete the task is on my laptop. The damn thing will. Not. Start. I finally got a revival spell (aka Startup Repair) going, and that's been running for half an hour. Fortunately, the files I need are on the LAN or out in the cloud, so if a t ...
8/22/2013 2:50:16 PM

Maker Christmas, Circa 1926
While running errands last Friday, I dropped in at an antique shop. Look what I found:

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This is Radio News  ...
12/13/2012 12:05:09 PM

A Decade Of Blogging
It was ten years ago today that I wrote: 
Looks like we're in for our first heavy storms of spring. I've managed to clear out just enough space in the garage for my car. Having lost a car in a hail storm once, I don't want to do it again - especially since I'm not finished with the p ...
5/17/2012 9:25:28 AM

Social Networking Policies
I'm not a cool kid, but I do hang out on some of the social networking sites. The problem is, I get hit with spam and app requests constantly. It's not that I'm mean in ignoring app requests, event requests, and so on, it's just that it got to the point where I prefer not to share every little thing ...
3/30/2012 9:55:57 AM

Social Networking Policies
I'm not a cool kid, but I do hang out on some of the social networking sites. The problem is, I get hit with spam and app requests constantly. It's not that I'm mean in ignoring app requests, event requests, and so on, it's just that it got to the point where I prefer not to share every little thing ...
3/30/2012 9:55:57 AM

Computer Fun
It's been a tough few weeks on the computer front, between the system slowing down to a crawl for inexplicable reasons and the discovery that .Net 4.5 was totally incompatible with my tax software. 

Paul was having similar issues and tracked it down to VIPRE, the AV software ...
3/23/2012 7:27:10 AM
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