Category Archives: Rant

Unemployment Statistics & Lies

One of the running discussions I have with my friend Mark is about the unemployment numbers and why they don’t reflect what we see with other friends and co-workers. We both know of quite a few people who have stopped … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Headsets

I’ve been wanting to get a blue tooth stereo headset to complement the Droid.  I really like the sound quality the Droid has, but hated the dangling wires that came with the ear buds.  Wired headsets were worse, because they … Continue reading

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Droid Apps

After two months of using the Droid, I thought I would review the apps that I find the most helpful and fun.  First and foremost it is a phone, I’m very happy with the quality of calls and the quality … Continue reading

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Grrrr – I was klutzy this weekend

Saturday it was beautiful here on the Jersey Shore.  The temp was in the 70’s with blue sky.  I decided to work on the one Jetski.  I still have the engine apart because of the cracked water jacket.  I have … Continue reading

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The Home Network

Lately I’ve been on a kick upgrading the computers in the house.  Most of the machines are dual Xeons with 4Gb or 8Gb of ram.  I just added a 1.5Tb drive to one machine that was running out of space.  … Continue reading

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White House Website

Have to say I am impressed with the new White House website. Each president has control over the website.  In the past this site has not been a significant source of information on what is occurring within our government.  The … Continue reading

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A Quote to Reflect Upon……

The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, and the public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled. And the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest we become bankrupt. Cicero, 63 … Continue reading

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Time Warp

First off – I can not believe almost 2 months has gone by since my last post!! The month of April was busy and the month of May is looking to be just as bad. Oh, wait, next week is … Continue reading

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Our Economy and Peak Oil

In 1956 Dr Hubbert developed a model to predict the point at which US oil would reach the peak output and begin to decline. His theory is referred to as “Peak Oil” or “Hubbert’s Peak Oil”. Hubbert predicted that domestic … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails Rocks

The title of the post is over used a bit, but it is accurate. I’ve been playing with Ruby on Rails for the past few weeks. Ruby is an interpreted scripting language. Rails is a framework built on Ruby for … Continue reading

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