Sprint Galaxy S5 won’t charge after port got wet – fixed

I’ve had a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 since around when it came out over a year ago.  I didn’t bother with the warranty plan that would replace my phone for any reason.  I’d never taken advantage of the plan when I did have it with previous phones, so figured it wasn’t worth the extra cost.

Now the Galaxy S5 is a waterproof phone.  Unfortunately, there is a little rubber tab that covers the USB charging port on the bottom of the phone that protects that port, but the tab read more

How to Disable Amazon Prime Auto-Renewal

How annoying that Amazon makes the auto-renewal option so difficult to disable.  It used to be a simple option to select.  Now, you have to click the “End membership” – not just once, but twice, before you get the option to keep your membership until the end of the year.  But you can still keep your membership for the rest of the term, and not have it auto-renew.

On the top right, hover over the “Hello Sigmoid, Your account” and then select the sixth option down read more

Lamborcuzzi – patent pending

I’m watching How I Met your Mother, as the misses likes to watch it and I find it is a good show for me to browse the internet to, and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) mentions how he always wanted a Lamborghini with a Jacuzzi in it.  And then a few moments later he refers to it as a Lamborcuzzi and he mentions “patent pending”.  I’ve noticed that in the past on the show, they will mention made up websites which the network actually registers and puts show related content. read more

Autocomplete that people just have to click

I had another new traffic record yesterday.  92% of the traffic was related to people searching on the topic of the google trend weirdness post I wrote.

I’m really curious how much of this traffic is from bots trying to alter the Google autosuggestion feature, how much is from people wanting to know why this happens, and how much is from people hoping to find out disgusting stories.

At least I have some hope the people coming here aren’t looking for stories, as the post title makes read more

People just love the unusual suggested searches

So it turns out December was my best month yet on this site trafficwise (which isn’t saying much). I have made minimal to no effort to assist this website in getting decent rankings in search engines, aside from doing the usual set-up within WordPress.

During the summer months, I did get a lot of traffic from my pages on the Keter Bellevue Shed.  I would have hoped that was the case, as I thought that was some good information.

The most recent traffic, however, has come from my “Why read more

Dog eats human – food

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the story about the drunk man whose dog ate his infected toe?  “Experts” believe the dog was attacted to the man’s toe because of high sugar levels in the man’s toe.  The guy suspected something might be wrong with his foot for a few months but had only recently made an appointment.

And the man’s wife is a nurse?  This is another one of those stories that no one is creative enough to make up.

I’m thinking this gives new read more

Flying maggots

Article about maggots brought on an airplane 

I’m curious what the passenger was thinking who brough maggot filled meat onto a flight and went to put it in the overhead bin. I’m thinking this may be one of my potential clients.

Next time someone says they are afraid of flying, I’ll need to ask if that is from fear of crashing or because of infestations.

Bizarre interests in Google search

So I’m looking through the Google trends just now, and while I’ve seen some weird searches before, I have to say this one got my attention – perhaps because of my pseudonym.  I can’t figure out why the search phrase “why does my mom turn me on” is number 6 on the google trends right now. 

It’s a pretty bizarre topic so I figured maybe there was some kind of funny news story about the search phrase or maybe the topic was raised in a movie.  Looking read more

Noise makers driving people to violence


It was only a matter of time before those annoying horns lead to violence. It reminds me of the Waco standoff and the police started playing different sounds through loudspeakers to try to upset the cult followers. I believe some of the sounds were like babies crying or animals moaning. There is some instinctual urge to want to do anything to make certain noises stop. And now we know our next weapon against the terrorists.

My favorite read more

Unusual checked baggage

USA today article about human heads

As best I can understand is that Southwest Airlines discovered a package of 40-60 human heads trying to be sent on one of their flights. Because the package wasn’t properly labeled they discovered the contents and there is now an investigation into whether these were black market body parts being sold for science. Medtronics is a pretty big company and I can’t imagine there is that much of a cost savings for black market over OEM parts when read more