Getting my S-video output working

I am a fan of Netflix and have always thought the instant download option is very cool.  It works great when I’m watching a movie by myself (for which I rarely have time).  The instant download doesn’t work well when wanting to watch a movie with other people.  It’s just not the same looking at either a laptop screen or computer monitor instead of a television. I figured there must be… Read More »Getting my S-video output working

Stupid reason for sobriety

Dr. Freud: How long have you been sober?   Mr. Holic: I haven’t had a drink in 6 months. I’ve kicked the habit.   Dr. Freud: Looking at your record, you’ve been in jail the last 6 months.

Phones out

So, my AT&T Uverse phone service just went out.  It’s been on the fritz all day, initially incoming calls still worked, but not outgoing.  I’d have no dial town for a few seconds, then get a dial tone.  I’d then make a call only to get a fast busy signal.  Now, I get incoming calls for about 5 seconds before getting disconnected.  Not good. So, I call customer support which… Read More »Phones out

Healthier Fruits and Vegies

I’ve always thought that the whole organic food movement was a bunch of hippie BS.  I thought that there was no real proof that pesticides really made it into our diet, or that feeding animals with steroids and antibiotics was going to cause us any harm.  I also justified my views with the idea that just because something is labeled “organic” doesn’t mean it truly is. However, a concerning article in… Read More »Healthier Fruits and Vegies

Shed Floor

My experience building a simple shed – with photos

As I’ve stated in my previous posts about selecting a shed and building a shed foundation, I wound up buying the Keter Bellevue shed at Costco.  I figured I would post some of my pictures during various phases of assembly along with my comments from what I recall during the assembly process. First off, I did the entire assembly myself, aside from having Mrs. F help with the window.  I’m… Read More »My experience building a simple shed – with photos

Search trends offer many insights

Maybe I’m just procrastinating, but I think I may have stumbled across something pretty cool.  I was browsing the blogs this morning and came across a very interesting article on the Mothershandbook blog and noticed that the author does a weekly column on the history of motherhood.  The post inspired me to try to think of something similar I can write about on a weekly basis.  The question was what… Read More »Search trends offer many insights

Those airport scanners are nothing but trouble

There’s been plenty of articles today about the Florida airport security officer who was arrested for beating a co-worker who sexually harassed him.  There are a few things that are interesting and disturbing about the whole story. First of all, I’m not sure what to think now of these scanners as obviously they do show a fairly detailed outline of personal areas.  There was someone who ogled a woman co-worker… Read More »Those airport scanners are nothing but trouble

Lots of lags when typing blog posts with new Ubuntu upgrade

I’ve gotten my laptop upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 and it doesn’t seem that much different for what I’ve used it for thus far. I did the upgrade at home where I had broadband to download the files and it seemed to take several hours to go through the update on my crappy old laptop (I think it is an original mobile celeron 2.8ghz processor for those that care). Anyway, I… Read More »Lots of lags when typing blog posts with new Ubuntu upgrade

Another reason to hate insurance companies

I had never had an MRI before, but I have seen them being done.  Spending an hour in a loud banging dark tube wasn’t something I was particularly excited about.  Nonetheless, I figured it was worth doing. I get the MRI and aside from some incidental findings of unknown significance (don’t you just love those?) it was normal.  Thankfully.  Before I got the test done, I called my insurance company… Read More »Another reason to hate insurance companies