The heat killed my fan!

It has been hot in the Portland metro area just like it has been for the rest of the country.  We have not been any exception to the weather and that is all well and good.   Last week, we hit highs close to 110° and then later in the w...
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I'm done asking

Over the past couple of months, I have made this site to be as easy to register and login with as humanly possible short of making everything 100% accessible without memberships.  I have made the request and offer to have anyone register on this...
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A peek into my day at work on Saturdays

I thought I would do something different and show you a peek into what I do at my job on Saturdays.  These shifts are rotated out between all of us at work and we are required to work at least one Saturday per month.  This is a log entry of...
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Cutting The Cord (Soon)

We are soon to face some changes in our household which will make some difference in the way we view television shows.  I will not go into those changes exactly, but one of them is that I plan on soon making the switch away from having a DVR cab...
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Google Rewards and Maps Questions

Once upon a time a couple of years ago, I signed up for a program from Google that would pay you for surveys that they would send out to you in the form of their Play Store credits.  Sometimes, you could get around $0.10 or $.08 and rarely $1.00...
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A Techies Dream

I think just about any techie secretly dreams of, or already has a hybrid type of smart home.  I have been toying with various ideas over the last year or two about how I could make our home more automated.  When you think about smart homes...
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A Letter to my Facebook Friends

To all my Facebook friends and family, I wanted to extend an invitation to you to come join our web site!  I know many of you had registered, but have never come back and re-registered on this site after I made the final and last major upgrade I...
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Ponderances

I made an interesting observation this last week while I was on my vacation from work.  My mood was more pleasant, I felt more upbeat and seemed to have slightly more energy to my step.  I was sleeping in until 7am (My normal wake up time is 4:20a), ...
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