Thoughts on stuff … lots and lots of stuff

Whuh? Photo by Brad Montgomery of Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Why can’t windshields be made out of stronger substances? (0)

August 22, 2016 • Outdoors

When I bought a car a year after moving to the Northwest Territories, I started to hear horror stories about chipped and cracked windshields. What I didn’t know at the time was that first windshield in my 2013 Ford Escape wouldn’t take a single hit point of damage from any rocks or pebbles in the NWT. Alberta was responsible… Read More ›

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A little jam practice on a December day (0)

Photo by Mark Seton. Licensed under Creative Commons.

I actually uploaded this video to YouTube back in December 2015 shortly after I recorded it. Basically, it’s me jamming along to a BadAss Harmonica jam track in the key of G (so I’m on a C harmonica … a Hohner Marine Band, to be specific). I’m still a little shy about playing in public,… Read More ›

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The only two reasons I can’t walk away from Windows (0)


Aside from my first computer (if you can call the ADAM a real computer), I have always been a Microsoft operating system user. Back on my family’s 286 in the early 1990s, we ran MS-DOS; and when we graduated to a 386 a couple of years later, we shifted right into Windows 3.1. I’ve used Windows as my primary OS… Read More ›

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Getting the Pi back up and running (0)


After backing up my photos and music from my now wonky desktop computer, I got the behemoth of a tower off my desk and stored safely away in the basement (y’know, to collect dust for the next few years or something). Now my office workstation is much more minimalist. There’s the Pi, a monitor, the wireless keyboard… Read More ›