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August 2, 2007

Drive Through Bill Of Rights

I hardly ever go to fast food joints and eat inside. I usually go get the food and bring it back home or to work. So I have a lot of experience with drive through lanes at most of the fast food places. After yet another sub-par experience at a drive through tonight, I finally […]

July 24, 2007

GPS Woes

I’ve owned a Garmin GPS V for several years. I bought it when I had the illusion that I’d be doing a lot of “adventure” biking on the Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle I bought in 2002. I had that bike about 8 months before trading it in on a cruiser. The GPS unit fit my needs […]

July 4, 2007

Happy Birthday, America!

Hope everyone has a safe Fourth of July.

June 15, 2007

Jury Duty

According to a report by the National Center for State Courts, more than one-third of Americans will serve on a jury at some point. They say that’s an increase from 30 years ago, when that number was only 6%. (Hat tip: Ben Cunningham at Taxing Tennessee). I’m still amazed at why someone would want to […]

May 5, 2007

Not So Freeware

Like most people, I have on occasion needed some software that I didn’t have, but also didn’t have money to buy. So I do a Google search for the next best thing: freeware. Freeware is supposed to be just that, free. But it seems that there are some software authors out there who don’t have […]

March 2, 2007

NASCAR’s Sliding Scale of Justice

DOUBLE SECRET SUSPENSION: They tested the new Car of Tomorrow at Bristol this week. Two “suspended” crew chiefs were actually allowed at the NASCAR sanctioned test. The two suspended Michael Waltrip Racing crew members weren’t allowed at the test.

February 24, 2007

NASCAR: A Solution to the Buschwacker Problem

The problem with Nextel Cup drivers taking up too many slots in the NASCAR Busch Series was highlighted last year when a full-time Nextel Cup driver actually won the Busch Series championship. In Happy Hour practice for this week’s Busch race at California Speedway, and in qualifying, nine of the top ten drivers are full-time […]

January 16, 2007

A Vonage Adage, Part III

Well, I got the (finally) free phone adapter today. I plugged it into my router, then plugged the fax machine into the adapter. When I tried to send a fax, I could hear a voice telling me I was using a phone port that wasn’t active. So I guess I’ll have to call Vonage again. […]

January 12, 2007

A Vonage Adage, Part II

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and all is right with the world. In my previous post, I’d concluded that I was just going to out and out cancel Vonage. But I decided to give them one more shot. If they didn’t agree to sending me the free phone adapter, then I was […]

January 11, 2007

A Vonage Adage

We decided we needed an incoming phone line for Fine Art Touch. A friend of mine has been using Vonage for a while now, and he loves it, so I figured why not try Vonage. I went to their web site on Monday night (January 8th) where I started the order, but I had a […]