Category Archives: computers

Ringtones

Is there ever a reason to buy a ringtone? No. Freesound Project Audacity Also, Iphonebrowser, because Apple is the devil, but it doesn’t mean I have to put up with it.

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or you could just Google it

I tried to get my little pickup truck an inspection the other day, but the guy at Snowball & Sons & Daughter–it may have been Snowball–told me the window tinting was too dark. I figured it might be, even though … Continue reading

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the Saint of Traffic By-laws

Nobody in the United States is untouchable by the law. Everyone has done something that could have resulted in fines or imprisonment. Everyone. It almost goes without saying, except that I had to say it in order for the next … Continue reading

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my hosting service is falling apart

Recently, my hosting service (Midphase) has started to come apart at the seams. It’s one thing to have no access to the database and get the consequent “WordPress Database Error” message; it’s another thing entirely when whole posts get swallowed … Continue reading

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the wonders of battery backup

Last week I shrewdly bought an APC power supply with an extra battery attachment for the oncoming hurricane season. It’s that thing above. Right now, for some reason, our house is without power. Has been for about 15 minutes. Yet … Continue reading

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You didn’t pass math, did you?

So I blog about how clueless teenagers are nowadays and can’t add or subtract to save their lives. Then Arcturus tells me that my “Did you pass math?” plug-in has become dumber than a bag of hammers, a teenage bag … Continue reading

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Periphapalianism

I’m reading a top “worst tech products of all time” thing on pcworld.com…it’s not important why…and it reminds me, again, of how out-of-touch with peripheral crap I can get. Which is of course a good thing, I like to think, … Continue reading

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My powers wax, my friends

I’ve got everything back. Everything except an updated “contacts” list in Outlook. The one I’ve had to settle for is several months old, so it lacks only a couple updates. All my email was saved. All my work stuff was … Continue reading

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Fire at the old McNeely place

I’d like to preface this by stressing that I’m not usually an idiot. Usually I can feed and clothe myself with practically no help. I can operate a car with a stickshift and successfully troubleshoot the fridge icemaker when it … Continue reading

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the curmudgeon manifesto

A curmudgeon is one who does something for himself, and be damned the response of society. A curmudgeon mows his lawn naked. He makes a roost out of netting and twine in the backyard to view the stars more easily, … Continue reading

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there’s a language besides English?

I’ve managed to get all my courses for the spring semester online, which means I won’t have to see more than one or two 18-22 year olds during the course of my day. I’m not saying being a very young … Continue reading

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the Associated Cabal (AC)

“Everybody started scattering, you know, there’s mayhem everywhere. And then a police officer came into the building, you know, came in professional with his gun raised, and then he proceeded to shoot the guy.” This is a recent phenomenon. A … Continue reading

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TurboLinux

My mom’s old computer died on her, so she bought a new one. The old one—which had taken to not going past the Windows splash screen—was given to my oldest son in a fit of magnanimity. I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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