Monday, September 26, 2011

Red, Red Wine

Sure, the wine rack is full now, but what about tomorrow?

The stained glass items were made by Robb's father.  He was just starting to learn, but arthitis forced him to give it up.  I thought he was rather talented for a beginner.

I couldn't stop laughing: Doritos creator dies, to be buried with chips

Can Neutrinos Move Faster Than Light?

Dumb Law of the Week: In Illinois,it is illegal to speak English as the State Language is American!

Bad Choice Logo of the Week:

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Every day for the past year, or more, I've been reading how the European Union is in serious danger of falling apart because several countries are close to bankruptcy. And yet, the euro is still worth forty cents more than the dollar. I don't get it. Either money investors are stupid, or the dollar is even worse off than anyone is telling us.

If you've ever wondered how stupid one must be to live in Texas, remember, they elected both George Bush and Rick Perry to the Texas Governor's office....more than once!

Have we found Luke Skywalker's Tatooine? A planet orbiting 2 stars spotted by Kepler.

La vue du Trocadéro de ce soir au coucher du soleil.

'Super-Earth', Could Potentially Support Life.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Globe, Arizona, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.

Bad Choice Logo of the Week:

À la prochaine, mes amis

Monday, September 12, 2011

WooHoo WiFi

I finally bought a WiFi router. It is a Netgear WNDR3700-N (the one on the left is the router, the modem's on the right). I love it. It's super fast. It works both wired and wireless. I noticed a huge difference in my connection speed once it was installed, which was super easy. My desktop PC is stilll connected by wire (though it's capable of WiFi) but I read in one of the tech magazines that wired is faster, and since I'm only about five feet from the router, it's not a major problem. If the mood should strike me, I can always disconnect the wire and run wireless. The biggest change (beside the great speed), is that now I don't have to steal my neighbor's WiFi when I want to use my laptop. I'm not even sure he's ever noticed my connectionn to him, I don't do it that often or for that long; just whenever I really need it. Now that I have my own WiFi, I can watch football and tweet at the same time in the living room.  I also bought a new modem, a Motorola SB6120 DOCSIS 3.0.  Actually, I bought it some time ago but could never get it to work until now.

His opponents couldn't ask for a better opportunity to comment: Campaigning outside Pittsburgh today, GOP frontrunner Rick Perry attended a picnic at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oil City where he enjoyed a foot long corndog while touring the fabulous reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

New Fossils May Redraw Human Ancestry.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Florida, throwing dishes is illegal!

Bad Choice Logo of the Week:

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, September 05, 2011


 I am very slowly recovering, but I can see it's going to be quite a while, if ever, before I'm back to where I was before this all started.

On those rare occasions when I actually look up from my computer screen, this is what I usually see:

The other night, I noticed this shadow and thought it was interesting:

Daimler Smart Forvision: a solar-powered roof with plastic wheels.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Columbus, Georgia, you cannot sit in an 'Indecent' position!

Bad Choice Logo of the Week: MegaFlicks

À la prochaine, mes amis.