Category Archives: Personal

Amazon.com; The rise and fall or Trying to cancel Prime Membership.

Dear XXX We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on January 13, 2015. Even as fuel and transportation costs … Continue reading

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Parting ways with Amazon.com

Never thought I’d be thinking of canceling my Amazon.com account. But this year every move they make pushes me farther away. Collecting sales tax for the state of Massachusetts, even though Amazon does not have warehouse or distribution offices here. … Continue reading

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Comment about comments

I don’t use DISQUS as the commenting engine here.  One reason is that I don’t trust them not to do tracking of visitors from site to site. Another reason, (and I did try them out myself), is that there are … Continue reading

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Firewood Thieves, Oh, No!

Thieves Raiding Residents’ Woodpiles For Firewood… In some areas  a crime not seen since the Depression. In the linked story, someone took a families entire winter fuel supply, several cords of split, seasoned hardwood.  They have no backup, no oil … Continue reading

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Now he gets it.

A Solution to the “Made in America” Dilemma This article just pisses me off! The second – which plagues me to this day – is that I didn’t see how the outsourcing and offshoring trend in the technology sector where … Continue reading

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I should give up

I still browse the job listing and sometimes I get a callback, naturally the last time was when my spinal problem was at it’s worst and I had to decline. But I’m starting to think I’m getting too old and … Continue reading

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Thank You, DRL Carpentry.

The handicapped ramp for my mother is finished and it came out well. The footing they put in are twice the size of the footing for the original porch, I took the opportunity to inscribe the names of the girls … Continue reading

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On Election Day

To New York City and the Commonwealth of Virginia. You’re Idiots! Wednesday Update: First Virginia (Doug Ross Journal) THE TEA PARTY’S DEAD? 10-to-1 Spending Advantage Plus Obama-Funded Faux Libertarian Eke Out <1% Victory For McAuliffe Congratulations, Virginia! You just voted … Continue reading

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It’s that time again… NO IT ISN’T!

  Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a Simple Plan to Fix It In short, it is suggested that we reduce the number of Time Zones in the USA to two. Sync up those two zones next spring and never … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot.

Conversations while waiting for the deliveryman delivery-person. I bought a used Nikon D90 camera to replace the only seven or eight year old Nikon D70s I bought after the Great Fire destroyed all my film cameras and forced me to … Continue reading

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