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How to Cut Your Internet Connection to a Crawl

Our Internet service at home has been absolutely HORRIBLE for the last ten days or so.  I went through several calls to our ISP, a new cable modem, two technicians in the home, the first technician dissing what the support people on the phone had told me for being wildly and uselessly incorrect, a tier […]

10 Songs to Introduce Bluegrass Music to Someone

A friend at work told me the other day that he enjoyed bluegrass music and said that he learned of it through the Pickin’ On series of albums by CMH Records.  They are covers of music done with bluegrass instruments.  I’ve not listened to many of them, but told him that I didn’t care for […]

Changes to the Daily KJV Bible Study by Email Feature

I’ve been publishing a daily Bible study reading following a plan to read through the King James Bible every calendar for the last several years.  All of that time, I’ve used an email distribution list service called Topica to send the daily email messages.  A month ago, Topica announced that they were shutting down their […]

Skype Doesn’t Want to Take My Money

I’m posting this here to capture the details to pass onto Skype. I tried to buy Skype credit today so I can call land line phones from my iPad.  The process of placing an order is straightforward enough, though Skype doesn’t let you use coupon codes to add to your own account, so I’m buying […]

WordPress Backup to Dropbox Bug with WordPress 3.9

I’m posting this message in case others who have the problem are looking for a solution. I updated the software I use to run this weblog to WordPress 3.9 the other day and immediately started having a problem where the dashboard on the left hand column would disappear. The bookmark I have saved for the […]


If this works, you ought to see a game below.  Use your arrow keys to move tiles with the same number so they touch and merge together.  Keep doing this until you get to 2048.

Captain Picard Singing Let It Snow

James Covenant has a wonderful mashup of Captain Picard and senior members of his crew “singing” Let It Snow.  Very well done.

Death of a Comet

Comet ISON passed by the Sun on Thanksgiving Day last week and didn’t survive in any form that we’ll be able to see.  NASA has posted a video of the view from a satellite positioned on the other side of the sun showing the comet blasting into a solar flare and basically disintegrating. Very cool.

The Wait is Over

No, I don’t mean to imply that I’m starting to post frequently here again.  Not that I’d assume anyone has been waiting for me to do so, mind you. The Wait is Over is a new album by bluegrass band Jett’s Creek that was just released on Mountain Fever Records.  To celebrate their new release, […]

Best Free Games for the PC

Tech Support Alert has an extensive and recently updated list of the best free games for the PC.  If you’re into PC gaming, it is worth checking out.