Automatic for the people

Vehicles manufactured after 1996 have an OBD-II (on-board diagnostic) port. Wikipedia has a great explanation about the connector. The port, usually found near the steering wheel, is used by mechanics to diagnose car trouble. In addition to troubleshooting, many consumers use the OBD-II port to tune their vehicle’s performance and keep track of teenage drivers. I’ve… Continue reading Automatic for the people

Why your fitness plan may be a losing game

Employers are pushing fitness plans to lower insurance costs. Mine is no exception. Last year, I was invited to “invest in my health” by implementing a plan with a website that set health goals and recorded fitness activity. I did so, and received an $1,000 discount off my family health insurance policy for achieving my goals. This year, I’ve had to… Continue reading Why your fitness plan may be a losing game

Awakening: Thawing out the themes of Buck Rogers

Universal Studios originally planned Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as a series of TV movies. After the Battlestar Galactica TV pilot became a hit movie overseas, the studio chose to launch Buck into space with a theatrical version. The movie was successful and made about $21 million in North America, according to Wikipedia. Networks took notice, and soon Buck Rogers made the… Continue reading Awakening: Thawing out the themes of Buck Rogers