Nice try, spammers

Received today: You have one new alert message! Account: AT&T Home Phone & DSL Internet Subject: Security Alert! Received: 28/07/2011 – 13:11 PM Thursday (PDT) We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information about your business to allow us to provide uninterrupted service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive […]

Star Trek PADD for iPad is disappointing

The official Star Trek PADD for iPad application has been released by CBS/Viacom. It’s available in the App store for $5. Essentially, it is an electronic encyclopedia featuring information from the Star Trek universe. The Personal Access Display Device has evolved during the history of Trek television. Early episodes featured a black wedge-shaped clipboard. A yeoman would hand […]

ABATE course fun and very helpful

My goal for this summer has been to earn my motorcycle endorsement. Today, I graduated from the basic rider’s course sponsored by ABATE. It was a great class and worth the $75. The instructors — Kim and Andy — were wonderful. The class lasted three days. We met Friday night to cover the riding book. […]

Ode to old media

I was cleaning out my closet over the weekend and it struck me how many obsolete media formats I still have. I found: Floppy disks with software and graphics from the early 90s. ZIP disks with software and graphics from the late 90s miniDV tapes with documentary footage from 2006 Software CDs In the media room: […]

Thanks, Amazon

They just sent me a credit for $19 to use on Amazon Instant Video: Hello, As someone who has purchased digital movies or TV shows in high-definition (HD) from Amazon Instant Video, we wanted to provide you more information about how we deliver HD content. It is our goal to provide you an uninterrupted viewing […]

And we’re back

So, I’m getting the blog back together. This WordPress installation has been rotting on my web server for awhile. I figure it is time to use it. I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. The back end is really nice. The platform has really grown in the years I have been using it. I’ll […]


The girlfriend has now decided to get a bigger television screen. Her 47-inch LCD will be bigger than my 42-inch plasma. Suddenly, I feel small. Plasma televisions seem to be going the way of the dodo bird. Pioneer recently shut down production. Many experts and AV geeks consider plasma to be a superior technology for […]