Bulk Trash Obliviots

I don’t know about your community But in Dallas we have Bulk Trash pickup monthly. This means you can put out anything.  Absolutely anything and line your sidewalk with it so the City can pick it up.  This is all part of our monthly garbage pickup fee.  I’ve seen tree limbs and branches 8 feet Read More …

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

In the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Read More …

The Story of Slick.The.Dog

Every dog has a story This is the story of Slick.The.Dog July 2016 We were on a little trip back to Northern California (where it all started).  We has spent several days in Silicon Valley with my son and went back to SFO (San Francisco Airport) to pick up our rental car for the rest Read More …

Roadkill on the Information Superhighway

I am re-publishing this piece here, because I think it needs to be seen again. I originally published this article in Lies Magazine back in 1995, after witnessing the demise of someone I knew, caused directly by his involvement in usenet groups and running afoul of the wrong individual. It is my observation today that Read More …

Comparing Airlines in 2017 – JAL vs AA

April 12, 2017 Last month we spent 17 days in Asia. Needless to say, getting there required some lengthy air travel. Also needless to say, I have come back with a massive collection of new images. I am slowly wading through the 1,600+ photos from my Canon 5D Mk III + over 600 just from Read More …

Dragged Through the Wringer by GoDaddy

Let me set the stage for this little play. For more than a decade I have recommended against using GoDaddy for any reason. Here is just one reason why. A couple of months ago I took over management of a business website designed in WordPress (not just any WordPress, but Managed WordPress), which is designed Read More …

Put up an Antenna. Save $$$ Over Cable!

August 30, 2015 Put up an Antenna. Save $$$ Over Cable! I don’t know about you, but I look at our cable bill (AT&T U-Verse) and am in disbelief how much we spend for the handful of channels we actually watch. Since we never watch sports, just scrolling through the (literally) hundreds of sports channels Read More …

DIY Guitar Picks

March 21, 2015 For all you Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guitarists out there, one of my favorite inventions in the Pick-A-Palooza. With this clever punch you can make almost any reasonable plastic sheet product into a guitar pick. This makes for a good, eco-friendly operation where you can recycle things you’d normally throw out and turn them Read More …

Inexpensive Synthesis For Your Guitar

November 8, 2014 Inexpensive Synthesis For Your Guitar As a guitar player for almost 50 years (not particularly good, but I amuse myself) I’ve always been fascinated by the synthesizer options for stringed instruments. There are been many on the market since the mid 70s, including some amazing hex-pickup models that enabled really cool stereo Read More …

Dante’s Psychedelic Inferno

From November 2. 2014 As we were gearing up for our Halloween party, I wanted to make our long, L-shaped hallway into something special. Starting with the indirect lighting that I installed several months ago, I added red gels over the ultra-white LED lighting to create a very Dante’s Inferno look. Theatrical gels would yield Read More …