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 …

New Pink Floyd Album Announced

September 27, 2014 Finally, after 20 years, a new Pink Floyd album is on its way. Slated for release on November 10, aficionados of arguably the most remarkable Prog-Rock band of all time will have some new material to look forward to. Their last album, Division Bell, signaled the breakup of the band when Roger Read More …

An Inexpensive and Effective Escape Tool for Your Car

Everyone should have something like this in their car. In the event you find yourself and your car sinking in water, you NEED a device that can slash through seat belts / shoulder harnesses and shatter a window so you can escape. It is not uncommon for car doors to be impossible to open when Read More …

Reading This Could Save Your Life

Today’s PSA: If you have a home listed for sale – and you use your fireplace – listen up! In the Winter months we use our gas fireplace every night, which keep the living area – and our cats nice and toasty. Our fireplace is retrofitted with a double U-shaped burner under a bed of Read More …