Thursday, December 26, 2013
But here we go again. This time it will work. Just this past week I found 4 flashlights around the house that haven't ever been used. Or maybe used once. Crazy thing is, there are a few more flashlights around that aren't used.
I have something like 5 headlamps. 5 headlamps! I still only have one head. Crazy!
So this time I really want to rid myself of all this excess. Expunge all this crap. Simply my stuff.
There is no plan. No gimmick. No expert. Nothing more than simply getting rid of stuff at a slow and steady clip. No 2-day donation blowout. No one weekend attempt. Just a slow and steady attempt to "always keep purging." I will keep a page on this blog to keep track of the stats for my own notes.
Donation to thrift shop: 4 flashlights. Almost new.
Selling on eBay: one headlamp, works perfect.
Total less stuff: 5
Friday, August 02, 2013
It won't win any awards, but that's not what summer evenings are for...
Lime quarter squeezed and floated
Couple of ice cubes
Tip? Bitcoin me: 16sVrM2s2zHqtGDQhFs4FjbdSxYs1EKZ7P
Friday, June 28, 2013
Well no more craving. I've loaded up the new Windows 8.1 Preview and like that the Start Button is now present.
But I didn't like that it just goes to the Start Tile Screen instead of the traditional Windows 7 window. I suppose Microsoft will hear complaints about how the new button behaves. I'll be waiting to see what people end up thinking about it. Does is really fix the outcry or just amateurishly appease the complainers that wanted it back?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source (it may not see all of these)
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
Restart and wifi will be good.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Can't wait to see more highlights on the product. And so great that it is Made in USA. Fantastic that the entire line of Mac Pros will be US Made. So design firms overseas will have to import these US Made computers. iAwesome.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Heavy fruit. Pepper. Deep color. Bold and lasting. Slight leather that can be easily forgotten in a zin, which I prefer. But I didn't mind it so much here -- the fruits overwhelm it. Overall this is a great glass of zin. Something I can recommend if you like a bolder wine.
The bottle was on sale for about $9 from a MSRP of $13 or so. For a sub $15 zin this hammer is hitting all the places I need.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
I started reducing kitchen clutter with one simple, effective step: jettisoning martini glasses. We had 3 sets ot 2 martini glasses. After a few years in our house we never had used them. Not even once. I thought about getting rid of one set. Then we would have reduced them by 30 percent but still be able to serve 4 martinis if occasion called. What? Who was I kidding. We never would be serving martinis. We don't even have the proper ingredients! So I reluctantly added all 6 glasses to the donation box and didn't look back.
They have never been missed. And now the kitchen has less stuff. So what's your kitchen's martini glass? Find it and get it gone.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
-Open Computer Management
-Expand System Tools > Event Viewer > Windows Logs
-Look in the Application log for Wininit in the source column
-Double click that entry and you'll see all the results of the CHKDSK
Click photo to see larger version:
Friday, March 22, 2013
- Launch “Local Security Policy”: Start > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy
- Expand “Account Policies” and select Password Policy
- Set the Maximum Password age to “0″
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Here are two that he specifically named recently. He is clear to say he isn't endorsing these products, but that he has his personal money in these funds. Both are products of American Funds:
Investement Company of America
Growth Fund of America
If you are looking for a long term growth fund, then both of these are worth a look. Dave did.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I'd recommend the zipper-version. Although I wouldn't mind having a non-zippered one as well. Maybe it's time I start shopping for one...
If you are thinking about getting a Filson Tote bag, don't think, just get one. Years from now you'll thank yourself. You can check out and buy the zippered Filson tote at Amazon here.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013