Category Archives: Gadgets

Tops

The fancy spinning top advertisement caught my eye earlier this summer because it kept showing up on multiple pages on the Web. Saturation advertising is an old, time-tested technique that is quite effective. It worked to lure me to the … Continue reading

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My Observations About LED Lighting

While on the road to Omaha yesterday, I noticed several new vehicles with defective daytime driving or running lights. These are the long or stylized arrays of LEDs (light emitting diodes) found on later model vehicles near the headlights that … Continue reading

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Tune Up Time

Now that we’re at the beginning of a brand new season, it’s time to plan ahead for weather conditions that will become more extreme. This awareness was drilled into me in school by the industrial arts teacher and at home … Continue reading

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Ceiling Fans In My Life Or Not

The central air conditioning in dad’s empty old house does not work at all. The windows are few and inefficient in design. So while doing routine cleaning chores, I must resort to two ceiling fans to circulate the air. If … Continue reading

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Distracted

I finally broke down and replaced my old, obsolete tablet. All it had become good for was as a home for a gallery of photos. There were no relevant apps that worked well anymore. Meanwhile, the new tablet contains many … Continue reading

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Jumpstart Your Creativity

Imagine what the world would lack if Paul McCartney had grown up in an overly critical home.  What if all Meryl Streep’s parents said to her was, “When will you settle down and get a real job?” The Beatles, if … Continue reading

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Can Our Minds Be Hijacked?

Jorge asked an intriguing and somewhat scary question yesterday. Have our minds been hijacked? I fired back by saying, “Possibly.”  I continued my response by saying this is a question I’ve asked myself many times in the past, because we … Continue reading

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