Category Archives: Gadgets

Something About Road Maps

My car was manufactured before dashboard data screens were invented.  It’s an entry-level sedan that is a basic, no-nonsense vehicle that always takes me where I need to go.  I never bothered to buy an aftermarket GPS gadget, because I have … Continue reading

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Alessandro Volta’s Big Discovery

The power source for many of our modern devices had its humble beginnings due to dissected frog legs. Pavia University Physics professor and student of chemistry, Alessandro Volta was in disagreement with anatomist Luigi Galvani. The two men disagreed over … Continue reading

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Photographic Slide Experiment

Two years ago, I decided to go through some of the numerous slides that have been filed away in carousels stacked in the storage closet.  Nearly all of them were shot about three decades ago, when I went through a … Continue reading

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It’s Flashlight Day

A couple of years ago, while watching reviews for extremely expensive fountain pens on YouTube, I stumbled across reviews for very expensive, high-end flashlights.  I was taken aback at military grade flashlights priced as high as $900.  There is a fetish for … Continue reading

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Thinking About Machines

During yesterday’s meditation, my thoughts meandered to machines.  Specifically, that I interact closely with them 24/7.  I sleep with the aid of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine that blows air into me. There’s the wristwatch I habitually strap onto … Continue reading

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The Muffs Magnate

The residents of Farmington, Maine are celebrating the birthday of their favorite son today. Weather permitting, the big parade takes place for Chester Greenwood Day. The town of Farmington celebrates each year on the first Saturday of December.  (The actual … Continue reading

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Clean Out The Fridge

The refrigerator in my kitchen is a 1977 Coronado, basic model.  The brand was the store label of Gambles/Skogmo, Inc., a now defunct conglomerate of retail stores under various names across the US and Canada. Older midwesterners may remember the … Continue reading

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