Electricity or Gas cooking?

I have been thinking about cooking. As a household we are starting down the rabbit hole of reducing packaging waste and carbon footprint. One way we can do that is to cook at home things we now buy in the store with a lot of associated packaging. And that comes in conflict with one...

Netflix, bigger than cable?

The headline on engadget is  Netflix has more American subscribers than cable TV. It seems that between increases in Netflix subscriptions and a continuing decrease in cable subscribers Netflix with its 50.85 million US subscribers now has more subscribers than the US cable industry.  Driven by both cost and original content the tide continues...

StartPage.com and your online privacy?

While it might be arguable that there is no such thing as privacy anymore, we have to keep trying. Some things we have clear control over. For example what we post to Facebook or other online sites is in our control. What is not under our control is what Facebook does with it from...

How Organic is Organic – Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up

In John Brunner’s 1972 Book The Sheep Look Up, The world he envisioned is not unlike ours, plagued by overpopulation as well as environmental and political problems. His world has the start of common use of electric cars and people worried about what is in their foods. And he has a factious food store...

Within 5 to 10 years Cable TV as such will be gone.

Here is my prediction. Within 5 to no more than 10 years Cable TV as such will be gone. We may will see a return of TV antennas. Local TV stations will be doing a combination of air wave and 'live' streaming over the Internet. The distinction between print newspapers and TV news online...

Sliced Invoices — WordPress Plug-in review

I have been doing consulting for many years. For the past few years my desktop of choice has been Mint Linux. Both my wife and I work almost exclusively on our Linux machines. I have been looking for a Linux friendly client contact and invoicing alternative for a while. I have been torn between...

WordPress Pages vs Posts—Read More

If you are new to using WordPress, the difference between pages and posts seems a bit amorphous. Heck, even for long-term users it can seem a bit difficult to wrap your head around. This is my take on how they are different....

Two Sites for Two Artists

Earlier this year two artists, whom I knew casually, asked me to help them design a new website for them. Actually two sites. Chris and Tom Higgins had been sharing a commercial artist site, and they wanted to have separate and more unique sites. Designing a site to represent artists and their work takes...

Windows 10 has got you, ready or not

I have heard from a number of folks in the last few days that their Windows 7 computer updated itself— uninvited— to Windows 10. First comes a pop-up that asks you to schedule the upgrade with no option to decline. Then ready or not, Windows 10. As my daughter put it, “At least it...

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