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Kids and TV

When I was a small kid, I had to worry about being able to change the TV station from channel 4 to channel 2. Or to channel 13. And how to get UHF. I just overheard my 5 year old son: “Grandma? Can you record that show?” I had to […]

The Mercedes Experience

Our Mercedes experience is less than perfect. In fact, a lot less than perfect. It is not an experience one wants to have if one can avoid it. We have the 2000 year model of ML320, the Mercedes SUV. Granted, it is a 7-year old car. But still, it is […]

Embedded Google maps

This is cool. A really easy way to embed Google maps. View Larger Map Geeky, I wonder when someone will come up with a WordPress plugin to take advantage of this? The only downside to inserting embedded iframe’s is that the TinyMCE editor blows up and dies for that post. […]

Stalin would be so proud

I love this statement. “For terrorists, travel documents are like weapons,” Chertoff said. “We do have a right and an obligation to see that those licenses reflect the identity of the person who’s presenting it.” Federal ID plan raises privacy concerns The government had the identity of each of […]

Dell XPS free motherboard exchange

Found out about this on Engadet this morning. This is cool: go here are read this and maybe this link too. Then go to and put in your XPS 700 service tag and sign up for the free motherboard exchange. I signed up early this morning. It’s a remarkable […]