Product Reviews

It's a Christmas Miracle!

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

If you’ve ever strung lights on a Christmas tree, you know how frustrating a job it can be.  Christmas lights take a lesson from the trailer lights that never seem to want to work.  I think I’ve spent the equivalent of two years of my life searching for that ONE freeking bulb that is causing […]

Save A Buck..or Several Hundred

Save A Buck..or Several Hundred

For most of my life I’ve had better than 20/20 vision.  It came in handy when I was a flight instructor many years ago, and it sure helped out as a photographer!  Eventually, my eyesight began to deteriorate because of a condition that infects countless other poor souls:  Old age.  At first it wasn’t too […]

A Few Good Apps

A Few Good Apps

I haven’t posted any iPhone app reviews for quite some time so I thought I should catch up a bit. InstaMapper: If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ve probably seen the posts about my trips to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  I try to get […]

Say Hello To My Little Friend!

Say Hello To My Little Friend!

Well, the mid-term elections are finally over.  I’ll admit that I’m a fairly conservative Republican so, in my view, the election was good to us in Wisconsin.  We managed to go from all blue to all red.  Republicans took over control of the Governor’s office, the state Assembly, and the state Senate.  It’s a glorious […]

I'm Back And I'm Bad

I’m Back And I’m Bad

You might have noticed that I’ve not posted anything new for almost a month.  The primary reason for this is that this is my busiest season at work and I simply didn’t have time.  I also just wanted a bit of a break.  I’ve gotten to the point now that I have tons of things […]

Oprah, Ooma; Ooma, Oprah

Oprah, Ooma; Ooma, Oprah

About a month ago I posted here about dropping my traditional landline phone and switching to a VoIP (Voice Over IP) service.  Specifically, I signed up with Ooma.  You might recall, Ooma is a VoIP service provider with a different plan:  You pay a bit more for the equipment but the basic service is free.  […]

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

In today’s world many people are ditching their traditional landline phone service in favor of cell phones.  I’m an old fogie though, and while I live and die by my iPhone, I still think my home phone is necessary.  I refuse to carry my cell phone with me 24/7 so on the frequent occasions when […]

A Fistful Of Apps

A Fistful Of Apps

I’ve been using my iPhone for about three months now.  In this time I’ve already aquired about 83 apps.  That number should probably be a bit higher seeing as I’ve deleted several apps that I just didn’t like.  Most of these 83 apps are only used sporatically, however, there are a few I use on […]

Come Join The Dark Side

Come Join The Dark Side

For the past year and a half my cell phone of choice was a Blackberry Curve from U.S. Cellular.  The Curve is a great phone and does pretty much everything you need from a smartphone.  The problem is, while it does it all, it doesn’t do it with style.  The Blackberry will get you from […]

Poop In A Can

Poop In A Can

This week’s Amazon.com product is:  Insta Poop Turd in a Can. Yep, you read that right, Insta Poop, Turd in a Can.  Personally, I have no problem at all generating all the poop I could ever use.  In fact, there are those that believe I’m quite full of crap.  For those of you that come […]