Observation

Oct Rain

Hey, it’s raining in Dallas (Frisco)! It looked for awhile that the best of the rain would stay West but it has slowly creeped far enough East to give my yard a long awaited drink of fresh water. The lake behind the house filled back up to the overflow so that is good. The skies remain gray and there is slow drizzle from time to time. Just perfect for the yard. I may have to...

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The High Cost of Staying Connected

I enjoy using my little Asus EeePC Netbook. If you are not sure what a Netbook is, Google the term and you will find a lot of information I do not need to explain. Let me just say it can be a low cost, albeit low power access to the internet for email, casual browsing and some text editing. I can do some picture editing with Adobe Elements. It is a fact that the Netbook...

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North Central Texas Wildlife

I know most of the city-bread readers of this blog have a different idea what the Dallas Texas wildlife might be all about.  The attached pictures show a considerably different type of wildlife a little farther west in north central Texas,  near a tiny town named Cross Plains. The pictures were taken on motion detection cameras at feeding stations on a ranch located just several miles south of Cross Plains.  (32° 0’54.31″N,  99°10’43.01″W,  Front Gate) ...

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Larry the Cable Guy

Time Warner Cable pulled a fast one a few months ago. I have been using their cable service or their predecessor’s service since I moved into the house. I just had the basic cable plan (no cable box) but could get a few scattered HD channels that were paired alongside the standard definition versions. Also with the high numbered digital channels available on the new TV sets above the old broadcast group (the low numbers)...

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