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Merry Christmas 2019!

Been posting too much of the negative. Complainers and Big Brother. Not total doom and gloom, but I want to be more positive. HA! Christmas is a good time to start. On this day a savior was born. Joy to the world. The list goes on…

Why wait until New Years… I can start now with resolutions.

Here is a Christmas tree I 3D printed. Not an original design by yours truly, but it reminded me of the lighted porcelain trees we have around the house at Christmas. 

Most of my time is spent on creative projects, making things. Enjoying what I can do […] Continue reading » Merry Christmas 2019!

Big Brother, can you spare a dime?

The MAC mini used here just did an OS upgrade to Catalina Version 10.15.2. Don’t know if that is good or a possible problem. Nothing seems amiss, so I will assume it is good.

I have a friend who is suspicious of upgrades these days. Sometimes they seem to cause as many issues as they claim to resolve. I don’t pretend to be expert in personal computer OS developments. I do think both Apple and Windows are far too involved with managing my life as well as my computer.

I don’t see that type of lifestyle control in the […] Continue reading » Big Brother, can you spare a dime?

Privacy and Marketing – A Blanket Statement

Targeted Marketing

An “RD rant” about the ever-present and overwhelming amount of targeted marketing on electronic entertainment media such as cable TV, and SPAM email sent to me on my computer.

I would disconnect my cable TV if it were not for my spouse who somehow can tolerate the constant barrage of all the things that must be purchased to improve our lives.

I am sooo tempted to change my email address and “go dark” except for my closest and most trusted friends. All two of them… Ha!

I realize marketing is a necessary evil in a consumer driven Capitalist […] Continue reading » Privacy and Marketing – A Blanket Statement

Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

I am certain that widespread urban and suburban “Drone Package Delivery” is a system that will never be implemented. It is an urban legend/myth that is perpetuated only for its publicity factor.

Technically, it is possible. So is the flying car. They are both in the same category. Technically possible, feasibly impossible.

Imagine a kid running out the front door, smacking into a drone hovering a few feet off the ground with sharp knife blades at eye level spinning at 20,000 RPM. (The propeller lift system)

It is also (at present) a one package per trip system. Drone size is dictated and limited by fixed and […] Continue reading » Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

Logitech K780 Keyboard

K780 and M720

Just received and installed my newest keyboard. A Logitech (of course) (most are pretty good). Model K780

This keyboard is wireless. That is the main attraction for me. Next it is able to connect to multiple devices (3 to be exact). The best part of that, the connection can be either Bluetooth or USB 2.4GHz dongle. The best part of THAT… is it can be any combination or all of either.

Most Logitech multiple connect keyboards can only connect to one USB dongle and the other connections must be Bluetooth. In my opinion, this is the only keyboard they […] Continue reading » Logitech K780 Keyboard