FYI

Filters

My furnace, actually an electric heat pump, wasn’t keeping up to holding temperature too well. Checked filter. Oops… went a bit too long. Reminder to others, check your filter now. Very dirty filters will definitely reduce system efficiency (higher operating cost) and could damage equipment. Don’t put it off. Also don’t run without filters if you have a heat pump or air conditioning in your system. A few days won’t hurt but all season could...

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Ramblin’ Dan’s BBB & Schmear Sandwich

The BBB stands for Bacon, Baloney, Bagel and well, Schmear is Philly Cream Cheese. After a hard morning casting and polishing silver,  I realized it was after 1:00PM and I was a bit hungry. So I scouted around in the frig. I knew I was out of sandwich bread but there must be something I could substitute. I spied two bagels looking awfully lonely in there.  In the meat drawer was equally lonely looking pre...

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Magic of RSS

I may not have explained this. The column on the right of this page is titled “More Posts”.  Located here are four other blog/websites where I express my thoughts and describe what I am doing. Ramblin’ Dan may look like it isn’t being attended but that lack of action usually indicates I am off publishing in these other areas. Actually there are several more blog/websites I maintain that are not on this short list. I only...

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Bad Science

I used to enjoy learning new things by watching “educational” programs on the TV. Channel 13 was my all time favorite. With the advent of cable “pay TV” a lot more of this type of educational material became accessible. Many production companies became dedicated to producing real science and engineering learning programs. I was in intellectual heaven. However, I have become quite peeved. The entertainment factor has overcome good science. The History Channel is the...

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