Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The Great Eire Canal
11:06 pm edt
I've read some books about the building of the Eire Canal.
I recently joined a Facebook page that has daily postings with pictures of it now and all sorts of historical stuff.
It's amazing to think that they built it by hand and with horses being
essential to the movement of materials.
There is also some great architecture.
Monday, October 25, 2021
How Fast Is It?
11:47 pm edt
I have faster upload and download speeds like never before
after upgrading to a high speed modem with Comcast.
I don't watch a lot of video so it's hard to say about the speed. Things seem to move along quicker,
but it's all relative. It's the early stage here.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Don't Get This
6:47 pm edt
Some expressions come out of nowhere and gain popularity.
In recent years, we have seen people saying "you got this" way too many times for almost any challenge facing an
individual. People mean well when they say it, but it's overused.
I recently saw a greeting card that has incorporated it into a message promoting encouragement.
It was only a matter of time before the card industry monetized it.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Nobody Can Predict Life
2:01 pm edt
Financial planners are all over the radio stations I
listen to. They all try to sell their services to consumers. Some are better than others.
One ad recently had the principle saying that they are young and will
be around for a long time to watch over their accounts.
Why would anyone say that? Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. We all hope to make it to the
next day, but life is very fragile and can take bad turns at any moment.
I hope his investment advice is better than his projection about life span.
Friday, October 22, 2021
A New Connection
11:36 pm edt
I upgraded my internet access with a high speed modem
My first computer in 1998 used a dial-up modem before
switching to a DSL line.
It was good in its time, but so much slower than everything out there now.
I have a landline which I use to connect to the DSL modem. If I cancel
my account, I'll save over $900 annually.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
That 20 Mile Radius
11:10 pm edt
I was looking at a map app that allowed for setting up
a radius from a specific point.
It's very interesting to see what a 20 mile radius looks like. It incorporates a lot of towns and
cities in many cases, although in some states it's just part of a larger area.
Sometimes, a mile away from one's location can feel like a distant place.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
11:16 pm edt
I just did a little research about the stuff that goes
to landfills after reading some literature from an environmental group. There is a huge problem with recycling all types of
The statistics they used were from 2017. It's interesting
to see how they come up with their numbers.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Less Change Needed
11:52 pm edt
I found an old NYNEX calling card today in a draw. It
goes back to the mid 1980's when New England Telephone merged with others and was renamed.
It was a great convenience to have this in my wallet. If I needed to
make a toll call away from home, I could just pull out this card at a pay phone and avoid needing a pocket-full of change.
They would just bill me.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Keys Are Extra
11:59 pm edt
People leave behind all sorts of things at airports.
For some reason at Philadelphia International, ten cars were left for over two years. Nobody ever returned for them. How did
they get there?
They will be sold at an auction. The only problem is
that they have not been started because there no keys and can't be driven away.
I'm sure someone will buy them.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
11:55 pm edt
I replaced the batteries in my smoke and CO2 detectors.
It's always a good thing to do wherever you live.
Later, I stopped at Home Depot because I like going there and checking things out. They had a huge
display of detectors and batteries. They know it's that time of the year to check those things.
Friday, October 15, 2021
No Device Advice
9:25 pm edt
Whenever I post to this website, I use my desktop computer.
I have never tried it with my Galaxy Tablet. It's easier to use a keyboard.
It's always interesting to see the difference in some apps when they are viewed
on different devices.
Who ever thought this would be a point of discussion?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
11:30 pm edt
I was wondering why I couldn't login to one of my credit
cards that I hadn't used in a couple of years.
The inability to get a response on a password reset lead to a call about my account.
It seems it was canceled last November because of inactivity. I no
longer have a valid account or card.
a good idea to use a card occasionally just to show activity to avoid cancellation.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Nothing To Show
11:34 pm edt
I had some scheduled service done on my Toyota Corolla
today at the local dealership.
The lot was filled with cars, but many were used. The showroom didn't have much. The salesman said they expected some cars in a
There is a shortage of them.
Monday, October 11, 2021
11:23 am edt
A motorist was struck and killed by a metal object in
the road the other day while on vacation. He had just landed in Boston, along with his wife. They were headed to New Hampshire
in their rental car when something fell off a truck.
It was a very freak accident that could happen to any of us. I'm always careful around vehicles that
are hauling things or have a covered load.
You never know when things can go wrong.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Filling Air Time
10:57 pm edt
The Sunday Night Football game has been delayed by over
45 minutes because of torrential rain and threat of lightning,
At what point do they make a decision to play? It must be driving the television people
crazy. They have all this air time to fill without wondering if viewers are switching channels.
They are showing a lot of great highlights from today's games.