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Joe Barrett
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Cord Cutting: Prototype
My proof of concept system turned out great.  I demonstrated to myself, at least, that I could bring in more channels than I could possibly want with an inexpensive antenna literally laid on a bed connected to a TV in an upstairs bedroom.  My signal from AB...
Cord Cutting: Prototype
Cord Cutting: Prototype
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Verizon - Tegna Spat -- Cable Cutting?
This past December 31st, sometime in the late afternoon the CBS signal carried by Verizon FIOS replaced the CBS feed with a looping "commercial" giving Verizon's side of a corporate dispute between themselves and Tegna a corporation that owns at least three...
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A friend recently asked me my thoughts on mutual fund investing, seeking advice on how to build a portfolio.  Rather than just give him some notes, I choose to right a post so that anyone can see my approach.  It's certainly not perfect.  I strive for simpl...
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Happy Birthday, Littlest One!
Birthday cards have sure changed.  When I was growing up, my parents would give me a card, without failure, every year on my birthday.  I rarely really wanted a hallmark card, they all said the same thing, a good message, but the same.  A few of them surviv...
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Framing and Matting
Information in this post is old news to anyone who knows how to mat pictures, but they are things I needed to learn and don't want to forget. Cut With Finished Side Away From Moving Tool When cutting mats, the sliding cutting tool needs to not touch the fin...
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My Mother
I started this piece very shortly after Mom passed away.  It was hard too write and even harder to revisit to actually finish it up.  I can't say I have reread the whole piece, but I think it's ok, and I want to share it with some people who have been impor...
My Mother
My Mother
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2013: Necrotizing Pancreatitis
A little bit more than a year ago, I had a health crisis that could easily have been the literal death of me. I want to share some of my experience during the event, though I can but hope to do it justice. The event began in late August 2013 when abdominal ...
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J&S Travel Memory Books A few years back I discovered photo books as a way to make my images from travels a powerful tool for bolstering my memory and enjoyment of vacations and other trips.  Before that, I had taken pictures, often printed some of them, lo...
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Creating a Flickr Account
I use Flickr to display my favorite pictures and occasionally in support of group projects.  Those group projects sometimes require new accounts to be setup by people who may be a bit confused by the process.  This post is intended as a walk though of the a...
Creating a Flickr Account
Creating a Flickr Account
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What the Heck Royal Caribbean?
I've been on several Royal Caribbean cruises.  Generally been very happy with them, thrilled even, a few bumps, but I'm happy to book another cruise. I do have a bone to pick with their web site and technical support.  It seems my Crown and Anchor Society a...
What the Heck Royal Caribbean?
What the Heck Royal Caribbean?
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