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{ Monthly Archives } February 2012


I’m discovering a lot of little things now that I’m not preoccupied with work. For example:  Walking a short dog isn’t a very effective aerobic workout.

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A good idea

Over the years I’ve had a number of “good ideas.”  Some of them haven’t worked out so well.  For example, around 1970, our family spent Christmas in Southern California.  Cool, huh?  Ocean beaches, LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills.  Except that’s not what my family meant by Southern California.  We spent Christmas in Blythe, on the Arizona […]

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What’s a small government libertarian to do?

I’d really like to vote for a small govenment libertarian in the presidential election, but I’m pretty sure I won’t.  There certainly aren’t any running for the Republican Party nomination.  (OK, there’s Ron Paul, but I guess I don’t count him since he isn’t really a Republican and won’t be around at the end in […]


Sometimes deciding where to go is the hardest part

It snowed in the Ratlands yesterday.  Snow is quite the dilemma for a short dog.

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Quotes of the Day; visual aid edition

I couldn’t decide which of these I wanted to use, so I’m using them all. Generational Decay Steady Hand at the Helm Overturning Ballot initiatives Options are good    


More “Wow”

I don’t know if you’re aware, but 3D printing has been around for a few years now. 3D printers move back and forth over the printing surface like a regular ink jet printer would, only instead of spraying a bit of ink on a piece of paper, they squirt (the official term appears to be […]

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Car Radio

The Silicon Graybeard has a fascinating post on the invention of the car radio.  Not only is the story interesting, the follow-up on the men involved, and what they went on to do is pretty cool. As an aside, he talks about Galvin’s “battery eliminator” which allowed home radios to run on AC current.  My […]

It snowed last night

I would cry for you,

but real men don’t. I was going to save this for an autopost later in the week, but it was just too good not to share.

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Nerve repair

If this pans out… American scientists believe a new procedure to repair severed nerves could result in patients recovering in days or weeks, rather than months or years. The team used a cellular mechanism similar to that used by many invertebrates to repair damage to nerve axons. Wow. (via GeekPress)

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