From my childhood I recall that batteries often leaked and destroyed the equipment they were intended to power. I lost more than one toy to the corrosive nature of acid. Duracell, the copper top battery, arrived on the scene and forced manufacturers to up their games. Duracell offered two perks. Their battery life exceeded that […]
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My opinion which may not match yours.
The United States of America exists because of men and women who selflessly sacrificed for a cause in which they believed–the cause of freedom. Today we’ve become a nation divided between half who don’t vote and half split down the middle on the issues yet we all enjoy the privilege of speaking our minds, posting […]
Consideration, respect, and common courtesy seem to be missing elements in the current political landscape. My mailbox has seen its share of political advertisements and most are declarations of the opponent’s inability to intake oxygen. The glossy flyers warn about the mayhem and permanent damage a mouth-breathing knuckle-dragger might create if elected. The better ideas, […]
On September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB270 into law, enacting California’s 2015 ban on single-use plastic bags. The debate rages on how long it takes for plastic bags to decompose and whether plastic bags require more energy to produce than paper bags. One certainty is that shopping habits will change as the cost […]
Building reliable, secure web sites is not rocket science. Companies, organizations, and individuals do it all the time. Competent IT people manage the hidden functionality making those sites function. But healthcare.gov? That’s another story, which we, the American taxpayers, are funding. The week the website opened, I created my account. After 4 grueling hours, laced […]
Earlier this year my daughter Amanda and her adorable 8 pound puppy were attacked by an unrestrained pit bull. Amanda was not hurt, thankfully, but will likely have nightmares forever. Mabel is a tough little pup, and after multiple surgeries, she is slowly getting her groove back. I encounter well-behaved dogs on a regular basis. It […]