It is with a sad heart that I tell you that Chelsea has left us today at the age of 12+. She had a good long life, we did all we could for her.
Due to increasing health problems and old age, we had to help her to go to the Rainbow Bridge.
Chelsea was a 6 month old pup when we rescued her from the local animal control, scheduled to be put down the next day.
Chelsea, we miss you. Say hello to Spanky, Precious, Macy, and Santana for us.
I run a software company. I have for over 20 years. Once in awhile, someone will ask me what my “net worth” is. I have to respond, “It depends on whether you value intellectual property”.
Intellectual property, IP, would be things my software company owns or has rights to such as Galactic Civilizations or Start8 or our websites and our patents and trademarks. How much are they worth? It depends.
There are a number of ways of valuing intellectual property. If the...
So I finally got a Tesla.
Some of my friends were surprised I didn’t get one earlier. I have a 20kw solar array that provided more than 100% of my electrical needs. So why didn’t I get a Tesla when they first started coming out? The short answer: I didn’t think they were practical at the time.
When the Roadster came out in 2009, it’s theoretical 240 miles (realistic, 190 mile) range wasn’t far enough for me to do serious distance yet. Remember, in ...
Just a couple of hours ago I saw a post saying WindowBlinds 10.09 Beta was available. Went to the store and downloaded it. Now I come back and the post is no longer there. Did something go awry? Even checked 'my replies' and it isn't there either.
It happens once every 633.7 days or 1.7 years and is 1/129,600,000 of our solar system's 225 million year sojourn around the galactic center. Get your party hats peeps and paaaarty haaaardy!
In no particular order.
If the Roomba would just empty its bin on its own, it would be a completely autonomous vacuum system. I wish there was an AI bot that could just block posts and messages from friends when they’re about politics. I don’t care which monster you want to support. You’re still supporting a monster. There are not enough bike paths to my office here in Canton/Plymouth Michigan. Nothing reminds you of your mortality like having a car zip past you going 5...
I recently picked up a Roomba and am amazed at how far they have come.
Like many people, I followed the original release of the Roomba robotic vacuum it seemed kind of like a toy at the time. No more. It’s for real.
Right now, my office building spends about $1,600 a month on cleaning. Now, vacuuming isn’t the main thing they do but it is a significant part of what they do. It is tempting to just buy three high end Roombas (one per floor) and let them go and se...
I know my Subscription needs to be renewed, but I seem not to be able to sign in. Is that why?
Enough of hacking and hackers. There’s no end to it in sight.
There’s something amazing about photography, though. Want some great wallpapers? Well you can get them at National Geographic…even the winners of the annual contest.
They come only in 1600 x 1200 for desktops, but there are Tablet and Phone walls available with each picture.
You may not like the walls, as they come with NatGeo advertising at the bottom, but you can’t help but love the photos.
So, some b...
When running an Internet business, trust is one of the most valuable commodities a business has. That’s why I was so surprised to discover that Teleflora seems to operate on what appears to be an unscrupulous business model.
For my wife’s parent’s big wedding anniversary she ordered this:
What they actually got was this:
Besides the fact that it only had a handful of the roses, the most ridiculous part is that the little white flowers they included rather than th...
Remember them. It’s about those great activities we’re all doing with the ones we love, today…and it’s about so much more.
Let’s be grateful…my dad would always put a paper plate with a hot dog and a beer at an empty place at the table on this day. When I was old enough to be curious, I asked why. He told me…and I never forgot.
Thank them this day, for all the other days.
Ben Willmore did LightroomCC: The Complete Guide about a month ago, and next he’ll be teaching PhotoshopCC.
Ben’s a great instructor, and this will be a three week course as well. It will be (if I can use LightroomCC as a guide), an hour to two hour lesson every day, which will repeat during the day and then the week’s lessons will repeat over the weekend. I think.
ANyway, the lessons will be free and if you purchase anytime access, you’ll get files and co...
One of my favorites…Morley Safer. Forty six seasons on 60 Minutes. He was due to retire and that was announced just last week.
He was born in Toronto…earned a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2009. He also collected 12 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, two George Polk Memorial Awards and the Paul White Award from the the Radio/Television News Directors Association.
It was one helluva career…he even caused change of the Army’s R...
wow, so much love and understanding from all of you!
I wanted to quote and answer each comment individually however I keep getting that message that my comments aren't "sucessful" so..
I just loved those pictures of Angel and Dazza! Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Starkers for sharing. how sweet and precious with those babies! Toby was a cutie...I guess it's getting close to time to consider another fur baby to adopt.
I'm not giving up Nidhogg-123, &n...