Category Archives: News

A Fresh Start

Welcome back!  And, to those of you newly following since I was mentioned in the BBC article, welcome! I’ve been taking a break for the better part of two months.  I hope and trust that everyone had a happy and … Continue reading

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201st Post

I meant to do something special last time, for my 200th post to the blog, but completely forgot.  Instead, in celebration of the 201st posting (this one), and partly due to a ridiculous degree of sleep deprivation, I’ll be leaving … Continue reading

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Hot Enough For You?

We here on the East Coast are looking at another brief heat wave, with temperatures reaching into the mid- to upper-nineties, and humidity doing the same. (I very much envy you Southwest Desert types, with your dry heat.  The desert … Continue reading

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I Normally Eschew Predictions…

But… Especially in light of the s**t-show that was the Republican Convention last week, and looking where I feel far too many people in this country want things to go… This is probably far more accurate than I really care … Continue reading

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Equipment, Part 1

As promised, I intend to take a look or two at some equipment over the coming months.  I hope to be rather tongue-in-cheek about it all, while still providing accurate reviews, the better to decide for yourselves whether the stuff … Continue reading

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A New Year

Welcome back!  It’s a new year, and it’s shaping up to be a doozy.  We’ve got presidential primaries and elections coming up. There’s a quasi-armed rebellion in Oregon. The weather is being extremely unpredictable. Overseas events are–well, not generally looking … Continue reading

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As Was Mentioned Earlier

Yes, it’s the silly season.  In addition to the domestic chaos I mentioned last week, the news of late has been full of–well, let’s just say, there’s not enough facepalm in the world. It’s been fascinating, in a train-wreck sort … Continue reading

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