Author Archives: Granger Meador

About Granger Meador

I enjoy day hikes, photography, podcasts, reading, web design, and technology. My wife Wendy and I work in the Bartlesville Public Schools in northeast Oklahoma, but this blog is outside the scope of our employment.

Breaktime in Branson

January 6, 2019 | Slideshow | Photo Album For our Winter Break of 2018, Wendy and I opted to return to Branson for a few days after Christmas. The first semester of this school year was never a dull moment, … Continue reading

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iPads as televisions and a desktop computer DVR

December 23, 2018 I canceled my cable television subscription in early 2008. But, like most so-called cordcutters, I didn’t actually cut any cords. I retained what was then 5 megabit/second internet service over the same cable that had been providing television … Continue reading

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Treasures in my net

December 8, 2018 When I cast my net out into the world wide web, sometimes I see the welcome gleam of bits of treasure amidst the accumulated flotsam and jetsam. Facebook and other social media are polluted by poisonous politics, … Continue reading

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Climate controls

November 18, 2018 & UPDATED November 24, 2018 I’ve had climate on my mind this fall, since it played a role in three minor home improvement projects at Meador Manor. The workroom now has an exhaust fan, the faded portions … Continue reading

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A Revolution in Home Automation

November 3, 2018 We recently had a home automation revolution at Meador Manor, with Google Home devices vanquishing a number of Amazon Echo toys that had built up over the past two years. In the summer of 2016 Wendy gave … Continue reading

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Time for a break

October 18-20, 2018 Mid-October’s Fall Break in Oklahoma doesn’t coincide with our autumn colors, which don’t peak until late October and November. But it is still well-timed for us school folks, as we are ready for a respite after completing … Continue reading

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A Historical Trivia Challenge

September 23, 2018 Bartlesville is the seat of Washington County in northeast Oklahoma. The county is a north-south strip that is only about 10 miles wide and 40 miles long. The smallest county in the state, it lies along the … Continue reading

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