Category Archives: technology

Not Much of a Lawn Boy

May 21, 2022 I have never particularly enjoyed yardwork. I mow the yard weekly in season, hand-rake and mulch the leaves once or twice per year, almost never edge or string trim, and viciously assault the greenery on occasion as … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pastimes

December 5, 2020 Wendy and I are concluding the ninth month of a contracted lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. I expect we face at least six more months of daily masking, distancing, and hand hygiene at work. We’re probably going … 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.┬áBut, 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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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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