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Getting Things Done (GTD) With Amazing Marvin

Getting Things Done by David Allen describes a framework for personal productivity. There are numerous web sites, blogs, and the book itself that will go into detail about the framework, and how to set up your own system using many different tools.  This post isn’t that.  This post is to document how I have set […]

Vacation in Germany, 2002

In moving photos from various places to Google Photos, I discovered I had written up our vacation to Germany in 2002, using the technology of the time. I’ve ported that information here, with some update for current content management, and photos hosted at Google instead of on the same hard drive. Our Vacation, 2002 It […]

SF Online Bookstores

Some online bookstores that specialized in science fiction, referred by Nicola Griffith writing Keep the money in the family on Charlie Stross’ blog. http://weightlessbooks.com/ http://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/ http://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/  

Label Printing

This is mostly a note to myself in the future, the current solution to the never ending problem of how to print mailing labels.  It shouldn’t be this hard… Export the addresses to be used from Google Contacts to an Outlook style csv file Open http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-&-Software/Software/Avery-Design–Print-Online.htm Follow the prompts / wizard to create the right […]

Putty SSH PPK

Geek alert – this post is largely for personal future reference on a geeky topic, how to set up private key authentication with the PuTTY terminal emulator program. Other posts with instructions to use puttygen and where to put private/public key data are correct.  Google “putty ppk” for pointers to some of those. The issue […]

Heather Dale House Concert – 2012-07-20

We’ve done this before, and liked it.  So we’ll do it again! Heather Dale is a Canadian recording artist who cheerfully side-steps the sterotypes for both folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers. Heather fuses traditional stories with a healthy mix of Celtic folk, world music and rock influences, and she excels at finding modern themes within […]

Free Kindle eBook Searches

I love my Kindle.  I had a Kindle 2 until it died, and Amazon’s customer support was great about trying to fix it, and then giving me a good deal on a Kindle 3.  Now I also have a Kindle Fire.  And I use Kindle Reader Apps on Windows and iOS platforms. There are many […]

Test post from iOS

This post is a test. It is only a test. If it were real there would be content here that might be meaningful to someone. Posted from my iPod Touch.

House Concert – Heather Dale, June 24 2011

We’ve done this once before, and had a good time.  So we’ll try it again, and see if we can get a bigger audience than the first time! Heather Dale is a Canadian recording artist who cheerfully side-steps the sterotypes for both folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers. Heather fuses traditional stories with a healthy mix […]

What a stupid system.

It’s time again in the US for the annual ritual of Open Benefits Enrollment, where employees register, pick, and choose from the benefits offered to them by their employer.  What a stupid system. My preparation complaint – why does each company choose their own schedule for this activity?  Few households with 2 employed adults have […]