McDonald’s wi-fi

In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox.  It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a “free” account.  …

Online ComputerHelp Store

Let's hope this second attempt goes better than the first!  I'm tempted to call the items "old junk," but there are some almost-new things, too.  Besides, one's man's junk is another man's treasure. I've barely started with the inventory, but here's what I've got so far:  nashvillecomputerhelp.com/shop

Vegetable garden 2010

Hopefully, this third time is the charm!  It has begun.  See pictures, below.  Click to zoom in (twice to zoom in 100%): The white "fence" in bed #1 is for the peas to cling to once they start growing.  The real fence in the background of the first picture is what I eventually finished last …

Waiting

I went to a pre-employment drug screening this morning.  Last week, I had interviewed for an IT instructor position.  Had to give a mock class, and everything.  I chose the subject of “securing your home wireless network.”  It was fun.  Anyway, no, I haven't been hired ... yet.  They require this test before even thinking …

Support LinkTV

This is a great network not bought and paid for by large corporate interests.  It's available through Dish Network and DirecTV and at http://www.linktv.org. I've recently recorded and watched "Apology of an Economic Hitman" and "The Corporation."  Both are excellent documentaries exposing the dirty little secrets of "business as usual." I also regularly watch Al …

New cell phone

Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone.  The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes.  Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes.  Just last month I had to increase my allowed minutes from 300 to 450 because …

Happy Spring!

I am sooooo glad winter is over ... here in Nashville, anyway.  I'm also glad we're not getting any flooding like North Dakota.  Now, I need to make up for last year in my vegetable garden.  Last year was a wash-out because of the late freeze warnings, combined with my back and knee problems. Speaking …