Apple Patent Wars

Apple is working quite successfully to ban the import of HTC products in the United States.  This is just another saga in the ongoing patent wars between Apple, Microsoft, and the Android crowd.  Aside from the fact that the delayed import of Android devices is annoying, its disappointing to me in other aspects. I’m actually … Read more

Quote of the Week

With all of the ridiculous legislation that education is facing in the United States, I cannot foresee this country turning out many more great thinkers.  If we do, they will be privately educated where those institutions have the ability to truly challenge students’ thinking. The aim of public education is not to fill the young … Read more

Quote of the Week

I love deadlines, especially the whooshing sound they make as they go by.   -Douglas Adams Who isn’t this relevant to?  Sometimes we just can’t meet deadlines or follow through with our promises.  Its time to fret about this less and move on.

Favorite Android Launcher

Part of buying an Android smartphone is, at least partially, accepting whatever modifications the manufacturer has made to the Android operating system.  However, if you don’t care for their modified version, you can change a lot of the appearance through different launchers.  A launcher on Android is the homescreen(s) and app drawer as well as … Read more

Quote of the Week

Go live your life folks.  Get off the computer and embrace the world. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover  … Read more

Quote of the Week

This week my quote is much more than a quote, its a decent excerpt from Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.  I find it especially relevant with all the lies we hear during election season. The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, because the vast masses of a … Read more

Chickens Are In The Coop

Checking out the perches. We finally moved the chickens from their indoor abode to their comfortable new setting outside.  I had a couple final touches to do on Saturday but they’re moved for now.  Unfortunately…  We have some reconstruction to do on it.  We’re actually going to make it taller.  So in the mean time, … Read more

What to Feed the Chickens

Since taking on a flock of chickens, I’ve been pretty curious just what I can feed my birds.  Sure, there’s store bought feed but I want the strong healthy yolks and solid whites of a farm yard chicken egg.  While I intend on letting my chickens free range under my supervision, I have still been … Read more

Torrent Protection

*UPDATE* This has become, by far, the most popular post on my site.  Thank you for all of the interest.  In the time since I originally wrote this in 2007, the BitTorrent and Peer to Peer landscape has changed substantially.  PeerGuardian is no longer considered safe.  MoBlock does not work either.  For your own personal … Read more