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Progress

Sometimes progress is very welcome, sometimes, not. When things are modified, no matter what those “things” might be, sometimes it is good, sometimes, not so much. WordPress made some changes that made the job of writing blogs much easier for … Continue reading

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Maximum Cruise Range

Engineers love playing with numbers, equations, and graph paper. They like playing with lines, French curves, straightedges, and their triangles. From all of their frivolous number-crunching and sketching, sometimes they come up with specific useful information. They, the engineers, discuss … Continue reading

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Labor Day Computer Blast

It is Labor Day Weekend. A day of rest.  And there is no question—I really do need to take a break. For almost a month now, computer problems have beleaguered and hindered my progress preparing for school as well as … Continue reading

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Doing It the Old Fashioned Way

Well, I guess I have graduated from the School of Geekdom at the University of Hardknocks. Following this past week’s computer emergency, with the help of some friends, a couple of manuals, and the Internet, I was able to teach myself … Continue reading

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Manned Spaceflight Turns 50

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Space Program launched Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into a singular orbit around the Earth in their spacecraft, Vostok 1. The space race was on and Russia was in the lead, having flown an orbital … Continue reading

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Where is My Jetcar?

When the clocks ticked over from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000, everyone in the entire world collectively held their breath to see if all of the computers would crash. There had been a great deal written and published … Continue reading

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Death of the 9 to 5 Job?

Advances in technology influence all fields of industries from education to transportation and some even believe the days of the 9 to 5 job might be numbered.  As companies realize they can lower overhead costs, many have opted to allow … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Renting

In 1971, the cost of renting airplanes was expensive.  The sad truth about aircraft rental today is that it still remains too expensive.  Relatively speaking, it is more expensive than 35 years ago.  In 1971, a Cessna 150 cost $15 … Continue reading

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21st Century Thievery – Part Two

If you find yourself a victim of identity theft you must become immediately proactive in correcting the problem.  This is one time you do not want procrastinate.  Start fixing the problem and start on it now. If the theft was … Continue reading

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21st Century Thievery – Part One

Thieves have been a part of life since Biblical times and there appears to be little we can do about it.  When a friend or relative becomes the victim of crime, we help them the best we can, give thanks … Continue reading

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