I’m Sick And Tired Of Hearing Politicians Say Follow The Data

I'm fairly sure it's a conspiracy but since no one else is warning you, I feel that it’s my duty to warn you about the highly toxic nature of tomatoes. We’re all fortunate that tomatoes are becoming less toxic over time but their deadly nature cannot be denied. Of...

Can A Love Of Reading Be Considered A Secret Advantage?

If you were to ask me what my professional secret advantage is, I would say I love reading. Seems to be a strange thing to brag about.  After all, almost all of us can read. The fact that you are reading this post says you can read but do you enjoy it? When you need...

What’s The Infinity Mirror Aspect Of The Internet And Why Is It Bad?

When you put two mirrors face to face you see thousands of identical images. That's an infinity mirror. You frequently see them in fun houses. How could that relate to the some of the darker aspects of the Internet? First, I need a really strong parable. Several...

From the Doghouse

A look at dogs having fun

Poser Gallery

My gallery of pictures I’ve created in Poser

Nature by Carol

A look at the less technical side of life

OTR Mobile, A Review

OTR Mobile, A Review

OTR Mobile is not the Internet solution you’re looking for and whatever you do, don’t expect any money back from them. At $60 a month, OTR Mobile seemed like a no brainer decision. they offered me as much as 10 mps, almost 7 times than what my archaic ADSL service...

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