Just Monkeying Around…

Today is Monkey Day, a day set aside to monkey around. It’s celebrated around the world by people acting like monkeys. The day is also intended to support and raise awareness of animal rights. Here’s some monkey stuff to celebrate (I like the monkey hat :)): 1. FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet Who […] Read more
Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Happy Violin Day to You…

Yep, it’s violin day. Hmmm. Guess I’ll celebrate – maybe a couple Kansas tunes? For fun, here’s a few fun violin related products. Enjoy! 1. Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, Read more
Mike & ASU Head Coach Bryan Harsin

The Prodigal Son Returns. Bryan Harsin

So, it’s true. Boise native, former player, and former offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin returns to become the head football coach at Boise State. Here’s my take (FWIW). When Coach Petersen was lured away to the University of Washington, my initial assumption was that former BSU coach Dirk Koetter, former BSU defensive coordinator Read more

Today is Poinsettia Day!

Today commemorates the day American botanist and ambassador Joel Roberts Poinsett died. He originally discovered the Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) in Southern Mexico. Poinsettias are traditionally used as a decorative flower during the Christmas season. Mexicans believe the plants represent the Star of Bethlehem, which is one reason for their Read more

10 Fun Things to do With Beer (Besides Drinking It)

This post was inspired by an article I read called “For What Ales You”. A bad pun is always worth repeating 1. Clean Copper Pots I wish I could try this, but we haven’t owned a copper bottom pot for years. Apparently, the mild acidity in beer is good for cleaning copper. Just pour a […] Read more

Common Craigslist Scams

Recently, I’ve been listing various items on Craigslist. I’ve been getting a lot of these replies: From: craigslist reply Re: item for sale Is the item still available? Email me at some-phoney-email-address@gmail.com Sent from my iphone One even went as far as far as including Sent from my HTC One(TM) X, an AT&T 4G LTE […] Read more
I wanna go faster, Daddy! Faster!

Why GoDaddy Hosting Rocks!

When I registered my first domain, it was with… GoDaddy. Not surprising, since GoDaddy has been the largest domain registrar for many, many years; and I think the majority of people who have that “I wonder if…” moment automatically think of GoDaddy first. I suppose having half naked girls in SuperBowl commercials hawking Read more

You Can Keep Your (Insurance Policy/Doctor), Can’t You?

I had it in my mind that I was going to avoid being too political, but I can’t help it now. Here’s a story… (By the way, I’m not going to use anyone’s name here. If you want to, you could do a couple searches and figure it out yourself, but it’s not my fault […] Read more

Curation Sucks! And, There is an Alternative

Seems like everyone is on the curation bandwagon, believing it is the be-all and end-all of online publishing. Well, I am going to explain just how stupid that line of thinking is. First of all, think about this. Almost everything that has ever been published on the web is curated content. Say what? You got […] Read more

5 Tips for Writing the Perfect Blog Post

Writing blog posts on a regular basis can be a pain in the *ss. Not everyone is a natural writer (I’m definitely not), and getting that perfect “flow” between paragraphs to create a great article is a formidable task. On top of that, just thinking of enough content to include in a post can be […] Read more
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8 Secrets to Success in Life and Work

This was sent to me in PDF form by an internet marketer who goes by the name Peter Sz. I took the liberty of changing the layout and some of the text. In 1997, when author Michael Jeffreys was prepping for an upcoming book, he took the time to  personally interview 15 top motivational experts. […] Read more

Tips for Using Time Stamps in ILE RPG

Some notes regarding timestamps. Defining a Timestamp A timestamp is stored as a 26 character field. But, the system looks at it as a special data type and enforces the rules it has set up for timestamps. The format for a timestamp is is YYYY-MM-DD-HH.MM.SS.XXXXXX (Year-Month-Day-Hour.Minute.Second.Milliseconds). An example would be Read more
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