US Internet continues to be a problem, especially for small businesses, it’s a total ripoff. First up you have to deal with the sales charlatans, reading from a script, clueless about the technology. Todays first email included this classic: “I wanted to clear something up before processing the order. The quote was is for 50M which is 50 megabit not megabyte as I had stated earlier. “ CenturyLink VAR. Typically though, retail/consumer internet is sold as Mb(megabits), while it’s uncommon for commercial internet to be sold as MB(megabytes), it can be. After all, they sell you on a different class of … Continue reading Do you want bytes with that?
Soccer memories from Hemel Hempstead 1972-1974 This post deals with my soccer years. If you have any memory of the team players, games, any additional pictures etc. please leave a comment, use the contact form or get in touch. I’m … Continue reading Hemel Lads or Hemelads?
When I first started using the web in 1996 there were few search websites, and those that existed used to be slow and return poor quality results. Back in the late 1990’s the best web search engine was actually little more than a list of websites, with a simple search. Here is Yahoo from 1996, 1997. Google has changed everything. They’ve also become one of the worlds biggest data mining companies, collect data about what you search for, what you read as a result of that search and so much more information. In addition, google searches often return results, the … Continue reading Search: Everything new is old again
I’ve really stopped blogging as I didn’t want this blog to just become another place on the internet full of rants about the failings of Trump administration. In my drafts folder I have 33 posts, most of them finished, about … Continue reading Voting Systems – The Cherry and the Cream – ES&S
Greetings from Austin When I lived in Austin, Texas, my home was a block and a half from “Roadhouse Relics“, a neon art, sign shop owned by Todd Sanders. On the south side of the store, on an outside of … Continue reading A Mural for Louisville
I’m not sure I accept the need for actual “slums”, but I definitely agree with the general proposal that cities need to “age in place”, both the people and the buildings. Gentrification has it’s place, but only when nothing else … Continue reading Cities Need Slums?
Louisville is about to get its final two marijuana retail stores, at least until the council allows even more stores. The city council will decide on Tuesday September 1st if the current applications meet the need of the city, and … Continue reading Louisville is about to get its final two marijuana retail stores
I’ve long wondered how US healthcare pays its bills? Sure they charge enormous amounts for everything, and Americans through workplace provided insurance pay the highest prices for their insurance. But, at least most places I’ve lived, and here in Colorado … Continue reading Will COVID-19 Push US Healthcare over the edge?
I’ve been having a Summer love affair, Donna Summer that is. While I’ve been doing a lot of vinyl to digital conversion and recording, and setting up my CTProduced.com blog where I’m going to look at the work and production of Creed Taylor, I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz. A lot. Kate scored us 2x tickets for the Donna Summer musical. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it, but if nothing else, it reminded me how upbeat and joyful true dance music is. Disco will… never be over. It will always live in our minds and hearts. Something like this, … Continue reading Summer Love
I have a dream… I can’t possibly understand the importance and significance of Martin Luther King Jr, but I do understand that the struggle and injustice he represented was real, and is just as relevant today as it was when … Continue reading MLK Day – The Wonder Years