Month: May 2011

Another Memorial Day is upon us. If you happen to be somewhere nice enough to be outside, then you are most likely enjoying it. Others, those trapped inside, are either chatting on-line or watching a series “all day marathon” or one of the seemingly countless WWII movies which every other station saves for just such holidays. I used to enjoy watching them when I was a child and they were “new to me.” Many of those movies have “The Duke” staring in them, so you cannot be an American without liking them, but lately, I’ve begun wondering what they left out. Recently, I finished watching “The Pacific”. I watched most of it with my father and was shocked at how much they left out. They didn’t leave it out, they…

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I cannot tell you the number of times per week I’m contacted by pimps working for consulting firms which are willingly and knowingly breaking federal labor laws. The lower the grasp of the English language, the more intent they are on committing the crime. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do about it. The first thing you can do is direct their attention to the illegal alien wage calculator: http://www.flcdatacenter.com/OesWizardStart.aspx After you choose a location and a code from the list, it will tell you the absolute minimum you can pay a visa worker without instantly going to prison. Of course, this is the Utopian “you don’t have anybody else with a similar job title working for you” Utopia. They can’t be working on-site either. That means, when…

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I have seen this question asked a thousand times on-line. Almost nobody has a valid answer. You hear a lot of cheap basta’s asking if they can just add an external antenna…asking…you never hear from them again. Well, I finally bit the bullet. I needed to get a bit more range that I was getting with my current setup: http://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=24 so I finally bit the bullet. I logged onto TigerDirect.com and ordered:  A191-0012 AMPED HIGH POWER WI-FI SMART REPEATER MPN: SR150 This thing worked like a charm. I unhooked all my existing stuff leaving only the MBR-1000 turned on. Went into the house and installed this device in place of both the range extender and the 4-port hub. A quick connection via browser to the IP address printed on the…

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It’s funny how stories from one’s childhood pop up at odd times. Almost as funny as how most ten minute small talk conversations hop through at least seven topics before they end. Nobody knows why, they just do. During a recent small talk conversation I was reminded just how many people used to have whatever kind of license was needed to own and use dynamite when I was a kid. It seemed back then like you never had to go very far to find it. If you had a stump or rock that needed removal it was a lot easier and cheaper to buy $4 worth of dynamite than it was to burn the clutch out of your loader trying to dig that thing. Eventually, this conversation reminded me of…

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It never fails. The week before and after Earth Day brings a slew of tree killing junk mail hawking various alternative energy products and seminars. You would think these so called “green proponents” would at least choose to SPAM everyone instead of killing trees by the thousands. What I really wish is that the solar power crowd would focus on trying to get their products to a realistic quality instead of selling what they have. Nobody wants an expensive and dangerous system in there house which only cuts their energy costs by some tiny percent. Make no mistake, putting lead acid batteries in your non-ventilated basement is going to prove to be a real problem at some point. Yes, putting them in the attic near the ridge vent would be…

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