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40,000 Acres

Penny and I have had a running joke about owning 40,000 acres of land for years.  It started due to a misunderstanding about the amount of land we were discussing as being acceptably large to qualify for a fine home … Continue reading

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Klondike Challenge Conquered

After months of adding up walking and hiking mileage, I surpassed the 500 mile mark to complete the Klondike Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Jack London State Historic Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of author … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Songs

Many popular Christmas songs have been re-recorded numerous times. Do an Amazon MP3 search for some of the more popular ones and you might find more than one thousand listed. But there can only be one best rendition.  Here is … Continue reading

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Pomodoro One

Since November 2015 I’ve been working from home.  Though working from home has been a theoretical option for years, this is the first time I’ve taken the plunge and done it exclusively. So far, things have turned out well, despite … Continue reading

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The Klondike Challenge

I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to checklists and challenges.  One of my favorite things about hiking (other than the hike itself) is logging my hikes on one of my websites and seeing yet another trail marked … Continue reading

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Locking files for testing

Getting errors when trying to access locked files is a common situation that must be addressed by programs.  On Windows machines it’s fairly easy to replicate the scenario of a locked file using a simple technique that I picked up … Continue reading

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TP-Link Wifi Extender Light Woes

My new TP-Link wifi extender works great at extending the range of our home wifi setup. The home office downstairs unfortunately resides in a wifi dead spot given where our AT&T wifi access point had to be located. It’s inexpensive … Continue reading

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Welcome to My New Site

You might have noticed that my old personal website had gotten quite stale and needed to be updated.  Though I started the site to learn a bit about web programming, other projects have popped up since then that have drawn … Continue reading

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