Author Archives: Robert Barron

Emergency Lessons – Scan All Family Photos

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the recent wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. In the aftermath of the 2017 Northern California Wildfires a local news site posted a poignant … Continue reading

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Emergency Lessons – Backup Your Computer To The Cloud

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the recent wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. More and more of our daily lives are recorded and tracked on our personal computers.  In … Continue reading

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Emergency Lessons – Store Containers of Water

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the recent wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. Not all emergencies call for getting out of town fast.  In some cases the emergency is … Continue reading

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Emergency Lessons – Segregate Important Documents

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the recent wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. When one has to evacuate in an emergency that is not the best time to decide … Continue reading

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Emergency Lessons – Review Your Go Bag

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the recent wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. Having a Go Bag is an important tool in being prepared for an emergency situation.  Equally … Continue reading

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Emergency Lessons – Have A Go Bag Packed And Ready

This article is one of a series of posts that emerged due to the recent wildfires that ravaged California wine country near our home. A Go Bag (also known as a bug out bag) is one of the primary tools … 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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Emergency Lessons Learned

Penny and I survived a bit of a scare with the recent wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties.  The closest fire came within 2 miles of the house and some evacuations about a half mile away.  But we never had … Continue reading

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Updating PyCharm and JRE

When updating your Python IDE PyCharm to the latest version you might run into an issue on older machines.  It looks like PyCharm will helpfully install a 64-bit JRE, but not a 32-bit version, even if you opt to include … Continue reading

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Coastal Rx

One of the nice things about living near the coast in California is there are options to be had when the temperatures get a bit high.  Highs in the 100’s in Austin, TX means you have to grin and bear it. … Continue reading

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