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Growing up the eldest son of a genuine horse trader (my Mom), I’ve accumulated a wealth of stories surrounding horses and horse people. Some are funny (at least in retrospect), and some are touching or poignant. Some of these stories are even true. Well, mostly true. Some of the names have been changed to protect the guilty, and to compensate for my failing memory. I certainly wouldn’t guarantee the historical accuracy of anything I say or write. Oh yeah - I'm also an IT Consultant, and sometimes I write articles about technology, current events, and anything else I take a notion to.

What?? A ‘Magnificent 7′ Remake??

I do not usually care much for reboots.  There are exceptions.  The new Star Trek movie entries have been exciting.  But I was pretty skeptical about a Magnificent 7 remake.  I am such a huge fan of the original, that … Continue reading

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Bodhi Linux Makes old Emachine Laptop Fly

When HP recently unloaded it’s 11 inch chromebooks on employees for an excellent price – $129 for devices that list for $279 – I couldn’t resist.  I wasn’t sure what it would be good for, but for that price I … Continue reading

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Bubblews Revisited

I previously relayed my first experience with Bubblews as a writing site, which was a short-lived disaster.  While there were a lot of detractors, there were also a lot of writers saying they were making some decent extra money from … Continue reading

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Star Trek TOS: Continuations

Two excellent continuations of star Trek: The Original Series. What do they have to offer the long-time Star Trek fan? Continue reading

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Spelling and Grammar for Writers

A quick guide to spelling and grammar for on-line writers. Continue reading

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Star Trek Continues or Phase II Article – Responses from the Producers

I recently wrote an article comparing the top two fan-produced continuations of Star Trek (the original series).  At the outset of my research, I reached out to both production companies asking them for an interview, or at least a comment … Continue reading

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Thinking about posting on Bubblews? Proceed with caution.

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How to Mute a Circle in Google Plus

Muting circles in Google Plus is easy. Put those extra chatty people in their own circle, and either throttle the amount of their traffic shows up in your stream, or mute them altogether. Check out their posts any time you like just by selecting their circles. Continue reading

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Some Cool Android Apps to Scan, Measure, and Analyze

Inspired by the impressive capabilities the “Tricorder” applicatilon instilled in my normal Android devices, I decided to do a little research.  I specifically wanted to find applications that interact with the physical world in interesting and meaningful ways. I came … Continue reading

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Goodbye Google Docs, Hello Google Drive

First impressions of Google Drive, Google’s successor to Google Docs. Access from PC, plus supported and unsupported Android devices. Automatically syncs files across devices. Continue reading

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Switching from Vonage to NetTalk Duo

NetTalk Duo – good value, with a few minor issues. Real experience using this device and comparing the service to Vonage. Continue reading

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Post New Article on Yahoo! Voices or HubPages?

Some pros and cons of publishing on Yahoo! Voices vs. HubPages, and why my last article on disposable email addresses ended up on HubPages. Continue reading

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Quality and Customer Service Suffering

With the United States firmly entrenched in the post-industrial stage of socio-economic evolution, companies must place a greater emphasis on service offerings and customer service in general.  Here are two good examples of what they shouldn’t do, unless their goals … Continue reading

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Big Oil Financials – 3 Companies making $271 Million per day

2011, 1st quarter financials are in. Gas is near or over $4.00 per gallon. Royal Dutch Shell reports earnings of $6.9 Billion. That’s about $76 Million per day. How about our old friend Exxon? $10.65 Billion, or $117 Million per … Continue reading

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HubPages Referals, and News of the Weird.

A friend writes a new Hub on Verizon Phones and Data Plans. Another friend needs help with his weekly News of the Weird World feature. Continue reading

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