Category Archives: Musings

Using the Mayan Calendar to Your Advantage

Work and home responsibilities are becoming overwhelming.  Forget about any social life right now.  So I’ve decided to utilize the Mayan Calendar to help schedule future events. Any forth-coming requests for me to do something will go like this: Manager: … Continue reading

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Genesee County’s Bid for the Google Fiber Getting Some Exposure

Genesee County’s efforts at attracting Google to the area as a potential site for it’s new Fiber-Optic network are getting some exposure. Here’s hoping that it gains some momentum. Continue reading

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Genesee County Finally Joins the Google Fiber Fray

I can’t say for sure if I had anything to do with it, but I’ve been trying to drum up awareness of Google’s intent to build experimental fiber networks in one or more comunities for about 3 weeks now (see … Continue reading

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Genesee County Should Host Google’s New Fiber Network – an Update

Still trying to make sure Genesee County is in the running for Google’s new fiber network. Continue reading

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Genesee County Should Host Google’s Experimental Broadband Network

Google is seeking one or more communities in which to develop an experimental broadband high-speed fiber network. Google is interested in hearing from state, county, and municipal agencies in order to determine where to develop this network. I think Genesee County is the ideal location. Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Get Excited About ABC’s New “V”

Should we get excited about “V”, ABC’s new alien science fiction drama? Does the show “Invasion” ring any bells? Continue reading

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Profit nearly $310 Million Per Day for Top 3 Oil Companies

The top 3 oil companies have recently recorded another quarter of record-breaking profits. $14.83 billion for Exon Mobile, $8.45 billion for Royal Dutch Shell, and $5.19 billion for Conoco Phillips.  With 92 days in the 2nd quarter, that puts the … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobile 2Q Profits of $1,500.00 Per Second

Today Exxon Mobile recorded their 2nd quarter profits of $11.68 billion. This is lower than analysts’ predictions, but still managed to break the record for the largest quarterly profit for a U.S. company (previously set by Exxon Mobile). This works … Continue reading

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Jerry Pournelle Wrote Me!

Jerry Pournelle, legendary technology columnist and fiction author, sent out a security advisory regarding the compromise of personal data on major online job boards. Continue reading

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Behind the OK Corral – Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Ike Clanton, etc.

A recent visit to Tombstone, Arizona prompted a couple of articles about the infamous “Gunfight at the OK Corral.” Surprising facts include the 16 days in jail Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday served during a murder investigation as a consequence of the gunfight. Continue reading

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Arizona Vacation, and Tombstone Legends Revisited

My family and I recently took a break from Michigan’s cold and rainy early spring and vacationed in Arizona. We flew into Phoenix, rented a car, and set out for a number of destinations, all of which were great for … Continue reading

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April Foolin’

Someone posted a challenge to the writers on Associated Content to come up with humor articles to be posted on the April 1st, April Fool’s Day. Being somewhat of a fool myself, I accepted the challenge, along with a dozen … Continue reading

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Charity Music Revisited and Pub Crawl Information

Help out a great cause just by reading an article about Charity Music, plus information on joining the worlds largest pub crawl. Continue reading

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Inner Peace in 700 Words or Less?

A Helium Marketplace publisher recently asked for an article entitled ‘Quick Tips for Inner Peace’, with a 700 word maximum. I condense religion, psychology, and meditation and attempt to answer the call. Let me know how you think I did. Continue reading

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Ghost Story gets Really Scary (when lawyers get involved)

A fellow writer on Associated Content by the name of Jennifer Eblin recently published a story entitled Staley Road: A Local Haunting. It has the makings of a great ghost story: a bleeding barn, satanic cults, lights and electrical systems … Continue reading

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