Monthly Archives: October 2013

Kindle Deals for 21 October 2013

Kindle Deals for 21 October 2013
Kindle Deals for 21 October 2013

Here are this week’s Amazon Kindle book deals!  Note: You do NOT need a Kindle of any variety to download these books!  You can download an app to your computer or tablet and read the books that way, or you can read them through your browser.  All prices are accurate as of the time of posting this, um, post. Read the rest of this entry

Quick Tip: How to see behind things

Quick Tip: How to see behind things
Quick Tip: How to see behind things

I just got a Google Chromecast, and wanted to see if my kitchen TV has an HDMI port so I could use it on that TV.  Now, said kitchen TV is mounted under a cabinet with very little space to negotiate behind it.  How is one supposed to discern the existence of an HDMI port when one is too lazy to google for the manual?  With one’s cell phone, of course! Read the rest of this entry

Quick Tip: Canning Inventory Sheet

Quick Tip: Canning Inventory Sheet
Quick Tip: Canning Inventory Sheet

So, I canned 9 pints and a 12 oz. jar of peppers and onions yesterday, and I need to find a home for them in my cupboard.  I was thinking of taking New Year’s Day (yep, thinking out that far ahead) to do a canned goods inventory, to see what I’ve got left and what I want to can during 2014.  But as I was trying to find space for these 10 new jars, I figured I should just do the inventory now.  That way, if Bountiful Baskets has some good deals on case goods, I know what I could use to can.   Read the rest of this entry

Quick Tip: Wiping down the silverware drawer

Quick Tip: Wiping down the silverware drawer
Quick Tip: Wiping down the silverware drawer

A quick hint for the morning – every once in a while, when you go to put your clean silverware, take a minute to wipe out the organizer tray thingie if you have one.  You’d be amazed at how much gunk can collect in there!  A wash rag, damp paper towel, Lysol wipe, take your pick – it only takes a minute!

Kindle Deals for 12 October 2013

Kindle Deals for 12 October 2013
Kindle Deals for 12 October 2013

Here are this week’s Amazon Kindle book deals!  Note: You do NOT need a Kindle of any variety to download these books!  You can download an app to your computer or tablet and read the books that way, or you can read them through your browser.  All prices are accurate as of the time of posting this, um, post. Read the rest of this entry

Amazon Subscribe and Save: October 2013 Edition

Amazon Subscribe and Save: October 2013 Edition
Amazon Subscribe and Save: October 2013 Edition

You know, when I do my monthly shopping, it really is nice not to fill up my cart with big bulky stuff, leaving no room for the important things like canning jars and SD cards.  How do I do this, you might ask?  Simple – Amazon Subscribe and Save!  I’ve written about S&S before, and I’ll revisit it now. Read the rest of this entry

Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Tutorial: Changing a car battery
Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Up on Limestone Mountain outside of Lander, WY, helping retune an antenna rig.  Try to start Truckzilla to listen to the football game … click click click.  Dead battery.  Fortunately, another one of the guys on the crew that day was able to jump start us.  No problems for a month, until we were pointing a satellite dish on a hill partway between Laramie and Cheyenne.  Dish pointed, went to start up Truckzilla to go home, and you guessed it – click, click, click.  Dead battery.  We tried a few different unorthodox “don’t try this at home, kids” ways to trickle charge, the battery, but in the end, a nice man in a tow truck used the Square card reader on his iPhone to relieve us of $85 in exchange for jumping the truck.  We stopped at Walmart on the way home to get a new battery, and The Hubs left me in charge of changing batteries.  Trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think to change the battery in your car, truck, SUV, what have you.  Been there, done that on my scooter! Read the rest of this entry

How fast is your internet connection … really?

How fast is your internet connection … really?
How fast is your internet connection … really?

Face it, we’ve all seen those commercials where one internet provider claims their speed is 10x faster than the competitor.  Look closely at their fine print – of course your claims of 15 Mbps will be 10x someone else’s 1.5 Mbps! Read the rest of this entry

Free online classes!

Free online classes!
Free online classes!

Until the last year or so, the only place I ever heard of a MOOC was in a gangster movie.  Now, they’re all the rage with the cool kids.  MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.  From what I’ve seen to date, these courses originate from around the world, they are generally non-credit courses, and they are generally FREE!  Ever wanted to be a Stanford or MIT student (among others)?  Here’s your chance! Read the rest of this entry

Kindle Deals for 6 October 2013

Kindle Deals for 6 October 2013
Kindle Deals for 6 October 2013

Here are this week’s Amazon Kindle book deals!  Note: You do NOT need a Kindle of any variety to download these books!  You can download an app to your computer or tablet and read the books that way, or you can read them through your browser.  All prices are accurate as of the time of posting this, um, post. Read the rest of this entry