Category Archives: Technology

Be A Book Or Magazine Mogul


I’ve been looking into ways to get my thoughts, commentary, and how-tos out to the mass market. A couple of companies are making the book and magazine publishing process super easy.  And, pretty inexpensive. For books, take a look at … Continue reading

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DIY Pool Pump – Revisited


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Bureaucrats And Herd Followers: Forget About Trying Linux


After reading the recent Mike Cassidy column titled “Linux Could Ease Schools’ Tech Crunch” on SiliconValley.com, I couldn’t help reminiscing about the long-held fantasy of rolling Linux into schools. In spite of the sad economic climate, prompting the ever-present “using … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Circuits With Fritzing


Open Source Software, like Linux, and Open Hardware, like the Arduino microcontroller, are opening plenty of possibilities for entrepreneurial, off-the-shelf product development.  Putting the two together has been a little slow to catch on because traditional development has sought competitive … Continue reading

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DIY Idea Sites


Sometimes do-it-yourselfers need a little inspiration.  Here are several techno-geeky sites that I like to visit, “to get my DIY mind right”. Hacked Gadgets Hack-A-Day GizMag Slashdot Geek.com Make Magazine All of these sites have pretty high traffic numbers and … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes, A Nuke In A City…Are You Ready?


I was listening to Hannity today and heard a commercial about survival foods.  Sadly, I didn’t get the company name.  So…I did a little search and found a couple of companies that have made a business out of packaging up … Continue reading

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Internet of Things


The absolute hottest talk in sophisticated tech circles today is the “Internet of Things. The “Cloud” is so…well…yesterday. ReadWriteWeb has a timely piece about a company that uses wireless sensors for agricultural monitoring.  The company is called Crossbow and the … Continue reading

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