Fun and Games

FUN FRIDAY: Boston Layer Lapse

Old-schoolers call Boston “the hub of the universe” and while that may be a bit over the top, I think it’s a very pretty urban area. It’s small enough to walk in, dense enough to have…




FUN FRIDAY: The sad state of banks

There’s a building near our West Coast Operations Center that used to be a bank. Not just any bank, but one of those serious banks that used to dominate small town America. It was the “first…


FUN FRIDAY: Pardon that Turkey

One of the sillier White House traditions involves pardoning a turkey on Thanksgiving. As we get closer to the day itself, it should be interesting to see how this tradition is reinterpreted for a new administration….



FUN FRIDAY: Who owns what

This blog doesn’t go political. That’s one of the things I’m proudest of, honestly. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by politics, I think of this blog as a little oasis where home theater…






Is the “big ugly dish” dead?

Spoiler alert: Yes. It may have been all the rage when Radio Shack put it on the cover back in 1986, but the C-Band satellite, also known as the “Big Ugly Dish,” is really a thing…