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FUN FRIDAY: Two for one

OK Blog Readers,I’ll admit it… I’m beat on this Friday afternoon. I had every intention of writing this long article about celluloid film and how it was the cornerstone of image technology in the 20th…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: Making Tires?

Definitely off topic,, but the other day I ran into this video, which was presumably made for some promotional purpose back in 1934. It’s not like I think you all really care about tire manufacturing,…


Which is better, Netflix 4K or DIRECTV 4K?

OK you have to first agree that as of today, it’s a tossup. The amount of 4K content is so small that it really depends on what you want to watch. There’s only about six titles…



Walkie Talkies Are Great for Work or Play!

I loved using walkie talkies when I was a kid. It’s good to see that these communications devices have improved over the years. During my pre-teen years, I got caught up in the Cold War…


DISH rolls out… smartphone repair?

OK, it’s a little curious. DISH today rolled out a smartphone repair service open to everyone, not just DISH customers. It’s curious because, well, there’s certainly no shortage of smartphone repair services out there, and from…


Behold the Vibrasonic Molechaser®

I’m glad Solid Signal offers the Vibrasonic Molechaser® from P3 International. Spring is here, and with it come the pests that destroy my mother’s lawn! I might have mentioned that my childhood home sits upon 12 acres…


AT&T takes steps toward 5G

One gigabit per second from anywhere. At a time when most Americans don’t even see one tenth that speed from a wired connection at home, it seems fabulous, something to dream about. Of course, wireless internet…


The day HBO was hacked

It was thirty years ago. HBO had only been in business for a little over a decade. Cable TV was thriving, and satellite TV hadn’t really taken off. Back in those days if you wanted satellite…