Category Archives: Technology

Windows XP – EOL…finally

Windows XP is finally reaching it’s end of life status.  Microsoft is pulling the proverbial plug on April 8th.  Read more below: Official Microsoft Notice: Windows XP End of Support – Microsoft.com: Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the … Continue reading

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Smart charger – no more vampires

Finally someone has come up with a smart usb charger.  The Powerslayer from Velvetwire automatically shuts itself off when your device is done charging so it doesn’t consume electricity while not charging.  This charger is actually software driven so, in … Continue reading

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Motorola Moto X – Assembled here, now owned elsewhere

Motorola was a US owned company.  Google bought it 2 years ago, so it was still a US based company.  Now Google has sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, making it a Chinese company.  Interestingly though, the Moto X phone is … Continue reading

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I’m not “anti-china”

I’m always interested in where things are manufactured and go out of my way (sometimes well out of my way) to purchase items not made in China.  It isn’t because I’m “anti-China”, it is just that I don’t support the … Continue reading

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A few more companies still making things here in the USA

Rolair If you want to get a top-notch air compressor, Rolair is the way to go.  All of their heavy duty units are made right here in the USA.  Please note that their hand-carry portable units are made in China … Continue reading

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Get your dunk on, “The Ultimate in Cookie Dunking Technology” from Sam Feller

Sam Feller, AwkwardEngineer.com, has created another invention.  His first was the Panic Button light switch kit, which has been quite successful.  This time it is an even more useful invention.  The Perfect Dunker.  This complex shape of a cup allows … Continue reading

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Woodgas Cars

Here is a wonderful article on wood gas cars.  Well worth the read if you are into interesting technologies, history and conservation of our planet and it’s resources.

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Boogie Board

Improv Electronics has come out with a neat use for e-ink, the Boogie Board.  It is a 8.5″ tablet that uses a stylus or your fingers to draw or write notes on.  With the push of a button it erases … Continue reading

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Felt like crap, now I’m fine – plus I want a Roomba

This morning on my way to work I had to stop and get windshield washer fluid for the truck.  While at the store I decided to grab a “Hot Pickled Sausage”, not the kind in the 2 gallon clear peanut … Continue reading

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The tail of a DVD player in the Raymond household

In 2007 we purchased a Memorex DVD player to replace our Sanyo unit which had just died.  The Memorex was cheap, $40 USD, but seemed to work ok.  4 months ago it stopped working properly.  It would randomly shut off … Continue reading

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