I want free shit – and I want it now!

The Occupy Wall Street movement started as a protest against the bailouts/favoritism the bankers and investment firms got from Bush and Obama. They’ve collected billions (and covertly borrowed trillions at basically 0% interest) of tax dollars and got favorable treatment from their buddies (Bernanke and Paulson) in government. Hey, no problem, I’m pissed about that […]

Gator Mulching Blade – Part 2

I first wrote about the Gator mulching blade a couple of years ago.  I didn’t like it at all back then (read the original review here) and I think the original review is still accurate….  However…. I have found a good use for the Gator blade.  It turns out that it has just enough lift […]

10 years after 9/11/01

This is simply a list of facts that have happened since 9/11/2001.  Just in case any paranoid people have forgotten, the first fact I need to mention is that 19 terrorists killed 2,977 people on 9/11. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_September_11_attacks)  Now, here’s the list as of today, 9/10/2011. 6,026 US military service members have been killed in […]

AT&T Sucks

Some background…. I did some research and ordered ATT Uverse service (18 MB down and 1.5mb up – more than double the max DSL speed I could get)  in March.  It was installed Apr 23.  DSL was disconnected (and by disconnected I mean that it quit working and we had no Internet connection) on Apr […]

Got Gold?

Just forty years ago in 1971, one ounce of gold would buy 35 US dollars.   Twenty years ago in 1991, one ounce of gold could be exchanged for 350 US dollars.   Today, that same ounce of gold will buy you more than 1500 US dollars.  $1508 to be exact. From $35 to $1500 in forty […]

Effor is now mobile friendly

Cool.  I just enabled a plug-in to automatically detect when you’re viewing Effor.com from a mobile device, and send a slimmed down, mobile and touch screen friendly version of the site to the device. The currently supported browsers that are auto-detected are:  Android, CUPCAKE, bada, blackberry 9800, blackberry9500, blackberry9520, blackberry9530, blackberry9550, dream, iPhone, iPod, incognito, […]

Effor is back

It seems that my old web host disappeared, so I had to find a new one this week.  And it also seems that I can’t find a recent backup right now, so I had to use a restore file from last year.  So there’s a big gap in posts. There’s also no Google Adsense ads […]

$2.7 Trillion Oops

Sorry about the going broke America.  It seems we kinda underestimated the payments. From the Washington Times. gk

Mobile blog!

This is cool.  I just added a plug-in to the blog that auto-magically creates a mobile version!  You know how some web sites (including this one until now) would display terribly on mobile devices, such as Blackberry’s, Windows Mobile smartphone’s, and iPhones?  That’s no longer a problem here.  I’ve tested it from my Motorola Q […]

It was 40 years ago today

Sergeant Pepper told the band to – nope, it wasn’t the Beatles.  40 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.  I’ve been listening to WeChooseTheMoon.org a lot over the past weekend.  It’s being put on by the John F. Kennedy Library, and they’re doing a “real time” replay of the entire Apollo 11 […]