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Whirlpool, Maytag, or A&E Factory Service – which to loathe more…

September 8th, 2012
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It was April 2010 and the State of Florida had instituted a 20% rebate program if consumers purchased Energy Star compliant appliances – with up to a $75 refund per appliance for proof of recycling. The rebate/refund program website was absolutely slammed and if reports are to be believed, Florida went through the entire budgeted […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 5a)

May 5th, 2008
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Or in other words, desperately wiring the new shrine so that we can once again gaze upon the Electronic Demi-God with love and awe. Again with the non-trivial A/V setup: Wire drops in the attic and wall for the surround sound speakers. Love that attic in the Florida heat! Run Ethernet, cable, and the four […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 5)

May 3rd, 2008
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Okay, it’s a new day and the wife is coming to terms with the color. She’s still looking at glazes or other finishing techniques to make the yellow less yellow-y (“Less school bus”). The color is very complex and changes drastically through out the day. In full sun it has a bright, almost green, hue […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 2)

April 29th, 2008
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Well, it only took me a sliced thumb and the two of us about 3 hours, but surface prep is complete. Next up – priming: Of course that meant tearing down the shrine. Let us pause for a moment and consider how I am going to survive for 3 days without the comfort and guidance […]

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Cool Toy D’Jour: Logitech Universal Remote

March 26th, 2008
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I got a universal remote as part of my birthday present to me. It requires a software install on a computer hooked up to the internet to really get the most out of it. The install went fairly smoothly. Shame on Logitech for requiring a reboot after the software installs. Reboot after install is so […]

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A new (digital) shrine to the Electronic Demi-God

March 6th, 2008
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My birthday present arrived today – a Sony STR-DG910. Naturally, I needed new components and controllers to take full advantage of the digital capabilities of the receiver.

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