Monday, October 19, 2009

The Best Deal - Laptops With Good Battery Power

I needed a new battery for my laptop computer and fast. My laptop computer battery was out of juice and I was regulated to using my laptop like a desktop, plugged into a electrical outlet at all times. Not efficient when you are out on the road most of the time and you have to hijack power from the most unlikely of places. I needed help fast, so I started searching the web to find out the best deals on batteries for my Apple Powerbook G4.
I have to admit after long hours of searching for laptop batteries, I found great deals on Cheap Laptop Computers so maybe I just don't need a battery, but a new laptop.
The mac book air is a super fast and super thin dream come true, but what about battery life?
Apple claims that the mac book air gets 5 hours of run time, but tests have come in under 4 hours, but with the 3GJUICE MAC AIR you can run for 6-8 hours without a plug, I'm free again.
You will also, need to get a USB Hub if you plan to work like I do. I can plug in my phone which has a bad battery too with the USB Hub and not worry about having to plug and unplug all those great laptop devices.
Here's to working without my power source!

Friday, September 25, 2009

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Silly Rabbit

All in a Days Work

Can PW get these kids in line?

Wait for me

I have to finish my beer.

Regifting - Guilt Free

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"Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community."

Critical Mass

It's Critical Mass Time Again

Last month, I attended the Critical Mass Ride in Orlando.
Along with 200 other cyclists, we set off to promote alternative modes of transportation.
I didn't know what to expect, but I am always touched by the crowd effect syndrome. A group of unrelated people sharing a common experience and being overcome with emotion, like the crowd singing You Can't Always Get What You Want at a Rolling Stones concert.

The beginning of the ride wass the challenging part due to the fact that everyone starts off at the same time and in a confined area, but once we got onto the open street there was no stopping us, literally, no stopping. I asked my friend did we need to stop at the red lights and he said "no that's the point."
More than a few people honked their horns in a comradely fashion, while a few just honked them. We snarled a few lanes of traffic through downtown Orlando and ended up 9 miles later at Stardust Video to share in the obligatory beer.

Critical Mass tomorrow the 25th at 5:30 pm, see you there.


Who knew that blogging would take so much time.
I have been on hiatus, but I am back.
Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dry Beneath the Trees

Wet streets still dry beneath the trees
Gray clouds still illuminated by the fading light
Quiet footsteps beating in rhythm with the falling rain

Darkness now creeping
through the woods
like a snake, the darkness
slithers its rays chasing the sunlight
as it fades

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Water Reform Now

Bottled versus Tap

DTC advertsing once again, is our water unsafe to drink?
Do we need to spend billions of dollars on bottled water when we could be getting right from our tap. Is our tap water safe to drink?
Let's find out.,

This is what happens when pigs fly.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ask Your Doctor

Where are we on health care reform?
The endless chatter over health care fills the airwaves 24 hours a day and I still can't decipher what is really happening.
Who's fault is it anyway?
The current system is in need of reform, but who is at the reigns?
The patients, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, nurses or the government?
The reformers and pundits alike are concentrating on a public health option, but is it the central issue?
We need to looker closer at the other problems effecting the system.
The pharmaceutical companies spend over a billion dollars on Direct to Consumer Advertising not to mention the vast amount of money spent on lobbying for their agenda.
Is the health care system a prisoner of the pharmaceutical conglomerate?
Can we compete with their deep pockets?

DTC advertising budgets outweighs the amount of dollars spent on research and development.
As the DTC ads increase so do health care costs.
A night watching TV turns into a virtual visit with your health care provider, I have at least 3 new diseases since last night alone.
Now, I just need to ask my doctor.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wandering - Desolation Wilderness

This is big too. Big wilderness. JS and I went wandering in Desolation Wilderness this past month. We read the books, blogs and bought and returned lots of camping items. Things we could have camped without, still working on that one. Things we could not have camped without coffee and the water filter js bought for our trip. We tapped our own water, better than Brita.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How big is too big?

We live in the land of big. Big houses, big cars, big business and big government.
The question is how big is too big? A company keeps growing and growing and buying up all its competitors until there is no competition left and you are forced to buy from them. In my opinion, this is commercial communism. 1 choice is not a choice.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Do we have the right to bear cars?

I made the long commute to work this morning. Traffic was slow, but not stopped.
Which leads me to the controversial issues of car ownership and public transportation.
No one uses public transportation because it is not convenient, but its not convenient because no one uses it. Everyone's goal, even now the government's, is car ownership.
Is car ownership environmentally correct?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Southern Roots

Recent wanderings to the panhandle of Florida.

And we say grace and we say Ma'am.
And if you ain't into that we don't give a damn.

The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes most of the northwestern part of the state. It is a narrow strip lying between Alabama on the north and the west, Georgia also on the north, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its eastern boundary is arbitrarily defined along some chosen county lines, and it includes Tallahassee. (From Wikipedia)
This part of Florida should be claimed by Alabama, much of the culture is part of the larger South, different in many aspects from the rest of Florida.
Watching the flocks of tourists and residents alike belly up to the tables at Dewey Destin's is a cultural experience in itself. The fisihing boats filled with fresh bay grouper docked along side the motorboats laden with beer and southerns, bump and sway against the old wooden dock. This area should be part of LA, not the LA of Tinsletown , but the swath of Southern Culture that hangs down from south of Birmingham to the Gulf of Mexico like a wet towel full of hospitality and southern charm.