Instant Pot

No, this has nothing to do with fast growing marijuana. (Is there such a thing?) This is a kitchen appliance that I avoided buying for quite a while. Why? Because it seemed like "just another gadget". My friend Jean-Pierre convinced me that it was worth purchasing. My "excuse" was that I hate my rice cooker (It's a Black and Decker and it really says in [...]

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PV-powered UPS

Well, that's sorta what it is. Here are the pieces I started with: Four 280W PV panels left over from another project A Bed and Breakfast that needs some reliable power [...]

Why Are Images Appearing Twice?

The short answer is, "no idea". But, I will figure it out. This is a theme I have never used. It is supposed to be HTML5 and CSS3 compliant. Maybe it is but something is [...]

When You Have a Long Day …

Back before I started working for myself, I had a few "corporate" jobs. Some times I would leave work in the hopes that I would not have to make any more decisions until the [...]

Entertainment for Grandma

I don't remember when grandma got her TV but I would guess around 1960. I would sometimes go to her house with my mother but I never remember seeing the TV turned on. Besides [...]

We’re Up

I have been thinking about the right tool for this site for all too long. There are lots of choices but, for the most part, the differences are not important. If anything, I [...]