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Archive for August, 2008

Towel-Head Smackdown


This has to be the best video clip yet to come out of Iraq. A towel-head with an RPG steps out into the road with his buddies cheering him on to fire on the Americans located off to the left. An American GI with a .50 BMG machine gun is quicker on the draw. The […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 25th, 2008 under Current Events | 3 Comments »

Kudos to Black and Decker


I love it when a big company does the right thing. Awhile back I had read with great interest that Black and Decker had released a new line of consumer/hobbyist grade cordless tools powered by the great new Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries from A123. This is the lithium battery that is supposed to be safe […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 14th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Product Reviews | 2 Comments »

Free Download Manager


A download manager can be invaluable. If you have a large number of files to download, the manager will sequence them one at a time and will resume if the connection is lost (why FireFox lacks these two vital features is beyond comprehension). This is particularly important for people like me who are stuck with […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 14th, 2008 under Computing, Product Reviews | Comment now »

A glimpse of Geezerdom


A couple of weeks ago my ham license expired (my 30th anniversary of being a ham.) Nowadays all I had to do was go the FCC website, fill out a little form and submit it. Given the average age of a ham these days, I imagine that this is a “still breathing” check. Anyway, I […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 7th, 2008 under Funny, Philosophy | Comment now »