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That Worthless UL Label

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If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »

Stuff that Drives You Nutz!!!

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Several months of Torment just ended. It started innocently enough. I bought a Wacom Intuos graphics tablet, thinking that I’d learn to cartoon. Problem was, this top of the line pad never worked well enough for me to get started. The mouse worked OK but the pen was jerky sometimes and sometimes not. The mouse, […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 17th, 2008 under Computing, Cool Stuff, Power Generation | Comment now »





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