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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Steal a BMW in 3 Minutes

No, I’m not advocating that you actually do this! But, in Europe, it’s already been done. Apparently, the special key that costs you $160 for your super-secure BMW isn’t really all that much of a deterrent after all.  According to a story that ran recently on ExtremeTech, hacker-thieves have found a way to bypass the […]

More Free eBooks!

Well, at least if you’re a Kindle user. Recently, I acquired an older Kindle from a friend who had upgraded and was in the process of shedding “extra baggage” before moving.  I’ve passed it on to the woman I’ve been seeing for the past several months.  (If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you already […]

Small Demons

Today is Friday the 13th. In the past, I’ve posted some of the possible history of the negative superstitions around Friday the 13th, but I’m not going to mention that today.  I think it’s unseemly, especially since I’ve already talked about the history and traditions surrounding Friday the 13th earlier in the year. No, I […]

Summer Reading

Don’t worry, I promise it will be a fun list. Hey, remember when you were a kid in school and they’d give you a Summer reading list?  You know, those painful “classics” that we were forced to read because they were supposed be so good, but were really terrible to read because of the archaic […]


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