Burner Email Addresses

posted in: Red Herrings, The Day Job | 1

Because having a disposable email means having privacy. I hate spam. I mean, I really hate spam and spammers with a passion. As a system administrator, which is what I really am no matter what fancy title I may currently … Continued

Hurricane Season Preparations

The Gulf Coast is well into Hurricane Season. Are you prepared? Here in Texas, hurricane season is kind of a big deal. And, with global climate change making tropical storms more frequent and more severe, it’s getting to be a … Continued

When To Buy What

Yes, you can save money by buying at the right time. About a week ago, our dryer died. Or maybe our washing machine died. All we know is, right in the middle of a load, my wife started to smell … Continued

The Coldest War of All

Our nation’s finest tracking holiday spirit. As I usually do at this time of year, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa and, more specifically, how to track his progress. During the Cold War, the North American Aerospace Defense … Continued

Charitable Giving

As someone who’s been the beneficiary of charitable giving, I heartily endorse it! And, actually, you may have enjoyed the benefits of charity, directly or indirectly, too. For instance, if you have had cancer or know someone who has had … Continued

My Luckiest Friday

posted in: Fun, Red Herrings | 0

At least once a year, I try to write about Friday the Thirteenth. Mostly, because, while other people seem to find it unlucky, I don’t. At least, I don’t find it any less lucky than any other Friday on any … Continued

Cold Fish

posted in: Fun, Red Herrings | 2

Sushi. That’s what my ex-wife used to call me. “Cold Fish.” That’s a quote from Blade Runner, my favorite movie, possibly of all time, and it’s about one of my favorite foods; sushi, the most science-fictional food of all when … Continued

Money from Equifax

posted in: Red Herrings | 1

Your credit information has likely been stolen. As you’ve probably read in the news, or heard on telly, Equifax, one of the three largest U.S. credit bureaus, was hacked earlier this month, exposing over 143 million American’s personal information. And, … Continued

Flood Sensors

This is mostly of local interest and probably would have been more help last week. But, I’m hoping it will serve as a convenient place to find this information next year when the hurricane season starts again. And, yes, this … Continued

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