31
December
2008

Ushering in the new year

An old friend said to me, “Happy New Year!” Like Merry Christmas, I sometimes don’t know that that means. 2009 has just arrived here and the fireworks are going like crazy, but I would say more accurately to all, I hope you have reflected on the last year and that you be more present, you […]

31
December
2008

Bluehost corrupt database

Thank goodness, I knew what this is, on Bluehost, occassionally, the WordPress Options database will get corrupted. The tech guys said they had put some fixes into MySQL, but the fix, if you suddenly get the new blog install screen instead of your blog is that your wp_options table which gives configuration instructions to WordPress […]

31
December
2008

Ecological footprint and Terra pass

Calvin pointed out a great site that measure your Footprint on the earth. How depressing. If everyone used as much as I do then we would need 5.2 Earths to survive! Makes me want to renew my Terrapassto offset another 100,000 pounds of carbon like I did this year 🙂 You should too… Here was […]

31
December
2008

Grilled Halibut and Scallops

Wow, cool to have an indoor grill in the winter…Here are some good recipes for halibut and scallops. Main thing is to make sure the grill is well oiled so the fish doesn’t stick Soy Halibut Steaks – Grilled Halibut Recipe Combine all ingredients, except the halibut, in a small saucepan over a medium heat. […]

29
December
2008

Wine, wine, wine…

Shawn was so nice to pick some great quality wines for me. Nothing like taking advantage of 20 years of experience. Particularly these rare Australians and an amazing online merchante, klwines.com 2007 Mollydooker “Blue Eyed Boy” Shiraz $49.99  $599.88 2005 Kaesler “Stonehorse” Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia $22.99  $137.94 2006 Henschke “Henry’s Seven” Shiraz-Grenache-Viognier $31.99  […]

28
December
2008

Playstation 3 Quad Charger

If you go all out, you need something that has four USB ports by Rocketfish for $20. I got one from Best Buy that is clumsy but it works. Internet search shows not much but J&R has an Intek for $25 but these aren’t reviewed and the Amazon one by Dreamgear is pure junk.

27
December
2008

What’s Open Saturday Night

For those of us without anything else to do, here is all the shopping you can do on a Saturday: * Ikea (601 SW 41st St, Renton, WA 98057). Saturday 10AM-9PM* Lowe’s (2700 Rainier S). Saturday 6AM-9PM* Macy’s (1601 Third Ave). Saturday 10AM-10PM* Costco (4401 4th Ave S). Saturday 930AM-6PM. So doesn’t open late, but […]

27
December
2008

Blu-Ray Disc Shopping

Highdefdigest.com has a good review set of Blu-Ray disks by overall, then also by video quality (for demos) and audio quality (for demos). Other sources of Blu-ray reviews are blu-ray.com which I found lots closer to my personal tastes. Here is Blu-ray.com’s top rated list: 1. The Dark Knight (Blu-ray)    Warner Bros. | 2008 […]

27
December
2008

Game shopping

Well with Blu Ray out and also PS3, Wii and Mac games, what are the things to get using Gamerankings.com as a reference and you can try things like Gamefly.com to rent and try these which toptenreviews.com likes. BTW, besides Costco, Newegg.com looks like the cheapest place to buy games whereas Amazon or Costco looks […]

26
December
2008

72 hard hours

Well that must be the 72 hardest hours I’ve ever had. Still, I’m amazed at how resilient and kind people can be. I’ve never had such ups and downs. Watching “Mamma Mia” was the highlight. I’d never really listend to ABBA lyrics before and they have some great ones that summarizes what I’ve learned from […]

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