Last Up date on:
2004 November 28
Click date for description of recent changes.
Mon 2007-01-29 just changed "Hallmark" spelling.
I have some photos and details about my recent adventures with
a new toy.
Here is a quick and dirty list of new links:
Dutch pancake recipe.
Samples of programs that Scramble text.
List of nearly 1,000 Homophones.
Depressing Article about the American Face
in the world.
I removed GO from the list because I got a Pop-Up
advertising. And Northern Light doesn't seem to be a general search
Web Sites for current information
Web Sites for companies and businesses I like.
Links I have not checked recently
My Rantings begin here.
- I bought an HP 5650 printer because it received some
good reviews, it uses a parallel port, and HP's Specifications which I
printed from the internet says it works on any input voltage from 100 to
240 and 50 or 60 cycles. (I expect to use it on a small inverter or
generator when traveling.) I think HP's engineering is pretty good, but
marketing, email and phone support Sucks!
An ongoing saga of details are at the link.
I need to explain a bit: It is painfully difficult, but if you can
get to a real person their phone support is pretty good. They really do
try to satisfy. But the system their management has set up is nothing
less than terrible. Further the manual, which is only 9 pages, tells you
nothing that anyone who has played with Windows for a few minutes would
not know; it is without any information. I guess that is what you get
from a company when the top dog is technically incompetent. It is a sad
come down for a company that was once one of the top in the country.
- A blurb about
- A page with HTML Symbols,
I frequently like to use.
- A well thought out
to my next Rant.
- My pessimistic thoughts about
- Experiment with
with track I made with a Garmin GPS.
about Virus and laws to eliminate them.
- Governments' Do Not Call List
May not be a good thing to get your name and phone number on.
My father wanted me to be a
and why I gave that up.
- Keyboard Shortcuts,
MY History with Computers.
about tools I use to create and maintain this web site.
I got the domain name LaFarr.com from
Simple Url back in 2001 January,
and wrote: I can't praise them high enough.
They have the best price for domain name registration I have seen.
Unfortunately now it is time to extend the registration, they are a
royal pain, and I do not now recommend Simple Url.
Interesting articles about government problems.
- A libertarian view about why most
government programs fail
and make things worse. A bit long but with many good points.
- An article from the Washington Times about
Government Cost Over-runs and no one is held
- USA Debt Crises
The national debt is ten times larger than what the government is
Blurb from Jewish World Review - August 14, 2003 about
Gray Davis's spending in California.
Lies getting USA into war. By Patrick J. Buchanan
- First two paragraphs of an article by
Patrick J. Buchanan about our problems in Iraq.
- A 9 month old description of
interesting but with no solutions.
- Blurb from Washington Times about
Government selling your personal information.
Wallstreet Journal Article
about Credit Card Theft.
Unfortunately, in each version of Windows the ability to use command
lines becomes less convenient and more restricted. My frustration is
that almost all the newer printers only connect via the USB bus, and my
only printer, here in Quartzsite, is an Epson with only USB connections.
Under XP I can't even get a print of a DIR command, without first
sending it to a file, then bringing up the file in Notepad and printing
from there. Since I first bought a PDP-11, before there were personal
computers, I have never been less satisfied with what I can do with the
computers I own. (Things are much better back in San Jose, but I only
brought the Epson printer and a new but
worthless Fujitsu laptop
My Home phone number is on the left and the Cell on the right.
If you have comments or ideas
I would like to hear from you.
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