Arrived yesterday and spent the entire morning running around filling out administrative paperwork. Napped in the afternoon, and woke up in time to search for dinner in Mainz. Beautiful old town, friendly people. Retired on time to get back on a regular sleep schedule. Woke up at 3 AM, but feeling fine. Got all of my work done while the hotel’s cleaning crew polished the floor. Will head out to find breakfast in a bit.
The federal government announced today that hybrid cards will be assessed a social investment tax of five percent at the gas pumps, starting on June 1st. By effectively raising the price of gas for hybrid cars, the government seeks to help owners of traditional gasoline cars.
There is only one phrase to describe Donna’s: dine here.
This weekend finds my family on the mountain again. The temperature today is just below freezing, but warmer temperatures yesterday and a few hours of freezing rain left the snow granular and hard packed in western Maryland.
While traveling home from Arkansas, my wife and I stopped at the Precious Moments Park and Chapel in Carthage, Missouri. We expected to find a small gift shop selling figurines; instead, we entered a magic kingdom for obsessed collectors.
We have all had the experience of wanting to tell our customers were to get off, but few of us ever get the chance to vent our frustrations to anyone other than a coworker or family member. Steven Slater, a former airline flight attendant stood up for all Americans who have had it with unreasonable customers.
After two days of using the iPad I am ready to sell my Kindle DX on Craigslist. The iPad does everything the Kindle can do and at a much faster speed.
Soon after I wrote my last post, a snow thrower came into our neighborhood, cleaning not only the primary access road but the street in front of our mountain retreat. Within a few minutes my family was dressed and ready to ski.
When is there too much snow to ski?
I received my Amazon Kindle2 on the day that it was released, and in less than a month, I have changed the way that I read.
I ate a quick lunch at Kelsey’s Irish Pub in the Normandy Shopping Center, today. It was a pleasurable respite.
I am enjoying being a Bose fanboy, this week. My Bose QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones had a bit of a problem, but Bose stood behind their product and kept me as one happy customer.
I am still loving my new MacBook Pro, and I am still hating my other notebook (yes, it runs that dreadful Windows Vista). However, I wonder if one of Apple’s great tools, Time Machine, may not be a potential security vulnerability.
In an announcement that will likely have long term implications for users of personal computers, the International Linux Foundation today reported that it will release a version of its operating system that will include a link to a distributed network.
I was an avid fan of PCs for 25 years. I was an ardent supporter of Microsoft Windows, even during the dark Me years. However, when Vista came to my desk last fall, I lost my passion for PCs.
My wife and I had the distinct opportunity to eat at Qdoba Mexican Grill last evening. We should have stayed at home.
Americans use multiple resources when searching for specific answers. The traditional sources, libraries and librarians, are still common alternatives, even with the ubiquitous availability of internet access.
I ate at On The Border, a national Mexican food chain, this evening. The dinner was better than I expected.