Category Archive: Completely Off Topic

Apr 03

New Online Store

Our old online store has had a good run, but the software is showing its age and we have a lot more product in stock than what was viewable online.   So we’ve taken some time this winter to migrate over to a new online store that will give us more options in the future.   We’ve …

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Jan 15

Please Ignore the Mess

Over the coming weeks I’ll be working on reorganizing this website and blog to hopefully make it easier to maintain and give it a bit of a facelift.   The main site was originally implemented in phpwcms which is a great simple php based CMS (Content management system).  It’s easy to setup and maintain, but …

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Jul 08

BP Oil

I know this is completely off topic (bee p related jokes aside) and has not been in the news as much recently despite being as much a problem as it has been since day one, but….   Is anyone else out there bothered by the fact that the best solution BP can come up with to …

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May 05

Yet More Cures For The “Bee Problem”

I just received an email advertising yet another cure for the "Bee Problem".  Like the one offered by the ccdsolution.com that popped up in 2007, this one is a magic solution that is sprayed per acre.  Their theory is the problem with the bees is, in their words: bee populations are dying off, less …

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Apr 30

For Sale – One Old Barn

I hate to see old barns like this go, but there really is no salvaging it as a barn.  I was already too far gone when we purchased the property nearly 12 years ago and would cost far more to fix the foundation, siding and roof than a new building.   The …

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Mar 31

Long Absence

Those who were reading my blog on a semi regular basis probably notice my absence for the past many months.  Rest assured all is well, though perhaps too much so.  My day job, programming for Data Business Systems, has kept me quite busy and my wife’s relatively new business, Busy B Realty, has …

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Feb 19

Worthless Legal Statements

I’m sure most people receiving email from companies, sooner or later receive one with a legal disclaimer or warning on the end of dire legal consequences if you use or even look at the email in the wrong way.  They go something like the following (names have been changed):

Attention: This e-mail message, including any …

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Oct 26

A New Theme.

I thought it was time to update the look of this blog from the plain default theme that comes with WordPress.  Hope you like it.  I really can’t take much credit for it though, it was one of those free ones you can download from www.wpthemespot.com.  I did update the picture at the top to …

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Jun 19

I quit, sort of…

I quit my job.  I never really thought that after 12 years at Kohli & Kaliher Associates I’d be doing anything else unless I could afford to do beekeeping full time.  But I had a good offer from a company I did some freelance programming work for over the past several years and could …

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Oct 23

Philips Invents the Cardboard DVD

Philips Cardboard DVD

I recently purchased a pack of 15 DVD for use at work. They were Philips 4x DVD+R (I no longer have the model number as the package’s sleeve went strait in the trash). It contained 15 ordinary looking DVDs and one ordinary looking cardboard disk (pictured to the right). However on closer inspection the …

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