Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

It is good to be thankful and grateful every day of the year. I am truly grateful for blessings above and beyond what I deserve.

In this season of thanksgiving, I hope that you will take some time to reflect on your blessings and perhaps share your thankfulness with others …

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Learning the Ropes

The phrase learning the ropes means to learn or understand how a to do or perform a job, task or activity.

I was wondering where that phrase came from, so of course, I did some searching on the internet. But just for fun... do think the origin of the phrase …

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Mexican Rice

One of the things we miss since leaving Texas is the great Tex-Mex food. So, we have been trying to learn to make some of the dishes that we love. We tried out this recipe from the Villa Cocina channel on YouTube and it was very good. It turned out …

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Word List Dictionary in Linux

Learned something interesting today. There is a word list text file on my Linux Mint computer that contains over 100,000 English words. In fact, there are several word files for some common languages. Your word files may vary based on your Linux distribution or locale. The files are in …

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Dropping Google Analytics on Can of Worms

I have made a couple of small changes to the Can of Worms website to improve user anonymity.

The Google Analytics link has been removed. I really don't want to track you or anything like that. I would only glean a small amount of information while enabling Google to more …

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Joplin and Boostnote

There are some great note taking applications available these days. I want to call out two that I've used within the last year.

I look for key features in a note taking application. Without these, it isn't worth using.

  • Supports Markdown syntax
  • Has Markdown preview
  • Allows grouping notes together
  • Supports …
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QCAD Block Library Quick Tip

A powerful feature of decent CAD applications is a "block" library of symbols that can easily be inserted into a drawing. This allows you to reuse groups of objects without having to redraw them each time. If you are learning CAD, make it a priority to learn how to use …

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2020 Reading Highlights

2020 was a banner year for reading since I spent a lot more time at home. I ended with a personal high of 84 books read during the year.

I am usually a big reader of science fiction. Not last year. My favorite sci-fi of the year was the Tao …

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Kelvin

I don't think the Kelvin temperature scale gets enough love and respect.

So, I've come up with a slogan for Kelvin, It's...

"Kelvin: We stop at nothing".

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Hurricane Sally in Baldwin County, Alabama

Hurricane Sally made landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama on September 16, 2020 as a category 2 storm with 105 mile per hour winds. As the storm moved inland, it passed over our travel trailer on its trek northeast. We went to my in-laws to have a more secure location to …

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