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Scouts

I was a part of a scout troop as a young fellow. The Boy Scouts of America program is designed to teach young minds and train them to be good citizens, work hard, set and achieve goals, and in outdoor skills. Outdoor skills include things like "no trace c…
I was a part of a scout troop as a young fellow. The Boy Scouts of America program is designed to teach young minds and train them to be good citizens, work hard, set and achieve … http://hstuff.net/blog/scouts1/

an Oldie

As I boarded I followed an older gentleman who was being helped on board by the stewardess. I watched as she stowed his cane in the over head bin. I then took my seat next to him. The conversation began as another passenger boarded, blabbing loudly on …
A couple years ago, as I boarded boarded a flight, I was followed an older gentleman who was being helped on-board by the stewardess. I watched as she stowed his cane in the over … http://hstuff.net/blog/oldie/

Diaspora

Diaspora, can it overpower facebook?
I recently ran across some information about a program called Diaspora. It touts itself to be to Facebook what Kazaa was to Napster. In other words, instead of all your Facebook p… http://hstuff.net/blog/diaspora/

Ah, sugar, sugar, sugar

Sugar is a controlled substance
I have read several articles and heard much discussion the last few days about sugar. It appears that some people want to control sugar as a "substance" similar to alcohol, tobacc… http://hstuff.net/blog/ahsugar/

Airing of Grievances

Airing of Grievances as part of Festivus for the rest-of-us
I have decided to make a list of a few things that just chap my hide. This is not instigated by anything other than the opportunity this blog gives me to rant. First and foremos… http://hstuff.net/blog/airing-grievances/

Beautiful Math

To me, math is beautiful. Math was invented as a method to describe what goes on around us. Ok, first it was probably invented to represent the counting of something like sheep or eggs. But are those not things around us? That was simple addition and subt…
 To me, math is beautiful. I have heard some say that takes the beauty away from the natural world around us. I disagree with that sentiment and agree with Dr. Feynman who said th… http://hstuff.net/blog/beautiful-math/

Another New Tax

New tax on rubber and tires. Yet another new tax
I had a flat tire yesterday. Normally flat tires are not good but this was good on several accounts. 1. I needed 2 new tires anyway and it was one of those that was flat. 2. A ne… http://hstuff.net/blog/another-new-tax/

Idle Thoughts

Some years ago, I had a friend and classmate named Anthony, who had a very special talent. He could speak backwards. If you gave him any word, he could nearly instantly say it backwards. He could also say it backwards in most any type of accent you wanted…
Some years ago, I had a friend and classmate named Anthony, who had a very special talent. He could speak backwards. If you gave him any word, he could nearly instantly say it bac… http://hstuff.net/blog/idle-thoughts/

24-hr Clock Widget

I have searched for a good 24-hr desktop clock gadget. However, I have not found any that are just the way I like.
I like things the way I like them. I won't apologize for my tastes and make no excuse for them either. I like GNU/Linux, I like satellites and space exploration, I like walking in… http://hstuff.net/blog/24-hr-clock-widget/

Bad Drivers

Despite the wandering and lack of proper use of signals, I must give the guy some credit. He would move back into the right lane after having moved into a left lane to pass someone. This is polite but contrary to what most drivers around here practice.
Last night as I was driving, I was passed by a family in a red Toyota Sienna. He nearly clipped the front of my bumper as he veered in the traffic lane. I thought it was rather od… http://hstuff.net/blog/bad-drivers/

Disciplining Children

get frsutrated with parents who do not train their children. It is not a matter of cruel discipline as a few would have you think. It is a matter of setting proper, firm boundaries. One type of bad example are parents in a store who buy their kids a toy …
I have learned a lot about raising well behaved children from watching others, watching the families of my childhood friends, watching people in the grocery store, personal experi… http://hstuff.net/blog/disciplining-children/

Fall of a titan

I do not like Skype; I never have and never will. I was introduced to Skype some years ago (early 2005) by a friend who insisted that it was pronounced like "skippy". I tried unsuccessfully to convince him otherwise. I thought it was interesting technolo…
I do not like Skype; I never have and never will. I was introduced to Skype some years ago (early 2005) by a friend who insisted that it was pronounced like "skippy". I tried u… http://hstuff.net/blog/fall-of-a-titan/

The source of all knowledge

I have avoided using Wikipedia as much as possible as well as not refering to it. I feel that it can too easily be inaccurate and biased. I often call it "the source of all knowledge" as it seems that people turn to Wikipedia for all information they need…
I have avoided using Wikipedia as much as possible as well as not refering to it. I feel that it can too easily be inaccurate and biased. I often call it "the source of all knowle… http://hstuff.net/blog/the-source-of-all-knowledge/

Today's geocentric theory heretics

I read an article in a scholarly newspaper today and I am rather disgusted with the author. In attempting to explain "global warming denyers", he has attempted to portray those who question science as heretics ready to be burned at the stake, or at least…
I read an article in a scholarly newspaper today and I am rather disgusted with the author. In attempting to explain "global warming denyers", he has attempted to portray those who… http://hstuff.net/blog/todays-geocentric-theory-heretics/

Magnet trick

I am stoked. I saw today a really cool magnetic "trick". I hadn't thought about it before but all the law of electro-magnetism verify what I saw. Imagine a foot long aluminum pipe. It is not magnetic, a magnet does not stick to it, right? Well, with a po…
I am stoked. I saw today a really cool magnetic "trick". I hadn't thought about it before but all the law of electro-magnetism verify what I saw. Imagine a foot long aluminum p… http://hstuff.net/blog/magnet-trick/

The Old Testament

After speaking with many people of various backgrounds and religions (or lack thereof), I think many people misunderstand the Old Testament. This may be from being misinformed and/or from the lack of desire to find out for oneself. I have also heard excus…
After speaking with many people of various backgrounds and religions (or lack thereof), I think many people misunderstand the Old Testament. This may be from being misinformed and… http://hstuff.net/blog/the-old-testament/

XP and Red Hat

I am a GNU/Linux fan and have been for about 7 years. My home computers sport Suse 11.3 and Win 7. My work computers, on the other hand, have other things in mind. I use Red Hat 5.5 and XP. Many things have changed since I became a GNU/Linux fan. Some th…
I am a GNU/Linux fan and have been for about 7 years. My home computers sport Suse 11.3 and Win 7. My work computers, on the other hand, have other things in mind. I use Red Hat 5… http://hstuff.net/blog/xp-and-red-hat/

Auroras

Aurorae Borealis have fascinated me for a long time. Solar winds, magnetosphere interactions, etc are so cool. I love to read about them. I recently read a short article regarding the history of auroral research by Syun-Ichi Akasofu, professor at Universi…
Aurorae Borealis have fascinated me for a long time. Solar winds, magnetosphere interactions, etc are so cool. I love to read about them. I recently read a short article regarding… http://hstuff.net/blog/auroras/

Country mouse vs city mouse

I have been working in a small town for the last couple days. I work with a fellow, who shall remain unnamed, who has been unhappy with the people in the town. I inquired as to the issues. He in formed me that he felt alienated and not accepted by the peo…
I have been working in a small town for the last couple days. I work with a fellow, who shall remain unnamed, who has been unhappy with the people in the town. I inquired as to th… http://hstuff.net/blog/country-mouse-vs-city-mouse/

Atlas Shrugged finished

I finished Atlas Shrugged today. I am listening to it as an audio book and it was over 52 hours long. I think it was worth the time. The story of Dagny Taggart is compelling. Years ago I read Fountain Head, also by Ayn Rand, which at the time I thought wa…
I finished Atlas Shrugged today. I am listening to it as an audio book and it was over 52 hours long. I think it was worth the time. The story of Dagny Taggart is compelling. Year… http://hstuff.net/blog/atlas-shrugged-finished/

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