Jim Gaffigan’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

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The AR-15: Americans’ Best Defense Against Terror and Crime

After the attack at Pulse night club in Orlando, Hillary Clinton looked past the obvious enemy – radical Islamic terror – and instead said “weapons of war have no place on our streets” and that we need to ban AR-15s immediately. AR-15s are fine for Hillary and her family. They’ve been protected by armed guards who use them for three decades. But average Americans who watch the news and feel genuine fear for their safety, and their families’ safety—Hillary wants to deny them the level of protection she insists upon herself.  (HT-NRA NEWS)

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How to Fix the World, NYPD-Style

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How to Become Gluten Intolerant

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Using Ad Blockers?

I ran into my first browsing alert while using an ad blocker.

Ad Blockers

While the problem isn’t directly with wired.com there are plenty of other offenders.

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Earth Day Theme Music.

I found some great theme music for Earth Day.

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Wisconsin Voter ID requirements.

English: map of voter ID laws in US

English: map of voter ID laws in US (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wisconsin Voter ID requirements aren’t all that difficult people.

How difficult is the concept of Voter ID to grasp for most folks? Apparently pretty difficult. This also lends credence to why we have issues of chalk drawings causing issues with students and people who can’t figure out which bathroom they need to use.

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law is straight forward and the requirements are at the beginning of the bill and not buried within the 25 pages of the 2001 state bill. The Cap Times article has their opinion already set on why voter ID is bad and prevents residents from voting.

I know from our own experience, getting the proper id so we could vote wasn’t an issue for us here in Northern Wisconsin.
I’m also including a copy of the Wisconsin Bill

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New Internet Service.

New internet service came to our home earlier this week.  Thanks Charter for the 65 Mbps Screenshot_1speeds.  It is wonderful.  The installation went without a hitch and the service tech was efficient and helpful.

On the downside there are two issues with Charter.

This was one of the main reasons for getting our own service, was not to have to rely on the business available wi-fi.  Now I need to find out how to get hold of Charter Customer Service and have them address the issue.

  • Charter Terms and Conditions.

We signed up for the service three weeks ago, and waited the 18 days for our install date.  All Screenshot_2 Terms and Conditionswas well, Charter took our money and we signed and agreed to all of the terms and conditions.  However we continue to get internet pop up screens which interfere with the browsing experience.  Again, a Charter #FAIL. 

This will be a continuing story, so check back as I’ll update as any progress is made.

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Google Project Fi.

Google Project Fi came on my radar recently.  (HT: Andrew Hyde)

Given where we live in Wisconsin, this looked like a great option for us, who don’t have a cell phone currently.  Lower costs, good coverage and what appear to be good phones to select, it all seems to be a great fit.

26268200962_7a5cd2f2b0_oAccording to this map from the Project Fi site, we have coverage. The green shaded area shows coverage.









Then proceeding to get signed up for the Project Fi service I get this screen.

My question becomes, which is it Google?  I understand this is your service and you get to set the qualifications for said service.  However, you show me that your service coverage is available in my area, and yet when I attempt so sign up, nope, no service for me.

Now we continue to seek a quality cell phone service.

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Fruit I like and one I don’t?

Fruit I like and one I don’t, brings us to day 10 of the 30-Day Writing Challenge.

I like most all fruit.  This is a great thing as we now live in an area that has plenty of Apple 21888397000_7077f9f84c_oOrchards and other fruit bearing farms.  When in season we can get all types of berries, and then in the fall, we have plenty of apples to go along with our local AppleFest.

I would say that there isn’t a fruit I don’t like.  I don’t care for some fruits, so when in the produce section I’ll skip them.  Watermelon is one of the fruits on my, don’t care for list.  I’m certain there are other fruits, and without making a laundry list here I’ll leave it at that.

I’m looking forward to getting a new Ninja food processor/Juice machine, in time for berry season to make fresh smoothies.

How about you and fruit?

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