Aug 152012
About android phones...where's my sign?

            Yes…the post title up there…”Where’s my sign?”…is a reference to the comedy routine “Here’s your sign” of Bill Ingvall’s fame. I think I’m going to have to get one…a sign…made for myself, and soon. You see, I’m something of a Luddite. No…let me correct that…I’m a LOT of a Luddite. Remember WAAAAY back in the last century…along about 1998 and 1999…when all of the dire predictions about how Y2K was going to bring down the electricity grid, was going to kill all of the phones, was going to put all cars on the side of

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Aug 022012

Many homesteading, self sufficiency types ask me about honey and how to produce it at the homestead level. Unfortunately, back when I was in the honey business it was pre-JuicyMaters and I was focused on actually taking care of my 66 hives, and there are no pictures or video. The video below gives a good time line of the steps in harvesting honey, though on a much larger scale and with automated equipment. For a homestead type situation, 2-3 hives is perfect…plenty of honey without a lot of expense. Plus…I’m in love with

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This is a bit odd…

 Posted by at 2:34 pm  Eureka Moments
Jun 302012

I really don’t know whose side I’m on about this video…the gals who are thinking, “Dang it…why couldn’t MY hubby have been that creative.”, or the guys that read my blog who are thinking, “Damn, Bob, you are gonna make us look bad.”…I just wish Irish was here to see it…

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A perfect mating

 Posted by at 10:02 pm  Eureka Moments
Apr 272012
A perfect mating

A shuttle, the “Enterprise”, flew, but never flew in low-earth orbit.

The “Enterprise” was an experimental model, never intended to travel into space. It’s only “air time” was when it was taken aloft like we are used to seeing it moved, like today…on the back of a Boeing 747. It did not always land that way, however.

There were 6 “flights”, one unmanned and 5 with a testing crew, in which the Enterprise was taken aloft and landed attached to the 747. These flights were to test systems and to see how the combination flew and how the combined craft responded. (The pucker factor for the first 747 pilot on the first flight must have been REALLY high…LOL. If you don’t know what “pucker factor” is, I’m not telling…this IS a family-safe blog).

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Apr 172012
Truly...a bacon-wrapped Eureka Moment!

…but I gotta tell y’all, this guy has a handle on solving one of BBQ’ing’s most vexing problems…how to cook bacon-wrapped foods without burning the house down or having a new delicacy…”Raw Pork With Burned Scxallops”.

Since we ARE talking BBQ, I would have much preferred he throw around words like “Bubba” and Budweiser”, but I suppose we can put up with his being a little stuffy if it solves a cooking dilemma problem, right?

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