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Entries from October 2010

Senate Joint Resolution Number 5, Missouri Constitition Amendment

October 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Here we go again, politicians trying to change the Missouri Constitution to exempt one county from needing to elect a county assessor. SJR 5 requires EVERY county to have an elected County Assessor EXCEPT Jackson County Missouri! Why, it MUST be political bribery. Why are they changing our Constitution to pay off one of their […]

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Tags: Soap Box

House Joint Resolution Number 15, Missouri Constitition Amendment

October 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Never, do I get involved in politics here, that is until today. Missourians, I just read HJR 15 in its entirety. This is not a “help the POW’s” amendment, the first thing that set my bells off was why we needed an amendment to the Missouri Constitution to exempt a POW “Who has a total […]

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Tags: Soap Box

Windows 7 Hardware and Software Compatibility

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments

More and more people are switching to Windows 7 and more and more people are asking me if their hardware or software will work. Fortunantly Microsoft keeps a web site dedicated to answer such questions. This is not the end all site, but it will cover most of the questions you might have about compatibility. […]

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Tags: Hardware · Software

Geek toy for Christmas, Star Trek Pizza Cutter

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I ran accross this today and just had to share it, a Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter, great for the geek or kid who loves Sci-Fi. http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/dea2/ Though it is not “cheap” it is officially licenses and comes in a neat box, and at $24.99 it is truely¬† not expensive. For the wine and beer […]

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Tags: Non-Tech · Purchasing

Western Digital Hard Drive Naming Convention

October 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

I am a big fan of Seagate hard drives. A couple of years ago, Seagate bought Western Digital. Since then the WD brand has changed the naming convention of its hard drives. Now you can get a “Blue”, “Green” or “Black” hard drive all in the same gigabite size, such as 1TB (terabyte).

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware