Ebates

Ebate Big Fat Check (stub)Ebates is a rebate and savings site that will, apparently result in either money sent directly back to you in the form of a check on things bought at a LOT of websites.  I have not begun to explore it all, but I have already gotten a $35.00+ check out of a recent purchase as well as a $10.00 gift card.   Definitely worth the few minutes it takes to sign up on just the change you will shop a place on their long list. Continue reading

Snowmageddon II

Snow Again - 2015Been a couple of weeks now, but we were hit with a second major snow.  This second major snow amounted to about 13 inches in our front yard.  It did impact travel and as usual the grocery store shelves.  Thankfully, the impact was a short-lived rough 24 hour time frame (unlike the previous one that was over a week).  Anyway, very pretty snow fall pictures once again…

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Google Earth Pro – Free!

Google EarthGoogle Earth Pro has been made free by the fine folks over at Google.  Note the word pro in there, as Google Earth itself has been free for basically ever anyway.  It is a pretty cool tool to play around with, but outside of the professionals that will be using the pro components it is really that much advantage and can get kind of cumbersome compared to the regular Google Earth. Continue reading

Latin Motto

United States SealThe story goes something like this.  A high school student in Vermont, who is studying the great Latin language (a personal lament of mine that we did not have such available at my high school).  Anyway, she felt like Vermont, who has an English language state motto, needed to, like most other state and indeed the great United States itself, needed a Latin motto as well… Continue reading

White on white

whiteI have seen this problem a lot of late and I am not sure how come it is so recurring of an issue given the simple ability to fix it.  The problem is using the same foreground colors as the background color, or at least colors that are close on the color palette.  And while I would like to say it is a problem that I have only seen on the web, it is sadly, something I have seen a lot of television as well, both live broadcasts and yes, even staged shows that were filmed sometime ago…
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