radio news

We had a really good meeting of the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) yesterday evening. I presented my ‘dream’ of having a club open house in the Darby Library where we show’n’tell about amateur radio. There we sign up people for weekly classes in the library and get more licensed Hams in the South Bitterroot. I was pleasantly surprised that […]

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coffee roasting, brewing

I really enjoy GOOD coffee, down wimpy stuff just enough to be polite and pour out the crankcase-oil version after the first sip (trying to do it discretely, mind you). Truly good coffee is hard to come by. I have evolved through many processes to my current setup that is pretty reliable and sustainable. I buy 20-pound bags of very […]

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you are

You are not the shoulders you stood upon to gain a better view. You are not simply a product of those who laced their fingers together to give you a boost up. You are not the certificate someone printed upon completion of their course. While you cannot separate who you are from those parts of your history, you are so […]

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Linux users meet in Darby

Linux sharing group meets in Darby Library Friday, August 2nd from 10:00-noon Friday, August 9th from 10:00-noon Friday, August 16th from 10:00-noon Friday, August 23rd from 10:00-noon Friday, August 30th from 10:00-noon If nothing else, we can use the Darby Library’s great community room, hard-wired and wired high-speed Internet, savor the air conditioning. I expect, however, that those of us […]

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Become the Leadership Cadre

This came my way in an e-mail. I have no idea who J.M. is or where else this is published, but thought it was worth sharing. I changed a word and inserted paragraph breaks for readability. It is long and targeted to a specific audience. Read and review when you have a chance. – Ted Think Globally, Act Locally: Become […]

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SOF Imperatives for Preparedness

This came my way in an e-mail. I have no idea who J.M. is, but thought this was worth sharing. I changed a word and inserted paragraph breaks for readability – Ted The SOF Imperatives for Preparedness (I was working on the revisions for “The Book” today, and as I re-read and made notes to this section, I realized it […]

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router

Missy and I are investigating satellite Internet from 25 miles up as our Verizon from a tower 4.5 miles away is intermittently acceptable – the rest of the time NOT. So I asked Craigslist to tell me the real-world cost of a (data) router as the ability to use wireless anywhere in the house won’t be included in the new […]

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fire hazard alert

From my mother, I have a sense of smell that is particularly well-suited as a smoke or pre-smoke detector. It alerted me to something amiss in the kitchen. I tracked it to my wife’s plastic tool box and the battery-operated soldering iron within. The tools and hardware in her well-stuffed box had shifted into a position that depressed the trigger […]

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prevent home invasion

While nothing short of being homeless will completely turn the trick, some commonsense steps can reduce the likelihood your home will be invaded by common thieves. 1. Be a good neighbor I don’t think there is any factor more important than this one. It is significant for robberies, burglaries, and crucial in natural and man-made disasters. Know your neighbors. Accept […]

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layabouts and leaches

Unfortunately there are idlers and parasites who deface good things created by and for good people. Every time constructive people come up with a way to prevent one abuse, the idlers find another. The Internet is a good example with lazy slobs messing up or riding on the back of creative folks who produce and share constructive or artistic websites. […]

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news reports

I do not watch television. I get my news primarily from reading selected news online. I also watch some online videos and listen to audio online. Granted, everything online is not accurate, but more of it is than what the mainstream media monopoly puts out. Here are two that I recommend. They are somewhat urgent and certainly should inspire further […]

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scrappy foods

I am pretty sure this poster isn’t comprehensive, but it sure brings up a great idea. It also introduces me, and now you, to an interesting and potentially useful website. Foods That Will Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown vegetables, and there are heaps of different foods that will re-grow from the scrap pieces […]

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