Ramblings! I’ll tell you what I don’t know, and so much more.

  • Appliance Repair – Reprise

    Appliance Repair – Reprise

    This is more of a follow-up to my first post: Read it here The washing machine started acting up – again. This time the symptoms did not match any of the usual diagnosis patterns suggested on YouTube or Reddit. I think it’s a faulty Timer/Selector switch. https://www.turnerstimerrepair.com/

  • Open Access Publishing

    Open Access Publishing

    A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. https://www.mdpi.com/

  • Valentine heart pack

    Valentine heart pack

    Some free clip-art for Valentine’s Day

  • book reading update Jan 2024

    book reading update Jan 2024

    Before We were Yours I read the synopsis and was a little hesitant about reading it. What caught my attention was the story is inspired by real families and a true scandal which took place before WW2: Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over…

  • Appliance Repair and Fighting Planned Obsolescence

    Appliance Repair and Fighting Planned Obsolescence

    I maintain 3 sets of appliances: home, basement suite; and rental property. Recently I’ve had a rash of breakdowns. I thought I’d document my experience here. Kenmore Superduty Washing Machine: Age 25 years It turned out to be a $10 part off Amazon (OEM part $25). In this case the no-name part is working (but…

  • Halloween 2023

    Halloween 2023

    Hey there! Thought I’d do a post on the Eve of All Hallow’s Eve. Artificial Intelligence is Scary, Right? Wrong. Headed over to https://deepai.org/ to get a post image for this blog entry. Entered the text “Slow doom metal, a witch in a frozen land”. This prompt will make more sense further below. This is…

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