Monday, January 28, 2008


I thnk our new cat is adjusting amazingly well, after living in a cage, starved for affection for 3 months!

Heck she looks like she owns the place now- must have been a princess in a former life

Saturday, January 26, 2008

One button for pee-pee, and another button for poo

I have a very cute niece named Tirza. On one of her first days in kindergarten, she raised her hand in class and proclaimed, "we have one button for pee-pee and one button for poo-poo." I salute Tirza for her pure, honest desire to share about cool stuff.

My sister, Rebecca, is a nationally-renowned and often cited, LEED certified green architect. This is an environmentally-friendly dual-flush toilet, one of the many very progressive neat things she built into her house.

Life Quality Enhancement #142870: Shared Online Grocery List with Mobile Browser/SMS/Email Accessibility, Speech Transcription

[depending on whether my consulting practice integrates this for clients, more detailed explanation may be coming]

1) Jott Links:

2: Name your Jott Link something easy for the speech recognition:

3) Configure the Jott Link to deliver to a particular list (or calendar, task group, etc.) you have setup in

4) Be sure to share your list with another member (my wife in this case):

Monday, January 21, 2008

secret web server in your TiVo DVR, or, "give your customers what they want or someone else will."

Open https:/// in your web browser and use 'tivo' as
the login with your Media Access Key as the password (media access key obtainable online from . If you don't know your
TiVo's IP address, you can find it under Settings -> Phone &


Saturday, January 19, 2008


To compensate for the federal government's (specifically the internal revenue service's) lack of search engine marketing skills, I offer you

My initial queries to pay certain tax forms (1040es, 540es) online returned private services that wanted one or two percent of the transaction amount in exchange for allowing me to pay online.

Friday, January 18, 2008

new house animal

please join me in welcoming Little Bit

Thursday, January 17, 2008

new toy

I flippin' LOVE my new HP Officejet Pro L7780 color All-in-One Printer/Fax/Scanner/Copier/Time-and-Space-Transport device!

What you need to know in order to understand how an office machine could result in so much pleasure is that I've been flat-bed scanning/faxing for about 10 years now. Seeing an auto document feeder at work for me is like having my own assistant!