Agave Nectar Bread

Last week Carol tasked me (I volunteered, actually) with making a “double batch” of bread, in the hopes of making 3 sandwich-style bread loaves for hamburgers at an office event for Carol.

While it turned out very tasty, it was unfortunately too moist, and didn’t rise in the pan enough to really make big enough slices for hamburgers.  We cut each loaf in half, making six half-loaves; slightly sweet and airy, it makes a great morning snack with a little butter. Read More

Visual Studio 2015 – Installation

Back in April I installed Visual Studio 2015 on my laptop. Best I can remember, it went along without a hitch.  I got an entry in the app list for “Visual Studio 2015”, which I then “pinned to Start” a dragged up to the top.

But on my desktop machine — my main development environment — I wasn’t so lucky. Read More

Phoenix Temperatures

Here’s some interesting information — supported by actual pictures of temperature of surfaces near our home in Ahwatukee (Phoenix, AZ) — that shows just how hot the pavement can be. Read More

2015 Projects

Now that 2016 is upon us, I decided I’d take a look at projects I worked on during 2015.  Some of them were started in 2014 — and there’s the rub: most of the 2015 projects went unfinished, and have become de facto 2016 projects.  Or not.  Here’s there list of what I worked on, with some links to other posts for more information.

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Tripp Lite G1000U Fault – Fixed!

20151002_123014654_iOS-cSo this morning I come to my home-office and find my four monitors dark.  Nothing unusual, except that a wiggle of the mouse and a tap of the keyboard fail to bring them to life.  I glance down at the UPS and find that it, too, is dark.

Apparently during the night my Tripp Lite G1000U UPS “faulted”, and somewhere along the way, it shut down, taking everything else with it. Read More

Jackery “RMA Video” – Update

After sending my video and blog link to the folks at Jackery, I got a nice Email from Julie, who explained the reasoning behind the request for a video.  It’s actually quite interesting, and makes a lot of sense.

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Jackery Bar – Won’t Charge

Update: See my post about the Jackery RMA Video process.


I purchased my second (and third) Jackery product back in February 2015, and last week (late August 2015, after about 6 months) it wouldn’t charge when the micro-USB charging cable was inserted.

I contacted Jackery customer service: Read More

One Medical – My Experience With Concierge Healthcare

Have you ever been to a new doctor’s office and been totally impressed by every person that worked there? Totally pleased with the registration and appointment process? Thrilled with the follow-up communication from the entire medical team? Read on, and read with amazement! Read More