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More Online Check Handling: Wells Fargo loses, Chase wins

Continued adventures with online check processing after AT&T sent me a $10 check (to reimburse me after I cancelled DSL about 3 months ago). Tried this evening to deposit-by-picture... Light background, dark background... No luck. When I pressed submit the … Continue reading

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Checking Deposits through the Interwebs: New Adventures in High Technology

For the past few months, I seem to spend a good part of waking weekends going to Wells Fargo to deposit a myriad of physical checks: A whopper of a check from Luminate for hitting payout! A monthly check from … Continue reading

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Lunar Lander – Original Text Version

Now I have to go Hunt the Wumpus...

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The Walking Dead Are Back

I'm not sure if I should be happy to discover there have been 8 hours of The Walking Dead released since February that I wasn't aware of until tonight. I'm suddenly cognizant of a world full of spoilers. There goes … Continue reading

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#IfIHadGlass

I'm looking forward to getting a Google Glass someday... Then I could take stunt kite pictures while both hands are occupied. It'd work for R/C planes and helicopters too! It'll also be handy when riding a bike and your phone … Continue reading

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Online 2013 California Campfire Permit

With the Super Bowl over, it is time to start thinking about Camping Season. A California Campfire Permit is only good for the calendar year in which it was issued -- so each January you need to get a refresh. … Continue reading

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Secret Bruised Broken Rib Treatment

About 4 years ago in Tahoe I remember going down a Black at the end of a fun day. I remember doing interlaced C turns: right, left, right, left: this is great! Then the slope got steeper, and I got … Continue reading

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Upgraded Internet from AT&T DSL to Comcast Business Class – So Far So Good

After Comcast stopped giving me a reasonable deal on their internet about 6 months ago, I switched to AT&T's DSL Direct Basic plan. AT&T advertised the service as offering 768kb/s down, but I guess AT&T has forgotten how to count … Continue reading

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Cluttered Room Cleaning

This weekend I was "on call" so I wanted to stay near an active internet connection and a big display. Unfortunately my office had started to resemble an episode of Hoarders with piles of accumulated paperwork; piles of camping, fishing, … Continue reading

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Camping on Friday the 13th…

Just got back from camping in the Sierras... Didn't realize we got there on the night of Friday the 13th... On a lake... With a machete in our inventory. Thankfully, everybody lived: despite the rattlesnake and the hot bacon grease … Continue reading

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