So I Got Distracted

Life does have a tendency to intervene sometimes. Here is a quick list of items about which I plan to post more detailed opinions in the near future:
  1. Jeep Liberty Diesel - Good, but why aren't there more of then and why the heck does New York State ban them?
  2. Region Code Hacked Toshiba DVD - Cheap, easy and works great.
  3. Sony Wega Plasma TV - Expensive, complex, and for some viewing works not so great, but when it does work: Wow! When watching HBO's Deadwood in high def you worry that the main street mud might splash onto your living room rug.
  4. Treo 650 - My constant companion and more rugged than you would think, with great battery life and a backlight so bright I use it as a flashlight when navigating my hotel room in the dark.
  5. Marriott Hotels - Highly reliable and honest to boot.
  6. Direcway Satelitte Internet - Works way better than dialup and may be the only alternative to POTS for some rural locations. But there are some kinks, like periodic sluggishness. May get better now it has made the transition to HughesNet.
  7. Extended Range Wifi - Now practical, even on a budget--we now serve our neighbors with a 500 foot link across the marsh using one of these Backfire antennas.
  8. Home Made Heart Monitor - A cheap way to let your doctor hear your heart (plans to follow).
So, with apologies for my tardiness, I will go off and start writing.


Opinions Aplenty

I am starting this blog as a place to park my opinions on consumer goods and services, everything from Amtrak to Zeus knows what. I am intrigued by the possibility that, through the sharing of my opinions, I might help other people make good decisions or avoid bad ones.