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Arduino Digital Thermometer

So, for about a month now, I've been toying with my Arduino Uno (rev 3) board, and thinking about what (if any) useful things I could do with it. Having failed miserably at coming up with anything original, I've fallen back to one of my favorite toys: the temperature sensor.

4 years 10 months ago
Asus TF300 - image from

For those of you keeping score, this is not a story that starts out because of a post on Facebook. The big FB does play a minor supporting role in this one, however.

4 years 11 months ago

Recently this picture (right) has been circulating on Facebook (and other social media outlets, I'm sure). I feel for this woman and her circumstances. I truly do; I've been there. I've been at the point where food stamps don't put enough on the table for a meal.

4 years 11 months ago
Drupal Icon

Wow. That title's a moutful. Anyway, here's how to override a template in Drupal 7 for a specific content type (for newbies). It took me forever to find understandable instructions that I could implement on my site, and then I didn't write them down.

4 years 11 months ago
Dachsund in a hotdog outfit

This morning's chilly weather has reminded me of one of my favorite, and possibly overused, set of puns. Some puns are worse than others. This one's pretty stupid.

5 years 1 week ago
And now, a little food for thought.

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS for short) has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. I even spent some time on the anti-HFCS bandwagon, but I'm slowly re-forming my views on the subject. I don't think all HFCS is bad.

5 years 1 week ago
Christmas Sale

A friend of mine recently posted a comment on Facebook (amazing how many of these blogs start out because someone says something on my Newsfeed!) saying (in effect) "Why are stores advertising their Christmas stock now?"

5 years 2 weeks ago

Until I moved to North Carolina, I'd never suffered from allergies. Well, that's a lie. When I was a child in Texas, I had really bad allergies, as well, I was just too young to remember them. I do, however, remember the trip to the allergist when I was 5 or 6.

5 years 2 weeks ago
Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen by Elizabeth Andoh

I've suffered from heartburn my entire adult life. Recently I've noticed that most of that comes from over-eating. Let's put that aside for a moment and focus on what I actually came here to talk about: putting an end to unexpected heartburn.

5 years 2 weeks ago
First National Bank of Omaha Logo

I love Why? They're one of the few banks still offering an account that they pay you (read: no fees, they pay you interest on your accounts) to use.

5 years 3 weeks ago