Sunday, July 7, 2019

Personal: Do you like my stories?

 I realized that I really enjoy telling stories! This came to me as I was explaining to my son that I'm trying to make our family history interesting to him and his sons.

My interest in my family's genealogy is not for the research, but for what it tells me about people in the context of their time whether it's 20 years ago or 200 years ago..

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

FYI: ABCInc.biz Blog moved to ABCInc.pw

At the end of June, 2019, I bought the domain name ABCInc.PW

ABCInc.pw now points to my blog for a BetterComputer, Inc.
Jaggers.pw continues to point to my personal blog.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

FYI: Opps! More Cutting the Cord



My TV world was good since I "cut the cord" 4 months ago.

My world was good until Tuesday, when Fox News went away.

I still had CNN, BayNews9, and a handful of other channels. But Fox was not longer available.

... I have just finished an hour on the phone tracking this down, and now I'd like to report what I've learned...


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Fun: Rix Beach

This was one of the first videos I made. Yes, I'm bragging!
(30 seconds)
8 Miles To The Beach

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

FYI: My Why ~ Roku Devices

In February, 2019, I "cut the cord" by dropping my cable TV subscription and began using an Internet streaming device.
  • All TV broadcasts use digital signals, anyway
  • Video quality is the same whether decoded  by a cable box or a streaming device
  • Streaming devices are available from familiar names 
    • Roku (stick, premier)
    • Amazon (Fire: stick & cube))
    • Google (Chromecast)
    • Apple TV 
  • They all have HDMI connections/cables

My Roku Review


I personally use Roku, and here's why...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

FYI: "Cutting the Cord" Follow-up

It's been a month since I returned my digital cable boxes and "cut the cord."

(I had written about it then)  ...and here's the next chapter 😊...

Friday, February 15, 2019

FYI: I Dropped Cable TV ~ AKA "Cutting the cord"

Here is my story about dropping Spectrum Cable TV!


I cut the cable but I can still watch more TV than I have time for.

And... I'm saving over $100 per month!!!

Here is what I am now paying:
  • $51/mo for 100mps Internet
    • I have over 50% more Internet speed
    • The hardware (modem/router) is included.
  • $23/mo for Spectrum TV app
    • I have my BayNews9 channel.
    • I have local broadcast stations with no need for an external antenna.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fun: Cassius the Cat stories ~ Kitty Litter

Cassius (AKA "Cash") was a good companion for me.

I was divorced in the 1978, and was pretty much living alone.

These are stories about Cassius in my life.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FYI: Book Review, Writing

I picked up two books about writing, and the underlying message was that writer's must have discipline!
  • "Write Where You Live | Successful Freelancing at Home Without Driving Yourself and Your Family Crazy" by Elaine Fantle Shimberg (c1999)
  • "A Writer's Time | A Guide to the Creative Process, from Vision through Revision" by Kenneth Atchity (c1986)
  • For What It's Worth: This is 2018, so these words were written 20 and 30 years ago. The Internet and the success of print-on-demand (POD) self-publishing are new since those books were written, but I felt these books have perspectives and lessons that are still relevant today.