TV Cord Cutting for Dummys

TV Cord Cutting for Dummys

If you arrived here via search engine, my first post about TV cord cutting addresses WHY you will want to do this.

Now here’s the nuts and bolts of cutting the TV cord.

If you want to cut the TV cord and retain the ability to watch live broadcast TV you need the first item – An Over-The-Air (OTA) TV Antenna. Continue reading


I’m headed to Vegas this weekend with an old USNA buddy, and it has come to my attention that there is no betting/”Action” on the NFL Draft in Vegas.  Seems that some folks know some of the picks in advance, giving them an unfair betting advantage.

If this is in fact the case, I’ll be bringing a few of these home-made ‘NFL Draft Buzzword Bingo’ Cards along to keep things interesting. Continue reading


How Heartbleed Bug Works in 1 Cartoon

Recent reports about the Heartbleed bug should give Federal Employees and Veterans some pause.  Some of your online info may be compromised.

Mashable has a good list of what websites/web services are affected by Heartbleed.

Here is a summary table for Federal Employees and Veterans, with links to primary resources.  Note that you need to change your password on some websites NOW: Continue reading

Take Charge of your Inbox

Take Charge of your Inbox

SPAM is a staple of any camping trip, but I can’t stand it in my Inbox.  Spammers can be very aggressive and clever, so you need to set up what I like to think of as a ‘Multi-Layered Defense’.  Here’s how I dig the trenches…

1) Unsubscribe.

As counterintuitive as it is, if you’re dealing with a legitimate business (that is, one that you have already done business with and you would simply like to get off of their email distribution list), then go ahead and click the bottom of the email that says ‘Unsubscribe’. Continue reading