The new address for this blog is http://www.bpadair.com. This site will be deactivated in the coming days. Please update your bookmarks and links.
I wanted to thank everyone that has been visiting this site over the last couple of days, I greatly appreciate the positive response that I have gotten. I also wanted to apologize for not posting more today. The reason is, I am moving to a different web host and I am going to be running this site under my own domain name. This site will remain active for a while so that people can update any links, bookmarks that they may have. Also, all of the posts from this site will be moved to the new one once it is active. The new site will be www.bpadair.com. This site should be active within the next 24 hours. I am going to try to make as many posts here in the meantime as I can, however, the transition is keeping me busy.
For those that are curious, I am moving to a new host, because while wordpress.com provides a great service, they do not offer the flexibility that I am looking for and that I can get with a paid host. I will post more later today and keep you as up-to-date as possible.
Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings as they win their 4th Stanley Cup in 11 years. It was a fun and exciting game last night and the Wings played extremely well. You could tell that they did not want to let the series drag on. Congratulations again on a great game!
This is the daily open thread. Have fun and keep it clean!
This news is breaking as we speak. An advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign as announced that Hillary will be officially ending her bid for the White House on Friday. This means that we can put an end to the theory of a floor fight or a challenge before the credentials committee. The battle for the Democratic nomination is officially over. Now, if only she would have had the class to concede last night and congratulate her opponent instead of spending an entire day to make sure that there were no more angles for her to work.
This is part two in my feature series of McCain v. Obama. This post will deal with their stands on economic issues. First the key points of the McCain platform.
- Wants a summer gas tax holiday, to help relieve some of the strain on Americans pocketbooks.
- Wants to allow eligible homeowners to “trade-in” their current mortgage for a more affordable one.
- Wants to create a mortgage abuse task force.
- Wants to double the personal exemption for dependents.
- Wants to eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax.
- Wants to require a 3/5 vote of the Congress to increase taxes.
- Wants to reduce the federal corporate tax rate by 10 percentage points to 25%.
- Wants to ban internet taxes and new cell phone taxes.
This is a tip that would be useful to everyone, however, it seems that very few people actually know about it. There are actually two types of reboots for Windows based computer systems. They are called a “cold-boot” and a “warm-boot”.
A cold boot, or cold reboot occurs when the entire computer shuts down and then restarts. This restarts the BIOS and all of the equipment attached to the machine. There are many times that this is not necessary. For example, most of the time that software or updates require a restart, they only need Windows to be restarted and not the whole machine.
Restarting just Windows is called a “warm-boot” or “warm-reboot”. To perform this hold down the SHIFT key while selecting the RESTART option, this will cause the computer to only reload the OS and not the entire machine. Depending on the speed of your computer, this could save you 10secs to several minutes of boot up time.
Be sure to check out this great top ten list by Lifehacker. It is various new uses for ordinary office supplies. Even if you already use ordinary office supplies in unusual ways you may find something else useful here. My personal favorite is:
5. Turn a letter tray into a network rack.
Even if you’ve got a simple DSL connection at home, you likely have a high-speed modem, a router, and a power strip taking up space—not to mention external drives, CD/DVD-Rs, and other gadgetry. Buy some cheap, stacking letter trays, and you’ve got the makings of a DIY network rack, kind of like what IT guys use to keep their hard-working devices, and their multiple cables, together. If you’ve only got one or two networked devices, consider using the extra space for cell phones or other recharge-needing gadgets.
You can read the full article at: http://lifehacker.com/394861/top-10-office-supply-hacks.
I am begining a series of articles in which I will do a side-by-side comparison of the McCain and Obama’s stands on the five issues that I feel are going to be the most important to voters during this election. The issue on which each person will be evaluated are: the economy, energy, healthcare, the war in Iraq, social issues in general. Each article will describe the position of each candidate and then a scorecard where I rate each candidate. The scores will range from 0-5 depending on how I feel about each candidates stance. There will be a running total and at the end I will pick a winner, and this is the person that I am going to endorse and cast my vote for. However, this is subject to change if there is a significant change in the position of one or both of the candidates.
If you have any topics that I failed to mention that you would like to see discussed please let me know.
Part 2 of this series will be posted later on today.