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A few thoughts on Universal Basic Income

Intro I think the time has come to do some large-scale experimentation with this idea for guaranteeing a basic income for all. We’ll need something as our jobs begin to get eliminated by robots, automation and AI! Some experiments both … Continue reading

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How to change Fitbit account from one user to another

Intro I’ve had a lot of trouble with my Fitbit HR, or more to the point, with the auxiliary programs. Two different Dell computers can’t find it – Bluetooth driver problems perhaps? My Windows phone can’t sync to it 99% … Continue reading

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Move phone number from one Verizon phone to another

Intro I happened to have an old, deactivated Samsung Galaxy S3 lying around and an active one whose screen just went dark. Searches on how to transfer the phone number led to a lot of dead ends and frustration. So … Continue reading

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Amazon Fire Stick/Sony BRAVIA TV compatibility problem – one solution

Intro There is a very long discussion of this topic on Amazon.com. Sony BRAVIA models more than five years old may not work perfectly with Amazon’s Fire TV stick. I have this problem and I’ll mention my workaround. The details … Continue reading

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Keyboard macro programming

Intro I had the perfect motivation to learn a new tool. I had hundreds of repetitive keyboard clicks in my future. So my strong motivation was to save time. The details I needed to cancel about 300 changes in the … Continue reading

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SANSA flying Adventure in Costa Rica

Intro This is not a technical post but I wanted to document it here anyways. It’s good to be king! The details I was with my family recently in Costa Rica. I booked the flights late and paid dearly as … Continue reading

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Measuring the speed of a fast-moving NJ Transit train

Intro I’m trying to measure the speed of a NJ Transit train that really hauls past my station. I’ll compare results using two different methods, but no fancy equipment like radar guns. Just a Smartphone a ruler and some common … Continue reading

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The most natural ringtone of all

Intro A couple years ago I heard about conceptual art on public radio. It’s intriguing and begs the question what is art. The example provided was something like this: the artist proscribes via written instructions what the owner should do … Continue reading

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The IT Detective Agency: Internet Explorer cannot display https web page

Intro It’s a weird thing when a site that’s always worked for you suddenly stops working. Such was the behaviour observed today by a friend of mine. He could no longer access an old Oracle Enterprise Manger web site, and … Continue reading

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Experimenting with GoodSync

Intro I was thinking about doing something with photos – not exactly sure what yet. But since I have this nice decicated server with lots of space, it’s a great place to store my collection of thousands of photos. But … Continue reading

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