Oct 242015
 

When you have a problem with a product, they say the first thing to do is RTFM. If you’re not familiar with that technical acronym, it means Read The F*****g Manual. Yeah, like a guy’s going to do that, right? Hell, we usually throw the manual away with the box the product came in, along […]

Mar 282014
 

Since we’ve been at the hospice facility most of the time lately, I am posting previous stories from the Gypsy Journal every few days. This story appeared in our January-February, 2009 issue, and prices quoted in the story are from that time period. For years we have heard about the amazing bargains to be found […]

I Hate Technology

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052014
 

Yeah, I know that some of my friends call me Gadget Boy because I like techno toys. But at the same time I hate technology. Okay, let me restate that, I hate technology when it doesn’t work. And it seems like around me, anything more than a flashlight is too technical and is going to […]

Feb 262010
 

A few months ago I didn’t even know what a podcast was, and now we’re the topic of one! How cool is that? For those of you who don’t know what a podcast is, basically it’s a digital media file that you can view or listen to online, or download from the internet. Kind of […]

Dec 072009
 

I talked to the owner of the RV shop where our burglary and vandalism took place over the weekend, and he told us to be there when they opened this morning, and he and his crew would do whatever needs to be done to get us back on the road in time to get to […]

Jun 202009
 

Okay, I goofed, and I know it’s my fault. But I’m still mad about it. A week or so ago we were discussing life insurance, and I logged onto Geico’s website to get a quote. The form I filled out included my telephone number, and ever since I get at least one, and usually two […]

Apr 302009
 

I’ve always been a dinosaur. I like being a dinosaur. It’s comfortable. It’s easy. It makes life much less complicated. I don’t have an iPhone, I don’t do text messages, and I don’t speak geek. But lately I’ve noticed a certain amount of geekness slipping into my life. I blame a lot of it on […]

Apr 182009
 

Yesterday was the first vending day at The Rally, and while vendors in the past have told me they did gangbuster business at earlier events, so far I don’t think anyone here in Albuquerque is setting any sales records. That may be partly due to the fact that the rally attendees are parked at the […]