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iPhone’s Irking Ringtone

Like you, I got used to having my personalized ringtones. Also like you, I don’t want to pay for them. I have a large collections of songs and I don’t want to pay for a snippet of things that I … Continue reading

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A Chef’s Decision

There are many ways for restaurants to succeed, having a good chef is not really a necessity. The point is serving a well defined clientele what they want at a profit margin. In some cases, the restauranteur will be wise … Continue reading

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Minimum Wages

I had three jobs that paid minimum wage way back then. I was a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant. I re-filled water, cleared and set-up tables, folded napkins, put up chairs after closing, etc. At closing, the senior waiter … Continue reading

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All about booze

Really. Why do some people cannot hold their liquor and others cannot get drunk? Exactly what are the effective ways to deal with hangovers? Adam Rogers attempted to find the answers of these, and many more regarding alcoholic drinks. I … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea

Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test. It takes less than a minute and there are only 8 questions. I always thought myself as a Power Napper. Given a flat or reclined surface, I can start snoring in less than a … Continue reading

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Time to Hunt

I enjoyed “Point of Impact” which was the base for the movie Shooter. So I read the next one in the series: Black Light. It was OK and I grew a bit tired of Bob Lee Swagger. As I had … Continue reading

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Cholesterol: from Health.gov

From Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary GuidelinesPreviously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300 mg/day. The 2015 DGAC will not bring forward this recommendation because available evidence shows no appreciable … Continue reading

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Boeing Factory Tour

Some of us are fascinated by big machines, big factories, complicated manufacturing lines, etc. We wanted to see this huge factory of air-planes. Others are aviation aficionados, they want to experience Boeing. The rest wouldn’t mind just doing a standard … Continue reading

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Not Quite a Robber Baron

Empty Mansions claimed to be a mystery book for extravagant houses, meticulous maintained, yet unoccupied by their owner for decades. The enormous amount of money wasted on them is mind-boggling. Why is that? Who’s behind all these? No. It is … Continue reading

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Poker Night

Never done before, I hosted a poker night for about 10 people. First thing was to secure the foods and drinks. Done. Then got to find a venue. Done. Next needed a bit planning. I decided to do Texas Hold … Continue reading

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