Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Upcoming tasks, with a twist

I'm a big user of RememberTheMilk (aka RTM) and a tip I shared on their forum last year was highlighted in their blog this week:

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Upcoming tasks, with a twist.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Save $$$, Ooma's back at it...

I'm really surprised by the quick turnaround on their refer-a-friend promotion. This used to be a twice a year thing, but it's only been a few months since the last time.

Also... the deal is different this time around. Previously the refer-a-friend code would get you a $50 discount off of the MSRP on an Ooma Telo. This time:

Get an awarding-winning Ooma Telo, FREE Ooma Bluetooth Adapter (a $30 value) and FREE shipping for $189.99

I may be off base here, but it looks to me like the base price off the Telo may have come down. I think this very well may be a better deal.

Also different... I have five codes to give out. Again, first come... first served:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Goldsmith Lane getting Bike Lanes

This is the part over between Bardstown Road and Bon Air.

Saw this over on Every time I drove that stretch of Goldsmith I always thought that the road was really wide. Certainly wider than it needed to be. I have no idea why the road was ever built that wide in the first place, but this seams to me to be a pretty good use of the space.

You know this is going to work twice...

Excellent Penny Arcade today.

Monday, December 12, 2011

So you think this is automatic?

This is why engineers are important. :)

Amplify’d from

When are the 12 days of Christmas?

So according to the song... there are "12 days of Christmas", when is the First day of Christmas?

December 12th?  Wrong.

December 13th?  Wrong.

The "First Day of Christmas" is December 25th.  Christmas Day.  The twelfth day of Christmas is a little bit harder to figure out as it differs for different Christian traditions, but the twelfth night is always January 5th, which is immediately followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th.  The Epiphany is the celebration of the wise men visiting the baby Jesus. Yes... the wise men took a while to get there. They did not show up on Christmas Day/Night as you might think.

I'm not a particuliarly religious person, so I don't know why this bothers me so much... I suspect it's the history buff in me more than anything.

The point is:
  1. The Twelve Days of Christmas occur after Christmas day, not before.
  2. Don't take down your Christmas tree before New Years... it's still Christmas. Christmas run nearly a full week into January.
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