My water bill isn’t too bad, even with a pool. I don’t water the grass because it rains so much =) But with the shortage of water in California, not because of the drought, but because of the increase in population size and businesses using the water, it got me to thinking. How can I use less water?

Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Sensor to automatically shut off water when I’m washing my hands or dishes.
  • Timer for the shower to let me know how long I’m taking, and keep stats on previous shower times (day of week, etc).
  • Low flow water heads in every shower.
  • Don’t flush the toilet as much (you know the saying).
  • Put a half gallon jug (from old milk) and fill it with sand to displace the half gallon of water.
  • Use dehumidified water for watering the grass. I live in Florida, it gets humid so I waste electricity (that’s another story).
  • Use AC water that usually drains into the dirt for the pool & grass (if needed).
  • Collect gray water (rain water).

This is merely a brainstorm, and there are other ways I’m sure to save on water. But these are very cost effective solutions, aren’t they?


It would be amazing if Amazon could come up with a way to follow reviewers on their site. I have no idea if this is current functionality, as it is not easy to figure out.

But here are the two types of follower groups I’d like added:

  • Follow Reviewers you trust
  • Flag Fishy Reviewers – reviewers you think might be SPAM from the product owner

Follow Reviewers you trust

By having a follower I trust highlighted or at the top of the product page when I’m on Amazon, I’m able to make a faster decision. This is a little different than having a Facebook friend show up on the product page because my Facebook friends aren’t as likely┬áto purchase a product I may purchase, but someone that I follow based on their purchasing decisions, would help me decide to buy faster.

Flag Fishy Reviewers

Flagging and highlighting reviewers that I feel are fishy helps me ignore a product that I’m likely to hate. Why should I have to buy a product if it’s not good, or a product I’m likely to hate? CONTINUE READING


I listen to conservative radio while I’m at work; what I find on iHeart or The Blaze Radio (more ┬áspecifically – Glenn Beck). You know what I hear most? Defund the GOP? Oh those Tea Partiers are nut cases. I’m not Republican, I’m Conservative. Bullshit! You’re a Republican. You need to start acting like a damn Republican.

There is no reason to divide, and all the more reason to find similarities between the subsets of the REPUBLICAN Party. GOP is what? It’s another name for the Republican party, but used to target the establishment Republicans. Conservatives seem to be the goto Republican name when you’re not a big government fool, and not into Anarchy. Tea Partiers are Republicans, just a little less than a GOP. ┬áLibertarians seem to have their own party, but for major races, they’re Republicans.

What do all these subsets have in common? They vote Republican! Why feed the dumb-ass Democrats with ammunition to talk badly about good policy?

What you can do to help

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I want to rank again for Michael Barton. Therefore, I’m going to post on this blog again =)


A cute little video about online advertisers watching your every move online. I kind of agree with them. It’s one thing to want to know how many people come to your site and from what region, etc. But it’s another to track what they click on, their mouse movements, if they passed gas while on your site, etc. Even though some of my clients have made me spend weeks adding tracking codes to sites, I still agree with this video with all my heart.

Stop, stop, just stop ;)


A nice little article describing how to write your own custom jQuery selector.

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This blog is more for myself than any of you readers out there. Every so often I need to have an object of some kind or a function that has its own defaults. Here’s how to do it using jQuery:

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// function
function myFunc(options) {
    var defaults = {option1: 'val', option2: 'val2'};
    var settings = $.extend({}, defaults, options);
    // do something
}

// or, an object
var myObj = {
    init: function(options) {
        var defaults = {option1: 'val', option2: 'val2'};
        var settings = $.extend({}, defaults, options);
    }
};

Conclusion

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_vDq2iXJ4

BMW tested out a new technology, after image, that can be used to help people remember (oh, and for advertising) things. They used after image to get their logo inside of peoples heads. Watch the video.

I’m against the uses; although, this technology could be used in movie theaters, concerts, etc. to embed ideas into peoples heads. Pretty neat and pretty scary. What do you think?