Monthly Archives: March 2013

Charter fights spam

Usually I’m critical of my Internet service provider when I can’t do what I want to do. In this case I was trying to forward email spam to a spam-reporting service. Charter Internet, who is my provider, blocked my sending … Continue reading

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I am please to announce completion of my latest audio book, Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov. When I started this project, I thought it would be a fairly uninteresting reading of an unknown work by a little-known author. That’s not how … Continue reading

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Degen DE32 AM/FM/SW radio/MP3 player

This is an interesting little shirt-pocket radio available on eBay for under $30. It has a few nice features and some drawbacks too. The radio covers the US FM radio band as well as the low FM band (64-87 MHz) … Continue reading

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Dealing with telemarketers

Here’s some plain talk about telemarketing. Lots of web sites offer advice, but it’s mostly useless. About the only thing you can do in the US is to register with the National Do Not Call Registry. Register your mobile phone … Continue reading

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