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Games – Forge of Empires

Posted in Blogging, Entertainment, Games with tags , , , on 2019/03/17 by rmolby

I discovered a cool game, Forge of Empires, just this year of 2019. It is a fun game to play and I have it running at all time that I am at home and doing stuff on the computer.

I also have it installed on my Android Phone as an app, so I can check in on my empire from time to time at work (on breaks and at lunch only, of course!) and anywhere I am when I am mobile.

Check out more at my Reviews section about the game.

Site Update – 20190117

Posted in Blogging, Gardening, LifeStyle with tags , , , , , on 2019/03/17 by rmolby

Well, I have been so busy that I just have not had enough time to create content for this blog, but I decided I need to get back into it, and spring has sprung, so I am launching a series of new pages (Articles), as well as new posts that will contribute to many more pages and articles over time.

So, one new page/article section is the reviews. I have had some thoughts, and maybe some rantings, about various subjects that have been percolating in my subconscious mind and need to come out and put to paper, or at least into blog posts and blog articles.

Also, I am adding a survival section to the blog. This will NOT be a survival bunker type of subject, but rather, about surviving life, by learning skills that can make us more independent from the grid/matrix/TPTB that want to control our lives.

Lastly, I will be posting garden information retroactively as I am going through my pictures I have taken. I always document my garden work via pictures, since I tend to remember better what I did on what day.his allows me to review last year’s work, but I also tend to forget details about the gardening from previous years – I am having senior moments now, so I thought I would post additional information to this blog and give me a another frame of reference.

Anyway, stay tuned as I get some of these pages and posts ready.

What “Patience is a Virtue” means

Posted in Blogging, Liberty, LifeStyle, Spirituality, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 2016/08/27 by rmolby

“Patience is a Virtue” When some people want something, they want it now. They demand to have it now. They don’t have time to wait. They will take what they can get now, rather than waiting a littl…

Source: What “Patience is a Virtue” means

I came across the post while researching the saying  “Patience is a Virtue” and this blog post does a better job of stating what it is than I could have said.

Patience is part spirituality, part self-control, part lifestyle, and is something not many people these days have. I personally have become much more impatient these days, but it is mostly because of all the impatience exhibited by all the other people around me.

They are dragging me down with the sinking ship that is our current civilization…

I hope and pray I can detach myself and survive the depths of plunge the current scuttled ship called civilization is taking.

I must regain my control over my own life so I can resume my self-improvement, self-education to bring my own spirituality to a higher level.

Technology – Google Local Guides

Posted in Blogging, Fun Stuff, Internet with tags , , , , , on 2015/11/16 by rmolby

While at work something caught my eye and I ended up signing up for Google Local Guides, a program that rewards you for helping Google improve their Google Maps information.

I don’t know what yo expect from the program, but ti looks to be quite simple.

Short term, I will update location pictures with either more up-to-date version or more details, but as I gain experience, I will try to provide useful information about the location I am updating, and as I gain experience, I will post about it here.

Ramblings for 2015.08.23

Posted in Blogging, Family, Health, Wordpress with tags , , , , on 2015/08/23 by rmolby

Once again it has been some time since my last post.

The wife and I have been very busy, but yesterday we managed to spend a little time at the Red Rooster Antique mall. We like to peruse the old stuff and while there I found three cookbooks that intrigued me. 20150823_084958

None of the cookbooks are antiques, but rather unusual. The first one I want to mention is the one on the right in the picture, “More-with-Less Cookbook.”

It is the only one of the three that has an ISBN number, and registered with the US Library of Congress, first published in 1976, last edition in 1980.

It is written by Mennonites who are concerned about taking care of the hungry. I plan on writing an extended review of the cookbook at a later date.

The second cookbook is the green one on the left, it is supposedly recipes for hypoglycemics. Titled “Nutritional Cookbook for Hypoglycemics” by the Hypoglycemic Club of the Quad Cities. Same with this one, I will write about later.

The last one, in the middle, may turn out to be a great find. The “McGaw Family Favorites” depicts the family, Samuel Pressely McGaw (b.1827), wife Elizabeth Porter Leslie (b.1832), and kids born from 1852 to 1871. The recipe collection was compiled in 1975, so I am not sure how authentic these recipes are, one for sure isn’t old as it calls for a packets of Lipton Onion Soup mix! However, some of the other recipes look like they could be from the mid to late 1800s.

I have bought a lot of older cookbooks over the last few months, and I plan on eventually blog about all of them, and I hope to make a few of the recipes one of these days, and I will try my best to make a post to this blog with pictures and what my families opinion is of each recipe.

Hope to get to cooking as soon as it cool of in my “neck of the burbs.”

Technology – Google restructuring

Posted in Android, Blogging, Business, Economy, Technology with tags , , on 2015/08/11 by rmolby

I just saw an article on tom’s HARDWARE stating that a new umbrella company, Alphabet, will “own” Google, and that all the smaller projects they have running under the Google umbrella will become independent subsidiaries under the new Alphabet group.

According to Larry Page, this is to enable Google to re-focus on it’s core mission, and spin off any successful projects as separate business units with their own budgets and CEOs.

I personally think this is a good idea. Google is a behemoth that must be difficult to manage, and probably impossible to audit. Too many small projects cluttering up the business. By breaking things up each business unit should be able to run meaner, and maybe leaner once it is running profitably.

Ramblings for 2015.07.05

Posted in Blogging with tags , on 2015/07/05 by rmolby

Well, yesterday I didn’t feel so hot. I was achy all over and it was too hot and humid outside to do anything, so I vegetated a lot.

I have to say, I forgot how much time I used to spend on creating the Google Doodle posts… as yesterdays took me a long time time to put together. I will probably reserve these to special dates like the holidays and so on.

Well, not much else to say. I am busy as heck and will try to post more if I can.

Employment – Another new job!

Posted in Blogging, Computer Hardware, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Employer Work, Employment, Income, Technology with tags , , , , , , on 2015/06/17 by rmolby

So, this is week four of yet another new job – and I’m loving this one, too.

As it turned out, about 4-5 weeks ago a former co-worker of mine made me aware of a job position, and after hearing and reading about the employee benefits, and potential salary range, I took the plunge and applied.

Low and behold, I got a call in the middle of May, and by then end of May 2015 I was hired and working for the new employer.

I have to say, in some ways this job is easier due to the corporate compartmentalization, and all the pre-built, organized way of doing business. I have virtually no engineering to accomplish, I can shine at what I do best, which is a troubleshooter of computer and networked peripherals.

Add to that the better offering of benefits in health, life and retirement, and I am a much happier camper. So, I can say, I liked the last job very much, and I liked all the people I worked with, but I like this current job better; while I miss the previous co-workers, my current bunch are great, just as relaxed and mellow, and I am in my element.

Thank you to my fellow co-worker for getting my attention and pushing me to apply! You know how you are 🙂

Technology – Review – iView STB3500II

Posted in Blogging, Entertainment, Liberty, Technology with tags , , , , , , , on 2015/02/21 by rmolby

Back in August of 2014, I talked about slowly reducing our recurring bills, and one idea was to cut out the Cable TV bill, and one way I decided to cut down is to only have Over The Air (OTA) TV service, and to use Amazon Prime, Crackle, Hulu, Netflix and other services to fill the lack of regular cable channels.

iView 3500STBII

iView 3500STBII

So, in December 2014, I ordered the iView STB3500II. I had heard a few good things about the device, and one of my co-workers bought one for his office so he can keep an eye on the news.

I read the review on Amazon and at Newegg, and it seems that it is a mixed bag of opinion as to how well the unit works, but I went for it, and now that I have been using it for a while I am quite impressed with its quality and feature sets.

First, a few words of caution, there are a few quirks to the unit, not bad, but something one needs to be aware of.

  1. The unit is slow to indicate it is starting up. When you push the power button, there is no immediate feedback that it is powering up.
  2. When you first set it up, you need to do it using the composite (Yellow-Red-White) cable. It will not auto-detect what is connected to it. This is a major drawback if your TV only has digital inputs. I have an older 720p LCD TV and  it has a lot of different inputs, so it is not a problem, but I struggled trying to make it work with the component (Magenta-Green-Blue-Red-White) output until I realized you start with the composite, then switch it in the settings to component or HDMI. I chose component as my output because I have three inputs on my TV and the iView and my DVD player are the only units with component outputs.

Next, I want to talk about reception. I am currently using the RCA ANT112F “rabbit ear” indoor antenna, bringing back memories from pre-cableTV days.

This antenna seems to be a good paring to the iView as I get excellent reception on all available channels here in the greater Oklahoma City Metro area. I am located just 3 miles south of downtown OKC and I am in range of all the local channels. I have only notice pixelation one time during some really gray and dank conditions, and I don’t even have the extendable antenna booms expanded out.

The antenna just sits on top of the TV armoire, so it is about 8 feet (2.4m) off the ground and there is a good size brick chimney between the antenna and the majority of the TV stations, so just this little bit of elevation off the ground is sufficient for good reception. My PBS station 13-2 OETA-OKLA transmits in something wider than 16:9, I am making the assumtion it is 21:9, but it looks awesome on my 720p TV, currently showing an Outdoor Oklahoma episode. PBS 13-1 OETA-HD on the other hand is in 16:9 and crystal clear watching Hometime home improvement show. 34.-1 KOCB-HD in 16:9 comes in crystal clear as well. 34-2 getTV is a classic TV channel broadcasting in 480i and the remastered B&W show on right now looks crystal clear. Not bad for an US$8 antenna.

The last thing I want to talk about is a cool feature I really like, and that is, I can schedule shows to be recorded to a USB flash or hard drive. I have not used the feature much except to test it. The word is still out how well the videos play on devices other than the iView, but playback on the iView is like watching live TV.

So, overall, I have to say, I am impressed with the quality of the iView, especially for the price at less than US$50.

I would rate the iView 3500II a 4 1/2 on a 5 star scale, or 9.0 to 9.5 on a 10 scale rating.

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