A return to ASCII art


Before there was real computer art, there was ASCII art.  If you're old enough to remember, it was before printers could draw graphics, pixels, lines, etc.  They did a wonderful job of printing letters and numbers.  And, with artistic abilities you could actually create pictures.  Digital impressionism? When I read about this feature in Facebook [...]

My back is covered


We all know that we should floss.  It's a good preventative action for your teeth and gums.  It's just that it's good for you and your hygienist/dentist recommends it.  So, if you're like me, you grudgingly do it.  They're just looking out for you. I had another case of someone looking out for me this [...]

A Thimble Full of Fun


You know those popular graphics about keeping calm? They started as kind of cool and interesting. Then, the questions become - how do I create my own? A common answer is to use an editor like Gimp to edit an existing product and make it yours.  Then, we got hit with a flurry of badly [...]

Playing for Speed


Do you ever wonder if, somehow, you could make your computer work faster?  I wonder about that constantly. Since I seem to do so much on the web, it's a natural that I start there.  I recognize the limitation of my Internet Service Provider and I'll gladly sign any petition to allow for cable or [...]