March 29 – a reason to visit White Plains.

I was officially eligible for an appointment on February 15, so I checked the website like I was scouring for Taylor Swift front-row tickets at SPAC. There were several options at the time, but I wasn’t having much success. The Albany site was booked up to the moon, no appointments were available. Ditto in Utica.…

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The MyHeritage site and its “Deep Nostalgia” photorealism

I’m still not sure how I feel about this. It’s a nice feature, but … um … Genealogy site MyHeritage.com – you know, the site where they claim if you look far enough into your past, you might find that one of your ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence or something (heck, the only thing…

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So there once was a web series named Bottle Service…

Ten years ago, a friend asked me if I would be interested in working on a new locally-produced web drama. The drama, Bottle Service, would take place at an exclusive nightclub, “Club It,” and all the storylines therein. I can do that. So for a week, I worked on this series. I appeared in a…

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Innovera’s quality and product control needs a LOT of work.

An update. Last Monday, the toner cartridge on my Dell e515dw printer ran out of toner. I contacted my personal office supply store, W.B. Mason, and they grabbed a compatible Innovera refurbished toner cartridge and shipped it to me. The cartridge arrived on Tuesday. The box said Dell, but the product inside said Brother. And…

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Bachelor Cooking: Porterhouse Steak a la Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This recipe took me a while to set up, so bear with me. Last year, after the CEO of Goya Foods essentially bent the knee and kissed the ring of Donald Trump, House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted homemade recipes for the spice adobo from her Twitter followers. Well, instead of finding all the dry…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 27 2021

Good morning, my dedicated blog readers. It’s Saturday, and you know what that means. Once a week, I share the blog posts and photos and podcasts of the people on my personal blogroll. Some of them were fellow bloggers from my days with the Times Union; others I’ve met through various social events; some blogs…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for February 26, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Notable on today’s playlist is the Mohawk Valley radio debut of the band Plush, as led by The Voice finalist Moriah Formica,…

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So I once pulled a syndicated radio show off the air…

Recently, I’ve been involved in a really fun project regarding the history of Hamilton College’s radio station, WHCL. The station’s lineage goes back a long ways – right now I’m discovering that there was a radio club on campus somewhere in the start of World War II, with the call letters of WHC. The station…

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The continuing transphobic adventures of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a troll. Let’s just put that out there. Why else would this QAnon clown do this yesterday? Right now, there’s something going through the House called the Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. It’s a bill that Congresswoman Marie…

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