Darrell’s Appliance in Beautiful Downtown Benson: One Star

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I try to go out of my way to support local, independently owned and operated businesses whenever possible. When our clothes washer broke down, we decided to get a replacement. Due to space limitations, we have to have a stacking washer/dryer. Our local big-box appliance store didn’t have any compatible units in stock and would…

Tales From a Computer Guy: “It Won’t Turn On!!!”

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I used to work for the now-defunct Totally Awesome Computers. This was a chain of local computer sales/repair shops in Northern Utah. What made us stand out from the competition were our high-quality, name-brand-component computers we sold under our own brand – oh, and the slightly nutty owner/local celebrity who went by the name of…

OPPO Watch Extended Review: A Fresh Look at the “Google Watch”

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Apple has just released its new wearable which incrementally improves on their prior version. But despite all the new bells-and-whistles, Apple Watch series 6 still misses out in one very major area: Android support. Keep in mind that Android-powered phones still outnumber iOS powered phones. So, what are the majority of us mobile phone users…

When people say “it’s just…” something… a mask, six feet, for a few more months… Keep this in mind

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When people say “it’s just…” something… a mask, six feet, for a few more months… Keep this in mind: They say: It’s just a mask. It’s just six feet. It’s just two weeks. It’s just two months. It’s just non-essential businesses. It’s just non-essential workers. It’s just a bar. It’s just a restaurant. It’s just…

Product Review: KeySmart Pro, Star Trek Edition – with built-in Tile

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Background Some years ago, I was browsing Kickstarter and came across what I thought was a pretty cool gadget which was beautiful in its simplicity: two pieces of metal attached with a bolt at either end, into which you placed your keys. This basically turns your key ring into a “pocket knife” of sorts, but…

Home Assistant, Part 2: Installation and Hardware Considerations

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First off, the official Home Assistant “Getting Started” page has a bunch of information that is VERY useful. The problem with options is that sometimes it take a lot of trial and error (which could take a significant amount of time and virtually limitless frustration) before you find out what is “right” for you. Note that…