URIs: The Anatomy of a Web Address

Background We often take for granted the ease at which we can retrieve “stuff” over the Internet. Recently, at work, I was asked what sounded like an easy enough question, but the answer was based upon multiple layers of prerequisite understanding. A simple question turned into a fairly lengthy explanation. Just in case that explanation…

My GEICO Horror Story: It feels like GEICO is punishing me for being the victim

Never trust a talking lizard trying to sell you insurance. To recap, while taking my wife on a date, parts from a tiny house being towed hit my brand new car. That should be a simple claim, right? Unfortunately, the party at fault has GEICO for their insurance. At first, everything seemed okay. Then it…

The Republic is dead. Long live the Republic!

Last night, Count My Vote, SB54, and the Buckshot Caucus won – and the Republican process lost. A “former” Democrat didn’t care about your elected neighborhood representative – your Delegate – and instead of going through the Convention process, paid his way onto the Primary Ballot. Well, “he” didn’t pay, out-of-state special interest groups paid…

Report on Pocatello ARC Eclipse Event Planning Meeting

My wife (Natalie, KG7EEZ) and I (Joe, KF7NWA) attended the Eclipse Event Planning Meeting held at ISU by the Pocatello ARC last night. Here are the notes and observations I took. Eclipse Event Impacts The City is estimating a “realistic” 68,000 influx of people to the Pocatello area. Other organizations have estimated 3-5 million, but…

Help Keep Solar Affordable in Utah

The Utah Public Service Commission is scheduled to hold a Public Witness Hearing (Net Metering 14-035-114) today, 09 August 2017 to discuss Investigation of the Costs and Benefits of PacifiCorp’s Net Metering Program (Docket No. 14-035-114). The following is an open-letter and submission of public witness comment to the Utah Public Service Commission. Please feel…