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My son, Dennis', 1983 Honda Passport 70 cc scooter was stolen on Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 606 E. 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80213 (Capitol Hill). Scooters are not required to be licensed in Colorado, so it does not have a license plate. It is blue and white with a torn black seat.The turn signals are damaged with broken lenses. If you see the scooter, please call me on my cell 303-594-6453 immediately. THANK YOU. (Please see photo below.)





Occasionally, I will use this section to post hints and tips:

1. If you use Comcast for Internet and email and suddenly you are unable to send and/or receive emails, the first thing you need to be aware of is that Comcast only allows certain ports for sending and different certain ports for receiving. They occasionally change the ports (sometimes they announce it and other times they don't). So, if all of a sudden you end up dead in the water, the first thing you need to do is check their site for the allowable ports and then see if you own match. The last three days I realized that I was not receiving emails. It took me three days because actually it was kind of nice, but then I came to realization that something was wrong. I could send emails, I just couldn't receive them. I even went to their own site (which I hate to do) to see if 1,001 emails were sitting there. Nothing. Mail box empty. I looked at their help forum and read all the messages about the ports. My port numbers were correct. I booted all the computers completely down and also the router. I turned my iPhone off and then on. I brought everything back up. I had never lost Internet -- just email. After bringing everything back up, nothing was different. A few nights before, Windows had downloaded several new updates. Thinking one or more of these updates had messed something up, I restored my computer to a week before. Still nothing different. The other computers in my office using different signons for email, etc. worked fine. It was only "my" email address that was the problem. I could send emails from MSN which doesn't use ports, so after all these elimination steps, I came to the conclusion that it was Comcast. Signing back onto their site, I took a look t my account. In their email tab, there are several different settings -- low and behold, the very last one said something along the lines of "allowing email addresses ..." there was a yes and a no slider. The yes was highlighted but there were no email addresses listed. So, in Comcast's eyes and my computers/phones eys, they began thinking that accepted email addresses had to be specified and if the address wasn't there, then "no mail for you" -- unchecking that stupid slider did the trick. I assumed that I would be bombarded with emails for the last three days, but nothing -- the emails/texts went to some black hole in never-never land and never to be seen again. I have no idea how this option got checked, but I'm assuming it was be a pretty recent Comcast addition since there were no forum solutions. So, just another troubleshooting hint if you have Comcast.

2. Fax machines hold a memory image of everything that has been faxed. Recently I experienced a major power outage lasting more than 45 minutes. When the power came back, my fax machine decided to take on a mind of it's own and randomly chose a fax from memory to resend. Digging out my manual, I found a section to "clear out fax memory" which I'm now going to do on a regular basis.

3. Before calling a software technician, take a look at the CD and see if it is a DVD or CD -- then check to see if you have a combo DVD/CD ROM drive or just a CD readable/writable drive.

4. I can view my web-page statistics to see what phrase(s) people Google, Yahoo, etc. to find me. Recently a "wannabe lookie Lou" entered the search engine phrase "what fee do i charge ink jet printed page" -- this is exactly how it was typed. I'm not sure why I came up for the search because I don't advertise the use of ink jets. At any rate, why would any professional use an ink jet printer in this day and age? Yeah, you can buy one dirt cheap, but lasers use toner which yields me approximately 11,000 pages, while my ink jet uses ink where I can print maybe 300 pages -- do the math and it costs more than half as much to operate the ink jet.

5. Digital recorders are not all the same. When they originally became available, the price made them pretty much out-of-reach for most people. However, the prices have dropped drastically. As with anything else though, there is quite a price difference in "knock-offs" and name-brand models. Some people are finding that what they thought was a bargain, turns out being nothing more than a pain in their rear, because once recorded, files can't be downloaded. Know what you want to do with the recorder before you buy--and make sure you will be able to do it with the particular recorder you are looking at buying. My own recommendation is Olympus. Even among Olympus models, there is the low-end and the high-end. I use the DS-3000 model.

6. Telemarketers have begun sending text messages to cell phones because of the National Do Not Call Registry. Apparently, text messages do not fall under the Do Not Call Registry. I don't know about all carriers, but with Verizon you can create an online account and go into the Text Messaging section and Text Blocking where you have the option to "block all messages sent from an e-mail" and "block all messages sent from the web." These spam telemarketer text messages are being broadcast from websites. This block does not affect text messages you send or receive from cell phones -- although I'm not sure how it treats Blackberry phones.

7. Computer viruses used to be just an annoyance. Today they are written to steal identities and destroy computers. If you suddenly get popups on your screen advising that your computer is at risk and you have viruses, DON'T, I repeat DON'T try to cancel out of the popup and DON'T simply turn your computer off hoping it will be gone when you turn it back on. DON'T buy the popup software promising to clean your computer. Instead, Alt-Ctrl-Del, go into your taskbar and close down the virus from there. This will not eliminate the virus and the program will still be on your computer. Unless you really know what you are doing, pay a computer geek to completely remove the virus and all associated files, .exe and .dlls.

 8. Do I really have to say anything? --




Gavel Banging

July 2008 - CONGRATULATIONS to my Dentist, Luan K. Tran who passed the Colorado Bar Exam and who, on Fridays, is now known as Luan K. Tran, Attorney at Law and Luan K. Tran, DDS on Mondays thru Thursdays.


October 2008 - CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Conte, Attorney at Law on passing the Florida Bar Exam.

- All of our Love, Carolyn & Butch -


I recently came across an article about working with the left or right side of the brain. Apparently, most people are neither all left or all right. Upon taking the test, my results appear below. Go ahead and take the test yourself -- it's pretty interesting.

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (72%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (30%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by


When Challenger Flies


Whiteys Junk Yard

The price of gasoline is coming down -- for how long, who knows.

Relief from the rising gasoline costs

Winter's almost here. Remember to clear your sidewalk.

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Would you agree that the oil companies are gouging the American Public?
Reported in the San Francisco Business Times May 2, 2008: Chevron reports $5.17 billion profit in 1st Quarter 2008.
If that doesn't boil your blood pressure, how about --
 "Chevron's CEO and chairman, David O'Reilly, earned a salary of $1.65 million in 2007. His total compensation for the year was $31.5 million."

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