Reader, Inventor, amateur musician. My interests are ... kinda strange. I hope yours are as strange.

ABC Music Notation – How could I have missed it?

My gosh — the power of this. I used to go to an Irish/American/Old Time jam session, write down a list of what was played, then go home and thumb through my books, feeling very lucky if I found a few of them. Now, as I did this week, I can just hop online, plug in my list, find almost all of them, and print out a tunebook customized to what was played that night, so I can jump quickly into the local repertoire for the next jam session. And of course, for the voyeurs among us, a free membership at TheSesssion allows one to surf other people’s tunebooks and see what they’re playing, say, over in England.

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Don’t Buy Pharmaceutical Stocks!

At least not for the long term, because they are doomed to all collapse within 10-20 years. Why? Because pharmaceuticals will be, are being, rendered obsolete. The wonder of the internet is that you can catch a whiff of an affective alternative treatment for some major horror disease on mankind,…

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Apples Conquer Lactose Intolerance

Well, if you’re like me, a lactose intolerant person living in a lactose-heavy cuisine serving society, the odds are good you have a handy bottle of supplemental lactase (Lactaid®) rattling around in your purse or glove compartment, just in case you find yourself away from home when somebody serves you cheese or ice cream. But I no longer carry that rattly little bottle. Now I just reach into the nearest fridge for what I need.

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When MSIE Won’t Show You Colors

But when I make a web page, dang it, I want to test-view it in all browsers to make sure it displays nicely for any visitor I’ve got. But one can’t do that if a major browser out there won’t show any font or background colors. All MSIE would show me was black text with blue links on a white background. And no online search would solve it for me…you will not find any other suggested fix anywhere online, not at Microsoft, not anywhere, until now.

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