It’s Saturday, December 9, 2023 and 66°F in Austin, Texas
The Big Pile of Boxes in My Garage
And why I love Amazon!
Today we learned that Governor Perry vetoed taxes on sales by online retailers. I read in the press that Amazon, a Seattle-based company with $34 billion in annual sales, was the main target of the bill. No sales tax will save me money. I am a huge customer of Amazon going back years and years. I buy just about everything from them; books, food, DVDs, TVs, computer equipment. The prices are incredible and it is just so easy to order. I have lots of things on monthly delivery, especially coffee and cereal. I can order 24-7 and they show up at the front door a few days later.
I don't pay for shipping much - I suppose I order so much at a time that I get it delivered for free. My delivery guy has been the same for years and my Amazon packages usually arrive at the same time everyday. It's very convenient.
I really use the reviews on Amazon and have posted a few myself. The reviews have saved me time and time again in making buying mistakes. I have been ugrading my movie collection from DVDs to BluRay. Sometimes the BluRays are not superior to the old DVDs and reviews have helping to avoid the bad ones.
I only have one complaint about Amazon deliveries are the boxes. I get so many of them they pile up in my garage. I should cut them up and bundle them, but I end up tossing them in a corner until the pile reaches the ceiling.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
be prepared - choose wisely
Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
save as many as you can!
With Austin making headlines and ending up on virtually every "Top 10 Best City for..." lists -- we now have about 150 people moving here daily!! We figured we should warn potential new residents of the hidden dangers of moving to Austin.
How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
Hummingbird Farms, the famous maker of body lotions seen on QVC , upgrades website with huge new product images, which increases sales
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
When users install or upgrade to Windows 10, "display scaling" may be turned on "by default" to either 125% or 150% resulting in blurriness when viewing websites or applications on certain monitors.
Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
Is Scotty Bowers, the famous Hollywood pimp telling the truth about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn being gay? Here's a confirming story...