Category: How To

  • Replacing our Old DE Pool Filter with a New Cartridge Filter

    Replacing our Old DE Pool Filter with a New Cartridge Filter

    UPDATE 4/16/2022: The filter cartridge that came with the new Hayward filter lasted only 8 months (with anal care every month)! We bought a Pleatco filter from Leslie’s. So far so good. We will see how long THAT lasts. Back in the day, our DE filter was the very best! It kept our pool sparkling […]

  • Online Security: Easy, Common Sense, Precautions

    Online Security: Easy, Common Sense, Precautions

    Updated 9/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 1/23/2020 I read a headline today stating that Podesta’s password was “password”.  How STUPID!  In 2016, when his email was hacked, this was UNFORGIVABLY STUPID.  And look what happened. I have given some tips in the past in this blog, and today, I will re-iterate a few simple steps you can take to […]

  • Pixel XL Depth of Field 

    Pixel XL Depth of Field 

    Trying something new….posting from my new Pixel XL to TechyMike. Took a few pictures of Blaze and our fern this morning testing the depth of field of the Pixel XL camera. I first focused on the fern with Blaze blurry in the background. Then I focused on Blaze in the background and now the fern […]

  • Small Business How-To: Free Websites Using WordPress.com

    Small Business How-To:  Free Websites Using WordPress.com

    As a small business owner every penny counts!  Don’t spend gobs of money building a super duper fancy schmancy web site until you can afford it.   Luckily, WordPress.com offers FREE web sites (with embedded blogging capability).  They are EASY to set up and administer and save you lots of money while providing you the exposure […]