Monthly Archives: August 2009

Blackberry Storm Tips & Tricks – Google Voice app

The recent ban of the Google Voice app by Apple / AT&T made we want to try it on my Blackberry Storm to see what the big deal is. My conclusion: It does indeed “replace the core functionality” of the … Continue reading

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Swappable batteries for electric taxis

For vehicles that need to stay on the road and don’t have time for a charge, a pilot progam in Tokyo for swapping batteries in taxis. It’s an important test for Japan, too. While Japan’s 60,000 taxis represent only 2% … Continue reading

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Update: Capital and consumer in harmony, a three decade long rental story

Update August 21, 2009: After an auction Thursday, the highest bidder — Jim Rexroth, a representative of Rexroth Farms — said the land will once again be farmed. After the auction, Rexroth and Lefever both said Lefever will continue to … Continue reading

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Solar cottage industry trades solar production for storage

I watched a solar panel installation on a Springfield Township home by ASCOM Electric of Dover, Pa. today. It’s an interesting relationship between industry and home businesses. To live off the grid using solar power is impractical in Pennsylvania. We … Continue reading

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VIDEO Together, separately ever after

After Carl Williams and Peggy Gross get married Saturday, he’ll go home, she’ll go home, and together they’ll live separately ever after. Williams, 55, and Gross, 53, dated for several years before they each moved into opposite sides of a … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Tetherberry, one price tethering

Tetherberry (tetherberry.com) is a software solution that utilizes the data plan you already pay for on your Blackberry phone. There is a free trial and then a $49 one time fee. Free trial means testing. I was up and running … Continue reading

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A man, his son and American dreams

It started with a man restoring an antique biplane. With his young son, the man flew that plane across the United States and they shared our national treasures sleeping in fields beneath her wings. The restoration turned into a niche … Continue reading

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VIDEO A heartfelt wedding

Walter Reed waits for a heart transplant, but he didn’t wait any longer to marry his long-time girlfriend Candy Seitz at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York.

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Cash for clunkers brought real cash for consumers

What was more useful to consumers, $700 billion bailout of banks, insurance companies and Wall Street, $180 billion to AIG …or $1 billion that brought families scrambling for a $4,500 rebate on a new car that may save them $1K … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers, tax dollars blowing up big engines

Plug in “Cash for Clunkers” on YouTube and you get a stream of dramatic engine explosions with glove donned car technicians pouring in sodium silicate (liquid glass) and performing the not so painless death to vehicles. They are often hooting … Continue reading

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