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Totalitarian Trump

A few years back I wrote an article about the Tea Party and it's totalitarian aspirations. Times change and my blogging has vastly moved on. Yet I still have this article sitting in one of my archives. I rarely write on political matters these days. I've grown frustrated with American politics, especially here in North Carolina. You could argue the latest laws from Governor McCrory and his ill-abled band of merry homophobes are equally embracing the totalitarian state.  Read more »

Best Weekend Roadtrip from North Carolina

Here's the thing, everyone thinks either Myrtle Beach or the Mountains when it comes to a weekend getaway. In fact, I've been to Myrtle several times this winter and just returned from Gatlinburg last weekend, but my favorite so far has been Helen, Georgia. Interestingly, I didn't even know the place existed despite having lived here most of my life.  Read more »

The Dog House of High Point: Best Hot Dog (and French fries) in North Carolina?

It may seem like all I do is eat. I'll admit I've been doing a lot of it. The food tour continues but so does life. Yesterday I had an interview for a job in Chennai India and it went well. Lately, I've been hiking in the Uhwarries and we went to Baden Road Drive In last night where it was filled with lifted trucks and confederate flags (can I get a Yee Haw?). I've slowly picking up a few words in Hindi, here and there.  Read more »

Paradoxical Lexington: Nick's Cheeseburgers in BBQ Land

So the weekly day trips continue in the Mustang. Ran across this video from WXII on a place in Lexington called Nick's:

While Lexington may be known for BBQ, the idea of a Velveeta and chili cheeseburger made me think this was the perfect place for lunch the other day. Sure it's paradoxical to go to a North Carolina city known nationwide for pulled pork, but I'm a bit outside the box.

Nick's, named after the owner's son is somewhat of a southern comfort food haven.  Read more »

Best breakfast in North Carolina?

Lately, I've been looking for any chance to get away. I bought a convertible Mustang and with the weather approaching awesome, I've been searching for all those secret places to drive to. It's like my own Diners, Drive-ins and Dives tour. A few days ago I stumbled upon a little place just south of Burlington in a town called Saxapahaw. It's a historic mill town with just 1400 people. Oddly, it's only about a thirty minute drive for me.  Read more »

Taking a bite out of the Italian Stallion.

You know if the Greensboro Police are eating there, it's good.The movie Rocky has to be the single best love story ever made (do not argue with me). I've seen all the movies, went to Philadelphia and yesterday I had the chance to take a bite out of the Italian Stallion at Giacomo's in Greensboro. The Italian Stallion is a sandwich at this amazing little Italian deli next to the Brassfield shopping center.  Read more »

A 'honest' night in Greensboring

I had been gone for a year. Spent a good part of 2014-2015 living in Cardiff Wales and when I returned home in September and I found Susan Ladd's commentary titled "Time to put 'Greensboring' moniker to rest" sitting on my desk. I felt like it was a direct message to me.  Read more »

Upgrading Router Antennas with TP-LINK TL-ANT2408CL

So recently I've taken on a project to boost Wi Fi here at headquarters. Using a TP-LINK 840ND with detachable antennas as a repeater (running DD-WRT), I picked up a couple of new TP-Link branded 8 dBi antennas off Amazon for a few dollars.  Read more »

The Garbage Burger

Wimpy'sGarbage Burger: lettuce, tomato, pickle, chili, mustard, ketchup,
chili, slaw, cheese and God knows what else.Since arriving back in the U.S. in September, I've seen a lot of rain, snow and very poor weather. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the weather in the U.K. - In fact, I haven't seen a real summer in over a year and half.  Read more »

Four Ways to Improve Your Home Internet Speed

So I'm trying to load a webpage off the internet, it's taking forever. I notice the ads are severely slowing up the pace at which I work on the web. Then I have one of those thoughts. You know, those thoughts that turn into hours of research. I wondered if I could block ads on my entire network to improve both throughput and reduce annoyances to all devices that are connected to my router. The answer was yes, well sort of.
Right now our network consists of two WRT54Gs.  Read more »

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