Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Miracle

I'm not sure if the miracle is getting the dog and cat in those clothes or to have them pose like that.

Either way, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

Enjoy these Thanksgiving recipes, facts, history and advice.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

MSNBC used our content sans permission

I am used to small websites taking content from one of ours and posting without authorization or credit. What can you do? But it always irritates me when one of the big players does.

MSNBC took direct quotes from our profile of Paige Palmer and posted it on their site without any credit to us.

That’s just wrong.

Do your own work! Or at least ask for permission (we would have given) or give credit.

When the NY Times quoted our Dante Lavelli story, they gave proper credit.
But MSNBC is far from the NY Times.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Paige Palmer

Television Pioneer, First Lady of Fitness and Fashionista Paige Palmer passed away in her sleep early Saturday (11/21) morning.

She was a true pioneer and legend and a very classy lady. I only met her a few times but she was always very gracious. My sister Debbie met her many more times and wrote her story and they had a close relationship.

Paige was one of a kind and will be missed

Paige Palmer profile

Cat Scratch Fever

IBM scientists, using an ultra-powerful supercomputer, have just replicated the cerebral cortex of the average house cat. The simulated cat brain uses 147,000 CPUs.

Insert your own cat joke here.

More details on the IBM cat

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Raffle for Macy's gift bags

Friday at 6PM is your last chance to enter the raffle for one of three gift bags from Macy's. The bags are loaded with fragrances and other products from Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and more.

As a reader of this blog, enter the following code ATFF6 in the Secret Code field to increase your chances.

Good luck.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sandy Alomar's back

The Cleveland Indians and Manager Manny Acta today announced the hiring of Sandy Alomar Jr. as First Base Coach.

Alomar, 43, spent eleven (11) seasons catching with the Cleveland Indians from 1990-2000 where he was a six-time All-Star selection and last summer was the 33rd player to be inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame.

During his tenure with the Indians, Alomar hit .277 (944-3409) with 194 doubles, 92 home runs and 453 RBI in 985 games and was the Tribe's field leader behind the plate on club's that won five (5) American League Central Division titles and two (2) American League Pennants.

Welcome back Sandy

Monday, November 16, 2009

No recession at Fab Food Show

Recession? What recession? People were spending like sailors on leave at the Fabulous Food Show this weekend.

And the celebrity chefs (Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Sandra Lee (in photo above), Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, etc.) were treated like rock stars!

Photos and more from the Fabulous Food Show

Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!

I just love that quote from Ronald Reagan's 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Germany.

With the 20 year anniversary of the Wall's demise last week (11/9) I grabbed a series of podcasts to refresh my memory and learn some new stuff about the 2 Germanys, the Cold War, the Berlin Wall and Reunification.

Of course the collapse of the Wall affected much more than Germany as the entire Iron Curtain enslaving Eastern Europe began to unravel.

I posted some info and videos of parts of Reagan's speech and the celebration as the Wall came down in the German section of ClevelandPeople.Com

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Greatest Ohio State Buckey player ever

No surprise in this poll.

When we asked ClevelandSeniors.Com visitors:

Who was the greatest Ohio State Buckeye football player of all time?

It wasn't even close.

Archie Griffin - 78%

Hopalong Cassady - 8%

Randy Gradishar - 3%

Chris Spielman - 2%

Also receiving votes were Bill Willis, Vic Janowicz, Paul Warfield, Jim Houston, John Brockington, Rek Kern, Jack Tatum and Tom Matte.

Comments and more results

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Windows 7 - what you need, what to buy

Hopefully the last 3 Great Lakes Geek podcasts about the features and benefits of Windows 7 have convinced you to give it a try.

But there are still so many questions.

What version of Windows 7 should you buy?
What hardware do you need?
Should you get 32-bit or 64-bit?
Do you need a new PC?
Is it easy to upgrade?
What about my Windows XP legacy apps?

The latest podcast covers those important questions. And remember, you can always Ask the Geek if you have more questions.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Win a pair of FREE TICKETS to the Fabulous Food Show

Win a pair of FREE TICKETS to the Fabulous Food Show. November 13-15 at the IX Center. See Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, Tyler Florence, Gus Fieri and Iron Chef Michael Symon and lots of great food stuff!

More details and enter here

RIP Incandescent Bulb

Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor of has a terrific article about the forced obsolescence of older technologies such as the incandescent light bulb.

As Lomberg says, "Just as government shouldn’t prop up legacy technologies, nor should they take the opposite approach—ban them. The European Union and the US government have taken the latter approach. The first phase of the EU’s ban, covering 100 W bulbs, went into effect September 1st. 75 W will get the ax in 2010, followed by 60 W in 2011, and closing out with 40/25 W in 2012. "

The bans are just leading to lots of purchases and hoarding.

"The ban has proved to be massively unpopular. In one poll, 64% of Austrians found the legislation “nonsensical.” Holger Krahmer, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany's FDP party, declared the ban “light bulb socialism.” Czech President Vaclav Klaus is apparently urging consumers to buy up incadenscent bulbs in droves.

And the public is responding—with their wallets. Der Spiegel reports a huge increase in incandescent sales across Germany. For 100 W bulbs, sales rose by 80-150%. Clearly, the market has decided against CFL’s."

In the US, the "100 W bulb will be the first to go, meeting its untimely demise in 2012. By 2014, incandescents will be completely eliminated. What happened to consumer choice? Fair competition?"

Read more of Lomberg's column