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March 26, 2017
From the corner booth...
- If you see old information on this website, please let me know. I just found out that one bandleader passed away a few years ago (and was still listed on this website) and a teacher was more or less retired from the business. I want to keep this website current and relevant.
- It's probably a good idea to put dates on any new LED lightbulbs you install. The manufacturers had been saying the bulbs were good for 10-20 years. I had one that lasted 14 months. I had another one that was probably 9 months old.
- I had just gone to the Boston Flower Show. On the very last aisle at the World Trade Center, there was this organization that was selling boxes of 10 LED lightbulbs for $10! They even included an LED desk lamp. What a deal. That would have been enough to change very bulb in my house to LED, if I hadn't already changed them over. At a dollar a bulb, there was no excuse to not switch everything to LED.
- I think that it's not a bad idea to have policemen work on overtime details. I think that for what they do to protect the public, I have no problem with them trying to work side jobs to make some money, and people are more likely to drive more carefully around a visible police officer. However, if they're going to be the public image of the police department, you'd think they go out of their way to present a more positive image. I don't think policemen should be wearing headphone connected to their cellphone or ipod, especially with both ears. Otherwise, anyone seeing them would think they're not actually "working" and wonder why they're getting paid. But the way I see it, if the officer has both headphones on, they're not going to hear any warning noises. Opernational awareness is very important to. At least they should keep one earbud off so they can hear the cars around them and/or wear black ones so it's not as obvious.
- I'm the proud owner of a new Samsung S7 cellphone. I use my phone a lot for work-related issues
and I felt I seriously needed to upgrade to a better phone (from my Samsung Avant) so I could
install more apps and get things done faster. But that's not the point I wanted to make. I had
several people wonder why I got it since there was a well-published issue with the battery exploding
in some Samsung something-7 phone. Before making comments like that and making people feel bad about
the nice new purchase, how about getting the facts straight first? The battery problem was in the
Samsung Note 7, not the Galaxy S7. Two different phones One fits in my pocket while the
other needs a purse or backpack.
By the way, the S7 was going for about $750 from the phone company when it came out, though I think it's down to about $575 now. I got mine off a reseller on eBay for $420. I couldn't justify spending over $700 for a new phone, but $400 was close to my price range and it was easy to justify a little more for the S7. All I need to do was to get an unlocked phone that worked on T-Mobile's network and then get a new SIMM card from T-Mobile and I had a brand new Samsung S7. Awesome.
See you on the dance floor.
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