Category Archives: LIFE HACK RAMBLINGS

The Warped Wisdom Of Mein One Son: The BB King Shakes And Bakes

This story was submitted by our son Eric Key. SJKeyChronicles.com does not condone any of his shenanigans carried out as a youthful misfit. Fortunately he has morphed into a respectable human being having put his misadventures behind him.  Hindsight Hallucinations In today’s day and age, we are seeing more confrontations and disrespect towards our law enforcement officers.  For the record, yes, I am pro-cop.  I’m not sure whether it’s the small town wisdom that I’ve acquired over the years, or my own past experiences that I harken […]

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My Nine Year Old Laptop With Broken Case

Sad State Of Affairs My son Eric. who runs a computer repair shop in Canton, New York, headed up the acquisition of a new laptop computer for me in the year 2010. I have been using it for the last 10 years. He was able to get a good deal for me for about $700. The only major improvements he made to it in that span of time was to upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive periodically. The last upgrade included a 1 Terabyte Solid State Hard […]

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Searching The Cosmos Part I: The Impossible Journey

The Nearest Habitable Planet Imagine, if you will, you are tucked inside the fastest, most powerful spaceship ever created. You are hurtling through space at a rate of over 62,000,000 miles per hour being pushed along by the latest fusion rocket engine. Your destination is the closest planet that is theoretically habitable by some form of life. It is an Earth-size planet which orbits the closest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri. Other than the fact that it does not rotate, meaning one face continuously boils from […]

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In Search Of The Perfect Burger: Part II

Rehash On January 21st, 2019 I published my personal dissertation on searching for the Perfect Burger (In Search Of The Perfect Burger: Part I). As of this date, I still haven’t found a place that serves one. At least not in this day and age. We have a restaurant here called Ed’s Restaurant that serves a burger called the Pub Burger that is the best one in town, but it still depends heavily on the condiments it is served with. The size of the patty is such […]

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Storm Survival Stratagies: Fresh Thinking

In Retrospect Writing in two previous blogs about hurricanes, “Hurricanes And The Country House” and “Storms Affecting Your Budget“, I received inspiration for creating them from Hurricane Michael in the midst of that deadly storm and the aftermath that followed. In spite of high winds going over the top of our house, we only experienced a 48 hour power outage. Our neighbors weren’t so fortunate. A tree fell and took out their overhead power line. Except for the lack of capable cooking equipment, I felt we were […]

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Corona Croissant Creations

Top Choice Breakfast Entree I love croissants. But only the ones made with butter. A crispy large hot croissant with ham, eggs, and cheese is one of my top 5 breakfasts that I love to have in the morning. But if they are not made just the way I like them, they become more like gut fillers than a delectable feast. For the longest time, I had been used to fast food restaurant or pre-made frozen store bought versions. Then one day I was on a construction […]

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The E-Reader Landscape Part II: Converting Hard Copy To Edoc Format

First Steps In my previous blog, The E-Reader Landscape Part I: Converting Hard Copy To Edoc Format, I discussed how I wanted to convert a classic novel into my own format for reading it on my iPad. That novel, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, was available online through a website called Project Gutenberg. Their volunteer contributors had transcripted pages of the original hard copy book, including all the inclusive pictures as well as a photo of the original book cover, and transferred them to an online format […]

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The E-Reader Landscape Part I: Converting Hard Copy To Personalized Edoc Format

Image by permissions from Project Gutenberg My Dilemma The day I decided to start a blog I faced a problem. How do I find all the information I am looking for via the internet. I don’t like reading hard copy material because I have become addicted to easy internet access to whatever I am looking for without having to buy books or go to the library for documentation. If I want to present stories about information that is difficult to find for you the reader to glean […]

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A Corona Virus Easter: Technically Challenged

Image of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross furnished by 2028 End.com prophecy website. The interactive iPhone artwork by Stephen Key. Stir Crazy I spent quite a while talking to my brother this past Easter Sunday. He is holed up in his second home with other members of his family in Pass Christian, Mississippi due to a self quarantine measure he and they set in place for the past 3 weeks. I asked him if he was going stir crazy and he unabashedly admitted that he was. […]

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Electronic Device Dependence

My Electronic Cyber Pals Through The Looking Glass I have finally come to the point I am virtually dependent on my Laptop, Cell Phone, and Tablet Style devices to connect with people or other computer systems, for that matter. If I forget to take my cell phone with me when I leave the house, I just turn around and go back and get it. Since it is the only way I can reach the outside world with my actual voice (sans face to face contact), I feel […]

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