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Kevin on December 2nd, 2010

Who knew just how creative TSA agents could be?  Regular readers know we traveled over the Thanksgiving weekend to visit friends and play some golf in southern California.  Little did I know that the friendly TSA agents at LAX would throw a new curve ball at us. When we arrived home, I began unpacking my […]

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Kevin on September 27th, 2010

Gary emailed me: There’s an article at PC World’s web site on the folly of posting about your trip as you are taking it, this information being an advertisement that your home is available for burglarization. This might be a useful reminder for you to post here, as one intrepid traveler to others. However, what […]

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If you’ve seen this, my apologies; it’s making the rounds on the interwebs and it very well might have appeared in your Inbox.  Despite being broadly circulated it contains some useful information, so I thought I’d pass it along.  Coincidentally enough, I realized there’s a simple solution to hiding a key outside your home that […]

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Per the TSA Blog, you no longer need to remove netbooks, Kindles, iPads, and similar devices from your bag for screening.  See below; click on the image for the full blog post & numerous comments (many of which have clearly not been written by big TSA fans – check them out)! NOTE:  TSA agents are […]

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Kevin on March 2nd, 2010

The Highs: Small size belies impressive capacity; handy netbook pocket; Pacsafe security features The Lows: Grab handle appropriate for that & nothing more; shoulder strap adjustment a bit finicky The Verdict: A tough little daypack that performs well, day in and day out Perhaps it’s the result of my reading approximately 487 comments on VirtualTourist […]

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Kevin on September 15th, 2009

One morning a few weeks ago I got quite a surprise when I opened the door leading from our mud room into the garage. The garage door was wide open, and had been that way all night long. Never mind the tools, bikes, golf clubs, portable generator and all manner of stuff that could have been stolen – someone could have just walked into the house as we slept, as we don’t normally lock the door from the garage to the mud room.

I hate to say it, but this isn’t the first time this has happened. It’s by no means a regular occurrence, but it has happened three or four times over the last 5 years or so. So I began thinking of options for somehow being alerted if the door is left open.

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