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Rants And Raves

Mar. 4, 2013

We have stopped using Wordpress for our "Rants and Raves Blog." We have recovered all the articles and added them to our new "Rants and Raves" listings. This saves us from being at the mercy of Wordpress updates, which cause a lot of hassles and lost time for us.

The following are a collection of essays by the various band members. The subjects are usually related to the band member's interests and/or, particularly in Sid's case, expertise. Some subjects planned for the future include hints on saving energy, descriptions of some of Sid's electronic projects, observations on the music business, etc. Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and band trivia will also be posted here. Approach them all with an open mind. Thanks for your indulgence.


Title Author
1 Why The U.S. Uses So Much Energy Bruce
2 Over 300% A Year Return On Your Investment For Saving Energy Bruce
3 Compact Fluorescent Bulb Basics Bruce
4 When Off Is Not Really Off Bruce
5 Are You Adhering To The Kyoto Protocol? Bruce
6 Carbon Credits = Environmental Indulgences Bruce
7 Landscaping For Hurricanes Sammy
8 Global Warming Can't Be Real Sammy
9 Landscaping For Hurricane Protection - Part 2 Sammy
10 Landscaping For Hurricane Protection - Part 3 Sammy
11 Cheap Legislation To Save Energy Bruce
12 20% Improvement In Fuel Economy Instantly Sid
13 Are Passenger Cars The Problem? Bruce
14 Why Wait For A Leader? Bruce
15 Why The Peak Oil Discussion Is Irrelevant Sid
16 Progress Energy Rates - Poor Subsidize Rich Bruce
17 Reduce Electrical Use - Part 1 Sid
18 Virtually All Electricity Eventually Becomes Heat Sid
19 Saving Electricity In The Kitchen Bruce
20 Saving Electricity When Doing Laundry Bruce
21 Governments Encourage Water Waste Bruce
22 Perennial Vegetables For Florida Bruce
23 Are Galveston And New Orleans Toxic Waste Sites? Bruce
24 We've Been Living Off Buried Treasure Sammy
25 Reduce Electrical Use - Part 2 Sid

Solar Energy

Title Author
1 Why People Hate Capitalism Bruce
2 Why Wait For A Leader? Bruce
3 No More Survival Instinct? Sammy
4 Problems Don't Equal Solutions Cindy
5 Forced To A World Of Extremists Cindy
6 Why People Hate Capitalism - Part 2 Bruce
7 Why People Like Socialism Bruce
8 Today's Economy - More Proof Socialism Doesn't Work Sammy


Title Author
1 What Is A Hovercraft? Sid
2 Sid's Hovercraft (Data) Sid
3 Sid's Hovercraft - Frequently Asked Questions Sid
4 Sid's Hovercraft (Pictures) Sid

Music Gear and Projects

Title Author
1 Building The Bellplank Electric Guitar Sid
2 How To Make The Ampeg V4 Better For Bass Guitar Sid
3 Fixing An Ampeg B25 Problem Sid
4 Giulietti = Ampeg? Sid
5 Cheap Speaker Grill Cloth Sid
6 Eliminating Electrovoice Speaker Metal Grill Rattle Sid
7 Is The Master Volume Control Needed In Power Reduced Amps? Sid
8 Fixing The Echo Mona Preamp Gain Controls Sid
9 Amplifier Output Attenuator Sid
10 Versatile Telecaster Controls Sid
11 AK-9 Low Power Guitar Amp Sid
12 Make The Ampeg V4 Midrange Control Like SVT Sid
13 Celestion G12L-35 - An Underrated Speaker Sid
14 Another Giulietti - Ampeg Sid
15 Speaker Versus Amplifier Power Sid


Title Author
1 What Is A Digipak? Sammy
2 My Recumbent Bicycle Cindy
3 My Amtrak Auto Train Experience Cindy
4 Drug Enhanced Performance - Double Standard? Cindy
5 What Ever Happened To "Easy Open" Packages? Sammy
6 Another Disaster Concern - Identity Theft Cindy
7 Software - Change For No Reason Sammy

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