Google Voice port to iPhone eSIM on US Mobile | Dual SIM

One casualty of Google Killing off Legacy GSuite is we risk losing our Google Voice phone numbers. I estimate I’d need to waste two weeks of vacation to spend on the phone updating my number with every contact, vendor, organization, and government agency. I think it would be best to not lose our phone numbers. … Continue reading “Google Voice port to iPhone eSIM on US Mobile | Dual SIM”

2021 in Retrospect | From Wolves

The Year of the Dogs If I could sum up the entire 2021 it is this: We got dogs, and now we’re behind on everything else (including this post, this is the most time-slipped retrospect ever). I expected dogs would be work. But I didn’t expect: The amount of energy a puppy must exert is … Continue reading “2021 in Retrospect | From Wolves”

Gmail GSuite Legacy Alternatives

Update 2022-05-16: Google has relented (for now), you can use this self-transition link to see the option to stay on the no-cost Legacy G Suite. Google is killing off my free Gmail accounts. All of them. Sixteen years ago, I moved b3n.org to Google Apps for your domain. Now it is known as GSuite and … Continue reading “Gmail GSuite Legacy Alternatives”

On Earth Peace | Christmas 2021

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:14 KJV When I was a child, I assumed the angels in Luke 2:14 referred to peace between nations. The quote was often used on TV shows in the context of war around Christmas. So it made sense to … Continue reading “On Earth Peace | Christmas 2021”

Drawing the Line on Mandates in North Idaho

Josef S. is 101 years old. He served as a guard in the SS Nazi militia. He is now on trial, charged with accessory to 3,500 murders almost 80 years ago. At the time he was young, and just following orders. This young man, in his position, could not have stopped the Holocaust. He may … Continue reading “Drawing the Line on Mandates in North Idaho”

King Oil | 3D Printing

King Oil is a unique game. The board has holes in which players drill for oil. But nobody knows how deep (expensive) the wells are—or if they’ll hit oil at all. The deeper the oil well, the more costly it is–you can go bankrupt if you’re not careful. But if you don’t take a risk, … Continue reading “King Oil | 3D Printing”

AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus Review | DMR Radio

This is the best DMR ham radio handheld transceiver (HT) on the market. It’s also the only HT I’ve come across that implements Bluetooth correctly. It’s not compact, but it’s also not overly bulky for what it does. Here’s my review of the AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus. This is the latest model (released in April 2021) … Continue reading “AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus Review | DMR Radio”

Browsers & Search Engines | My Thoughts

So, I’m not one to boycott companies I disagree with, but it’s getting hard to use services where I’m more product than customer. And even more difficult when those companies put their opinions, political agenda, and iniquity in front of my face. Browsers and Search Engines these days are more about maximizing revenue than providing … Continue reading “Browsers & Search Engines | My Thoughts”

Protecting Against Inflation

The hamburger to dollar ratio is getting smaller. While one can never know the future, it appears inflation is upon us. Here are some quick ideas to protect the number of future burgers you can purchase. How Not to Beat Inflation First, some things that won’t help. Whine about inflation. It’s sort of like the … Continue reading “Protecting Against Inflation”