Blogging From the Bushes

First it was Transporter, a local bulletin board system in Provo in the late 1980's. Then it was America Online, where I was on staff in the Family Computing Forum and later in the Homeschooling Forum. Next, we upgraded to the World Wide Web, and email group lists and...

Custom Cabling

When you design your own home, you can customize not just the placement of rooms and look of the architecture, but also the function of the home. Custom homes that are well-designed not only look good, but make your life more comfortable and productive due to the...

Careful Out There, Tweeters!

Social networking is an interesting thing. I’m not sure when we got the idea that everyone would want to know what we are having for breakfast, when we are mad at our husbands, or when we have a cough…but I’ll admit I’m hooked. I’ve really quite enjoyed catching up...

High Speed Internet for Rural and Remote Users

I've been online for over 20 years. Before Al Gore invented the internet, before most people knew it existed. As a full-time college student — and with a husband doing research toward a PhD in electrical engineering — we had access to some academia-centered...

The Perfect Television Service

Disclaimer: there is no such thing. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let me share my satellite/cable experience of the past few years. The major contenders in my area are DIRECT TV and Dish Network (both satellite providers), Utopia (fiber optic broadband),...