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What To Do When the Macbook SMC Will Not Reset

Apple provides instructions for reseting System Management Controllers.  For Macbook users (including Macbook Pro and Macbook Air users) with non-removable batteries, which are nearly all Macbooks from 2009 foward, Apple directs to press and hold Shift-Control-Option keys on the left side of the keyboard and the power button for ten seconds, then release.  Then press the... Continue Reading →

Rescue Disposable Fly Trap Review

The Rescue Disposable Fly Trap works!  It reduced an area's bottle fly population noticeably after two days.  It also captured hundreds of fruit flies in the same time. The instructions are simple, and take only a minute.  The trap lasts up to one month.  According to the manufacturer, it can capture up to 20,000 flies.... Continue Reading →

Low Carb Cocktails, from a Biochemist

A comprehensive list  is at the end. All hard liquor has negligible carbohydrate content.  (Read:  zero carbs.)  This includes all brandy, bourbon, cognac, gin, rum (including black, gold and white), scotch, tequila, vodka, and any other whisky (and whiskey).  Even sweet tasting Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum has negligible carbohydrate content. If liquor is low... Continue Reading →

Creole Chili

The most important difference between Cajun and Creole food is tomatoes. Creole has tomatoes. Cajun does not. Both are excellent. This one-pot Creole Chili recipe combines traditional Creole flavors with Western chili ingredients. It is a winner for folks on a low carb diet because it replaces rice with beans. Ingredients are all fresh, so... Continue Reading →

Where To Go On Smith Mountain Lake

Restaurants and Bars Attractions Burn Your Socks Open House at Virginia Inland Sailing Association Moonshine Regatta at Virginia Inland Sailing Association Smith Mountain Lake State Park Independence Day weekend fireworks off the points near Parkway Marina Feeding fish at Bridgewater Marina Feeding huge carp at Smith Mountain Dock and Lodge Black Water Sailing Association Night Race... Continue Reading →

Five Minute Chicken Corn Chowder

This one-pot meal can be thrown together in an instant and pleases everyone!  It's perfect when getting to anchor, dock, or slip after dark with a hungry crew, and can be a great warm meal while underway.  This meal happens to be gluten-free and lactose-free! Ingredients: 2 short cans (or 1 tall can) of pre-cooked... Continue Reading →

Ten Minute Savory, Smoky Pork and Beans

The secrets to this recipe are to burn the pork a bit to create a savory flavor and to use smoked paprika to impart a smoky flavor. Everything else about the recipe can be varied. This recipe is naturally gluten-free, lactose-free, and low carbohydrate. Required Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 lb pre-cooked pork (ham, loin,... Continue Reading →

Mechanic’s Tips

Take it slow. Wear gloves to save your skin, especially your knuckles. If you are scared of getting under the vehicle or do not like getting greasy and dirty, have a drink before you get started. Do not drink too much because working on heavy vehicles can be dangerous and so you need your wits... Continue Reading →

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