What You Need to Know about Washington State’s new “Distracted Driving” Law

Free drawing below! On May 16, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the updated “Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act” which goes into effect in mid-July. The law drastically increases penalties for using your smart phone while driving and strengthens the widely ignored existing Washington state hands-free law. What does this mean for you? It means it’s time to …

Webroot Review: the Last Anti-Virus You’ll Ever Need

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[updated June, 2017] Webroot SecureAnywhere has been my first choice for anti virus and malware protection software for several years because it works and it doesn’t slow down my computer. The reason I’m pushing it right now is that a relatively new class of malware called “RansomWare” takes over your computer and threatens to delete all your files, pictures, and …

Toilets that Flush, a Personal Review

Simple pleasures. It’s a cliche of course, but there are in fact some simple pleasures that cost relatively little yet offer a long term relaxing feeling of happiness that is difficult to find elsewhere. Sometimes discovering a simple pleasure comes later in life. For example, I didn’t discover the wonders of pomegranates and avocados, or learn how to spell them, until …