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This AsktheBuilder Hall of Shame page was created on April 3, 2016, by a blistering email I received from (name removed) who lives in Evergreen, Colorado. It was presented to my newsletter list on April 5, 2016. Based on the wise and respectful comments below, I've decided to delete the blistering email but leave up the comments you may have […]

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The above is a classic test to see if Morse code operators can beat young kids texting. Here's what you don't realize unless you're a Morse operator. The guys sending Morse on Jay Leno's show were doing it probably at only 20 words per minute (WPM). It's not unusual for good operators to be up […]

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Did you read the book Shoeless Joe? You should. It's the basis for the Field of Dreams movie. It's very close to the movie - or should I say the movie stays very close to the book. One of the tearjerker scenes in the movie is when Ray is talking with the ghost or image […]

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You may not be aware of the extreme danger in deep frying a turkey. Watch this video and don't make the mistakes you see here. Here's the short list: Do NOT overfill the kettle. Do NOT fry next to a building. Do NOT fry in a building, garage or shed. Do NOT try to put […]

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Did you see the movie Home Alone? One of the best parts in the movie is when Kevin is in church and finally has a talk with the scary old man who's his neighbor. It turns out the old man is not scary. What's more Kevin discovers that he's really just sad. Kevin gives the […]

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Have you dreamed of flying like a bird? Some ultra-light aircraft are not so safe. Gliders are attractive because there's no engine thus no noise. But traditional gliders must be towed up into the air by a real airplane. What about human-powered gliders with real wings that won't collapse like an ultralight? These videos may […]

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This video is several years old and is part of a series that shows you, in a soap opera format, the power of Photoshop software. The main character, Donnie Hoyle, is hilarious. This is video #5 and it only makes real sense if you watch the series in order. Your takeaway from this video is […]

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You've heard that old saying before, right? A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. When you hear the words adhesive chain, that truism should pop into your mind. Layers and Layers What does this have to do with things around your home? When you start to glue things to one another and […]

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It's August of 2015. Each day more and more people are watching and consuming video on their mobile phones and tablets. I'm one. Over the past six months I've watched countless videos on my Nexus 4 smart phone. Here's a short list of articles about this growing trend. If you're a marketing manager, you better […]

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A dry Christmas tree in your home is more dangerous than you think. If the tree catches on fire, and does so low in the tree near the floor, it burns HOT, rapidly and with great intensity. Watch the video below and then come back here in the fall of 2015. This fall there will be […]

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