I play multiple musical instruments; the saxophone semi-competently, I can muddle my way through on the clarinet, and am (very) slowly teaching myself bass guitar. I am a fan of music, entertainment, science and technology, and will happily talk about news and events in all three categories. I started working in radio in high school, and never really left. I've worked in a number of positions both behind the scenes and in front of the mic, including traffic (commercial scheduling), engineering, production (both making commercials and acting as the person back at the studio during sports or other live events), and of course, being an on-air DJ.
FCC News – March 2023
On March 16th, the FCC Commissioners held their monthly open meeting, and some of what was covered will hopefully be of interest to you.
How Seriously Do You Take Your Lawn or Garden?
It's almost spring. I mean, it's got to get here at some time, right? For a lot of people, that means time to start thinking about their lawns and gardens.
MSU Working on Soil Acidity Problem
If you don't regularly work in the dirt, be it for gardening, lawncare, or as a farmer, you probably don't give much thought to soil acidity.
Researchers Create Enzyme to Break Down Plastics Quickly
Back in April 2022, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin created an enzyme that can quickly break down plastics.
Self-Flying Planes – Good Thing or Bad Thing?
You know, when I first heard about the coming of self-flying airplanes, my first thought was, "We already kinda have that with autopilot, don't we?'.
FCC Proposing Rules To Stop Robotext Scams
I've written before about the FCC's efforts to crack down on robocall scams. Now the FCC is taking a stronger look at stopping text message scams.
What Are Some Essential Homeowner Skills?
Do you know how to basic maintenance on your home, or do you call someone else for everything?
Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown has Begun! … Not in the US
Last week, I talked about Netflix's upcoming crackdown on password sharing. Well, it's begun, but hasn't arrived in the US just yet. Instead, our neighbors to the north got it.
Scam Calls Claiming to be from Northwestern Energy
NorthWestern Energy customers in three states, including Montana, have reported fraudulent phone calls, claiming to be from NorthWestern Energy.
Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown: New Details
Last year, Netflix announced that they were going to start cracking down on password sharing.