February 2018
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  • Karrie E. Alms: Amazing insight into the world of politics awaits any reader at pibgorn … from a Demon’s...
  • Tony: Homefield is Dynegy. Dynegy is Ameren. There Charging You twice for the same energy. Do you really thihk $.04...
  • SouthEnder: Also does anyone remember the Velvet Freeze located on Jefferson St, up the street from the Warner Homes....
  • Eric Pollitt: I flew economy class to Hong Kong for Christmas vacation, which is a 14 hour flight. When I got back...
  • Mike: Homefield has been sold to dynery. Google dynegy scandal to see who your new parent is. If this upsets you give...
  • mortified: Fun while it lasted. Godspeed!
  • aaron: your blogging will be missed but i know that your spirit of fairness will remain alive in your other...
  • Jon: CJ, your blog was a revelation and an inspiration. You have a wonderful talent that is an asset to the...
  • Billy Dennis: Of course the Chronicle is done: Screw you. The Chronicle is one of the best researched blogs...
  • Paul Wilkinson: CJ, am sorry you have ended your blog. It was well done. It seems many have given up as we keep...
  • Sharon Crews: Your voice is definitely needed in this community. Thanks for all your insights.
  • emergepeoria: Your blog is great resource to research Peoria issues. I hope you leave it up.
  • BucketHead: I was not suggesting that, I believe the both of you had very strong common sense and that lead to your...
  • C. J. Summers: Without anonymity, there is no courage among my detractors. Take a look back at the wide variety of...
  • Of course the Chronicle is done: Without Sandberg to give stores to the Chronicle there is no Chronicle.

Texting while driving? How about reading Electronic Billboards?

Reading through the new Illinois law set to take effect next year, I got to wondering, will it be against the law to read electronic billboards? Here’s the language of Public Act 096-0130:

(a) As used in this Section:

“Electronic communication device” means an electronic device, including but not limited to a wireless […]

Blu-ray wins over HD-DVD

And the winner is: Blu-ray.

Yes, if you’ve purchased an HDTV and been contemplating whether to get a Blu-ray or HD-DVD player, the decision just got a whole lot easier. Toshiba announced that it’s abandoning the HD-DVD technology it invented, thus signaling the end of the format. It will now be remembered alongside […]

Digital TV coverage may be more limited than thought

For those who still use rabbit ears to get their TV signals, here’s a worrisome press release from the market-research firm Centris. Basically, it says that to really get a good signal, you need a rooftop antenna and be within 35 miles of the transmitter. If you’re farther away, or if you’re using rabbit […]

Wi-Fi proponents beware

In the Chicago Tribune today (free registration required):

About 90 percent of the free wireless broadband connections available at O’Hare International Airport are not true Wi-Fi hotspots and some could be traps laid by fraudsters, a computer security firm asserts.

Apparently, what some hackers do is go to the airport, log onto either a […]

DSL is lightning-quick

Great Scott! I knew DSL would be faster, but I really didn’t expect it to be quite this fast.

For those of you my age or older, do you remember the old 1200 baud modems? Remember the first time you upgraded to 2400 baud and how screamin’ fast it was for getting on those […]