Time flies…

by DanB

It’s fast. I can’t believe how fast time passes now. Each year seems to fly by faster. June was birthday month here. Both my wife and I celebrate in June. We are exactly five days apart. So we take a week of celebrating between the two of us and our family.

I posted the previous note on the blog. That is the best place to put your comments. That way everyone can benefit. Had some interesting private emails on the gasoline ideas. You can find the previous entry here:


Moving forward what happens? I’ll post each message to the blog when I send the email. If you want to comment please do it there. The volume of email coming in here is just too great and I heavily filter my mail. I don’t want to miss your message.

TNPC receives a lot of free stuff. Books, software, etc. I want to share that with you. So here is how we will do that. At the end of the month, starting with June, I’ll take a list of everyone who posted a comment at the blog and do a random drawing. It doesn’t matter which post you comment on. I’ll see it.

So let’s get going. For the moment the hot topic is still gas prices. Most people write to tell me you should buy the same dollar amount each time rather than the same volume of gas. My answer to that is this. Buying the same volume allows you to travel the same distance regardless of the price on any given day. That is most important to me.

Your situation may be different. I live in a small town and have fewer choices to fill up from. Someone told me that some gas cards save you a certain amount on each gallon. That’s great – except – the closest Shell to me is almost ten miles. And I rarely drive past it. On the other hand I have four Valero’s within a one mile radius of my home. Go figure.

Well that is all till next time. Go post at the blog and maybe I’ll be sending you some free stuff:


Talk to you soon.

~ Dan

P.S. watch for a special note on 3 July. If anyone what is special about that date I’ll send you a package of TNPC DVD’s. First correct answer only!

  • Douglas West

    Well the only thing I can find is Dog Days start on July 3rd this year.

    C Ya Bud,


  • Douglas West

    Ohhhhh, ANd the most important thing about July 3rd is it is the last day worked before the long Holiday.


    Have a GREAT Weekend People.

    C Ya


  • Doug Manne

    I doubt I was first but the answer was easy

    “The Naked PC – http://www.TheNakedPC.com
    What You Need to Know about All Things PC

    Publisher: Lee Hudspeth and T.J. Lee

    Editor: Dan Butler

    This issue is for Friday, July 3, 1998 – Vol. 1 No. 1″


  • Malcolm Joyce

    My guess would be that July 3rd is the 10th anniversary of your newsletter.
    On gas prices, Wal-Mart stores in this area have Murphy USA gas stations on the outer perimeter of thier parking lots. If you use a Wal-Mart gift card at the pump you can save up to 7 cents off per gallon.

  • Doug Manne


    Knew it, Wished it, but forgot to say it !

    C H A
    O A N
    N P N
    G P I
    R P V
    A Y E
    T R
    U S
    L A
    A R
    T Y


  • Doug Manne

    Seems your system straightened out my comment

    The words were angled and said

    New it, Wished it, Forgot to say it!

    Congratulations, Happy Anniversary


  • Mike Gross

    Time readly does fly when we look at how fast the cost of oil has gone up in the past year. The price of gas has been bad enough, but wait until winter when those who heat thier homes with oil gets hit big. I currently pay on an average payment plan and my cost have already jumped from $165 to $270 per month and I live in Seattle. I’m afraid of what its going to cost me to fill my oil tank for this coming winter. You can image just hard its going to be for those who live in the colder reigons of the states. All I can say is good luck and hope for a major roll back in the cost of oil soon.

  • Lee

    Guess it was TNPC Anniversary. It was also the date on which G. Washington took up command of the Continental Army in 1775.

  • Carol

    Here in California the price of gas is usually highest in the summer. It doesn’t usually go down until after Labor Day. My sister lives in Penn. and she says gas prices for her usually go up around the time she is shopping for her winter supply. Interesting, how where you live changes when the prices go up or down. Recently though, they only have been going up. I’m not sure if we will see the usual pattern of prices falling after Labor Day. Like the weather here… going up and up.

  • Del Cain

    Well, I guess the anniversary will be the right answer. Congratulations on that. I had several other nominations though. It’s the date the largest asteroid ever to pass close to the earth will do so, the date that Dow, Jones released it’s first stock average, and the anniversary of the deaths of the last pair of Great Auks. Speaking of George (Washington, that is) While it is the anniversary of his taking command it is also the anniverary of his surrender of Fort Necessity to the French in 1754. Guess it wasn’t that much of a necessity. Of course, on July 3, Idaho became a state and the US Navy destroyed a Spanish fleet in Santiago, Cuba. None of those were in the same year, though, Oh, well. I tried.

  • T.J. Lee

    > This issue is for Friday, July 3, 1998 – Vol. 1 No. 1

    That’s what I was going to say. Shucks!

    TJ Lee

  • shahulhameed

    Hi there try to fill your gas at the nearest gas station to save some gas plan your trip and route well ahead of your journey to avoid unessasory round
    trips and pray God to lower the international gas orice

  • Jeff Cornelius

    The more gas in the tank, the less open surface for water to condense on, especially at night if it’s humid. I try to never leave a car overnight with less than a half tank.

  • Leishalynn

    I ride my bike to work every other day, and consolidate errands that require driving. My Buick gets 26 miles to the gallon. I make sure & change the oil regularly & keep the tires at the right pressure, too. I’m saving us a bundle on gas: I fill my tank about three times per month.

  • Diane

    Hi Dan,
    A belated Happy Birthday to you and your wife. My birthday and my husband’s are exactly one month apart…. hummm- would love to celebrate for a month. haha
    I’d say July 3rd is TNPC’s anniversary.

  • Maria

    I would say that July 3 is TNPC’s anniversary.

    As far as gas prices go.. hot topic… just heard that our school district has decided that if you live 10 miles or more out of city limits the buses will no longer pick you up…someone has to bring you in and pick you up. So much for free education. What happens when parents work..or well, you can imagine not all parents are ideal.
    Will our grandchildren have to start walking to school like our parents told us about when they were kids? getting kind of scary on the price of gas…

    Have been subscribing for awhile now and still get excited when I see I have an email from you…can’t wait to open it to see what new lies in store for me to find out about or to explore.


  • Rich

    I work for a large Japanese auto manufacturer and gas prices have certainly hit our industry hard. What you don’t see behind the scenes is the impact the price of oil is having on other products, such as plastic, steel, rubber, etc. The barrel price for oil has a profound ripple effect, and we are just starting to see that impact now. Prices will continue to rise for sometime on just about every product we buy. Unfortunately, the ripples will continue for some time. My company is a very “green” company and we are looking at alternative fuels, but they are years down the road before any mass production will take place. Ethanol is not the answer either. It takes more energy to produce a gallon of ethanol than what it yields in energy in an internal combustion engine. Ethanol is pretty much a political solution rather than a practical one. Biomass renewable fuel is what we are promoting for the future energy source. It is extremely cheap to produce, yields massive energy sources, and is very clean to burn. We could essentially supply the entire country’s energy supply in an area one tenth the size of New Mexico. No pollution, no drilling, just clean and inexpensive energy. So the question arises, why aren’t we doing this now. Some biomass facilities are currently running, but more on an experimenatl basis. You will have to ask your goverment leaders why we are not accelerating this energy source. I belive politics and big business interests have essentially halted biomass production. One of these days, however, and in the not too distant future, we will have to face the music, and it won’t be pleasant. Either we begin to develop this technology quickly, or we will wither away watching world oil sources go to foreign countries. Finally, biomass could easily make us energy independent in just a few years. So, if you consider the politics and money involved, you might understand why we aren’t already doing it.

    On a brighter note, we do see gas prices leveling off after the summer. We don’t see gas going to five dollars a gallon unless there is another disruption to the world supply through mother nature or from an escalated conflict in an oil producing country. It remains to be seen whether diesel prices will decline to lower tranportation costs, thus hopefully lowering the costs of goods and services. Not much any of us can do other than tell your congressman to either support biomass fuel production or lift the ban on drilling and refining or, ideally, both.

  • brothertuck

    Happy Anniversery,
    This is one of the newsletters I have been reading for years. You have helped me many times with the tips and ideas posted here. I’m glad you are back, and hope that offline doesn’t overwhelm you too much and will be here another 10 years and more.


  • Russell W. Coover

    On July 3rd ….

    324 – Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
    987 – Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty which ruled France till the French Revolution in 1792.
    1250 – Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars’ Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.
    1608 – Québec City founded by Samuel de Champlain.
    1754 – French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
    1767 – Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
    1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
    1775 – American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces massacre 360 men, women and children in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
    1778 – Prussia declares war on Austria.
    1819 – The first savings bank in the United States (The Bank of Savings in New York City) opens.
    1839 – The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
    1844 – The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
    1848 – Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten.
    1849 – The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
    1852 – Congress establishes the United States’s 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
    1863 – U.S. Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.
    1866 – Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
    1884 – Dow Jones published its 1st stock average.
    1886 – Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
    1886 – The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
    1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
    1898 – Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
    1938 – World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.(203 km/h)
    1944 – World War II: Minsk was liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
    1952 – Puerto Rico’s Constitution is approved by the Congress of the United States.
    1962 – The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
    1969 – The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
    1970 – A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
    1976 – Israeli commandos rescue 105 hostages at Entebbe Airport, Uganda during Operation Yonatan.
    1977 – The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
    1979 – US President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
    1986 – US President Ronald Reagan presides over the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
    1988 – United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
    1988 – The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
    1989 – Fitzgerald Inquiry released in Queensland.
    1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
    1996 – Stone of Destiny returned to Scotland.
    2001 – A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
    2004 – Official opening of Bangkok’s subway system.
    2005 – The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
    2006 – Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.

    [edit] Births
    1423 – King Louis XI of France (d. 1483)
    1442 – Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
    1530 – Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
    1676 – Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747)
    1683 – Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
    1685 – Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
    1728 – Robert Adam, Scottish architect (d. 1792)
    1738 – John Singleton Copley, American painter (d. 1815)
    1743 – Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
    1851 – Charles Bannerman, Australian cricketer (d. 1930)
    1854 – Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (d. 1928)
    1870 – Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1947)
    1875 – Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon (d. 1951)
    1878 – George M. Cohan, American actor, director, singer and dancer (d. 1942)
    1879 – Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
    1880 – Carl Schuricht, Polish-born German conductor (d. 1967)
    1883 – Franz Kafka, Czech writer (d. 1924)
    1900 – Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (d. 1987)
    1903 – Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
    1906 – George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972)
    1908 – M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
    1908 – Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
    1913 – Dorothy Kilgallen, American columnist (d. 1965)
    1917 – João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
    1918 – S. V. Ranga Rao, South Indian actor (d. 1974)
    1920 – Paul O’Dea, baseball player (d. 1978)
    1921 – Susan Peters, American actress (d. 1952)
    1924 – S. R. Nathan, 6th president of Singapore
    1927 – Ken Russell, British director
    1930 – Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
    1930 – Tommy Tedesco, American musician (d. 1997)
    1930 – Pete Fountain, American clarinetist
    1933 – Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (d. 2007)
    1935 – Harrison Schmitt, American astronaut and politician
    1937 – Tom Stoppard, Czech-born, British playwright
    1938 – Bolo Yeung, Hong Kong actor
    1939 – László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat
    1939 – Brigitte Fassbaender, German mezzo-soprano
    1940 – César Tovar, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (d. 1994)
    1940 – Lamar Alexander, American politician
    1940 – Jerzy Buzek, Prime Minister of Poland
    1940 – Fontella Bass, American soul singer
    1942 – Eddy Mitchell, French singer and actor
    1942 – Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
    1943 – Kurtwood Smith, American actor
    1944 – Michel Polnareff, French singer and songwriter
    1945 – Michael Cole, American TV actor
    1946 – Leszek Miller, Prime Minister of Poland
    1947 – Dave Barry, American humorist and author
    1947 – Betty Buckley, American actress
    1948 – Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
    1949 – Jan Smithers, American actress
    1949 – Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
    1950 – James Hahn, American politician
    1950 – Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer
    1951 – Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
    1951 – Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician
    1955 – Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
    1956 – Montel Williams, American celebrity and former talk show host
    1956 – Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
    1957 – Laura Branigan, American singer (d. 2004)
    1958 – Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
    1958 – Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
    1958 – Aaron Tippin, American singer
    1959 – Julie Burchill, British journalist and author
    1959 – Stephen Pearcy, American singer (Ratt)
    1960 – Vince Clarke, British songwriter (Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure)
    1961 – Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
    1961 – Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
    1962 – Tom Cruise, American actor
    1962 – Hunter Tylo, American actress
    1962 – Thomas Gibson, American actor
    1964 – Joanne Harris, British author
    1964 – Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
    1965 – Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese wrestler (d. 2005)
    1965 – Connie Nielsen, Danish actress
    1966 – Moisés Alou, Dominican baseball player
    1966 – Sandra Lee, American television host and cookbook author
    1967 – Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
    1969 – Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
    1970 – Teemu Selanne, Finnish ice hockey player
    1970 – Shawnee Smith, American actress
    1970 – Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
    1973 – Johnny Terris, Canadian-born actor and director
    1973 – Patrick Wilson, American actor
    1973 – Emma Cunniffe, British actress
    1976 – Andrea Barber, American actress
    1976 – Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player
    1976 – Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricketer
    1976 – Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
    1979 – Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
    1979 – Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
    1979 – David Bacani, American baseball player
    1980 – Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
    1980 – Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
    1982 – Kanika, Indian actress
    1983 – Steph Jones, American singer and model
    1984 – Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
    1984 – Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
    1984 – Manny Lawson, American Football player
    1987 – Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver

    [edit] Deaths
    1570 – Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist
    1642 – Maria de’ Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (b. 1573)
    1672 – Francis Willughby, English biologist (b. 1635)
    1704 – Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)
    1749 – William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
    1778 – Anna Maria Walburga Mozart née Pertl, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1720)
    1790 – Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l’Isle, French chemist (b. 1736)
    1795 – Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
    1795 – Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
    1809 – Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer, poet and playwright (b. 1746)
    1858 – Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
    1863 – George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
    1904 – Theodor Herzl, Austrian Zionist (b. 1860)
    1904 – Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
    1914 – Joseph Chamberlain, British politician (b. 1836)
    1916 – Hetty Green, American businesswoman (b. 1834)
    1918 – Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
    1933 – Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (b. 1852)
    1935 – André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
    1942 – Louis Franchet d’Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
    1954 – Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
    1957 – Dolf Luque, baseball player (b. 1890)
    1969 – Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (drowned) (b. 1942)
    1971 – Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (b. 1943)
    1977 – Alexander M. Volkov, Russian novelist and mathematician (b. 1891)
    1978 – James Daly, American actor (b. 1918)
    1979 – Louis Durey, French composer (b. 1888)
    1981 – Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (b. 1920)
    1985 – Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (b. 1893)
    1986 – Rudy Vallee, American singer (b. 1901)
    1989 – Jim Backus, American actor (b. 1913)
    1993 – Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (b. 1909)
    1993 – Don Drysdale, baseball player (b. 1936)
    1994 – Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (b. 1934)
    1995 – Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (b. 1928)
    1995 – Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
    1998 – Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
    1999 – Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
    2000 – Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
    2001 – Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
    2001 – Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
    2003 – Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)
    2004 – Andrian Nikolayev, cosmonaut (b. 1929)
    2005 – Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
    2005 – Gaylord Nelson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (b. 1916)
    2006 – Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (b. 1941)
    2006 – Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
    2007 – Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (b. 1915)
    2007 – Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)

    [edit] Holidays and observances
    Start of the Dog Days
    Independence Day in Belarus (when German forces lost Belarus to the Red Army in 1944)
    Aaron and Julius
    Saint Leo II (d. 683)
    Saint Heliodorus
    Saint Marinus, bishop, martyr
    Saint Mucian
    Saint Phocas, martyr
    Saint Raymond, confessor at Toulouse
    Translation of Saint Thomas
    Saint Tryphon

  • SMA Payne

    Russell Coover missed one important July 3 birthday, my Mom in 1923.

  • http://www.CruiseKnowledge.com Leland

    Hi Dan,
    Congratulations on your anniversary. If I had saved all the issues I might would have a copy.

    With regard to the gas situation, there are small things we can do that will help a little but the truth is that if we can’t affect it a considerable amount, it may be best to just take it in stride and adjust to it.

    Perhaps our point of view can help with that adjustment. For example, my point of view is:
    Gas is cheaper than horse feed!
    Let me explain, I have under the hood of my car the power of more than a hundred horses. Can you imagine how much it would cost to feed a hundred horses? Horses eat everyday whether you stay at home or not whereas my car just sits there if I stay at home!

    By the way, the most important thing about July 3rd is that if you’re reading this – you’re still above ground and God has blessed you with another day.

  • http://TimeFlies Glory J

    Happy Anniversary\Birthday to a wonderful, informative newsletter.

    Gas prices are high, and I fill up every other day – long commute. So I requested permission to work from home – approved. Unfortunately I live out where there is no cable service, so I ordered wireless broadband from the ONLY company to service this area. Good news – they will allow a federal employee (me) unlimited data service for the same price. Bad news – our office Counsel threatened to fire me if I accepted the deal.

    Go figure! I hope we can elect smarter people than this next time around!

    Happy birthdays again to you all!

  • Art M

    July 3 ???

    I think it is your daughter’s birthday. I think I recall you asking us to send Bday wishes a few years ago, could be mistaken though.


  • Thunder

    1775 George Washington takes control of the Continental army.

    There’s a whole bunch of other things special about July 3, but that is the first to come to mind.

  • Mike THOMAS

    Congratulations on 10 years. But no-one so far seemed to mention that the 3rd July is the anniversary of the last day of British rule ;-)

    Mike T. (a Brit)

  • Steve

    Congrats to Dan on the decade and congrats to Doug for being the first to remember it!

    Regarding the name change to TNPC, I’m reminded of a BBS that likewise had to change its name to initials. (I’ll let you think about what SAGN might have stood for.)

  • Peter Badart

    Congratulations Dan,
    I’ve enjoyed reading your comments and tips for about half that time. Carry on the good work and happy returns,
    Peter B.

  • http://www.spockosbrain.com spocko

    Been a fan for a long time. I even got a copy of the CD I believe you put on manual you should have gotten with your PC. I got some useful stuff from it but really it was about supporting TNPC.

    Congrats on the Anniversary!

  • jennie

    Over here in the UK the price of diesel is now £1.34 a litre. At 3.78 litres to your US gallon, that’s around ten dollars a gallon.It concentrates the mind, so suddenly people are carsharing, using public transport, and thinking twice before turning the key in the ignition. And the roads are quieter. It’s an ill wind…

    Half a tank full of oil for the central heating just cost a smidgen over £800. I’m going to be buying a woodburner with a backboiler and learning how to use a chainsaw. One way to
    adapt to the post peak oil economy.

  • http://www.tnpcnewsletter.com/ DanB

    Lots of interesting comments. Lots of interesting tidbits on what happened on 3 July through history.

    The answer I was alluding to was TNPC and this website being ten years old. In Internet years that is a very long time.

    I appreciate all the information about gas prices. Here in North Central Texas the prices for regular unleaded are running about $3.87.

    It is a challenge but I don’t see the prices changing anytime soon.

    Thank you all for sharing.

  • http://www.hawthorncottageindustry.co.uk Paul Mingard

    Happy Birthday TNPC You don’t look a day over nine.


  • John Pulliam

    Happy anniversary… and when I checked out the first issue, I remembered that I was one of the originals: the -E combo is where I got my obsession for keyboard shortcuts. If I can’t find shortcuts to do things, the program typically goes in the trash can. Once upon a time, I had ALL Windows kb shorcuts printed out, a 50+ page document! :-O

    So, keep up the good work…

  • ChrisJK

    Time Flies, as you get older the time seems to slip by so much faster. Seems like yesterday it was cold. Congrats on your new age may you live to see many more. Boy how time flies.

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