PC Basics. If you have an interest in Personal Computers and you don't know anything about your hardware, check in here for a brief look  inside.
Cloning a Hard Drive. Make an exact bootable copy of all the data that's on your hard drive. It's saved my data from several hard drive crashes.
BASIC COMPUTER INFORMATION
Our 1870s House. Its Web site is still
 
under construction. Maybe someday ... .
One of Peggy's hobbies is making Peddy Teddy Bears.
Come visit Peggy's Bear House.
Some of Peggy's Bears.
Peg making Bears.
Chloe and her treat.
Daisy, Chloe and Mac
Read the life and death story of my Scottish Terriers Ms Bear and Mr Bear.
Mr Scottie Bear
Mr Scottie Bear

This Website is authored and maintained by Howard D. Dickens (Doug)  and constructed using Web Studio.  Copyright © 2004 – 2013.        Click E-mail to send questions or comments.

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Spend a few moments with some childhood memories from the early 1930s and to the present. This site is now located on the Dickens site.
On Rainbow Bridge
Methodist Church at
Hurricane Creek
Dickens Cemetery at Hurricane Creek.
MrBear,  2/16/91 - 2/9/03
Searching for OLD
Industrial CLOCK
ID:
Peggy suffered a heart attack Christmas morning of 2006. We are happy
to report that no such event happened again. Click the link below to read 
an account of how it happened and links to articles that explain important
differences in male and female heart attack symptoms.  
When you send an Email, please place something relevant in the subject line
or my spam blocker won't let it pass.
If it does pass and I don't recognise 
what's in the subject line, I won't open it.
Calculus Test 
from an Email.
My kind of logic.
I have a method of using two PATA drives, each with a different operating system, on one desktop computer, using an external toggle switch to choose between the drives. I don't want any internal communication between the two systems. This works for me using Linux on one drive and another system on the other.  This might not work on all motherboard/drive combinations - it does on my three computers. I've now used this method on several computers and it works fine. Posted on 12/01/07 - still using them daily in 2012. This is for PATA drives. I'll soon try this on SATA drives. Click the link below:
I was 70 when we bought our house and began 6 months of work in 2002.
The Dickens section has grown so much that it now has its own Web site. For Dickens at Hurricane Creek in Smith Co. TN, also Robertson County TN, Clayton Co. Iowa and others, click the link below: 
Whose policies caused our economic chaos? Maybe a congressperson near you. Read pages 3, 5, 6 and 7 of my story about life in the 1930's and you
might reach a conclusion.  I was a Great Depression child. Click the link below.

COMPANION PET PAGES

Pet Pages has outgrown the Home Page so I've made a Pet Pages section just for our animal friends. Visit our Pet Pages and send me your pet pictures.

DOUG  &  PEGGY'S  SITE

Public Notice: there are several handyman  do-it-yourself  items on this Web site that require some care when using them or the tools and/or electricity when constructing them. I offer my ideas freely and if you use any of these ideas you are responsible for all aspects of that use. If you attempt to construct and/or use any of these items, you do so at your own risk.  Thank you, Doug Dickens.

Do you need to wash out the gutters on your house? Here's a simple device that you can make in a few minutes that will reach your low-hanging gutters without using a ladder. Click the link below:
Do you have a wireless doorbell? Would you like to use it many feet beyond its range or would you like it to signal when someone has opened a remote gate or door? I'll show you how I modified mine to do these things. It doesn't take an electronics whiz to do it. Click the link below.
The information below is very basic. I've built and repaired many basic computers - nothing fancy or cutting edge - but they are inexpensive, work well, and are adequate for daily use.
Click on the ClustrMap above to see
where our visitors to this page came
from. The count is for visitors to this
Home page only.
Recover personal files from a corrupted operating system - if the hard drive itself is not damaged and will still run. I use Ubuntu or Mint 13 for that operation. I made a page to show how I do it. Click here for information.
Can't locate a replacement transflow/crossflow blower for your fireplace insert? I found one.
Our alternate Index Page for faster loading:     Click here.
We adopted this sweet Scottish Terrier named Chloe after she was rescued from a puppy mill. See her story. Update: Chloe was diagnosed with
congestive heart failure on March 14, 2009. She died on October 02, 2010. There is a new page explaining Chloe's CHF.
Meet    The Dang - Its
The Dang-Its are:     Jami,           Tom,             Rick,           Pete,            Mark.

I'm not going to write much about this Band here because you will find all the information on their Web site and in their Newsletter. I will say that these are all accomplished musicians with a long and broad experience on stage and in the recording studio.

Their repertoire is not limited to any one kind of music but it is a love of what we Americans call Country Music that brought these musicians together to form the Dang-Its. Now, through the marvels of the Internet, The Dang-Its are sharing their Country Music with the entire world.

You can meet the Dang-Its On-Line. Hear their music, download their music, read their history, and get their newsletter. Simply click the link below to visit their Site.  
(This is not a commercial announcement).

To our many visitors from around the world: Thank you for visiting.

How many skilled glass artisans do you know? A skilled glass artisan is rare. I know one. He is John Diebold, a talented perfectionist in Louisville, KY.
 
If you need any kind of glass product, large or small, John can handle it. From stained glass doors and windows to lamp shades, picture frames, memorials or you name it, John Diebold can make it.
See samples of his work on the web site below (this is not a paid announcement).

Their Web site covers many subjects of interest to International
visitors from gardening and family to pets, computers, and travel. 
There are links provided to several sites offering free computer
services and many other items of interest.
Not long ago I couldn't even spell "Octogenarian" and now I 'are' one.
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COUNTRY - BLUEGRASS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
   10th Annual MAMA Music Awards, Madison, Wisconsin
                                 June 23, 2013