One problem I've had with my Mazda Protege is that Mazda decided to use cheap plastic in their design for automatic door locks, door handles and window regulators. In fact, I've had to replace the driver side, front window regulator twice, the driver side, rear locking mechanism twice, the passenger side, rear locking mechanism once and the driver's side, front interior door … [Read more...] about How to replace a Mazda Protege Power Window Regulator
On a trip to the local bookstore the other day, I pulled to a stop and tried to get out but the door was jammed. At first, I thought it was the humidity forming a seal between the Mazda Protege's door frame and door (not uncommon after a monsoon rain). I tried putting my shoulder into it, but the door wouldn't budge - so of course, I got a bit peeved and tried harder. In the … [Read more...] about How To Change 2003 Mazda Protege Inside Door Handle
Mazda Protege A/C Fan Stops and Starts Randomly For a while now, the heating/air conditioning fan has been going in and out on my 2003 Protege. It seemed completely random until one day I realized going over some bumps would cause it to go off or on. Then I discovered that sometimes shutting the glove box or the front passenger door would knock it out. Over time the issue … [Read more...] about Replace 2003 Mazda Protege Blower Motor Resistor
Mazda Protege/Protege 5 Air intake Hose The adventure, The Process, and The How-To Video A couple of weeks ago I took the car to get an oil change at Brake Masters. They did their usual awesome job of getting me in and out quickly; changing the oil, rotating the tires and making recommendations as to other maintenance issues. Along with the oil change, I had them replace the … [Read more...] about 2003 Mazda Protege Air Intake Hose Adventure
We are all accustomed to the Facebook arbitrarily (especially when it's against a conservative) deleting accounts or posts because they don't "meet community standards" but this is the first time I've heard of them randomly labeling people dead. Over the last half hour or so, reports have started pouring in from Facebook users that the social network has suddenly … [Read more...] about Don’t Panic Facebook Users, You’re Not Dead!
One problem I've encountered with some website owners is that they tend to think in terms of their own preferences instead of trying to appeal to their target market. Over the years I've had many conversations in which I attempted to explain that not everyone thinks the same way or has the same preferences and most of the time the website, the marketing presentation and … [Read more...] about Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Eye Candy?
How these business names ever made it past the proofing stage at the printers is a mystery. These Unintentional Inappropriate Business Names Are Simply Too Much Starting a business is a dream come true for many, but this list proves that crucial decisions, like choosing a name, should be executed by professionals. Source: These Unintentional Inappropriate Business Names … [Read more...] about 30 Business Name Fails
A stray cat is a prime suspect in Japan for the attempted murder of an elderly woman. This one has the makings of a B Horror flick - sometimes the ruth is stranger than fiction. A Japanese police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat. Mayuko Matsumoto's daughter found her bleeding profusely from … [Read more...] about Stray Japanese feline suspected in attempted murder
I'm listening to the news this morning and they have a segment on a guy that Tweets what his dad says. After hearing a couple of his Tweets, I decided to check out the guys Twittering, and it was a riot. As someone who grew up with an "honery old fart" for a father (who's favorite saying was "full of shit and twice as honery"), I can see the appeal of this guys Tweets, so … [Read more...] about !*#&*!! My Dad Says
Sometimes, it doesn’t really need to be said … [Read more...] about Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious