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
2003 Mazda Protege Air Intake Hose Adventure
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
How To Change 2003 Mazda Protege Inside Door Handle
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
Replace 2003 Mazda Protege Blower Motor Resistor
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
Borrowing Without Asking
If you grew up in the Bay Area in the 80's these iconic characters voiced by Pat McCormick in a series of one-minute public service announcements on KGO-TV and KTVU-TV. Targeted for children, they featured two puppets called Charley and Humphrey; Charley was a horse who wore a sea captain's hat, and Humphrey Hambone was a bulldog. … [Read more...] about Borrowing Without Asking
Not perpetual energy but interesting none the less
House Of The Rising Sun
The Animals "House Of The Rising Sun" on The Ed Sullivan Show A little throwback from October 18th, 1964 … [Read more...] about House Of The Rising Sun
Don’t Panic Facebook Users, You’re Not Dead!
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!
Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Eye Candy?
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?
30 Business Name Fails
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