Monthly Archives: August 2011

Meanwhile

Right after regaling you about why my blog is not about selling more books and only nominally about my writing, here’s a post that is about my lack of posts about my writing. If you’ve been to the Facebook page, there have been no more photos of the beach.  If you’ve been to the forum,… Read more »

Then what’s it for?

I had someone ask me the other day if my blog was helping me sell any books.  I paused a moment before replying and then, knowing what kind of response it would receive, I told him the blog wasn’t meant to sell any books.  Thus you have the titular comment for today’s post. This blog… Read more »

Today’s forecast: Fear!

I wanted to wait until after the 1 pm update to confirm that we are indeed facing our first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic tropics season.  Oh joy.  It’s the trade-off you get in Florida for the rights to twelve months of outdoor activity.  It’s the same trade off you get with tornados and amber… Read more »

Compute this!

Yeah, I got your user friendly right here. The new computer arrived about the time it was originally scheduled to ship (it’s like Scotty on Star Trek…tell ‘em it can’t be done for 3 days and have it done in an hour), which eased my mind because I thought it would arrive (typically) on the… Read more »

The Trip – Part 2

Our regular posting was delayed due to the new computer; we’ll get to that adventure in a rare Saturday blog.  For now, we finish off the tale of the Keys trip. As expected, when I arrived to pick up Dad at 4:30 am, he had more stuff with him than we had talked about.   I… Read more »

The Trip – Part 1

Tomorrow, I will be driving my Dad, my two nieces and their shared girlfriend down to the Keys for some fishing and snorkeling.  This promises to be a memorable trip, if but for the passengers along for the ride. Dad, as befits an active octogenarian, has definite opinions about how people should be driving, acting… Read more »

Bugged by the heat

I’m not a big fan of bugs in the house. This is probably not a particularly unique attitude, but it has a tendency to be discussed more than I would imagine for some reason.  The subject came up again last week when I was visiting a friend and her (just about) 3-month old boy. She… Read more »

Aritificial intelligence?

This is not a fantasy.  This is not a tale of make believe.  What follows is real life; a depiction so eerie, so terrifying that you may have trouble sleeping peacefully tonight.  Read on, if you will, but beware, for you may feel a presence surrounding you that you were yet unawares… They know.  That’s… Read more »

Computer age

How do you measure a computer’s life?  Is it in “dog years”, where each one is really seven?  Is it even a measurable item or does it change for every new chip or circuitry breakthrough? It’s frustrating, for sure. In my continuing quest to polish off my trailer, my biggest snag has been the voiceover… Read more »

Teach your children well

What the hey, why not end the week with another song-inspired headline? A friend and I have been working on and off for the past year at developing the skeleton of a training program/class/seminar on Financial Literacy. The subject is one we both find critically important.  Given the startling level of personal debt in this… Read more »