Posts Categorized: Technology

Save me from great ideas

Once again, those magnificent creative gods at Facebook have come up with new ideas. Ideas no one asked for, but, by golly, great ideas nonetheless. Save me from great ideas. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had a long-time feature running on my Facebook pages ever since the start of my Facebook “career”. This all began… Read more »

Don’t let outrage blind you

I know, I know. If you’re on the right, you’re all over the “secret society” FBI and its witch hunt against Donald Trump. And if you’re on the left, you’re incensed over the despotic decision to have a military “parade” for anything other than a victory at war. To both of you I say: don’t… Read more »

New year, new look?

Nah, despite what the picture shows, I don’t think that hairstyle is going to have the ladies flocking. If, for no other reason, I just don’t have that much hair. But I was thinking my first blog post in January should represent a new year, new look. I’m pretty turtle speed when it comes to… Read more »

How do I feel about 4K TV now?

Inevitably, when we purchase something, we lean towards reinforcing our decision. This attempt to fight off buyer’s remorse grows stronger as the purchase price goes higher. With technology, there is also the obsolescence factor. So, given my new home theater purchase, how do I feel about 4K TV now? I’ve been asked that question in… Read more »

Into the west

This post will not be as evocative as the haunting score or beautiful vocals by Annie Lennox. Nevertheless, I have my own saga to relate and, as it happens, it is my own “Into the west” tale. For you to understand the truly epic scope of this story, I must first set the stage for… Read more »

My home is turning into Skynet

Not really. Well, actually, not really, not really, but that’s not the point of today’s post. Still, bear with me and at the very end I’ll give you the reason that may be why my home is turning into Skynet. A number of recent posts have led to today’s post. The story is almost complete. Since… Read more »

That was quick

Welp, Comcast and I are on the outs again. Even given the tumultuous nature of our relationship, that was quick. As I’ve recently mentioned, I’ve been seriously looking into 4K TV’s. During the period between reviewing TV’s and buying one (more tomorrow), Comcast and I struck a deal. Mind you, it wasn’t my intention to… Read more »

You snooze, you gain

Circumstances. Always circumstances. Sometimes they teach you a lesson and sometimes they work to your benefit. And sometimes both. Case in point, when my latest outing to Best Buy taught me that if you snooze, you gain. How did this educational lesson begin? Well, there was the ruminating and hemming and hawing over buying a… Read more »

Isn’t this what I worked for?

The question is peculiar, “isn’t this what I worked for?” as it comes long after my “release” from my last job in the not-so-beloved Corporate America. I asked myself something akin to that query 7½ years ago as I was coming off my recent firing (laid off). Having taken a rare trip out of Florida… Read more »

Under my thumb

You probably haven’t noticed recently, but I’ve been having problems with my thumbs. Thumbnails, to be exact. And only with Facebook. My traditional method for posting my blog has been to publish it to three social media platforms. To do this, I use a WordPress (the blog program) app called “Jetpack”, which has many different functions…. Read more »