Posts Categorized: Technology

Good guesser

I’m not a big fan of texting. Not because of the terrors of texters and their lack of awareness. This isn’t a diatribe about distracted drivers or pedestrians. Nope, I’m not a big fan of texting because I’m just not good at it. I never considered my fingers stubby before, but I have no fluency… Read more »

Quality control

Size does matter. I’m an Amazon convert. Although I have been doing mail order and online ordering for years without reservation, I tended to be dubious about Amazon, keeping more to the eBay’s of the world. This may have had something to do with my investing leanings, where I just couldn’t grasp the concept of… Read more »

Card to imagine

I don’t know if it’s a symptom or simply a coincidence. For the first time in many, many years, I’ve been left with a shortage of viable Mother’s Day cards. There are plenty of Mom’s day cards for Moms (and other family members), but fewer than ever for other Moms. And few, if any, of… Read more »

I give up

Forget it. Finito. It’s over. No mas. I’m done with the wave of the future. It came, I tried, I give up. An ever-increasing wave of technology has invaded our lives. I’m a gadget man. I am. But one gadget has exhausted my patience and capacity. E-readers. Spurred on both by the lower prices and… Read more »

Toothless

Technology is amazing. It seems as if there’s an endless game of “top this!” going on. There are so many advancements and changes it’s hard for anyone to keep up. During my meager shopping spree over the holidays (mostly clothes and some cheap blu-rays), I did pick up a couple of technology items. Nothing phantasmagorical… Read more »

Music drives me

Or, more accurately, music walks me, but that’s just not as sexy a title. In this case, though, music writes me, as I welcome you to a cornucopia of musically influenced random ramblings. Maestro, if you please… You cannot be Sirius! I’ve had XM Satellite Radio almost since its inception. Most of that was the… Read more »

Computer memory

I’m not one to wallow in nostalgia or sit around knocking on doors in my head for old memories. But, occasionally, I do succumb to the siren call of past delights. Sometimes it’s the re-reading of an old book. Other times, it might be pulling out the sketchbook to seek inspiration from long-ago drawings. There… Read more »

Bzzzz

Many times have I fallen in love with an electric razor only to have the breakup be one of pain and regret. Indeed, if I had as many divorces as I’ve had electric razors, I’d not even be able to afford a three-pack of disposables. So it is, like the woman you can never quite… Read more »

A mute point

I was certain nothing and no one in my household was going to be more glad that today marks the end of this horrific election. But I reckoned incorrectly, for I forgot about something. The mute button on my TV remote. Oh, my poor beleaguered mute button. For months upon months, I’ve abused that little… Read more »

Good grief, what a mess

Seven years. Seven years I’ve been manning this website and doing just fine as editor, writer, blogger, graphics designer, publisher, administrator and webmaster. Until Tuesday. After years of (mostly) trouble-free webmastering (look, ma, a new verb!) the website, I managed to destroy the whole site. Not just take it down, mind you, but vaporize it… Read more »