Archives in Category: Technology

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Beethoven’s Birthday

Yesterday was the 245th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and Google honored him with one of its famous doodles.  This one showed an animated Beethoven taking some of his music to a concert hall.  Along the way he had

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Technology and Me

I must have done something terribly wrong to offend the Techno-Gods, because this last week has been fraught with all kinds of problems.  For starters, the server that hosts my website shut it down . . . twice.

It’s not

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Technology

If I had to characterize this past week, I’d say it was fraught with technical glitches.

First, my anti-virus program went down, leaving me feeling vulnerable to hackers.Next, the printer refused to talk with my laptop. There were no security

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Book Clubs

I belong to more than one book club; and, as it turns out, two of them met today: one in the morning at a local café and the other online this evening in the privacy of our respective homes.

I

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ATM

I needed money: For a Starbucks, some greeting cards, and other sundries.  So I drove my little car to the local ATM and prepared to go through the standard process.  Insert ATM card, provide PIN number, tell the machine the

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Carbots

I checked on Google®, and the term ‘carbots’ refers to an “action packed toy race car,” according to various websites. Perhaps something like the movie “The Incredibles.” They’re relatively unassuming at first glance but action packed when the situation demands.

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Paddington

I don’t know how it started, but a few days ago the movie “Paddington” came on the radar and went viral in our coffee group.

So this afternoon two friends and I saw movie, although none of us remembers reading

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Still Embracing Social Media

I am living in a cave in an obscure forest on an undiscovered island in the middle of some unnamed ocean when it comes to social media and its influence. In short, I’m adrift.

And no wonder.  LinkedIn has been

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Embracing Social Media

My friends all know I’m one of the last holdouts for signing on to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the rest of the social crawl that’s constant on today’s cell phones, tablets, and other devices.

My friends have also shared their

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Spam

Every time I post a new blog I check for spam on the back end of my website. From October 6 to October 8, the time lapse between recent blogs, I received 4986 spam messages. And my spam filter alerted

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