Archives in Category: Technology

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Self-Promotion

It is the age of self-promotion; and I have joined the ranks of those who take selfies, flaunt their accomplishments on Facebook, and brag about their wonderful lives.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not an advocate.  In fact, I’d rather

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Customer Service

I am confused with the twenty-first century’s take on customer service. It seems to be an approach-avoidance kind of thing.

First, the approach. Nowadays if one has a face-to-face communication with a server or a clerk or a barista, there

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Strange

This time last year I was working at Fred Flare, the online retail store my son and his partner owned.  And I was working with my assistant, E.

She arrived at our home today, just as she has every year

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Spam

I’ve been experimenting with my blog this August.  Have committed to posting every day to see if that increases my site traffic.

I really don’t care, since I blog for my own satisfaction.  But I also want to get some

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Clocking In

I usually re-set all the clocks in our home twice a year, when we move into Daylight Savings Time and when we move out again. But I can’t wait.  The clocks have minds of their own, and I’m frustrated.

We

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Note to Self

Never, ever again attempt to update internet providers, telephone companies, television programming, cellphone usage and a computer with 87 viruses (Yes, that’s what caused Earl’s computer to crash this morning) all in the same week.  Even when you’ve done your

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Bundling

I have finally succumbed to the concept of “bundling,” that process by which you have one provider for as many of your communication needs as possible. In theory, the service for your cell phone, landline (for those who are still

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Losing Beethoven

I don’t know how it happened, but my Sirius radio channels are mixed up. Earl claims he had nothing to do with this.  They were fine on our Milwaukee trip last weekend, but somewhere between then and now a gremlin

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On the Grid

At exactly 6:35 PM last night power was restored to our humble abode.  We had heard that it could be another two to four days.  So when the lights came on, it was unexpected.  I was watering flowers, and Earl

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Fourth of July

Earl and I are sitting in a café charging our various electronic devices and using the free WiFi, since we are still without power at home.

I’m feeling a kinship to those who signed the Declaration of Independence 240 years

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