Archives in Category: Technology

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It Knows

I’ve had my cellphone for maybe two, three years; and I’m due for an upgrade on July 28.

I think my cellphone knows its days could be numbered, because it’s acting oddly.  For example, it doesn’t always ring when I

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New Skills

Now that I’m not fettered by a job I’ve decided there are some skills I should attempt to learn.  Some probably would have been helpful in the aforementioned job, but I never had the motivation then.  Now I do.  It’s

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Grammys

Last night I wasted three and a half hours watching the Grammys, the annual awards show for the music industry. I always thought the program was supposed to be about music. In fact last night’s host, LL Cool Jay, said

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Spam

I am always amazed at the emails in my spam folder.  It’s not the quantity of them.  That goes without saying. Or the content.  It runs the gamut. It’s really about the preposterous claims that truly mark them as spam.

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Stoplight

Earl and I were displaced to a local hotel three days ago when violent weather came through our area and knocked the power out in our condo development.  It was 3:15 PM on Sunday, November 17.

It didn’t look so

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Newspapers

It’s Sunday, which means we buy The Herald Palladium and The Chicago Tribune for our evening reading.  But what we’ve noticed of late is the paucity of news in both papers. Where once they were filled with various sections filled

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Making Space

I’m not usually a pack rat.  When you’ve moved as many times as I have (34), you learn what to keep and what to toss. I’m good at the tossing. Except . . .

I got this message a few

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The Morning After

No, I’m not talking about a colossal hangover here . . . but maybe I am.  Yesterday, Launch Day at my son’s Internet business didn’t go exactly at planned.

The site is beautiful, looks professional, and really is 2013 instead

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Lift-Off

Today, the company my son and his partner own launches a new website.  It’s been more than two years in the making; and in that time the economy hasn’t been particular good to them.  I don’t mean their personal finances;

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Going Offline

This is my final blog before my new page, “Potpourri,” appears next week. Between now and then, my tech people are working feverishly to make everything work smoothly. They’ve asked that I not gum the works by adding content right

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