Category Archives: technology

Facebook Changed, So I Did Too

I used to enjoy visiting to Facebook, to see what my friends were up to.  I’d see pictures of their kids, their pets, their vacation spots — and the occasional news article, opinion piece, or quote that they found interesting or inspiring. … Continue reading

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I am a Time Traveler

Yes, I am a time traveler. Picking a slice of history wasn’t easy, but a front row seat to the beginning of the technological age was irresistible.  I’m seeing personal computers, video, entertainment and communications evolve from clunky prototypes  into … Continue reading

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Penguin Games

I found myself escaping into Club Penguin for an inordinate amount of time over the last few days.  It’s the new game — Snow Card-Jitsu.   In the basic level, three penguins (yourself included) go for multiple rounds against up to … Continue reading

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The Illumination of Candles

I love the flickering light from candles at a romantic dinner. I love the glow from the big three-wick candles we light in winter, and the candles of the angel chimes that tell us that Christmas is coming. On Sundays, … Continue reading

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Self-service Doesn’t Smile

Self-service was the exciting new thing in the seventies. First, gas stations started to be self-serve — no more waiting for that slow-moving attendant. Then teller machines showed up outside the banks, and you could get cash whenever you wanted. … Continue reading

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QA in my Blood

Folks who test software are called “QA” in my corner of the world. QA. Quality Assurance. They’re meant to assure that the software has some acceptable level of quality before it ships. The definition of “acceptable” varies, depending on the … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

Anyone familiar with the Star Wars series will tell you that The Force has a dark side. The Force, for me, is the connectivity of the Internet, the way it brings people together, provides an outlet for news that might … Continue reading

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