Category: Technology

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Turned Away

Imagine, hypothetically, that you are charged with receiving and processing donations to a charitable recycling store. Imagine also that you are short-staffed and overburdened. Donations are piled higher than you can reach, and you can no longer see the floor in the receiving bay. You make an executive […]

Eco-friendly Rain Barrel Drama

It began innocently enough.  I bought a rain barrel, recycled from its former life holding some undefined foodstuffs, so that I could support a charitable event. My city is celebrating its centennial with a series of water-themed events. This was to climax in a River of Light during […]

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When the Help page is no help

I signed on again with Match.com. I know, I know. I’ve said “never again” several times already, so I’m pretty much a lost cause, but I’m a slow learner. As before, I signed on with the most practical/affordable option, and I’m on the hook for a three month […]

It’s never enough, is it?

I have figured out what air miles are good for. They are very good for inspiring creative expletives. Years ago I realized I would never buy enough groceries to make my air miles worth anything of value. Nevertheless, they keep slowly adding up to the point where I […]

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Genius Mixes

iTunes does something that radio hosts used to do better; it creates a collection of music for you to listen to. They call it a genius mix, but their genius has a one-track mind. It’s fine if you like only one kind of music, but I like variety. […]

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Old Photos

Recently I was sorting through a box of miscellany and discovered a collection of a complete stranger’s family photos going back to about 1945. I volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity Restore, and we receive all sorts of things as donations. Although the focus is on reusable appliances, […]

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I need a teenager

I honestly never thought I would say this, but I think I need a teenager. Actually, I would like to have him or her permanently on hand to solve my technical problems. The rest of the time they would be conveniently absent. A few days ago I was […]