Category Archives: Technology

Computers and electronics

Brave New iWorld

My grandchildren have a new electronic toy. My daughter called it her iPhone. It seems in a moment of sheer insanity, she downloaded a free game for the girls, thinking it would keep them quiet in the doctor’s waiting room. … Continue reading

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Facebook Syndrome

Facebook is the most visited site on the internet. Over 2.80 billion people are regular users and half of them visit every day to post, network, socialize, or play games. Have you become addicted to Facebook? Can you really stop using Facebook … Continue reading

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Monitor Madness

There are many brilliant people employed in the invention, design, and manufacture and of household devices — unfortunately, none of them are ever involved with anything of mine. This week it was the computer monitor that died. It didn’t go … Continue reading

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Happy Online New Year

This is the time of the year when people make New Year’s Resolutions, resolving to change all things wrong in life and turn over a new leaf — to stop smoking, to lose weight, to clean closets, watch less television … Continue reading

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iPhone is Not for Dummies

“Open it.” He said, handing me a small box. It isn’t my birthday and it is too early for Christmas. The box had an apple with a bite out of it on front. Even I knew what that logo meant. … Continue reading

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A Shooting Spree

“Bang! Pow! Take that, you good for nothing box of bolts!” My friend Kathy tells a story about getting angry with her computer and shooting it. Kathy tells some wild tales and it is hard to know when it is … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time with AT&T

Thinking of changing network providers? This is my experience based on the 12-Step Program. Hopefully, your “improvement” will go more smoothly. Step 1 – Admit you are powerless over your cable company. What used to be a mere pittance for … Continue reading

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My, What Big Teeth You Have

Let’s get this straight right from the beginning, we are not talking about a tooth in someone’s mouth, we are talking about a Bluetooth in someone’s ear. If you think it sounds like some sort of deformity, you are probably … Continue reading

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The New Computer System

Our office is getting a new computer system. Those responsible, called “The Team,” are so proud of it you’d think they created a new solar system — in six days instead of seven. There hasn’t been so much hoop-la about … Continue reading

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A Star Lady is Hiding in the Car

Some time ago, I wrote a column about GPS, the global positioning system in cars. It’s a navigation system that can help you find your way from point to point by using an electronic mapping system – to explain for … Continue reading

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