One recent morning I laid in bed, half awake and half asleep, nary a thought in my head. All I knew was, I was warm and comfy and safe. Barely conscious, too. The sun danced on the wall. A breeze fluttered the curtains. It was mesmerizing. The outside world didn’t even exist. Until the shrill … Continue reading : schrödinger’s email :
Head’s up, boys and girls, I submitted another article to the New York Times. Now, it's time to seek shelter from the backlash of crushed hopes. The tingly thrill when the idea first presents itself is long gone. I get jazzed by ideas, even bad ones. New thoughts start parading around the old noggin, the … Continue reading : approach with caution :
By predictive text. I mean it, composing a simple email is nothing short of a wresting match thanks to that know-it-all twit. As soon as I start typing, suggestions and corrections pop up, completely derailing my train of thought. If I ignore them, I’m doomed. It interprets inaction as approval and changes everything. Typical and … Continue reading : I feel bullied :
No, not this, the face. Read the face. Pissed off is written all over it. How do they do that? How can one face say so damn much with two eyes, a nose, and a mouth? Seriously, where does it keep its pencil? It's been my experience that faces are bigger talkers than mouths. Trust … Continue reading : read this :
On Friday afternoon, September 20th, 2013, I reblogged a post. I don’t know how or why, but I know I reblogged because I got an email (and a tweet) telling me I had. So did you. Surprise! Except I hadn’t done any such thing, not intentionally. What I did was get a whatchamacallit, a smartphone … Continue reading : I’m warning you :
Really, how do you know? While this is often a topic of conversation, it's tough to know which spam is being discussed if you come in in the middle. Or if you like to eavesdrop. “Spam is killing me!" Bummer, which spam? Either one could be responsible. Hormel, maker of the tinned variety, has surrendered … Continue reading : spam? email or canned? :
We are an incredibly lazy bunch, are we not? We keep the TV remote within arm's length of the recliner. We drive climate-controlled, fully equipped, automatic everything cars. We don’t climb stairs, we take the elevator. Myself included. We don’t even go to the trouble of composing a simple, declarative email. Instead we send text … Continue reading Communication By Forwarding.
In light of recent shenanigans in DC, specifically those concerning the unfortunately named Mr. Weiner, perhaps now is a good time to brush up on the dangers of electronic data. Too many people are committing too much information to the Internet. None of us know as much as we should about the technology we use. … Continue reading Please Step Away From the “Send” Button: A Refresher.