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With images! Twelve days ago I wrote about my beard growth and included a photo. When I posted it, not only did the photo NOT appear but I noticed that ALL my post photos from the past were also not showing. They were in the media library, right where they should be, but weren’t posting. […]

You know that thing you say you’ll never do? And then how you feel when you do it? That was me yesterday afternoon. Don’t be like me; prepare yourself for the inevitable. While I’ve been deployed to Puerto Rico I have been “Ubering” back and forth from the hotel to the office. It’s much more […]

Best Buy announced recently that they would stop selling music CDs in all of its stores by July of this year, while Target is considering moving to a consignment only deal for any music CDs it sells. The news has a lot of people asking if music CDs will be no more. When I heard […]

Last night before bed I scheduled my post about the anniversary of The Family Circus comic strip to post just after midnight and went to sleep. I awoke this morning and wanted to check my overnight stats, but when I tried to log in I found that my blog was hacked. Someone changed my login […]

I’m currently reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs that I bought and had autographed by Mr. Isaacson at the Austin Book Festival this past November.  The man’s life was complicated and the story is mesmerizing…or maybe his life was also mesmerizing. In any case, I am enjoying the look at the dichotomy of art […]

The New Yorker “Playdate” Cover

Monday , 22, June 2015 Comments Off on The New Yorker “Playdate” Cover

The cover of today’s New Yorker magazine features the theme of a modern-day playdate where two girls are in the same room playing “Minecraft” with each other on their separate devices. My middle granddaughter, Heather, is a big fan of the game and so I immediately wondered if this is how she plays it with […]

My iPhone Wallpaper

Friday , 1, May 2015 Comments Off on My iPhone Wallpaper

A few weeks ago, one of the members of a Facebook Comic Book Collecting group I’m a member of asked us to post a screen capture of our mobile phone wallpaper. All of those posted, of course, had some tie-in to comic books, comic book movies, characters, etc. Mine, obviously, was this character. What’s your […]

I enjoy the Lifehacker website. They have a wide variety of tech and non-tech pointers that help streamline your life. I make heavy use of their RSS feed in my Feedly reader to keep up with all the good stuff they make available. One of my favorite features of the site is when they have […]

My maternal grandfather was color blind. He could only see shades of gray. Life for him was like the black & white TV of my youth. It did no good to describe colors to him; how could it? You can’t picture something you’ve never seen. To say “The sky is a beautiful blue today.” to […]

Are We In Danger Of Losing Our Digital Memories?

Friday , 20, February 2015 Comments Off on Are We In Danger Of Losing Our Digital Memories?

Last week the “father of the Internet” (no, not Al Gore), Vint Cerf, sounded an alarm about the preservation of digital information, specifically our personal writings and photographic memories, but also government records. His concern is not the disappearance of the actual digital files, but rather the presence of a software program designed to read, […]