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Heather’s First Day of School

They grow so fast.

By |September 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Extraaaa lettersssss. Do I need to get my “Members Only” jacket down from the attic?

I predict that some of our current text message will go the way of our 1980’s “Members Only” jackets.   OK, maybe it’s just something I hope will happen.  In particular, I’d like to make a plea to stop using extra letters.  Please?

If you don’t know what a “Members Only” jacket is, you are probably of an age that makes […]

By |August 15th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments

Apple: More Cash than the USA, More Value than Exxon/Mobil. Part cool, part scary.

There are some headlines that make you stop and ponder for a minute.  This was certainly one.

As of last week, the creators of the Macintosh computer, the iMac, iPhone, the iPod, the iPad…the iEverything, had more cash on hand than the United States of America.    No kidding.

Then today, for a few hours, they passed Exxon/Mobil as the world’s most […]

By |August 10th, 2011|Economics, Technology|0 Comments

McBlackBelts? It’s an honor, not a Happy Meal.

A while back I was working at a studio and a boy approached me, pointed to me, and said, “Ha, ha!  I’m a higher belt than you.  I’m a black belt.  You’re only a red belt.”  The boy was 7, and as it happens, a 2nd degree black belt.  His 6 year old sister was about to test for her […]

By |August 1st, 2011|Education, Kung Fu|0 Comments

Newtown Schools to Implement Angry Birds Course

“The students were playing it all the time in the cafeteria on their smart phones.  As a former science teacher and computer programmer, this just seemed like a natural progression,” said Newtown High School’s Principal.  The principal, himself a physicist, said he was compelled by the physics applications that are so integral to the game.

This has led to the development […]

By |July 29th, 2011|Education, Technology|0 Comments

The end of the OS…entirely

In about 10 years, the question of “Mac or PC” won’t matter.  Our days of competing operating systems are nearing their end.

Every now and again I’m asked to help a friend or family member on a new computer purchase.  I’ll tell them what I’ll tell you right now…I’m biased.  I’m a Mac guy, and have been since the 80s.  I’m […]

By |July 25th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments