Category Computing

Computer Carrion: My Hard Drive

  Another iPhone wildlife photo op on my forced march to town last week, and appropriate ominous bird of the dead for a morning when I dread what it is I have to do: Reformat my MacPro hard drive and…

The Day the Internet Died

I was really kind of dumbfounded back a couple of years ago when nobody I talked to knew about or really cared about or saw the implications of Stuxnet; nor have they cared about the even more sophisticated versions that…

Did You Never Note EverNote?

Maybe I’m “differently gifted” (the new PC for intellectually challenged) and just need more memory support than your average bear. I continue to be amazed at how necessary info-storage and retrieval has been for me for the past decade, especially,…

I Heart My iPhone

I don’t have an iPhone. Yet. I’m #5 in line when they arrive in a week or two following the October 4 Grand Unveiling that looms as large as the Second Coming to True Believers. It’s true I’ve become a…

DM: Our Kids r watch’g

Image by fred1st via Flickr Our kids are watching us, and their world becomes increasingly un-natural and lived indoors–like the grownups. Have we reached the tipping point beyond which technology dictates our behavior? We adults have always been the models…

Google Earth Sick Beta

Image by fred1st via Flickr Good news! Google Earth 6 has some really cool street level graphics. And it is available for the Mac! It even has 3D trees, so I assume that those cameras on moving cars that made…

Freed Speech

I don’t know why I did not think of this before. I have owned the Mac version of Dragon Dictate for almost 2 years, and the professional level microphone—the Blue Microphone Yeti—for least a year. I’ve been frustrated by the…

Don’t Go There: Dogs and Digital Rabbit Holes

I’m gathering sources now about how using the Internet impacts our ability to focus, complete tasks, and think about and within the real world. Somewhere down a rabbit hole while briefly focused at the beginning of this journey, I second-guessed…

YouTubation

I’m moving my way up quite a few learning curves (when you aren’t, you’re dead!) and have uploaded a slideshow to YouTube.  You can see it here, 9 minutes, 70 images. (Permanent link in left sidebar.) It consists of the…

Thursday Jots ~ 20 Nov 08

Did I get the day right this time, Doug? We have a short-hand in documentation of a patient’s state of with-it-ness: A + O x 3. I’m not always: alert and oriented to place, person and time. Today, maybe. Speaking…