If we decided to (and I’m not placing any bets) we could use the coming interconnectedness of things and the information that provides to first understand and then correct the ways we waste, pollute, and despoil the very basis of our existence. The “Internet of Things” holds as much promise as it does risk. Read more on the ecology of connected things at Life, the Universe et Cetera. Internet of Things as Ecosystem

Frankly, I have mostly not considered my iPad as a tool for accessing files from anywhere other than the web or occasionally a pdf or two from Dropbox to read on the plane. Apple apparently does not think this crucial need for road warriors is essential enough to provide such a tool in the built-in apps list.  So the prospects of finding, opening, editing, saving and later retrieving any given text, rich text, pdf or html page on my iPad has just not been …

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Geek-moment here. Move on if you’ve come for more snakes, vegetable glamor shots, or endearing stories of marital bliss. That, for another time. This is for that one soul out that suffering anguish for want of this solution. Outlining is the way I think and organize and brainstorm. I have used Checkvist, OmniOutliner, Ecco Pro, Circus Ponies Notebook, Fargo and other outliners over the past couple of years. And I’m here to tell you that, for most if not all outlining needs, I seem …

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Two years ago, I decided to end a decade of pain that visited me before I ever typed enough keystrokes to complete a blog post, email, twitter update or essay. I agreed to see a hand specialist for what is known as “basal joint arthritis” of my left hand. Maybe the hardest part of blocking out 8 to 10 weeks of post-surgical recovery I was told to expect was what to do about my obligations at the keyboard. Would I have to abandon my …

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  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 RESTORE from Time Machine. The 2008 hard drive has been spinning for much of its lifetime, and it is slowly losing its mind. Time has come for electroshock therapy. I dread it. So today, after the house is empty of guests for the first …

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