Apr 052015
 
New Workspace

Over the past few weeks I have been more mindful of my health and the amount of time I spend just sitting. I could be sitting in front of a computer, in front of the video display providing entertainment, sitting in the car … etc. Yes, it is no longer a television, most don’t have [more]

Mar 312015
 

Today’s most awkward/frustrating moment, and there were lots to choose from, having coffee at Starbucks. I was at Starbucks sitting quietly with my laptop open, which has a collection of various adornments on it, at one of the larger tables. A person comes up and asks if he can sit at the the table. Being [more]

Feb 042015
 

As most of us have, I have provided my e-mail address to various companies when doing online shopping. These submittals often result in receiving promotional e-mails from the company. When I get a promotional e-mail I consider if I would like to continue to receive the information and whether or not I actually believe that [more]

Jan 022015
 

As the new year begins, I have been looking through some of my patronage. I am using the term broadly, it  includes Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, Bandcamp, direct subscriptions, and lump sum payments. It is an interesting dance that occurs in the Internet commerce age. There are multiple ways to purchase things currently, it can be done as a [more]

Nov 122014
 

As my faithful readers know, both of you based on my recent Google Analytics report, I believe in being nice. As the holidays (or is it Holidaze) are drawing closer I wanted to remind you about some posts I wrote previously. These are just some thoughts for the season. Also what happened to the US Thanksgiving Holiday? [more]

Oct 092014
 
It is time for Hockey!

Did I mention how happy I am it is NHL Hockey Season again? I am amazed at how much has changed in the my lifetime with regard to watching hockey. When I was younger, much younger when the NJ Devils were the Colorado Rockies, I watched NJ Rangers, Ny Islanders, and Philadelphia Flyer games on [more]

Aug 292014
 

I have been catching up on enjoyment reading recently. I recently read a few Cory Doctorow (I used the non-secure site as the link as it renders better) books and saw the line between reality and fiction blurring. I know that much of this interweaving is on purpose, but it got me thinking about a few [more]

Aug 272014
 

I have decided not to install Facebook Messenger on my portable electronic device/smart phone. The reason is different than one might expect. Yes, I do not like the terms of service as outlined many times on the web. From that came my decision not to use Facebook Messenger in general. The reason is fairly mundane [more]